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Recollections of a Boxing Referee by  Joe PALMER - First Edition - 1927 - from Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA and Biblio.co.uk

Recollections of a Boxing Referee

by PALMER, Joe

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London: John Lane The Bodley Head Ltd, 1927. Hardcover. 8vo. Black cloth with orange lettering and decoration. xxi, 240pp, (8pp ads). Frontispiece, full-page plates. Very good. Binding faintly edgeworn but with stamping strong. A tight and decent first edition of this uncommon pugilistic memoir. Some early owner -- perhaps boxer Howard Bushway -- has neatly penned an inscription on the front flyleaf, presumably from some earlier volume, from English world champion Robert Fitzsimmons (1863-1917): "To my old sparring partner, Howard / Bushway, with best wishes from / Bob Fitzsimmons / 1908." NOT, obviously, in the posthumous hand of the legendary and long-dead British boxer. Bushway was a known sparring partner, though, so perhaps this copy belonged to him and he was simply recording a Fitzsimmons inscription from elsewhere -- unknown.


  • Bookseller: Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 43816
  • Title: Recollections of a Boxing Referee
  • Author: PALMER, Joe
  • Format/binding:Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: John Lane The Bodley Head Ltd
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1927
  • Bookseller catalogs: Books; Sports;

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