One of the classic volumes on the Union game, charting the rise with progress of the sport from the foundation of the Union in 1871. Contributers include A.G. Guillemard, G. Rowland Hill, H. Vassall, Arthur Budd, and C.J.B. Marriott. Embraced in this volume's wide coverage is Eton Football, The Harrow Game, The Winchester Game, "Bigside" at Rugby, Rugby at Oxford and Cambridge, international matches involving the Home Nations, and the early days of the County Championship.
First Edition. 8vo. xvi + 515pp. Frontispiece, numerous illustrations throughout, mainly portraits and team groups. Owner's name to front endpaper. Original blue cloth with gilt titles. Corners bumped and some staining to top of spine. A fair/good copy.
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