19 - 20 October 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 21,250
Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000
HISTORY OF COLORED BASEBALL
Sol White, 1907
Original 1907 printing of the History of Colored Base Ball by Sol White, the first book ever published on the history of black baseball and the players who played it. Written by the Captain of the Philadelphia Giants and future Hall of Famer Sol White (1868-1955), the 128 page volume chronicles the history of the black game from 1885 through 1907, and is replete with photos of the great players of the era, as well as containing articles, box scores and advertisements. The book is complete with its original paper cover, tight binding and bright, crisp interior pages. The back cover of the book has been inscribed in period pencil S.R. Gibbs, 1531 Harney St., Louisville, Ky, From Jms. P. Churchill, 5 Orchard St., Jersey City, NJ. The same hand has inscribed a pair of pages within the book with notes regarding players and teams.
3 3/4 x 6 in.
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