3 1840 sport newspapers w large blank back engravings o thoroughbred race horses
3 1840 early Sporting newspapers with LARGE blank back DETAILED ENGRAVINGS of contemporary THOROUGHBRED RACE HORSES - inv # 5S-220 Please visit our EBAY STORE for THOUSANDS of HISTORICAL NEWSPAPERS on sale or at auction. SEE PHOTO----- Three COMPLETE, ORIGINAL early sporting NEWSPAPERs, the Spirit of the Times (New York, NY) dated Mar 9, 1839; Feb 15, 22, 1840. These 3 newspapers contain large gorgeous 18" x 13" blank back detailed engravings of thoroughbred race horses of that time. Includes race horses "BLACK MARIA", "SHARK", and "HEDGEFORD." The Spirit of the Times: A Chronicle of the Turf, Agriculture, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage was an American weekly newspaper published in New York City. The paper aimed for an upper-class readership made up largely of sportsmen. The Spirit also included humorous material, much of it based on experience of settlers near the southwestern frontier. Theatre news was a third important component. William T. Porter and his brothers started the Spirit of the Times in 1831. They sought an upper-class readership, stating in one issue that the Spirit was "designed to promote the views and interests of but an infinitesimal division of those classes of society composing the great mass . . . . " They modeled the paper on Bell's Life in London, a high-class English journal. Editorial policies forbade any discussion of politics in the paper so as to avoid alienating any potential readers. By 1839, the Spirit was the most popular sporting journal in the United States. The Spirit of the Times covered angling, baseball, cricket, foot racing, fox hunting, horse racing, rowing, and yachting; boxing followed later. Porter printed all sorts of statistics, presaging the American sports obsession with such trivia. The paper helped to standardize horse racing by publishing horse weights, suggested betting practices, and offering efficient track management techniques. Very good condition. This listing includes the 3 complete entire original newspapers, NOT just a clipping or a page of them. STEPHEN A. GOLDMAN HISTORICAL NEWSPAPERS stands behind all of the items that we sell with a no questions asked, money back guarantee. Every item we sell is an original newspaper printed on the date indicated at the beginning of its description. U.S. buyers pay priority mail postage which includes waterproof plastic and a heavy cardboard flat to protect your purchase from damage in the mail. International postage is quoted when we are informed as to where the package is to be sent. We do combine postage (to reduce postage costs) for multiple purchases sent in the same package. We accept payment by PAYPAL as well as by CREDIT CARD (Visa and Master Card). We list thousands of rare newspapers with dates from 1570 through 2004 on Ebay each week. This is truly SIX CENTURIES OF HISTORY that YOU CAN OWN! Stephen A. Goldman Historical Newspapers has been in the business of buying and selling historical newspapers for over 45 years. Dr. Goldman is a consultant to the Freedom Forum Newseum and a member of the American Antiquarian Society. You can buy with confidence from us, knowing that we stand behind all of our historical items with a 100% money back guarantee. Let our 45+ years of experience work for YOU ! We have hundreds of thousands of historical newspapers (and their very early precursors) for sale.