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677921

Capture of Pensacola Florida, during the Seminole War...

Item #677921

July 25, 1818

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 25, 1818  The prime content is a detailed report of the capture of Pensacola, Florida during the Seminole Indian war. American forces were led by Andrew Jackson who felt Pensacola was being used by the Seminoles for strikes against America.

Also a very lengthy & detailed report on the death and funeral of General Richard Montgomery.

Sixteen pa... See More  

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$32.00
677819

Aftermath of the Great Chicago Fire... Nast's "The Tammany Tiger Loose"...

Item #677819

November 11, 1871

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 11, 1871 



* Great Chicago Fire of 1871

* Thomas Nast's "The Tammany Tiger Loose"




The full front page is taken up with 9 scenes of: "The Ruined Churches of Chicago". Another full page shows the ruins of Chicago after the fire, plus a half page as well.

The double page centerfold is a very famous political cartoon by Thomas Nas... See More  

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$155.00
677799

Several documents relating to the War of 1812...

Item #677799

July 30, 1812

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, July 30, 1812  Close to half of the front page is taken up with various documents relating to the War of 1812 including a: "Notice To British Subjects" living in America, followed by a: "Marshal's Notice" beginning: "The Department of State having directed that all British subjects within the United States, report themselves..."... See More  

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$33.00
677797

Dealing with the British living in America...

Item #677797

July 20, 1812

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, July 20, 1812  Two columns of the front page are taken up with: "A Proclamation" for a day of Thanksgiving in support of the war, signed: James Madison. As well as four Acts of Congress each signed by Madison, one: "For the More Perfect Organization of the Army of the United States".

Also within: "Federal Recommendation of the War"... See More  

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$33.00
677746

The infamous General William Walker...

Item #677746

November 26, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 26, 1858 



* William Walker (filibuster)

* Nicaragua expedition




Near the top of the front page is a brief report on: "The Slave Trade" followed by a report: "Commodore Spaulding's Arrest of Walker".

This latter item concerns the infamous General William Walker, who organized several private military expeditions into Mexico and Central ... See More  

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677742

The Fraser River gold rush...

Item #677742

December 28, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 28, 1858  



* Fraser Canyon Gold Rush

* British Columbia River




Page 2 has a report: "The Fraser River Gold Mines" concerning the golf rush in British Columbia. 



This is followed by: "Affairs in Oregon" which mentions the New Perces Indians.



Eight pages, good condition.... See More  

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$28.00
677725

America prohibits the importation of slaves (1807)...

Item #677725
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, March, 1807  Under: "Abstract of Foreign Occurrences" is a brief yet notable report: "The American Congress has passed a bill for the abolition of the slave trade, by a majority of 24---the numbers being ayes 73, noes 49." This refers to the significant "Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves" which was signed into la... See More  

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$55.00
677371

Beautiful & colorful front cover...

Item #677371

August 04, 1892

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED WEEKLY, New York, August 4, 1892 



* Rare 19th century color cover



The front page of this issue is very colorful and shows men & women: "Viewing The Regatta of the Atlantic Yacht Club" called the 'Wasp'. Done in full color--unusual for front pages at this time--it makes a very nice display item.

Never bound nor trimmed, some l
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$48.00
676613

Thomas Nast Santa...

Item #676613

December 30, 1871

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 30, 1871 



* Thomas Nast Santa Claus wood block engraving



The full front page is the famous Thomas Nast illustration of: "Santa Claus's Mail." which is very displayable.

Inside is a full pg. illus. of "Christmas in Virginia - A Present from the Great House." Full pg. illus. of "A Roman Catholic Mission from England to ... See More  

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$300.00
676398

See the wealth of nice prints...

Item #676398

July 05, 1890

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, July 5, 1890  The full ftpg. has 2 prints regarding: "Coney Island Jockey Club--The Great Match Race Between Tenny and Salvator...".

Prints inside include: "The Swampers of the Lower Mississippi"; a full page on: "The Alaska Expedition"; a full pg: "...Yale-Princeton Contest for the College Baseball Championship&quo... See More  

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676397

The 'real' Baby Ruth...

Item #676397

January 05, 1893

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Jan. 5, 1893  The full front page is an illustration captioned: "Baby Ruth and Her Mother" being the child of President Grover Cleveland.

This is the person for whom the "Baby Ruth" candy bar was named, not Babe Ruth the famous baseball star. However, more recent research suggests this explanation was simply created by the company... See More  

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$94.00
676213

Early Baseball... Post-game gathering at Coney Island... Franklin & Marshall Commencement...

Item #676213

July 31, 1865

NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, from New York, dated July 31, 1865



* Post civil war baseball

* Early Coney Island


* Commencement at Franklin & Marshall College



The front page has: "The College Regatta" "Yale Wins again on Saturday in the City Races" "Accounts of the other Races & the Baseball Match" Concludes on the back page with a summary & box score of baseb... See More  

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$34.00
676086

Boxer James Sheady's death...

Item #676086

March 06, 1886

THE WHEELING INTELLIGENCER, West Virginia, March 6, 1886



* James Sheady death

* Boxer - boxing




The front page has small one column headings: "Brutal Prize Fight" "Near Fayetteville, West Virginia, Which Ends in Murder" See images for text here.

Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 4 pages, large sized paper measuring 25 x 19 1/2 inches, a little irregul... See More  

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675955

Confederate reporting on the Civil War... Reward for Benjamin Butler...

Item #675955

January 10, 1863

CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, South Carolina, Jan. 10, 1863 



* General  Benjamin "The Beast" Butler reward

* From the origin of the Civil War




Printed in the dateline is: "Confederate States of America" which is rarely found on Southern newspapers.

On the front page at the top of the first column is: "The Naval Victory At Galveston" "Official From Ge... See More  

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$122.00
675377

Union and rebel officers meet...

Item #675377

September 11, 1861

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Sept. 11, 1861  Inside pages have war-related column heads including: "THE WAR FOR THE UNION" "Meeting of Union and Rebel Officers" "A Consultation on Picket Firing" "The Colors of the 79th Restored" "The Latest War News" "The Civil War in America" and more.

Eight pages, never-trimmed margins, a few minor margin te... See More  

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$26.00
675347

Baseball continues during th Civil War...

Item #675347

July 26, 1862

WILKES' SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, July 26, 1862   Basically a sports-themed newspaper.  Inside has 2 1/2 columns taken up with reports on: "Base Ball" games and developments. Included are box scores for 9 games.

Other sports reports as well including for: "Fistiana" (boxing).

Sixteen pages, decorative masthead, nice condition.

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$31.00
675299

Baseball continues during th Civil War...

Item #675299

June 22, 1861

WILKES' SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, June 22, 1861  Basically a sports-themed newspaper.  Page 3 has some reports concerning the Civil War under: "Letters From The War". Page 5 has a full column taken up with: "Base Ball" reports including 3 box scores of games.

Complete in 16 pages, decorative masthead, wear at the margins with some margin tears and archival m... See More  

Item from Catalog 326 (released for January, 2023)...

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$29.00
675290

Much baseball reporting... Planet, the famous race horse...

Item #675290

September 22, 1860

WILKES' SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Sept. 22, 1860  Basically a sports-themed newspaper. The front page has a nice print of the horse: "Planet...", the very famous race horse.

An inside page has a heading: "Base Ball" which contains 14 box scores.

Complete in 16 pages, decorative masthead, minor margin wear, good condition.... See More  

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$38.00
675271

Game of wicket, pre-Civil War....

Item #675271

February 14, 1857

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Feb. 14, 1857  Under the heading: "Out-Door Sports" are two letters to the editor from Troy, N.Y., concerning the "old game of wicket". It includes a quite small diagram of the "ground plan" of the game.

Under "Fistiana" (boxing) is a detailed report: "Hard-Fought Fight In England, Between Tom Sayers &am... See More  

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$37.00
675266

Terrific full page baseball print...

Item #675266

November 03, 1866

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Nov. 3, 1866  Certainly the most desired print in this issue is the great full page captioned: "The Great Contest Between the Atlantic Baseball Club of Brooklyn, and the Athletics of Philadelphia, at the Capitoline Grounds, Fulton Ave., Brooklyn". This is one of just a few baseball prints showing the entire field of play with both offensive and de... See More  

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$157.00
675265

Wealth of sports coverage, including baseball...

Item #675265

April 01, 1882

NEW YORK CLIPPER, April 1, 1882  The ftpg. has a very nice print of: "Lillian Russell, Operatic Vocalist" with an article on her as well. Page 2 has about a full column of reports under the "Baseball" heading. Another pg. has a nice print of "D. A. Woods, Canadian Pedestrian" with a bio of him also. More baseball on yet another page.

This newspaper covers a weal... See More  

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$38.00
675239

The first convention of clubs: the birth of organized baseball...

Item #675239

January 23, 1857

THE NEW YORK HERALD, January 23, 1857 



* Birth of organized baseball

* First convention of clubs




The back page has a report which could be considered the birth of organized baseball. And printed the day after the event happened!

The second column has an article headed: "Our National Sports" with subheads: "The Game of Base Ball--Convention of the Various Clubs Of the Ci... See More  

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675237

The first convention of clubs: the birth of organized baseball...

Item #675237

January 31, 1857

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, January 31, 1857 



* Birth of organized baseball

* First convention of clubs




A rather famous sporting newspaper, with a sporting-themed masthead, calling itself: "A Chronicle of the Turf, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage". This is the vol. 1 number 11 issue.

The page 13 report could be considered the birth of organized basebal... See More  

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675189

Pre-Civil War baseball...

Item #675189

November 15, 1856

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Nov.  15, 1856  A rather famous sporting newspaper, with a sporting-themed masthead, calling itself: "A Chronicle of the Turf, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage". This is the vol. 1 number 11 issue.

Inside under: "Base Ball" are the "scores" of two games played between the Empire & Continental Clubs. Also... See More  

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675187

Baseball game reports from before the Civil War...

Item #675187

October 25, 1856

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Oct. 25, 1856 



* Very early pre-Civil War baseball



A nice sports-themed newspaper from before the Civil War, which has nearly half a column of various reports under the heading: "Base Ball".

There are reports on 5 baseball games with commentary which would seem odd today. One item notes: "The Baltic boys confess this to be a ba... See More  

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675111

The first full-fledged Broadway musical...

Item #675111

September 12, 1866

NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 12, 1866 



* "The Black Crook" opening premiere

* Very first musical theatre performance of the first ever modern day musical!

* Niblo's Garden - Broadway - New York City




A terrific and  historic issue relating to the first theatrical musical, "The Black Crook".

As Wikipedia notes: "Its significance is being considered the first ... See More  

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$377.00
675098

Prince of Wales' visit to Canada... Honors to boxer John Heenan...

Item #675098

August 25, 1860

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Aug. 25, 1860  The full front page is a print of: "Sir Edmund W. Head, Governor-General of Canada". Additionally, inside has 5 prints relating to the visit of the Prince of Wales to Canada.

A very nice full page print: "Grand Festival Reception to John C. Heenan, at Jones's Wood...On His Return to America After His Celebrated Conte... See More  

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675070

America's first ventriloquist... Honoring Commodore Truxton...

Item #675070

November 23, 1802

THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, Nov. 23, 1802  Inside has an interesting article headed: "Mr. Rannie" with nice text on: "The celebrated ventriloquist..." with much on him. A website notes that Mr. Rannie is generally considered to be the first ventriloquist in America.

The same page has a brief report: "Tribute To Valor" celebrating co... See More  

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675026

"Baseball And Its Pleasures"... Apache Indians...

Item #675026

May 19, 1883

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, May 19, 1883  The entire ftpg. shows: "New Mexico--An Incident Of The Apache War--A Boy Prisoner, Captured In A Raid, Brought Into Camp." A related article inside.

 Inside has a full page featuring six scenes relating to baseball captioned: "The Sports Of The Season.--Baseball And Its Pleasures." The individual scenes are
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674847

Three pages of prints on the Morrissey-Heenan boxing match...

Item #674847

October 30, 1858

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York,Oct. 30, 1858 



* John C. Heenan vs. John Morrissey

* Famous American championship boxing




Among the prints within are: "Great Brewery of John Taylor & Sons, Albany" showing 4 views.

But the focus is a great full page of: "The Great Prize Fight Between Morrissey and the Benicia Boy at Long Point, Canada West", which faces ... See More  

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674751

Baseball reporting from before the Civil War...

Item #674751

September 26, 1857

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Sept. 26, 1857  This newspaper was focused on sports and entertainment, with a wealth of both inside.

Included is: "Base Ball" which has box scores and details on 3 baseball games as well as other baseball-related reports. Other sports covered are: "Pedestrianism" "Fistiana "Cricket" "Aquatics", horse ra... See More  

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674746

Baseball... the technique of pitching...

Item #674746

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
674743

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

Item #674743

August 26, 1865

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Aug. 26, 1865  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 Match For The Championship Between The Atlantic Club Of Br... See More  

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674738

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

Item #674738

August 26, 1865

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Aug. 26, 1865  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 Match For The Championship Between The Atlantic Club Of Br... See More  

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674737

One of the earliest baseball illustrations to appear in any periodical...

Item #674737

December 27, 1856

PORTERS SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Dec. 27, 1856  This issue of this once popular sporting journal features one of the earliest baseball illustrations to appear in a periodical.

This simple illustration, which is actually a 3 by 3 inch diagram, shows the position of the players, and is part of an article: "Base Ball" "How They Play The Game In New England".

The diagr... See More  

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674736

One of the earliest baseball illustrations to appear in any periodical...

Item #674736

December 27, 1856

PORTERS SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Dec. 27, 1856  This issue of this once popular sporting journal features one of the earliest baseball illustrations to appear in a periodical.

This simple illustration, which is actually a 3 by 3 inch diagram, shows the position of the players, and is part of an article: "Base Ball" "How They Play The Game In New England".

The diagr... See More  

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$955.00
674580

Jeffries wins the heavyweight title... front page illustration

Item #674580

June 10, 1899

THE BETHLEHEM TIMES, Penn., June 10, 1899 



* James Jeffries wins heavyweight boxing title

* w/ illustration - vs. Robert Fitzsimmons



The top of page 3 has one column headings: "JEFFRIES IS CHAMPION" "Easily Defeats Fitzsimmons In The Great Battle" and more with illustration of Jeffries. Also round by round coverage.

Complete with 8 pages, light even toning, 2 larg... See More  

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$82.00
674512

Players returning from the war strengthen "the national game"...

Item #674512

June 29, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, June 29, 1865



* Civil War soldiers returning to baseball



The back page has: "Base Ball A Grand Match At Hoboken--The Mutual Club In The Field--The Second Contest For The Championship--An Immense Assemblage Of Spectators--The Finest Played Game Of The Season, Etc." This is a nice summary of a game between the Empire and Mutuals clubs, that begins: "The national... See More  

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$39.00
674446

How the Fords conspired to kill Jesse James...

Item #674446

August 07, 1883

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Aug. 7, 1883  The front page has over a full column taken up with considerable round-by-round details of the boxing match between John L. Sullivan and Herbert "Maori" Slade for the heavyweight championship.

But the great article is on page 4, headed: "Charlie Ford and the James Boys" which is a detailed article on Charlie Ford's first meeting... See More  

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$86.00
674386

The famous Heenan and Sayers boxing match...

Item #674386

May 12, 1860

NEW YORK ILLUSTRATED NEWS, May 12, 1860 



* John C. Heenan vs. Tom Sayers

* Famous & 1st World championship boxing




The front page is mostly taken up with 5 prints concerning the famous Heenan and Sayers boxing match including: "The Field Where the Champion Battle Was Fought" plus prints showing both Heenan and Sayers. Inside has a nearly half pg. print: "Heenan In his... See More  

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$64.00
674216

United States Post Office...

Item #674216

April 18, 1896

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 18, 1896  The ftpg. shows: "Letter Canceling Machines in the U.S. Post Office, New York City" with a related article as well. 

Page 3 has a report on the 1896 Olympic Games, the first held after being abolished 15 centuries ago. Various prints of: "Gas Machine for Industrial & Domestic Uses" and various other prints &... See More  

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674145

Early baseball reports in a sporting newspaper...

Item #674145

November 01, 1856

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Nov. 1, 1856  This was primarily a shorts themed newspaper, with a sports themed masthead. Inside has: "Base Ball" with some detail on recent baseball games. Quite early for baseball.

Sixteen pages, very nice condition.

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$29.00
674143

A noted baseball player of the day...

Item #674143

October 21, 1882

NEW YORK CLIPPER, Oct. 21, 1882  Inside has a nice portrait of "Waller Wallace", a prominent baseball player at that time. Included is a biography of him. The same page has box scores and write-ups for 13 baseball games.

The back several pages contains a great wealth of advertisements for the theater business including much on noted acts of the day.

Sixteen pages, great condition.... See More  

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$35.00
674135

A sporting-themed newspaper...

Item #674135

February 19, 1859

NEW YORK CLIPPER, Feb. 19, 1859  The masthead has a sporting theme, showing cricket, boxing, horse racing, & sailing.

The ftpg. features a print: "The Returned Californian" which related to a story on the ftpg.  Inside is primarily filled with various sporting reports including: "Canine" "Sparring" Cocking" "The Trigger" "The Game of... See More  

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$27.00
674114

The noted Jane Addams...

Item #674114
YOUNG WOMEN, Chicago, May, 1896 



* Young Women's Christian Temperance Union



An interesting magazine published by the Young Women's Christian Temperance Union whose focus was the outlaw of alcoholic beverages. They also worked to promote women's right to vote.

The front page features a photo of the renowned "Miss Jane Addams". Addams was an American settlement acti... See More  

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$39.00
673909

First printing of baseball rules and regulations formalized by the first baseball convention...

Item #673909

March 07, 1857

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, March 7, 1857 



* Birth of organized baseball

* First convention of clubs

* 1st printing of rules and regulations




An extremely significant issue on the history of baseball, as inside has nearly two-thirds of a page taken up with: "Base Ball" "Base Ball Convention". It includes the very first periodical publication of the a... See More  

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$1,350.00
673908

First printing of baseball rules and regulations proposed to the first baseball convention...

Item #673908

February 28, 1857

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Feb. 28, 1857 



* Historic baseball periodical

* New fundamental rules

* "Baseball's Magna Carta"

* For Baseball Convention of 1857




An extremely significant issue on the history of baseball, as an inside page has almost an entire column taken up with: "Base Ball" "The Base Ball Convention And Their New Rules"... See More  

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$1,650.00
673805

Full page baseball team print...

Item #673805

July 25, 1874

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 25, 1874 



* Early baseball team print

* Old West scene




Although this issue includes many very nice & displayable prints, by far the most desirable would be the great full page captioned: "International Base-Ball -- The Philadelphia Athletics" which shows individual, full-figure illustrations of the baseball players in uniform, most with... See More  

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$132.00
673803

Portrait of baseball player James Maxwell...

Item #673803

September 01, 1866

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Sept. 1, 1866  Inside has a one column portrait of: "Mr. James Maxwell, of the Susquehanna B. B. Club, Wilkes Barre, Pa." The same page has an article on him: "Our Base-Ball Illustrations" which begins: "Number six of our portraits of prominent baseball players is that of Mr. James Maxwell, the noted catcher of the Susquehanna... See More  

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$57.00
673802

Officers of the National Association of Base Ball Players

Item #673802

July 21, 1866

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, July 21, 1866  The full front page has five framed portraits of: "The Officers Of The National Association Of Base Ball Players", with a few baseball embellishments. There is a related report on the third page: "The Officers Of The National Association Of Base Ball Players."

Inside has two small views of the Delaware Water Gap, plus a f... See More  

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$84.00
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