Lot 37

[DRUMMOND, Henry (1851-97)].  Baxter’s Second Innings. Specially Reported for the ---- School Eleven. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1892. Tall small 8vo. Original silk boards, striped in the manner of a blazer and with the title and author’s initials ‘H.D.’ on a silk ‘badge’ mounted on the upper cover (some fraying to corners, spine a little discoloured). RARE. FIRST EDITION. Padwick 6942. Later editions of the work, of which there were many, were published with the author’s full name. Henry Drummond was a Scottish evangelist and academic who was very highly-regarded in his own lifetime – in 1893 he delivered the Lowell Lectures in Boston – but he has subsequently passed into comparative obscurity. The present work is a religious polemic in the form of a cricketing story. "I was produced on TMS for thirty-four years by Peter Baxter which made this one a MUST!" (H.B.).

Estimate: £70-£100