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1889-1944 Boxing Book and Periodical Collection Including Rarities (9)

Starting Bid - $200, Sold For - $360

Collection of nine early boxing books and periodicals. 1) 1889 Prize Ring Heroes - Life and Battles of Tom Hyer, Yankee Sullivan, John Morrissey, John C. Heenan, Tom King (no author listed, published by Richard K. Fox, New York). The eighty-five page soft-cover book has been professionally rebound in red cloth boards. Fr-Gd, back cover missing, with numerous tears to the front cover and interior pages. 2) Early 1900s Art Album of Famous Pugilists and Athletes (no author, publisher, or copyright date listed). This large-format hardcover album (11.5 x 16 inches) features photos of the top boxers of era, past and present, as well as a few other prominent athletes, including Christy Mathewson (he is the only baseball player represented in the book). Gd-Vg, with heavy wear to the covers. 3) 1902 The Art of Boxing and Self-Defense by Prof. Donovan (Street & Smith, New York). 185 pages. Soft-cover (4.75 x 6.75 inches). Gd-Vg. 4) Circa 1904 bound volume of Famous Fights Past and Present - Police Budget Edition (edited by Harold Furniss). Famous Fights Past and Present was a British periodical and this bound volume (8.75 x 12 inches) features a complete run of the magazine starting with volume IX number 105 and ending with volume XII number 156. Each volume is comprised of 208 pages, for a total of 832 pages in this bound volume. Vg, with worn covers and toning to the pages. 5) 1907 Jabs by James J. Corbett (The Buckeye Publishing Company, Cleveland). The complete title of this ninety-five page soft-cover booklet (5.5 x 7.5 inches) is Jabs - All Original and Up-to-Date Side Splitting Anecdotes and Remarkable Experiences in the Ring and Elsewhere. Gd-Vg, with pencil notations on the cover. 6) 1925 The Prize Ring by Bohun Lynch (Country Life Ltd., London). The profusely illustrated hardcover book (10 x 12.75 inches) provides a history of boxing and short biographies of many of the top pugilists. Vg-Ex, with a few handwritten notations on the interior front cover and front flyleaf. 7-9) Three 1940s small soft-cover booklets (each approximately 5.5 x 8.5 inches) written by Nat Fleischer, longtime editor of Ring Magazine, and published by Ring Magazine, New York. The three book titles are The Flaming Ben Hogan (1941; thirty-two pages), Gentleman Jim The Story of James J. Corbett (1942; 128 pages), and Jack McAuliffe The Napoleon of the Ring (1944; seventy-seven pages).Ex-Mt overall. Total: 9 books. Reserve $200. Estimate $500+. SOLD FOR $360

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