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1889 "Athletic Sports in America, England and Australia" Illustrated Hardbound Book

Lot Number 637

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In the popular style of 19th-century tomes, this title page says it all: "ATHLETIC SPORTS in AMERICA, ENGLAND AND AUSTRALIA. Compromising History, Characteristics, Sketches of Famous Leaders, Organization and Great Contests of Baseball, Cricket, Football, La Crosse, Tennis, Rowing and Cycling. Also Including The FAMOUS 'AROUND THE WORLD' TOUR OF AMERICAN BASEBALL TEAMS, Their Enthusiastic Welcomes, Royal Receptions, Banquets, Great Games Played Before Notables of Foreign Nations, Humorous Incidents, Interesting Adventures, Etc., Etc." Baseball pioneer Henry Chadwick provides the introduction, and there are over 400 gilt-edged pages with 22 full-page baseball photos. GD/VG covers (with interior spine split) and EX pages except for tears on Pages 141 and 147.

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