1911 The Book of Baseball (First Edition) by Patten/McSpadden 
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Presented is a dated 1911 copy of The Book of Baseball by William Patten and J. Walker McSpadden. This first edition was published by P.F. Collier & Son of New York and contains 159 pages. The hardcover copy grades in the (VG to EX) range with moderate wear on the exterior covers along with an ink spot. The inner pages are sharp and intact while the period binding is firm. An impressive assembly of classic baseball photography, illustrations, and history “from the earliest day to present season” is included. Also found within are the rules of the game and a variety of playing tips.  
 
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