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    SJS, were you able to look at PPC ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tapioca View Post
    SJS, were you able to look at PPC ?
    PPC ? What's that ?

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    By the way, I got today the first of what will surely be my two most prized (and most expensive) cricket books.

    George Beldham and CB Fry's
    Great Batsmen
    Their Methods at a Glance

    The companion volume, Great Bowlers and Fielders - Their Methods at a Glance is on its way.

    Absolutely fascinated to see the many pictures showing detailed grip, stance, all strokes of WG, Ranji and all the other greats of those years.

    Literally hundreds of plates. Worth every penny of the huge amount one has to pay for them.

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    Roger Heavens is publishing facsimiles of both these books if others are interested in getting reading copies.

    Where did you buy your copies SJS?


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    Quote Originally Posted by wisden18 View Post
    Roger Heavens is publishing facsimiles of both these books if others are interested in getting reading copies.

    Where did you buy your copies SJS?
    On the net. Over four hundred USD each

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS View Post
    PPC ? What's that ?
    Patrons, Players and the Crowd

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tapioca View Post
    Patrons, Players and the Crowd
    I have ordered it. Hasn't arrived yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS View Post
    U R welcome.
    I must tell you that the book is tightly bound making it almost impossible to scan but I will take it to a professional and ask if they can do it. I am sure some way will be found. At least we can try.
    And that is an even lovelier gesture. Many thanks.

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    Okay great news. I am able to scan it myself.
    Callay!
    Last edited by neville cardus; 24-07-2008 at 12:55 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS View Post
    By the way, I got today the first of what will surely be my two most prized (and most expensive) cricket books.
    Oddly enough, I picked up today an offering some six decennia older for what is easily the least expensive price (id est, gratis) that I have ever paid for literature. Long though I have been hunting for The Wealth of Nations, I never dreamed that I should up the 1840 edition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS View Post
    On the net. Over four hundred USD each

    If they are in good condition thats not a bad price at all

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    If they are in good condition thats not a bad price at all
    As I said, I am delighted with the books because they are worth every cent. The condition is okay. As good as over hundred year old library copies can be expected to be.

    Actually they were owned by someone till at least 1919 (from the signatures and dates from the original owner and then given to a library.

    I am really thrilled at so many action photographs of so many players from the Golden Age and beyond but equally disappointed that such a treasure is unavailable to the public at large due to some 'silly' copyright stuff.

    You dont reprint the stuff for over a hundred years, millions are denied even a glimpse of what these cricketers' strokes actually looked like and we talk of copyright. What copyright is infringed? Who is losing money? There is no money being made from these pictures anyway.

    Cricket lovers need to see for them selves how WG, Ranji, Trumper, Spooner, Noble and Denton (amongst many others) bated. How similar (and trust me in some respects more elegant and graceful) they looked than their modern counterparts. I remember someone on this forum mentioning , on seeing Trumper's famous jumping out picture (or was it Pataudi Sr.) that this could not have been anything but posed. We;; they did bat like that, many of them and the jumping out to drive did have a kind of 'spring' about it - a panther like quality.

    Fascinating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neville cardus View Post
    Oddly enough, I picked up today an offering some six decennia older for what is easily the least expensive price (id est, gratis) that I have ever paid for literature. Long though I have been hunting for The Wealth of Nations, I never dreamed that I should up the 1840 edition.
    So now you know what you need to send to me in return of my CD of scanned images of Pardon's book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neville cardus View Post
    What a lovely gesture. Yes, please.
    Did you get the files of the introduction pages I sent to you yesterday. Please confirm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS
    So now you know what you need to send to me in return of my CD of scanned images of Pardon's book.
    I have a number of bits and pieces that I think even better. When, in December, I am finally back home, I promise to rummage through my archive and send you copies of a few never-published nuggets.

    Quote Originally Posted by SJS View Post
    Did you get the files of the introduction pages I sent to you yesterday. Please confirm.
    Alack, no. Would you mind beaming them off again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by neville cardus View Post
    I have taken the liberty of mending the format. Unfortunately, as Berita's limitations preclude us from employing the indentation that your quotations demand, inverted commas have had to suffice.

    At any rate, though, it looks far better now. Well reviewed.
    You need to use html tags

    If someone tells me how it needs to look, I can fix it up



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