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Presented is a bound collection of The New York Clipper newspaper from 1862 to 1864, featuring significant content on the early history of baseball. The 12 x 18½ -inch bound volume has original brown cloth covers with brown tape-reinforced binding. The binding was repaired in February 1992 by Cary Peck, Bookbinder (paper seal on inside back cover). Billed as the “American Sporting and Theatrical Journal,” The New York Clipper, also known as The Clipper, was a weekly entertainment newspaper published in New York City from 1853 to 1924. This collection begins with the full newspaper of Saturday, July 26, 1862 and concludes with the full newspaper of Saturday, April 9, 1864. Frank Queen began publishing the New York Clipper in 1853, making it the first American paper devoted entirely to entertainment; the paper eventually shortened its name to The Clipper. The paper was one of the earliest publications in the United States to regularly cover sports, and it played an important role in popularizing baseball in the country. In addition to more popular sporting events, the New York Clipper also wrote about billiards, bowling, even chess. It began covering American football in 1880. In 1894, however, The Clipper dropped its sports coverage and devoted itself entirely to theatre. It covered many topics, including circuses, dance, music, the outdoors, and theatre. It had a circulation of about 25,000. The publishers also produced the yearly New York Clipper Annual. In 1924, The Clipper was absorbed into the entertainment journal Variety.

1862-1864 "The New York Clipper" Newspaper Bound Collection With Baseball Content
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Minimum Bid: $200.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $300.00
Number Bids: 3
Auction closed on Sunday, February 23, 2020.
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