THE LONG COUNT ["The legendary Battle for the World Heavyweight Championship, when Prizefighting was a National Sport and Jack Dempsey and Gene Tunney were its Heroes"]

Atheneum: NY, 1969. Item #99-5952

Photos, 8.5 x 5.5", red cloth, 277pp with index, covers rubbed, extremities lightly bumped, spine a little cocked, hinges loose, minor spotting to edges of textblock else a decent copy in a well-rubbed, extremity-worn, soiled and edge-torn dustjacket. FIRST EDITION, WITH NICE, PERSONAL INSCRIPTION "Inscribed for my dear friend, Fred Matthaei, whom I hope to see at Greenbrier next week-end. Greetings and best wishes...May 13th 1969" AND SIGNED BY BOXER GENE TUNNEY. Matthaei was a Detroit industrialist, and a University of Michigan donor.

Price: $195.00

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