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ARLOTT, John (Leslie Thomas John), 1914-1991 : THE ECHOING GREEN : CRICKET STUDIES.

ARLOTT, John (Leslie Thomas John), 1914-1991 : THE ECHOING GREEN : CRICKET STUDIES.

London : Longmans, Green & Co., (1952). First edition. Essays on various aspects of cricket, including county cricket, the test grounds, and some individual players - Godfrey Evans, Len Hutton, Keith Miller, Wilfred Wooller, and others.
Post 8vo (21cm). x,(166)pp. Original boards; mild spotting of edges and endpapers, but a very good copy in the R. A. Maynard dust-jacket - price-clipped, lightly worn and slightly soiled. Padwick 6643.

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ARLOTT, John (Leslie Thomas John), 1914-1991 : FRED : PORTRAIT OF A FAST BOWLER.

ARLOTT, John (Leslie Thomas John), 1914-1991 : FRED : PORTRAIT OF A FAST BOWLER.

London : Eyre & Spottiswoode, (1971). First edition. Arlott on the immortal Fred Trueman (1931-2006) - with complete career statistics compiled by Bill Frindall.
Demy 8vo. 192pp. Photo plates. Original boards; some spotting of edges, but a very good copy in a lightly sunned, slightly nicked and price-clipped dust-jacket. Contemporary (Christmas 1971) gift inscription on front free endpaper.

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ARLOTT, John (Leslie Thomas John), 1914-1991 : GONE TO THE TEST MATCH : PRIMARILY AN ACCOUNT OF THE TEST SERIES OF 1948.

ARLOTT, John (Leslie Thomas John), 1914-1991 : GONE TO THE TEST MATCH : PRIMARILY AN ACCOUNT OF THE TEST SERIES OF 1948.

London : Longmans, Green & Co., (1949). First edition. Arlott on the summer of 1948 - Bradman and his Australian tourists, with accounts of the matches and vibrant pen-portraits of the players - "Of the 1948 Australian wicket-keeper [Don Tallon], the surname tells everything - instinctively prehensile, naturally predatory".
Crown 8vo (20cm). 192pp. Photo plates. Original cloth; just a touch sunned; a few edge spots, but a very good copy in a lightly used dust-jacket - slightly worn at extremities. Padwick 5078.

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DAFT, Richard, 1835-1900 : KINGS OF CRICKET : REMINISCENCES AND ANECDOTES WITH HINTS ON THE GAME.

DAFT, Richard, 1835-1900 : KINGS OF CRICKET : REMINISCENCES AND ANECDOTES WITH HINTS ON THE GAME.

Bristol : J. W. Arrowsmith, [1893]. First edition. An entertaining, wide-ranging and copiously illustrated memoir from Richard Daft of Nottinghamshire and England, whose first-class career extended from 1857 to 1891 - with material on Fuller Pilch, Alfred Mynn, the golden days of the All England XI, William Caffyn, George Parr, John Lillywhite, Tom Hearne, John Wisden, W. G. Grace, touring Canada and the USA, Alfred Shaw, Arthur Shrewsbury, William Gunn, George Lohmann and many more, with portraits of all the leading players, and team photographs of the English teams to America 1859 and Australia 1864, the 1878 Australians, Daft's Canadian team 1879, etc.
Crown 8vo (19cm). xiv,274,[vi]pp - including integral endpapers. Numerous portraits, illustrations, etc. Original cloth gilt; mild spotting and tanning of edges and endpapers; front endpaper neatly rejointed, but a very good and bright copy.

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HOYLE, Edmond, 1672-1769 : HOYLE'S GAMES IMPROVED;  BEING PRACTICAL TREATISES ON WHIST, QUADRILLE, PIQUET, CHESS, BACK-GAMMON, DRAUGHTS, CRICKET, TENNIS, QUINZE, HAZARD, LANSQUENET, BILLIARDS, AND GOFF OR GOLF ...

HOYLE, Edmond, 1672-1769 : HOYLE'S GAMES IMPROVED; BEING PRACTICAL TREATISES ON WHIST, QUADRILLE, PIQUET, CHESS, BACK-GAMMON, DRAUGHTS, CRICKET, TENNIS, QUINZE, HAZARD, LANSQUENET, BILLIARDS, AND GOFF OR GOLF ...

London : for J. F. & C. Rivington ; T. Payne & Son ; R. Baldwin and others, 1790. An important eighteenth-century edition of Hoyle, revised by Charles Jones - and including for the first time a section on "Goff, or Golf" - "Light Balls are used when playing with the wind, and heavy ones against it". Although compressed into the last few pages of the book, this would appear to be the first extended description of golf in any work of this kind. Also included are sections on cricket (the Star and Garter Rules of 1774), tennis ("a net hangs across the middle"), billiards, etc., as well as whist, chess, backgammon, etc.
Crown 12mo (161 x 91mm). viii,290,[ii]pp. Two plates (billiards). Bound in a robust modern (late twentieth-century) full pigskin; red morocco title label, a few very minor marks; one leaf slightly nicked, but a very good, clean, crisp and attractive copy. Donovan & Murdoch 330. ESTC T87522.

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TEMPANY, G.H., (Greville Herbert), 1885-1966 : THE EIGHT DAYS' FEUD.

TEMPANY, G.H., (Greville Herbert), 1885-1966 : THE EIGHT DAYS' FEUD.

London : Thomas Nelson & Sons, [1952]. Second edition. A schoolboy story with a cricketing theme from G. H. Tempany, himself a schoolmaster. Originally published in 1929.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 96pp. Original boards; endpapers a little tanned, but a very good copy in a dust-jacket by Reginald Heade (1901-1957) - the jacket just lightly worn at tips, with a sprinkling of spots on the lower panel.

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WORSLEY-GOUGH, Barbara (Barbara Kathleen), 1903-1961 : ALIBI INNINGS.

WORSLEY-GOUGH, Barbara (Barbara Kathleen), 1903-1961 : ALIBI INNINGS.

London : Michael Joseph, (1954). First edition. Her first murder mystery - murder before cricket.
Crown 8vo (20cm). (240)pp. Original black boards, blocked and lettered in gilt; very good in the original Freda Nichols dust-jacket - a design in green, pink, khaki and black on white - with a faint inked date on spine, but otherwise just very slightly nicked and fingered.

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