First edition of Jack Dempsey's Round by Round: An Autobiography; Signed by Him
Round-by-Round: An Autobiography.
Dempsey, Jack with Myron M. Stearns.$400.00
Item Number: 43743
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1940.
First edition of the autobiography of the most popular heavyweight champion. Octavo, original cloth, photographic frontispiece portrait. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, “To My Pal Harold Waxman Best Always from Jack Dempsey 9/24/40.” In near fine condition.
In this hard-hitting autobiography, American heavyweight champion tells the story of his boyhood in the Rockies, his development and determination, and astonishing boxing victories. Round by Round carries chapters on physical development, the fundamentals of boxing technique, and the development of resourcefulness that led to Dempsey's unparalleled championship status.