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1 Asinof, Eliot. MAN ON SPIKES.
NY MCGRAW-HILL. 1955 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Dust Jacket Included 
REVIEW COPY. (Publisher's printed review slip laid-in) Fine in a near fine dj. (A few small edge nicks in dj. Trace of light shelfwear at spine ends) Author's scarce FIRST book. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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2 Beckham, Barry. RUNNER MACK.
MORROW. NY 1972 1972 
INSCRIBED & dated in year of publication by Barry Beckham on the half-title page. Fine in a priceclipped Nf. dj. (1"- inch tear with crease at head of front cover. A few short edge nicks in dj. Tiny soil spot on front cover) Uncommon. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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3 Bjarkman, Peter C. (Ed.) BASEBALL & THE GAME OF LIFE. STORIES FOR THE THINKING FAN.
OTISVILLE: BIRCH BROOK PRESS. 1990 1990 First Edition. Fine No Dust Jacket. 
SIGNED by editor Peter C. Bjarkman on the front endpaper. 900 copies printed. Fine in slate green boards, without dj. as issued. Features baseball stories by: Larry Watson, W.P. Kinsella, Robert Coover & others. (GC) 
Price: 100.00 USD
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4 Brady, Charles. SEVEN GAMES IN OCTOBER.
BOSTON: LITTLE, BROWN. 1974 
Cloth. First Edition. About fine in a near fine dj. (Couple of small dings at top edge. Faint traces of rubbing to covers of dj.)  
Price: 25.00 USD
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5 Coover, Robert. THE UNIVERSAL BASEBALL ASSOCIATION, INC. J. HENRY WAUGH, PROP.
NY RANDOM HOUSE. 1968 First Edition. Fine 
Fine in a fine dj. (Only the slightest hint of a tap at upper tip of front board, leaving a small crease to opposite area on dj.) Bright and fresh copy with none of the fading to the spine that plagues this title. Author's SECOND book. (B) 
Price: 200.00 USD
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6 Evers, Crabbe. BLEEDING DODGER BLUE.
NY BANTAM. 1991 First Edition. 
UNCORRECTED PROOF. Virtually fine in plain blue printed wrappers. (Mild spot of rubbing on front cover) THIRD Duffy House baseball mystery. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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7 Gordon, Alison. PRAIRIE HARDBALL.
M.&S. TORONTO 1997 
First Edition. Fine in dj. Fifth book in this excellent series.  
Price: 25.00 USD
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8 Gordon, Alison. SAFE AT HOME.
M.&S. TORONTO 1990 1990 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Dust Jacket Included 
Fine in dj. SECOND Kate Henry mystery. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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9 Heffernan, Terry. (Photographs) Ritter, Lawrence S. (Introduction) BASEBALL TALES.
VIKING. NY 1993 
First Edition. Fine in dj. Stories by W.P. Kinsella, James Thurber, Damon Runyon & Nunnally Johnson.  
Price: 25.00 USD
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10 Holtzman, Jerome. FIELDER'S CHOICE. AN ANTHOLOGY OF BASEBALL FICTION.
NY: HARCOURT, BRACE & JOVANOVICH. 1979 1979 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Dust Jacket Included 
Close to fine in a priceclipped Nf. dj. (A few small spots of soiling at top edge. Tiny chip & short edge tears & shelfwear at crest of spine on dj. Small edge te ar at base of spine) A superb anthology. Holtzman has gone on to become the official historian of Major League baseball in Cooperstown. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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11 Honig, Donald. LAST MAN OUT.
NY: DUTTON. 1993 
Cloth. First Edition. REVIEW COPY. (Publisher's printed publicity release laid-in) Fine in dj. Author's SECOND Baseball mystery.  
Price: 20.00 USD
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12 Kahn, Roger. THE SEVENTH GAME.
NY: NAL. 1982 1982 First Edition. Fine 
UNCORRECTED PROOF. SIGNED by Roger Kahn. Fine in plain orange printed wrappers. A baseball novel. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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13 Kinsella, W.P. BOX SOCIALS.
NY: BALLANTINE. 1992 1992 First Edition. Fine 
UNCORRECTED PROOF. Fine in plain red printed wrappers. (B) 
Price: 50.00 USD
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14 Kinsella, W.P. BOX SOCIALS.
NY: BALLANTINE. 1992 1992 1st Edition Fine 
First American Edition. ADVANCE READING COPY. Fine in pictorial printed wrappers. (B) 
Price: 35.00 USD
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15 Kinsella, W.P. BOX SOCIALS.
NY: BALLANTINE. 1992 1992 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Dust Jacket Included Signed by Author(s)
First American Edition. REVIEW COPY. (Publisher's printed review slip & a publicity release laid-in) SIGNED by W.P. Kinsella on the title page. Fine in a fine dj. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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16 Kinsella, W.P. BOX SOCIALS.
NY: BALLANTINE BOOKS. 1992 1992 First Edition. Fine 
REVIEW COPY. SIGNED by W.P. Kinsella on the half-title page. Only a few copies of the Canadian 'True' first edition were utilized by Ballantine Books as advance proofs prior to generating their own galleys. Close to fine in the Harper-Collins binding, with the title/copyright page neatly excised & "Ball. Books" inked on cloth at spine. Laid-into a 'Proof' state Ballantine dj. . (Trace of light foxing at top edge) The only copy we have seen. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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17 Kinsella, W.P. SHOELESS JOE.
HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN CO. BOSTON 1982 1982 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Dust Jacket Included 
Close to fine in a Nf. dj. (Previous owner's name inked on front pastedown. A few 1/2" tears on rear panel. A couple of small soil spots on rear panel. Traces of light rubbing to dj.) Winner of the Houghton, Mifflin Literary Fellowship award & basis for the hit film. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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18 Kinsella, W.P. THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF SLUGGER MCBATT.
BOSTON: HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN & COMPANY. 1988 1988 First Edition. Soft Cover Fine 
First American Edition. UNCORRECTED PROOF. Fine in dark charcoal colored wrappers. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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19 Kinsella, W.P. THE IOWA BASEBALL CONFEDERACY.
TORONTO: COLLINS. 1986 1986 First Edition. Hardcover Dust Jacket Included 
About Fine in a fine dj. (Faint spot on fore edge) The 'true' first printing of this novel. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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20 Klinkowitz, Jerry. SHORT SEASON AND OTHER STORIES.
BALTIMORE: JOHN HOPKINS. 1988 1988 1st Edition Hardcover Dust Jacket Included 
Cloth. First Edition. Fine in dj. (Nearly indiscernable trace of foxing at top edge) (B) 
Price: 20.00 USD
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