1948 British Boxing Hardcover Britain In Pictures Reference Edition with 8 Plates in Colour and 27 Illustrations Black & White, possible 1st Edition.
Boxing, the most international of all sports, begins its story in England. Here in 1772, Boxing the most international of all sports, begins it’s story in England. Here. in 1727, James Figg fought and beat Ned Sutton in the fields lying north of Oxford Street and so became the acknowledged champion of England.
This book records how the sport developed from those days, through the classic eras dominated by Mendoza, Blecher, Cribb, Spring and Deaf Burke (who killed his man in the ring), when great battles with bare fists might last for a hundred rounds. It recalls the champions of the old prize ring, from Broughton to Jem Mace, and leads on to tell of the famous boxers of the present time.
Condition: Rare reading copy intact but with wear to dust jacket and inside first page. Overall in very good condition for its age. Clean with original color plates intact.