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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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SPALDING’S HISTORY OF BASEBALL

SPALDING, Albert G. America's National Game. New York, 1911.

First edition of this essential baseball history, with over 100 full-page illustrations and four fold-out plates (two printed on both sides), including panoramic views of the Polo Grounds, Shibe Park, Comiskey Park and Forbes Field. $2800.

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THE DIMAGGIO ALBUMS, ONE OF 700 SETS SIGNED BY DIMAGGIO

DIMAGGIO, Joe. DiMaggio Albums. New York, 1989. Two volumes.

Signed limited first edition, number 491 of 700 sets signed by DiMaggio on the limitation page in Volume I, an exceptional copy. $2200.

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“THE FIRST BASEBALL GUIDE PUBLISHED FOR COMMERCIAL SALE”

(BASEBALL) CHADWICK, Henry, ed. Dime Baseball Player for 1872. New York, 1872.

Rare 1872 edition of Beadle’s Dime Base Ball Player, with professional club records and statistics for the year 1871, baseball history, instruction and the “new rules adopted.” $1850.

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“THE FIRST NOVEL DEVOTED EXCLUSIVELY TO BASEBALL”

BROOKS, Noah. Our Base Ball Club and How It Won the Championship. New York, 1884.

First edition, with an introduction by A.G. Spalding and ten full-page wood-engraved illustrations, including frontispiece, in gilt-stamped pictorial cloth. $1850.

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“STRIKE OUT DISCRIMINATION IN BASEBALL!”

(BLACK AMERICANA) AMERICAN LABOR PARTY. Protest flyer. Bronx County, 1953.

Original flyer from a 1953 demonstration held outside of Yankee Stadium held to protest management’s refusal to integrate the New York Yankees, accompanied by a contemporary magazine containing a lengthy story on the issue. $1800.

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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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“THE MOST SHADOWY PLAYER IN THE HISTORY OF BASEBALL”

(BERG, Morris “Moe”) BERG, Moe. Selections from American Poetry. Boston, 1915.

American literature textbook belonging to major league baseball player and OSS spy Moe Berg, “the one person qualified to sneak into Europe to determine the likelihood of a German A-bomb,” signed by him multiple times. $1600.

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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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