Includes chapters on the Halifax Tournament of 1874; the Australian tourists of 1878; the visits of English teams in 1889,1897 and 1903, plus a fine essay on J. Barton King, and an excellent bibliography of American cricket. This is a seminal book on the rise and development of cricket in the US and as such should be a mainstay of any collection on American cricket.
1st edition. Large 8vo.. xviii + 397pp. Frontispiece (JB King in action), 35 pages of photographs. Blue cloth, Original blue cloth, gilt titles. Numerous plates from photos. A very good copy. Presentaion copy from the author's son, John A Lester jr, to the Penwith Cricket Club in commemoration of his father's association with the club.
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