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Paul Robeson: The Life and Times of a Free Black Man
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Paul Robeson: The Life and Times of a Free Black Man

By HAMILTON, Virginia

(New York): HarperCollins, 1974. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Later printing. Fine in pictorial boards and fine dustwrapper with a very small tear at the bottom of the front flap fold. A nice and fresh copy of a scarce biography of Robeson by Hamilton, a noted African-American children's book author.

$20.00

Fritz Pollard: Pioneer in Racial Advancement
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Fritz Pollard: Pioneer in Racial Advancement

By CARROLL, John M.

Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1992. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First edition. Octavo. 298, [3]pp. Top corner slightly bumped else fine in fine dustwrapper. Slip laid in with Pollard's (then) address. Pollard attended brown, was the first black to play in the Rose Bowl, the first black All-American chosen by Walter Camp for the backfield, the first black quarterback and head coach in the NFL, as well as a very successful businessman.

$100.00

Paul Robeson: The Life and Times of a Free Black Man
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Paul Robeson: The Life and Times of a Free Black Man

By HAMILTON, Virginia

New York: Harper & Row, 1974. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper. A nice and fresh copy of a scarce biography of Robeson by Hamilton, a noted African-American children's book author.

$100.00

Football: Facts and Figures
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Football: Facts and Figures

By BAKER, L.H.

New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1945. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. Foreword by Grantland Rice. Octavo. 732pp. Green cloth printed in gilt. Modestly rubbed on the boards, a very good copy lacking the dustwrapper.

$50.00

The NFL's Official Encyclopedic History of Professional Football
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The NFL's Official Encyclopedic History of Professional Football

By National Football League

New York: Macmillan Publishing Co, 1977. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Revised, updated, and expanded edition. Quarto. 512pp. Modest edgewear, else fine in near fine dustwrapper with faint crease on both panels, light rubbing.

$20.00

A Fan's Notes
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A Fan's Notes

By EXLEY, Frederick

New York: Harper & Row, 1968. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. First edition. Fine in near fine price-clipped dustwrapper with very slight wear at the spine ends and creases on the front flap. Author's first book, a nice copy.

$250.00

Paper Lion
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Paper Lion

By PLIMPTON, George

New York: Harper & Row, 1966. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. Reprint. Octavo. A little sunning along the top of the boards else near fine in slightly spine-sunned near fine dustwrapper. Signed by Plimpton on the front free endpaper.

$125.00

Football: How to Play it and How to Understand it

By Wilce, J.W.

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1923. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. First edition. Small octavo. Fine in fine dustwrapper. A handsome copy and uncommon in jacket.

$350.00

Paul Robeson Rutgers College '19
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Paul Robeson Rutgers College '19

By IZENBERG, Jerry

[no place - New Brunswick: no publisher - Rutgers University], 1995. Unbound. Fine. Broadsheet. Single sheet folded to make 4pp. Illustrated with two photographs. One small crease on front wrap, else about fine. Essay by a New Jersey sportswriter about the posthumous induction of Robeson into the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame.

$50.00

(Scrapbook): Woman's Scrapbook over Two Decades with Sorority, Masonic, Christian, and Radical Group Pamphlets and Invitations
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(Scrapbook): Woman's Scrapbook over Two Decades with Sorority, Masonic, Christian, and Radical Group Pamphlets and Invitations

By RICHARDS, Vera

South Dakota, 1936. Hardcover. Very Good. Quarto measuring 10" x 7". Orange quarter cloth with tan paper boards with "School memories," embossed in gilt on the front board. Contains 121 gelatin silver black and white or sepia toned photographs measuring between 1" x 0.5" and 6" x 3" with captions. The front board is detached but present with some pages detached from the spine with tears, very good with near fine, lightly faded photographs. Vera Richards' scrapbook from South Dakota compiled between 1914 through 1936. The album is titled, "School Memories", and is a collection of photographs, paper cutouts, postcards, and other ephemera during different times in the woman's life jumping from school to working as a teacher after graduating. Richards is spoken of as, "a girl of excellent character of good appearance," and, "would be a great addition to any school and community" in a recommendation letter from one of the girls superiors to a potential job. There is a loose newspaper cutout talking about Richard's family hosting a dinner party for friends. In the beginning of the album, Richard's fellow classmate's names, birthdates, and address are written. The book is sectioned off starting with athletics after the empty student autographs section; however there are some teacher's autographs, "Yesterday is gone, today is your opportunity, tomorrow may never come to you." The next section has pictures of several men wearing football uniforms with their names and some information captioned below each player, "Wait till Mac gets mad! Then watch him make a touchdown!" A decorative collection of newspaper and magazine cut outs for each holidays are included in a new section with invitations to parties, "Oh come ye, for the time of your life," with a tiny skeleton dancing. Richards also writes in small notes about the music, food, and guests at each function. A special "Senior Class Day" is written in with cut outs of lavender and name tags affixed to the page. Richards writes about the day being a celebration for the older students of the school and that the colors were, "lavender and white cream cake". A clubs and societies page shows an invitation to a Ku Klux Klan party which reads, "The K. K. Klan requests the pleasure of your company for a party," which Richard's writes she had a "grand farewell" to a member leaving the state. Richard's was a part of the Young Women's Christian Association as well as the Epworth League, American band of Mercy, and the Order of the Eastern Star, the Masonic body open to men and women. Concert pamphlets are tipped in for school plays and information about Richard's commencement from school. There are sepia and black and white photographs of Richard's and some of friends at a lake and dressed in fashion from the time frame. Several pages are dedicated to "Poor Man's Day" where everyone dresses in historic attire and works as if they were living in the time of the pilgrims. There is a page with her friend's portraits for their graduation, but her photo has been removed. Several newspaper clippings talk about Richard's life from her graduating her college to teaching at Kimball High School and then abruptly talking about her departure from the town. However the album picks back up during her commencement from Spearfish State Normal School. Several photographs show her in her robes, one captioned "sour grapes" and also dressed in a fairy costume, smiling. Later the album includes pictures of the classes she taught as well as the school buildings and staff members of the schools. She includes report cards, and school event souvenirs like a single napkin with student's compliments to her as a teacher. She keeps her fellow classmates keep sake cards and pictures in envelopes tipped into the scrapbook as well. The last part of the book features pictures of three young children but it is unknown if they are related to Richards. The final page reads, "And now to you, I must bid adieu, and I greatly hope, you're enjoying the look, you have taken in my little book." An interesting women's scrapbook detailing her school life and later working as a teacher in South Dakota between 1914 and 1936.

$1800.00

Celebration on the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Founding of the Second Reformed (Dutch) Church of New Brunswick, New Jersey
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Celebration on the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Founding of the Second Reformed (Dutch) Church of New Brunswick, New Jersey

By (HARTRANFT, Chester D., and others)

(Trenton, N.J.): Published by The Consistory / (The J.L. Murphy Publishing Co.), 1893. Hardcover. Fine. First and only edition. Octavo. 71pp. Inserted portrait plates (including one of Hartranft). Black cloth titled in gilt and stamped in blind. One passage marketed in pencil in the text, else about fine. Inscribed by H. Albert Seiffert, the Church Historian, in 1969 to the director of the Rutgers' Public Relations Department. Laid in to the book is a letter from Seiffert to the Director of Sports Information responding to a query: This is in reference to your question... about the Reverend Chester D. Hartranft, pastor of this church 1866-1875, and the possibility of his being 'the father of American football... I particularly refer you to... page forty-eight. This is part of his, Mr. Hartranft's, address... when he returned here... in 1893. He said... How patiently you bore with my athletic proclivities, for I confess that... A KICK AT THE FOOT-BALL ON YONDER SEMINARY HILL, has sometimes a greater fascination for me than to enter the pulpit...' ". Hartranft did indeed form the Rutgers' College football team and arranged for them to play against Princeton in an attempt to exact revenge for a 40-2 drubbing that Rutgers had suffered from Princeton in baseball. The game, played on November 6, 1869, was the first college football game. According to *Rutgers Football: A Gridiron Tradition in Scarlet* "The closest thing the Rutgers Queensman had to a gridiron mentor was the Reverend Chester D. Hartranft... a self-confessed sportsman who enjoyed playing football. He convinced a group of young Rutgers athletes to pool their money to buy a communal football to use for practice sessions... Hartranft spent many hours working out with his energetic squad of young footballers... " Rutgers, despite having a team that was smaller in physical stature, won the first college football game six goals to four. Very uncommon. *OCLC* locates nine copies over two records, all on the East Coast.

$2000.00

[Football broadside, caption title]: J. Pitman, Boot and Shoe Maker. West Medford, Near the Depot, Usher's Block
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[Football broadside, caption title]: J. Pitman, Boot and Shoe Maker. West Medford, Near the Depot, Usher's Block

By Not Shakespeare (probable pseudonym of John Pitman)

West Medford, [Massachusetts, 1872. Unbound. Fine. Broadside printed in gold on indigo dyed glazed paper. Approximately 8.5" x 11". One small marginal tear else fine. A broadside advertising Pitman's shop through the use of poetic doggerel, signed as "Not Shakespeare". After giving his qualifications as a bootmaker in Boston for 25 years, Pitman concludes with a poem. The first three stanzas of the poem laud the cobbler's skill in repairing boots and shoes, the fourth and final stanza calls out to deliver unto him "Your foot-balls Boys, If they lose their wind, bring on for he can stop it. And lest you say I'm windy too, I think I'd better drop it." According to the *Medford Historical Society Papers*, "Jon Pitman, the fat and jolly boot maker, who kept the old curiosity shop in Brattle street..." opened his West Medford shop around 1872, for a brief period. This broadside, a fascinating example of printing with gold stamping on indigo dyed paper, is reminiscent of the Japanese textiles that were brought into the United States shortly after Commodore Perry opened trade with Japan. An early and informal version of American style football was played in the Boston area as early as the late 1850s that then evolved further when the first college football game was held in the Fall of 1869. This playful and waggish exhortation for boys to bring their deflated footballs to the jolly boot maker must certainly qualify as one of the earliest references in print to the new sport, and almost certainly the earliest poem to incorporate the sport. It is certainly the earliest we've seen offered for sale. According to Grobani. *Guide to Football Literature* one published book on American football precedes this mention, *Beadle's Dime Book of Cricket and Football* (1866, *Grobani 1-1). *OCLC* locates no copies of this broadside.

$1500.00

Heart Stoppers and Hail Marys: The Greatest College Football Finishes (Since 1970)
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Heart Stoppers and Hail Marys: The Greatest College Football Finishes (Since 1970)

By MANDELL, Ted

South Bend, Indiana: Hardwood Press, 2006. Softcover. Fine. First edition. Glossy wrappers. Foreword by Doug Flutie. Fine. Includes the two-disc audio CD set with the actual broadcasts of the game winning plays.

$60.00

Pioneers of Black Sport: The Early Days of the Black Professional Athlete in Baseball, Basketball, Boxing and Football
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Pioneers of Black Sport: The Early Days of the Black Professional Athlete in Baseball, Basketball, Boxing and Football

By CHALK, Ocania

New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1975. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. First edition. Octavo. 305pp. Corners very slightly bumped else fine in very good plus dustwrapper with some rubbing and very small nicks and tears. Account of pioneer black sports figures by a black journalist.

$65.00

O.J.: The Education of a Rich Rookie
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O.J.: The Education of a Rich Rookie

By SIMPSON, O.J. with Pete Axthelm

(New York): Macmillan, 1970. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. First printing. Small crease at one corner fo the half-title else fine in very near fine dustwrapper with slight age-toning. Memoir of Simpson's rookie season.

$60.00

O.J. Simpson
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O.J. Simpson

By HILL, Ray

New York: Random House, 1975. Hardcover. Fine. First edition. Octavo. Glazed boards as issued. tiny spots on the foredge else fine. From "The Punt, Pass and Kick Library" #23.

$25.00

Three and Out: Rich Rodriguez and the Michigan Wolverines in the Crucible of College Football
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Three and Out: Rich Rodriguez and the Michigan Wolverines in the Crucible of College Football

By BACON, John U.

New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Later printing. 438pp. Fine in fine dustwrapper. Affectionately Inscribed to fellow author Nicholas Delbanco from the author.

$50.00

(Newspaper): Four-Star Sports Coast-to-Coast. Vol. 1, No. 1 - Vol. 3, No. 11 (lacking No. 10)
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(Newspaper): Four-Star Sports Coast-to-Coast. Vol. 1, No. 1 - Vol. 3, No. 11 (lacking No. 10)

Green Bay, Wisconsin and Los Angeles: Four-Star Sports / Printed at Hidalgo Printing, Los Angeles, 1941. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Run of 10 (of 11) issues. Each issue measuring 4.5" x 6" and consisting of a single leaf folded to make four pages (two issues have a second leaf laid in, making six pages). Uniform age-toning but the paper is supple and sound. Amateur press sports newspaper produced by two editors: Bruce W. Smith of Green Bay andf Ernest R. Araiza of Los Angeles, both members of the American Amateur Press Association, who, when they started the magazine, were 15 and 14 years old respectively (after No. 6, Araiza was replaced by another Wisconsin native James Muckian) A surprisingly engaging production (by which we mean one is tempted to read it) with articles by the two editors and several other correspondents (presumably of similar ages) on a wide range of sports including baseball, football, boxing, various winter sports, gossip about sports figures, minor league sports, college and local high school sports, reminiscences of past greats, 19th century baseball stats, predictions, sport's fiction, and editorial all-pro selections. Interestingly printed, sometimes in two colors with overprinted vignettes. A handsome set.

$800.00

[Broadside]: Americans, Attention! Remember the Athletic Tournament at Waverly Park, Waverly, N.J. State Fair Grounds
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[Broadside]: Americans, Attention! Remember the Athletic Tournament at Waverly Park, Waverly, N.J. State Fair Grounds

Elizabeth, N.J.: JR. O.U.A.M. of Union County, 1899. Unbound. Very Good. Illustrated poster or broadside. Printed in red and blue with illustration of an American Flag on thin cardstock. Currently shrinkwrapped on foam core. Small chip to one lower corner and a small dampstain on the other lower corner, else a handsome, very good or better example. Poster for a Labor Day Athletic Tournament with over 30 events including baseball, football, foot and bicycle races, trick bicycle riding, pole vault, tug-of-war, potato and sack races, and many other events, including "Special events of all kinds for the Ladies... ." A handsome and visually pleasing poster. *OCLC* locates no copies and presumably rare.

$500.00

Collier's - November 19, 1904
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Collier's - November 19, 1904

By (LEYENDECKER, Francis Xavier, Walter Camp, and Andre Castaigne)

New York: P.F. Collier's & Sons, 1904. Softcover. Very Good. Magazine. Cover by Francis Xavier Leyendecker. Folio. Stapled illustrated wrappers. About near fine with subscription label, oxidation of the staples, toning and tidemarks. This issue contains a double-page illustration by Andre Castaigne and an article on football by Walter Camp.

$75.00

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