Boy's and Girl's Book of Sports. Baseball.

Early "Base, or Goal Ball", 1839

Boy's and Girl's Book of Sports.

Providence: Published by Geo. P.Daniels, 1839.

Embellished with cuts. 24 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Early "Base, or Goal Ball", 1839. Original orange pictorial wrappers. OCLC 5415608 (2 copies: Yale and AAS). Item #234787

Rare and early description (pp. 19-20) of the nascent game which ultimately became the national pastime. OCLC notes editions of 1835 and 1836 which are equally rare, but whether or not either contains a section on baseball is not clear.

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