New York: Putnam, 1912. First. hardcover. With 19 photo illustrations. xii, 304, plus 4pp of ads. Short 8vo, original gilt-lettered burgundy cloth. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1912. First edition. A near fine bright copy of this scarce book. near fine.
First edition of the famous how-to book, liberally illustrated with photographs, and with Mathewson discussing the most dangerous hitters he faced, other big league pitchers, baseball anecdotes and pitching hints and instructions.