"THE MAGNITUDE OF OUR GAME'S HISTORY WHICH IS BEING MADE TODAY WILL DOUBTLESS STRIKE HOME TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US": RARE FIRST EDITION OF A CENTURY OF BASEBALL, 1940
FREEMAN'S JOURNAL, Staff of, editors. A Century of Baseball. Cooperstown, New York: The Freeman's Journal, 1940. Octavo, original gilt-stamped blue cloth, original dust jacket. $1200.
Rare first edition of this book looking at the best moments of the first 100 years of baseball compiled by the staff of Cooperstown, New York's local newspaper, with black-and-white photographic illustrations provided by the National Baseball Museum, in original dust jacket.
A Century of Baseball was painstakingly edited by the staff of Cooperstown, New York's local newspaper, The Freeman's Journal. Divided into three sections, this book offers information from baseball's National Centennial Committee; a compilation of newspaper accounts of important moments in the history of baseball; and the collected text of speeches by prominent people involved in the dedication of the National Baseball Museum. Blank order postcard to request an additional copy of this book laid in.
Very nearly fine condition.