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    1930's James Naismith Typed Manuscript with Handwritten Notes re: Spread of Basketball. Several dozen handwritten and typed pages with numerous handwritten edits and comments regarding "The Spread of Basketball," intended for inclusion in his acclaimed book, "Basketball: Its Origin and Development." Text addresses the growth of the sport in college, church and Knights of Columbus leagues, from the early 1890's going forward. It also includes comments on the sport's growth overseas, including China and Japan. Naismith illustrates year-by-year expansion and writes by hand the names of the teams as they initiated play. We suspect there may be bits of history on the growth of basketball that will be rediscovered in this voluminous archive. Fascinating details on the expansion of the world's fastest growing sport. Pages average VG-EX. Writing averages bold 9/10. LOA from PSA/DNA.

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    December, 2006
    15th Friday
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