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I spotted this NFL story this morning that begins with Bill Belichick’s collection of football books.

Bill Belichick’s library is believed to contain the world’s third-largest collection of football books behind only the Library of Congress and the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

His collection of more than 800 titles is housed at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., where Belichick’s father coached 33 years.

Talking of sports, check out our just-updated Rare Book Room – there’s a carousel of collectible sports featuring eight gems, including this 1891 copy of American Football by Walter Camp. It belonged to General Matthew B. Ridgway who succeeded Dwight D. Eisenhower as supreme commander of the Allied Forces in Europe.

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Richard Davies

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