Football

Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1896.

Price: $675.00

Hardcover. First edition. Octavo. 425pp. Line drawings. Red cloth illustrated in gilt. Early gift inscription from editor of the *Waterbury Courant* (Connecticut) Charles Frederic Chapin to his son: "Carl M. Chapin from C.F.C. Nov. 1896." Both Yale men, Carl was later editor of the *Yale Courant* and author of the detective novel, *Three Died Inside the Marble Pool.* Slight sunning and rubbing at the spine, a near fine copy. An early book on football issued to help the development of the game. Camp was the Coach of the Yale football team and probably did more than anyone else to popularize the game and to shape the rules as they now stand including cutting the number of players to 11 (from 15), instituting the quarterback position, creating a scrimmage to institute play (rather than a "scrum") and designing the "gridiron" pattern of the field. Additionally, he was probably the first national figure to promote personal physical fitness, especially during the First World War. A very nice copy.

Item #440208

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Football. Walter CAMP, Lorin F. Deland.