Published by Evans Brothers London 1945 • 190 pages
The Very 1st Edition of the series The Boys Book of Soccer published in 1945, printed on war economy standard paper (these restrictions carried through until the 1950 edition) for the 1945-1946 season. Fascinating annual with many pictures and illustrations, stories, articles, quizzes, tips, and principal rules of the game.
In actual fact this edition was the very first mass market soccer annual, other popular annuals that followed are as follows:
The FA Book for Boys first published in 1947
1950's Publishers Samson Low published Bert Williams all star football book, Stanley Mortensten's International Soccer Book, Tommy Lawton's All Star Football Book
The Big Book of Football champions first published in 1950
Charles Buchan's soccer gift book first published in 1953
The Topical Times football book first published in 1959.