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Collection of 8 De Witt's Base-Ball Guides by  Henry (Baseball) Chadwick - First edition - 1883 - from James Cummins Bookseller and Biblio.com

Collection of 8 De Witt's Base-Ball Guides

by (Baseball) Chadwick, Henry

Condition: Original illustrated orange wrappers with portrait of pitcher throwing underhand, some chipping and edgewear, 1875 number lackin


New York: Robert M. De Witt, 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. 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. 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. 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. Grobani 3-4 (for entire run, 1868-85)



  • Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 247015
  • Title: Collection of 8 De Witt's Base-Ball Guides
  • Author: (Baseball) Chadwick, Henry
  • Format/binding:Frontispiece woodcut of ballfield in each number and illustrated with woodcuts throughout; 1877 number with handcolored ads for
  • Book condition: Used - Original illustrated orange wrappers with portrait of pitcher throwing underhand, some chipping and edgewear, 1875 number lackin
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First edition
  • Publisher: Robert M. De Witt
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1883
  • Keywords: Baseball
  • Bookseller catalogs: Sports & Games;
  • Subjects: SPORTS & RECREATION / General;


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