Up to Scratch: Bareknuckle Fighting and Heroes of the Prize-ring :: Tony Gee soon to be presented for sale on the fabulous BookLovers of Bath web site!
Harpenden: Queen Anne Press, 1998, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Includes: Black & white photographs (within the text); Black & white drawings; Appendices (4);
From the cover: Such was prize-fightings appeal during the 18th and 19th centuries that, at its zenith, the sport was patronised by royalty and aristocracy and, notwithstanding its illegality, its contests often attracted thousands of spectators from all walks of life. Up to Scratch covers bareknuckle fighting from early English stage bouts to boxings transitional period between knuckles and gloves.
Although concentrating ma…
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 208 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9½” x 6½”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I persuade you to have a look at more books within my Sport Boxing catalogue?