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Frederick Lillywhite's Cricket Scores and Biographies of Celebrated Cricketers, From 1746 to 1826

By Arthur Haygarth

1862

Frederick Lillywhite : London

8.5" by 5.5"

[5], vi-xl, 556; [3], vi-xii, [3], 2-600; [5], vi-xiv, [3], 2-688; [5], vi-xiii, [4], 2-688pp

 

 

 

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A scarce first edition of this first four volumes of Arthur Haygarth's extensive work on the history of cricket, looking at cricket scores, and biographies on prominent players.

The first edition of this work. Volumes I to IV of a total of fifteen volumes, which were published between 1862 to 1879. A referentical work containing cricket scores from 1746 to 1854, and also containing many biographies of prominent cricket players throughout those years. Volume I looks from 1746 to 1826. Volume II looks from 1827 to 1840. Volume III looks from 1841 to 1848. Volume IV looks from 1849 to 1854. Volume I illustrated with one plate. 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. Published by Frederick Lillywhite, who was a cricketing entrepreneur and a sports outfitter. He organised the first overseas cricket tour by an English team. He also produced 'The Guide to Cricketers', which was published in 1848. With an errata slip bound before the title page of Volume III. Prior owner's ink inscription to the recto to the front free endpaper of Volume I, 'William M. Jackson, in remembrance of a single wicked match played at Kennington Oval, June 3rd 1868, J.M.C'.

CONDITION

In a half calf binding with marbled paper to the boards. Externally, generally smart. Some light rubbing to the spines and boards. Some loss o the head of the spine of Volume IV. Spine labels are lifting a little. Minor bumping to the head and tail of the spines and to the extremities. Front hinge of Volume I starting but firm. Hinges of Volume IV starting but firm. Prior owner's ink inscription to the recto to the front free endpaper of Volume I. Internally, firmly bound, though Volume IV is generally firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean with the odd spot.

Overall Condition: Good

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