Lot 286: FOOTBALL - Charles William ALCOCK (1842-1907, editor).  The Football Annual. Published with the Sanction of the Football Association ... [Seventh Year of Publication.] London: Virtue & Co., 1874. 8vo (178 x 120mm). Advertisements, diagram (title lightly spotted and stained, some light mainly marginal spotting and staining). Original cream linen wrappers (lightly soiled and stained, ink blots obscuring signature). Provenance: Frank [?]Kelly (old signature on upper wrapper). RARE. The editor, who instigated the F.A. Cup, was a key figure in the history of football, as an administrator, innovator and player. He captained the England team in the first ever recorded international game, against Scotland in 1870.

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Description: FOOTBALL - Charles William ALCOCK (1842-1907, editor).  The Football Annual. Published with the Sanction of the Football Association ... [Seventh Year of Publication.] London: Virtue & Co., 1874. 8vo (178 x 120mm). Advertisements, diagram (title lightly spotted and stained, some light mainly marginal spotting and staining). Original cream linen wrappers (lightly soiled and stained, ink blots obscuring signature). Provenance: Frank [?]Kelly (old signature on upper wrapper). RARE. The editor, who instigated the F.A. Cup, was a key figure in the history of football, as an administrator, innovator and player. He captained the England team in the first ever recorded international game, against Scotland in 1870.
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