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Volkov, M.

Diabolo. Pushball. Baseball. First Russian book about baseball.

Diabolo. Pushball. Baseball. First Russian book about baseball.

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Volkov, M. [Diabolo. Pushball. Baseball. Three Ball Games]. Raketbol. Pushbol. Bezbol. Tri igry v myach. With images.

Petrograd, Moskva, Izdanie T-va M.O. Vol'f, 1916. 
12mo, 20 pp., ill.

In publisher’s pictorial wrappers and contemporary clamshell box.
In good condition, wears and small losses to spine, small stains to front cover, owner’s mark to title page.

First Russian book about baseball.

This game guide includes a brief overview of diabolo and pushball gameplay, but what makes it especially interesting is the third part dedicated to baseball rules, positions, and players.
In Russia, a modification of baseball known as lapta, a traditional folk game, dates back to the 14th century. The word 'baseball' was translated into Russian as 'bezbol', which can be interpreted as 'without ball'.

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