Item #31901 Illustrated Catalogue of . . . The Magnificent Library of Colonel Jacob Ruppert. American Art Association.

Illustrated Catalogue of . . . The Magnificent Library of Colonel Jacob Ruppert

New York: American Art Association, 1920. First edition. Soft cover. N.p., many plates (fine bindings). Very good (spine chipped, small slice out of top of front cover). Item #31901

Auction catalogue of 175 lots: "the complete writings of distinguished American, English and French authors in finely bound library editions."  Ruppert was a brewing magnate, US Congressman, and owner of the New York Yankees (1915-1939) during their storied heyday.  In 1919 he purchased Babe Ruth's contract from the Boston Red Sox.  Without knowing the details, I wonder if he sold his library the following year in order to concentrate on (and help finance?) his baseball interests.  Ruppert is in baseball's Hall of Fame and the Red Sox Hall of Shame.  Uncommon. Can be sent outside the US for less than the default shipping rate. .

Price: $30.00

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