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Gallico | Paul

Farewell to Sport

First Edition | First Printing


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Inscribed first edition of Farewell to Sport by Paul Gallico.

Octavo, 346pp. Red cloth, gray cloth band with title stamped in blue on front cover and spine. Stated “first edition” on copyright page. Light toning to top edge of text block, a near fine example. In the publisher’s first state dust jacket, $2.75 on front flap, light sunning to spine, faint soiling to spine, a very good example. Inscribed on the front endpaper: “To Helen Heissler – With best wishes for getting through this. Paul W. Gallico.”

Paul Gallico (1897-1976) was an American sportswriter and novelist. He began as a sportswriter for the New York Daily News, eventually retiring to become a novelist. He published over 40 books during his lifetime, many were adapted into films. His noted works include The Snow Goose: A Story of Dunkirk (1940) and The Poseidon Adventure (1969).

Additional information

Location Published

New York


Alfred A. Knopf


First Edition, First Printing

Date Published





Near Fine

Jacket Condition

Near Fine


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