FOOTBALL AND BOXING | Knute Rockne, Jack Dempsey, and Gene Tunney
The Passion of American Collectors: Property of Barbara and Ira Lipman
FOOTBALL AND BOXING
3 books by and about Knute Rockne, and a print of the Dempsey-Tunney championship
Knute Rockne. The Four Winners: the Head, the Hands, the Foot, the Ball. New York: Deven-Adair, (1925). Frontispiece. Publisher's pictorial orange cloth. Signed by Rockne on the front free endpaper. First edition. — The Autobiography of Knute K. Rockne. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, (1931). Frontispiece. Publisher's blue cloth. First edition. — Harry A. Stuhldreher. Knute Rockne All American. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (ca. 1940). Publisher's blue cloth, pictorial dust-jacket. — A framed reproduction of a painting by Gustav Rehberger of the Jack Dempsey-Gene Tunney "Long Count" heavyweight championship fight held at Soldier Field, Chicago, 22 September 1927, signed in the lower margin by Tunney and Dempsey. No. 1089 of 1500 copies.
Together 3 volumes, 8vo, and a framed print (420 x 513 mm). Some rubbing and fading to books; Stuhldreher very browned, jacket chipped.
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