Item #WHIT001 Baseball Stories; or How We Won the Game. Robert Rudd Whiting.

Baseball Stories; or How We Won the Game

Original Wraps. New York: J. S. Ogilvie Publishing Company, 1902. First Edition. Very Good.

First edition. Original publisher's off-white wrappers printed in black and red with batting illustration to front wrapper, "The Man in the Street" Stories advertisement to rear wrapper. Very good with lightly toned, fragile wrappers, some small chips to edges of front wrapper, minor damage to edges of some pages near front of book, some pages lightly soiled. Overall, a solid copy. In Baseball Stories, the "the fat ex-mascot of the Lightfoot Lilies" recounts the old days of baseball in a series of humorous vignettes. His stories feature eccentric characters like "Stump Greenwood, the one armed man," Home Run Hankins, and the gun-toting Tanglefoot Tom. Some of Robert Rudd Whiting's other humorous publications include The Fat Mascot: 22 Wildly Funny Baseball Stories (1902), A Ball of Yarn: Its Unwinding (1907), and Four Hundred Good Stories (1910). Outside of writing books, Whiting worked as an editor for the literary periodical Ainslie's Magazine and, near the end of his life, as part of the WWI-era Committee on Public Information, recognized today as the "first large-scale propaganda agency of the U. S. government."

Item #WHIT001

Price: $250.00