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
New York: American Sports Publishing Company, 1911. Very Good. Item #25955
New York: American Sports Publishing Company, 1911. First Edition. Octavo. 542 pp. Black and white photographs and illustrations, with fold-outs, complete though three panels from the Polo Grounds and Forbes Field double-side fold-out and two panels from the Athletics and White Sox fold-outs detached but present. Publisher's decorative cloth; dark topstain.
Light wear to extremities with some minor fraying and lightly toned along spine. Rear hinge starting, but overall binding holding. Chip to top front corner of front free endpaper; interior otherwise unmarked.
Spalding was a baseball pitcher and manager and would go on to found the National League with William Hulbert. Even with flaws to fold-outs, an attractive copy of this important early history of the game.