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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS View Post
    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.

    Posed!!!!! What scurrilous nonsense!!

    You will undoubtedly enjoy "Great Cricketers" by George W Beldam - less a biography than a celebration of Beldam Snr's life and works. It is one of those beautifully produced folio sized editions and there is no standard edition (just a limited edition and a very limited edition)

    The publisher and at least one other dealer have copies of both available to my certain knowledge - let me know if your interested amd I will make some enquiries about the price

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    Quote Originally Posted by neville cardus View Post
    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.



    Alack, no. Would you mind beaming them off again?
    Do you know how much (in size) can your email account take by way of attachments ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
    You need to use html tags

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

    I wanted the quotes (which are in new lines already) to be in italics and with indent. Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS View Post
    Do you know how much (in size) can your email account take by way of attachments ?
    According to the message perennially displayed beneath my inbox, I am currently using 369 MB (5%) of my 6962 MB. Size should not be a problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neville cardus View Post
    According to the message perennially displayed beneath my inbox, I am currently using 369 MB (5%) of my 6962 MB. Size should not be a problem.
    Okay I will try again though at times it is the size of individual attachments it will take. I will try with one page at a time in one e mail.

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    Thou'rt a legend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neville cardus View Post
    Thou'rt a legend.
    Ok thats enough

    Now check and tell me if you got the first page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    Posed!!!!! What scurrilous nonsense!!

    You will undoubtedly enjoy "Great Cricketers" by George W Beldam - less a biography than a celebration of Beldam Snr's life and works. It is one of those beautifully produced folio sized editions and there is no standard edition (just a limited edition and a very limited edition)

    The publisher and at least one other dealer have copies of both available to my certain knowledge - let me know if your interested amd I will make some enquiries about the price
    I would be interested as well mate

    I spotted the book once, it was a 10/10 (or 5 stars) but I only had a quick peruse (law speak)
    You know it makes sense.

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    Law speak you will have to take up with Mr Zaremba Archie - its quite beyond a poor fool like me

    I shall enquire of the price of Mr Beldam's magnum opus and let you know

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    Law speak you will have to take up with Mr Zaremba Archie - its quite beyond a poor fool like me

    I shall enquire of the price of Mr Beldam's magnum opus and let you know
    Is this the one which has the smaller limitation in a size of 8?

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    500 "ordinary" ones and 48 leather bound slipcased all singing all dancing ones

    or possibly 452 and 48 - but definitely 48 of the latter

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    500 "ordinary" ones and 48 leather bound slipcased all singing all dancing ones

    or possibly 452 and 48 - but definitely 48 of the latter
    Ah yes, but of those 48, 8 special copies were produced for the Beldam family and the publishers, with an additional photograph in

    Have you got a copy of the deluxe version?

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    I stand corrected Oliver -

    I am a mere commoner - I have one of the 500 (or 452)

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    Daniel Vettori's book "Daniel Vettori - Turning Point, co written with Richard Boock" is due out on the 1st August in New Zealand.
    Will post a review when time permits.
    Unashamed Jacob Oram fan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sportychic33 View Post
    Daniel Vettori's book "Daniel Vettori - Turning Point, co written with Richard Boock" is due out on the 1st August in New Zealand.
    Will post a review when time permits.
    Looking forward to it



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