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New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, 1893. First edition. A near fine book in original gray cloth binding. Gold gilt lettering to the spine. A clean, tight copy. An early and significant book on the art of boxing by a former middleweight. Donovan is in the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Donovan was said to have sparred with Theodore Roosevelt when he was governor of New York and later trained Jim Corbett for his bout against John L. Sullivan.
New York. Everest House, 1983. Hardcover. First edition. Fine in a close to fine dust jacket. Price clipped. Many say this is the one of the finest baseball novels ever written. A look at turn-of-the century America as immigrants make their way up the economic ladder, using baseball and New York Giants pitcher Christy Mathewson as a narrative backdrop.