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Item # 673401

November 30, 1861

WILKES' SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Nov. 30, 1861  On the fourth page under "Out-Door Sports and  "Base Ball" is a summary and box score of a game between the Constellation and Waverly clubs played at the grounds of the of the Atlantic Baseball Club, at Bedford Long Island.
There are also the brief summaries and box scores of three other games, including one between the compositors and pressmen of the New York Daily Times.
Uncommon to fine baseball content from during the Civil War, and nice to have in a sporting journal.
On another page are: "Letters From The War". There are also boxing and horse-racing reports, plus a "Chess Department" and some ads.
Sixteen pages, 15 3/4 by 11 inches, right margin is irregular with some staining.

Item from Catalog 305 (released for April, 2021)...

Category: The Civil War