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MILES, Henry Downes | PUGILISTICA : THE HISTORY OF BRITISH BOXING CONTAINING LIVES OF THE MOST CELEBRATED PUGILISTS ,

£500.00

Edinburgh : John Grant, 1906

First edition. Large 8vo (23cm). iii, 3-16,(508); viii,538,vi; viii, 528, vi pp. Many leaves uncut. Frontispiece + twenty-eight plates and two two-page plates; Frontispiece + eighteen plates; Frontispiece + twelve plates. Original textured boards; spine ruled blocked and lettered in gilt; front cover ruled and lettered in black with image of two boxers in gold; corners a touch rubbed; top edge gilt, dirty in Volume III; other edges untrimmed and many uncut; edges a bit dust-soiled, some spotting to edges which occasionally drifts onto text block and the edges of plates; Volume II has two uncut gatherings 497-504pp with a tear and crease in front edge; Volume III slightly split top inner joint, a tiny touch shaken; despite these issues a very attractive, very good set.

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