I: Collectors Cricket Books – October 2014
At Roger Page Cricket Books we stock a superior range of collectors cricket books on a range of subjects relating to cricket, cricket history, famous and well known cricket players.
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|147.||W.E. ASTILL: ALL-ROUNDER DEBONAIR – A.R. LITTLEWOOD No. 36 in the Cricket Statistician’s ‘Lives In Cricket’ series. In-depth biography of the ‘best-loved’ of all Leicestershire cricketers, who achieved the 20,000 runs/2000 wickets double during the inter- war period and won 9 Test caps for England.. Card-covers 190 pages.||35.00|
|148.||BLIGHTED LIVES: THE STORY OF HARRY AND ALBERT TROTT – RICK SMITH
Biographies of the two Australian brothers of the ‘Golden Age’, Harry a noteworthy Test captain, Albert for a few years the world’s best all-rounder. But triumph turned to tragedy as mental illness caused Harry to be placed in a lunatic asylum and Albert to commit suicide. Limited, signed, numbered, hard-back edition of 150 copies published in 2010.
|149.||BRADMAN’S WALK TO GLORY: AN INNOCENT MISATTRIBUTION – BERNARD WHIMPRESS
Dissertation on the 99 framed, signed ‘Bradman’s Walk To Glory’ portraits produced in 1997 and advertised as ‘the quintessential collectible in the international world of cricket’. Signed, numbered edition of 169 copies. (12 page booklet with attractive laminated cover.)
|150.||WILLIAM CLARKE – THE OLD GENERAL – PETER WYNNE-THOMAS
No. 37 in the Cricket Statistician’s ‘Lives In Cricket’ series, …. the tale of a man who, like Kerry Packer, singlehandedly changed the face of the known cricket world’ after setting up the All-England Eleven as a commercial enterprise in 1846, hiring the best players of the day and travelling like a circus around Britain to play fixtures. Card-covers; 140 pages.
|151.||FELIX AND THE ELEVEN OF ENGLAND – GERALD BRODRIBB
2002 publication based on the diaries of Nicholas Wanostrocht, guiding light to William Clarke’s cricket travelling teams of the mid-nineteenth century. Superbly produced limited edition of 250 de-luxe hard-back copies, each signed by Ted Dexter, Hubert Doggart, who contributed the Foreward and I.E.Wanostrocht, a direct descendant of Felix.
|152.||FIRST-CLASS CRICKET MATCHES 1949 – (ED) PHILIP BAILEYThe latest volume in the Cricket Statistician’s series. Full scorecards of all first-class matches played worldwide in the 1948-49 and 1949 seasons, including information, such as the toss and second innings batting and bowling orders, never previously published in book form. Card-covers; 392 pages. Due early October.||60.00|
|153.||GOOGLIES – TALES FROM A TEST CRICKETER’S FIREPLACE H.V. HORDERN
Entertaining book of memoirs about cricket and cricketers by the first major leg-spin and googly bowler to play Test cricket for Australia. Published in 1932. Limited edition of “100 numbered copies in art leather, with a proof before letters of Tom Glover’s jacket bound in”.
Signed by the author.
Offers above $300 invited by October 17th
|154.||GREAT CRICKET MATCHES 1772-1830 – KEITH WARSOP
Detailed information about the games classified by the Cricket Statisticians as ‘great’ during this period, including a biographical register and career figures of all the players. Card-covers; 67 pages.
|155.||IMPERIAL CRICKET – (ED) P.F. WARNER
Copy number 295 of the ‘Subscribers’ Edition of 900 copies, published in 1912. Heavyweight
volume with over 500 pages – much of it written by Ashley-Cooper – and 83 plates. Bound in
full red Morocco, all edges gilt. Excellent condition. A comprehensive history of cricket
as played throughout the empire.
|156.||POST PADWICK: THE GIBBS EXTENSION OF PADWICK’S BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CRICKET 1990-2006 – STEPHEN GIBBSBibliographical listing of 7049 entries published after 1989 through to the end of 2006, the volume comprises 628 A4 pages double columned, presented in a robust perfect bind to allow regular use. Limited, number, signed edition of 120 copies.||180.00|
|157.||SOME STATISTICS CONCERNING CRICKET CASUALTIES (SHOWING BATSMEN STRUCK BY BOWLERS IN TEST MATCHES BETWEEN ENGLAND AND AUSTRALIA)
Very rare booklet published by the Australian Broadcasting Commission soon after the Bodyline series in 1933, ‘from records compiled by R.H. Campbell’. 28 pages; good condition.
Offers above $500 invited by October 17th
|158.||STEVE WAUGH’S WEST INDIES TOUR DIARY (1995)
‘Special’ leather-bound edition, limited to 531 copies, equal to the number of runs scored by
Australia in their only innings of the 4th and deciding Test of the series. Signed by Waugh.
|159.||STODDY’S MISSION – THE FIRST GREAT ASHES SERIES 1894-95 – DAVID FRITH
Hard-back edition of 100 numbered copies, signed by the author.
|160.||THE AUSTRALIAN CRICKETERS’ TOUR THROUGH AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND AND GREAT BRITAIN IN 1878 – P.E. REYNOLDS
Facsimile reprint of the scarce contemporary account of the Australian tour of England in 1878, the team led by David Gregory and including such legendary players as Fred Spofforth, Jack Blackham, Billy Murdoch and Tom Horan. Orginally published in Sydney, this 1980 edition, limited to 150 hard back, numbered copies, contains a new Introduction and a photograph of the Australian cricketers. Excellent condition.
|161.||THE PADWICK “BIBLIOGRAPHY” – ITS GENESIS IRVING ROSENWATERBooklet published in 2002, the 25th anniversary of the publication of ‘A Bibliography of Cricket’ compiled by E.W. Padwick, a landmark volume which revolutionised the world of the serious collector. Limited edition of 75 signed and numbered copies. Yellow card-covers.||200.00|