Cricket across the Sea: or, The Wanderings and Matches of the Gentlemen of Canada 1887 ... by two of the vagrants. Toronto: James Murray, 1887. 8vo, mounted photograph of the team. (Title and dedication leaves frayed at outer margin, also torn along inner margin and detached, tear to p. 165 without text loss.) Later blue buckram with black morocco spine label.

The Canadian Eleven were mostly drawn from the Toronto Cricket Club, and all born in Canada. After victories against All New York and the Gentlemen of Ireland, the Canadians lost to the Gentlemen of Scotland, and experienced mixed fortunes in England. Their visit coincided with Queen Victoria's jubilee. The writers discovered how deep a part cricket played in national life when they saw that the banners commemorating it read 'fifty not out'. Allen 133: 'rare'; Padwick 5744.

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