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The Picture History of the Boston Red Sox by Sullivan, George

U.S.A.: Bobbs-Merrill, 1979. This pictorial history book has been signed by the following former Red Sox players: Jim Lonborg, Jose Santiago, Bill Monbouquette, Bernie Carbo, and Billy Conigliaro. The book itself is in Very Good condition and the dust jac...

From The Country Bookshop


THE NATURAL by Malamud, Bernard

Garden City: International Collectors Library First ICL edition. Publication date unspecified. Originally published by Harcourt Brace in 1952. Issued unsigned; this copy is signed by Malamud on the half-title page. Faux leather-covered boards with gilt st...

From Revere Books, ABAA & IOBA


Richter's History and Records of Base Ball: The American Nation's Chief Sport by RICHTER, Francis C

Philadelphia: Francis C. Richter, 1914. Hardcover. Near Fine. First edition. 306 pp. Copiously illustrated from photographs. Slight soiling on the boards and a little edgewear, still a near fine copy of a very important baseball book. As a writer and as...

From Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA


America's National Game by AULICK, W.W

[No place]: W.W. Aulick and R.J. Bodmer, 1912. Softcover. Very Good. First edition. Tall octavo. [100]pp. Illustrated. Wrappers illustrated by C.M. Klump. Considerable erosion at the spine ends, some small chips and tears, as well as some age-toning on ...

From Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA


Only the Ball Was White (Jackie Robinson's Copy) by Robert W. Peterson

Englewood Cliifs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1970. First Edition. Cloth. Collectible; Fine/Fine. An historic, very important ASSOCIATION copy, BELONGING TO JACKIE ROBINSON! LAID-IN IS AN IMMACULATE PRENTICE-HALL REVIEW SLIP, ADDRESSED TO JACKIE ROBINSON...

From Appledore Books, ABAA


Baseball by Crane, Newton

London: George Bell & Sons, York Street, Covent Garden, 1891. First edition. [8], 103 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Gray cloth, stamped in black, endpapers with ads, and 4 extra pp. of ads at front and back, for Spaulding, Draper and Maynard. Very good copy of an ex...

From James Cummins Bookseller


Frank Howard: The Gentle Giant by Hirshberg, Albert; [Frank Howard]

New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1973 First printing of the first edition. Putnam's Sports Shelf Biography series. Frontispiece portrait drawing of Frank Howard, 190pp., with index. Frank Howard was the National League's Rookie of the Year in 1960. Book and...

From Idler Fine Books


Faithful - Signed and Inscribed by both authors by Stephen King, Stewart O'Nan

Scribner, NY, 2004, 412 pgs. First/First in Near Fine/Fine condition with some uniform toning to pgs. Otherwise book is tight, square, clean and unclipped with intact price. Both Stephen King and Stewart O'Nan have Signed and inscribed on the title page. ...

From TLM Books


[Original Team Portrait Photograph of an African-American Baseball Team]: Grace Presbyterian Base Ball Team Champions Presbyterian Brotherhood League Season 1911 by WEBB, H.T

[Chicago]: H.T. Webb, 32 S. Clark St, 1911. Unbound. Near Fine. Mammoth plate silver gelatin portrait photograph. Image size approximately 19" x 14.5" on a 22" x 19" thick card mount. Hand captioned beneath the image: "Grace Pre...

From Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA


Shoeless Joe by Kinsella, W.P

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1982. First U.S. Edition. Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket with a 1/2" closed tear. Filmed as A FIELD OF DREAMS, starring Kevin Costner. Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship Award winner.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very...

From Dale Steffey Books


Spalding's Base Ball Guide and Official League Book for 1894 by Spalding, Albert G

NY: American Sports Publishing Co., 1894. Original March 1894 issue - not the reprint. Published NY: American Sports Publishing Co., 1894. (Vol.2, No. 19, March 1894). 12mo. wrappers, 4 1/4" x 6 1/2." 192 pp. Rear cover lacking, front cover has ...

From The Wild Muse


Spalding’s official Athletic library baseball guide. 1916 by American Sports Pub

1916 Spalding Baseball Guide BABE RUTH Ty Cobb Rogers Hornsby Red Sox Yankees Spalding 'Official Baseball Guides' are some of the most popular early 20th-century baseball memorabilia on the market. Spalding published a yearly baseball guide that included...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


THE MICK by MANTLE, Mickey (with GLUCK, Herb)

Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1985. First Edition. Hardcover. Very mild edgewear. About Fine without dustwrapper, as issued. Illustrated with photographs of the Hall of Famer. This is the special Limited Edition, bound differently from the...

From Charles Agvent


Base-Ball: How to Become a Player, with the Origin, History, and Explanation of the Game by WARD, John Montgomery

Philadelphia: The Athletic Publishing Company, 1888. Hardcover. Near Fine. First edition, wrappered issue. 149pp. Bound in black cloth covers with the wrappers bound in. A couple of old professional paper repairs, slight wear, a near fine copy. Ward was...

From Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA


Odds and Ends. Vol. 1, Nos. 2 & 3

Mattoon, Illinois: F.L. Horn, 1878. Unbound. Near Fine. One quarto leaf folded to make four pages, apparently paginated with the previous issue: [1], 6-8pp. A small stain on the first page, else fine. An "amateur" newspaper. On page seven (the...

From Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA


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