Boxing: A Pictorial History
by Harry Carpenter
foreword by Muhammad Ali
William Collins Sons & Co., 1975 [First Edition], ISBN 0004345517, black and white photographs throughout, colour photographs, hardcover, dust-jacket
Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, price-clipped dust-jacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with small chips and tears to edges and spine, laminate starting to separate at spine (see photographs)
"Harry Carpenter begins his account in ancient times when pugilists hammered each other with fists and arms bound in rawhide and worse. He describes how the fight became a sport and not merely a spectacle when, in 1743, Jack Broughton in England drew up boxing's first humane rules. This ushered in the era of the bareknuckled champions, Mendoza, Gentleman John Jackson, Cribb, Bill Richmond, Deaf Burke and Jem Mace."