Imperial Cricket - P. F. Warner (editor) 1912 - The London & Counties Press Association Ltd, London - Subscriber’s Edition number 7 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.

Large quarto (32 x 26 x 6 cm), 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.
  Sir Pelham Warner was known affectionately as Plum Warner and the ‘Grand Old Man of English Cricket’. 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.

‘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.

Provenance: Dr. Garth Angus Wheatley of Balliol College, with his name to front, dated 1946 - Wheatley [1923-2001] played for Surrey and Oxford Universty, he later ran the cricket at Uppingham School for 32 years, and authored a number of books. Martin Wilson with his book plate (possibly Martin Wilson who researched early references to Cricket in diverse parts of the world (The Association of Cricket Statisticians and Historians. - Statistician and Historian of the Year for 2010)). Original subscriber’s name is hard to make out or match with the short subscriber’s list.

Reference: Padwick,
Bibliography of Cricket 83.

Quarto (binding size 32 x 26 x 6 cm) pp. [4] xxi [3] 503 [3]. Pagination is that of publisher, which includes plates. 1cm chip to inside corner of page 9-12.
  In deluxe publisher’s binding of crimson morocco, spine panelled and titled in gilt, front cover with gilt double fillet border enclosing a floral gilt block, rear cover with blind tooled double fillet border, silk endpapers, all edges gilt.   Condition: Near fine, small chip to upper corner of pages 9-12, in very good binding, rubbing to edges, minor sunning to spine.   Ref: 109294   Price: HK$ 5,000