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JOHN ARLOTT: Picture of 19th C CRICKET King Penguin 1st Ed HB DJ _ FIRST EDITION
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Item specifics

Format: Hardback with Jacket Date of Publication: 1950-Now
Non-Fiction Subject: Sports Special Attributes: 1st Edition
Language: English


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This sale is for a vintage hardback FIRST EDITION entitled “The Picture of Cricket,” by John Arlott, with 16 pages of COLOUR and black and white illustrations (13 are in COLOUR mostly from the 19th century, and 3 are vintage black and white photographs from 1880, 1905 & 1926).


It was published by Penguin Books Limited, of Harmondsworth, Middlesex, in MCMLV, is one of their wonderful vintage “King Penguin” editions, and is the 1955 FIRST EDITION (stated).


The illustrations include:


·        Miss Wicket and Miss Trigger, 1778

·        Cricket at White Conduit House, St. John’s Wood, 1784

·        Rural Sports, or a Cricket Match Extraordinary, by Thomas Rowlandson, 1811

·        Ireland’s Royal Brighton Gardens, by H. Jones, 1827

·        Surrey Players: Sherman, Caesar, Caffyn, Lockyer, by J. C. Anderson, 1852

·        A Cricket Match Between Sussex and Kent at Brighton, Post 1849

·        Cricket and Fencing Attitudes, from ‘Felix on the Bat’, 1845

·        Leg Half-Volley, by G. F. Watts, 1845

·        The Bowler: Alfred Mynn, Lithograph by G. F. Watts, 1845

·        Thomas Box, by C. J. Basebe, 1849

·        The Demon Bowler: F. R. Spofforth, by ‘Spy’, 1878

·        W. G. Grace, c.1880

·        Four Cigarette Cards: Dated 1896, 1912, 1926, & 1930 and Depicting:

o       G. Mc Gregor, Middlesex

o       Barnes

o       J. B. Hobbs, Surrey

o       J. C. White, Somerset


·        Victor Trumper, c.1905

·        Maurice Tate at Practice in 1932 and at Full Speed in 1926

·        Sir Donald Bradman, by Arthur Mailey, 1948


The book measures 7.25 inches x 4.75 inches and has 32 pages + illustrations. 


The book is in very good neat condition for its age, with minor wear/chips to the edge of the original dust-jacket (not price-clipped), a previous owner’s gift inscription at the front and a little light foxing near the covers, and no other ink or pencil markings in the book.  The binding is good with no loose or missing pages.


A wonderfully illustrated vintage FIRST EDITION.


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For UK Postage: 2nd Class/Parcels = £1.95;

or 1st Class = £2.70


European Union Postage: = 5.45 GB Pounds


Rest of the World Postage: Air Mail (Anywhere in the World) = 6.45 GB Pounds


Surface Mail (Anywhere in the World) = 6.00 GB Pounds


Unwinsbooks always obtain a proof of postage receipt from the Royal Mail.  Packages over Royal Mail size rules may be sent by courier (customer will be informed).


Goods will be WELL PACKAGED by Unwins Books and dispatched once payment has cleared.


PAYMENT FOR UK BIDDERS: By Paypal, UK cheque, or postal order. 


POSTAGE UK BIDDERS:  If you require registered post - "sign for" - then this will be an extra £1.10 per package (UK purchasers only).


PAYMENT FOR OVERSEAS BIDDERS: By Paypal Only.  Sorry, but overseas (non UK) personal checks and International Money Orders are NOT accepted due to huge bank charges.


POSTAGE OVERSEAS BIDDERS:  Please note that Surface Mail is very slow (6 to 12 weeks).

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