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1940s-1960s Baseball Hardbound Books with Dust Jackets (30) - Most are First Editions

Lot Number 462

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Prior to the boom of television and subsequent electronic media outlets, the printed word was gospel. Daily newspaper reports were a primary source for sports minutiae and, for lengthier accounts, curling up with a good book was common. These (30) vintage hardcover editions were published during the 1940s-1960s. The well-kept volumes include original dust jackets and present fabulously, as many are first-edition examples! Includes:

 

A Day On The Bleachers by Arnold Hano (1955, Thomas Crowell Company, New York)

Baseball For Everyone by Joe DiMaggio (1948, Whittlesey House, New York, Toronto)

Baseball’s Greatest Drama: World Series History 1903-1942 by Joseph Krueger (1943 Second Edition, Classic Publishing, Milwaukee)

Eight Men Out by Eliot Asinof (1963, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York/Chicago/San Francisco)

How To Watch A Baseball Game by Fred Schwed (1957, Harper & Brothers, New York)

It’s Good To Be Alive by Roy Campanella (1959, Little, Brown and Co., Boston/Toronto)

Lou Gehrig: The Iron Horse Of Baseball by Richard Hubler (1941, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston)

Lou Gehrig: Pride Of The Yankees by Paul Gallico (1942, Grosset & Dunlap, New York

Sports of the Times by Arthur Daley (1959, E.P. Dutton & Co., New York)

The Babe Ruth Story by Babe Ruth and Bob Considine (1949, E.P. Dutton & Co., New York); handwritten notation on fly leaf

The Boston Braves by Harold Kaese (1948, GP Putnam’s Sons, New York)

The Boston Red Sox by Frederick Lieb (1947, GP Putnam’s Sons, New York)

The Boston Red Sox by Tom Meany (1956, A.S. Barnes and Company, New York)

The Chicago Cubs by Warren Brown (1946, GP Putnam’s Sons, New York)

The Chicago White Sox by Warren Brown (1952, GP Putnam’s Sons, New York)

The Cincinnati Reds by Lee Allen (1948, GP Putnam’s Sons, New York)

The Cleveland Indians by Franklin Lewis (1949, GP Putnam’s Sons, New York)

The Detroit Tigers by Frederick Lieb (1946, GP Putnam’s Sons, New York)

The Kansas City Athletics by Ernest Mehl (1956, Henry Holt and Company, New York)

The New York Giants by Frank Graham (1952, GP Putnam’s Sons, New York)

The Philadelphia Phillies by Frederick Lieb and Stan Baumgartner (1953, GP Putnam’s Sons, New York)

The Pittsburgh Pirates by Frederick Lieb (1948, GP Putnam’s Sons, New York)

The Real McGraw by Blanche McGraw (1953, David McKay Co., New York)

The St. Louis Cardinals: The Story of a Great Baseball Club by Frederick Lieb (1944, GP Putnam’s Sons, New York)

The Story of the World Series by Frederick Lieb (1949, GP Putnam’s Sons, New York)

The Story of the World Series (New Revised Edition) by Frederick Lieb (1965, GP Putnam’s Sons, New York)

Umpiring From The Inside by Billy Evans (1947); front cover loose at spine, fly leaf detached)

The Washington Senators by Shirley Povich (1954, GP Putnam’s Sons, New York)

The Whiz Kids by Harry Paxton (1950, David McKay Co., New York)

You Can’t Steal First Base by Jimmie Dykes and Charles Dexter (1967, L.B. Lippincott, Philadelphia/New York)



 
 
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