Football – The Rugby Union Game - with special chapters by A.G. Guillemard, G. Rowland Hill, H. Vassall, Arthur Budd, H.H. Almond, C.J.B. Marriott and W. Cail, etc. etc. - Rev. F. Marshall (editor) 1892 - Cassell & Company, London - First Edition The classic 19th century history of rugby and earliest published complete history of the game, illustrated with black and white photographs throughout.

Despite the title this is a comprehensive history published prior to the great split of 1895 into Rugby Union (remaining an amateur sport for a further century) and Rugby League (which allowed players to receive compensation, initially as long as they had a regular job, with full time professionalism coming much later).

The early chapters include a history of the origin of the game, and the different games played at the public schools of Rugby, Eton, Harrow, Winchester and the Scottish Schools. Histories of the the formation of the English, Scottish, Irish & Welsh Unions appear in various chapters throughout the book as well as lengthy chapters of rugby at Oxbridge. Other important chapters include overseas tours, international matches and players.
  Octavo (book size 22.1 x 14.8 cm) pp. xvi 515 [1] [16 (publisher's catalogue 7G-9.92)]. Pagination includes full page plates. Publisher’s navy blue cloth, spine and front board lettered in gilt, decorated endpapers.   Condition: Near fine, minor marking to tissue guard of frontis and title page, in very good cloth, spine gently faded, wear to corners and spine ends.   Ref: 109295   Price: HK$ 3,000