Lot 152

Urfey (Thomas d’)

The Richmond Heiress or A Woman Once in the Right. A Comedy, FIRST EDITION, some browning, title little soiled, small hole on B2 and ink burn on C2 touching letter, little spotting and marginal tearing (some repair), bookplate of A.E. Winder, quarter sheep over cloth boards, gilt lettering, new endpapers, [ESTC 006095369], S. Briscoe, 1693.

*** One of the earliest references to cricket: ‘Hur was the prettiest Fellows, thrum, &c / At Bandy once at Cricket, thrum, &c’ (A4v) (Padwick 852).

*** Provenance. The A.E. Winder collection of books on cricket; probably previously in the collection of cricket journalist and commentator John Arlott, purchased by Winder. Phillips sale, London, 21 November 1985, lot 353; Christie’s sale, 17 November 2010.

Estimate: £200-£300