The guide is appears to be thesis work by Guerdon N. Messer. It is interesting to note that Spalding moved basketball from Group VII to Group V in 1915. On this guide, they made a mistake and reused an old version of the front cover by accident, as it still refers to Group VII. However, on the 1919 version, they got it correct.
Guides/Yearbooks - Annuals
Spalding's How to Play Basket Ball
American Sports Publishing Company