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Football for Player and Spectator Illustrated
Ann Arbor: University Publishing Company, 1905. First Edition. Attractive copy of this key early work on football strategy and technique, a centerpiece for any collection of Michigan Wolverines memorabilia. Illustrated throughout with photographic plates and text illustrations of early University of Michigan football teams in action. Fielding Yost (1871-1946) was an inaugural member of the Football Hall of Fame in 1951; he is generally acknowledged as one of the founding fathers of modern football, having invented the position of linebacker, developed the concept of coaching as a profession, and organized the first ever "bowl" game (the 1902 Rose Bowl, in which Yost's Wolverines beat the Stanford Cardinal, 49-0). Octavo. Publisher's green pictorial cloth, stamped in gilt on spine and front cover; 304pp; illus. Spine cloth lightly rubbed and crown and heel; hairline crack to rear hinge at gutter; still a tight, straight, Very Good copy.
      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
Last Found On: 2018-02-01           Check availability:      Biblio    

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