Lot 14: 1st US college sports magazine, 1897 promotional poster
Author: N/A; Title: Rare promotional poster and letters for the first American college sports magazine, 1897; Place Published: N/A; Publisher: N/A; Date Published: 1897; Description: (Promotional poster) "The College Athlete / An Entirely New Magazine...The First National College Magazine [on]... Football, Baseball, Track Athletics, Rowing, Tennis and Golf." Promoting the first issue, appear in May 1897. 9 x 13", with color logo and black-an d-white engraving of runners (Boston, 1897) Very rare, as are all issues of this first American collegiate sports magazine, which ended the following year.With: 3 1-pg. printed letters (and one original mailing envelope) on College Athlete Publishing Co. stationery. Boston April 8 and May 5, 1897, and one undated. One addressed to J.E.Brown Worcester, Mass., signed by Samuel Abbott. The other unsigned. Soliciting both subscriptions and literary contributions, including "detailed account of base ball games and track meetings" and photographs of base ball and track team captains". Complete description available. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Condition: Very good.
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