Title:Felix on the Bat; being a scientific inquiry into the use of the Cricket Bat ; together with the history and use of the catapulta; a dissertation on the different styles of bowling...
Publisher: London Baily Brothers 1855
Seller ID: 34700
Third edition. 8vo. x, 74pp, 7 coloured lithographic plates (one as frontis), numerous b&w text illustrations and diagrams. Original green cloth (faded to a brownish hue on the spine and around the edges of the boards, some light staining to the upper board), gilt-stamped vignette and title on the upper board, blind stamped decorations on both boards. All edges gilt. Occasional light spotting or staining, including in the margins of a couple of the plates, otherwise clean. A signature or two slightly loose. Owner's name on front endpaper. A good+ copy. [title continues] ...with valuable suggestions as to the management of the field when employed under the operation of fast or slow bowling; and a scientific investigation into the vexata questio of Leg Before Wicket: also The Laws of the Game, as revised by the Marylebone Club.