New York: Dutton, 1884. First Edition. Publisher’s color lithographed covers; some rubbing, ownership inscription inside the front cover; some rubbing, but still very good. Also issued in pictorial cloth; we have always found this copy’s binding the more attractive of the two, with its front cover depicting a game and a back cover illustrating a team. Said to be the first novel devoted to baseball. The author was renowned in his time for his friendship and association with Lincoln.