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    Anything by Frith, Arlott and Batchelor is worth reading

    The other stuff is more variable - we did a series of articles in the review section called 'The Ashes in Print' you might find useful

    I'd also recommend you don't touch Pavilion Library reprints or Sportsman's Book Club or Readers Union editions or anything without a dust jacket - the first editions shouldn't be any more expensive
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    Oh, what's wrong with Sportsman's Book Club editions? Are they abridged, or prone to typos, or something? (I have a dozen or so, but they were all fairly cheap second-hand copies so I'm not going to care too much).

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewB View Post
    Oh, what's wrong with Sportsman's Book Club editions? Are they abridged, or prone to typos, or something? (I have a dozen or so, but they were all fairly cheap second-hand copies so I'm not going to care too much).
    I'm just a sad bastard who's precious about first editions and dust jackets

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    The problem I've got over here is sourcing them! I can only find a very limited number of quasi-local options for older cricket books, unfortunately


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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    I'm just a sad bastard who's precious about first editions and dust jackets
    Love first editions too. Should probably start collecting them more seriously. I am focussing on reading what I have for the time being though as far as cricket books are concerned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    The problem I've got over here is sourcing them! I can only find a very limited number of quasi-local options for older cricket books, unfortunately
    Wow, really? England is one of the best places for cricket books in the world. You get them cheapest there. You can even buy 'a lot' of books for extremely cheap on ebay uk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pratters View Post
    Wow, really? England is one of the best places for cricket books in the world. You get them cheapest there. You can even buy 'a lot' of books for extremely cheap on ebay uk.
    Sadly for Dan he's been banished to the colonies

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    I'm just a sad bastard who's precious about first editions and dust jackets
    I completely sympathise with this viewpoint, but for cricket books I'm generally just concerned with the contents

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewB View Post
    I completely sympathise with this viewpoint, but for cricket books I'm generally just concerned with the contents
    You clearly haven't yet reached the advanced stage of bibliophilia yet - keep taking the medication!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    Sadly for Dan he's been banished to the colonies
    Quote Originally Posted by Pratters View Post
    Wow, really? England is one of the best places for cricket books in the world. You get them cheapest there. You can even buy 'a lot' of books for extremely cheap on ebay uk.
    Agreed. Which is why I source them from UK through Abebooks
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    I found an autograph book in an antique store this morning. It features almost every South African cricketer of the Fifties, together with virtually every touring party to the country that decade. Bargain of a lifetime: It cost me the equivalent of forty quid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neville cardus View Post
    I found an autograph book in an antique store this morning. It features almost every South African cricketer of the Fifties, together with virtually every touring party to the country that decade. Bargain of a lifetime: It cost me the equivalent of forty quid.
    Post some pics then

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    Currently holiday, Fred. Will get on it as soon as I can.

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    'Thommo - how quick was he?' | The Cricket Monthly | ESPN Cricinfo

    Extract from a new book by Ian Brayshaw about Lillee and Thomson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neville cardus View Post
    Currently holiday, Fred. Will get on it as soon as I can.
    Poor excuse



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