The Sunlit Field. Lucy Kennedy.

The Sunlit Field

New York: Crown, 1950. First edition. Hardcover. First edition (no statement as is correct). Hardcover. 333 pp. Very good, some fade to the spine. In dust jacket, about very good with some edge wear and wear to the folds. A novel of a young Irish immigrant woman and her beau in 1850s Brooklyn. The young man is involved in the rivalry of some of the legendary early baseball clubs of Brooklyn, the Atlantics and the Excelsiors. Kennedy's novel is considered to be the first with a baseball theme to be written for adults by a woman author (there were some juvenile pieces in the 1800s). Rich in detail and historically rather accurate baseball-wise. Very Good / very good. Item #E7879

Price: $15.00

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