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1884 "Our Base Ball Club" Illustrated Hardbound Book - Considered First Baseball Novel

Lot Number 545

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Believed to be the first novel devoted exclusively to the newfangled sport of baseball, Noah Brooks' Our Base Ball Club and How It Won the Championship features an introduction by Al Spalding. Condition of the 7x9 first-edition hardback is technically GD condition overall due to spine wear that does not greatly impact the beautiful graphics of the front and back covers. Captioned illustrations appear throughout the text, and about twenty pages toward the end are loosely attached.

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