Lot 76: 1932 San Francisco Track Championships during the LA Summer Olympics

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Lot 76: Author: N/A; Title: Track and Field Championships / British Empire vs. United States / Kezar Stadium [San Francisco]/ August 14, 1932; Place Published: N/A; Publisher: N/A; Date Published: 11915; Description: Original pictorial wrappers, With humorous front cover color illustration by San Francisco artist, Gregor Duncan, (Maynard Dixon's nephew, soon to become a noted New York newspaper cartoonist). 8 x 10.5, 32pp. Illustrated with photographs. Signed by many of the participants, including notable American Olympian runners Glen Dawson, Mary Carew and Emmett Toppinno on verso of rear wrapper.Apparently a San Francisco spin-off of the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles - held on the last day of those 'Games of the X Olympiad'. Unlike most of the Los Angeles Olympic imprints, apparently rare. WorldCat lists no copy held by any American institution. Condition: Very good. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $150-250
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