My Recollections and Reminiscences: Early South African Rugby (First Edition 1926)

R 4,000.00  

Author: W. A. Millar
Publisher: Juta and Co. Ltd. (1926)
Condition: Good. Hardcover Octavo bound in dark green cloth boards, with black titles on the front and the publisher's logo on the back. The book has a Frontispiece portrait of the author, with black & white illustrations of sport teams throughout. Head/heel and corners are a bit bumped and rubbed. Previous owner's inscription on the front endpaper. The book also has some foxing on the front/rear endpapers and lightly throughout the book. Light cup ring stain on the rear board. A tightly bound copy, but in good condition.
Binding: Hardcover 
Pages: 106
Dimensions: 18.5 x 12.5 x 2 cm

Weight: 0.3 kg

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Millar enjoys a special place in S.A. rugby history. Initially not selected for the 1906 tour, he was included at the last moment due to an injury to another player. He captained the 1912 Springboks on the second tour to Europe and was the first man to take a Springbok head on tour with the team!
An outstanding boxer and walker, he did not allow a Boer War wound deter him from playing sport. Millar's book provides unbiased commentary on many of the games of the 1906/12 tours. Despite being severely wounded in World War I, he continued to serve rugby in SA in his later years.


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