* RARE * Science of Self Defence Wrestling,Sparring.Training Circa 1874


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  Edmund E Price: The Science of Self Defence A Treatise on Sparring,Wrestling and Training Including Complete Instructions in Training and Practical Development Published By Dick & Fitzgerald New York…. Undated Circa 1874? 

Condition Of Book: This is a Good Only Copy of this Book in Publisher’s original pictorial paper backed boards with green cloth spine.Half title page present with publisher ads to the front pastedown and front endpaper.There is one previous owner’s name to the top of the title page and also with two stickers stuck down onto the front pastedown and first page of publisher ads.The book has cracked hinge joins at the front and rear joins with several knocks,bumps and wear present to the edges of the boards etc.Internally the text block is not too bad with a few foxing spots and lightly thumbed to the margins of several pages.We are unsure of the actual published date of this scarce work but think that it is circa 1874.Illustrated with numerous figure drawings.One of which has a red a & b marked onto page 61.Graded Just about ‘Good’ so there we have it a rare and early title on wrestling,sparring and training.We have another copy of the same book in better condition,this one priced lower to reflect it’s poorer condition.Small 12mo measures 7” by 4.5” 130pp plus further pages of publisher ads at rear of the book.Assumed First Edition [1874] 

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Weight 0.40 kg
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