Twenty-seventh year of issue, covering the 1897 season. Known as the "Red Lilly", this annual was the last of three published by the Lillywhites, the others being the Companion and the Guide. It lasted for 29 editions between 1872 and 1900, with two issues for 1872. From 1885 onwards the Annual incorporated John Lillywhite's Cricketer's Companion.
Small 8vo. [xiii] + pp6-281 +  + xxxi +  Original orange printed cloth covers, lightly rubbed and stained with original owner's name to front. Plate of the Essex XI of 1897 tipped-in. A couple of loose pages, but all present. A good copy. [Padwick, 1087]
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