Page 1 of 2 12 Last
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Dayton, OH
    Posts
    964
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!

    How to Wrestle & Wrestling Catch-as-Catch-Can Style

    I have republished How to Wrestle & Wrestling Catch-as-Catch-Can Style by
    Frederick R. Toombs and E. Hitchcock, Jr.

    The eBook download, as always, is free.

    http://www.lulu.com/content/paperbac...-style/7699773

    (Warning! 160 Mb file)

    Blurb:

    In the late 19th and early 20th Century, Spalding’s Athletic Library
    published massive numbers of sports related book covering a wide range
    of topics; from Bowling to Golf, from Cricket to Ice Hockey. Their wide
    ranging topics, predictably, included martial sports such as Archery,
    Fencing, Boxing, and, yes Wrestling.

    This installment to the expansive “Red Cover” series reviews wrestling
    and combines two separate books on the subject into one.

    The first, “How to Wrestle” by Frederic Toombs, presents a general
    overview of the subject and includes monographs on the rewards of
    wrestling, training, and advice for beginners before launching into
    general instruction on various forms of wrestling, and techniques
    inclusive thereof. The book closes with rules 6 forms of wrestling.

    Following Toombs work is E. Hitchcock’s “Wrestling Catch-as-Catch-Can
    Style.” Hitchcock claims that his book is not intended to be either
    inclusive of all styles nor a “Complete Guide to Wrestling,” hence the
    specificity of the name. Further, Hitchcock states that
    Catch-as-Catch-Can is the “most universal,” practical, and “natural” of
    all forms of wrestling. True or not Catch was certainly the most
    popular style of the time.

    It appears that Spalding’s reprinted an earlier version of the
    Hitchock’s manual from 1892, though, in absence of an original it is
    uncertain if Spalding’s added or altered text or substituted
    photographs. However, from the difference in the quality of the photos
    between Toombs’ and Hitchcock’s it is a reasonable speculation that the
    photos are from the original edition.

    Most disappointingly, at some point in its history, someone literally
    ripped out a full 16 pages, 8 leafs, of the from the second book,
    "Wrestling Catch as Catch Can Style." Blank pages have been inserted at
    these points.

    Altogether, this double-manual is a fascinating and valuable piece of
    Combat Sports history.

    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    1,390
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by lklawson View Post
    Most disappointingly, at some point in its history, someone literally ripped out a full 16 pages, 8 leafs, of the from the second book, "Wrestling Catch as Catch Can Style." Blank pages have been inserted at these points.

    oh noes they hid T3H D34DLY!!!!!

    great work!

  3. #3
    Conde Koma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Oakland, CA (East Bay Area)
    Posts
    2,247
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    thanks bunches!

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Dayton, OH
    Posts
    964
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by Sley View Post
    oh noes they hid T3H D34DLY!!!!!
    I speculate that they were removed sometime before photocopy machines were readily available.

    I am trying to locate the 1892 version of the "Wrestling in the CaCC Style" text. It's what I actually requested in the first place when the ILL folks dredged this up for me. Still good stuff though.

    I found out after I started work on it that Paladin has repubbed the 1928 version of this title. If I can get access to their version, I may compare the two. If there is no change between the text of the 1916 version that I republished and the 1928 version they did, I may import that, because it would be free of copyright issues. Not the pics though. Depending on how you interpret the '76 Copyright Act, the pics they repubbed could be considered "new art."

    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Albany, Oregon
    Posts
    671
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Thanks again Kirk! (Dave on Lockflow).

  6. #6

    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    81
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Thanks for putting in the time to get us this great resource!

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    17
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Hi Kirk,

    I have the Paladin version, can I be of help in any way?

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Dayton, OH
    Posts
    964
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by TheVigilante View Post
    Hi Kirk,

    I have the Paladin version, can I be of help in any way?
    Hey, thanks for the offer.

    If you wanted to compare the text and photos of the second book, "Wrestling Catch as Catch Can Style" by Hitchcock, that would be great.

    Thanks!

    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk

  9. #9
    Hesperus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Great Plains
    Posts
    3,039
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by TheVigilante View Post
    Join Date: Dec 2004
    Best. Lurker. Ever.

    Kirk, you are, as always, too good to us.

  10. #10

    Join Date
    May 2003
    Posts
    472
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Thanks again for sharing.

Page 1 of 2 12 Last

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Log in

Log in
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO