Vintage football stories "Garry Grayson's Hill Street Eleven" [c.1926] Series books
Published circa 1927 by Grosset and Dunlap.
8vo in green cloth wrapped boards, unadorned end papers, glossy illustrated frontispiece, 25 chapters, 216 pages.
This is a "good plus" or vintage hardcover. The binding is intact and the board hinges are not split. There are no loose, torn, or folded pages. No writing. The text block closes tightly and is fairly square. The top of the text block is dusted and there is some spotting on all sides (see accompanying images). The board corners are mildly bumped with some slight wear at the very tips, but not worn through the cloth. The spine head and heal are worn, with a loss in the cloth at the top. There is spotting on the cloth on the spine and some blemishes on the back board. Not a perfect book, but still pleasing.
The original dust jacket has a classic football game illustration on the front. Shows general wear, tanning, some moisture exposure along the spine edges front and back, Approximately 1/3 of the spine is missing at the bottom. Small triangular loss at the back bottom edge. Now protected in a removable archival sleeve.
Will ship promptly, carefully packaged.
About Garry Grayson series books (from SeriesBooks.Info):
Created by the Stratemeyer Syndicate, the Garry Grayson Football series by Elmer A. Dawson was published from 1926 to 1932 by New York publishers Grosset & Dunlap. Volumes 8 and 9 were later reprinted by Whitman as part of their 2300 series. Walter S. Rogers illustrated the first nine volumes and G. Condon did the final volume for Grosset & Dunlap. Whitman artists are unknown. Football followers all over the country will hail with delight this new and thoroughly up-to-date line of gridiron tales. Garry Grayson is a football fan, first, last, and all the time. But more than that, he is a wideawake American boy with a "gang" of chums almost as wideawake as himself. How Garry organized the first football eleven his grammar school had, how he later played on the High School team, and what he did on the Prep School gridiron and elsewhere, is told in a manner to please all readers and especially those interested in watching a rapid forward pass, a plucky tackle, or a hot run for a touchdown. Good, clean football at its best -- and in addition, rattling stories of mystery and schoolboy rivalries. -Grosset & Dunlap Advertisement