The story of an exciting cricketing bibliographical discovery from the 19th century. George Henry Withers Ewbank is a little known figure in the cricket world, who occupies a fascinating footprint in the vast array of books on the game. Through Ewbank's known role as compiler of an extremely rare book of early Sussex scores the author uncovers two undetected books and more in this tale of an unusual cricketing man and his family, including cricket-mad explorers, military leaders and a lawn tennis pioneer. 'Cricket Scores From 1854 to 1878', which covers Ewbank's time in India during and after the Indian Mutiny and 'Sussex Cricket Scores from 1855 to 1878' are both reproduced in full within this volume.
4to. Landscape. 289pp. Colour and black & white illustrations. Marbled endpapers. Hand bound in brown quarter-morocco leather and contained within a cloth slipcase. Limited edition of 85 copies, of which 70 are for sale. Each numbered and signed by the author. An extremely handsome book.