A miscellany of history containing sections on origins, mentions in literature and many accounts and anecdotes, historical and humorous that help chart the development of the game up until the inter-war years.
1st edition. 8vo. [xvi] 287pp. plus 32 pages of illustrations and photographs. Exceedingly nice copy. Clean and bright, only the very merest traces of spotting to the prelims. In the still bright blue embossed boards, gilt titles to spine. In the original very scarce dustwrapper. mildly tanned and chipped to corners and spine edges and one portion to top of rear, else very good and bright.