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: 4428

Estimated Value: $6,000

Title: Spirit of the Times; A Chronicle of Turf, Agriculture, Field Sports, Literature, and Stage
Category: Miscellany, Baseball
Volume: 25
Issue: 13
Date: May 1855
Published in: New York, NY
This issue contains an unrecorded, perhaps the first ever, detailed description of the rules of the game, baseball. This very scarce sporting journal, later Porter’s Sprit of the Times, is the best source material for early baseball. Early issues cover Cricket fairly frequently. Reports of baseball as we know it begin to trickle in in 1854. By 1857, the quantity of baseball reports outweighed those of cricket.