The Guide to Cricketers. London: Piper Brothers, and sold by R. Ackermann, 1853 [dated on wrapper]. Small 8vo (162 x 100mm). 104p. including ads, fielding diagrams. Blue buckram for MCC, preserving original printed blue front wrapper (wrapper torn with significant loss at upper corner).

THE VERY RARE SIXTH EDITION, 'the rarest issue of the series' according to A.D. Taylor in 1906, a view shared by Goldman who wrote in his own copy: 'the only one I have ever seen in original covers' (see Lawrence's sale of the Leslie Gutteridge Collection, 15 January 2004, lot 110). It originally sold, quite dearly, for one shilling and sixpence. Smith 6; Taylor pp. 65-66; Padwick 1086.

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