Lot 29 of 627:
Spalding, America's National Game 1911  

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America's National Game: Historical Facts...Evolution, Development and Popularity of Base Ball with Personal Reminiscences of its Vicissitudes, its Victories and its Votaries

Spalding, Albert G.

New York

American Sports Publishing



xix, 542 pp. With over 100 full-page illustrations (mostly from photographs, some fold-out), including a sepia-tone portrait of the author, with tissue-guard; cartoon drawings by Homor C. Davenport. (8vo) gilt-decorated purple-blue cloth with baseball themed vignette on cover, lettered in gilt. First Edition.

One the earliest books solely devoted to America's national pastime. The author, A.G. Spalding (1850-1915) was a professional baseball player himself and of course the founder of the famous sporting goods manufacturer / publisher. Spalding first played competitively with the Rockford Pioneers, a youth team in 1865.

Lot Amendments

Some wear and soiling to cloth with darkening to spine and rubbing to extremities; hinges cracked, binding shaken but holding, first few leaves nearly detached, some offsetting to endpapers, toning to interior; good or better.

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