101
Ruth, George Herman ("Babe")
BABE RUTH'S OWN BOOK OF BASEBALL. NEW YORK & LONDON: G. P. PUTNAM'S SONS, 1928
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 17,500 USD (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)
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101
Ruth, George Herman ("Babe")
BABE RUTH'S OWN BOOK OF BASEBALL. NEW YORK & LONDON: G. P. PUTNAM'S SONS, 1928
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 17,500 USD (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)
JUMP TO LOT

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Ruth, George Herman ("Babe")
BABE RUTH'S OWN BOOK OF BASEBALL. NEW YORK & LONDON: G. P. PUTNAM'S SONS, 1928
8vo. Photographic frontispiece of Ruth, 30 photographic illustrations; a few marginal stains. Publisher's blue cloth gilt, photographic endpapers of Yankee Stadium; spine faded, extremities rubbed, hinges slightly cracking.
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Provenance

"JSR James" (contemporary signature on front free endpaper. James was evidently a knowledgeable fan and has corrected or questioned Ruth's text in several neat marginalia. He also commented on several of the photo captions: for example, the caption for the photo facing page 240 described how Ty Cobb avoided the tag of the Detroit Tigers'  Charlie Gehringer. James notes, however, "Gehringer, a second baseman, was not left handed—Cobb is sliding back to first. First baseman is probably Lou Blue." Even Homer nods, though; the accepted diminutive of Luzerne Blue's first name was Lu.)

Catalogue Note

First edition, limited issue, number 125 of 1,000 copies signed by Ruth ("'Babe' Ruth") on the limitation page. A fine example of Ruth's signature.

The Maurice Neville Collection of Modern Literature (Part III)

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