Felix on the Bat; Being a Scientific Inquiry into the use of The Cricket Bat; To gether with the History and Use of the Catapulta. Also the Laws of Cricket, as Revised by the Marylebone Club, 1845.
4to, original half morocco gilt with marbled boards, edges worn; title + pp.41, coloured litho frontis. & 9 plates, 6 coloured, a few wood engraved text illustrations. Some faint soiling.
Nicholas 'Felix' Wanostrocht (1804-76), noted English gentleman cricketer, played for Kent from 1830 until 1852, alongside Alfred Mynn, Fuller Pilch, William Hillyer and Ned Wenman. Besides writing this famous instruction book he invented a bowling machine called the 'Catapulta', described and illustrated here, and batting gloves made from india rubber.
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