Sidney Press, 1991. Illustrated throughout in black & white by Peter Arnell. Slim 4to, white cloth, slightly edge-worn d.w. (tear near spine). (Sidney Press, 1991). First edition. A near fine copy in a very good dust wrapper. Scarce. Includes portraits of Craig Alday, James P. Bacon, Dina Badami, Wesley Barnett, Nancy Bell, Nicole Bobek, Patrick Brown, Elaine Cheris, Gregg Curtis, Scott Davis, Oscar de la Hoya, Larry Donald, Robert Duncan Douglas, Eric Hansen, Erin Hartwell, Mark Henry, Naomi Hewitt-Couturier, Richard...
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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...
1942. 7 x 5.5 inches, no place, Janury 15, 1942. Vintage, sepia-toned photograph inscribed by the gold medal-winning figure skater and film actress: "To Virginia, Good Luck! Sonja Henie." This portrait shows Henie flashing a radiant smile and wearing a beaded blouse and ornate headpiece. Inscribed in blue ink in the lower right corner. Fine condition.
1996. 10.5 x 7.75-inch color photo of Lewis standing triumphantly after winning a medal at the Olympics -- no place, no date, circa 1996. Triple-matted in red, blue, and white and set in a gold and black frame measuring 18 x 15.5 inches. Fine condition. American track and field athlete, who won 10 Olympic medals.
1985. Striking action shot of the Olympic diver in mid-air -- 11.5 x 7.5 inches, no place, no date, circa 1985. Inscribed in the lower right corner against the sky-blue background: "Chris Believe in yourself! Greg Louganis." Double-matted in black and cream with a black frame measuring 19.75 x 15.75 inches. Fine condition.
1985. Striking action shot of the Olympic diver plunging into the water with perfect form -- 11.5 x 7.75 inches, no place, no date, circa 1985. Inscribed on the left side with excellent contrast against the blue background: "Chris Believe in yourself! Greg Louganis." Double-matted in black and cream with a burgundy wood frame measuring 19.75 x 15.75 inches. Fine condition.
1970. 9 x 7.75-inch color head shot of the First Lady, no place, no date, circa 1970. Signed "Patricia Nixon" in the white margin at the bottom. Double-matted in two-toned tan and set in a gold frame measuring 13.5 x 12.25 inches. Fine condition. Wife of President Richard Nixon; served as First Lady of the United States from 1969-1974.
Los Angeles: 1968. Autographed first day Olympic Trial Covers signed in full by several athletes who went on to participate in the 1968 Summer Games in Mexico City. Each Trial Cover contains a black shadow figure engaging in the participant's sport as well as the athlete's signature. Signatures include George Foreman (boxing), Deborah Meyer (swimming), Spencer Heywood (basketball), Al Oerter (discus), and Sue Gossick (diving). Twenty-one covers total, each measuring 3.5 x 6.5 inches. Los Angeles, California. Postmarked August 28, 1968. Fine condition.
16pp (including the covers, designed by Richard Giglio, John Cheim & Sam Shahid). Illustrated with 13 of Weber's full-page photogravures of male and female Olympic athletes, some partially undressed. Thin folio, pictorial wrappers (just a bit of rubbing). London: Olympus Gallery, 1984. A very near fine copy of this uncommon catalog.