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Auction for 4 books, 3 hard covers; v/good condition


1. From the Canvas Up. Alan Shepherd. 1985 1st ed. Private pub, the author, Napier
Inscription signed by author Title page

Alan Shepherd fought professionally in Aus & NZ. Here he tells of his career as a boxer & as a Boxing Promoter helping up-and-coming boxers
After he retired from the ring he Managed the Mayfair Cinema, Emerson St, Napier & later the Odeon, Hastings St. he is also remembered for some of the spectacular opening night events he staged
336pp; b/w photos; repros of newspaper cuttings
D/jkt; v/gd; spine sunned. Quite scarce


2. Seconds out of the Ring. Ingemar Johansson. Translated from the Swedish by Ian Rodger & Jan Jonsjo. Stanley Paul, London
The career of the boxer who beat Floyd Patterson in 1959
184pp; b/w photos; Match List; index; epps sl browned
D/jkt; gd-; tears; edges chipped; small losses


3. From Poverty Bay to Broadway. The Story of Tom Heeney. Lydia Monin. 2008 1st ed. Hodder Moa, Auck
Tom Heeney, born in Gisborne 1898 one of a large Irish family, went to St Mary’s School Gisborne & died of old age Miami USA
His father taught him how to box before he left School, he enlisted for WWI but the War ended when he was in England training
Returning to Gisborne, he became a Professional Boxer, a career which took him to live in USA, made him a lot of money & which culminated in a World Heavyweight fight with Gene Tunny, which he lost
Lots of old photos incl one taken with George Nepia in 1928
256pp; b/w photos; index; bibliography; s/covers; name fr page; sl wear fr cover corners


4. Boxing Greats. Legendary Boxers, Fights and Moments. Steve Bunce. Foreword Prince Naseem Hamed. Colour Library Direct, Surrey
All the big names: Sugar Ray Robinson; Cassius Clay; Mike Tyson & more
Huge book; 255pp; b/w & coloured photos; ex Library with usual stamps etc; sml tear bottom of Title page; pages 81-88 missing. Inside very clean & tidy




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  • Seller location: Napier, Hawke's Bay, NZ

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