I: Collectors’ Items – December 2013
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|178.||BEFORE THE LIGHTS WENT OUT: THE 1912 TRIANGULAR TOURNAMENT – PATRICK FERRIDAY
A ‘lucid and penetrative study’, placing this significant cricket landmark in its ‘full enlightened historical context’. Handsomely produced, designed and illustrated limited edition. Hard-back,
with dust-jacket. 340 pages.
|179.||BRADMAN CARD ISSUES 1928-1970: A COLLECTOR’S GUIDE – JODI BRIDGES
A guide covering in detail, including photographs, all the various Bradman cards issued between 1928, when Bradman appeared on a trade card advertising Hoadley’s chocolates, to 1970. Includes cigarette and trade cards, weight tickets, advertising cards, postcards, modern issues. Well-produced limited edition of 250 copies, signed by the author.
|180.||CRICKET BALMAINIA – CLIFFORD WINNING
Comprehensive official history of the Balmain District Cricket Club between 1897 and 1980. Limited, hard-back, numbered edition of 600 copies, signed by the author.
|181.||E.W. DAWSON THE CRICKETER – TRUSTWORTHY ALLY AT THE FRONT LINE – PETER KETTLE
In-depth biography of the Leicestershire & England cricketer, who toured Australia in 1929-30 and represented England five times. Limited, signed edition of 120 copies.
|182.||FIRST-CLASS CRICKET MATCHES 1947 – (ED) PHILIP BAILEY
The latest volume in the Cricket Statistician’s series. Full scorecards of all first-class matches played worldwide in the 1946-47 and 1947 seasons, including information, such as the toss and second innings batting orders, never previously published in book form.
|183.||GENTLEMEN V. PLAYERS – P.C. STANDING
First edition, 1892, “With Introduction and history of the Contest since its origin in 1806 …. and Full Scores Of All Reported Matches”. Re-bound in excellent condition, with the original front and back covers preserved.
|184.||W.G. GRACE: COLONIAL RESPONSES ON HIS TOURS OF AUSTRALIA IN 1873-74 AND 1891-92 – BERNARD WHIMPRESS
Signed, numbered edition of 159 copies, the number representing W.G.’s highest score in Australia. Card-covers; 88 pages.
|185.||IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE: THE STORY OF THE MYTHICAL ASHES – ALF BATCHELDER /ANN RUSDEN/DAVID STUDHAM/RAY WEBSTER / KEN WILLIMAS
Impressively produced and illustrated Melbourne Cricket Club Library book, published in December 2006. Includes a large number of ‘Ashes’ cartoons produced between 1882 and 1979 and a ‘select bibliography’ of ‘Ashes’ books, magazines and brochures
|186.||NO DAZZLING DEEDS WITH BAT OR BALL: A CENTENARY HISTORY OF THE NEW SOUTH WALES CRICKET UMPIRES AND SCORERS ASSOCIATION 1913-2013 – DAVID JENKINS / RONALD CARDWELL
Standard hard-back edition $60.00
Leather-bound edition of 100 copies signed by 17 New South Wales umpires $200.00
|187.||ERIC ROWAN: THE TOUGHEST SPRINGBOK – RICK SMITH
No. 32 in the Cricket Statistician’s “Lives In Cricket” series. The first in-depth biography of one of South Africa’s finest batsmen in the first half of the twentieth century, noted for his cocky and fiercely combative approach to every match he played. 95 pages.
|188.||SOUTH AUSTRALIAN CRICKET 1880 TO 1930 – A JUBILEE RECORD – C.B. O’REILLY
Sub-titled “Full Scores of 202 Representative Matches Overseas and Interstate”. 256 pages; grey card-covers; good condition.
|189.||THE ARTHUR RICHARDSON STORY – LES R. HILL
“The Story of Arthur Richardson, of Sevenhills, A Former International Cricketer”. Limited edition of 150 copies, published in 1968. White card-covers.
|190.||THE AUSTRALIANS IN ENGLAND 1902
Fascimile reprint of the only contemporary account of the Australian tour, with a new foreword by Sir Donald Bradman together with a reprint of a pre-tour brochure. Limited edition of 250 numbered copies, signed by Bradman. Hard-back, with dust-jacket.
|191.||THE BOOK OF CRICKET: A GALLERY OF FAMOUS PLAYERS – (ED) C.B. FRY
Originally published in 1899 in 16 weekly instalments. A pictorial record and assessment of the top players of the ‘Golden Age’, now regarded as a classic. Nicely re-round in red cloth/gilt and gold lettering, with the Index bound in.
|192.||THE CRICKET QUARTERLY. A JOURNAL DEVOTED TO THE NOBLE GAME OF CRICKET – (ED) ROWLAND BOWEN
Full, unbound set of the magazine published between 1963 and 1970 (8 volumes), extolled in the 1964 Wisden as “the most scholarly periodical yet devoted to cricket”.
|193.||WIDE BAY AND BURNETT CRICKET 1864-1908 – J.R.D. MAHONEY
Scarce volume, published in 1908, surveying important events, matches and personalities in the Maryborough, Gympie and Mt. Perry Cricket Associations in central Queensland. Includes summaries and scores of matches played by Shaw & Shrewsbury’s English team in 1885, Shaw and Lilllywhite’s English team in 1887 and Trumper’s team in 1906. A re-bound copy in very good condition though lacking the original front cover and part of the back cover. 119 pages of text plus 24 pages of advertisements. Profusely illustrated.