maybe have been the wonderfully aged and stained paper.
It has beautiful detail.....
I think you could spend the day enjoying each little bit of it,
and the emotion that went into it.
Engraved by Henry Lemon
Below is information I found on the internet about it.
I found 2 for sale. The one below, and one other at $2500.
Of course they were in much better condition than mine,
but I think it is that very worn condition that drew me to it.
(please click on pics above to see fine detail).
An impressive engraving showing an early form of soccer, the village
sport of "foot ball." In this game, a large group of children would try
to kick a round ball through goals, usually in the fields near a
village. It was a rough sport-as shown in this print-but remained
popular. It wasn't until the mid-nineteenth century that the more
formal sports of rugby and soccer took on their rules; this print shows
the earlier, village form of the game.
Not sure mine is of any value at all, given the condition, (and no clue how to even display it,) but hopefully someone will want it for the history attached to it.