Lot # 78: 1910 The National Game Hardcover Book by Alfred H. Spink

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Originally published in 1910, The National Game by Alfred H. Spink is the first important history of baseball and preceded Albert G. Spalding’s more widely read America’s National Game by one year. Featured here is a First Edition of The National Game. In dedicating the first edition, Spink spells out his lofty goal: “I want this book to live forever, so that the names of those who helped to build up and make base ball the greatest of outdoor sports may never be forgotten.” That goal was postponed, however, as Spink’s The National Game has been out of print since a revised edition was published in 1911. Its condition is good with only a few scuff marks on the spine and a noticeable crease in the burgundy cover’s top right corner.

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