New York: George Wilkes, 1859. First edition. Soft cover. Pp. 129-144, a few small ills. Foxed throughout, as shown. Folded. Mostly unopened--the buyer can have the fun of opening the pages that are still uncut. Ca. 11 x 16 inches. Fair. Item #30647
The ninth issue of this sporting journal, which began on September 10, 1859. It was the forerunner of Spirit of the Times. Contains chapter 7 of an article on Flora Temple, trotting and flat racing results, racing news from England, boxing, opening of a new trotting park (Sugar Grove Race Track, Indiana), lameness in the horse, cricket, shooting, poetry (including “Bonner to His Team” by “Centaur”), draughts and chess columns, theater news, baseball results (games in New York state, Oakland, New Haven, and elsewhere), and more. Some emphasis on racing.