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18th century boxing... from Oxford...
Item # 591841
March 26, 1791
JACKSON'S OXFORD JOURNAL, England, March 26, 1791
* 18th century boxing
* Mention of the Canadian Constitution Bill
* Botany-Bay mention
* Partial Red Ink Stamp
Page 3 has details regarding a boxing match between Faulkner and Thornhill, two notable pugilists (boxers) of the period. See images for details. The front page has mentions of both the Canadian Constitution Bill and of Botany-Bay. Nice to have all three reports in a London newspaper.
This may be the first 18th century Oxford title we have ever offered. Full folio size with four pages, the masthead includes an engraving on each side making this a decorative issue. Various news of the day and a wealth of ads as well, there is much political content within this issue. In very good condition.
Some light rubbing to the front page, otherwise in nice condition. There is a partial red-inked tax stamp on the front page.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's