The Babe Ruth Story by Babe Ruth and Bob Considine, First Edition, 1948

Ruth, Babe and Bob Considine. The Babe Ruth Story. New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1948. Rebound and presented in a custom archival slipcase.

Presented is a first edition of The Babe Ruth Story written by Babe Ruth and Bob Considine. The book was published in 1948 by E. P. Dutton & Company in New York and has been beautifully rebound in black quarter leather and red cloth binding, while retaining its original decorative endpapers. The book is now housed in a custom built archival slipcase with a photo of Ruth inlaid on the front. 

George Herman Ruth, nicknamed “Babe” Ruth, was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936. He is considered one of the greatest hitters in the sport’s history. A young talent, Ruth was immediately recruited out of high school to the Baltimore Orioles. He joined the big leagues with the Red Sox as a lefty hurler only to be sold shortly afterwards to the Yankees in 1920 as an outfielder. Ruth led the Yankees team to win seven American League Pennants and four World Series Titles. The famous batter retired from the sport in 1935 with an incredible 714 home runs.

An entertainer as much as an athlete, Babe Ruth was known for his big personality and charismatic showmanship. Much of his fame is attributed to his character as well as his admirable skill in the sport. This biography takes the reader through Ruth’s life and covers topics such as friendship, love, successes, failures, and his career.


Overall very good condition. The pages are slightly toned from age but are overall clean without marks. The book has been professionally rebound with quarter black leather and red cloth bindings decorated with embossed gilt on the spine. It is now housed in a protective matching slipcase inlaid with a photo of Ruth.

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