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Egan, Pierce, 1772–1849

Boxiana, or, Sketches of ancient and modern pugilism ... / by P. Egan.

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Sketches of ancient and modern pugilism

Boxiana, or, Sketches of antient & modern pugilism

Boxiana, or, Sketches of modern pugilism

London : Printed for Sherwood, Jones, and Co., Paternoster-Row, 1823-1829.
Physical Description:
3 volumes : illustrations ; 24 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
GV1121 .E33 1823
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Volumes 2 and 3 have title: Boxiana, or, Sketches of modern pugilism.
Engravings by T.L. Busby, George Cruikshank, Hopwood, and Percy Roberts; after Robert Cruikshank and George Sharples.
Volume 3 has different imprint: Printed for G. Virtue, 26, Ivy Lane, Paternoster Row, 1829. Printed by G. Duckworth.
"Marchant, printer, Ingram-Court, London."--Volume 1, title page verso.
"G. Duckworth, printer, 76, Fleet-Street."--Volume 3, title page verso.
Includes index in each volume.
BEIN NLn33 823e: Original printed boards, with title: Boxiana ... In five volumes.
BAC: British Art Center copy is a made-up set. Volume 2 (originally published in 1824 with the imprint of Sherwood, Jones, and Co.) is undated, with the imprint of W.M. Clark. Bound in contemporary maroon three-quarter morocco, and maroon cloth. Original wrappers bound in. Bookplate: Henry C. Taylor.
Subject Terms:
Boxing -- England -- Biography.
Boxing -- England -- History.
Boxing matches -- England.
Duckworth, G. -- Printer.
Marchant -- Printer.
Taylor, Henry C. -- Bookplate.
Engravings -- 1823-1829.
Aquatints -- 1823-1829.
Stipple engravings -- 1823-1829.
Sherwood, Jones, and Co., publisher.
Virtue, George, 1793?-1868, publisher.
Busby, T. L. (Thomas Lord), engraver.
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878, engraver.
Cruikshank, Robert, 1789-1856, illustrator
Hopwood, engraver.
Roberts, Percy, engraver.
Sharples, George, 1787-1849, illustrator.

  • v. 1. From the days of the renowned Broughton and Slack, to the championship of Cribb
  • v. 2. From the championship of Cribb to the present time
  • v. 3. During the championship of Cribb, to Spring's challenge to all England.

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