The Steven Lomazow Collection of American Periodicals

One of the largest periodical collection of all time. The Steven Lomazow Collection consists of almost 30 thousand issues dating back to the early 1700's.  A finer collection of periodical artwork you can't find any where else.


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Local ID: 3724

Estimated Value: $1,200

Title: Porter’s Spirit of the Times
Category: Sports, Baseball
Volume: 1
Issue: 1-26
Date: September 1856 – February 1857
Published in: New York, NY
A weekly sporting journal, owned and edited by George Wilkes, most notable as an important repository of articles of early baseball (see BB1) and horse racing. This volume includes the scarce frontispiece, a color-lithograph of a racehorse, and is in the original publisher’s binding. V. 3 no. 2 features the earliest engraving of a baseball game. No earlier reference to baseball in a magazine has been located. Listed in ULS as “Porter’s Spirit of the Times; A Chronicle of the Turf, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage.” Merged into “Wilke’s Spirit of the Times” later “Spirit of the Times and Sportsman.”