Beldam was a professional photographer and the first practitioner to properly capture sportsmen in action. Before he came on the scene "real action" shots were posed. For this book he captured in action the great bowlers and fieldsmen of the day, while Fry dissected the techniques involved in each type of bowling.
First Edition. Large 8vo. xv + 547pp. Colour portrait frontis. (spofforth, by Tuke), tissue-guard (browned), verso foxed, 464 action-photographs. Original green cloth, corners bumped, upper joint sl rubbed, gilt figure of a bowler in action to front cover. Top edges gilt. A fine copy. [Padwick, 721]