Lot # 100: 1931 How to Play Baseball by Babe Ruth--Hard Cover Book--First Japanese Edition

Category: Publications

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Published three years before Babe Ruth made his historic trip to Japan, this extremely rare copy of How to Play Baseball, Japanese text version, is being offered for only the second time ever in the United States. The only other time was 13 years ago in our Auction #32. This hard cover book is a first edition, fifth printing copy published in Tokyo in October 1931. There are a total of 32 illustrations featuring Babe Ruth giving baseball instructions to a few young ballplayers.

Size: 5 1/8" x 7 1/2". 110 pages.

Condition: The inside pages are quite nice. A few pages at the beginning have minor foxing. The binding is perfect. Cover--G/Vg.

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