• Fine Printed Books, Manuscript auction at Christies

    Sale 5829

    Fine Printed Books, Manuscripts, Traditional Sports

    23 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 35

    AUSTRALIAN TOUR, 1878

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    AUSTRALIAN TOUR, 1878
    Australians 1878, team photograph mounted on board, with title and team list in red and black ink, 252 x 305mm, with mount 350 x 408mm.

    THE FIRST AUSTRALIAN TEAM TO TOUR ENGLAND. The reputation of Australian cricket was made when a strong MCC XI, including W.G. Grace, was defeated at Lord's in a single day and by nine wickets, Spofforth taking 11 wickets for 20 runs.


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