Lot 27 of 522:
First novel to feature the sport of baseball, 1880  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$720
Estimate:
$400 - $600

Title:
The Fairport Nine
Author:
Brooks, Noah
Place:
New York
Publisher:
Charles Scribner's Sons
Date:
1880
Description:

x, 188, +[6] ad pp. (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. First Edition.

The first novel to feature the sport of Baseball. Quite scarce.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Some rubbing, wear and staining to covers, slight lean to spine; light staining to edges of text block, some pencil markings from previous owner; overall about very good.
 
Item number:
306743
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