|Publisher||D. Appleton & Co.|
D. Appleton, NY, 1897. FIRST EDITION. Binding is hardcover decorative cloth with gold and silver design on front cover and in very good condition; slight lean, spine edges have some minor fraying, cloth starting at rear hinge. Contents very clean and tight. Very scarce early printing of RODNEY STONE by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who believed that this book was an important factor in the surge of interest in boxing after the turn of the century. Twelve illustrations by Sidney Paget. 408+14 pages ads.