Chicago: John W. Strong, Publisher, 1888.
Softcover. 1888 edition. Thin octavo (3" x 7¾"). pp., ads. Stapled printed buff wrappers. Ink blot at bottom of front wrap, small chips at the corners (one with an old, tiny repair), short tear in the margins, overall sound and very good. Detailed professional baseball schedule with rules, team standings, stats (Cap Anson hit .421, only good enough for second, with Dan Brouthers and King Kelly also in the top ten), ranks of pro players at each position (Tim Keefe was the No. 1 pitcher; John Montgomery Ward was the highest paid at $5000 per annum), history of the game, etc. With many ads for Chicago businesses, including a railroad map and "Cash Paid for Old Books" by Barker. Pleasing and rare. *OCLC* locates no copies.