This important volume was originally published in weekly parts as 'Famous Footballers and Athletes'. It was published in book form in 1897. It forms a wonderful record of Victorian football with full-page portraits of the best-known Association and Rugby footballers and teams of the day. Includes early images of Arsenal, Sheffield Wednesday, Preston, Derby County, Scotland, Wales, Huddersfield, Chatham, Southampton, Manchester City, Wakefield Trinity etc. Players include Arthur Wharton, Foulke, Evershed, G.O. Smith etc. This is a smaller variant edition without the biographies.
Small 8vo. 192pp. Captioned photos only. Internally very good, clean and bright and square. Small previous owner's ink inscription to front free end paper. Bound in purple cloth, gilt titles to spine, corners and spine ends fractionally bumped and frayed. Overall a very good condition copy of a scarce volume. [Seddon - C753]
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