First Edition. Advance Reading Copy in wraps of this early boxing novel based on the life of William Thompson, Champion Pugilist of England, 1839-1850. Two line Arthur Conan Doyle quote at title page. Color boxing scene at spine. A Very Good copy in wraps, with few tiny nicks at spine ends, small chip at lower spine end, light creasing to spine, mild soiling, and publishing date stamp to front cover.