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GLADIATORS OF THE PRIZE RING : OR PUGILISTS OF AMERICA AND THEIR  CONTEMPORARIES FROM JAMES J. CORBETT TO TOM HYER - WITH BIOGRAPHICAL  SKETCHES AND AUTHENTIC RECORDS OF THEIR VICTORIES AND DEFEATS, EMBRACING  ALL THE MEN OF NOTE OF ALL NATIONS.... by  Billy (William) Edwards - First Edition - 1895 - from Nick Bikoff, Bookseller and Biblio.com

GLADIATORS OF THE PRIZE RING : OR PUGILISTS OF AMERICA AND THEIR CONTEMPORARIES FROM JAMES J. CORBETT TO TOM HYER - WITH BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES AND AUTHENTIC RECORDS OF THEIR VICTORIES AND DEFEATS, EMBRACING ALL THE MEN OF NOTE OF ALL NATIONS....

by Edwards, Billy (William)

Condition: Good+


Chicago: The Athletic Publishing Co.. Good+. 1895. First Edition. Hardcover. Clean green cloth that has been skillfully rebacked . Text & hinges are tight & intact. Spine lettering faded & gilt lettering & decoration on front cover somewhat faded. No page numbers (200+) . Finger smudges on a few pages. This is a follw-up book to Edwards 1894 publication with a similar title "The Portrait Gallery of Pugilists of America and Their Contemporaries From James J. Corbett to Tom Hyer....." The volume features not only the history of boxing but also countless excellent prints of top name boxers in full page format. Some included are John L. Sullivan, James Corbett, Jake Kilrain, Peter Jackson, Paddy Ryan, and Bob Fitzsimmons. Sports. Boxing. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .
  • Bookseller: Nick Bikoff, Bookseller US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 17591
  • Title: GLADIATORS OF THE PRIZE RING : OR PUGILISTS OF AMERICA AND THEIR CONTEMPORARIES FROM JAMES J. CORBETT TO TOM HYER - WITH BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES AND AUTHENTIC RECORDS OF THEIR VICTORIES AND DEFEATS, EMBRACING ALL THE MEN OF NOTE OF ALL NATIONS....
  • Author: Edwards, Billy (William)
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Good+
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: The Athletic Publishing Co.
  • Place: Chicago
  • Date published: 1895

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