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The Theory and Practice of Cricket, from its Origin to the Present Time: With Critical and Explanatory Notes Upon the Laws of the Game - Charles Box

1868 - Frederick Warne & Co., London - First Edition
A superb example of this scarce early work on Cricket.

Topics include Shakespeare's knowledge of the game, One arm v One Leg matches,the formation of the Marylebone Cricket Club Club, Gentlemen v Players, the treble seamed ball, a cricket song, averages, and rules of the game, etc etc.

Early cricket matches covered include the 1773 Surrey v Kent game.
 
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Price HK$ 3,000