Lot # 123: 1946 Lou Gehrig by Sotaro Suzuki (HOF)--Rare First Edition

Category: Publications

Starting Bid: $150.00

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Item was in Auction "Auction 55 - Ended 5/5/2019",
which ran from 4/17/2019 6:00 PM to
5/4/2019 11:00 PM



Sotaro Suzuki, a native Japanese, left Waseda U. to attend Columbia University, the alma mater of the subject of this biography. Suzuki was the sports journalist from the Daily Yomiuri newspaper who was instrumental in arranging both the 1931 and 1934 U.S. All Star Tours of Japan. As such, he knew Gehrig well. Suzuki's greatest contributions to Japanese baseball were the numerous books he wrote about both Japanese and American baseball. The publication offered here is just one of the many. According to the text at the top of the cover, it is the fourth book in the New Sports Series. Published less than a year after the end of World War II, this soft cover first edition has one interesting quirk. The table of contents was never set in type! It was originally written in ink, and a copy was bound into the book. The publishing information on the back page has a paper with corrections glued in (presumably by the publisher prior to sale). The blue tint cover photo depicts the Iron Horse at the peak of his game.

Size: 5" x 7 1/8". 64 pages.

Condition: Would be Ex, except that a label containing the number 14 written in ink is attached to the front cover at upper right. We presume that it was placed there by a previous owner. On the back cover, a previous owner has rubber stamped his name.

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