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100 Years of Boxing
Sugar, Bert Randolph and the Editors of The Ring Magazine,
ISBN: 0831709820
Gallery Press, New York, 1982. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Photographic / Illustrations. First Edition. Inscribed by Author. Foreword by author appendix and photo credits. The text is illustrated with copious black-and-white photographs and colour photographs; colour and black-and-white illustrations. Black coloured cloth covered boards with gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. Colour photographic / illustrated dustwrapper with yellow and black coloured titles to the front panel and yellow coloured titles to the backstrip. As the title would suggest a history of boxing in America over 100 year period. The book goes into the beginnings, the controversies, the bareknuckle champions and the 20th century giants. On the free front end page is a gift inscription to Frank Allnut from the author; along with the original owner's correspondence with the publishers for obtaining his own copy of the book, as it was proving allusive to find in Melbourne, Australia. Softening of the backstrip edges and rubbing of the book corners; bumping to the lower book edges. Some marks to the book panels. Age toning and foxing of the textblock edges. Offset tanning to the end pages and there is a little foxing to the first few and last few pages of the book. Erasure mark to the top right-hand corner of the free front end page. Chipping to the dustwrapper corners and there are a few small tears to the top edge of the dustwrapper – which a previous owner has supported with tape to the verso. Rubbing of the panels and there is foxing to the verso. Some fading of the backstrip. Full Number Line. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. [11], 12 - 256 pages, . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic / Illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sports & Pastimes; Boxing & Wrestling; Inscribed by Author. ISBN: 0831709820. ISBN/EAN: 9780831709822. Inventory No: 0129339. Very Good Condition
Price: $52.80 (AUD)
Book Number: 0129339  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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A Pictorial History of Boxing
Fleischer, Nat and Andre, Sam (Andre, Sam & Loubet, Nate – Revisers),
ISBN: 0517680289
Bonanza Books, London, 1989. First Edition
 Hardcover (1/4 Boards 3/4 Boards) Hardcover (1/4 Boards 3/4 Boards). Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic / Illustrations. First Edition. introduction to the first edition and index. The text is illustrated with numerous black and white photographs along with black and white illustrations. 1/4 black coloured backstrip with gilt coloured titles. 3/4 blue coloured boards. Photographic dustwrapper with red, Yellow, white and light blue coloured titles to the front panel and yellow, red and white coloured titles to the backstrip. An updated and revised edition of a work that was first published in 1959 on the art of boxing A little rubbing of the backstrip edges and corners. Some age toning of the text block edge, and, there is foxing to the top textblock edge. Ruffling of the dustwrapper edges and rubbing of the panels. First edition of the work in this format and binding, and/or set or series. Size: Square Quarto. [7], 8 - 399, [1] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic / Illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sports & Pastimes; Boxing & Wrestling; ISBN: 0517680289. ISBN/EAN: 9780517680285. Inventory No: 0129360. THIS BOOK WEIGHS OVER 1KG WITHOUT PACKING AND EXTRA POST WILL BE REQUIRED FOR SHIPMENT OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA. PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR COSTS BEFORE YOU ORDER, THANK YOU. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0129360  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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A Pictorial History of Boxing
Fleischer, Nat and Andre, Sam (Andre, Sam & Loubet, Nate – Revisers),
ISBN: 0600580024
Hamlyn, London, 1993. Revised and Expanded
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: Photographic / Illustrations. Revised and Expanded. introduction to the first edition and index. The text is illustrated with numerous black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Photographic paperback binding with red and black coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. First published in 1959, this is the revised and updated edition of the classic illustrated history of pugilism. An updated and revised edition of a work that was first published in 1959 on the art of boxing Minor rubbing of the book edges and of the corners with very light age toning of the textblock edges. Size: Square Quarto. [6], 7 - 400 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic / Illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sports & Pastimes; Boxing & Wrestling; ISBN: 0600580024. ISBN/EAN: 9780600580027. Inventory No: 0129386. THIS BOOK WEIGHS OVER 1KG WITHOUT PACKING AND EXTRA POST WILL BE REQUIRED FOR SHIPMENT OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA. PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR COSTS BEFORE YOU ORDER, THANK YOU. Very Good Condition
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Book Number: 0129386  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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A Pictorial History of Boxing
Fleischer, Nat and Andre, Sam (Andre, Sam & Loubet, Nate – Revisers),
ISBN: 080651048X
Hamlyn, London, 1975. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic / Illustrations. Reprint. introduction to the first edition and index. The text is illustrated with numerous black and white photographs along with black and white illustrations. Red coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. Photographic dustwrapper with red and black coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. An updated and revised edition of a work that was first published in 1959 on the art of boxing A little rubbing of the backstrip edges and corners. Some age toning of the text block edge and a hint of foxing. Foxing to the end pages. Ruffling of the dustwrapper edges and rubbing of the panels. Size: Square Quarto. [7], 8 - 384 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic / Illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sports & Pastimes; Boxing & Wrestling; ISBN: 080651048X. ISBN/EAN: 9780806510484. Inventory No: 0129359. THIS BOOK WEIGHS OVER 1KG WITHOUT PACKING AND EXTRA POST WILL BE REQUIRED FOR SHIPMENT OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA. PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR COSTS BEFORE YOU ORDER, THANK YOU. Very Good Condition
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0129359  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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A Pictorial History of Boxing
Fleischer, Nat and Andre, Sam (Andre, Sam & Loubet, Nate – Revisers),
ISBN: 080651048X
Citadel Press, New York, 1987. Reprint
 Hardcover (1/4 Boards 3/4 Boards) Hardcover (1/4 Boards 3/4 Boards). Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic / Illustrations. Reprint. introduction to the first edition and index. The text is illustrated with numerous black-and-white photographs and illustrations. 1/4 black coloured backstrip with gilt coloured titles. 3/4 dark pink coloured textured boards. Photographic dustwrapper with red and black coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. An updated and revised edition of a work that was first published in 1959 on the art of boxing A little rubbing of the backstrip edges and corners. Some age toning of the text block each and a hint of foxing. Ruffling of the dustwrapper edges and rubbing of the panels. Size: Square Quarto. [7], 8 - 399, [1] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic / Illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sports & Pastimes; Boxing & Wrestling; ISBN: 080651048X. ISBN/EAN: 9780806510484. Inventory No: 0129358. THIS BOOK WEIGHS OVER 1KG WITHOUT PACKING AND EXTRA POST WILL BE REQUIRED FOR SHIPMENT OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA. PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR COSTS BEFORE YOU ORDER, THANK YOU. Very Good Condition
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0129358  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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A Pictorial History of Boxing
Fleischer, Nat and Andre, Sam,
Spring Books, London, 1959. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Photographic / Illustrations. First Edition. Introduction by authors, and index. The text is illustrated with copious black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Red coloured cloth covered boards with gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. Photographic / illustrated dustwrapper with yellow and white coloured titles to the front panel and black and white coloured titles to the backstrip. The first English edition of this classic on boxing. Softening and rubbing of the backstrip edges with rubbing of the book corners. Light tanning of the textblock edges with foxing. Softening and rubbing of the backstrip edges with rubbing of the book corners. Light tanning of the textblock edges with foxing. Some chipping of the dustwrapper corners and backstrip edges. Rubbing to all panels of the book and to the creases of the dustwrapper stop creasing of the top right-hand corner of the front fold over panel and top left-hand corner of the rear fold over panel. Tape residue to the fold over panels. This is the first UK edition. Size: Square Quarto. [7], 8 - 316, [4] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic / Illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sports & Pastimes; Boxing & Wrestling; Inventory No: 0129343. THIS BOOK WEIGHS OVER 1KG WITHOUT PACKING AND EXTRA POST WILL BE REQUIRED FOR SHIPMENT OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA. PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR COSTS BEFORE YOU ORDER, THANK YOU. Good Condition
Price: $26.40 (AUD)
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A Pictorial History of Boxing
Fleischer, Nat and Andre, Sam (Andre, Sam & Loubet, Nate – Revisers),
ISBN: 0600313867
Hamlyn, London, 1975. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: Photographic / Illustrations. Reprint. Introduction to the first edition and index. The text is illustrated with copious black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Photographic paperback binding with red and black coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. First published in 1959, this is a complete the revised and updated edition of the classic illustrated text of pugilism. Some creasing of the book corners with rubbing of the book edges and panels. Light age toning of the textblock edges. Size: Square Quarto. [7], 8 - 384, [4] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic / Illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sports & Pastimes; Boxing & Wrestling; ISBN: 0600313867. ISBN/EAN: 9780600313861. Inventory No: 0129357. THIS BOOK WEIGHS OVER 1KG WITHOUT PACKING AND EXTRA POST WILL BE REQUIRED FOR SHIPMENT OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA. PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR COSTS BEFORE YOU ORDER, THANK YOU. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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A Pictorial History of Boxing
Fleischer, Nat and Andre, Sam (Andre, Sam & Loubet, Nate – Revisers),
ISBN: 0600502880
Hamlyn, London, 1990. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: Photographic / Illustrations. Reprint. introduction to the first edition and index. The text is illustrated with numerous black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Photographic paperback binding with red and black coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. First published in 1959, this is the revised and updated edition of the classic illustrated history of pugilism. An updated and revised edition of a work that was first published in 1959 on the art of boxing Some creasing of the book corners with rubbing of the book edges and panels. Light age toning of the textblock edges. Size: Square Quarto. [6], 7 - 400 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic / Illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sports & Pastimes; Boxing & Wrestling; ISBN: 0600502880. ISBN/EAN: 9780600502883. Inventory No: 0129356. THIS BOOK WEIGHS OVER 1KG WITHOUT PACKING AND EXTRA POST WILL BE REQUIRED FOR SHIPMENT OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA. PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR COSTS BEFORE YOU ORDER, THANK YOU. Very Good Condition
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A Pictorial History of Wrestling
Kent, Graeme,
Spring Books, London, 1968. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic / Illustrations. First Edition. Introduction by author, acknowledgements and index. The text is illustrated with copious black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Black coloured cloth covered boards with gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. As the name would suggest a history of wrestling, from ancient times up to time of the book's publication and of the famous purveyors of wrestling in the era of television. Softening of the backstrip edges and rubbing of the top four corners and lower book edges. Fading of the backstrip with a little fading of the book panels stop handling marks to the book panels with offset tanning to the end pages. A previous owner has placed some newspaper clippings dealing with Australian wrestlers, including Chief Littlewolf, Mario Milano and Killer Kowalski. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. [6], 7 - 320 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic / Illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sports & Pastimes; Boxing & Wrestling; Inventory No: 0129346. THIS BOOK WEIGHS OVER 1KG WITHOUT PACKING AND EXTRA POST WILL BE REQUIRED FOR SHIPMENT OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA. PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR COSTS BEFORE YOU ORDER, THANK YOU. Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0129346  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Australian Boxing; The Illustrated History
Kieza, Grantlee,
ISBN: 1875169105
Gary Allen Pty Ltd, Sydney, 1990. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic . First Edition. introduction by author. Green coloured end pages. The text is illustrated, copiously, with black-and-white and colour photographs and the occasional black-and-white illustration. Red coloured boards white coloured titles to the backstrip. Photographic dustwrapper green, red and white coloured titles to the front panel and yellow and white coloured titles to the backstrip. Title says it all. Rubbing of the book corners and backstrip edges. Very light age toning of the text block edges. Rubbing of the dustwrapper edges and panels with some sunning of the backstrip. Size: Folio (over 12" tall ). [7], 8 - 240 pages, . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic . Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sports & Pastimes; Boxing & Wrestling; Australia; ISBN: 1875169105. ISBN/EAN: 9781875169108. Inventory No: 0129390. THIS BOOK WEIGHS OVER 1KG WITHOUT PACKING AND EXTRA POST WILL BE REQUIRED FOR SHIPMENT OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA. PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR COSTS BEFORE YOU ORDER, THANK YOU. Very Good Condition
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0129390  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Beyond Glory; Joe Louis vs Max Schmeling, and a World on the Brink
Margolick, David,
ISBN: 0747553882
Bloomsbury, London, 2005. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. Author's note, introduction by author, acknowledgements, notes, illustration credits and index. The text is illustrated with two inserts, of 16 pages each of black-and-white photographs, illustrations and cartoons. Black coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. Photographic dustwrapper with brown and black coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. Black and white photograph of author to the rear fold over panel. "Beyond Glory is the extraordinary story of a boxing rivalry that came to symbolise a world on the brink of war. When they first met in the ring in 1936, Joe Lewis was riding the crest of a wave and the German champion Max Schmeling was starting a desperately needed comeback. Schmeling had studied films of Louis's fights, and knew his weak spots. Louis paid dearly, and while Schmeling became the toast of Nazi Germany, Black America grieved. Two years later, the rematch was more than a boxing title. In Schmeling's corner were Hitler and Goebbels, along with millions of Germans and Austrians for whom Schmeling symbolise not just national pride but Aryan supremacy, and some Americans who were still uncomfortable with a black man's pre-eminence in anything. In Louis's corner was a whole black community of the US, not to mention many from the Caribbean and Africa, the young Nelson Mandela among them. Alongside the black world were Jews everywhere, including those trapped in Hitler's Europe." -- from front fold over panel blurb. A small bump to the top and bottom edge of the front panel with some age toning of the text block edges and pages. A little crinkling of the top and bottom dustwrapper edges and rubbing of the panels. Full Number Line. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [13], 6 - 423, [1] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sports & Pastimes; Boxing & Wrestling; Sociology; United States / Germany; 1930s; History. ISBN: 0747553882. ISBN/EAN: 9780747553885. Inventory No: 0129381. THIS BOOK WEIGHS OVER 1KG WITHOUT PACKING AND EXTRA POST WILL BE REQUIRED FOR SHIPMENT OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA. PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR COSTS BEFORE YOU ORDER, THANK YOU. Very Good Condition
Price: $26.40 (AUD)
Book Number: 0129381  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Blackstone's Fancy
Falkirk, Richard,
ISBN: 0552095184
Corgi Books, London, 1974. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. First Edition. Colour illustrated card cover with blue and white coloured titles to the front panel and black coloured titles to the backstrip. Edmund Blackstone was given unequivocal orders by his superior – "stamp out prize fighting". "An order, Blackstone reflected, that putting in somewhat of a predicament. For Blackstone had a young coloured boy under his management group could hit hard and would make a fine prizefighter – that is if he had any say in the boy's training – the Reinforce the law. He himself was breaking ... ?" -- from the rear panel blurb. Creasing to the book corners and to the front book edges. Heavy rubbing of the book panels with reading creases to the backstrip. Original prices has been blackened out with a black coloured marker, to lower rear edge. Browning of the textblock edges and pages. First edition of the work in this format and binding, and/or set or series. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). 188, [4] pages.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Boxing & Wrestling; England; 18th century; ISBN: 0552095184. ISBN/EAN: 9780552095181. Inventory No: 0116555. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
Price: $6.40 (AUD)
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Boxing Hall of Fame; England's Boxing Heroes (Boxing's Hall of Fame)
McGhee, Frank,
ISBN: 0747502730
Bloomsbury Publishing , London, 1988. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. Acknowledgements, introduction by author, and index. The text is illustrated with black-and-white photography. Photographic paperback binding red and white coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. A history of British boxers, going through the various weight ranges telling of the highs and lows. Going through the various weight ranges; starting with The Heavyweights and ending with he The Flyweights; and, giving a listing of each boxer in his weight division. starting with The Heavyweights and ending with he The Flyweights; and, giving a listing of each boxer in his weight division. Some creasing of the book corners with rubbing of the book edges and panels some yellowing of the book panels and age toning of the text block edges. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [6], 7 - 191, [1] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sports & Pastimes; Boxing & Wrestling; Britain/UK; ISBN: 0747502730. ISBN/EAN: 9780747502739. Inventory No: 0129342. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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Boxing; The Champions
Jones, Ken & Smith, Chris,
ISBN: 1856480526
Promotional Reprint Company, Leicester, 1992. First Edition
 Hardcover (Photographic Boards) Hardcover (Photographic Boards). Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. Introduction by authors and Records. The text is illustrated with black-and-white photographs. Colour photographic laminated boards with red, white and yellow coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. Photographic dustwrapper, same images as for the underlying boards, with red, white and yellow coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. In this book the authors go into the champions of 20th-century boxing – such athletes as Mohammed Ali, Joe Frazier, Sugar Ray Robinson and Mike Tyson to name but four. Minor rubbing of the backstrip corners and book corners. A little ruffling of the top dustwrapper edge with rubbing of the other edges and of the panels. Size: Square Octavo . [4], 5 - 224 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sports & Pastimes; Boxing & Wrestling; ISBN: 1856480526. ISBN/EAN: 9781856480529. Inventory No: 0129349. Very Good Condition
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Fammo
Famechon, Johnny & Quill, Frank,
ISBN: 0725101210
Sun Books, Melbourne, 1971. reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: photographic. reprint. browning of the edges of the pages, slight rubbing of the edges of the colour illustrated paperback binding. Internally clean, and free of annotation. Something different in the way of autobiographies. The inside story of the controversial decisions; the self discipline and denials which boxing imposes; the moments of triumph and troughs of us in despair. A book on boxes, boxing and one boxer in particular FAMMO Size: 12mo (standard paperback). 212 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sports & Pastimes; Boxing & Wrestling; Biography & Autobiography. ISBN: 0725101210. ISBN/EAN: 9780725101213. Inventory No: 0282467. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
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Fammo
Famechon, Johnny & Quill, Frank,
ISBN: 0725101210
Sun Books, Melbourne, 1971. reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: photographic. reprint. browning of the edges of the pages, slight rubbing of the edges of the colour illustrated paperback binding. Internally clean, and free of annotation. Something different in the way of autobiographies. The inside story of the controversial decisions; the self discipline and denials which boxing imposes; the moments of triumph and troughs of us in despair. A book on boxes, boxing and one boxer in particular FAMMO loosely inserted is a ticket at the Festival Hall of Johnny versus José Jimenez Size: 12mo (standard paperback). 212 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sports & Pastimes; Boxing & Wrestling; Biography & Autobiography. ISBN: 0725101210. ISBN/EAN: 9780725101213. Inventory No: 0282916. Very Good Condition
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King of the World
Remnick, David,
ISBN: 0330371894
Picador, London, 1999. reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic. reprint. Book Description\n\nThis unforgettable account of Muhammad Ali's rise and self-creation, told by a Pullitzer Prize-winning writer, places Ali in a heritage of great American originals. David Remnick concentrates on Ali's early career, when he was still fighting as Cassius Clay. The book begins in September 1962 with the fight between Floyd Patteson and Sonny Liston, providing a remarkable sociological backdrop to Ali's entrance on the boxing scene. Remnick then describes Clay's 1964 fight with Liston, which even his own people thought Clay couldn't win, and takes us through to 1967 when Ali refused the military draft to Vietnam. This is much more than a sports book. It is a study of the rise of the black voice in the American consciousness and a look at how the media creates its heroes - Cassius Clay began as a 'light-hitting loudmouth' before becoming gradually canonized by the American press and public as Muhammad Ali. KING OF THE WORLD takes us back to the days when his life was a series of battles, inside the ring and out. A master storyteller at the height of his powers, David Remnick has written a book worthy of America's most dynamic moden hero.\n\nEditorial Reviews\n\nAmazon.com Review\nYou'd think there wouldn't be much left to say about a living icon like Muhammad Ali, yet David Remnick imbues King of the World with all the freshness and vitality this legendary fighter displayed in his prime. Beginning with the pre-Ali days of boxing and its two archetypes, Floyd Patterson (the good black heavyweight) and Sonny Liston (the bad black heavyweight), Remnick deftly sets the stage for the emergence of a heavyweight champion the likes of which the world had never seen: a three-dimensional, Technicolor showman, fighter and minister of Islam, a man who talked almost as well as he fought. But mostly Remnick's portrait is of a man who could not be confined to any existing stereotypes, inside the ring or out.\n\nIn extraordinary detail, Remnick depicts Ali as a creation of his own imagination as we follow the willful and mercurial young Cassius Clay from his boyhood and watch him hone and shape himself to a figure who would eventually command center stage in one of the most volatile decades in our history. To Remnick it seems clear that Ali's greatest accomplishment is to prove beyond a doubt that not only is it possible to challenge the implacable forces of the establishment (the noir-ish, gangster-ridden fight game and the ethos of a whole country) but, with the right combination of conviction and talent, to triumph over these forces. --Fred Haefele --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.\n\nFrom Publishers Weekly\n"I ain't got no quarrel with them Vietcong," Ali said in 1967 on refusing to be drafted. He was sentenced to five years in prison, and though the Supreme Court would overturn his conviction four years later, principle lost himAtemporarilyAhis title, big bucks, the support of many admirers and the best years of his fighting life. Vietnam postdates most of New Yorker editor Remnick's (Lenin's Tomb) coverage, as he writes little about Ali in the post-Sonny Liston era. At its best, the book recalls the boxing writings of A.J. Liebling, while Remnick's frequent use of Ali's hilarious "rapper" doggerel adds to the melancholy humor through which he describes the Louisville kid who beat gambling odds on the way to the heavyweight title but couldn't beat the medical odds. "The history of [prize] fighters," Remnick writes, "is the history of men who end up damaged." Only in his middle 50s, the once graceful Ali, last seen worldwide clutching the Atlanta Olympic torch in a trembling hand, is disabled by degenerative Parkinson's disease. To many, though, he was disabled even earlier by his conversion to Elijah Muhammad's Nation of Islam, which, whatever its controversial separatist image, "orders [Ali's] life and helps him cope with his illness," according to Remnick. The author smartly records Ali's defiant besting of adversaries in and out of the ring and shows him to be a champion human being. 16 pages of b&w photos. \nCopyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). XVIII, 326 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Boxing & Wrestling; ISBN: 0330371894. ISBN/EAN: 9780330371896. Inventory No: 0247650. Very Good Condition
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Kostya: My Story
Tszyu, Kostya with Andrews, Malcolm,
ISBN: 073331144X
Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Sydney, 2002. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: the Author. Reprint. five appendices and at the beginning of the text is a map of Russia showing the route from Moscow to Vladivostok taken by the author. The text is illustrated with two inserts, of 16 pages each, colour and black-and-white photography. Colour photographic card cover with black, white and red coloured titles to the front panel and black colour titles to the back strip. Biography of the Russian born, Australian boxer Kostya Tszyu. clean copy, no damage, no annotations. Size: Trade Paperback. , [3] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: the Author. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Boxing & Wrestling; Australia; Sports & Pastimes. ISBN: 073331144X. ISBN/EAN: 9780733311444. Inventory No: 0283008. Very Good Condition
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Kostya: My Story
Tszyu, Kostya with Andrews, Malcolm,
ISBN: 073331144X
Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Sydney, 2002. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: the Author. Reprint. five appendices and at the beginning of the text is a map of Russia showing the route from Moscow to Vladivostok taken by the author. The text is illustrated with two inserts, of 16 pages each, colour and black-and-white photography. Colour photographic card cover with black, white and red coloured titles to the front panel and black colour titles to the back strip. Biography of the Russian born, Australian boxer Kostya Tszyu. Rubbing of the book edges and panels. Size: Trade Paperback. , [3] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: the Author. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Boxing & Wrestling; Australia; Sports & Pastimes. ISBN: 073331144X. ISBN/EAN: 9780733311444. Inventory No: 0282967. Very Good Condition
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Kostya: My Story
Tszyu, Kostya with Andrews, Malcolm,
ISBN: 073331144X
Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Sydney, 2002. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: the Author. First Edition. five appendices and at the beginning of the text is a map of Russia showing the route from Moscow to Vladivostok taken by the author. The text is illustrated with two inserts, of 16 pages each, colour and black-and-white photography. Colour photographic card cover with black, white and red coloured titles to the front panel and black colour titles to the back strip. Biography of the Russian born, Australian boxer Kostya Tszyu. Rubbing of the book edges and panels with very light age toning of the text block edges. Size: Trade Paperback. , [3] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: the Author. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Boxing & Wrestling; Australia; Sports & Pastimes. ISBN: 073331144X. ISBN/EAN: 9780733311444. Inventory No: 0123833. Very Good Condition
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Kostya: My Story
Tszyu, Kostya with Malcolm Andrews,
ISBN: 073331144X
ABC Books, Sydney, 2002. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. Russian-born Aussie boxer Kostya Tszyu is only the 3rd fighter in the modern era to reign as undisputed champion of the world. This is his story, told for the first time. Size: Trade Paperback. 248 pages. The book is a secondhand book with reading creases to the spine, and darkening of the page edges, but is otherwise clean, and free of annotation. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Boxing & Wrestling; Sports & Pastimes. ISBN: 073331144X. ISBN/EAN: 9780733311444. Inventory No: 0247656. Very Good Condition
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Les Darcy; The Legend, Champion of Champions
Swanwick, Raymond,
Topmill Press, Marrickville, NSW, 1994. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: Photographic / Illustrations. First Edition. Introduction by author and appendix. The text is illustrated with numerous black-and-white photographs, and reproductions of newspaper clippings. Photographic paperback binding with black and gold coloured titles to the front panel and white coloured titles to the backstrip. Les Darcy was a champion boxer at the age of 16 and dead at the age of 21. He was a boxing phenomenon and took on all comers and basically won every bout. But, at the height of his career World War I was in the process of being fought, and, he wanted not to be manipulated as a tool for recruitment posters, left for America, where he in turn wowed the American public with his boxing prowess. This came to an abrupt end when a infected tooth led to septicaemia, peritonitis and death in 1917. People on both sides of the Atlantic mourned the loss of a true original. Minor creasing of the book corners with rubbing of the book edges, panels and either side of the backstrip. Foxing / staining to the textblock edges. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. 111, [1] pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic / Illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Boxing & Wrestling; Australia; 1900-1920; Sports & Pastimes. Inventory No: 0129341. Very Good Condition
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Lords of the Ring: a History of Prize-Fighting in Australia
Corris, Peter,
ISBN: 0726913952
Cassell, North Melbourne, 1980. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. clean copy, no damage, no annotations. The book is illustrated with a number of photographic plates. viii, 200 p., [32] p. of plates As the 1st history of Australian prize fighting and traces it from the early bareknuckle days to the introduction of gloves and Queensbury rules and into the 20th century. The book shows that from Les Darcy's era to the time of Dave Sands the Australian fight game was at its best worldwide. – Paraphrasing the rear panel blurb Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sports & Pastimes; Boxing & Wrestling; Australia; ISBN: 0726913952. ISBN/EAN: 9780726913952. Inventory No: 0282463. Very Good Condition
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
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Muhammad Ali, The Birth of a Legend, Miami, 1961-1964
Schulke, Flip & Schudel, Matt,
ISBN: 0285635824
souvenir press, London, 2000. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographs. First Edition. illustrated with more than 80 photographs, this book looks at the place of his predator and youth, the place where he rose to fame and glory, the place where the world came to see the beautiful boxer who spun hilarious doggerel about his opponents and himself. They were wild and fantastic tales and, as we look back, we realise, they all came true. – Rear panel blurb Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. XIV, 114 pages in original hardcover binding with photographic illustrated dustjacket. There is no damage to declare.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Boxing & Wrestling; Sports & Pastimes. ISBN: 0285635824. ISBN/EAN: 9780285635821. Inventory No: 0257262. Very Good Condition
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Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times
Hauser, Thomas,
ISBN: 0671688928
Simon & Schuster, New York, 1991. Reprint
 Hardcover (1/4 Cloth 3/4 Boards) Hardcover (1/4 Cloth 3/4 Boards). Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic. Reprint. Preface by author, author's epilogue, appendix, notes and index. Black coloured end pages. The text is illustrated with two inserts, of eight pages each of lack and white photographs. 1/4 black coloured cloth covered back strip with gilt coloured titles. 3/4 black coloured boards. Colour photographic dustwrapper with black coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. Black and white photograph of author to the rear panel. The biography of Muhammed Ali, the greatest heavyweight boxer of the 20th century. A little softening of the back strip edges with rubbing of the top book corners and lower book edges. There is a bump to the lower book edge. Uniform light tanning of the text block edges and pages. Minor creasing of the dustwrapper edges with sunning to the back strip and a little to the front panel. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [9], 10 - 544 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Boxing & Wrestling; United States; Sports & Pastimes. ISBN: 0671688928. ISBN/EAN: 9780671688929. Inventory No: 0126126. Very Good Condition
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The Ballad of Les Darcy
Fitzsimons, Peter,
ISBN: 0732286360
HarperCollins Publishers, Pymble, New South Wales, 2007. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. introduction by author, end notes and select bibliography. The text is illustrated with black-and-white photography. Photographic card cover with black and gilt coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. Les Darcy was, perhaps, the best boxing prodigy that Australia ever produced. He was born into a poor family, and through his boxing prowess he dragged himself and his family out of poverty. But, in the middle of his career World War I broke out and the feeling was "Put Les Darcy in a uniform and the men of Australia will march to hell behind him." -- from the rear panel blurb. But, Les Darcy himself did not want this vision, all he wanted to do was to do what he had done, so well, before the war – box, "... Torn between the duty he felt he owed his family, and the duty many felt he owed his country, Les made his choice ... and faced the consequences." -- from the rear panel blurb. Minor creasing to the book corners and rubbing of the book edges. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 221, [1] pages,. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Boxing & Wrestling; Australia; Sports & Pastimes. ISBN: 0732286360. ISBN/EAN: 9780732286361. Inventory No: 0118742. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
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the ballad of Les Darcy
Fitzsimons, Peter,
ISBN: 0732286360
HarperCollins Publishers, Sydney, 2007. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. a very clean copy, with no damage to describe. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs, and with a select bibliography & endnotes. "A new kind of Australian narrative history, combining conventional research with disciplined speculation about the emotions and thoughts of his characters: thus enabling readers to experience the events he is describing with a directness and immediacy achieved by few other historical writers" Full number line. Size: Trade Paperback. 222 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Boxing & Wrestling; ISBN: 0732286360. ISBN/EAN: 9780732286361. Inventory No: 0258105. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
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the ballad of Les Darcy
Fitzsimons, Peter,
ISBN: 0732286360
HarperCollins Publishers, Sydney, 2007. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. a very clean copy, with no damage to describe. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs, and with a select bibliography & endnotes. "A new kind of Australian narrative history, combining conventional research with disciplined speculation about the emotions and thoughts of his characters: thus enabling readers to experience the events he is describing with a directness and immediacy achieved by few other historical writers" First softcover edition. Size: Trade Paperback. 222 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Boxing & Wrestling; ISBN: 0732286360. ISBN/EAN: 9780732286361. Inventory No: 0249067. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
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the ballad of Les Darcy
Fitzsimons, Peter,
ISBN: 0732286360
HarperCollins Publishers, Sydney, 2007. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. a very clean copy, with no damage to describe. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs, and with a select bibliography & endnotes. "A new kind of Australian narrative history, combining conventional research with disciplined speculation about the emotions and thoughts of his characters: thus enabling readers to experience the events he is describing with a directness and immediacy achieved by few other historical writers" Full number line. Size: Trade Paperback. 222 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Boxing & Wrestling; ISBN: 0732286360. ISBN/EAN: 9780732286361. Inventory No: 0258420. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
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the ballad of Les Darcy
Fitzsimons, Peter,
ISBN: 0732286360
HarperCollins Publishers, Sydney, 2007. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. a very clean copy, with no damage to describe. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs, and with a select bibliography & endnotes. "A new kind of Australian narrative history, combining conventional research with disciplined speculation about the emotions and thoughts of his characters: thus enabling readers to experience the events he is describing with a directness and immediacy achieved by few other historical writers" Full number line. Size: Trade Paperback. 222 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Boxing & Wrestling; ISBN: 0732286360. ISBN/EAN: 9780732286361. Inventory No: 0265740. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
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