The Young Cricketer's Tutor ... to which is added, 'The Cricketers of My Time', edited by Charles Cowden Clarke. London: Effingham Wilson, 1833. 12mo (149 x 92mm), engraved frontispiece of Lord's. (Light browning to frontispiece.) Later brown morocco for A.L. Ford by Riviere and Son, original blue cloth covers bound in, top edge gilt (corners a little rubbed and bumped). Provenance: A.L. Ford (binding and bookplate).

FORD COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION. 'If Love was the Homer of Cricket,' wrote Andrew Lang, 'Nyren was undoubtedly the delightful Herodotus of the early Historic Period' (Cricket, ed. A.G. Steel and R.H. Lyttelton, 1888, p. 17). However, his work was collaborative. Nyren shared a love of music with Charles Cowden Clarke, the friend of Keats, who transferred his reminiscences to paper and saved them for posterity in this unassuming classic. Allen 26; Padwick 390.

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