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The Badminton Library Cricket book. Steel and Lyttelton

The Badminton Library Cricket book. Steel and Lyttelton

by Badminton Library

The Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes, Cricket book by A.G. Steel and Hon. R.H. Lyttelton - with contributions by A. Lang, W.G. Grace, R.A.H. Mitchell and F. Gale with numerous engravings from drawings by Lucien Davis and from photographs by G. Mitchell.
Third Edition of this popular work published by Longmans, Green, and Co. London, 1889. (1888) 19 x 14 x 4cm (7.5 x 5.5 inches)

Hardback covered in pictorial brown cloth blocked in gilt and subtle colours – both on front cover and spine, and at base of spine a small gilt cricketer in front of wicket with ball held aloft. Slightly rubbed at edges and spine. Edges of pages age-soiled otherwise mainly clean throughout except for occasional foxing.

One of the classic historic works on the game of cricket – with contributions from Andrew Lang, W.G. Grace, Mike (R.A.H. ) Mitchell, and Fred Gale on. 429 pages, including 11 full-page engravings and photographic illustrations, and 51 woodcut illustrations within the text on the history of cricket, batting, bowling, captaincy, umpires, fielding… the art of training young players, gentlemen and players,… and a whole chapter on The Australians. An entrancing little book.

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(Antique prints of Vanity Fair cricketer caricatures are available from Antique Prints - Sport - Sporting.)

Stock Number: AB501BLcrickPrice: $165.00