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CHADWICK'S AMERICAN CRICKET MANUAL, also the game of LA CROSSE.
New York: Robert M. de Witt, 1873. FIRST EDITION 1873. Small 8vo, approximately 170 x 110 mm, 6¾ x 4½ inches, pages: [4]-adverts, 1-128 plus 4 pages of adverts, adverts to both pastedowns, 11 wood-engraved figures and 4 diagrams, publisher's original cloth-backed pictorial boards. Spine slightly worn at head and tail, hinges rubbed, lower hinge has split, neatly re-glued, pictorial boards rubbed, edges showing shelf wear, corners worn with card showing, a little colour restoration to binding, 2 advert leaves at front beginning to work loose, but still holding, no loose pages within, Roger Hancock's coloured bookplate on first pastedown, show business agent and brother of Tony Hancock of Hancock's Half Hour fame. A good copy. Henry Chadwick, the 'Father of Baseball', is credited with devising the baseball box score, adapting it from the cricket scorecard. As the editor of Beadle's Dime Base-Ball Player and Spaldings' Official Base Ball Guide, he had a continual influence on the game from 1860 onwards. Yet he never lost interest in the game of his youth and was an active proponent of American cricket. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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