Original lithograph from “Our National Game” entitled “Foul Ball”. 14 ½ x 11 ½. . The is an original page from the book published in 1887 by Liebenroth, Von Auw & Co. It was a commercial scrapbook containing one of the first series of color lithographs depicting baseball, included were: Our National Game, Wild Pitch, Fly Ball, Caught Between Bases, Foul ball and Home Run. The scrapbook would have had a blank page between the images, and more often than not, 19th c trade cards and scraps were pasted in. This was the case in this book, as one can see the light outlines on the back of the page. Overall condition is good, page somewhat irregularly cut along spine edge, soiling and toning of paper, corner damage and some creases b/r corner, a few small edge tears, 1 ¼” tear bottom center.
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