New York: D. Appleton and Company 443 & 445 Broadway, 1865.
First edition. 224 (+4 ads) pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Early Baseball Reference. Brown pebbled, blind-stamped cloth, gilt stamped fishing scene on upper board and spine. Lower board lightly soiled, last page of ads with closed tear, else near fine. Incribed in pencil on ffep "Chriny (?) Wilmerding from Papa Christmas 1866." Item #212289
Chapter Five of this work contains the earliest fictional reference to the game of baseball.
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