Dick & Fitzgerald, 1867, Hardcover (Printed Boards), Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No, First
EDMUND E. PRICE. The Science of Self Defense, A Treatise on Sparring and Wrestling, New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, 1867. 12mo, pp. xvi, 17-130, 26 (ads), illustrated boards quarter-bound in blue cloth, line drawings. Covers technique and training, with a final chapter on "corpulency" and a six-month diet plan. The extensive ads here are good information on this interesting 19th-century publishing company, which is not well documented. See McCurdy's Bibliography of Physical Training, p. 203. Condition of this book: Rubbing at edges and spine ends. Hinge split with some loose leaves, overall fair to good, clean. Size: 12mo. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Sports & Pastimes; United States; 19th century; Antiquarian & Rare. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 54718.