Book Description

An exceptional copy of the red and blue variant showing a cricketer full length in front of a wicket. The rear cover an advertisement for Thurston Billiard Tables with publishers ad's as endpapers to front & back.8vo. (6½"x 4"), pps.(i-v),6-64. Frontispiece & 12 drawings in the text + diagrams & a Scorecard. Padwick 396 The authors intention was to produce a cheap handbook on the game, it was published at sixpence and sold, according to the publisher, at least 18,000 copies in the first year, and went through at least 7 editions by 1869, fully achieving his objective. A clean, very sound copy showing signs of restoration particularly to the spine though more complete than is usual. [NB. See Roger Hancock's 2007 guide to edns]
Author ROUTLEDGE, Edmund.
Binding Printed Boards
Publisher George Routledge and Sons 1866.

Price: £75.00

Offered by John L Capes

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