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Baseball book titled AMERICA'S NATIONAL GAME, 1st ed. by Albert Goodwill Spalding, cartoons by Homer C. Davenport, published by American Sports Publishing Company, 1911. Signed by author with personal inscription on front end paper reading: To C. A. Brandenberg with my compliments A. G. Spalding, New York, Oct. 24, 1911. Octavo, 542 pages with engraved frontispiece of Spalding, illustrations, and black and white photographic images including some fold out panoramas. Hardbound in cobalt blue cloth with gilt tooled image of Uncle Sam and title lettering, front cover and spine. 8" H x 5 5/8" W x 1 3/4" D. Note: Charles A. Brandenburg is listed as the General Manager of A. G. Spalding Brothers in Oakland, CA in the CROCKER-LANGELY SAN FRANCISCO DIRECTORY, FOR THE YEAR ENDING IN JUNE 1917. (Additional high-resolution photos are available at www.caseantiques.com)


Overall very good condition. Author inscription in excellent, highly visible condition. Toning, edges of sheet. Toning impressions of frontispiece visible on tissue paper cover and following page. Corners of covers bumped. Light shelf wear, top and bottom edges of covers and spine.

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A.G. Spalding, AMERICA'S NATIONAL GAME, signed 1st

Estimate $3,000 - $4,000Aug 5, 2017