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Very nice hard-bound collection of 26 issue's of Porter's Spirit of
the Times sports weekly from September 5, 1857 to February 27, 1858.
"A Chronicle of the Turf, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage."
Porter's had the leisure time activities of 19th century Americans
covered. Articles on rowing, chess, draughts, hunting, cricket,
swimming, horse racing, cock fighting, boxing and much more.
Beautiful engravings on the front pages including a Harlem Model
Yacht Club regatta and the Eagles vs the Gothams baseball at Elysian
Fields. The boards and spine have some minor bumping and paper loss
at the corners, but overall the book is in fine condition. The inner
pages are in equally good condition with only minimal edge wear and/
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