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Athletic Sports in America...w/color plates 1889  

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Athletic Sports in America, England and Australia...Including the Famous "Around the World" Tour of American Baseball Teams...

Palmer, Harry Clay


Hubbard Brothers



711 pp. Numerous illustrations throughout, mostly from photographs (including many group shots of various baseball teams); 4 color plates (3 baseball and 1 cricket related) from lithographs including frontispiece showing a baseball game (audience on ground with no bleachers), with tissue-guards. (8vo) 23x16 cm (9x6¾), publisher's original brown cloth lettered in gilt, beveled edges, decorative endpapers. First Edition.

Primarily focuses on American baseball, including a thorough account of the 1888 Baseball World Tour. Other sports covered include: cricket, American football, lacrosse, tennis, rowing and cycling.

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Wear to cloth, rubbing to extremities; hinges cracked, spotting to edges; else very good with bright plates.

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