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’.
  ‘There have been many greater cricketers than Pelham Warner but none more devoted to the game. Nothing has ever damped his enthusiasm. Whether winning or losing he has always been the same.’ (Wisden Sydney Pardon). In 1963 Warner’s ashes were scattered at Lord's near the Warner stand close to the spot where he had hit his first four for Rugby v Marlborough in 1889.

Chapters:
1 Old-Time Cricket - G. E. Hopcroft
2 Modern Cricket: 1870-1914 - E. H. D. Sewell
3 Tours at Home and Abroad: 1877-1912 - E. H. D. Sewell
4 Cricket Tours Overseas: 1920-1933 - Major H. S. Altham, D.S.O., M.C.
5 First-Class Cricket Since the War - The Hon. George Lyttelton
6 Gentlemen v. Players - Major H. S. Altham, D.S.O., M.C.
7 Oxford v. Cambridge Cricket - The Hon. George Lyttelton
8 Public Schools Cricket - E. B. Noel
9 Public Schools Cricket Since the War - A. Podmore
10 W. G. Grace - An Appreciation - Sir Home Gordon, Bart.
11 Cricket: An “Honours” List - P. F. Warner
12 The Evolution of Association Football - Alfred Davis
13 The Rise of Rugby Football - The Late Henry V. L. Stanton
14 Rugby Football at the Universities, 1872-1914 - C. J. B. Marriott.
15 Rugby Football at the Universities Since the War - Howard Marshall
16 Rugby Football: Soem Representative Players in the Post-War Era - Charles Burton
17 Some Notable Sportsmen [Cricket, Football and Rugby]
18 Index to Some Notable Sportsmen

Reference: Padwick, Bibliography of Cricket 822.

Folio (biding size 39 x 29 cm) pp. [2] xiii [1] 485 [5].
  In publisher’s binding of full burgundy morocco, spine lettered and tooled in gilt, covers double fillet borders, front cover enclosing armourial crest blocked in gilt ‘Vigueur Du Dessus’, gilt inner dentelles, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers.   Condition: Fine in very good binding, rubbing to corners and spine ends, front hinge starting at lower edge.   Ref: 105173   Price: HK$ 2,000