Very Rare “Wehman’s Book on the Art and Science of Boxing and Self Defence.”
Lot 591. Very Rare “Wehman’s Book on the Art and Science of Boxing and Self Defence.” Published in New York by Henry J. Wehman, this 1892 softcover is subtitled “Together with a Concise History of the Noted Pugilists and Boxers of America and Europe.” It contains 87 pages of text and another 31 pages advertising other books published by Wehman, one of the leading publishers of the era. Various boxing tactics are described and illustrated with drawings. The book contains biographical sketches of numerous boxers, such as John C. Heenan, John L. Sullivan, Jake Kilrain and Jack Dempsey (the Nonpareil). Technically g, the book is complete with somewhat brittle pages and edge chips on the front cover and first 10 pages. The population of original copies of this book on the Internet is between tiny and extinct. Winning Bid $20.