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    1930's James Naismith Typed Manuscript with Handwritten Notes re: Evolution of Basketball. Thirteen typed pages with numerous handwritten edits and comments regarding the evolution of basketball. Intended for inclusion in his acclaimed book, "Basketball: Its Origin and Development," the text covers many aspects of the game from inception to the early 1930's. He talks about the group formed in 1915 to consolidate the A.A.U. rules with the so-called "collegiate rules," and mentions that "...there may be more objections to the dribble than appears in the newspapers..." Also discussed is the replacement of the peach basket: "...These were so frail they would last only a short time and in 1892 Lew Allen of Hartford conceived the idea of constructing cylindrical baskets of heavy woven wire..." Pages average EX. Writing averages bold 9/10. LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    December, 2006
    15th Friday
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