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4 May 2006
XII. The West Indies
[C.G.A. WYATT and L.R. FYFE]
The Tour of the West Indian Cricketers. August and September, 1886
[Georgetown], Demerara: Argosy Press, 1887. 8°., mounted frontispiece photograph of the team (offset onto title), red buckram, top edge gilt, original blue printed front wrapper bound in (wrapper laid down).
THE FIRST WEST INDIAN CRICKET BOOK, describing the tour to Canada and the United States by a team drawn from Jamaica, Demerara and Barbados. Lawrence Fyfe, the captain, contributed a highly readable "Memory" by way of introduction, while the rest of the book was based upon Guy Wyatt's diary. The team played thirteen matches (none first-class). Padwick 5520.
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