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Three Early 20th-Century Baseball Books (3)
Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $1,392.00
Collection of three significant early baseball books: 1) First edition of Baseball In Cincinnati by Harry Ellard. Published in 1907. This is one of the best of all early baseball historical books, and a key addition for any world-class baseball library. The 277-page volume is packed with information regarding the rich history of baseball, especially as it relates to Cincinnati, and is heavily illustrated with photographs, many found nowhere else. 2) First edition of The National Game by Alfred H. Spink. Published in 1910 by the National Game Publishing Co. of St. Louis. This is the key baseball book of the 1910 era, presenting a complete history of the game, with literally hundreds of photographs. This hardcover book is considered by many to be the finest and most substantial of all early historical baseball books. The gold gilding on the cover, which is so prone to wear, is 98% complete. Light cover wear, otherwise in Near Mint condition. 3) Commy is the autobiography of Charles Comiskey published by The Reilly & Lee Co. in 1919. The book does not include the original dust jacket but is otherwise in Ex-Mt condition. All three of these classic books are worthy additions to any serious baseball library. Total 3 books. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500. SOLD FOR $1,392.00
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