Tales from Far Pavilions - Allen Synge; Leo Cooper;Pavilion, 1984, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper. Price Clipped. Book plate to the first blank. Previous owners' inscription to the ½-title page. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.
Later Printing. [First Edition: Same Year]. From the cover: “Tales From Far Pavilions explores cricket’s various — sometimes disastrous, frequently hilarious, occasionally triumphant — encounters with alien cultures. ‘Never before had an English cricket team crossed the mighty Andes’ writes Sir Pelham Warner of an early victory over Argentina. A Nazi German XI surrenders to the gentlemen of Worcester in 1937, but not without a fight, as James D. Coldham records, as the German captain felled an erring fielder with a right hook to the jaw. The book abounds with true stories of bizarre contests on foreign fields described by the famous and those whose strange tales from far pavilions are now brought to light for the first time.”