** Scarce Signed ** Frank Bradley Famous Fights 1908 ** Deluxe Edition 1908

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Frank Bradley (Author) Edited By Harold Furniss  : Famous Fights Past and Present Shurey’s Edition Reproduced in this Deluxe Edition of 1908.Full Set of These Magazines from Vol 1 No 1 to Vol IV No 52…… This Deluxe Edition has been Signed and Inscribed by Frank Bradley to Charles W Blacklock Esq and dated 1909.Very Rare Historical Record of the Ring [1908]  [see pictures] 

Condition Of Book: This is a Very Good Copy of this book with a full set of Shurey’s Famous Fights housed in an attractive red buckram type binding with gilt title lettering to spine and upper cover.This copy has been rebacked at some stage with the original spine laid down and this would have been done professionally by Christopher Paveley of Canterbury Bookbinders and their ticket is present to the top edge of the front pastedown.The book has been Signed and Inscribed by The Author Frank Bradley and his inscription reads….. ” to Charles W Blacklock Esq in grateful remembrance of many former kindnesses with the best wishes of the Author Frank Bradley February 15th 1909 ”  Famous Fights Past and Present was a weekly newspaper published out of London in England from March 4th 1901 to 1904, and Edited by Harold Furniss.There were a total of 156 issues of a “Police Budget” edition of the newspaper, 16 pages in each. There was also the Shureys Edition which had 24 pages.This work is the latter.The newspaper covered the history of bare knuckle boxing, with some rare inclusions of fights with gloves.Although the Editor i listed as Harold Furniss,the actual Author of the majority of the articles is clearly not him, but someone else and real author seems to be J Frank Bradley who later on became The Editor of the The Mirror of Life and then Boxing World.  

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