7 1930s Boxing Annuals and 2 Scarce Books from 1901 and 1902.
Lot 278. 7 1930s Boxing Annuals and 2 Scarce Books from 1901 and 1902. American Sports Publishing, associated with Spalding’s Athletic Library, published both of the softcover books. “Bag Punching: A Book Devoted to the Details of the Exercise” provides 37 pages of text and illustrations by an unknown author and artist. Twenty-four pages advertising Spalding equipment follow the text. G-vg and complete with tape added to the spine. “Boxing” by Prof. William Elmer is without covers. Text is complete; advertising pages may or may not be. More than 200 pages of text and photos give detailed instruction on the science of boxing. Many recognized boxers are pictured, including Sullivan, Corbett, Jeffries, Fitzsimmons, Attell and Gans. The pages of the book are vg+ to ex. The annuals are the “Post Boxing Record” for 1934 (Primo Carnera cover), g+ (no back cover and otherwise vg), 1935 (Max Baer cover) vg+ to ex, and 1937, g+ (vg, no back cover); “Everlast Boxing Record” for 1935 (2 copies) one vg and one g-vg; and “Boxing News Record Illustrated” for 1937 and 1938 (James J. Braddock cover), both vg. Also, a 28-page pamphlet, “Heavyweight Boxing Champions,” 1938, no front cover and otherwise vg. Minimum Bid $40.