DOUBLE CURVE DAN, The PITCHER DETECTIVE, or Against Heavy Odds. Beadle's Half Dime Library. Vol. XXIII. No. 581. September 11, 1888. Baseball / Mystery Fiction, Ge Jenks, rge, harles. 1850 - 1929.

DOUBLE CURVE DAN, The PITCHER DETECTIVE, or Against Heavy Odds. Beadle's Half Dime Library. Vol. XXIII. No. 581. September 11, 1888.

New York: Beadle & Adams, 98 William St. 1888. 1st printing (Johannsen BEADLE 581-1/2 DL; McCue, p. 58). 15, [1] pp. Text triple column. Advert last page (noting this title as "Ready September 11."). Wood engraving to front wrapper showing a pitcher ready to pitch to the waiting batter / catcher. 4to. 11" x 8-1/4". Printed self-wrappers. Evidence of prior binding, otherwise VG+ copy of a fragile item. Item #29560

Rare early title of baseball fiction, the first of 3 "Double Curve Dan" titles written by Jenks. OCLC shows but 3 institutional holdings, and no copies at auction these last 30 years.

Price: $750.00