I: Collectors’ Items – October 2013
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|178.||A GUIDE TO “CRICKET: A WEEKLY RECORD OF THE GAME” – TONY LAUGHTON
Fascinating, well-researched account of an important early cricket magazine and its ‘eventful life’ between 1882 and 1914. Due early October.
|179.||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.
|180.||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.
|181.||AUSTRALIAN CRICKET TEAMS IN ENGLAND: A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE FIFTEEN TOURS – J.N. PENTELOW
Supplement to The Marvel of June 4th, 1921. 16 pages. Handsomely re-bound in black buckram.
Contains the clear ink signatures of the 18 players in the M.C.C. team who toured Australia in 1954-55 plus the Australian 12 chosen for the second Test Match of the series in Sydney. Also 4 members of the Indian touring party in England, 1952.
Offers Above $200 invited by October 16th
|183.||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 cards 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.
|184.||DOUBLE HEADERS – KEITH WALMSLEY
Examines in detail all the occasions from around the world when a county, state or province has been engaged in two first-class matches at the same time, 43 of them in Australia, the last occurring in January 1957. New Cricket Statistician’s publication.
|185.||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.
|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
|188.||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.
|189.||SOUTH AUSTRALIAN CRICKETER’S GUIDE, SEASON 1876-77 (ED) W.O. WHITRIDGE
First edition of a very rare Australian annual printed by E.S.Wigg & Son. 60 pages. Original stiff- card covers intact, though somewhat faded; spine re-backed and new end-papers.
Offers Above $4,500 invited by the end of October
|190.||SPORTSWRITING: A PERSONAL JOURNEY – BERNARD WHIMPRESS
Limited, signed, numbered edition of 100 copies. 120 pages
|191.||THE DON vs. THE REST – ALF JAMES
Up-dated, paper-back edition of the 2006 volume. Includes the scorecards of all 350 non-first-class matches plus a list of the 300+ payers who appeared in them. Limited, signed edition of 30 copies.
|192.||THE MINOR COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIP 1907 – (ED) JULIAN LAWTON SMITH
13th edition of The Cricket Statistician’s series. Includes full scorecards for every match in 1907 plus end-of-season and career averages & detailed biographical information on the players. 175 pages.
|193.||TRUMPER TRIUMPHANT – GERRY WOLSTENHOLME
The full story of Victor Trumper’s 150 against an English X1 at Blackpool in August 1909, his final first-class century in England. The book also contains biographical information on Trumper both before and after the 1909 tour. Limited, numbered, hard-back edition of 150 copies, signed by the author. 90 pages, including 6 of photographs.
|194.||VIC’S BOYS: AUSTRALIA IN SOUTH AFRICA 1935-36 – BRIAN BASSANO / RICK SMITH
A full record of the tour, copiously illustrated with photographs and cartoons. Limited edition of 300 copies, signed by both authors.