[BOXING] EGAN, PIERCE. Boxiana; or Sketches of Antient & Modern Pugilism from the days of the renowned Broughton and Slack to the Ch...
London: Sherwood, Neely, Jones & Co., 1818-1821. Three volumes in full modern brown morocco, plain (unsigned but by Don Etherington). 8 5/8 x 5 3/8 inches (22 x 13.5 cm); viii, 497,  pp. ads.; viii, 574, [xii] pp. ads; viii, 640 pp., [viii] pp. ads, with engraved title, and 34 plates, four folding. An uncut copy, occasional minor foxing, generally clean.
The first three volumes (of five eventually published), with extraordinarily details of the origins of bare-knuckle boxing, including round-by-round details.
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