Kings of Rugby: The British Lions’ 1959 Tour of New Zealand :: Terry McLean

Kings of Rugby: The British Lions’ 1959 Tour of New Zealand :: Terry McLean soon to be presented for sale on the sparkling BookLovers of Bath web site!

London: Bailey Brothers & Swinfen, 1960, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Includes: Match statistics; Black & white photographs; Frontispiece;

From the cover: The Rugby Crown, insubstantial symbol of world supremacy, remains with New Zealand. The 1959 tour of the British Lions, a tour which roused New Zealand Rugby enthusiasts to unequalled heights of fervour, saw the visitors downed 3-1 in the test series. Statistically a convincing victory to New Zealand, but morally?

Terry McLean, touring correspondent with the team, saw the Lions in action in their every match in Australia and New Zealand. Travelling with the players, he came to know them as friends as well as footballers. Measuring the tour against the several others he has covered (1950 Lions, 1953-54 All Blacks…

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little wear to the edges of the dust wrapper with a small chip to the top edge of the lower panel, a decent copy otherwise.

Blue boards with Black titling to the Spine. 236 pages. 8¾” x 5½”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I enchant you with top-drawer choices of my Sport Rugby catalogue?


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