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Description: JACK DEMPSEY
(1895 - 1983) "Manassa Mauler", American boxing heavyweight champion and one of the greatest of all time. Three items, the first a vintage S.P. 5" x 7" sepia, a classic image of the youthful fighter about to throw a punch, signed at top. On verso is a printed message from Dempsey on boxing exercises and so forth. Light toning to edges, very good. Along with a more oddball item, the volume Analytic Geometry by William R. Longley, inscribed and signed by Dempsey in bright green ink on second page and dated 7/19/61. Together with a bold inscription and signature on verso of a snapshot image of a baby (Dempsey?) seated on a fence. Along with boxing great MAX BAER (1909 - 1959) American boxer and world heavyweight champion who won 65 of 79 fights. Signature on a small card printed "Class Officers", adding date 1950, very good. Four items in all.

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March 30, 2011 11:00 AM EDT

Stamford, CT, US

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