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“Babe Ruth” by Tom Meany~ 1951 Grosset & Dunlap edition HB with DJ baseball

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Tom Meany wrote a series of well-informed and entertaining baseball history books for the A.S. Barnes Company through the late-1940s and the 1950s. This bio of Babe Ruth used to

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Tom Meany wrote a series of well-informed and entertaining baseball history books for the A.S. Barnes Company through the late-1940s and the 1950s. This bio of Babe Ruth used to be originally released by the AS Barnes publishers in 1947. The book offered here is a 1951 reprint edition which used to be issued by the Grosset and Dunlap company, who specialized in that reprint market, and it came out as part of their popular “Big League Baseball Library” series. Typical of all Meany’s work, it is a very tight and fun read, colorfully phrased to ignite the imagination of a moderately younger male readership. This particular title, on the other hand, has evolved into a much-sought-after collectible for baseball bibliophiles of all ages. 249 pages in a 5.5 x 7.75 hardcover format, complete with its original dust jacket, in a mylar cover. The signature green dye-wash of the publisher appears on the upper fringe A small selection of classic Ruthian photographs. This particular copy is in “Very-Good-minus” condition through the text block. Modest reading wear and a bit of thumb-toning on the page edges. Another way, very crisp and clean pages with sharp corners, no stray marks and no dog ears. The interior hinges, both front and back, show some stretching but they have got not yet started to split. The dust jacket is in “Good-plus” condition. An assortment of the typical little chips and scratches, but nothing major, and all of the panels are intact. Please see the scans. I use USPS Media Mail for all book shipments, and all the time ship within three days of a confirmed payment. Combined shipping, at a discounted rate, will be provided for all a couple of book orders. Sorry, I accept PayPal only. Please see my other baseball book listings as they appear on eBay. (Click on the “See other items” button.)

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