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America's National Game - Albert G. Spalding

1911 - American Sports Publishing Company, New York - First Edition
A thick octavo first edition of this landmark and first scholarly work on Baseball, by the legendary A. G. Spalding, major league professional pitcher, manager, and then president of the Chicago White Stockings. Spalding started the trend of wearing a baseball glove, wrote the first set of baseball rules, and co-founded the sporting goods company of A.G. Spalding.

Profusely illustrated with 114 black and white full page plates from photographs and ‘cartoons’ by Homer C. Davenport, including four delicate folding plates (unfortunately two of which are missing a fold).
 
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Price HK$ 3,800