Lot 535: Goodall (John). Association Football... edited by S. Archibald de Bear, 1st edition, Edinburgh: William Blackwood, 1898, letterpress diagrams, 4pp. advertisements at rear, some spotting, mainly to endpapers and edges, upper hinge split, original pictorial grey cloth, somewhat soiled, and cloth lifting slightly in a couple of places, small 8vo A scarce early book on football, in better condition than it is usually seen. Renowned footballer John Goodall (1863-1942) rose to fame as a centre-forward for England and became Watford's first manager in 1903. He also played cricket in the County Championship for Derbyshire in 1895 and 1896, being one of nineteen players to achieve the Derbyshire Double of playing cricket for Derbyshire and football for Derby County. (1)
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