1878 Marylebone Club Cricket Scores and Biographies From 1855 to 1875, Being a Continuation of Frederick Lillywhite's Scores and Biographies from 1772 to 1854
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In five volumes. Bound by C. H. Whittmann. A continuation of Frederick Lillywhites 'Scores and Biographies', which contained the cricket scores from 1772 to 1854. A referentical work containing cricket scores from 1855 to 1875., and also containing many biographies of prominent cricket players throughout those years. Volume I looks at 1867 to 1868. Volume II looks at 1869 to 1870. Volume III looks at 1871 to 1872. Volume IV looks at 1873 to 1874. Volume V looks at 1875 to 1876. The title pages of Volumes I to III state the works as being Volumes X to XII in the series. Volume IV has the second half of Volume XII bound to the front, with Volume XIII to the rear. Compiled by Arthur Haygarth, an amateur cricketer. He is noted for being a significant historian of cricket. During his career, he played first class cricket for the Marylebone Cricket Club and Sussex. He also researched information and statistics for cricket throughout his life.
In a full calf binding. Externally, generally smart. Volumes I, III, and IV are lacking the spine label. Loss to the spine label of Volume V. Repaired tear to the spine label of Volume II. Bumping to the head and tail of the spines, resulting in some loss. Minor marking to the boards. A little loss of leather to the joints. Front hinge of Volume IV is strained, resulting in the joint to be starting. Front hinge and joint of Volume V starting but firm. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. The occasional pencil annotation.
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