NY, Putnam's, (1977). Another of Plimpton's participatory sports books, this one recounting his boxing match with light heavyweight champion Archie Moore. Inscribed by the author to Peter [Matthiessen]: "For Peter -- a most valued friend and -- one must add -- a most formidable, if retiring, member of the famous Stillman's Gym quadrille..." Matthiessen is mentioned twice in the text, once for presenting Plimpton with the tibia of an Arctic Hare for luck prior to a fight, and once recounting a dream he had in which he and Plimpton were facing an aquatic lion. Cocked, with minor foxing; a very good copy in a very good, edgeworn dust jacket. [#031743] SOLD
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