By A. G. Steel; the Hon. R. H. Lyttelton; A. Lang; W. G. Grace; R. A. H. Mitchell; F. Gale
London   Longmans, Green, and Co.
8" by 6" xiii, 429pp. (2)
A first edition copy of this profusely illustrated Badminton Library volume celebrating cricket, with many contributors.
By A. G. Steel; the Hon. R. H. Lyttelton; A. Lang; W. G. Grace; R. A. H. Mitchell; F. Gale

1888 Cricket

London   Longmans, Green, and Co.
8" by 6" xiii, 429pp. (2)
A first edition copy of this profusely illustrated Badminton Library volume celebrating cricket, with many contributors.
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First Edition, Illustrated

The first edition of this work in the publisher's original pictorial cloth binding. End papers renewed. Illustrated with a frontispiece, 10 further plates, and numerous wood-engravings accompanying the text. Collated complete. The Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes was a series of sporting books, published by Longmans, Green & Co. between 1885 and 1902, and edited by Henry Somerset, 8th Duke of Beaufort (1824–1899). This series aimed to cover all major sports and pastimes. This volume celebrates cricket, with chapters on the history of the sport, and information on different aspects of the game, by various authors. The main authors are Allan Gibson Steel (1858-1914) who played for Lancashire County Cricket Club and in Test cricket for England, and Robert Henry Lyttelton (1854-1939) who also published other books on cricket. 2 pages of publisher's advertisements to the rear.

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In the publisher's original pictorial cloth binding. Externally smart, though with some shelf wear to the extremities, boards and joints. End papers renewed. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean with the odd handling mark, and a scattering of spots to the frontispiece.

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