A Correct Acccount of All the Cricket Matches which have been played by the Mary-le-bone Club, and All Other Principal Matches, from the Year 1786 to 1822 inclusive. London: T. Traveller, 1823. 8vo. (210 x 130mm). Collation: [*4] *F-*Z4 A-I4 *L4 (-*L4 blank), K-Z4 2A-2D4. (Occasional spots, half-title bound after title, without blank *L4.) Green half morocco for A.L. Ford by Riviere and Son, top edge gilt, others uncut (a little rubbed). Provenance: A.L. Ford (binding and bookplate).

FINE, UNCUT COPY. Although the correctness of Henry Bentley's Correct Account has been called into question, it was another important step in the tradition of dedicated score-keeping started by Britcher and Epps. Bentley, a professional bowler employed by the Marylebone Club for many years, later became a respected umpire and lived close to Lord's at 12 Grove Street, Lisson Grove. Allen p. 23 & item 20; Padwick 1221.

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