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American Boy's Book of Sports & Games Repository of In-and-Out-Door Amusements Boys & Youth "rounders" or Town Ball BASEBALL
Dick & Fitzgerald, New York 1864 - very good condition, brown pebbly cloth, gold gilt lettering and decoration on cover and spine, top and bottom of spine frayed. Out Door Games; Athletic and Graceful Recreations; Amusements with Pets; Playroom Games for Rainy Days; Evening Amusements; Mechanical and Miscellaneous Amusements. Of great interest to the collector is the 10 page discussion of baseball also referred to as "rounders" or Town Ball". featuring five illustrations and a diagram of the baseball playing field. Some copies of this book were issued with four color-plates, one of which is considered the first color-plate illustration of a baseball game to appear in a book, NO EVIDENCE OF COLOR PLATES HAVING BEEN REMOVED. DATE PUBLISHED: 1864 EDITION: 600 very good. diagrams & illustrations 10 page chapterof the game o [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
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