Lot 11 of 431:
Inscribed by Jackie Robinson to David Wallerstein  

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Baseball Has Done It - inscribed
Robinson, Jackie
Philadelphia and New York
J. B. Lippincott Company

216 pp. Edited by Charles Dexter. (8vo), original pale yellow paper-covered boards, illustrated dust jacket. First Edition. 

Signed and inscribed by Jackie Robinson to his friend David Wallerstein and his wife on the front free endpaper: "To my dear friends the Wallersteins with best wishes. It's been one of the important events in my career knowing you. I know our friendship will continue always - Jackie Robinson." 

David B. Wallerstein was a theater executive and a member of the board of directors at McDonald's Corp., where he invented the fast food chain's large size fries. Walt Disney, who regularly flew him to Hollywood to preview his films, said "the two greatest showmen" he ever knew "were Dave Wallerstein and Sam Goldwyn." Shown are digital images of Robinson and Wallerstein, not included with the volume.

Lot Amendments
Edgewear and light toning to jacket, some chipping and creasing to spine ends; Cloth with a bit of light rubbing to extremities; near fine volume in very good or better jacket.
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