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FIRST EDITION OF THE NATIONAL LEAGUE'S CONSTITUTION AND PLAYING RULES FOR 1883

(BASEBALL). 1883. Constitution and Playing Rules of the National League of Professional Base Ball Clubs. Chicago, 1883.

First edition of this 1883 official National League guide to baseball including rules, the League's constitution, player information, and more. $3200.

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FIRST EDITION OF ATHLETIC SPORTS, WITH OVER 400 PAGES ON BASEBALL

PALMER, Harry Clay, et al. Athletic Sports in America, England, and Australia. Philadelphia, 1889.

First edition of this comprehensive survey of the sports of England, Australia and America, richly illustrated with four chromolithographic plates, 39 photographic plates, and numerous in-text illustrations. $3000.

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THE FIRST NOVEL FEATURING THE GAME OF BASEBALL

(BASEBALL) BROOKS, Noah. The Fairport Nine. New York, 1880.

First edition of the first novel to feature the game of baseball, preceding by four years the same author's 1884 novel Our Baseball Club, "the first novel devoted exclusively to baseball." Set in the 1840s, The Fairport Nine also includes an African American player, Sam Black. A very nice copy in pictorial cloth. $2200.

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“BUT THERE IS NO JOY IN MUDVILLE—MIGHTY CASEY HAS STRUCK OUT”

THAYER, Ernest. Casey at the Bat IN: A Treasury of Humorous Poetry. Boston, 1902.

First edition, first state of this anthology of humorous poetry, containing the first book publication of “Casey at the Bat,” with numerous full-page illustrations. $1800.

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FROM “SPARKY” ADAMS TO TOM ZACHARY

JOHNSON, Harold (Speed). Who"s Who in Major League Baseball. Chicago, 1933.

First edition, containing sepia half-tone portraits, “intimate biographical sketches” and up-to-date statistics for all the then-current major leaguers, as well as various executives, coaches and baseball immortals. $1500.

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“I WOULD AS SOON BE KILLED ON A BASEBALL FIELD AS ANYWHERE ELSE”

JOHNSON, Harry (“Steamboat”). Standing the Gaff. Nashville, 1935.

First edition of the first book-length life of an umpire, illustrated with five photographs, inscribed, “Best Wishes to Jack Hessen from “Steamboat” Johnson, Umpire, Southern League.” $1100.

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"NO ONE EMBODIED THE AMERICAN DREAM… OR CREATED A MORE ENDURING LEGEND THAN JOE DIMAGGIO"

DIMAGGIO, Joe. Lucky to Be a Yankee. New York, 1946.

First edition of this early and very elusive biography of Joe DiMaggio, "packed with insights about his career," containing 32 game-photographs of the Yankees, in original pictorial wrappers with "Joltin' Joe" on the front cover. $950.

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