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FIRST EDITION OF ATHLETIC SPORTS, WITH OVER 400 PAGES ON BASEBALL

PALMER, Harry Clay, et al. Athletic Sports in America, England, and Australia. Philadelphia, 1889.

First edition of this comprehensive survey of the sports of England, Australia and America, richly illustrated with four chromolithographic plates, 39 photographic plates, and numerous in-text illustrations. $3000.

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“BUT THERE IS NO JOY IN MUDVILLE—MIGHTY CASEY HAS STRUCK OUT”

THAYER, Ernest. Casey at the Bat IN: A Treasury of Humorous Poetry. Boston, 1902.

First edition, first state of this anthology of humorous poetry, containing the first book publication of “Casey at the Bat,” with numerous full-page illustrations. $1800.

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OWNED AND ANNOTATED BY MAJOR LEAGUE BALLPLAYER AND O.S.S. SPY MOE BERG

(BERG, Morris “Moe”) OKAKURA, Yoshisaburo. The Japanese Spirit. New York, 1905.

First edition of these lectures on Japanese history and culture, the copy belonging to major league baseball player and O.S.S. officer Morris “Moe” Berg, with his ownership stamps and extensive pencil markings, signed also by his sister. $1600.

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FROM “SPARKY” ADAMS TO TOM ZACHARY

JOHNSON, Harold (Speed). Who"s Who in Major League Baseball. Chicago, 1933.

First edition, containing sepia half-tone portraits, “intimate biographical sketches” and up-to-date statistics for all the then-current major leaguers, as well as various executives, coaches and baseball immortals. $1500.

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“I WOULD AS SOON BE KILLED ON A BASEBALL FIELD AS ANYWHERE ELSE”

JOHNSON, Harry (“Steamboat”). Standing the Gaff. Nashville, 1935.

First edition of the first book-length life of an umpire, illustrated with five photographs, inscribed, “Best Wishes to Jack Hessen from “Steamboat” Johnson, Umpire, Southern League.” $1100.

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"SEAVER AND THE 1969 METS DEFINED WHAT WAS POSSIBLE. NOT JUST FOR A YEAR, BUT FOR AN ETERNITY"

(TOM SEAVER). Shea 1964-2008. Baltimore, 2008.

Limited edition of a wonderfully illustrated tribute to the Mets and Shea, number 261 of 3000 copies, an exceptional association copy boldly signed on the cover by Tom Seaver—"the thinking man’s pitcher"—who led the Mets to victory in the 1969 World Series in a career that defined the Mets as "Patron Saints of Possibility." $900.

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