First published in 1823, William Litt’s “Wrestliana” is a detailed historical account of wrestling from its ancient origins to its contemporary form. One of the oldest types of combat, wrestling dates back 15,000 years and can be seen in ancient cave drawings. Most of the holds known today were around in the times of ancient Babylon and Egypt, and references in literature include the Old Testament and Indian Vedas. This fascinating volume explores the long and interesting history of wrestling and contains an essay from ‘Wrestling and Wrestlers’, by Jacob Robinson and Sidney Gilpin. It is not to be missed by those with an interest in the subject.