Noble and Manly (The History of the National Sporting Club) by Guy Deghy


When he was not in court sparring with Oscar Wilde, the Marquess of Queensberry was in the boxing ring. It is his famous rules for the sport that the National Sporting Club used to make boxing an acceptable pastime for gentlemen. This well-written and attractive book is history of that club and of Victorian and Edwardian era boxing. Focus is on the sport’s colorful social history and elegant past.

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The History of the National Sporting Club

A hardcover edition with cherry red cloth boards, gilt lettering and embossed motif on the front cover. There is an illustrated, clipped dust jacket. There is foxing and toning throughout, but the text, black-and-white photographs and drawings are clear and legible. There is rubbing and tearing to the edges of the dust cover and the book. There is a previous seller’s blue ink stamp and a previous owner’s black ink inscription on the inside front page.

Now in a clear, removable cover to protect from damage.

Publisher: Hutchinson & Co. Ltd., London.

Publication Date: 1956.

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