Day 1 Lot 216

1933 Classic Vintage Rugby Volume(s): 736pp magisterial work...

Auction Date: 8/12/2021 at 10am



1933 Classic Vintage Rugby Volume(s): 736pp magisterial work by Ivor Difford, the History of South African Rugby Football: scarce 1933 work, with even rarer Supplement to the 1st edition, 96 pp in itself. Heavy, worn but whole hardback, green with gold titles and badge; supplement heavily foxed to cream card covers, but excellent within other than slightly pulled frontispiece. Famous work made more interesting by the undisguised frustrations of author and SARB in foreword and preface with the difficulties of collation, publishing and likely sales. Also features, in pencil on all the endpapers, notes for an open letter, possibly about political/sporting ambitions, to 'Hamo Russell' from a previous owner, a Jan ???????. Hard to decipher but heartfelt (and possible to erase if wished!). Certainly collectable

Hammer Price: £40.00