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Charles Crombie
Laws of Cricket

Charles Crombie, Laws of Cricket, London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner and Co, [1907]

12 chromolithographed plates, Perrier advertisement leaf at end, title and advertisement leaf browned; original linen-backed pictorial boards.
5.75 x 8.25 in (14.8 x 21.2 cm)

A fine copy of cartoonist Charles Crombie's collection of amusing cartoons illustrating cricket settings. This is the first and only edition of the work.

Perrier Water released this piece, including their copyright and branding on the verso of each leaf. Charles Crombie, the illustrator of this piece, was an editorial cartoonist. He published companion works, both under Perrier's copyright, on The Rules of Golf (1905) and Motoritis or Other Interpretations of the Motor Act (1906). Simple Simon and his Friends (1906) and drawings for Thackeray's Vanity Fair are among his other works (1924). At the turn of the century, he created a number of very distinctive cartoons for The Bystander, The Graphic, and The Illustrated London News.


  Lot 18 of 50  

16-17 NOVEMBER 2022


Category: Books


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