|About The Book of Football |
See below for the history of this magazine
The Book of Football. It was a serialised magazine published in 12 fortnightly instalments during the course of the 1905/06 season.
When complete it made a book of 300 pages complete with overall index. This run of magazines is very rare and because the full colour covers were not designed to be part of the book finding them intact is very difficult. Looking at the magazine covers and forgeting that they were a one off book publication you have to say that these were first football colour magazines in history.
The man behind it was Alfred Harmsworth of Amalgamated Press who started the Daily Mail in 1896 and was based at Lavington street , Southwark . So the magazine was a production in its own right from Amalgamated Press and it was cross publicised in the Daily Mail .After a very convoluted journey Amalgamated Press became IPC in 1963.
I would love to know if Marshall Cavendish knew about this illustrious predecessor when they published The Game in 1969 as the concept was exactly the same.
Unfortunatley I have none of these lovely magazines in stock at the moment and am always interested in purchasing.
About The Book of Football .