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The Noble English Art of Self-Defence
Author: Cecily Gayford

ISBN: 9781782273196
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 23 November 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 15.0 x 2.2
Description:
A book of boxing by one of the nineteenth-century stars, celebrating the 175th anniversary of The London Library

Never let the heat of action lead you to forget good-temper. Be manly; seek no undue advantage. Science and pluck give advantage enough

Ned Donnelly, a former prize fighter turned boxing instructor and author (with a lot of help from his literate friends), was a household name as a one of the most successful, famous, and respected instructors in the history of British boxing. This delightful book - more than an instruction manual, more than an amusing pastime - captures the fighting style from a crucial moment in boxing history right after the Prize Ring had become extinct. With a detailed clarity of expression, and accompanied by charming illustrations of a slightly paunchy boxer, it is a fascinating insight to the man who trained George Bernard Shaw.

The Noble English Art of Self-Defence is part of 'Found on the Shelves', published with The London Library. The books in this series have been chosen to give a fascinating insight into the treasures that can ...

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