Boxing and How to Train, Sam C. Austin
First edition of this boxing guide from Fox's Police Gazette, the authoritative boxing journal before The Ring and the most important sporting newspaper of the time. Included are sections on not only the basics of Boxing but also details
on signature techniques by the likes of Bob Fitzsimmons and "Kid" McCoy,
and training advice from, not just one, but two celebrity authorities.
Notably, Bob Fitzsimmons training advice contains a recipe for a kind
of American "Dit Da Jow." Illustrated throughout with black and white plates.
New York: Richard K. Fox, 1903. Original wraps, pp. 89 + ads. Binding secure, loss to spine, wraps show shelfwear and rubbing with a small closed tear to back panel. Internally, piece missing from frontispiece page (not the image), else relatively clean and complete. Scarce.
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