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Knickerbocker Baseball Club..
Item # 623659
April 18, 1857
PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, April 18, 1857 As noted in the masthead: "A Chronicle of the Turf, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage", this is a volume 1 issue of a very early sporting publication. Near the back of the issue is a column entitled: "Our Chess Department", which includes a chess "problem of the week" in addition to the solution to the problem from the week prior.
Additionally, a small article on page 108 entitled: "Baseball", contains information regarding the events of "the annual meeting of the Knickerbocker Base Ball Club". An accompanying article titled: "Cricket" discusses upcoming games from the 1857 season. This issue also has other sporting reports including boxing (Fistiana), equestrianism, & horse racing.
Sixteen pages, an ornate sports-themed masthead can also be found on the front page, a repair to an inside page, generally good condition.
Category: Pre-Civil War