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Pugilistica: The History of British Boxing. by Henry Downes MILES

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    MILES, Henry Downes.

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    Pugilistica: The History of British Boxing.
    Containing lives of the most celebrated pugilists; full reports of 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 ring from Fig and Broughton, 1719-40, to the last championship battle between King and Heenan, in December 1863.

    Stock Code 106812
    Edinburgh, John Grant, 1906

    Current price£750.00


    Second edition; 3 vols, thick 8vo (230 x 170 mm); vol. I: xvi, 507pp, frontis. & 29 full-page illustrations, with many illustrations in the text; vol. II: 544pp, frontis. & 17 full-page illustrations, with many in the text; vol. III: 534pp, frontis. & 12 full-page illustrations, with many text illustrations, fore-edge to two leaves in Preface of vol. I roughly cut but not affecting text, contents in each very clean save for some light foxing in each volume( as usual), particularly to preliminary and terminal pages and page edges but relatively minor; publisher's brown cloth decorated in black and gilt with gilt vignettes of pugilists in action to upper boards, bumping to spine extremities and corners, minor rubbing, otherwise very good-plus, an attractive set.
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    Documentation: Documented elsewhere (similar item)
    Period: 1900-1919
    Condition: Good.
    Styles / Movements: Traditional
    Dealer Reference #: 106812
    Incollect Reference #: 669541
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