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[Charles W. Alcock.] The Man of the World. ''Association Football.''
[Charles W. Alcock.] The Man of the World. ''Association Football.''
Saturday, February 8, 1890.
Coloured lithograph. Sheet 375 x 230mm (14¾ x 9"). Trimmed, creased, small splits in folds.
Charles William Alcock (1842-1907) captained England in a football international against Scotland in 1875. He also proposed the F.A. Cup in 1872 and refereed the 1875 and 1879 FA Cup Finals.
[Ref: 58846]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Cricket]
[Cricket]
[n.d., c.1830.]
Coloured lithograph. Sheet 60 x 185mm (2½ x 7¾"). Trimmed as scrap, laid on album paper.
Young boys playing cricket, one bowling underarm.
[Ref: 58850]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Felix on the Bat] Forward!
[Felix on the Bat] Forward!
Printed by C. Graf.
London: Bailey Brothers, Cornhill [n.d., c.1845.]
Fine lithograph with hand colour. Sheet 230 x 170mm (9 x 6¾").
A portrait of a batsman driving a ball down, an illustration from 'Felix on the Bat' by Nicholas 'Felix' Wanostrocht (1804-76). A noted English gentleman cricketer, Wanostrocht 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 in 'Felix') and batting gloves made from india rubber.
Abbey Life: 396, 'The only colour plate book prior to 1850 devoted to cricket'. See Ref: 42815 & 42814
[Ref: 58718]   £320.00  
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[Felix on the Bat] The Draw.
[Felix on the Bat] The Draw.
Printed by C. Graf.
London: Bailey Brothers, Cornhill [n.d., c.1845.]
Fine lithograph with hand colour. Sheet 230 x 170mm (9 x 6¾").
A portrait of a batsman guarding his wicket, an illustration from 'Felix on the Bat' by Nicholas 'Felix' Wanostrocht (1804-76). A noted English gentleman cricketer, Wanostrocht 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 in 'Felix') and batting gloves made from india rubber.
Abbey Life: 396, 'The only colour plate book prior to 1850 devoted to cricket'. See Ref: 42815 & 42814
[Ref: 58720]   £320.00  
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[Felix on the Bat] Leg Half Volley.
[Felix on the Bat] Leg Half Volley.
Printed by C. Graf.
London: Bailey Brothers, Cornhill [n.d., c.1845.]
Fine lithograph with hand colour. Sheet 230 x 170mm (9 x 6¾").
A portrait of a batsman with his bat above his head, an illustration from 'Felix on the Bat' by Nicholas 'Felix' Wanostrocht (1804-76). A noted English gentleman cricketer, Wanostrocht 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 in 'Felix') and batting gloves made from india rubber.
Abbey Life: 396, 'The only colour plate book prior to 1850 devoted to cricket'. See Ref: 42815 & 42814
[Ref: 58719]   £320.00  
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Foot-ball. Une erreur de ballon!!!
Foot-ball. Une erreur de ballon!!! 28
M. Marais. Imp. Bequet fr. Paris.
Jules Haeutecoeur, Paris [n.d., c.1890.]
Lithograph, printed in black, red and white, on thick coloured paper. Sheet 315 x 235mm (12¼ x 9¼"). Some surface dirt.
A satirical scene, with one player missing the oversized ball and kicking another player in the backside. One of 48(?) in the series 'Silhouettes Fantaisistes' by Maurice Marais (1852-1898) published by Hautecoeur between 1888 and 1893.
[Ref: 58848]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Campbell's Guide to Association Football Clubs and Their Players 1898=1899.
Campbell's Guide to Association Football Clubs and Their Players 1898=1899. Price Sixpence.
J. & R. Campbell, 21 Cambridge Road, Southampton.
8vo, printed wrappers; pp. (iv)(ads)+144. Some spotting.
Containing lists of the clubs of England and Scotland, their players with short descriptions, contacts addresses and international fixtures, as well as the rules of the games and the results of the previous year's games. Manchester United appear under their original name of Newton Heath; Chelsea weren't founded until 1905. Scarce.
[Ref: 49535]   £1,250.00  
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The National Football Song.
The National Football Song. Dedicated to the Football Players of Great Britain. Words by L. Myers, Music by C.A. Wills.
H.G. Banks. Lith.
London, J.A. Mills, 60 Moorgate Street, E.C. Copyright for all Countries, by J.A. Mills. [n.d. c.1880.]
Very scarce music sheet, pp. 4 with chromolithograph cover. Sheets 350 x 255mm (13¾ x 10"). Two torn pages, nicks and tears on edges, foxing and stains.
Printed illustrated music sheet cover for the 'The National Football Song', words by L. Myers and music by C.A. Wills. The song was a celebration of both Association and Rugby football. The two types of ball are illustrated, above and below the flags, while portraits of famous players of the time are visible in named roundels.
[Ref: 59069]   £490.00  
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Arthur G. Guillemard [facsimile signature].
Arthur G. Guillemard [facsimile signature].
[Sporting Mirror, 1883.]
Lithograph. Sheet 205 x 130mm (8 x 5").
Head and shoulders portrait of Arthur George Guillemard (1845-1909), within borders with illustrations of Rugby football. He was fullback for England in the world's first Rugby Union international in 1871, against Scotland. After his playing career he refereed and was president of the Union 1878-82. He also travelled, writing 'Over Land and Sea: A Log of Travel Round the World in 1873-1874', which includes his account of Australia.
[Ref: 58843]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Hockey at Surbiton [titled in pencil on reverse].
Hockey at Surbiton [titled in pencil on reverse].
[n.d., c.1910.]
Four rare pen and ink sketches of hockey; two on main sheet, two stock on. Sheet 235 x 315mm (9¼ x 12¼").
A varsity hockey match between Oxford and Cambridge. The scenes are titled in ink: 'At the Start Cambridge Come Away with a Rush'; 'McCorkell Stops an Oxford Rush'; 'Bomford Saves Finely'; & 'Sorry' (in which a Cambridge player trips an opponant with his stick). Stephen T Dadd (1879-1914) often worked for the 'Illustrated London News' published 25/2/1904.
[Ref: 58845]   £320.00  
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The Josser Football Team.
The Josser Football Team. Written and Sung by Mark Sheridan.
H.G. Banks. Lith.
London: Francis, Day & Hunter. 142 Charing Cross Road, Oxford Street End. New York: T.B. Harms & C.o 18 East 22.nd S.t. [n.d. c.1900.]
Very scarce music sheet, pp. 4 with chromolithograph cover. Sheets 360 x 260mm (14¼ x 10¼"). Slightly scuffed.
Printed illustrated music sheet cover for 'The Josser Football Team', written and sung by Mark Sheridan. The song tells the story of a football match. Sheridan stands in the forground, while football players fight for the ball in the background.
[Ref: 59070]   £680.00  
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The Ice Castle
The Ice Castle Winter Carnival Montreal 1889.
A. Sabiston & Co. Lith. Montreal.
Suppliment Montreal Star Carnival Number. (Copyrighted). [n.d. c.1889]
Coloured chromolithograph, sheet 390 x 560mm (15¼ x 22"). Laid on board. Central crease. Tears to margins. Surface dirt. Staining. Messy but colour bright.
A view of a grand ice castle topped with eight flags one dramatically printed outside the main image. The palace is surrounded by people on horse drawn sleighs. The the Montreal Winter Carnival was designed to entice tourists to Quebec in Winter. From 1883 to 1889, five such carnivals were organized. The Ice Palace was a fundamental part of the carnivals. The ice palaces of 1883, 1884, 1885, 1887, and probably 1889 were designed by leading architect Alexander Cowper Hutchinson and built at least in 1883 by his brother J.H. Hutchinson.
[Ref: 58923]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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[Rugby] Imp-ossible!
[Rugby] Imp-ossible!
[n.d., c.1900.]
Scarce chromolithograph on thick paper. 205 x 175mm (8 x 7"). Binding holes on left edge.
Four vignette scenes, two of football, two of Rugby, illustrating a verse in which imps complain to the Devil about their injuries playing Rugby. His response: ''go and play Football!".
[Ref: 58849]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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