New York: Robert M. De Witt, 1874-1883.
First edition. Frontispiece woodcut of ballfield in each number and illustrated with woodcuts throughout; 1877 number with handcolored ads for Peck & Snyder uniform hats, socks, and belts. 8 vols. 12mo. Early Baseball Guides. Original illustrated orange wrappers with portrait of pitcher throwing underhand, some chipping and edgewear, 1875 number lacking rear wrapper, generally very good, in custom morocco-backed slipcase and chemise. Grobani 3-4 (for entire run, 1868-85). Item #247015
Partial run of this early baseball guide, the official publication of the Amateur and Professional Association, written by one of the fathers of the game, Henry Chadwick. Contains rules, instructions on how to score a game, player stats and league leaders, team rosters, and match scores. With ads at the rear of each number.
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