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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 Game of Base-Ball" which has particulars of the game. The same page has a print of: "C. H. Thorne, Newark B.B. Club...".
A nice doublepage centerfold themed on: "Our National Thanksgiving".
Sixteen pages, nice condition.

Category: Post-Civil War