Selected as one of baseball literature's Golden Dozen by Roger Kahn, Man on Spikes is an uncompromisingly realistic novel about a baseball player who struggles through sixteen years of personal crises and professional ordeals before finally appearing in a major league game. In a preface to this new edition, Eliot Asinof reveals the long-suffering ...
Selected as one of baseball literature's Golden Dozen by Roger Kahn, Man on Spikes is an uncompromisingly realistic novel about a baseball player who struggles through sixteen years of personal crises and professional ordeals before finally appearing in a major league game. In a preface to this new edition, Eliot Asinof reveals the long-suffering ballplayer and friend upon which the novel is based.
Very Good + No Dustjacket. Signed by Author First edition thus, hardcover, signed by author and limited no. 36/75, has very slight wear to spine ends and corners, faint rubbing, and some very slight soiling to top and bottom edges of text block, otherwise a tight, clean VG+ copy.
Octavo (20.75cm. ); original simulated cloth in teal pictorial dust jacket; , 276pp. Minor shelf wear with very tiny loss to spine crown, else Very Good to Near Fine. Fictional account of the sports business as seen through the eyes of a minor league baseball player who winds up working in the sporting goods department of a hardware store. COAN, p. 89.
Very good jacket. First Edition. Quite rare First Edition. Splendid for a gift. Very good hardcover with very good dust jacket in new Brodart jacket. Unmarked, bright and clean with square and tight binding. Details follow. Near top edge, boards just slightly faded. Corners are sharp. Spine ends show very light wear. Dust jacket has small piece missing at spine head, some rubbing at spine tail and a tiny chip bottom front. Corners are worn with tiny tears. Shipping from North Carolina. Enjoy reading with a real boo.
A fine copy in a very near fine jacket with just a trace of soiling to the back panel and the very slightest of fading to the red lettering on the spine. A beautiful copy, very unusual in this condition. 277 pp. 8vo,
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