I: Collectors’ Items – June 2014
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|171.||A GUIDE TO “CRICKET”: A WEEKLY RECORD OF THE GAME – TONY LAUGHTON
Fascinating, well-researched account of an important early cricket periodical published
annually between 1882 and 1914 Covers the contents of the magazine, its contributors and its
commercial progress and problems.
|172.||AUCKLAND CRICKET 1901-1945: THE MIDDLE YEARS – JIM ALLNATT
The second volume in the series recording the history of Auckland cricket ‘focussing on the people involved through photographs & pen-portraits’. Includes the full scorecards of every representative match along with a brief report. 330 pages + index and introductory pages.
|173.||CRICKET’S GREAT CHARACTERS: A SERIES OF CHARACTER ESSAYS ON CECIL PARKIN, GEORGE GUNN, ‘PATSY’ HENDREN, ARTHUR MAILEY, CHARLIE HARRIS & FRED TRUEMAN – GORDON ROSS
Quality 1977 publication, issued in a signed and numbered edition of 300 copies.
|174.||CRICKET RECORDS – R.H. CAMPBELL
“A Book of Test Match Statistics and a Record of all centuries made in Representative Cricket in Australia previous to the season 1928-29”. 40 pages; brown card-covers; autographed.
|175.||CRICKET’S MYSTERY MAN – BILL FRANCIS
“The Story of Sydney Gordon Smith”, one of the world’s greatest all-rounders in the first quarter of the twentieth century, who toured England with the West Indies in 1906 and represented M.C.C. and New Zealand in unofficial Test Matches. Limited edition of 150 signed copies; 97 pages.
A full-length reprinting of the contemporary newspaper report of the Canterbury XV’s famous victory over the 1878 Australian X1, which included Spofforth, soon to acquire the nickname of “The Demon”. A hand-set, hard-back volume limited to 225 numbered copies, published in 1980.
|177.||EAST MELBOURNE CRICKET CLUB – ITS HISTORY 1860 TO 1910 JUBILEE YEAR – ALFRED E. CLARKE
Scarce hard-back volume, published in 1910, written by a prominent administrator of the Club from 1858 to 1903 assisted by C.S.Carr & Frank Laver.Very good condition.
|178.||FIRST-CLASS CRICKET IN AUSTRALIAN – RAY WEBSTER Volume 1 – 1850-51 to 1941-42 Volume 2 – 1945-46 to 1976-77 The most important reference books ever published on Australian cricket, including full scores of all 1880 first-class matches, seasonal summaries and a biographical register of all the players. Handsomely-produced hard-back editions, each signed by the author.||150.00|
Two-page handwritten letter from Jack Hobbs to an Australian correspondent, dated September 15th, 1946, in which he conveys ‘my salutations to Bill Whitty’ and expresses his desire ‘for another trip to Australia, together with my wife’.
|180.||MARRICKVILLE’S GRANDEST DAY LYALL GARDNER ET.AL.
Trade edition of 153 copies
Limited edition of 23 copies, signed by the co-authors and two survivors of the match, Harold Stapleton & Harry Lenertz.The historic Sydney Grade cricket final of 1943-44 when Marrickville defeated the St.George team, captained by Bill O’Reilly.
|181.||NORTH V. SOUTH TASMANIAN CRICKET’S CIVIL WAR – RICK SMITHIn-depth study of the long series of intra-state contests played between April 1850 and November 1977, with full scorecards and summaries of all 175 matches, individual and team photographs of high quality, a statistical appendix and a player index. Limited edition of 200 signed, numbered copies.||35.00|
|182.||THE DON: A BIBLIOGRAPHICAL & REFERENTIAL JOURNEY STEPHEN GIBBS
Exhaustive listing of articles, monographs, books, forewards & introductions etc. by and about Sir Donald Bradman. Published in 2005, the book’s main purpose was to guide readers to primary sources of information on Australia’s greatest batsman. An appendix includes a list of speeches, interviews and recordings of Bradman. 175 pages; spiral bound.
|183.||THE HISTORY OF A HUNDRED CENTURIES W.G. GRACE
1895 publication, edited by William Yardley. Re-bound, with original covers intact.
|184.||THE LIFE AND TIMES OF H.S.L.T. HENDRY – RONALD CARDWELL / THOS. HODGSONIn-depth biography of the accomplished New South Wales and Victorian all-rounder of the 1920’s and 1930’s who toured England with the Australian teams of 1921 and 1926 and played in 11 Tests. Privately printed in 1984 in an edition of 325 copies, each signed by Hendry and by Bill O’Reilly, who contributed the foreward to the book. 137 pages; over 40 illustrations.||200.00|
|185.||WAIHOLA WILLOW – ROB FRANKS
One of the most detailed accounts of a tour ever written. Handsomely bound volume, published in 1994 in a limited, numbered edition of 100 copies, each signed by the author.
|186.||WARWICK ARMSTRONG – RADCLIFFE GRACE
Biography of the famous Australian Test captain and all-rounder, “written and produced in a limited edition of 350 numbered copies” in 1975. Signed by the author. Statistics compiled by Mervyn Shaw. 80 pages; stiff card-covers.