Boxing's First World Title Fight (1860)


History of the Great International Contest between HEENAN and SAYERS, at Farnborough on the 17th April 1860,

Published: LONDON George Newbold, 303 & 304, The Strand, -W.C. 1860.

Date: 1860

continues ... Including the full reports from The Times,Bell's Life in London,Wilkes's Spirit of the Times, Dickens All the Year Round, Punch etc. Letters of Heenan & Sayers to "The Times" also the complete history of both the combatants & full report of each of their previous battles. and a plan shewing how the ring can be revived by CICERO. Cr.8vo.232pps+ 12pp publishers catalogue [-244] Orig publishers cloth rebacked with original stamping to the front board " Key to Newbold's Representation of the Contest Between Heenan and Sayers with a complete history thereof and also of each of the combatants 2/6d.Original printed endpapers to the front but rear blanks to the rear is a replacement. Extensive repairs to the title and first 3 pages to mittigate earlier cellotape damage but otherwise clean and sound. The first World Title Fight ; A historic 42 round draw which brought an end to bare knuckle boxing in England.


Original publishers cloth


Offered by John Capes