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    1930's James Naismith Typed Manuscript with Handwritten Notes re: Evolution of Basketball. Two short manuscripts represent early text that would come to form his acclaimed book, "Basketball: Its Origin and Development." 1) Eight pages entitled "The Basket Ball Rules." A synopsis of the evolution of the game, addressing numerous aspects including the back stops, the scoring, the players, and more. Several notations in his hand. 2) Six pages feature heavy handwritten comments addressing the evolution of the game. Included in the handwriting is a paragraph on his quest for boxes to nail up for the first game and how the superintendent of Bulding, Mr. Stebbins, responded, "I have a couple of old beach baskets about that size if they will do any good." Many important comments. Finally, at the bottom of one page in red pencil is Naismith's "doodle" of a peach basket suspended from a pole. Pages are VG-EX to EX. LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    December, 2006
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