Double Play; or, How Joe Hardy Chose His Friends
Price: 375.00 USD
Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1871. First edition. Emerald green cloth (also seen in brown, priority undetermined), with spine decorated in gilt with design of a bat, ball, baseball uniform belt. 244 pp. Frontsi engraving witn tissue guard and three additional full page engravings. A very good example, front hinge neatly reenforced, shallow fraying head edge of spine, shallow wear to the foot edge. Two small spots rear cloth. Pencilled gift inscription dated 1873 on the first front blank. Text block tight and clean. Considered to be the fourth novel to incorporate significant baseball content (the author's earlier work, "Changing Base" was the second). First edition. Very Good.