Kings of Cricket

Anecdotes and Reminiscences from 1858 to 1892

DAFT, Richard

DAFT, Richard Kings of Cricket Anecdotes and Reminiscences from 1858 to 1892

Tillotson and Son, Bolton, 1893.

Subscribers' edition on large paper, one of 150 copies. "No. 138 signed Richard Daft" inscribed by Daft on the initial blank. Publisher's half leather over cloth, bevelled edges. Top edge gilt. Introduction by Andrew Lang. 80 black and white portraits of eminent cricketers etc. A very good copy, lacking front endpaper and with some light edge wear.

Uncommon, due to its limitation and susceptibility of the morocco binding. It is not usually signed, as this is. The copy in the Eagar Collection (Christies, 2005) which was rebacked with new spine and corners and not signed, sold for £960.

Richard Daft (1835-1900) was among the leading batsmen of his day (1858 to 1891), and was regarded as one of the country's best professional batsman, playing for Notts Country and the All England Eleven. Two of his most notable innings were in 1862 playing for North against South and 1872, turning out for the Players against the Gentlemen, both games held at Lord's In Kings of Cricket he holds forth about the players of his time, offering fascinating insights into the life of a pro cricketer during the late 19th century.

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