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Very nice hard-bound collection of 26 issue's of Porter's Spirit of
the Times sports weekly from September 6, 1856 to February 28, 1857.
"A Chronicle of the Turf, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage."
Porter's had the leisure time activities of 19th century Americans
covered. It contains original fiction and articles on rowing, chess,
draughts, hunting, cricket, swimming, horse racing, "military
intelligence", boxing and much more. Beautiful engravings throughout
including a hand colored print of harness race horse Flora Temple.
The boards and spine are in excellent condition. The inner pages are
in very good condition with only minimal edge wear and/or tearing and
the edge of the pages are beautiful marbeled. Amazing book!
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