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    Henry Downes Miles. Pugilistica. The History of British Boxing. Edinburgh: John Grant, 1906. Three octavo volumes. xvi, 507; [vi], 538, 6 index pages; [iv], 528, 6 index pages. Three engraved frontispieces and sixty illustrated plates, two of which are fold-outs. Brown cloth with gilt boxing design, black title and rules on front covers, gilt titles "Pugilistica/ One Hundred/ And Forty Four/ Years of/ British Boxing" and illustration on spines. Bindings lightly rubbed and soiled, small corner bumps, spines lightly sunned, front joint starting on volume three; holograph pencil notes on front free endpaper and rear pastedown of volume one, few pages over-opened, some pages unopened or roughly opened with margin paper loss, small edge tears, corner bends, foxing, and occasional soiling; else in very good condition; on display in Stallone's home library for many years.

    "Henry Downs -- a great author to read to get the inside, inner workings of the fighter's mind and an idea of their colorful world. Quite often today's writers don't delve into the background or the unique personalities like these authors did."

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