Juvenile Pastimes; or Girls' and Boys' Book of Sports

New Haven: Published by S. Babcock, 1849 (on the title page; 1850 on the front wrap).

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Near Fine. Edition undetermined. Stapled wrappers. 24mo. 16pp., illustrated with cuts. Scattered foxing, else a nice, near fine copy. A compilation of children's games, including a relatively early mention of baseball, as well as two illustrations of the game, one of which is a full page. Any pre-Civil War baseball references are hard to find. This is a particularly attractive example of this chapbook. Rosenbach's Early American Children's Books lists several similarly titled volumes, but none that seem to conform to this in exact contents.

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Juvenile Pastimes; or Girls' and Boys' Book of Sports
Juvenile Pastimes; or Girls' and Boys' Book of Sports