• Fine Printed Books, Manuscript auction at Christies

    Sale 5829

    Fine Printed Books, Manuscripts, Traditional Sports

    23 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 15

    F.S. ASHLEY-COOPER

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    F.S. ASHLEY-COOPER
    Feats, Facts and Figures of 1904. London: Merritt and Hatcher, 1905. 8°, original green wrappers (slight rust marks from staples), later cloth portfolio. NO. 20 OF 30 SIGNED COPIES. Provenance: PRESENTATION COPY to A.J. Lancaster.

    Frst published in Cricket in nine parts between 27 October 1904 and 4 May 1905. Among many other feats, Ashley-Cooper relates how Colin Blythe delivered his first 12 overs for one run against Sussex at Tunbridge Wells, 11-13 July, 'that being all that was scored from his bowling in one hour'; in the Sussex second innings, Ranjitsinhji nevertheless scored 135 out of 179 in 125 minutes. Wynne-Thomas p. 21; Padwick 920.


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