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Imperial Cricket - P. F. Warner (editor)

1912 - The London & Counties Press Association Ltd, London - Subscriber’s Edition number 461 of 900
Hail CRICKET! Glorious, manly, British Game!
First of all Sports! be alike in Fame!
’ – James Love, 1744.

And Huzzah! to that. Presenting a magnificent and obviously imperial work, which covers the growth and development of Cricket throughout the Empire from Hong Kong and the Far East, Ceylon, India, British Malaya and Bermuda to South Africa, West Africa, India, Australia, Fiji, Egypt and the Sudan. Not only the history of Cricket in each area but with anecdotes and illustrations. In addition there are chapters on
The History of Cricket; Cricket and the Royal Family, Oxford and Cambridge Cricket; I Zingari; and Free Foresters.

A nice example of this large work (32x26x6cm), heavily illustrated with six full page photogravure plates, three full page colour plates and 93 black and white images.

Contributors include FS Ashley-Cooper, ACM Croome, Andrew Lang, Cecil Headlam and SP Foenander. With an extensive index compiled by Ashley-Cooper.
 
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British Sports and Sportsmen: Cricket and Football. Edited in conjunction with The Sporting Life - P. F. Warner (editor), George Lyttelton,

1934 - Sports & Sportsmen Ltd., London - Limited edition, number 894 of 1000
This massive and magnificently bound limited edition folio covers Cricket, Association Football, Rugby, and the final century of pages with profiles of ‘Prominent Players and their Performances’. Huzzah!

Heavily illustrated, beginning, of course, with a frontispiece of W. G. Grace, and a further 235 black and white photographic plates and in-text images. With contributions by major sportsmen and players of the era, and edited by Sir Pelham Francis Warner, known affectionately as the
Grand Old Man of English Cricket.

Chapters on Rugby and Football include ‘
The Rise of Rugby Football’, ‘Rugby Football at Universities’, and ‘The Evolution of Association Football’. Chapters on Cricket include ‘Cricket Tours Overseas’, ‘Gentlemen v. Players’, ‘Public Schools Cricket’ and ‘Cricket: An Honours List’. 
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Price HK$ 2,000



 
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