New York: Appleton, 1930. Frontis. plus three black & white plates by A. O. Scott. vi + 273pp., 8vo, orange cloth, d.w.; edges heavily spotted, dust wrapper worn and torn. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1930. A very good copy in a good dust wrapper.
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New York: Century, 1900. Illustrated. xiii + 298 pages. 8vo, tan cloth; spine quite darkened and ends worn, brief inscription on front free endpaper. New York: The Century Co., 1900. New and Revised edition. A very good(-) copy.
New York: Doubleday, 1999. Illustrated in color. 275pp. 8vo, green boards, d.w. New York: Doubleday, (1999). First edition. A fine copy in a near fine dust wrapper.
Associated American Artists, 1938. View. Black and white lithograph. Image measures 9 7/8" x 13 15/16". Upclose view of the careening bodies mid-tackle at a football game (catalogue number C-31, unknown edition, proofs only.) Stone is dated and signed "JSG". Signature and edition number (5) in pencil. Additional penciled "John Curry" at lower left. This print is related to several black crayon and oil sketches of similar subject matter, also from 1938. John Steuart Curry (1897-1946) was an American Regionalist...
Foreword by Pete Rozelle. Profusely illus. throughout, many with folding illus., 382pp., 4to, cloth, d.w.; light edgewear. New York: Simon and Schuster, (1990). Very good with a good d.w.
New York: 1935. Yearbook for the James Madison High School Senior Class, Volume XIX, boldly signed in fountain pen on page 26 next to his image and short bio. He is described as "City champion football and track star. However, knowing he was graduating and knowing he was training for the 1936 Berlin Olympics, the school dedicated three-quarters of page 114 to heralding his accomplishments, in small part: "...Marty is the greatest runner ever to put shoes on...He holds the...
South Bend, IN: 1934. 1 page, 10.5 x 7.25 inches, South Bend, Indiana, October 30, 1934. Written to journalist James Hollister, editor of the Evening Eagle, in part: "How graciously you write concerning those who are privileged to make your acquaintance!...Out of experiences of three score years, I can truthfully say that even when we do not merit the depth of the kindly things said or written concerning us, we really do find renewed strength to carry on in activities...
Washington: 1927. 1 page, 9 x 7 inches, written on "Secretary of Commerce" letterhead, Washington, November 22, 1927. In part: "...I expect to be in New York for the football game on Saturday but must return to Washington the same evening..." Very good condition.
1955. 10 x 8 inches, no place, no date, circa 1955. This black-and-white image shows Kerr in priest attire and is inscribed: "Msgr. George V. Kerr" on the upper left. Small crease at the top right corner; very good condition. Roman Catholic Chaplain of the Massachusetts House of Representatives best known as a former Boston College All-American football player. He played guard on the famous Boston College squad which came up from behind to win, 19 - 13, over Tennessee in the 1941 Sugar Bowl.
Roxbury, MA: 1959. 1 page on "Saint Francis De Sales Church" letterhead, 7.25 x 5 inches, Roxbury, Massachusetts, November 16, 1959. In this letter, Kerr complies with a request for his autograph, in part: "...It is a high honor indeed to be a member of that treasured collection. Please keep me and my work in your prayers and may health, happiness, and blessings ever be with you and yours..." Near fine. Roman Catholic Chaplain of the Massachusetts House of Representatives...
New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1987. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs. 302 pages, 8vo, blue cloth-backed boards, dust wrapper (slight foxing). New York: Henry Holt and Company, (1987). First edition. Very good(+) condition. Inscribed on the half-title page: "to Leon Uris, with many thanks for your friendly conversation and your very kind remarks, and with best wishes to you and your favorite football team. Russell Martin."
New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1973. Illustrated throughout with b/w & color photos. 256 pages, 4to, cloth, dust wrapper. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, (1973). A fine copy in a very good dust wrapper.
1980. 10 x 8 inches, no place, no date, circa 1980 -- a black-and-white photo likely signed as Commissioner: "To Emile, Pete Rozelle." Fine condition. Innovative Commissioner of the National Football League, who oversaw the merging of the A.F.L. and the N.F.L. into one of the greatest sports enterprises in history.
Hartford: The Case, Lockwood & Brainard, 1893. Illustrated with diagrams and explanations for 69 plays. 12mo, 274 pages, gilt decorated blue cloth, lightly rubbed at the extremities and minimal buckling on cloth. Hartford: The Case, Lockwood & Brainard, 1893. Very good (+). Scarce. Stagg and Williams' book was the first to include diagrams and explanations of plays for coaches and teams and is considered one of the Founding Documents of the American game. Amos Alonzo Stagg played football at Yale...
1990. Outstanding color photograph measuring 10 x 8 inches, showing Unitas kneeling and leaning on his football helmet. Taken in the early 1960s, but likely signed much later -- circa 1990. Fine condition.