Ethics of Boxing and Manly Sport

By: O'Reilly, John Boyle

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Caramel colored cloth with gold an black decor. Moderate general wear. Endpapers have foxing. Front endpaper has circular damage. Rear free endpaper missing. 358 pages. John Boyle O'Reilly (1844-1890) was an Irish-born poet, journalist and fiction writer. As a youth in Ireland, he was a member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood, or Fenians, for which he was transported to Western Australia. After escaping to the United States, he became a prominent spokesperson for the Irish community and culture, through his editorship of the Boston newspaper The Pilot, his prolific writing, and his lecture tours. 'Ethics of Boxing' is a treatise on health and physical exercise, including boxing, it's ancient history, martial arts in Ireland, and canoeing in America. ETHICS AND EVOLUTION OF BOXING: Has Boxing a Real Value?; Improvement in Modern Boxing; Antiquity of Boxing; The Athletes of Ancient Greece; The Training of Greek Athletes; The Sacred Games of Greece; The Skill of Greek Boxers; The Gladiators of Rome; Feudalism Suppressed Popular Athletic Exercises; The Flrst Modern Champion Boxer; The First Modern Rules of the Ring; Donnelly and Cooper on the Curragh of Kildare; A Lesson even in a Fight; Characterlstics of Great Boxers; Boxing Compared with other Exercises. APPENDIX: Rules of the Ring; London Prize-Fighting Rules as Revised by the British Pugilistic Association; Marquis of Queensbury Rules Governing Contests for Endurance; American Fair-Play Rules to Govern Glove contests. THE TRAINING OF ATHLETES TESTED BY EVERYDAY LIFE: Is Training Injurious ?; Evils of Improper Training; Muscular Power Secondary to Respiratory Power; The Food of Athletes in Training; A Day's Food and Exercise in Training; Various Exercises and How to Practise Them; The Curse of the Closed Windows; Exercise for City Dwellers and School Children, Corpulence, Diet, and Sleep; Hints for Training and Good Health; ANCIENT IRISH ATHLETIC GAMES, AND WEAPONS: The Museum of the Royal Irish Academy; The Most Ancient Weapon Used in Ireland; The 'Weapon-Feats of Cuchullin; Military Athletics of Ancient Ireland; Hurling: The Chief Game of Ancient Ireland; The Ancient Games at Tailten and Carman;An Heroic Combat in Ancient Ireland; A Glance Backward and Forward. CANOEING: Canoeing on the Connecticut; Down the Susquehanna in a Conoe; Down the Delaware in a canoe.

Title: Ethics of Boxing and Manly Sport

Author Name: O'Reilly, John Boyle

Categories: Sports, Camping/Hiking/Survival, Boxing,

Publisher: Boston, MA, Ticknor and Company: 1888

ISBN Number: B004152G98

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good+

Size: 8vo 7.75 - 9.75'' tall

lbs: 1.00 lbs

Seller ID: 97819

Keywords: Sports::Boxing Hunting Fishing::Camping/Hiking/Survival