London: Cassell & Co, 1892. First edition. Hardcover. The first comprehensive history of Rugby, including foreign tours, narrative & photos. Important early rugby publication. With illustrations of Shaw' and Shrewsbury Australian team, June 1888,and with New Zealand Native football team, 1888 - 1889, and the Cape Team 1891. Also with photos of the games England v. Cape Colony at Cape Town, and England v. South Africa at Kimberley.
8vo, (xvi) 515pp, 16pp ads, frontispiece and illustrations throughout. Blue gilt cloth, gilt title on spine. Slightly rubbed at edges, some pencil underlining in first chapter of rules, o/w vg+ condition. Item #7238