Lot #7201
Athens 1896 Summer Olympics: James Connolly Signed Book

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Estimate: $500+


American athlete and author (1868-1957) who became the first modern Olympic champion when he won the triple jump event at the 1896 Games. Signed book: Jim Connolly and the Fishermen of Gloucester: An Appreciation of James Brendan Connolly at Eighty. Limited edition, one of 300 issued. Portland, ME: The Anthoensen Press, 1949. Hardcover with quarter-leather clothbound slipcase, 5.5 x 7.75, 77 pages. Signed on the first free end page in fountain, "and James Brendan Connolly." Also signed and inscribed by the author, "To George A. Zabriskie, with the best wishes of Ernest Cummings Marriner." In fine condition. A desirable limited edition book boasting a rare full-name version of Connolly's signature.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Olympic Memorabilia
  • Dates: #601 - Ended January 21, 2021