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Size 6.25 x 10 inches. In quarter bound orange with patterned covers with gilt lettering and pattern to spine. Top page edges coloured orange. Pictorial endpapers. With orange textured hard card slip case. In very good condition. Rubbing to corners of slipcase. 208pp; With colour illustrations. A Selection , Edited and Introduced by John Ford. Boxiana is the title given to a series of volumes of prizefighting articles written by the English sportswriter and journalist Pierce Egan, and part-published by George Smeeton in the 1810s. Egan wrote magazine articles about this more brutal bareknuckle forerunner of boxing, which at that time was conducted under the London Prize Ring rules, and was outlawed in England. A devoted follower of boxing, Egan called it "The Sweet Science of Bruising!" Periodically he would gather his boxing articles in a bound volume and publish them under the title Boxiana; or Sketches of Ancient and Modern Pugilism.
Title: Boxiana Boxiana, or Sketches of Ancient and Modern Pugilism, from the days of the renowned James Figg and Jack Broughton to the heroes of the later Milline Era Jack Scroggins and Tom Hickman.
Categories: FOLIO SOCIETY publications,
Publisher: Folio Society. 1976.:
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Seller ID: 82796
Keywords: FOLIO SOCIETY publications PIERCE EGAN, Boxiana, or Sketches of Ancient and Modern Pugilism, from the days of the renowned James Figg and Jack Broughton to the heroes of the later Milline Era Jack Scroggins and Tom Hickman Boxing, Boxers, John Ford, Folio, Slipcase, 1976