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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 throughout with a bkpg. cartoon: "The Manly Art of Self-Defense  -  The Code of Honor".
Eight pages, irregular at the spine with minor loss at the bottom, bit of damp staining & foxing.

Category: Pre-Civil War