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World Wrestling Federation (WWF) Presents CAGED!, The Greatest Steel Cage Matches in World Wrestling Federation History, Volume 1
1 World Wrestling Federation (WWF) Presents CAGED!, The Greatest Steel Cage Matches in World Wrestling Federation History, Volume 1
TITANSPORTS Inc. 1994 Magazine Very Good to Fine Small Quarto -- from 9" to 12" tall 
Contains "The Greatest Steel Cage Matches in World Wrestling Federation History," including accounts of battles between Bret "Hit Man" Hart and brother Owen, Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty, the Steiner Brothers and Money Inc., the Ultimate Warrior and Rick Rude, Hulk Hogan and King Kong Bundy, and others. Unpaginated (32), illustrated. Moderate general wear. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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THE FIGHTING FISHERMAN, The Life of Yvon Durelle (signed), Fraser, Raymond
2 Fraser, Raymond THE FIGHTING FISHERMAN, The Life of Yvon Durelle (signed)
Toronto & Garden City Doubleday Canada Ltd. / Doubleday & Company Inc. 1981 0-385-15863-7 / 9780385158633 First Edition Hard Cover Good Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Signed by Fraser & Durelle, on front end paper
Fraser tells the compelling story of "one of the all-time greatest contenders in the history of professional boxing -- Yvon Durelle -- the "fighting fisherman" who brawled his way from obscurity in a remote fishing village in New Brunswick to the top of the boxing world." Mustard boards, black cloth backstrip w/gilt spine lettering, 292 pages (including appendix), illustrated. Mild slant, moderate cover soil, bumped spine ends, light corner wear, in price-clipped dust jacket w/slightly faded spine, chipping/short tears to spine ends, rubbing, general wear. Dust jacket now in protective mylar sleeve. Copies signed by both Fraser and Durelle are very scarce. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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THE FIGHTING FISHERMAN, The Life of Yvon Durelle (signed), Fraser, Raymond
3 Fraser, Raymond THE FIGHTING FISHERMAN, The Life of Yvon Durelle (signed)
Toronto & Garden City Doubleday Canada Ltd. / Doubleday & Company Inc. 1981 0-385-15863-7 / 9780385158633 First Edition Hard Cover Good Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Inscribed by Durelle, on title page
Fraser tells the compelling story of "one of the all-time greatest contenders in the history of professional boxing -- Yvon Durelle -- the "fighting fisherman" who brawled his way from obscurity in a remote fishing village in New Brunswick to the top of the boxing world." Mustard boards, black cloth backstrip w/gilt spine lettering, 292 pages (including appendix), illustrated. This copy inscribed and signed by Durelle, on behalf of himself and his wife, "To Dr. Jeweett (sic) a man/that will never forgotn (sic)/Yvon & Theresse (sic)." This is presumably the same Dr. Jewett of whom Theresa Durelle says, on page 224, "If it hadn't been for Dr. Jewett, I don't know where he [Durelle] would have landed," and of whom Durelle says, on page 225, "Eventually I got cured, but not a hundred percent...not perfect. I was cured by Dr. Jewett of Fredericton after eight months of treatment." Mild slant, light cover soil, general wear, in price-clipped dust jacket w/slightly faded spine, chipping/tears to corners/spine ends, rubbing, impressions/thin scratches, general wear. Dust jacket now in protective mylar sleeve. 
Price: 71.25 USD
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4 Hibbard, Jack KARATE BREAKING TECHNIQUES, with Practical Applications to Self-Defense
Rutland & Tokyo Charles E. Tuttle Company 1981 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
In step-by-step fashion and through more than 500 photographs, an experienced katate instructor "explains clearly and systematically how to break boards, bricks, and other objects, and discusses practical applications to self-defense." Black cloth w/white and red spine lettering, 260 pages (including Index). Moderate general wear, in edgeworn dust jacket w/sunned edges, impressions/thin scratches, some peeling to laminate around folds. Dust jacket now in protective mylar sleeve. 
Price: 13.30 USD
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5 Louis, Joe The Joe Louis Story
Grosset & Dunlap / G&D Hard Cover Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
Originally published in hardcover, in 1947, by Duell, Sloane and Pearce, under the title, "My Life Story." The autobiography of one of boxing's most famous names, from his youth on an Alabama farm, to world champion. Salmon-coloured tweed, 197 pages, four b&w illustrations. Bumped and worn corners/spine ends, tanned edges, small bookseller's sticker to bottom of front pastedown, the notation "Xmas 1956" to top left corner of front end paper, some minor scrapes to fore-edge, some light foxing to top edges of a few pages. Dust jacket w/edgewear, several short tears along edges, jagged 1" tear to top of rear panel, chipping/tears to spine ends/corners, moderate sunning to spine, impressions/scratches, foxing to reverse. 
Price: 28.50 USD
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6 Margolick, David BEYOND GLORY, Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling, and a World on the Brink
New York Alfred A. Knopf 2005 0-375-41192-5 / 9780375411922 Uncorrected Proof Stiff Card Wraps Near Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
The story of the 1936 and 1938 Louis/Schmeling fights, "sporting events that galvanized and symbolized the hopes, hatreds and fears of a world facing the threat of war." 348 pages. An uncommon uncorrected proof. Light general wear. An unread copy, internally tight and clean. 
Price: 23.75 USD
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7 Severin, Kurt CASSIUS CLAY, toujours le plus grand?
Marabout Service MS 163 1971 1st French-language edition Paperback About Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Updates and reissues the 1967 German edition, and translated here from that language by Jean Noel. A look at the man who would one day be considered by many to be the greatest fighter of all time (certainly *he* thought so). Rubbing, impressions, small area to front cover where apparent sticker removal took a little finish with it, moderate edgewear. Internally tight and clean. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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