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Baseball in England with a full page engraving...
Item # 672541
August 15, 1874
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Aug. 15, 1874 Formatted very much like Harper's Weekly with many nice prints, the prime feature of this issue is the very nice full page print titled: "The Americans Playing Baseball at Prince's Ground". The engraving shows the entire field with all defensive players plus a batter and a runner on first base.
On a preceding page is a nice article taking over half a column headed: "The Game Of Baseball" which relates to the engraving of the game played in London. It is interesting how they describe the game of baseball to the uninitiated.
Complete in 28 pages, archival mends to the top one-third of the first 3 leaves, not affecting any mentioned text or prints, otherwise in excellent condition.
Category: Post-Civil War