Lot 30 of 478:
First novel to feature the sport of baseball 1880  

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The Fairport Nine

Brooks, Noah

New York

Charles Scribner's Sons



x, 188, +[6] ad pp. Engraved frontispiece. (12mo) original green cloth stamped in gilt and black, gilt image of a baseball pitcher on the front cover and a batter on the spine, brown cloth slipcase. First Edition.

Scarce and early baseball fiction, which was intended for young adults, The Fairport Nine, is generally considered the earliest baseball novel. “Characters in the Story” leaf following contents leaf lists players and their positions for both The Fairport Nine team and The White Bears. With decorative bookplate of Frank Place.

Lot Amendments

Some wear and rubbing to cloth; light toning and light scattered foxing to interior, small chip to bottom corner of rear free endpaper, a solid copy; very good.

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