Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

The Best of Sports Illustrated [SIGNED]

New York: Time Inc. Home Entertainment, 1996. First edition. Hardcover. Signed "Ali" on front free endpaper at a Book Soup event with his photographer Howard L. Bingham in 1993, Hollywood. Due to the effects Parkinsons Disease had taken on Ali's health he signed the book with just "Ali."

Quarto. 192pp. Original black paper over black paper boards with silver lettering on spine in original color photo-illustrated dustjacket, gilt and white lettering on spine. Frontispiece color photograph and photo-illustrated double title page. Cover photograph of Muhammad Ali by Neil Leifer. "Sports Illustrated has been the journal of record for America's games since its inception in 1954. The Best Of Sports Illustrated takes you on a stirring trip to the magazine's past, with a stunning year-by-year pictorial review of athletic highlights since the first issue as well as provocative excerpts from the stories that brought the events so vividly to life at the time." (Publisher).

The magazine is beautifully illustrated with color photographs throughout, covering the Golden Age (1954-1962), the Age of Audacity (1963-1975), the Era of Freedom (1976-1983) and The Selling of Sports (1984-1995). Each year with the so-called "Winner's Circle" listing the champions in baseball, football. Ice-hockey, basketball, various gold and horse racing events, tennis, car racing and the soccer world cup. Contains photographic credits and index at rear. Broart-protected dustjacket with very light wear along edges. Boards with minor wear. Very good+ to fine condition. Item #49083
ISBN: 0316808946

Price: $850.00