"Somebody once asked me if I ever went up to the plate trying to hit a home run. I said, 'Sure, every time": First Edition of Mickey Mantle's The Education of a Baseball Player; Signed by Him
The Education of a Baseball Player.
Item Number: 79754
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1967.
First edition of Mantle’s first book. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Boldly signed by the author, “Best wishes and thanks Mickey Mantle.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Signed first editions are rare.
Mickey Mantle was a professional baseball player, who played his entire career with the New York Yankees as a center fielder and first baseman, from 1951 through 1968. Mantle was one of the best players and sluggers, and is regarded by many as the greatest switch hitter in baseball history. Mantle was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974 and was elected to the Major League Baseball All-Century Team in 1999.
Other Books by this Author
RARE AUTOGRAPH BASEBALL SIGNED BY MEMBERS OF THE 1953 CHAMPION NEW YORK YANKEES BASEBALL TEAM; SIGNED BY MICKEY MANTLE ON THE SWEETSPOT
Rare official Rawlings American baseball signed by members of the 1953 New York Yankees baseball team. Signed by Mickey Mantle and Ewell Blackwell on the sweetspot; Johnny Sain, Whitey Ford, Ed Lopat, and Yogi Berra on the north panel; Bill Miller, Allie Reynolds, Billy Martin, and Phil Rizzuto on the south panel; Gene Woodling on the east panel; and Johnny Mize, Hank Bauer, and Don Bollweg on the west panel. In fine condition. An exceptional example, particularly desirable signed by Mantle, Ford and Berra.
Two black and white photographs from circa 1961 of Mickey Mantle and Rogers Maris. Each is inscribed to their 1961 teammate Billy Gardner. The Mantle photograph is signed, “To Billy My Best Wishes, Mickey Mantle.” The Maris photograph is signed, “To Bill, Best wishes to a hell of a nice guy, Roger Maris.” A nice association linking these teammates from the World Series champions. The 1961 Yankees are often mentioned as a candidate for the unofficial title of greatest baseball team in history.
"The bravest man I ever knew was my father": First edition of Mickey Mantle's The Quality of Courage; signed by him
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1964.
First edition, early printing of this work by Baseball Hall of Famer Mickey Mantle. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Mantle on the front free endpaper. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket photograph by Fred Kaplan. Jacket design by Stoney Butchkes.
Rare Rawlings Baseball Signed by 18 Legendary Baseball Hall of Famers including Mickey Mantle, Whitey Ford, and Johnny Mize
Rare Official Rawlings American League baseball signed by eighteen Baseball Hall of Famers. Signed by Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford on the sweetspot as well as Warren Spahn, Johnny Mize, Buck Leonard, Hoyt Wilhelm, Lefty Gomez, Robin Roberts, Monte Irvin, Early Wynn, Joe Sewell, Jocko Conlan, Billy Herman, Rick Ferrell, Eddie Mathews, Luke Appling, Duke Snider, Bobby Doerr. In very good condition with
"Advertising is, actually, a simple phenomenon in terms of economics. It is merely a substitute for a personal sales force - an extension, if you will, of the merchant who cries aloud his wares": First Edition of Rosser Reeves' Reality in Advertising; Signed by Him
New York: Borzoi/ Alfred A. Knopf, 1961.
First trade edition, published after the privately printed Ted Bates edition. Octavo, original blue cloth, slipcase. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, “With a promise that this is a very short, short book! Rosser Reeves Oct 8, 1962. Fine in the original glassine wrapper in a fine slipcase. Rare signed.
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.
New York: Brewer, Warren & Putnam, 1932.
First edition, early printing of Earhart’s account of her childhood, her fascination with aviation, and her life through her 1932 flight across the Atlantic. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated throughout. Signed by Amelia Earhart on the front free endpaper. With the rare original silvertone phonograph recording of her internationally broadcast speech given the day she completed her solo transatlantic flight. In near fine condition with a touch of rubbing.
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.