The Ace of Games

An Intimate Talk on Soccer (1944), in the rare original wrapper


Alec E Whitcher, foreword by George F Allison and cartoons & sketches by Reg Carter


Southern Press, Brighton, 1944
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Printing Details

Undated, c1944. Third edition. Hardback in dustwrapper. 21.5 × 14cm, 147pp.

A collection of writings on football, illustrated with photographs and cartoons. The author deals with a number of controversial subjects (offside etc) as well as reports of games and teams, football in wartime, and of notable people within the sport. There is a section on the clubs of the south—Chelsea, Brentford, Brighton, Charlton, Arsenal, Crystal Palace, Fulham, Millwall, Portsmouth, QPR etc, and writings on the future of the sport.


This is a good copy. The book has clean pages but some spotted foxing to the page edges. The dustwrapper is a rare survival but is rubbed to the edges and spine and has some fading to the front.



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