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Creator:
Felix, Nicholas, 1804-1876.
Title(s):

Felix on the bat : being a scientific inquiry into the use of the cricket bat : together with the history and use of the catapulta : also the laws of cricket, as revised by the Marylebone Club, 1845.

Published/Created:
London : Baily Brothers, Cornhill, MDCCCXLV [1845]
Physical Description:
40, [8] p., [9] leaves of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
GV917 .W36 1845
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Classification:
Books
Notes:
First instructional cricket book to give practical, illustrated advice. Cf. DNB.
Only color plate book prior to 1850 devoted to cricket. Cf. Abbey.
By Nicholas Felix (pseudonym of Nicholas Wanostrocht).
Lithographic illustrations probably not by G.F. Watts, but in his style. Illustrations likely after designs by Felix and Sir John Gilbert. Cf. DNB.
Plates printed by C. Graf.
Wood engraved illustrations and initials within text throughout.
DNB (2004 ed.), v. 57, p. 244
With a final addenda leaf followed by three leaves of bookseller's advertisements.
Fairman, Elisabeth R. Pleasures and pastimes, 327
Abbey, J.R. Life in England in aquatint and lithography, 1770-1860, 396
BAC: British Art Center is the Abbey copy. Bound in blind- and gilt-stamped green publisher's binding by Remnant & Edmonds, London. Title stamped in gilt on cover surrounding a vignette of two males playing cricket.
Subject Terms:
Amusements -- Great Britain -- 19th century.
Baily Bros. -- Publisher.
Cricket -- Great Britain.
Games -- Great Britain -- 19th century.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Remnant & Edmonds -- Binder.
Sports -- Great Britain -- 19th century.
Form/Genre:
Wood engravings -- 1845.
Lithographs -- Hand-colored -- 1845.
Lithographs -- 1845.
Booksellers' advertisements.
Contributors:
Felix, Nicholas, 1804-1876, ill.
Gilbert, John, Sir, 1817-1897, ill.
Watts, George Frederick, 1817-1904, attributed name.
Marylebone Cricket Club.
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Pleasures and Pastimes (Yale Center for British Art, 1990-02-21 - 1990-04-29) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]


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