** Very Rare ** DIpple's Handbooks Boxiana Circa 1850


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Dipple’s Handbooks No 5 Priced at One Penny Boxiana A Guide to and About The Pugilistic Ring Including Everything of Service Either to the Amateur or Finished Pugilist Published By E Dipple 42 Holywell Street The Strand London Undated But Circa 1850……. Rare Early Pugilistic Title………………….  (see pictures) 

Condition Of Booklet: This is a Good Only Copy of this booklet in original small sofcover format that forms part of a series of titles published by Dipple in the mid 19th century.Some of the leaves are no longer attached.The front cover shows Caunt vs Bendigo in the ring and there is a couple more illustrated portraits of of John Gully and Thomas Belcher present.The pages run through to number 16,with the final 3 leaves devoted to new rules for the ring,other headings include ‘Training’ and ‘Scientific Boxing’ and Boxiana ‘A Glance Backwards’  All the leaves remain in good order with some mild spotting,remnants of the old stitched binding are still present.There are No previous names or inscriptions present.NO Author is mentioned and the booklet is note recorded in Copac (British Library) The front illustrated cover is followed by ‘Boxiana A Glance Backwards not paginated and then it seems to follow with page 4 numbered through to page 16.I suspect that the booklet is complete but there is no numbering of pages 2/3,so we can’t be entirely sure.It’s certainly a rare item and at the time of writing there are no other copies available online.If you require any further pictures just let us know.Small 12mo measures 18cm by 11.5 cm 16pp Undated Circa 1850

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Weight 0.10 kg