Imperial Cricket.London: The London and Counties Press Association Ltd, 1912 Stock Code: 141848
First edition, number 174 of 900 copies (with a further 100 issued signed), of this profusely illustrated survey of the history of cricket and its present state across the world, published to coincide with a triangular Test series between England, Australia and South Africa to celebrate imperial bonds, a book that thus "seems to embody with confidence the notion of cricket as a symbol of imperial strength" (Bateman, Cricket, Literature and Culture, p. 129).
Quarto. Original red morocco, spine lettered in gilt and front cover lettered in gilt, white silk moiré endpapers, gilt edges.
With 3 colour illustrations, 5 photogravures, and 46 other black and white illustrations.
Light sunning to spine, very light peripheral rubbing, a few small scratches to morocco, some light foxing. A very good copy.
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