Item #HCHAD014 Beadle’s Dime Base-Ball Player. Henry Chadwick.

Beadle’s Dime Base-Ball Player

New York: Beadle and Company, 1865. First Edition. Good.


First edition. Publisher’s orange wrappers printed in black with batting illustration to front wrapper. Good with some small closed tears and chipping to front wrapper, small rectangular dark patch to front wrapper, rear wrapper missing, spine worn, some pages lightly spotted, and light pencil markings to page 7. Very early and very scarce. Beadle’s Dime Base-Ball Player is recognized as the earliest published baseball guide. Published annually between 1860 and 1881, the guide provided the public with recaps of previous seasons, rules, and basic game instructions. The guides were edited by Henry Chadwick, the “Father of Baseball,” who made substantial and enduring innovations to baseball box scores and statistics. The guide ceased being published when Chadwick took a job as editor for A. G. Spalding’s Official Base Ball Guide. New York: Beadle and Company, 1865. First edition. Publisher’s orange wrappers printed in black with batting illustration to front wrapper. Good with some small closed tears and chipping to front wrapper, small rectangular dark patch to front wrapper, rear wrapper missing, spine worn, some pages lightly spotted, and light pencil markings to page 7. Very early and very scarce. Beadle’s Dime Base-Ball Player is recognized as the earliest published baseball guide. Published annually between 1860 and 1881, the guide provided the public with recaps of previous seasons, rules, and basic game instructions. The guides were edited by Henry Chadwick, the “Father of Baseball,” who made substantial and enduring innovations to baseball box scores and statistics. The guide ceased being published when Chadwick took a job as editor for A. G. Spalding’s Official Base Ball Guide.


Item #HCHAD014

Price: $650.00

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