The American Boy's Book of Sports and Games: A Repository of In-and-Out-Door Amusements

By: Dick & Fitzgerald

Price: $100.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Good


The book is in Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book covers have edge wear, rubbing and toning / foxing. There is some fraying to the spine ends, corners and spine joints along with some edge tearing to the spine joints and cloth to the spine. The former owner has tried to glue the front hinge as a repair. The text pages are generally clean and bright though there are spots of foxing. The rear endpaper has been removed. This book includes an early description of the game of baseball. There are copies of the first edition which include the first color illustrations of the game and others which lack the plates -- this is one of the latter. There are black and white illustrations of the game, along with 10 pages of rules (including this: "If an adversary stops the ball with his hat or cap, or takes it from the hands of a party not engaged in the game, no player can be put out unless the ball shall first have been settled in the hands of the pitcher." ).

Title: The American Boy's Book of Sports and Games: A Repository of In-and-Out-Door Amusements

Author Name: Dick & Fitzgerald

Categories: Sports,

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Publisher: 1864

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: A40439

Keywords: Sports Boys sports Baseball Dick & Fitzgerald Sports and Games Sports,