New in New jacket. It is the reprint edition of the original edition which was published long back. The book is printed in black on high quality paper with Matt Laminated colored dust cover. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure so we brought it back to the shelves. We tried to manage the best possible copy but in some cases, there may be some pages which are blur or missing or with black spots. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. Lang: -English, Pages 608, Print on Demand.
Very Good. No Jacket. 8vo-over 5¾"-7¾" Tall G Virtue, 1829. Pierce Egan (1772-1849) Handsome copy of this book from Egan Second Volume 1829, entitled Boxiana, or Sketches of Ancient and Modern Pugilism. Bound in brown half leather over marbled boards with five raised bands to spine and with black moroccan title labels lettered in gilt to the 2nd and 4th compartments to spine and with date of 1829 to base of spine. Marbled Endpapers with one previous owner's bookplate to the front pastedown. Includes 7 plates with Peter Crawley featured as frontispiece, new endpapers inserted with half tile and title page present. Binding remains firm with NO hinge weakness. There is one closed tear to page 53/54 and an odd staining mark is apparent to the plates. The contents remain pleasantly clean throughout with a little browning to page edges, to be expected on a book of this age. There are a couple of small dents to the lower fore-edge of the book (see pics) Great copy for the collector of Boxing or Significant sporting works. This is a seminal work and highly sought after.8vo (viii) 794 which includes the index. PIERCE EGAN: Boxiana is the title given to a series of volumes of prizefighting articles written by the English sportswriter and journalist Pierce Egan, and initially part-published by George Smeeton in the 1810s. Egan wrote magazine articles about the bare knuckle forerunner of boxing which at that time was conducted under the London Prize Ring Rules and was subsequently banned in England.
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