Casey At The Bat. Phineas Thayer, Ernest L.

Casey At The Bat

Chicago: A.C. McClurg, 1912. Dan Sayer Groesbeck. First Thus. Hard Cover. First edition thus, the first hardcover edition (preceded by a wrappered edition in 1901). Slim 8vo. in green textured paper-covered boards with front cover lettered in gilt and with design of a black-ribbon bedecked baseball bat in yellow. Unpaginated. Illustrated with three-color drawings by Groesbeck on each facing page as well as additional line drawings. Scarce, desirable first hardcover edition of what may be the most recognizable poem ever written in America, a humorous baseball classic which first appeared in the San Francisco Examiner newspaper in 1888.Very good, some wear and shallow loss at spine extremities, minor wear at the tips, small paper adhesion and light evidence of name erasure front free endpaper. Very Good. Item #E2679

Price: $475.00

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