AUCTION 61 | Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Graphic Art and Ceremonial Objects

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Lot 197


Memoirs of the Life of Daniel Mendoza. Containing a faithful narrative of the various vicissitudes of his life, and an account of the numerous contests in which he has been engaged, with observations on each; comprising also genuine anecdotes of many distinguished characters, to which are added, observations on the art of pugilism; rules to be observed with regard to training, etc. pp. (ii), xxxii, 320. Variously stained and dampsoiled, crude tape repairs. Contemporary marbled boards, broken. 8vo.

London: For D. Mendoza by G. Hayden 1816

Est: $600 - $900
Boxing champion in England from 1792 to 1795, Mendoza’s early boxing career was defined by three bouts with Richard Humphreys, which he outlines in detail in this book. Mendoza’s scientific style of boxing and was a huge influence on future boxers and the development of the sport.