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Feats, Facts and Figures of 1903. London: Merritt and Hatcher, 1904. Small 8vo. (Creasemark in first few leaves of text.) Contemporary green cloth for A.L. Ford, lettered in black, preserving original printed orange front wrapper. Provenance: A.L. Ford (binding and bookplate).

COPY NO. 22 OF ONLY 30 COPIES ISSUED, signed and dated by the author on limitation leaf. Reprinted from Cricket where it appeared in eight parts, 29 October 1903-21 April 1904. This was the year of the Philadelphians, the skill of J.B. King against Lancashire at Manchester, 6-8 June, being such that he 'at one time took five wickets (all clean bowled) for seven runs in fifteen balls. On three occasions during the innings he took two wickets with consecutive balls, obtaining the last three in five balls' (p. 48). Wynne-Thomas p. 21; Padwick 920.

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