Personally signed by Roger Bannister, the first athlete to run a mile in less than four minutes.
Easton Press, Norwalk CT. 1999 Roger Bannister "The Four Minute Mile" Signed Limited Edition. Includes original COA and collector's notes. Luxuriously bound in full genuine leather. A special edition that is illustrated with photographs.
This special leather-bound edition was produced in extremely limited numbers to commemorate Roger Bannister's historic achievement of being the first human to run a mile in under four minutes. This volume features gold-embossed red leather covers with a raised spine, cloth endpapers, an attached silk ribbon bookmark, and a certificate of authenticity signed by the author, the publisher, and a witness. This book has become extremely rare (especially in uncirculated condition) and has become a highly sought-after item by collectors of sports history.
About the author
Sir Roger Bannister, in full Sir Roger Gilbert Bannister (born March 23, 1929, Harrow, Middlesex, England), English neurologist who was the first athlete to run a mile in less than four minutes.
While a student at the University of Oxford and at St. Mary's Hospital Medical School, London, Bannister won British (1951, 1953-54) and Empire (1954) championships in the mile run and the European title (1954) in the 1,500-metre event. He broke the four-minute barrier with a time of 3 minutes 59.4 seconds in a dual meet at Oxford on May 6, 1954. Breaking the world record (4 minutes 1.3 seconds), held for nine years by Gunder Hagg of Sweden, was almost incidental to his successful defiance of the "psychological" barrier, the general belief in the impossibility of running a mile in less than four minutes. Bannister is said to have achieved his speed through scientific training methods and thorough research into the mechanics of running. He recounted his experiences in the book The Four Minute Mile (1955).
FeaturesIncludes all the classic Easton Press qualities:
* Premium Leather
* Silk Moire Endleaves
* Distinctive Cover Design
* Hubbed Spine, Accented in Real 22KT Gold
* Satin Ribbon Page Marker
* Gilded Page Edges
* Long-lasting, High Quality Acid-neutral Paper
* Smyth-sewn Pages for Strength and Durability
* Beautiful Illustrations
- Easton Press (1999)
- Signed Limited Edition
- Leather Bound (Full genuine leather)
- Roger Bannister
- The Four Minute Mile