London: Chapman & Hall, 1897 -1898. Gadshill Edition. Hardcover. A copy belonging to Ranji, with 3 ownership marks: his engraved bookplate front free end paper; signed “Maharaja Jam sahib of Nawanagar, February 1923, Staines" on the facing page; and his heraldic bookplate inside the back cover. The engraved bookplate reads "Maharaja Jam Shri Sir Ranjitsinhi Vibhaji, G.B.D., K.C.S.I". The heraldic bookplate inside back cover- “The Maharajah Jam Sahib of Nawanagar Jamnagar”.
Ranjitsinhji (1872 - 1933), often known as Ranji, was one of the finest batsmen of all time, and the first Indian cricketer to have played for England and Sussex.
2 volumes, 8vo, Gadshill Edition, with illustrations by Hutton Mitchell, E. A. Norbury and F. H. Townsend, and others. Three quarter gilt crimson morocco and red cloth, with gilt raised bands and gilt decorations at spines. Spines with volume numbers, slightly worn and browned; some chipping to spine head; text, illustrations and bookplates very bright and clean. Covers good + condition; otherwise very good overall. OCLC: 1744196. Item #25736