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I: Collectors’ Items – August 2013

I:     Collectors’ Items – August 2013

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151.Adelaide Oval Test Cricket 1884-1984 – Bernard Whimpress / Nigel Hart
Leather-bound, de-luxe volume, limited to 299 numbered copies to mark Sir Donald Bradman’s innings of 299*, the highest individual score made at the Adelaide Oval in a Test Match.
152.An Unforgettable Summer
“40th Anniversary Tribute To The Australia-West Indies 1960-61 Series”. Limited edition, signed by the three authors, Alf Batchelder, Ray Webster & Ken Williams. Card-covers; 42 pages.
153.A Selective Index to Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack 1985-2012 – Aidan Hale
Sequel to Derek Barnard’s ‘Index To Wisden 1864-1984’, listing items which are not readily identified with a particular Wisden. Card-covers; 60 pages.
154.Australian Cricket Badges, Buttons and Pins 1897-2011 – Paul Circosta
“Collectors’ Guide”, providing a comprehensive coverage of over 1200 badges, most of them “with a small history and description” and identifying photographs. Limited, signed, numbered edition of 500 copies.
155.W.A. BROWN: A Cameo From The Past – Ronald Cardwell
Biographical study of the former New South Wales, Queensland Test opening batsman.  Published in 1996 in an edition of 200 copies,  signed by the author and subject.  Fawn crd-covers.
156.Cricket With the Kiwis – Rick Smith
“Tasmania In New Zealand 1883-84”. Based on the tour account by the team’s captain, J.G. Davies. Limited, signed, numbered, hard-back edition of 25 copies.
157.Famous Cricketers and Cricket Grounds – (ED) C.W. Alcock
Bound volume of the celebrated series of large format booklets originally published in 18 weekly parts in 1895 by Hudson & Kearns, each part containing portraits of English & Australian players, with short biographical sketches and some team & ground photographs. The volume includes the scarce title-page and index.
158.Lord Hawke’s XI at Unley – Bernard Whimpress
Full account of the only first-class match in South Australia which took place at a ground other than the Adelaide Oval in late March 1903. Signed, numbered edition of 100 copies. Card-covers.
159.Parsons at Play – Christopher Gray
New title. “The cricketing lives of 65 clergymen” over a period of 175 years, from Rev. John Mitford to Lord Sheppard of Liverpool. Signed, limited edition of 80 copies.
160.Playing The Greater Game – The Melbourne Cricket Club and its Ground in World War 1 – Alf Batchelder
Heavyweight volume, published in 1998. 557 pages plus 36 pages of illustrations. Limited edition of 200 copies signed by the author.
161.Walter Robins: Achievements, Affections And Affronts
No. 31 in the Cricket Statistician’s “Lives In Cricket” series. The first in-depth biography of the Middlesex & England all-rounder of the 1930’s and 1940’s and later Test selector. “A man who wanted cricket to be as exciting as football”. 140 pages.
162.M.J.K. SMITH: No Ordinary Man – Douglas Miller
No. 30 in the Cricket Statistician’s “Lives In Cricket” series. Biography of a prolific post-war English batsman who appeared in 50 Test Matches, and was captain of the M.C.C. touring team of Australia in 1965-66. 169 pages.
163.The Australian Cricketers’ Guide for 1874-75 – (ed) T.W. Wills
One of the rarest of the early Australian annuals, not recorded in either edition of Padwick’s “Bibliography Of Cricket”. Only 2 or 3 copies are known to be still in existence Printed by Henry Franks of Geelong. Re-bound in red buckram. Very good condition but lacking the front cover. 111 pages + advertisements.
Offers Above $10,000 (£6,000) invited by mid-September
164.The Cricket Rhymes of H.C. Coghlan Presented, with an Introduction by Irving Rosenwater
The cricket verses of an obscure Australian journalist who contributed to six issues of “The Comic Australian” in late 1911, coinciding with the M.C.C. tour. Limited edition of 60 copies, numbered and signed.
165.The Elevens of England – G. Derek West
Erudite history of the itinerant elevens of the mid-nineteenth century, notably the All England, United All-England, United South Of England and United North Of England, and their influence on the game. Includes an interesting appendix on “Fashion, Costume & Equipment”. Published in 1988. Limp-boards; 190 pages, including 30 of statistics.
166.Tony Greig 1946-2012. A Tribute
Limited edition of 200 numbered copes, signed by John Barclay, John Snow, Tony Buss, Peter Graves and John Spencer, who all contributed to the book. Published by the Sussex Cricket Museum.