** Scarce ** The Portrait Gallery of Pugilists First Ed 1894

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Billy Edwards (Ex Champion Light Weight) : The Portrait Gallery of Pugilists of England,America,Australia From James J Corbett Running Back To Tom Sayers With Biographical Sketches and Authentic Records of Their Victories and Defeats Emracing The Men of Note Of All Nations Connected With The Pugilistic Arena Rare First Edition 1st Impression Published By Pugilistic Publishing Co London and Philadelpha in 1894 …….Great Copy for the collector of this wonderful and superbly illustrated early history of pugilism and bare knuckle Boxing.. Large Folio Measures 15” by 11.5”  (see all 12 pictures)  

Condition Of Book: This is a Very Good Copy of this book in original Binding of Quarter Calf (leather) over black boards with bright gilt title lettering to the Front Cover.The book has four small and unobtrusive previous owner’s stamps to the front pastedown,front endpapers each approx 0.5” in size.There is some wear and rubbing to the outer boards along edge of spine and to the corners of the book which are a little lightly knocked.There are two small chips to the blank endpapers at the top right corner of both pages (approx 1.2” by 1” ) The book has a firm binding with NO hinge weakness,there are NO loose leaves or plates etc.Withj Introduction by Billy Edwards in which he says ” that ”The book will be found unexcelled as an accurate work of reference,for not a fact has been distorted nor a line set down in malice” The first of the wonderful large sepia plates features ” Gentleman Jim Corbett and the final plate is that of Harry Hill.There is an odd thumbed mark within margins of text.There is a 2” closed tear to the Patsey Kerrigan Plate.Also one remnant black in mark stain to the top edge of the book.The contents remain pleasingly clean internally with an odd smudge mark to the Title Page.In all there are some 96 portrait plates,with an odd tiny tear to one or two pages at edges.We have graded the Book as Very Good and despite it’s imperfections it has remained in Good Order.Rare Title and a great addition to any Boxing Collection.Folio First Edition unpaginated Circa 205pp [1894] 



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Weight 2.50 kg