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If baseball is your passion, be sure to look through the rare baseball books section of the Biblio Rare Book Room. From signed autobiographies and biographies of famous baseball players to thick in-depth critiques of obscure baseball plays and strategies, there is a large variety of choices available. Many of the rare baseball books are signed or are first editions, and any of them would be a great gift for the baseball fan in your life. Be sure to browse the rare baseball books featured in the Biblio Rare Book Room.



AMERICA'S NATIONAL GAME HISTORIC FACTS CONCERNING THE BEGINNING EVOLUTION, DEVELOPMENT AND POPULARITY OF BASE BALL WITH PERSONAL REMINISCENCES OF ITS VICISSITUDES, ITS VICTORIES AND ITS VOTARIES by [Baseball]: Spalding, A.G

New York: American Sports Publishing Company, 1911. xix,[1],[1]-542pp. Thick octavo. Bright blue ribbed cloth, lettered in gilt, and with gilt depiction of Uncle Sam at bat on the upper cover. Portrait, frontis, illustrations, photographs and plates (som...

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB

$2,750.00


The Babe Ruth Story. by Ruth, Babe

New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc, 1948. First edition of Ruth's autobiography. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated, pictorial endpapers. Boldly signed by Babe Ruth on the half-title page. Fine in the original dust jacket with some wear and tear. As t...

From Raptis Rare Books

$10,500.00


Typed Letter Signed ("Mickey Mantle") by MANTLE, Mickey

Unbound. Very Good. Typed Letter Signed by Mickey Mantle on New York Yankees, Inc. stationery, and dated July 28, 1953. Folded as mailed, a small section of bleed-through from a piece of tape on the verso (since removed), some finger smudges, a very goo...

From Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA

$3,500.00


WAIT TILL NEXT YEAR. THE LIFE STORY OF JACKIE ROBINSON by ROBINSON, Jackie and ROWAN, Carl T

New York: Random House, (1960). First Edition. Hardcover. Slightly cocked, boards slightly warped. Dustwrapper is price-clipped with minor edgewear and rubbing. Very Good in a Very Good dustwrapper. Illustrated with eight pages of black-and-white photog...

From Charles Agvent

$5,625.00


WILSON READY-TO-WEAR [with] MADE-TO-MEASURE BASEBALL UNIFORMS, SEASON 1931 by [BASEBALL]. Wilson-Western Sporting Goods Company

New York, Chicago, San Francisco: Wilson-Western Sporting Goods Company, 1930. First edition. 2 volumes. 8vo. The wrappers are illustrated with Rogers Hornsby in batting stance on the front cover. There are some marginal tears and general wear and soilin...

From Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd

$5,000.00


Scarce Autograph Letter Signed with Baseball content and original unsigned 12mo photograph, 4to, New York, Aug. 28, 1942 by [Baseball Negro Leagues ] ROBINSON, BILL "BOJANGLES

Robinson was a baseball fan, cofounder of the New York Black Yankees ball team which played in the Negro National League between 1936 and 1948. Co-founded by Robinson as the Harlem Black Bombers, the team adopted the name Black Yankees in 1936. It wa...

From Schulson Autographs

$2,150.00


[Baseball Shape Book, cover title]: New York Souvenir September 1908 [Alternative title]: The Morning Newspaper Baseball League sends Greetings and Invites New York to the First Printers' National Baseball Tournament

New York: The Morning Newspaper Baseball League, 1908. Hardcover. Near Fine. Cord-tied thick boards, die-cut into the shape of a baseball mitt. [114]pp. Elaborately illustrated souvenir volume. Some small scrapes on the front board, else near fine. Enum...

From Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA

$2,500.00


Busting 'Em and Other Big League Stories by COBB, Ty

New York: Edward J. Clode, Publisher, 1914. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. Introduction by John N. Wheeler. A Christmas greeting on the front fly with name erased, abrading the paper a bit, some light soiling and rubbing, a very good or a little b...

From Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA

$2,750.00


THE YEAR THE YANKEES LOST THE PENNANT (DAMN YANKEES) (In The Original WRAPAROUND BAND and Inscribed By the Producer Of The Broadway Play) by Wallop, Douglass

New York: W. W. Norton, 1954. Wallop, Douglass. THE YEAR THE YANKEES LOST THE PENNANT. New York: W.W. Norton, (1954). First Edition. A FINE Copy (one tiny scratch to the front board) in a FINE and remarkably bright priced Dust Jacket (rare thus becaus...

From Lakin & Marley Rare Books

$2,500.00


[College Yearbook]: The 1924 Columbian by (GEHRIG, Lou). BOOSS, F.C., ed

New York: Senior Class Columbia College, 1924. Hardcover. Very Good. First and only edition. Rubbed with wear at the extremities and hinges a touch loose, very good. 1924 Columbia Yearbook featuring photos and accounts of Lou Gehrig's exploits on th...

From Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA

$5,000.00


WARD HILL AT WESTON A STORY OF AMERICAN SCHOOL LIFE by [Baseball Fiction]: Tomlinson, Everett T

Philadelphia: A.J. Rowland, 1897. Slate blue cloth, decorated in silver with baseball and cobweb motif, lettered in gilt. Frontis. A few faint flecks to cloth sizing, spine a bit cocked, but very good. First edition. Inscribed and signed by the prolific ...

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB

$125.00


My Dad, the Babe: Growing Up With an American Hero - Signed. by Pirone, Dorothy Ruth; Martens, Chris

U.S.A.: Quinlan Pr, 1988. A very nice copy in a dust jacket with some minor wear around the edges. Signed by Babe Ruth's daughter, "Sincerely, Dorothy Ruth Pirone." Although the book is available, signed copies are genuinely rare. She died i...

From The Country Bookshop

$175.00


The Natural by MALAMUD, Bernard

New York: Harcourt Brace and Company, 1952. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. First edition. Spine a little faded, near fine in the gray binding (one of three, with no priority) in a very near fine, price-clipped dustwrapper with a couple of tiny tears an...

From Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA

$8,500.00


My Baseball Diary by FARRELL, James T

New York: A.S. Barnes, 1957. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. First edition. Gift inscription dated 1959, boards a bit soiled, a very good only copy in a price-clipped, good or better dustwrapper with small chips and tears. Engaging reminiscences of the game ...

From Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA

$5,000.00


Baseballogy by COOKE, Edmund Vance

Chicago: Forbes & Company, 1912. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First edition. Pictorial paper over boards. Fine in fine dustwrapper. An attractive and uncommon book of humorous verse about baseball, rare both in jacket and in this condition....

From Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA

$3,500.00


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