Surry Triumphant: or The Kentish-Mens Defeat. London: J. Johnson, 1773. Woodcut title vignette. (C1 slightly soiled and C2 with short tears.) Allen 4; Padwick 2064. [Bound with:] [BURNBY, John]. The Kentish Cricketers ... a reply to ... Surry Triumphant. Canterbury and London: T. Smith [and others], 1773. With half-title. (E1 with repaired paper fault slightly affecting text, final verso a little soiled.) One clergyman's 'reply' to another. The introductory stanzas draw the contrast between the vices of the town and the rural innocence of cricket. Surrey's win at Bishopsbourne Paddock is described but considered fortuitous when balanced against Kent's well-deserved victory in the return match at the Vine. EXTREMELY RARE. ESTC locates copies only at BL (2), National Library of Scotland and St. Andrews University. NO OTHER EDITION WAS PUBLISHED. Allen 5; Padwick 2061. [Both works bound after:] [DANCE, James]. Cricket. An Heroic Poem ... by James Love, Comedian. London: for the author, 1770 [but 1771?]. (Title tipped onto front blank and with small marginal repair, some spotting, minor edge tears, one corner repaired.) Provenance: J.J. Banks 1777 (signature on front blank and stamp on title verso) -- Norton J. Knatchbull 1834 (inscription on title) -- Col. Bedford (tipped-in letter from W.K.R. Bedford). Third separate and fourth published edition, the later of two issues. Padwick 6445.

Together 3 verse works in one vol., 4to (239 x 182mm), 20th-century blue buckram with MCC monogram.

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