New York: Simon and Schuster, (1982). First Edition. Hardcover. First printing, octavo size, 429 pp., signed by Roger Angell. Fine / near fine. Item #13121612
An engaging account of then-recent baseball seasons, "Late Innings" provides a celebration as well as information about a beloved American sport, written by Roger Angell (b. 1920), a prolific and acclaimed sports writer, most notably for "The New Yorker".
___DESCRIPTION: Quarter green cloth with blue paper boards, gilt lettering on the spine, blue endpapers; octavo size (9.5" by 6.25"), pagination: [1-7] 8-429, signed by Roger Angell on the front free endpaper. In a pictorial paper dust jacket with wraparound colour photograph of a baseball field, red and black lettering on the front panel and spine, a description of the book on the front flap, and author bio and photograph on the rear flap; the dust jacket is unclipped with the original price of $17.50 on the front flap.
___CONDITION: A fine copy; the covers clean, the corners straight, the binding tight with solid hinges, the interior clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; the barest hint of rubbing to the rear bottom corner and light offsetting to the hinges, else fine. The dust jacket is near fine, unclipped, clean with bright colours, without wear, with only light sunning to the spine.
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