"A champion is someone who gets up when he can't" Signed Photograph of Jack Dempsey
Jack Dempsey Signed Photograph.
Item Number: 90344
Full length photograph of the young boxer Jack Dempsey in a fighting pose. Boldly inscribed by Jack Dempsey. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 13 inches by 11 inches.
Heavyweight champion Jack Dempsey's "exploits distinguished the 1920s as 'the golden age of sports'… In the ring, he was a tiger without mercy who shuffled forward in a bobbing crouch, humming a barely audible tune and punching to the rhythm of the song. He was 187 pounds of unbridled violence… In 1950, a poll by the Associated Press named Dempsey the greatest fighter of the half-century."
Other Books by this Author
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1940.
First edition of the autobiography of the most popular heavyweight champion. Octavo, original cloth, photographic frontispiece portrait. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, “To My Pal Harold Waxman Best Always from Jack Dempsey 9/24/40.” In near fine condition.
"Tell him he can have my title, but I want it back in the morning": Signed Photograph of Jack Dempsey
Full length photograph of the young boxer Jack Dempsey in a fighting pose. Boldly inscribed by Jack Dempsey, “To John lots of luck, Jack Dempsey 2-10-39.” The photograph measures 6 inches by 9 inches. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 13.25 inches by 15.25 inches.
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1968.
First edition of Plimpton’s classic work on golf. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author, “For Great Max another wild effusion- George.” The recipient was Max Steele, who along with Plimpton started The Paris Review. Additionally inscribed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus on the front free endpaper to the same recipient, Max Steele. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Robert Korn. A unique example.
First Edition of The Conquest of Everest; Signed by John Hunt, Edmund Hillary, George Lowe, Charles Evans and James Morris
New York: E.P. Dutton, 1954.
First edition of this classic account of the first ascent of Mount Everest. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated with 8 pages of photographs in full color, and 48 pages in black and white, maps, sketches and drawings. Foreword by Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh. Boldly signed on the front free endpaper in a contemporary hand by John Hunt, Edmund Hillary, George Lowe, Charles Evans and James Morris. The 1953 British Mount Everest expedition was the ninth mountaineering expedition to attempt the first ascent of Mount Everest, and the first confirmed to have succeeded when Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the summit on Friday, 29 May 1953. Led by Colonel John Hunt, it was organized and financed by the Joint Himalayan Committee. News of the expedition’s success reached London in time to be released on the morning of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation, 2 June. Charles Evans was John Hunt’s deputy leader on the expedition. With Tom Bourdillon, he made the first ascent of the South Summit, coming within three hundred feet of the main summit of Everest on 26 May 1953, but was forced to turn back. George Lowe helped prepare the route up the Lhotse Face towards the South Col at close to 8,000m altitude. On May 28th, Lowe, Alfred Gregory and Sherpa Ang Nyima, all carrying heavy loads, set out with Hillary and Tenzing as the support party for their summit attempt. Camp IX was established at 8,500m, then Lowe, Gregory and Ang Nyima descended to the South Col. The following day, May 29th, Hillary and Tenzing successfully reached the summit of Mount Everest. Lowe went on to direct a documentary film during the expedition, entitled The Conquest of Everest that was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. James Morris wrote for The Times, and in 1953 was its correspondent accompanying the British Mount Everest Expedition. Fine in a very good dust jacket.
"The object of golf is to beat someone. Make sure that someone is not yourself": First Edition of Bobby Jones on Golf; Inscribed by the Legendary Golfer
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1966.
First edition of “the most practical and useful golf book ever written, covering every shot in the game and every aspect of play.” Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated by Anthony Ravielli. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “Byron Sites, Best wishes, Bob Jones.” The recipient was a member of The Peachtree Golf Club, which was designed by Bobby Jones. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Introduction by Charles Price. One of the more uncommon titles to find signed and inscribed, as Jones passed away in 1971.
New York: Prentice-Hall, Inc, 1950.
First edition of Sarazen’s classic autobiography. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Foreword by Robert T. Jones, Jr. Inscribed by the author opposite the title page, “To Dick Garlington My best wishes from his friend Gene Sarazen.” The recipient Dick Garlington was a golfer and a close friend of Sarazen and Bobby Jones, who along with Jones was the visionary for Atlanta’s famed Peachtree Golf Club. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Rare and desirable signed by Sarazen.