Day 1 Lot 15

The Lions, Rugby Book by David Walmsley: Very...

Auction Date: 8/12/2021 at 10am

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The Lions, Rugby Book by David Walmsley: Very large, weighty, special example: the story of the British and Irish Lions, an epic tale. Now hard to obtain. Numbered 309 out of a printing of 1000 deluxe and 2000 collectors' editions, this complete history of the touring team has been produced on an equally massive scale. The 30 tours 1888-2005 are recounted in more than 120,000 words, through the memories, diaries and letters of more than 50 Lions and their opponents, and through piecing together the evidence assembled from two years of research in both the northern and southern hemispheres. Beautifully produced and signed by Willie John McBride, John Dawes, Brian Lochore, Morné du Plessis, John Eales, Bill Beaumont Gavin Hastings & the author. Archival 200gsm matt art paper, hand bound in buckram over padded boards, silkscreened in the colours of the home and competing nations. A silk-screened slipcase signed by Willie John McBride and a printed customised carrying drawstring bag provide stylish and lasting protection. Page size: 390mm x 240mm, 480 pages, 635 images. Genesis Publications 2005. Google it! A monumental volume. Near Mint, a magnificent Xmas gift

Hammer Price: £600.00