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1898-1996 Boxing-Book Collection (20) - Many Scarce Titles
Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $240
Collection of twenty boxing books, spanning the years 1898 to 1996, including two multivolume sets. Unless otherwise noted, all are hardcover and, presumably, first editions (a number were published in Britain and have no publication date). If the book comes with a dust jacket, the conditions of the book and jacket will be graded separately. 1-2) Fights for the Championship - The Men and Their Times by Fred Henning. Two volumes (Licensed Victuallers' Gazette, London). No date listed, circa 1898. Volume I (34 pages), VG, with the name of a former owner on the interior, staining and foxing. Volume II (529 pages). Vg-Ex with light foxing. 3) The Fighting Man by William A. Brady (The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis, 1916). 227 pages. Book: Ex. Dust jacket: Vg. 4) The Roar of the Crowd by James J. Corbett (G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York & London, 1925). 329 pages. Ex, with the name of a former owner written in interior. 5) Ruby Robert Alias Bob Fitzsimmons by Robert H. Davis (George H. Doran Company, New York, 1926). 134 pages. Book: Ex, with the name of a former owner written in interior. Dust Jacket: Vg. 6) Romantic Career of the Black Prince Peter Jackson by A. G. Hales (Wright & Brown, Great Britain). No date listed. Circa 1931. 352 pages. Likely rebound with the original boards; otherwise Vg-Ex. 7) John Gully and His Times by Bernard Darwin (Harper & Brothers, New York & London). No date listed. Circa 1935. 230 pages. Book: Ex. Dust jacket: Fr-Gd. 8) Brandy for Heroes - A Biography of the Honorable John Morrissey by Jack Kofoed (E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., New York, 1938). 282 pages. Ex. 9-13) Black Dynamite - Story of the Negro in Boxing by Nat Fleischer. Five volumes (C. J. O'Brien, Inc. New York). The first three volumes were published in 1938. Volume IV was published in 1939 and volume V was published in 1947. Number of pages range from 162 to 314. Volume I features an inscription from the author on the front flyleaf. Ex overall. 14) The Bare-Knuckle Breed by Louis Golding (Hutchinson & Co. Ltd., London, 1952). 231 pages. Inscribed and dated ("Aug 30 - 1952") by the author on the front flyleaf. Book: Ex. Dust jacket: Vg-Ex. 15) Jack Johnson and His Times by Denzil Batchelor (Phoenix Sports Books, London, 1956). 190 pages. Book: Ex-Mt. Dust jacket: Vg-Ex. 16) Black Champion - The Life and Times of Jack Johnson by Finis Farr (Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1964). 245 pages. Inscribed by the author on the front flyleaf. Book: Ex-Mt. Dust jacket: Ex. 17) Bucks and Bruisers - Prince Egan and Regency England by J. C. Reid (Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 1971) 253 pages. Book: Nr-Mt. Dust jacket: Ex. 18) The Great Prize Fight by Alan Lloyd (Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, Inc., New York, 1977). 188 pages. Book: Nr-Mt. Dust jacket: Vg-Ex. 19) Papa Jack - Jack Johnson and the Era of White Hopes by Randy Roberts (The Free Press, New York 1983). 274 pages. Book: Nr-Mt. Dust jacket: Ex-Mt. 20) Mysterious Billy Smith - The Dirtiest Fighter of All Time by William Schutte (Whitewater, Wisconsin, 1996). Softcover. 63 pages. Nr-Mt. Total: 20 books. Reserve $200. Estimate $400+. SOLD FOR $240
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