Casey at the Bat 1912 AC Mclurg HC baseball book
This book is no longer for sale (sold on 2008-11-14)
Price : US $689.00
As rare of an antique baseball book as you can find, it's the first printing of Casey at the Bat by Phineas Thayer, 1912, AC McLurg, Chicago, with great woodblock illustrations by Dan Sayre Groesbeck. An American classic, this poem is known throughout the country, and this is the original hardcover printing in book form. (June, 1912, Caslon Press on copyright page.)
This copy is in fine condition, maybe extra fine, with only the most extreme minimal amount of wear, no writing or damage of any kind, clean, tight binding, etc. I would put it up against any other copy of this book (if you can find one) in terms of condition. It's been in my personal collection for the last 23 years, and has been cared for very well.
While the mighty Casey DID strike out, if you win this book, it's a home run. You'll never need to find a better copy.
Postage will be $4.00, optional insurance extra. Please take a look at my antique baseball books, a Satchell Paige poster, NY Yankees team jacket, and a Brooklyn Dodgers game used bat up for auction. LEGALESE: No returns, so please ask all questions before bidding. Payment must be received within 14 days, or I reserve the right to cancel the auction.
This book is sold (sold on 2008-11-14)
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