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    1930's James Naismith Typed Manuscript with Handwritten Notes re: Forms of Basketball. Thirteen typed pages with many handwritten edits and comments regarding the forms of basketball. Intended for inclusion in his acclaimed book, "Basketball: Its Origin and Development," the text lists such types as "The men's game, the women's game, the professional game, Roller Skating Basket Ball, Horse back Basket Ball, Bicycle Basket Ball..." He dismisses ice skating basket ball because "...the danger of falling and cutting a person is too great..." Pages average EX (one is cut in half). Writing averages bold 9/10. LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    December, 2006
    15th Friday
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