Thank you for visiting our past auction result archives. If you have an item identical (or similar) to this auction lot, please call, write or contact us to discuss. We will be able to help you.
1888 Base-Ball by John Ward
Starting Bid - $200.00, Sold For - $812.00
Hardcover first edition of John Ward's baseball book, the entire formal title of which is Base-Ball How To Become A Player with the Origin, History, and Explanation of the Game (The Athletic Publishing Company, Philadelphia, 1888). This is a particularly desirable and very scarce nineteenth-century baseball book, which includes woodcuts of players such as John Clarkson and Doc Bushong. The binding is tight. The original green hardcover, which reads "Base-Ball" in guilt lettering, is in only Good condition due to foxing and general wear; the interior pages have very few minor imperfections and are overall in Very Good to Excellent condition. Reserve $200. Estimate $400/$600. SOLD FOR $812.00
(Click the smaller thumbnails to the left and right (if any) to cycle through each photo in the gallery of images for this lot.)