New York: The Viking Press, 1956. First Edition. Octavo, 306 pages, G+/G; olive green pictorial DJ, white/red/maroon lettering: heavy wear to DJ, closed tears and chipping to edges of covers, rubbing and age-toning visible to back cover, moderate foxing to edges of flaps, "$3.95" to front flap, DJ protected by mylar; quarter-bound, light orange cloth spine, matte black paper boards, black lettering: mild fading to edges of boards; boards somewhat shaken/cocked, light vertical crease down middle of spine, binding sturdy; red top faded, age-toning to fore- and bottom-edges; mild age-toning to interior (mostly to margins), text clear and legible; shelved in Sports.
Shelved Dupont Bookstore
A collection of classic essays on boxing, Sports Illustrated named Liebling's THE SWEET SCIENCE the number one sports book of all time in 2002.