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The Wisden Collector S Guide

Author : Jonathan Rice
ISBN : 9781408165270
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The Wisden Collector's Guide is the definitive companion to one of the world's most important sporting publications. It begins with an overview of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, introducing the original John Wisden and describing the history of the publication. The next section contains highlights and information from each of the 147 editions, including bibliographic details (page extent, price, reprints etc), excerpts from the best articles, cricketers of the year, obituaries, and noteworthy events and matches. There is also additional information of interest to collectors and historical context in the form of news 'headlines' from each year. The guide concludes with a section dedicated to the serious collector. Covering everything from reprints to rebinds and from pagination to publishers, it is a vital resource for collectors. Affording a glimpse of the cricketing and historical landscape of the last 147 years, this is an accessible and fascinating volume for cricketing fans generally and a must-have item for Wisden collectors.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Wisden Collector S Guide

Author : Jonathan Rice
ISBN : 9781408126738
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A companion to Wisden’s Almanacks that will act as a guide for fans and collectors of the Almanacks as well as cricket enthusiasts. It will include the vital statistics of each edition, noteworthy events, matches and obituaries from every year, world news for extra context, and information for the serious collector.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Notes By The Editors

Author : Jonathan Rice
ISBN : 9781472975614
Genre : History
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'The Editor of Wisden is an important personage. It is he who decides the policy of the Cricketers' Bible and cricketers the world over look to him to give a lead on all controversial problems. His is, therefore, no easy task, but Wisden has been fortunate in its editors'. That was written in 1933, and it is still true. The heart of the Almanack is the section entitled Notes By The Editor. The editor's opinions can change careers, laws – indeed every part of the game. This anthology is a brief dip into the half a million words or so that make up the annual Notes as the editors take a view of what really matters – the spirit in which cricket is played and how to keep it relevant and popular. And, of course, the weather. Throughout the Notes the Editors retain their sense of optimism and fervent love of the game, even when dealing with difficult issues such as bodyline or match-fixing, and they express their views succinctly and stylishly. As John Woodcock wrote in 1983, 'the game is never quite the same from one season to the next' and nor, indeed, are the Notes. However, as this anthology shows, the Notes are always stimulating and firmly expressed, providing an important insight into the cricket of the day.
Category: History

The Shorter Wisden 2011 2015

Author : Scyld Berry
ISBN : 9781472927330
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The Shorter Wisden is a compelling distillation of what's best in its bigger brother. Available from all major eBook retailers, Wisden's digital version includes the influential Notes by the Editor, all the front-of-book articles, reviews, obituaries and all England's Tests from the previous season. Brought together for the first time, here are the first five editions of The Shorter Wisden, distilled from the Almanacks published between 2011 and 2015.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Shorter Wisden 2012

Author : Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN : 9781408180211
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The Shorter Wisden is a compelling distillation of what's best in its bigger brother. Available from all major eBook retailers, Wisden's digital version includes the influential Notes by the Editor, all the front-of-book articles, reviews, obituaries and all England's Tests from the 2011 season.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Little Wonder

Author : Robert Winder
ISBN : 9781408192245
Genre : History
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John Wisden, at his peak known as 'The Little Wonder', was a key member of the England cricket team who in 1859 sailed across the Atlantic on the world's first overseas cricket tour. In 1864, after his retirement, Wisden published the first edition of the book that would make his name immortal. He printed 'full and accurate scores' along with indispensable facts about the Derby, the St Leger, the university rowing matches 'and other Interesting Information', including potted histories of the Wars of the Roses. The 1864 edition is now valued at anything up to £25,000, and Wisden Cricketers' Almanack has been published continuously ever since – not for nothing is it known as 'the cricketer's bible'. The Almanack has, despite some close shaves, never missed a year. In 1937 it was just 48 hours from liquidation, and in the Second World War a German bomber set fire to the company's headquarters, destroying its records. And yet somehow, the yellow (since 1938) book has retained its antique, rugged character. It is a labour-of-love collection of records for cricket obsessives, but also a hearty eccentric. It loves to count the number of wides in a season, but also delights in relating tales from far-flung pavilions. Through the telling of Wisden's story, we also glimpse the history of English, and world, cricket. The book is a window onto the game's most charismatic characters, its high points, lows and political storms. In The Little Wonder Robert Winder traces the central role the game has played in national life for so long. The book's 150th anniversary in 2013 is the ideal time to tell the extraordinary story of Wisden's – and cricket's – journey from Victorian times to the modern world. New every year, it feels as though it has been with us for ever.
Category: History

The Wisden Guide To International Cricket 2014

Author : Steven Lynch
ISBN : 9781408194737
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The Wisden Guide to International Cricket 2012 is a page-per-player guide to the world's top 200 cricketers, each with a photo, stats and written profile, plus country-by-country records.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Wisden On The Great War

Author : Andrew Renshaw
ISBN : 9781408832363
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Readers of the 1917 Wisden Cricketers' Almanack were advised by the editor, Sydney Pardon: “Its chief feature is a record of the cricketers who have fallen in the War – the Roll of Honour, so far as the national game is concerned.” By the time the conflict was over, Wisden had carried almost 1,800 obituaries. Test players like Colin Blythe were far outnumbered by men with a lesser claim to fame, as schoolboy cricketers were sent out to the battlefields fresh from their playing fields. Amid the carnage and confusion, errors inevitably crept in: names were wrong and there were cases of mistaken identity. Some mistakes have lain buried in Wisden's pages for a century: as this book discloses, three men outlived their obituary by many years. All the obituaries have been updated in Wisden on the Great War with new information about the subjects' lives and deaths, their families and memorials, and ordered by the year of death. There is a listing of the 289 men who had played first-class cricket, while the 89 who did not get an obituary in Wisden are now recognised. The book also lists for the first time the 407 first-class cricketers who were decorated for gallantry, of whom 381 survived. Among the men included is an officer who as a boy was an inspiration for J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan, and one whose agonising death on the battlefield is movingly described in Robert Graves' Goodbye to All That. These men now receive proper tribute, along with literary names that are already well-known, such as Rupert Brooke, who headed his school's bowling averages in 1906 and received an obituary in Wisden that mentioned that, at the time of his death, he 'had gained considerable reputation as a poet'. The wartime Wisdens have long been cherished by families whose relatives are commemorated in them, but the originals are scarce and command a high price. Now the lives of the men are properly celebrated, enhanced by many remarkable stories of courage and coincidence. The result is a poignant insight into the cohorts of cricketers who played the ultimate game for their country.
Category: Sports & Recreation

History Of Sport

Author : Richard William Cox
ISBN : STANFORD:36105017114468
Genre : Physical education and training
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Category: Physical education and training

A Guide To Sources

Author : Dietrich Hans Borchardt (Librarian, Germany, New Zealand, Australia)
ISBN : 094928825X
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The Wisden Book Of Test Cricket 2014 2019

Author :
ISBN : 9781472965462
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The Wisden Book of Test Cricket, first published in 1979, is well established as an invaluable and unique source of reference essential to any cricket library. This new volume includes full coverage of every Test match from late 2014 to the end of the 2019 season in England. Each Test match features Wisden's own scorecard, a detailed match report, details of debutants, close of play scores, umpires and referees, with number of appearances, and Man of the Match winners. Also included is a complete individual Test Career Records section and player index. Edited by Steven Lynch, this new volume brings collectors' libraries up to date, ensuring they have a complete and accurate record - essential for any truly self-respecting cricket enthusiast.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The London Guide

Author : HarperCollins Publishers Limited
ISBN : 0702831549
Genre : Travel
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Category: Travel

A Football Compendium

Author : Peter J. Seddon
ISBN : UOM:39015063296142
Genre : Reference
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The second edition of this indispensable guide to British (not American) football contains over 7,000 entries arranged in fourteen chapters. With greatly increased coverage of football films and music, every facet of association football from 1863 to the present is covered. Knowledgeable essays, reviews, and annotations guide the reader through the wealth of UK literature. This is a significant addition to the literature of association football, and required reading for collectors and fans of the game.
Category: Reference

The Official Price Guide To Flea Market Treasures

Author : Harry L. Rinker
ISBN : 0676601804
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Provides information on identifying, finding, and evaluating flea markets, offers buying and selling tips, and lists current prices for thousands of collectibles
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Willing S Press Guide

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ISBN : PSU:000055329378
Genre : English newspapers
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Schroeder S Antiques Price Guide

Author : Collector Books
ISBN : 1574325256
Genre : Antiques
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To celebrate the 25th anniversary edition, this volume is in full color, and includes over 50,000 listings from reliable sources, more than 500 categories of listings, history and pertinent facts, and representative photos. (Antiques & Collectibles)
Category: Antiques