Lives of the most celebrated pugilists; full reports on their battles from contemporary newspapers, with authentic portraits, personal anecdotes, and sketches of the principal patrons of the prize ring, forming a complete history of the bare-knuckle ring from Fig and Boughton, 1719-40, to the last championship battle between King and Heenan, in December 1863. Complete in three volumes.
All vols. thick 8vo. Original brown decorative cloth with gilt vignettes of pugilists in action to fronts. Contents in each very clean with some light foxing in each volume, particularly to page edges. Vol.1: xvi + pp507. Frontis. + 29 full-page illustrations and many illustrations in the text. Vol.2: pp544. Frontis. + 17 full-page illustrations and many in the text. Vol.3: Frontis. + pp534. Frontis. + 12 full-page illustrations and many text illustrations. A very nice set of this key boxing book.
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