The first major tour since 1912 was celebrated in a 998-page edition, easily the largest volume to date. On the field, it was all Australia ("in all my years as editor there has never been a season so dispiriting," wrote Sydney Pardon). W Marshall Ltd announced the launch of a revolutionary new cricket boot, with pneumatic rubber soles and heels, costing four guineas (£4.20) in buckskin and 42 shillings (£2.10) in white duck. An 1879 edition of the Almanack was still available from the publishers for four shillings (20p).
Editor Sydney Pardon
Price 5/- (soft) / 7/6 (cloth)