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    1858 Frontier Baseball Club Constitution & By-Laws Booklet. It's one of the earliest baseball publication extant, printed three years before the first shots at Fort Sumter signaled the start of the Civil War. The softcover twenty-four page volume is entitled, "Constitution and By-Laws of the Frontier Base Ball Club, with the Rules and Regulations of the Game of Base Ball." Details about the team are spotty at best, to little surprise, but we were able to find a record of Frontier meeting a team from Erie at Buffalo, New York on October 23, 1858. The text opens with a roster of officers and team members, then continues on to discuss rules of club membership, issues of fees and dues for membership, and ultimately the rules of play. A degree of wear is to be expected, as we find some light tears and age spotting, but all pages remain firmly bound to the spine and legible to the last word. A seminal document from the earliest days in the evolution of our National Pastime. Pages measure 3.5x6".

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