Size: Folio. Text body is free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Front board is detached. A great early baseball book that traces the origins of the game through the 1911 season. This 159 page book contains 130+ illustrations including two two-page photographs and a frontis titled, "Opening of the Season," drawn by Charles Dana Gibson. Original color illustrated paper over boards with burgundy cloth spine, cover illustration of a batter and catcher. Contents include the early days of the game, the National League, the American League and earlier rivals of the Nationals, the 1910 season, the art of pitching, star plays and players, troubles of umpires, the minor leagues and much more. There are team photos, ballpark photos, game action photos, and photos of individual players including Ty Cobb, Cy Young, Joe Jackson, Christy Mathewson, Tug McGraw, Walter Johnson, and Connie Mack. Interestingly, this book does not credit Abner Doubleday with creating the modern game of baseball. This is a well used copy. Front board is detached, boards are soiled, stained, scratched, rubbed, and worn. Rear board is still attached to the spine, but is separated from the text block. Frontis is detached and chipped on all edges with creases and tears, one of which touches the drawing. Faint mildew odor. The interior pages have some random spots and stains; text block stapled binding is sound. A scarce & valuable book even in this condition! Illustrator: Gibson, Charles Dana. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sports & Pastimes; Inventory No: 006488. This is a heavy book and may require extra postage to International destinations. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Book of Baseball: The National Game from...
Publisher: P. F. Collier & Son Publishers, New York
Publication Date: 1911
Illustrator: Gibson, Charles Dana.
Book Condition: Poor
Edition: First Edition
Book Description ReInk Books, 2017. Softcover. Condition: NEW. Reprinted from edition. NO changes have been made to the original text. This is NOT a retyped or an ocr'd reprint. Illustrations, Index, if any, are included in black and white. Each page is checked manually before printing. As this reprint is from very old book, there could be some missing or flawed pages, but we always try to make the book as complete as possible. Fold-outs, if any, are not part of the book. If the original book was published in multiple volumes then this reprint is of only one volume, not the whole set. This paperback book is SEWN, where the book block is actually sewn (smythe sewn/section sewn) with thread before binding which results in a more durable type of paperback binding. It can also be open wide. The pages will not fall out and will be around for a lot longer than normal paperbacks. This print on demand book is printed on high quality acid-free paper. Seller Inventory # 153634687
Book Description 2018. SUPER DELUXE EDITION. Condition: New. Antique look with Golden Leaf Printing and embossing with round Spine completely handmade binding(extra customization on request like Color Leather, Colored book, special gold leaf printing etc.) Reprinted in 2018 with the help of original edition published long back . This book is printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these are old books, we processed each page manually and make them readable but in some cases some pages which are blur or missing or black spots. If it is multi volume set, then it is only single volume. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure in old look so we brought it back to the shelves. Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. Lang: - eng, Print on Demand. EXTRA 10 DAYS APART FROM THE NORMAL SHIPPING PERIOD WILL BE REQUIRED. (Normal Hardbound Edition is also available on request.) Language: eng. Seller Inventory # SD11009403902
Book Description P.F. Collier & Son, 1911. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. Illustrated Edition. 159 pp. Over 200 B&W photographs, diagrams. 10.50 x 15.50. From the staff of Collier's magazine: "The pictures themselves have been carefully selected . . . . We have tried to show each player in his characteristic likeness, making him a human document . . . in a critical study of the game . . . . [W]e have ransacked the country for the best news stories and action photographs covering the game at every angle." Naturally, all 16 teams in the two Major Leagues are here, along with chapters "The Art of Pitching," "Star Plays and Players" and "The Minor Leagues." Of course, the upcoming 1911 season is covered. Tan boards (with colorful batter and catcher on front) shows much shelf wear, soiling and wear along the edges. Quarter cranberry cloth spine is splitting. Cream endpapers spotted and smudged. Text block firmly stapled but almost completely pulled away from cover. Interior has smudging, spotting along page edges but otherwise clean and full of action!. Seller Inventory # 000860
Book Description P.F. Collier, New York, 1911. Hardcover. Condition: Good. No Jacket. Elephant folio bound in illustrated, paper-covered boards with a cloth spine. Heavy wear to all edges and corners, rubbing to boards, and spine, soiling to covers, some spots to leading edge of page block, occasional foxing to pages. Previous owner name to rear endpapers. B&W photos and illustrations throughout. Seller Inventory # 001499
Book Description Collier, New York, 1911. Hardcover (Half Cloth). Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Size: Folio. Silverfish damage to maroon cloth and paper on boards. Internally very nice. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sports & Pastimes; Baseball; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 21856. Seller Inventory # 21856
Book Description P.F.Collier & Son, 1911. Hardcover. Condition: Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Over-sized hardback book (no dust jacket) titled THE BOOK OF BASEBALL. Edited and compiled by William Patten and J. Walker McSpadden. Published in 1911 by P.F.Collier & Son. Illustrated with Charles Dana Gibson frontispiece and many vintage black and white baseball photographs of players, stadiums and plays in progress. One of the greatest books on Baseball ever published. Boards are scuffed/worn at edge - small amount of fraying at both ends of spine. Binding and interior pages solid. Bookseller since 1995 (UL-2-middle-R-flat) rareviewbooks Language: eng. Seller Inventory # RVB03241605
Book Description P.F.Collier & Son, New York, 1911. First edition. First edition. Illustrated with a frontispiece by Charles Dana Gibson; photographically illustrated throughout. 1 vols. Folio. One of the earliest histories of the game, tenth on Grobani's chronological list of general histories. Contains a review of the 1910 season, pitching instructions, a review of the minor league, and biographies of star players.The chapter on baseball's origins mentions Doubleday only in passing, and instead credits New Yorker Alex J. Cartwright and the Knickerbocker Club with the invention of baseball. Spalding's Our National Game, also published in 1911, would help cement the Doubleday creation myth. Smith 638, Grobani 6-10 Original pictorial boards, maroon cloth back; rubbed and lightly stained. Hinges reinforced. Very good Illustrated with a frontispiece by Charles Dana Gibson; photographically illustrated throughout. 1 vols. Folio. Seller Inventory # 234817