The Cricket Guide intended for the Use of Young Players ... First Edition. Lucknow: Royal Printing Press, [1891]. Small 8vo, full-page diagram of fielding positions, errata slip on folding green paper. (Some spotting.) Later red cloth for F.S. Ashley-Cooper, original printed pink wrappers carrying title bound in (upper cover slightly sunfaded, wrappers a little spotted). Provenance: F.S. Ashley-Cooper (binding) -- Julien Cahn.

FIRST AND ONLY EDITION. Written to 'increase the means of instruction' and prevent quarrels between players developing from ignorance of the rules: 'Even those who are very good and noble (say next door to angels,) turn so rash and inconsiderate at certain moments, that their brains lose the balance and begin to take fallacious fancies ... Now, will you guess the cause of all this confusion and perplexity? Assuredly it is nothing but utter ignorance of the rules and methods'. Allen 137; Goldman p. 60: 'rare in this country'; Taylor p. 60: 'difficult to obtain in England'; Padwick 456.

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