London, South Kensington
4 July 2007
W.H. MASON, PUBLISHER
Descriptive Key to W.H. Mason's National Print of a Cricket Match (between the counties of Sussex and Kent, at Brighton) ... by W. Drummond and C.J. Basébe, engraved by G.H. Phillips.
Brighton: W.H. Mason & London: Gambart, 1849. 8vo., , 23 p. + 6p. advertisements, title on cover, printed in blue within single rule, correction slip to no. 7, B. Pring, original printed yellow wrappers (restored), modern solander box. Provenance: Peter Mackinnon (bookplate in box).
EXTREMELY RARE, issued only to purchasers of the artist's proof. The description of the 72 identifiable people in the print concludes with an invitation to "Gentlemen desirous of enjoying practice, or engaging in matches during the season" to join the Brighton Cricket Club. Padwick 2137.
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