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Fine collection of (10) hardcover books written for Children in the
late 19th and early 20th century detailing the rules and "how-to's"
for the popular sports and leisure activities of the day including
baseball and its forerunners. This lot includes: 1912 The Boys Guide
by Archibald Williams; Juvenile Sports published by Griffith & Simon,
Philadelphia; 1839 Festivals, Games and Amusements by Horatio Smith;
1870 Popular Amusements by Rev. J.T. Crane; 1917 The American Boy's
Handy Book by DC Beard; 1860 The Boys Own Toy Maker by E. Landells
(spine beginning to split at the top); 1866 The Play Ground Dick &
Fitzgerald, Publishers (Spine disintegrated and additional paper loss
along edge of boards); The Boys Book of Sports, Games, Etc. published
by Ward, Lock & Co.; 1886 Boys Own Book published by Thomas R. Knox
and Co.; 1864 The American Boys Book published by Dick & Fitzgerald.
Overall, these books are in excellent condition unless stated otherwise.
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