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THE CRICKET-FIELD With some notes by HH Stephenson; edited, with an Introduction, by FS Ashley-Cooper
St James's Press, London 1922 - Demy 8vo, (22cm) (xxiv), 318, (2) pp. Illustrated. Bound in half red morocco over marbled board, with title on the spine in gilt lettering on black morocco label and set between raised bands. A most handsome copy of this classic cricket title. With the bookplate of E.D.R. Eagar, one-time captain of Hampshire and noted cricket bilbiophile, laid down inside the front cover. James Pycroft (1813-95) was a pioneer of cricket research. This classic book on cricket technique, the first of its kind, is one of the game's great literary masterpieces, covering many key aspects of the game including its origins, the rise of the Hambledon club, I Zingari, the impact of gambling, together with tutorials on batting, bowling and fielding. The first edition was published in 1851 and there were a further eight editions up to 1887. This 1922 edition comes with an introduction by FS Ashley-Cooper, a full bibliography of all the various editions, a biography of Pycroft, and notes by HH Stephenson, captain of the English team to Australia, 1861-62. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Worlds End Bookshop (ABA, PBFA, ILAB)]
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