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1862 Surrender of Fort Donelson... Evacuation of Bowling Green...

Item #672990

February 18, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 18, 1862 

* Battle of Fort Donelson, Tennessee

* Bowling Green, Kentucky

One column Civil War heads on page 5 include: "SURRENDER OF FORT DONELSON" "A Desperate Three Days' Fight" "Heavy Losses on Both Sides" "Bravery and Heroism of Our Troops" "They Fight Like Veterans" Unconditional Surrender of the Rebels&q... See More  

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Most lopsided baseball game score ever...

Item #672684

June 19, 1874

THE NEW YORK HERALD, June 19, 1874

* Early professional baseball game

* One of the most lopsided scores ever

The top of page 3 has one column headings: "The National Game" "The Worst Muffing Affair on Record-The Great Chicago Club Beaten, 38 to 1" with box scores. (see) Described in one baseball reference book as one of the poorest games of baseball played between two pr... See More  

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Early baseball guide advertisements...

Item #671671

March 21, 1885

Here is a single leaf (pages 15 & 16) from The New York Clipper newspaper for the date March 21, 1885 which has two very decorative advertisements for: "Reach's Baseball Guide" and "Spalding's Baseball Guide" among others. These ads are on opposite pages and also on opposite sides, so if you were to cut them out, it wouldn't affect the other.

Single leaf only. ... See More  

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City Hall Park baseball... Syrian massacres...

Item #671329

October 27, 1860

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 27, 1860

* Baseball games in New York's City Hall Park causing strife

* The Billiard Tournament at Lynch's Billiard Rooms

* Syrian Massacres

The front page has news from Europe telling of Syrian massacres. A backpage report gives details regarding a Billiards Tournament at Lynch's Billiard Rooms at Union Square (with mention of the famous match betwe... See More  

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Baseball game made famous by Currier and Ives...

Item #670944

August 04, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Aug. 4, 1865 

* Famous Currier and Ives baseball game

* Post Civil War reconstruction

On the back page has a brief report with box scores under the small headings: "Base Ball" "Championship Match--Atlantic vs. Mutual". (see)

This is a report of the very game which was the subject of a famous Currier and Ives print titled: "The American Nation... See More  

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Bull Run... "The Surrey Eleven" cricket team...

Item #670731

August 31, 1861

ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, August 31, 1861 

* The Surrey eleven cricket team portrait

* Battle of Bull Run - Manassas (in America)

Inside has: "The Surrey Eleven" with a full page portrait of the cricket team.

Another full-page print has: "The Civil War In America: Engagement Between The 71st New York And An Alabama Regiment At The Battle Of Bull Run".

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Yacht club bans the slaver Wanderer...

Item #670668

February 08, 1859

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 8, 1859

* The Wanderer (slave ship)

* New York Yacht Club bans her

Page 4 has a article with small heading: "The Wanderer And The New York Yacht Club" (see)

Other news of the day. Eight pages, very minor margin wear, nice condition.

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1874 Baltimore Mosquitoes baseball team ?....

Item #670075

May 06, 1874


* Early professional baseball

* Baltimore Mosquitoes team ?

* 1874 season beginning

Page 3 has a report at the beginning of the 1874 baseball season with headings: "The National Game" "A Big Victory for the Atlantics Over the Baltimore Mosquitoes" with box scores. (see) I cannot find anything online affirming that there was a profession... See More  

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Early and rather famous sporting-themed newspaper...

Item #670018

April 30, 1859

NEW YORK CLIPPER, April 30, 1859  An early sports-themed newspaper subtitled: "American Sporting & Theatrical Journal".

The front page features a print of: "Yacht Club Houses In England"".

Among sports reports inside are those headed: "The Two Champions" "Sparring" "The Championship Fight - Another Account" "The Trigger" &... See More  

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First mention of skiing in an American newspaper? Barnum's paper...

Item #669882

March 19, 1853

ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, March 19, 1853  P.T. Barnum was the co-owner of this early illustrated newspaper which preceded both "Leslie's Illustrated" and "Harper's Weekly". These latter two ultimately becoming immensely more successful. This effort by Barnum and the Beach brothers would last but 48 issues.

Although an illustrated newspaper, perhaps the most nota... See More  

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1870 Jem Mace vs. Tom Allen... boxing championship...

Item #669570

May 11, 1870


* Boxers Jem Mace vs. Tom Allen

* Heavyweight boxing championship

* Kennerville, Louisiana

The top of page 3 has one column headings that include: "THE PRIZE RING" "Result of the Mill Between Mace and Allen Near New Orleans" "Allen Badly Thrashed in Ten Heavy Rounds" and more. (see) Text takes up almost 3 full columns includi... See More  

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re. Red Stockings' 84 game winning streak snapped...

Item #669566

June 16, 1870

NEW-YORK TIMES, June 16, 1870 

* Cincinnati Red (Reds) Stockings baseball

* Mention of 84 game win streak ending

* vs. Union of Morrisania - Bronx - NYC

Page 5 has a report of a baseball game between the Cincinnati Red Stockings and the Union of Morrisania with box scores under: "The National Game" and more. The beginning of the report mentions the recent defeat of the Red S... See More  

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1873 John C. Heenan funeral... boxing fame...

Item #669328

November 03, 1873


* John C. Heenan death funeral

* Bare Knuckle boxing - boxer

Page 8 has an article headed: "The Heenan Obsequies" "Funeral Ceremonies of America's Favorite Boxer..." (see)

Complete with 12 pages, nice condition.... See More  

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Bare knuckle boxing in 1873 Tolleston, Indiana...

Item #669248

October 24, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 24, 1873

* Tolleston (Gary), Indiana

* 19th century boxing match

* Boxer Billy Madden - pugilist

The top of page 3 has one column headings: "THE WESTERN RING" "Fight Between Billy Madden and James Taylor at Tolleston, Ind." "Fifty-five Rounds Fought..." (see)

Complete with 12 pages, nice condition.... See More  

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Early baseball constitution regulations in 1869...

Item #669013

July 27, 1869

THE NEW YORK HERALD, July 27, 1869

* Post Civil War baseball meetings & more

* Early rules and regulations (New York)

Page 3 has an headed: "The National Game" "Amendments to the Constitution of the State Association" "Base Ball Notes" (see)

Other news of the day. Complete with all 12 pages, nice condition.... See More  

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Lengthy article on cockfighting in 1869...

Item #669012

July 21, 1869

THE NEW YORK HERALD, July 21, 1869

* Cockfighting - illegal blood sport

* Roosters - gamecocks - cockpit

* Unusually lengthy & uncommon article

Page 8 has an article with small headings: "Cock Fighting" "Another Hard-fought Main Between Virginia and North Carolina..." (see) Rare to find articles on this illegal blood sport, especially this lengthy.

Other news of t... See More  

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Black suffrage is politicized in 1868...

Item #668822

August 25, 1868

NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 25, 1868 

* Billy Edwards vs. Sam Collyer

* Bare-knuckle boxing - pugilist

* Lightweight fight championship

Page 3 has a report headed: "THE PRIZE RING" "Fight for the Light Weight Championship Between Billy Edwards and Sam Collyer" "Edwards The Winner" and more. Round by round coverage. Text takes up over 2 1/2 columns.

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Government to buy Ford's Theater?

Item #668745

July 26, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 26, 1865 

* Government to buy Ford's Theater ?

The front page has much on the Reconstruction efforts in bringing the Southern states back into the Union. Also an inconspicuous item headed: "Ford's Theater" concerning the government possibly buying it from Mr. Ford (see). Page 5 has an early baseball game report. Page 4 has an article on "And... See More  

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Early heavyweight boxing championship...

Item #668497

June 16, 1869

THE NEW YORK HERALD, June 16, 1869

* Early boxing - Pugilism - pugilists

* Heavyweight championship of America

* Tom Allen vs. Mike McCoole

Page 10 has an article headed: "PUGILISM" "Prize Fight Between McCoole and Allen" "Nine Rounds Fought in Twenty Minutes" and more. (see) Text takes up almost 2 full columns.

Other news of the day. Complete with all 12 pag... See More  

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Rare sporting newspaper...

Item #668246

March 19, 1892

SPORTING ITEM, Philadelphia, March 19, 1892 

* Very rare publication

A quite rare title, the first we have seen and this is the vol. 1 #7 issue. The Library of Congress has no record of it, and Gregory's "Union List of American Newspapers" has no mention of this title. The masthead is large & features vignettes of many sports.

A folio size, 8 page newspaper totally fo... See More  

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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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1867 Lipman Pike in a baseball game ...

Item #667400

August 09, 1867


* Lipman Pike plays for New York Mutuals

* 1st Jewish professional baseball player

* Post Civil War reconstruction era

The back page has a lengthy report on a baseball game between the New York Mutuals and the Brooklyn Atlantics. The report mentions Lipman Pike with his name also in the box scores. (see) He is considered the very 1st Jewish professional ba... See More  

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Early boxing w/ many rounds in 1867...

Item #667104

May 05, 1867


* Early boxing with several rounds (176)

* Jim Turner vs. Andy Duffy

* African Americans & police clash

* Post Civil War reconstruction era

Page 5 has a report headed: "THE PRIZE RING" "Desperate Fight In New Orleans" "Rounds 176--Time 2:57" and more. (see) A very early boxing match that lasted 176 rounds. This was in the ... See More  

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1867 Lipman Pike in a baseball game ...

Item #667099

May 31, 1867


* Lipman Pike plays for Irvington

* 1st Jewish professional baseball player

* Post Civil War reconstruction era

Page 5 has reporting on two baseball games with box scores, one showing "Pike" playing for the Irvington team from New Jersey. (see) He is considered the very 1st Jewish professional baseball player.

Other news and advertisements of th... See More  

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The yacht 'America' wins the first of what will become the America's Cup race...

Item #666260

August 25, 1851

THE TIMES, London, Aug. 25, 1851 

* 1st America's Cup

* Yacht "America" wins

Nearly half of page 5 is taken up with very detailed accounts of: "The Cowes Regatta" in England, which would become known as the famed America's Cup race.

This was the very first of this iconic race, and since won by the yacht "America" it would forever become known as t... See More  

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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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Nice print of the Chicago baseball team...

Item #666214

June 06, 1885


* Chicago White Stockings w/ Cap Anson

The front page shows the parade of 60,000 Sunday school children in Prospect Park. Page 3 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 (see). Another print shows childr... See More  

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The last delivery of slaves to America...

Item #666117

December 12, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, December 12, 1858 

* The Wanderer (slave ship) lands in Georgia

Page 5 has a brief, discrete but historic report with small heading: "The Yacht Wanderer" with a Savannah dateline. This is an infamous ship, as the Wanderer's notoriety is that it delivered the last load of African slaves to America (see hyperlink for corroboration). See images for reporting... See More  

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Early article on horse racing in America...

Item #665930

July 04, 1818

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 4, 1818  The front page has not only an unusually lengthy article headed: "Horse-Racing" but a very early one as well, as horse racing in the States did not become popular until many years later.

Four pages, several foxing spots, generally nice condition.

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Early Baseball... Described as "the National game of America"...

Item #665903

August 15, 1865

NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, from New York, dated August 15, 1865

* Post Civil War baseball

The back page of this issue has an article: "The Field" "Base Ball--Grand Championship Match" which has a detailed summary about a match between the Atlantic and Mutual clubs at the Capitoline Ball Ground, in Brooklyn. This also describes the scene with much talk about the crowd estimated at ... See More  

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Championship baseball... The war on polygamy...

Item #665887

October 31, 1871

NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 31, 1871 

* 1st baseball pennant race - Philadelphia Athletics

Page 3 has a report of the championship game of 1871: "The Champion Athletics" "One of the Finest Games of the Season--The Chicagoes Narrowly Escape Being 'Chicagoed'--The Athletics to Fly the Whip Pennant."

The report begins with some preliminary details, including
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George A. Custer on trial for leaving his command...

Item #665655

September 04, 1867

NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 4, 1867 

* General George Armstrong Custer

The middle of the ftpg. has a small report headed: "The Trial of Major-Gen. Custar [sic]" which includes: "...Custar has been ordered to Fort Leavenworth for trial...on his return to Fort Wallace...Custar...left his command at Wallace & proceeded to Harker as fast as jaded horse-flesh would bear him. The... See More  

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1867... baseball match between two "colored" clubs...

Item #664800

October 04, 1867

NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 4, 1867  Inside under "THE NATIONAL GAME" is a report with subhead: "...Excelsior (Colored) v. Unique (Colored)".

Within the lengthy report is: "...The game alluded to was none other than a match game for the 'colored championship' of the United States...arrived in this city...received by a delegation of gentleman of the colored pers
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Two issue set... Athletics vs. Atlantics... illustration of the game...

Item #664433

October 31, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 31, 1865 and HARPER'S WEEKLY, November 18, 1865 

* 1865 Philadelphia Baseball Game

A two issue set
containing a report of famous baseball game, and a print of it.

Page 5 of the Times has: "The Great Base Ball Match The Atlantics Against the Athletics--The Atlantics the Victors". Details from the one paragraph summary include: "The Atlantics made ... See More  

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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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Tennis on Staten Island... Death of Garfield, with an additional print...

Item #664188

September 24, 1881

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 24, 1881  Although we have offered this issue many times, we have not seen before the foldout print: "President James A. Garfield After Death" which is tipped on to the front leaf. See the photo for this print, slightly smaller in dimension than the issue.

As for the balance of the issue: the front page is taken up with a print captioned; &q
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Nez Perce Indians... Torch of the Statue of Liberty...

Item #664113

June 20, 1885

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, June 20, 1885  Full ftpg. shows: "The New Aquatic Wonder, the Steam-Yacht 'Stiletto'...". Prints inside include: "Kansas--Transfer of the Nez Perces--The Indians Boarding a Train at Arkansas City for Their Old Home in Idaho"; a great fullpg. print of; "The Torch of the Statue of Liberty As it Will Appear When Completed... See More  

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Oklahoma Boomers...

Item #664111

October 05, 1893

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Oct. 5, 1893  The full ftpg. is a print of the: "...Porch of the Louisiana State Building" at the Columbian Exposition.  Prints within include: "Sketches in the Children's Building" at the Chicago Columbian Exposition; a nice centerfold print of two yachts in the "Coming International Race for the America's Cup&qu... See More  

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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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Early Winslow Homer print: Skating in Boston...

Item #663871

March 12, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 12, 1859  An incomplete issue as it is lacking half of the pages, but present is the desired full page print by Winslow Homer: "Skating At Boston" which is in nice condition (see photos).

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Nice New Year's prints... Plan for a "submarine railway" between England & France...

Item #662897

January 02, 1858

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 2, 1858  The front page features a full page print: "New Year's Visiting in New York". Two other nice full page prints inside: "The Birth of the New Year' and 'A Happy New Year!" and an article "The Life of American Students at Heidelberg" features several small illustrations.

Interesting article with two illust... See More  

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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.

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Great issue on the 1860 Heenan & Sayers fight...

Item #662672

May 12, 1860


* John C. Heenan vs. Tom Sayers

* Famous & 1st World championship boxing

The front page has a dramatic print showing: "Round 37" of the Heenan and Sayer fight, erupting into a riot. Above it is a print of "The Champion's Belt of England...". Within is a double page centerfold which includes 8 prints of ... See More  

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Considerable baseball reporting... Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show...

Item #662281

May 11, 1884


* Buffalo Bill Cody

* Wild West Show ad

* Much on baseball

Page 11 is mostly taken with with reports on over 20 baseball games, including the box scores. Uncommon to find such lengthy baseball coverage in a single issue.

Page 12 has as a feature advertisement one headed: "Last Day! Last Day! Last Day!" "Buffalo Bill's Wild We... See More  

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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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Civil War map shows advance of General Hooker's army...

Item #661996

May 02, 1863

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, May 2, 1863  The front page is dominated by a nice & detailed Civil War map headed: "THE ADVANCE OF GEN. HOOKER'S ARMY. Map Showing the Position of Fredericksburg, Port Royal, Bowling Green, Warrenton, and adjacent country." Plus there are many ftpg. column heads on the Civil War as seen in the photos.

Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, minimal wea... See More  

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Displayable football print...

Item #661842

November 05, 1881

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 5, 1881  The prime print in this issue is the doublepage centerfold, which is one of the best football centerfolds of the19th century to be had.

The doublepage is captioned: "A Game of Foot-Ball---A 'Scrummage' at the Close" which was drawn by the famed artist A. B. Frost. Very displayable as such.

Among other prints are a full front pag... See More  

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Terrific front page print of John Heenan, the famed boxer...

Item #661809

June 02, 1860

WILKES' SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, June 2, 1860 

* John C. Heenan vs. Tom Sayers

* Famous boxing match

A terrific issue on the famed boxer John Heenan, as the entire front page is taken up with a print of him captioned: "John C. Heenan, The Champion of the World". The print was taken from a photo of him of May 3, 1860 in England, shortly after his famous match between... See More  

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Early and rather famous sporting-themed newspaper...

Item #661764

January 08, 1859

NEW YORK CLIPPER, Jan. 8, 1859  An early sports-themed newspaper with an ornate masthead featuring engravings showing cricket, sailing, boxing, and horse racing.

Page 2 has a boxing article: "The Ring" "The Championship - Woods' Deposit Covered by the Friends of Benicia" concerning an upcoming championship bout between Woods and Heenan. Other sports reporting througho... See More  

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A series on "Notable Jews"... The America's Cup yacht race...

Item #661512

October 19, 1893

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, Oct. 19, 1893  Of special interest is item #XIX of "Notable Jews - Julius Bien" which also includes a photograph & biography of him.

Among many other prints & photos is a full ft. page print of the "Vigilant", winner of the International Yacht Race; a full pg. on the yacht race; a doublepg. centerfold with 16 prints & photos on ... See More  

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