H. TURPIN, publisher

New Articles of the Game of Cricket, as settled and revised at the Star and Garter, Pall-Mall, February, 1786; by a Committee of Noblemen and Gentlemen of Kent, &c, to which is added the Old Laws, as settled by the several Cricket Clubs. London: H. Turpin, 1786. 2 parts in one volume, 8vo (152 x 98mm), 24p. including 2p. rear ads and final blank. (Lacks all but a fragment of the folding engraved frontispiece, title spotted and guarded at inner margin, some spotting of text and staining at corners, creasing towards end.) Mid-20th-century blue buckram for MCC, front cover titled in gilt. Provenance: early annotation on title to the second part reading: 'At the time Lord's Ground was situate upon the site of Dorset Square New Road'.

RARE ISSUE OF THE LAWS. NO COPY IN BL. STC, which gives a variant pagination but with the same number of pages, records just two copies at the John Rylands Library, Manchester University, and the Henry E. Huntingdon Library. The laws were first printed on paper in 1755. The laws given here are identical with the Ridley edition of 1744, and there is no reference to the introduction of the third stump. Rait Kerr p.117; Padwick 157.

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