First Printing of Spalding's Great Book on BaseballAlbert G. Spalding. America's National Game. Historic Facts Concerning the Beginning Evolution, Development and Popularity of Base Ball with Personal Reminiscences of Its Vicissitudes, Its Victories and Its Votaries. Cartoons by Homer C. Davenport. New York: American Sports Publishing Company, 1911.
First edition, first printing. Octavo. 542 pages. Numerous black and white illustrations and photographs throughout, including a portrait frontispiece.
Publisher's blue cloth with striking gilt titles and decorations. Moderate shelf wear with lightly rubbed corners. Spine moderately darkened. Minimal dust-soiling to the boards and textblock edges, with minor toning around the edges as well. Former bookstore ticket affixed to the bottom of the front free endpaper. Both hinges just starting. Overall, a sound, clean copy in very good condition.
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