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POPULAR AMUSEMENTS. With an Introduction by Bishop E. S. James
Hitchcock and Walden / Carlton and Lanahan, Cincinnati / New York 1869 - 209, [5 (blank)] pp. Chapter V on baseball. 12mo. 7-5/8" x 4-7/8" The author describes the game, and bemoans its current version, for "since it attained the dignity of being our 'national game,' base ball has become a ponderous and elaborate affair." Wonder what he'd say about today's version? Slight lean. Light-to-average wear. PO bookplate. Stain to ffep. Withal, a VG+ copy. Original publisher's orangish red cloth binding with gilt stamped spine decorations & boards stamped in blind [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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