The English Game of Cricket - Charles Box 1877 - &ldquo, London - First Edition A rare example of the first comprehensive history of the game in splendid original green and gilt cloth.

Covering the history of the game, individual chapters on the major counties of the period, two chapters on ‘
Intercolonial Matches’ (Canada, United States, Australia), and to the rear are a collection of cricket ‘Songs and poems’ and a ‘Glossary of Words and Phrases’.

To the front is a piece of a hand-written letter ‘with best respects of the author Charles Box, Sept 18 1883’, with the rare signature of Box, suggesting that this was from a letter from Box to Walter Cairn Maitland (the first owner of the book.
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Price: HK$ 4,500


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