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I: Collectors’ Items – June 2013

I:     Collectors’ Items – June 2013

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146.Blackpool Cricket Club’s Bolivian Spy Wicket-Keeper Roy Sheffield, formerly Essex C.C.C. – Gerry Wolstenholme
Published earlier this year in a limited edition of 10 copies, each copy signed and numbered by the author. Card-covers; A-4 size; 17 pages;
147.Clem Hill’s 365 at Adelaide – Bernard Whimpress
Full account of the match between South Australia and New South Wales in December 1900 when Clem Hill made the highest first-class score at that time in Australian Cricket. Limited, numbered edition of 100 copies signed by the author. Card-covers; 8 pages.
148.Cricket Brawl – The 1912 Dispute – Rick Smith
First full-length book devoted to ‘The Great Australian Row’, a ‘battle of strength between the administrators and players for the control of Australian cricket’. The appendix contains photo-copies of the six scarce pamphlets issued by the parties in the dispute. Published in 1995 in a signed, numbered edition of 225 copies. 178 pages; card-covers.
149.Devon Cricketers 1859 – 2012 – Tony Percival
The latest in the Cricket Statistician’s series on minor counties. Biographical
details and career figures for all Devon players to appear in the Minor Counties Championship.
150.First-Class Cricket in Pakistan 1947-48 to 1974-75 – Abid Ali Kazi
Set of five hard-back volumes containing the full scorecards of all domestic first-class matches played in Pakistan during the period and short descriptions of the matches, with averages and up-dated career figures at the end of each season.
151.From Country to Comets: 75 years of A.C.T. Cricket – Adam Morehouse
Massive volume containing the full scores of all except nine of the matches played by teams in the Australian Capital Territory from 1922-23 to 1997-98. Also a ‘player index’ and a list of the A.C.T. first-class cricketers. Signed, numbered edition of 50 copies. 746 pages.
152.Guide to James Lillywhite’s Cricketers’ Annual – G. Derek West
An essential book for collectors of the longest-lived of the three Lillywhite publications, it is divided into two parts, the first devoted to the bibliographic aspect, the second an explanatory index of the contents. Limited, signed edition, published in 1993. Fawn card-covers
153.A.N. Hornby: The Boss – Stuart Brodkin
No. 29 in the Cricket Statistician’s ‘Lives In Cricket’ series. Full-length biography of a sporting legend in England, perhaps best remembered as the captain who lost to the Australians in the Oval Test of 1882 and as one of the central figures in the ‘Sydney Riot’ of 1879. 124 pages.
154.Padwick’s Bibliography of Cricket: Volume 11- (Ed) Stephen Eley / Peter Griffiths
Covers works – books, magazines, brochures – published between 1980 and 1989. Also listed are 816 items published prior to 1980 and not recorded in Volume 1. Foreward by John Arlott. Hard–back edition of 750 copies. 251 pages.
155.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.
156.Ranji: A Centenary Album – (Ed) Vasant Raiji
Indian production brought out in 1972 to commemorate the centenary of Ranji’s birth. Lavishly illustrated, it provides an anthology of writings about Ranji, a section on technique by Ranji besides editorial and statistical chapters. Gold card-covers & a spiral spine.
157.Something Uncommon in the Flight – Max Bonnell
“The Life of J.J. Ferris”, Australia’s first match-winning left-arm bowler who formed the country’s first great bowling partnership with C.T.B. Turner in the 1880’s and 1890’s. Limited edition of 125 signed, numbered copies. Paper-back; 138 pages.
158.The The Australian Team of 1899 – J.N. Pentelow
Very rare item published before the tour by the “Cricket Press”. Handsomely re-bound. in full green antique rexine with gold lettering on the front and spine. Good condition but with several pages best described as ‘frail’.OFFERS ABOVE $300 invited by June 17th
159.The Book of Cricket: A Gallery of Famous Players – (Ed) C.B. Fry
A pictorial record and assessment of the top players of the ‘Golden Age’, now regarded as a classic.
Originally published in 1899 in 16 weekly instalments. Nicely re-bound in red cloth/gilt and gold lettering with the Index bound in.
160.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.
161.The Grand Matches of Cricket Played in England From 1771 to 1791 – W. Epps
Facsimile reprint of one of the earliest and rarest cricket books, first published in 1799, with a new frontispiece and an erudite introduction by David Rayvern Allen.