Title: HOW I BECAME A BIG LEAGUE PITCHER & PLAYING ...
Publisher: St. Nicholas Magazine / Century Publishing Company
Publication Date: 1912
Edition: First Edition.
HOW I BECAME A BIG LEAGUE PITCHER & PLAYING THE GAME in St. Nicholas, Volume 39, 1912, first edition, light wear to the base of the spine, else a vg copy in the highly decorative black and gold-gilt publishers binding. The true first edition of these works, totaling nearly 50 pages with many great photos and illustrations of Mathewson, Russell Ford, Rucker, Mordecai Brown, Chief Bender, Rube Marquard, Ed Walsh, Grover Alexander, Walter Johnson, Dixie Walker and others including many diagrams on how to hit, pitch, run, field, etc. Also contains THE AEROPLANE by Harold Lynn with photos of an Antoinette monoplane in flight, a Wright bi-plane both in flight and manned by 2 pilots just before takeoff, a Curtiss biplane with a Lt. Walker at the controls about to lift off as well as another in flight over Lake Keuka, N.Y. and another of a multiplane which is noted as an unsuccessful flying machine. Also contains contributions by E. Boyd Smith, William Harrison Cady, Mary Austin, Dan Beard, et.al. Profusely illustrated. Bookseller Inventory # 00884
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