Coming Back with the Spitball: A Pitcher’s Romance. JAMES HOPPER.

Coming Back with the Spitball: A Pitcher’s Romance.

Publisher: New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1914.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: Smith, American Fiction 1901-1925, H-836.
Condition: Two tiny holes in the gutter of the cloth; a fine, bright copy.
Book ID: 26818


Small 8vo, original red cloth with an attractive illustration by Paul Thompson on the upper board. Frontis and three photographic illustrations. Unopened.


¶ A novella about an aging pitcher who is demoted from the New York Giants to the minor leagues in California. After contemplating his misfortunes and feeling self-pity, he learns to throw the spitball and returns to the big leagues. Hopper, a French-born American writer, was one of the founding members of the bohemian colony at Carmel, California, and the author of several other interesting, and always different, novels. ¶ Book ticket of the The Seven Arts bookshop, Carmel, on the rear paste-down. Herbert Heron, the proprietor of The Seven Arts, was a friend of Hopper.

Price: $225.00

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