A fifty year publisher and editor-in-chief of "The Ring" magazine, eminent writer Nat Flescher had a lot to say about the sport of boxing. Here he speaks volumes, as in five of them, about "The Story of the Negro in the Prize Ring". Published by Fleischer between 1938-1947, this "Black Dynamite" set of (5) first edition hardcover books provides an in-depth study of African-American prize fighters from the era of the American Revolution to the post WWII period, with fervent commentary and an excellent array of illustrations. Volumes I, III, IV and V present in average (EX-MT) condition, while Volume II is a bit lesser at the (VG-EX) level. Coverage includes:
1938 Volume I "The Story of the Negro in the Prize Ring from 1782 to 1938"
1938 Volume II "Joe Louis and Henry Armstrong"
1938 Volume III "George Dixon, Joe Gans and Joe Walcott"
1939 Volume IV "Jack Johnson and Sam Langford"
1947 Volume V "A Continuation of the Drama of the Negro in Pugilistic Competition"