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672105

Baseball... the technique of pitching...

Item #672105

May 11, 1895

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 11, 1895  The front page is a political cartoon by W. A. Rogers captioned: "All Broke Up - the Only Cure For A Financial Spree."

Inside has a full page with 7 scenes of: "Sandy Hook Lightship--The Only Electric Lightship in the World"; a page on "Fort Snelling, Old and News" including 5 prints/photos of the Minnesota military s... See More  

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$73.00
672104

Portrait of an early baseball player...

Item #672104

September 29, 1866

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Sept. 29, 1866 Page 4 has a 3 by 2 inch portrait of: "Edward Beadle, Gotham B. B. Club Of New York." Included is a report headed: "Our Base Ball Illustrations" that compares the "new school" of ball players to the "old boys" and then describes the talent and skills of Beadle, a first baseman for the Gothams.

There is also... See More  

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$64.00
672101

The science behind a curve-ball in baseball...

Item #672101

September 15, 1883

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, Sept. 15, 1883  The title is a bit of a misnomer as this was actually a separate, stand-alone publication, not a supplement to the regular title.

Inside has a fascinating article headed: "Base Ball Science" which begins: "We are in receipt of several communications relative to the question o whether a projectile can be thrown so as to ... See More  

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$78.00
671887

Horseracing... Famed baseball player 'Cap' Anson...

Item #671887

September 19, 1891

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Sept. 19, 1891  The full front page is a great horse racing print:  "The End Of The Racing Season--A False Start For The Mile Race."  

Other prints include a full pg: "Devastating Prairie Fires i Dakota..."; a print of a famous baseball player: "Adrian C. Anson, Captain of the Chicago Base-Ball Club" with a related a... See More  

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$64.00
671868

Baseball players...

Item #671868

October 27, 1888

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 27, 1888 



* 19th century baseball players

* Charles Comiskey & Arie Latham

* St. Louis Browns (Cardinals)




Perhaps the most desired print would be the two quarter-page portraits of: "Two Popular Players of the St. Louis Baseball Team" being "Charles Comiskey" and "W. A. Latham." There is a related article on a fo... See More  

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$58.00
671866

Chicago White Stockings: National League champs...

Item #671866

October 14, 1882

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Oct. 14, 1882 



* Chicago White Sox baseball

* Cap Anson & King Kelly




Inside has a very nice half page illustration captioned: "The Chicago Baseball Team, Winners Of The National League Championship." This is a team portrait of eleven players in uniform, including M. J. Kelly and A. C. Anson. The bottom half of that leaf has a print... See More  

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$157.00
671721

Baseball... Great view of Salt Lake City... The redwood forest...

Item #671721

October 30, 1886

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 30, 1886  A full page has 5 prints of: "Puffin-Catching Off the Irish Coast"; small print of Commodore Gherardi, U.S.N."; halfpg: "The Slater Memorial Building at Norwich, Connecticut"; one-quarter page cartoonish print: "Baseball at Crowtown".

The doublepage centerfold is a very nice print: "Felling the Redwood T... See More  

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$44.00
671593

One of the best early baseball prints, the game made famous by Currier & Ives...

Item #671593

August 26, 1865

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Aug. 26, 1865 



* Famous Currier and Ives baseball game print



The top of page 4  has one of the better baseball prints of the era, showing the action at the famous game played at Hoboken on August 3, 1865 between the Atlantics of Brooklyn and the Mutuals of New York.

The print, taking close to one-third of the page, is captioned: "Base Ball ... See More  

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$183.00
671463

Perhaps the best publication for any baseball collector...

Item #671463

November 28, 1867

THE BALL PLAYERS' CHRONICLE, New York, Nov. 28, 1867 



* Very rare baseball publication

* Henry Chadwick "Father of Baseball"




A very rare & desired title by any baseball collection as this was the first magazine in America devoted primarily to baseball.

Edited by the legendary Henry Chadwick, this paper lasted but 30 issues, from June 6 thru December 26, 1867 before c... See More  

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$670.00
671457

Revised rules & regulations for baseball in 1867... Brigham Young's Theater...

Item #671457

May 04, 1867

NEW YORK CLIPPER, May 4, 1867  Inside has an interesting article; "Mormon Theatricals" which is a very detailed description of Brigham Young's Theater, plus more.

The same page has over a full column on the; "Rules & Regulations Adopted by the National Association of Base Ball Players". A great & notable report detailing the evolution of the rules for professi... See More  

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$83.00
671455

Great issue giving evidence to how the Dodgers got their name...

Item #671455

May 04, 1895

THE STANDARD, New York, May 4, 1895 



* Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (Los Angeles)

* Great illustration re. name of the team




The front page is a print: "The Brooklyn Horror! with the caption beginning: "The merciless trolley car has added another victim to its list of massacred innocents...".

A terrific baseball connection as the Major League team from Brooklyn first began u... See More  

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$188.00
671251

Mechanical baseball pitcher...

Item #671251

June 26, 1897

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 26, 1897  Inside has a full page with 4 illustrations of: "The Mechanical Baseball Pitcher" with a lengthy article on this as well. Fascinating item, and an early pitching machine!

Other items within include: "Third Rail Electrical Equipment of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad" which includes illustrations on the front page... See More  

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669261

Edison invents the phonograph... Baseball science...

Item #669261

November 17, 1877

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Nov. 17, 1877 



* Historic Phonograph invention

* Thomas Edison - inventor

* Early baseball science




A page 2 article headed: "A Wonderful Invention--Speech Capable Of Indefinite Repetition From Automatic Records" reports this about Edison's latest invention: "...The possibility is simply startling...a strip of indented paper tr
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$245.00
667757

A very early baseball board game...

Item #667757

December 08, 1866

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Dec. 8, 1866  The full front page has 3 prints of: "Laying the Corner Stone of the New Masonic Temple at Baltimore, Maryland.

Inside has a fascinating halfpg. print of: "The New & Beautiful Parlor Divertisement of Base-Ball." showing a family playing a board game themed on baseball. There is also a related article: "The Parlor... See More  

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$169.00
666220

Baseball arrives in England... diagram of a diamond and more...

Item #666220

April 13, 1889

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, April 13, 1889 An inside page of this issue has an informative article about "Base Ball" that appeared in a London newspaper, beginning: "The arrival in this country of a specially selected team of players will no doubt stimulate the interest on this, the great national pastime of the United States and some account of it may, therefore, be f... See More  

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$135.00
666214

Nice print of the Chicago baseball team...

Item #666214

June 06, 1885

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, June 6, 1885 



* Chicago White Stockings w/ Cap Anson



The front page shows the parade of 60,000 Sunday school children in Prospect Park. Page 5 has a very nice half page print captioned: "Illinois--The Chicago Baseball Club" showing the entire team in uniform, with a nice article on them on another page. Another print shows children dan... See More  

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$157.00
664251

Baseball prints... Canada... Shohola Glen...

Item #664251

May 23, 1885

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, May 23, 1885  The front page includes a print of: "Canada - Fighting in the Northwest - A Shell from the Winnipeg Battery Striking a House Occupied by Half-Breeds During Gen. Middleton's Attack Upon Batouche". Pg. 3 has a very nice full page montage of  7 vignettes of: "New York City--The Baseball Season--Sketches at the Po... See More  

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$77.00
663923

Nice reporting on the "national game"...

Item #663923

July 24, 1876

NEW YORK HERALD, July 24, 1876 



* Early baseball games w/ box scores



Page 10 has three-quarters of a column taken up with baseball reports, & nice that it is headed: "The National Game". There are reports on five games, with box scores for each. Then there are: "Base Ball Notes".

Twelve pages, very nice condition.

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$38.00
662830

John L. Sullivan... Crime prints...

Item #662830

November 11, 1882

NATIONAL POLICE GAZETTE, New York, Nov. 11, 1882  Much of the news & prints deal with crime, often sensationalized. But sports as well.

A feature portrait is of: "John L. Sullivan, The Champion Pugilist of the World" with a related article. Also a print of: "John G. Valentine, the Famous Expert Base Ball Pitcher and General Player." with text.

Among the crime prints:... See More  

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662276

Very nice baseball print...

Item #662276

October 10, 1885

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Oct. 10, 1885 



* Early baseball print



The full ftpg. has 2 prints on: "Canada - The Anti-Vaccination Riots at Montreal...".

The prime print inside would be the very nice halfpg. captioned: "Illinois - The Struggle for the Baseball Championship - The Third & Deciding Game Between the Chicago and New York Clubs..." which s... See More  

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$183.00
661453

Baseball caricatures by A.B. Frost...

Item #661453
HARPER'S MONTHLY, New York, January, 1890

The entire  back page is captioned: "Our National Game", showing twelve different baseball caricatures each with a caption, illustrated by the famed artist A.B. Frost.

Other content is "Jamaica, New and Old" "The Russian Army" "The Smyrna Fig Harvest" "St. Andrew's" and many additional articl... See More  

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$82.00
661006

Electric baseball "scoreboard" for remote "viewing"...

Item #661006

January 24, 1891

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Jan. 24, 1891  An inside page has a novel new invention headed: "Electrical Sporting Bulletin" which has about half a page of text and two illustrations, one captioned: "Electrical Base Ball Bulletin" and the other: "Diagram of Mechanism & Electrical Connections of the Base Ball Bulletin--Plan View of Double Relay". A portion of... See More  

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$80.00
658740

Early Baseball... New Jersey Convention... "dead ball" favored...

Item #658740

November 10, 1870

NEW-YORK TIMES, New York, November 10, 1870  On page 3 under "Base-Ball" is a report: "The New-Jersey Base-Ball Convention--Officers and Committees."

This report about the fourth annual Convention includes a list of the various clubs and their respective delegates who attended the convention, as well as the names of the new officers who were elected (at the convention).

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$43.00
657299

Electric baseball "scoreboard" for remote "viewing"...

Item #657299

January 24, 1891

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Jan. 24, 1891 An inside page has novel new invention headed: "Electrical Sporting Bulletin" which has about half a page of text and two illustrations, one captioned: "Electrical Base Ball Bulletin" and the other: "Diagram of Mechanism & Electrical Connections of the Base Ball Bulletin--Plan View of Double Relay".

A portion of the ar... See More  

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$70.00
657044

Electric baseball "scoreboard" for remote "viewing"...

Item #657044

January 24, 1891

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Jan. 24, 1891 An inside page has novel new invention headed: "Electrical Sporting Bulletin" which has about half a page of text and two illustrations, one captioned; "Electrical Base Ball Bulletin" and the other: "Diagram of Mechanism & Electrical Connections of the Base Ball Bulletin--Plan View of Double Relay". A portion of the art... See More  

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$88.00
651254

Baseball player print... The 'Black Crook'...

Item #651254

October 06, 1866

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Oct. 6, 1866 



* "The Black Crook" at Niblo's Garden

* The 1st modern-day musical

* Baseball player portrait... The Johnstown Flood




Page 41 has a full page print of the "Great Scene Of The Second Performance Of The 'Black Crook,' Spectacle Now Performing At Niblo's Garden," This would eventually become genera... See More  

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$41.50
650930

Great baseball report... After the Comanche Indians...

Item #650930

May 22, 1875

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, May 22, 1875  Near the top of the back pagte is; "THREE  TO ONE" "Western Muscle Yields to Red Stocking Skill" "Sweazy's Pony Team Achieves a Brilliant Victory" which is a quite lengthy & detailed baseball game report taking an entire column. 

Also on the bkpg: "After the Comanches" "Lt. Bullis in the Fi... See More  

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649852

Jefferson Davis in captivity...

Item #649852

July 28, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, July 28, 1865 



* Jefferson Davis in confinement

* Fort Monroe - Hampton, Virginia




The front page features "The Pirate Shenandoah - She is Operating in the Arctic Ocean - Eight Ships of Our Whaling Fleet Destroyed - The Pirate Does Not Believe in Lee's Surrender".

Page 4 has: "The Health of Mr. Jefferson Davis at Fortress Monroe - He is Neither Starve... See More  

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649236

Early baseball from just after the Civil War...

Item #649236
NEW YORK TIMES, 1865-1866  A lot of five issues of the New York Times from just after the Civil War, each with a report of a baseball game. These issues provide a mid-19th century perspective of America’s favorite pastime. Some browning, generally nice condition. The images shown are representative of the "look" of what you will receive. Actual issues/dates will vary.... See More  
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$60.00
647963

Mechanical baseball pitcher...

Item #647963

June 26, 1897

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 26, 1897  This issue contains a full page with 4 illustrations of "The Mechanical Baseball Pitcher" with a lengthy article on this as well. Fascinating item, and an early pitching machine! Other items with the issue are: "Third Rail Electrical Equipment of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad" which includes illustrations on the... See More  

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$59.00
647377

Baseball reporting...

Item #647377

September 25, 1877

THE COURIER-JOURNAL, Louisville, Kentucky, Sept. 25, 1877  The back page has a small section headed: "Base Ball" "We Whacked It to Terre Haute, Anyway".

Four pages, irregular & partially loose at the spine. Large size, nice condition. The folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

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$28.00
646791

Baseball: nice print of John Montgomery Ward...

Item #646791

September 07, 1889

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Sept. 7, 1889 Inside has a nice 6 by 4 1/3 inch print of: "John Montgomery Ward, The Famous Short-Stop, New York Base-Ball Club."  Includes a brief biography of Montgomery, a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Other prints include a full ftpg: "Scene at Quarantine..." "Lake George..." "Scene on the Grounds of the ... See More  

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$114.00
646786

Baseball... early spring training... Hot Springs, Arkansas...

Item #646786

March 22, 1890

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, March 22, 1890  An inside page has a nice 5 by 7 inch illustration captioned: "Opening Of The Base-Ball Season.--Game Between The Chicago And Brooklyn Clubs On The Flagler Grounds, at St. Augustine, Fla." with a view of the grandstand and portions of the seating along the baselines, with a game in progress. There is a related article on another pa... See More  

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$118.00
646684

Uncommon title with a wealth of baseball reporting...

Item #646684

December 11, 1869

NATIONAL CHRONICLE - Journal of American Sports & Amusements, Boston, Dec. 11, 1869  Great masthead engraving has a sports & theater-themed engraving, a portion showing a baseball game. Page 3 is mostly taken up with "Base Ball" reports including box scores for several games, plus other statistical details of various players (see). Also: "Base Ball Gossip".

Page 5... See More  

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$84.00
645208

Jack Glasscock, star baseball player from the 1880's...

Item #645208

October 13, 1886

WHEELING DAILY INTELLIGENCER, West Virginia, Oct. 13, 1886  The back page has: "A Fine Game Of Ball" "On The Fair Grounds Diamond" "Yesterday Afternoon--A Home Amateur Team Holds up its End Creditably Against the St. Louis Maroons--The Boys Have Their Way at First". Included is a summary and box score of the game, plus three small illustrations within the text
... See More  

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$67.00
645207

Mutuals win the championship... game "telegraphed" to other cities....

Item #645207

September 23, 1870

NEW-YORK TIMES, Sept. 23, 1870  Page 3 has: "Base-Ball The Championship Contest--Mutual vs. Atlantic--The Mutuals Win the Champion Pennant --Score 10 to 4". The summary (see) mentions that there was: "...a very large gathering of spectators on the Union Grounds...despite the fact that the admission fee was double the usual charge." Also says there was the largest gathering... See More  

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$54.00
645187

First National League game played in New York...

Item #645187

April 26, 1876

NEW-YORK TIMES, April 26, 1876  Page 5 has: "Base-Ball"  "The Bostons Defeat the Mutuals--Score Seven To Six". The summary begins: "Fully 800 persons assembled on the Union Grounds, Brooklyn, E. D., yesterday afternoon to witness the first game of the regular Mutual Clubs...". The summary continues with details about this game which was the very first Nation... See More  

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$60.00
644879

Baseball meeting... weight of rubber in ball limited to one ounce...

Item #644879

December 01, 1870

NEW-YORK TIMES, Dec. 1, 1870  On page 5 under "Base-Ball" is a report: "Fourteenth Annual Convention of the National Association." The report lists the names of the delegates in attendance & describes the events of the meeting. After the "evils of professional ball playing" were discussed there was a vote endorsing the "professional system".
... See More  

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$63.00
643740

Pirate Shenandoah... Jefferson Davis...

Item #643740

July 28, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, July 28, 1865  The front page features "The Pirate Shenandoah - She is Operating in the Arctic Ocean - Eight Ships of Our whaling Fleet Destroyed - The Pirate Does Not Believe in Lee's Surrender" and: "Yale College - The Honors Bestowed Upon Her Fallen Heroes".

Page 4 has: "The Health of Mr. Jefferson Davis at Fortress Monroe - He is Neither Starv... See More  

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$42.00
638849

Early oil in Pennsylvania...

Item #638849

October 24, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, October 24, 1865 



* Pithole, Pennsylvania & more



The back page begins with: "THE PETROLEUM FIELDS" "Survey of the Venango Region" "Personnel of the Excursion" "At Corry" "Down to Oil Creek" "Pithole" and more, the reporting taking 1 1/3 columns. Also within: "THE FENIAN CONGRESS" "The
... See More  

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$35.00
638769

John L. Sullivan plays baseball... Professional baseball in 1883...

Item #638769

November 05, 1883

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Nov. 5, 1883 



* Boxer John L. Sullivan plays baseball



Page 2 has much on: "Sporting" including: "Sullivan Attracts 5,000 People at the Baseball Park" with details of a baseball game involving famed boxer John L. Sullivan.

Also: "Report of the Base Ball Arbitration Committee", the meeting in New York, as well as: "The National... See More  

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$32.00
638744

P.T. Barnum & his white elephant... Modoc Indians... Baseball...

Item #638744

December 08, 1883

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Dec. 8, 1883  The back page has: "Modocs On A Peace Footing" "Bogus Charley--Steamboat Frank--Princess Mary--Shacknasty Jim--Scarface Charley, and others" "Savages Converted Into Agriculturists..." with more on the Modoc Indians in the Idaho Territory, all taking nearly 2 1/2 columns.

Also on the bkpg: "Barnum's White Elephant&... See More  

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637221

Ford's Theater... Andersonville... Yale's Commencement...

Item #637221

July 26, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, July 26, 1865



* Government to buy Ford's Theater ?

* Andersonville Prison - Henry Wirz




Page 5 has an item with small head: "Ford's Theater" concerning the possibility of the government buying it or renting it (see). Also on pg. 5: "Base Ball" "Keystone of Philadelphia vs. Mutual of New York" with much text & a box score.

Page 4 has:... See More  

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636139

Ford's Theatre to be a depository for rebel archives... Baseball...

Item #636139

August 19, 1865

NEW-YORK TIMES, Aug. 19, 1865  The front page column heads include: "The Lost Cable Again" which is a lengthy report on the Atlantic cable; "The Pirate Shenandoah - Destruction of a Whaling Bark" and a small bit about making "Ford's Theatre" a fire-proof building  as a depository for rebel archives.

Inside has: "Notes From The People" "Li... See More  

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$36.00
633208

North Carolina abolishing slavery... Baseball...

Item #633208

December 18, 1865

THE CIRCULAR, Mount Tom, New York, Dec. 18, 1865  A weekly newspaper published by the Oneida community. Most of the content has religious or literary overtones, however the back page reports "North Carolina has ratified the Constitutional Amendment abolishing slavery." Also on this same page is information on the division of The Order of Fenian Brotherhood of the United States.

Ins... See More  

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$39.00
633138

Fenian Movement... Wirz Trial... Negro Troops...

Item #633138

September 29, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Sept. 29, 1865  The front page has: "The Fenians" "Meeting of the Magistrates of Cork County - Priest Denouncing Fenianism" which includes: "...We understand that this society, which has been so extensively developed all over the country, became the subject of remark last Sunday from the pulpits of the several Catholic chapels in this neighborhood. T... See More  

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$32.00
633018

Lot of six New York newspapers with early baseball reports...

Item #633018
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, a lot of six issues of Sept., Oct. and Nov., 1868, each containing on inside or back pages a report of a baseball game with box scores. All issues 8 pages, very nice condition.

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$40.00
631448

John Gaffney, the 'King of Baseball Umpires"...

Item #631448

May 29, 1888

THE PUBLIC LEDGER, Philadelphia, May 29, 1888  Page 5 has a notable article: "The League Umpires" "President Young to Stand by His Staff--Gaffney's System Endorsed". John Gaffney was nicknamed the "King of Umpires", being baseball's first great umpire. He played a pioneering role in the use of Multiple umpires in baseball games. (see Wikipedia for more)

... See More  

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$57.00
628084

Much front page baseball reporting in 1892...

Item #628084

August 16, 1892

BURLINGTON DAILY FREE PRESS, Vermont, Aug. 16, 1892  The top of the front page has much reporting on baseball, with column heads: "THE WORLD OF SPORTS" "Two Easy Victories For the Home Team Yesterday" with ten box scores. Also: "Base Ball At Bristol" "A Crowd of 350 People See the Addison County Boys Win".

Eight pages,  some damp staining near mar... See More  

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$29.00
624730

Thoughts on the capture of Jesse James...

Item #624730

October 16, 1876

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Oct. 16, 1876 



* Outlaw Jesse James captured ?



Page 4 has an interesting editorial headed: "Our Outlaws" which begins: "The story of the capture of Jesse James as told in our local columns of yesterday, reads more like a tale of Apulia or Calabria, or a reminiscence...it is also possible that some of the dangers of his capture may have been exagg... See More  

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$37.00
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