Close to Cricket- An Autobiography
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Book Description Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. wear, browning and scuff marks to jacket, dent to corner of boards, spotting to pages fore-edges, pages in good condition, shipped from the UK. Bookseller Inventory # 178/NH/355H
Book Description Stanley Paul, 1968. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 034648
Book Description Stanley Paul First VG/VG edgewear 152pp 15 b/w illustrations 8 5 x 5 5 350g, 1968. In August 1967, English cricket ws hit by the Close controversy.Not since Douglas Jardine and the 1932/3 bodyline series had an English cricket captain faced such a storm of abuse as did Brian Close.On the eve of the final test against Pakistan, Clsoe was censured for alleged unfair play. Here Close tells his side of the story. Bookseller Inventory # 4244
Book Description Stanley Paul, 1968. Book Condition: Good. Flat Signed with 'Best Wishes' by Brian Close at half title. DJ is quite toned to the surface with a few small nick tears - some tone marks to inner jacket. Clean content with some tone marks to endpapers/page ends. Bookseller Inventory # 9999-9994266332
Book Description Stanley Paul, 1968. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. This is a signed, fine, first edition first impression hardback in a near fine dust wrapper. There are no marks or inscriptions of any kind. The only writing is the distinctive signature of the late Mr Close, together with the greeting “best wishes”, to the title page. The text block is tight white and square with very minor spots of age toning to the top. The light purple boards are immaculate as is the gilt lettering to the spine. The unclipped dust wrapper is complete but shows evidence of being handled unsympathetically resulting in rubbing and edge rippling. There is no colour loss. The original price of 25/- remains. The dust wrapper is now protected by a removable, acid free acetate sleeve. Mr Close is one of cricket’s most controversial characters. This, his first attempt at an autobiography, centres upon his first clash with authority when he was accused of cheating in a county game and removed as captain of England. Unbeknown to Mr Close and his readers at the time many more incidents of controversy were to follow. What cannot be doubted, however, is his courage under fire and his natural brilliance as a sportsman. The images you see are high resolution scans of the actual book you will receive. It will be dispatched via The Royal Mail in protective packaging. We do not charge postage to buyers within the UK. We offer a 7 day no quibble full refund if the item is not as described and shown. Extra scans are available on request. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 11038