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The Cricket Field or, The History and the Science of the Game of Cricket.
The Cricket Field or, The History and the Science of the Game of Cricket. by the Author of ''The Principles of Scientific Batting,'' "Recollection of College Days,'' etc. etc [Rev. James Pycroft.] Second edition.
London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longman, 1854.
8vo., original half morocco, blind-decorated gilt, front board with gilt-stamped cricketer; pp. xvi + 267 + (4)(ads), 2 steel-engraved plates. Inner hinges strained; some staining, backed with archival paper.
A history and description of Cricket. The plates are ''The Bowler. William Clark'' and ''The Batsman. Fuller Pilch''.
From Painswick.
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Digby Jephson] The Lobster.
Digby Jephson] The Lobster.
Spy [Leslie Ward].
Vanity Fair, May 22nd 1902.
Chromolithograph. 265 x 395mm (10½ x 15½"). Mount burn.
Digby Loder Armroid Jephson (1871-1926) in mid lob. While playing cricket for Cambridge University and Surrey, he earned the nickname 'The Lobster' for bowling slow right-arm underarm lobs.
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[Charles Delahaye holding Real Tennis Racket]
[Charles Delahaye holding Real Tennis Racket]
AM.
[n.d., c.1880.]
Rare etching. Sheet 490 x 345mm (19½ x 13½"). Trimmed within platemark, repaired tear in top edge.
With a remarque of crossed real tennis rackets and balls. Charles Delahaye born 1825 learnt the game through his father who ran a court at Amiens. At the age of 15 he was good enough to become attached to a court at Passage Sandrie where to learnt from, and played with, the great champion E. Barre and the leading amateurs becoming only second to Barre himself. Delahaye was known as Biboche.
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