Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1868. First edition. Page 139 starts the baseball. Read More about Changing Base; or What Edward Rice Learnt at School
New York: The Viking Press, . Unrevised proofs. Read More about The Summer Game
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc, . First edition. Read More about Man on Spikes
[Williamsport, Ohio: c 1916]. Read More about Base Ball! New Holland vs. Williamsport Sun. Oct 2 on Williamsport Diamond This will be one of...
Philadelphia [?]: Ca. 1905. Baseball Sports Caricature, Philadelphia, Ca. 1905. The subjects, two dapper young men seated in third base line box seats, are identified as Bill Reynolds and Tommy O'Keefe. Both are nattily dressed, with diamond stickpins in their ties; Tommy wears a straw boater with a hatband labeled... Read More about Caricature of two sporting gents watching a Philadelphia Athletics baseball game, ca. 1905
New York: Published by Mark H. Newman & Co, (1846). 1846 Baseball Image. Charles Sanders was the author of a very successful series of school readers. His first primer was published in 1840 with the same image, and the “Pictorial Primer” appeared in 1846. American Imprints cites two other edition... Read More about Sanders’ Pictorial Primer: or an Introduction to “Sanders’ First Reader”
New York: American Sports Publishing Company, 1911. First edition. Superb Copy. One of the key works in the literature of baseball, by one of the prime movers in its codification and development. In addition to his pitching career (which began in 1865), Spalding helped organize the National League, cofounded the... Read More about America's National Game. Historic Facts Concerning the Beginning Evolution, Development and...
Morristown, NJ: 1912. The Morristown Nine of 1912. A wonderful study of the team, recalling the Great National Game of home-town America, and a splendid item of New Jersey history. Read More about BASEBALL TEAM OF 1912: Three photographs, each 9 3/4 x 13 inches, mounted in the original dark...
Providence: Published by Geo. P.Daniels, 1839. Early "Base, or Goal Ball", 1839. 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. Read More about Boy's and Girl's Book of Sports
Boston: W.S. Carr & Co 83 Pearl Street, 1888. Read More about Broadside: 1888. W.S. Carr & Co.'s Trade Price List of Spalding's Base Balls, Bats, and Base...
St. Louis: Allied Printing, 1939. Celebarting Baseball's Centennial. Read More about Broadside: The Sporting News . The Baseball Paper of the World---Schedule of the American,...
Boston: Wright & Ditson Retail Store: 344 Washington Street (nera Milk Street). Wholesale Store: 95 Pearl Street, 1895. A rare trade catalogue of 19th-century baseball gear, profusely illustrated with wood-engravings of products offered by Wright & Ditson -- including Spalding bats and mitts, catcher's masks, bases, shoes, uniforms and caps... Read More about Illustrated Catalogue of Base Ball Goods and Uniforms. Wright & Ditson
New Haven: S. Babcock, 1849. A compendium of children's games, including a relatively early mention of baseball, as well as two illustrations of the game, one of which is a full page. Any pre-Civil War baseball references are hard to find. This is fine copy of this fragile pamphlet. Rosenbach's... Read More about Juvenile Pastimes; or Girls' and Boys' Book of Sports
[Brooklyn: 1860's]. Very interesting album of a talented amateur draughtsman drawings, including one of 'sambo" playing the banjo, several baseball drawings, e.g., a Baseball player 'seeing Stars" dated January 15, 1867, p. 15, s baseball Diamond, Lacrosse Player, a Firemen "running to a Fire", p. 25 (with coloring), etc. Read More about Nineteenth Century Naive album of Black and Baseball Interest with a Label 'specimens of Drawing...
Princeton, N.J: The Princeton University Press, 1899. With completed score sheet, showing Princeton the victor, 6-2. Read More about Official Souvenir Score Card of the Yale-Princeton Baseball Game. University Field. Saturday June...
[New York:]: Liebenroth von Auw, 1887. The pictorial title page depicts a standing baseball team surrounding a seated coach, surmounted by patriotic motifs and above a design of crossed bats and equipment. The other illustrations are skillfully rendered field level scenes of a Wild Pitch, Fly Ball, Foul Ball, a.... Read More about Our National Game
Lakewood, Ohio: 1913-1916. Including about 18 photographs of the Lakewood (Ohio) Fire Department Baseball team of 1916, including Eernest And Dooles with the mascot; 42 photos of the Lakewood Masonic Baseball team and about 60 photos of an automobile trip from Cleveland to St. Paul in 1915; With the circus... Read More about Photo Album of over 350 mounted photographs
N.p: n.d. [1940s?]. The Yankee Clipper & the Bronx Bomber Pose Together. Rare photograph of the two legendary athletes posing playfully side by side, Dimaggio grinning with his bat cocked over right shoulder, Louis standing with his fists clenched, ready to land a right to Dimaggio's chin. According to biographers..... Read More about Photograph of Joe Dimaggio and Joe Louis posing playfully together
Montreal: Canadian Sporting Publishing Company 269 Sty. Catherine Street, West, . Read More about Spalding's Official Canadian Base Ball Guide
[New York]: A.G. Spalding, 1919. Read More about Spalding’s Complete Trade Price List
A.G. Spalding & Bros, Januray 5, 1920. Spalding's 1920 wholesale price list for dealers, fully illustrated. Price. Read More about Spalding’s Complete Trade Price List
New York: D. Appleton and Company 443 & 445 Broadway, 1865. First edition. Early Baseball Reference. Chapter five (pp. 48-55) contains the earliest fictional reference to the game of baseball, including choicing up sides by grabbing the bat. Precedes Everett’s CHANGING BASE, 1868, which Grobani labels the first novel to... Read More about Uncle Nat; or, The Good Time Which George and Frank Had, Trapping, Fishing, Camping Out, etc. By...
New York: D. Appleton and Company 443 & 445 Broadway, 1865. First edition. Early Baseball Reference. Chapter Five of this work contains the earliest fictional reference to the game of baseball. Read More about Uncle Nat; or, The Good Time Which George and Frank Had, Trapping, Fishing, Camping Out, etc. By...
New York: William Morrow, 1972. First edition. Inscribed to the Editor. INSCRIBED, "To Phil, As editor, all problems of theme, structure, style and character are of course your responsibilty! Best Barry 12/11/82." Read More about Runner Mack
n.p: . The drawing depicts an allegorical figure of Manhattan, in colonial garb, tipping his hat and bowing in homage to his neighbor across the Brooklyn Bridge: a rotund figure in a Brooklyn baseball uniform, bat in one hand, pennant in the other, standing in a field with "Brooklyn B.B...... Read More about Fine original pen-and-ink drawing, probably for a newspaper illustration, commemorating the 1916...
5-19- (c. 1939). Read More about "Bunting is Rarely used in our modern game."