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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.



[Original Team Portrait Photograph of an African-American Baseball Team]: Grace Presbyterian Base Ball Team Champions Presbyterian Brotherhood League Season 1911 by WEBB, H.T

[Chicago]: H.T. Webb, 32 S. Clark St, 1911. Unbound. Near Fine. Mammoth plate silver gelatin portrait photograph. Image size approximately 19" x 14.5" on a 22" x 19" thick card mount. Hand captioned beneath the image: "Grace Presbyterian Base Ball Team ...

From Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA

$12,000.00


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


Only the Ball Was White (Jackie Robinson's Copy) by Robert W. Peterson

Englewood Cliifs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1970. First Edition. Cloth. Collectible; Fine/Fine. An historic, very important ASSOCIATION copy, BELONGING TO JACKIE ROBINSON! LAID-IN IS AN IMMACULATE PRENTICE-HALL REVIEW SLIP, ADDRESSED TO JACKIE ROBINSON...

From Appledore Books, ABAA

$5,000.00


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


[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 the ba...

From Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA

$5,000.00


The Sun Field by BROUN, Heywood

New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1923. Hardcover. Very Good/Near Fine. First edition. Owner name in pencil on the front fly, a couple of small splash marks and a small sunned patch near the front gutter, a very good or better copy in near fine dustwrapper ...

From Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA

$3,500.00


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


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 wasn't...

From Schulson Autographs

$2,150.00


Baseball by Crane, Newton

London: George Bell & Sons, York Street, Covent Garden, 1891. First edition. [8], 103 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Gray cloth, stamped in black, endpapers with ads, and 4 extra pp. of ads at front and back, for Spaulding, Draper and Maynard. Very good copy of an ex...

From James Cummins Bookseller

$2,000.00


America's National Game (Historical Facts...Evolution, Development And Popularity Of Base Ball With Personal Reminiscences Of Its Vicissitudes, Its Victories And Its Votaries) by K. G. Spalding

New York: American Sports Publishing Company, 1911. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7ľ - 9ľ" tall. Homer C. Davenport. 1st Printing 1 Copyright Date 1911, First Edition, First Printing. With Over 100 Full-Page Illustrations (Mos...

From mclinhavenbooks

$1,700.00


[Porcelain Plate]: American Sports: Base Ball. Running to First Base

1865. Unbound. Very Good. Porcelain plate. Approximately 8" in diameter. Two chips to the rim not affecting the image, some wear, very good. The plate has an embossed alphabet around the inner rim, with a transfer image in brown in the center of the pla...

From Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA

$1,500.00


THE NATURAL by Malamud, Bernard

Garden City: International Collectors Library First ICL edition. Publication date unspecified. Originally published by Harcourt Brace in 1952. Issued unsigned; this copy is signed by Malamud on the half-title page. Faux leather-covered boards with gilt st...

From Revere Books, ABAA & IOBA

$1,450.00


Spalding's Official Base Ball Guide Thirty-Ninth Year 1915 by A. G. Spalding

New York: American Sports Publishing Company, Thirty-Ninth Year, March 1915. Condition: Good+. First Edition, Paperback. Color pictorial paper front cover with chipping to the tail of spine. Rear cover missing. 359 pp plus approximately 40 pages of ad...

From Select Tomes

$900.00


Sketch Book of the Cleveland Indians by William R. Blackwood

Davis and Cannon Printers, 1918. First Edition. Staple Bound. Near Fine. Lee Stanley. Rare, first edition of the Cleveland Indians baseball team yearbook when they played at League Park built in 1916. A full page for each player plus other data. This ...

From Shelley and Son Books

$900.00


Spalding's new official pocket score book: arranged in accordance with the new league rules on scoring. by SPALDING

1887 Spalding Baseball Official Pocket Scorebook Game League Rules New York RARE Incredibly early piece of baseball paraphernalia from the dead ball era! Spalding 'Official Pocket Score Book' includes instructions, and rules with a page of advertisements...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books

$599.00


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