Spalding's Athletic Library Boxing Art of Self Defence
Complete Illustrated Instructions in the Art of Self-Defense
by Spaulding Athletic Co.
Released at the height of the Golden Age of boxing as part of the Spalding’s Athletic Library, this 1929 tutorial on the "sweet science" is a must read for modern boxers or collectors of classic boxing books. It provides expert instruction in aggressive attack and effective defense, including specific lessons on such topics as the art of gauging distance, protecting the stomach without blocking and achieving a variety of knockout blows. More than 50 period photographs demonstrate key techniques, and a special section contains photos and contemporary commentary on legends Jack Dempsey, Gene Tunney and other contenders of the day. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, softcover, photos, 190 pp.