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British Boxing
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British Boxing

By BATCHELOR, Denzil

London: Collins, 1948. Very Good/Very Good. First edition. Eight plates in color, twenty-seven in black and white. Front hinge a little tender, very good or better in about very good dustwrapper with moderate overall wear. An attractive copy of this book in the Britain in Pictures series.

$20.00

The Bare-Knuckle Breed
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The Bare-Knuckle Breed

By GOLDING, Louis

New York: A.S. Barnes, 1954. Fine/Very Good. First American edition. Eight illustrations. Fine in an attractive, very good price-clipped dustwrapper with some soiling, and small chips and tears. Stories of 18th Century English boxing, based on fact, but embellished by a distinguished English author.

$35.00

Champions Off Guard
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Champions Off Guard

By INGLIS, William

New York: Vanguard, 1932. Fine/Very Good. First edition. Just about fine in moderately soiled very good dustwrapper with shallow loss at the crown. An uncommon title, the biography of several well-known American pugilists. A scarce title, especially in jacket.

$125.00

The Magnificent Rube: The Life and Gaudy Times of Tex Rickard

By SAMUELS, Charles

New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1957. Fine/Near Fine. First edition. Fine in a slightly spine soiled, near fine dustwrapper. Biography of a colorful fight promoter. An unusually nice copy.

$65.00

"Ruby Robert" Alias Bob Fitzsimmons

By DAVIS, Robert H.

New York: George H. Doran, 1926. Very Good. First edition. Owner's small stamp front pastedown, very good or better lacking the scarce dustwrapper.

$75.00

Shake Hands and Come Out Fighting
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Shake Hands and Come Out Fighting

By STRONG, L.A.G.

London: Chapman & Hall, 1953. Fine/Very Good. Stated cheap edition. Small octavo. Fine in very good dustwrapper with a tear at the crown, a tear on the rear panel, and modest age-toning on the spine.

$30.00

Sting Like a Bee: The Muhammad Ali Story
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Sting Like a Bee: The Muhammad Ali Story

By TORRES, Jose

New York: Abelard-Schuman, 1970. Very Good/Very Good. First edition. Preface by Norman Mailer. Epilogue by Budd Schulberg. Sketches by Le Roy Neiman. Bookplate remnant on front fly and faint tape shadows on the endpapers, about very good in very good or better dustwrapper with small tears at the crown.

$25.00

John L. Sullivan: An Intimate Narrative
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John L. Sullivan: An Intimate Narrative

By DIBBLE, R.F.

Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1925. Near Fine/Good. First edition.Octavo. 209pp., illustrated with photographs. A little wear at the spine ends, near fine in a good dustwrapper with internal tape repairs and substantial loss at the spine. Biography of the pugilist from early days to his later career thumping the boards. Very scarce in jacket.

$150.00

The Heavyweight Champions
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The Heavyweight Champions

By DURANT, John

New York: Hastings House, 1960. Fine/Near Fine. First edition. Tall octavo. Fine in attractive near fine dustwrapper with a modest tar on the rear panel. A nice and bright copy of the first edition of an often reprinted title.

$45.00

The 1974 Ring Boxing Encyclopedia and Record Book
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The 1974 Ring Boxing Encyclopedia and Record Book

New York: Ring Book Shop, 1974. Fine/Near Fine. 34th printing and the first edition of the 1974 version. Fine in slightly worn, near fine dustwrapper.

$40.00

Galento The Great: The Authentic and Authorized Story of the Life and Ring Battles of Tony (Two-Ton) Galento
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Galento The Great: The Authentic and Authorized Story of the Life and Ring Battles of Tony (Two-Ton) Galento

By DONOVAN, Joseph G.

New York: George Winn, 1939. Very Good. First edition. Red cloth lettered in black. Small stain on the foredge, slight soiling on the boards, very good plus lacking the dustwrapper. A very scarce boxing title.

$100.00

Muldoon: The Solid Man of Sport. His Amazing Story as Related for the First Time by Him to his Friend Edward Van Every

By MULDOON, William and Edward Van Every

New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1929. Near Fine. First edition. Foreword by Jack Dempsey. Slight wear at the spine ends, near fine lacking lacking the dustwrapper. Autobiography of one of the fathers of American boxing. Very scarce.

$200.00

The Heavyweight Championship: An Informal History of Heavyweight Boxing from 1719 to the Present Day
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The Heavyweight Championship: An Informal History of Heavyweight Boxing from 1719 to the Present Day

By FLEISCHER, Nat

New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1949. Near Fine. First edition. 303pp. Photographs. Slight toning on endpapers, boards slightly rubbed, near fine lacking the dustwrapper.

$20.00

The Legendary Champions
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The Legendary Champions

By LARDNER, Rex

New York: American Heritage, 1972. Very Good/Good. First edition. Spine ends dampstained, very good in a good only dustwrapper with corresponding dampstains, edges worn.

$20.00

Give Him to the Angels: The Story of Harry Greb
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Give Him to the Angels: The Story of Harry Greb

By FAIR, James R.

New York: Smith and Durrell, 1946. Very Good. First edition. Usual browning to the pages, cloth soiled, else a very good copy lacking the dustwrapper. Biography of the boxer that Ernest Hemingway referred to as "...one of our great Americans!" Very scarce title. Gene Tunney's only professional loss was to Harry Greb in 1922.

$150.00

[Manuscript]: In This Corner: 40 Boxing Titleholders Tell Their Own Stories. [Published title]: In This Corner: Forty World Champions Tell Their Stories
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[Manuscript]: In This Corner: 40 Boxing Titleholders Tell Their Own Stories. [Published title]: In This Corner: Forty World Champions Tell Their Stories

By HELLER, Peter

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1973. Very Good. Bound manuscript. Introduction by Muhammad Ali. Quarto. Unpaginated. Typed carbon copies on pink and yellow carbon paper. Contemporary full cloth stamped in gilt with the title and author and: "Original Manuscript. March 16, 1973. To Sally... With Love." Dampstain mostly visible only on the front fly, a single word also on the front fly, else very good or better. Inscribed on the title page at a later date: "To Joe McMahon from Muhammad Ali 6-4-89." The carbon manuscript displays corrections in type and some penciled corrections, including the addition of Sugar Ray Robinson to the contents and a typed-in addition of Jose Torres. A cursory comparison to the printed book reveals a multitude of changes from this manuscript version. Interviews with Jack Dempsey, Mickey Walker, Pete Herman, Gunboat Smith, Fidel LaBarba, Tommy Loughran, Jack Sharkey, Rocky Graziano, Jake LaMotta, Carmen Basilio, Joe Louis, Willie Pep, Henry Armstrong, Sugar Ray Robinson, Jose Torres, Emile Griffith, Floyd Patterson, Archie Moore, and several others. The recipient of the book was Sally Drell, whom the author referred to in the acknowledgments: "And finally my thanks to Sally Drell, for coming into my life... and for bringing with her the title for this book." Joe McMahon is presumably a collector who sought out Ali at a later date. Regarded by many to be among the best books on boxing, this is a unique copy.

$4500.00

Champion: Joe Lewis Black Hero in White America
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Champion: Joe Lewis Black Hero in White America

By MEAD, Chris

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1985. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. First edition. Owner's contemporary gift inscription on front fly along with a light stain, else very good in a very good price-clipped dustwrapper with short closed tear at top edge, extremities a bit yellowed.

$20.00

British Boxing
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British Boxing

By BATCHELOR, Denzil

London: Collins, 1948. Near Fine/Near Fine. First edition. Eight plates in color, twenty-seven in black and white. Slight bump to head of spine, a very nearly fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper with wear to the head and tail of the spine and light soiling to the rear wrapper. An attractive copy of this book in the Britain in Pictures series.

$40.00

[Press Brochure]: World Heavyweight Championship Fight. Joe Frazier (Champion) vs Muhammad Ali (Challenger) at Madison Square Garden March 8, 1971 Promoted by Madison Square Garden Boxing, Inc. In Association with Fight of Champions
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[Press Brochure]: World Heavyweight Championship Fight. Joe Frazier (Champion) vs Muhammad Ali (Challenger) at Madison Square Garden March 8, 1971 Promoted by Madison Square Garden Boxing, Inc. In Association with Fight of Champions

By ALI, Muhammad and Joe Frazier

New York: Madison Square Garden Boxing, Inc. In Association with Fight of Champions / Printed by Thomas A. Koppel & Son Co, 1971. Fine. Quarto. 25 mimeographed leaves printed rectos only, stapled into a color folder, photograph of the fighters on the front wrap, LeRoy Neiman painting on the rear. Very light wear, fine. Includes a biographical sketch of Frazier by John F.X. Condon. An important and classic heavyweight championship fight that had repurcussions beyond the ring, Ali was trying to regain the title that had been stripped from him when he was stripped of the title for refusing induction in the Army. Frazier retained his title in a fight that went the distance. Scarce.

$350.00

A History of Boxing in Britain: A Survey of the Noble Art from its Origins to the Present-Day
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A History of Boxing in Britain: A Survey of the Noble Art from its Origins to the Present-Day

By BUTLER, Frank

London: Arthur Barker Limited, 1972. Fine/Fine. First edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper. A bright and fresh, pretty much as new copy.

$75.00

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