AUCTION 58 | Thursday, May 02nd, 2013 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts and Autograph Letters

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Lot 274


Group of seven volumes relating to Boxing and the career of the Anglo-Jewish boxer Daniel Mendoza: Memoirs of the Life of Daniel Mendoza. 1816. * Daniel Mendoza, The Art of Boxing, England. 1789. * P. Egan. Boxiana. Volumes I-III. 1818-21. * The Complete Art of Boxing. 1788. * Modern Manhood, London, (1788). Previous owners’ signatures. Contemporary calf and marbled boards, some wear. 8vo.

London: v.d

Est: $1,200 - $1,800
Daniel Mendoza’s ascendancy to sporting heights by means of his championing the theories of scientific boxing, led to his acceptance by Royalty - indeed, he received the patronage of the Prince of Wales. Subsequently, Mendoza helped ease the social position of the Jew in 18th-century England, proudly billing himself as “Mendoza the Jew.”