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Pugilistica: being on hundred and forty-four years of the history of British boxing. Containing of the most celebrated pugilists, and full reports of their battles ... with authentic portraits ... The only complete and chronological history of the ring.
Weldon & Co. [1880] Half titles, ad. slips tipped into vols I & II, fronts & plates, 4pp ads vol. I; spotting to prelims vol. II with occasional spotting elsewhere. Orig. brown pictorial cloth by W. Greening, blocked in gilt & black; extremities sl. rubbed. Booplate of Arthur St. George Sargeant on leading pastedowns. v.g.Volume II is dated 1880, volumes I & III are undated; Copac records only three copies, at the BL, National Trust, & Guildhall (dated 1880-1881). Only four copies recorded at auction since 1982. A history of pugilism from Fig and Broughton, 1719-49, to the last championship battle of King and Heenan, in December, 1863. Miles wrote a number of works on field sports, but in his earlier years produced penny dreadfuls.
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