Collectors Cricket Books – April 2015
At Roger Page Cricket Books we stock a superior range of collectors cricket books on a range of subjects relating to cricket, cricket history, famous and well known cricket players.
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|174.||ALEC WATSON – CHUCKER? – DUNCAN MCLEISH
No. 39 in The Cricket Statistician’s ‘Lives In Cricket’ series. The story of the successful but controversial Lancashire bowler of the 1870’s and 1800’s, rarely chosen for representative matches because of doubts about the legality of his bowling action. 104 pages. Due early April.
|175.||A TALE OF TWO CAPTAINS – BILL FRINDALL
The England v. West Indies Test series of 1991. Quarter bonded- leather-bound, all edges gilt. Limited edition of 350 copies, each signed by Frindall, Graham Gooch and Viv Richards – the the two captains – and Ted Dexter, who contributed the foreword. Photographs by Patrick Eagar, those of Gooch and Richards ‘ tipped in’ as frontispiece.
|176.||CRICKETANA – JAMES PYCROFT
Scarce 1865 publication comprising “a series of papers contributed to ‘London Society’ in 1863 and 1864”. Good condition apart from worn red leather spine.
|177.||CRICKET BOOKS – GREAT COLLECTORS OF THE PAST – IRVING ROSENWATER
Beautifully produced, leather-bound work which examines the collections of A.L. Ford, Thomas Padwick, Charles Pratt Green, R.S. Holmes, A.D.Taylor, F.S. Ashley-Cooper, Sir Julian Cahn, C.J. Britton & E.R.Wilson. Limited, signed edition of 200 copies.
|178.||EARLY MEMOIRS OF FRANK WOOLLEY AS TOLD TO MARTHA WOOLLEY
Hard-back volume published by ‘The Cricketer’ in 1975 in a numbered edition of 1000 copies signed by Frank Woolley. Contains interesting content on the famous Tonbridge Cricketing Academy and Woolley’s earliest days with Kent.
|179.||GIANTS OF THE GAME R.H. LYTTELTON, W.J. FORD, C.B. FRY, GEORGE GIFFEN
Famous anthology published in 1899, sub-titled “Reminiscences of the stars of cricket from Daft to the present day’. Includes sections on ‘Cricketers With Whom I Have Played’ by C.B. Fryand ‘Australian Cricketers of the Present’ by George Giffen.
|180.||HANSON CARTER – “AUSTRALIA’S UNDERTAKER WICKET-KEEPER” JACK ATKINS
Biography of the Australian wicket-keeper, who played in 28 Test Matches between 1905 and 1921 and was one of the six players who refused to tour England in 1912. Published by the Waverley Historical Society in 1976. Blue card-covers; 36 pages.
|181.||HISTORIC COMMEMORATIVE SCORECARD
Scorecard of the match between Warwickshire and Durham at Edgbaston in June 1994 when Brian Lara achieved the world’s highest score of 501* – with 10 6’s and 62 4’s – to overtake Hanif Mohammad’s 499 in 1958-59. Autographed by Lara.
|182.||M.C.C. V. CAPE PROVINCE JANUARY 24, 26, 1931
Unofficial autograph sheet featuring the clear signatures of the players of both teams, among them Chapman, Wyatt, J.C. White, Leyland, Hendren, Peebles and Tate (M.C.C.) and South African Test players Viljoen, Balaskas, Nicholson and Bond (Cape Province)
|183.||ON TOUR WITH BRIAN BOOTH BRIAN BOOTH/RONALD CARDWELL
Based on the 1961 England tour diary kept by Brian Booth. Includes private photographs taken on the tour and profiles of team members post-tour. Foreward by the captain, Richie Benaud. Hard-back volume, autographed by both authors.
|184.||SUBSTITUTE PLAYERS FOR ENGLAND CRICKET TEAMS IN AUSTRALIA SINCE 1861-62 – ALFRED JAMES
De-luxe, leather-bound edition of 10 copies, signed by the author & Angus Fraser
Trade edition of 50 copies, signed by the author 40 page monograph, listing all 36 players outside the selected touring party who appeared for England, in each case stating whom they replaced and why. Introductory essay by Angus Fraser.
|185.||THE BILL WHITTY STORY
‘With reminiscences of his four tours overseas with the Australian X1 …. his 18 years from 1908 to 1926 as a member of the South Australian Cricket Team ….”. .
Limited edition of 150 copies, published in 1966. Signed three times by Whitty.
Offers above $200 invited by April 15th
|186.||THE DEMON FRED SPOFFORTH – THE ARCHITECT OF THE ASHES – RICHARD CASHMAN
Trade edition of 200 signed, hard-back copies
De-luxe, leather-bound edition of 50 numbered copies with 6 signatures
Totally revised, up-dated edition of the 1990 volume, with a 16 page picture insert. including Spofforth cartoons and Murdoch paintings. 212 pages.
|187.||THE EMPIRE’S CRICKETERS – SEASON 1905 – A. CHEVALLIER TAYLER Bound volume containing the complete folio of 48 chalky-white drawings, all in good condition, by Chevallier Tayler of ‘Golden Age’ cricketers (including Warwick Armstrong, Joe Darling, C.B. Fry, W.G. Grace, Lord Hawke, F.S. Jackson, M.A. Noble and Victor Trumper) based on photographs by G.W.Beldam, who provided the accompanying biographical text.||4500.00|
|188.||WIRELESS WEEKLY: PORTRAIT ALBUM OF INTERNATIONAL CRICKETERS
Album issued in the 1936-37 season containing full-size portraits and brief biographical profiles of over 50 England and Australian Test cricketers extracted from the periodical ‘Wireless Weekly’, most in very good condition. Among the portraits are those of Bradman, McCabe, O’Reilly, Fingleton, McCormick, Oldfield, Vic Richardson, Hammond, ‘Gubby’ Allen., Ames, Leyland Wyatt, Voce, Farnes and Arthur Gilligan.
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