The Cricketers of Vanity Fair.
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Cloth, large 8vo, 32 cm, 112 pp, 44 colour plates. From the blurb: "Vanity Fair was published every week between November 1868 and January 1914, and during that time it was probably the most successful and discussed magazine of the age. Its startling comments on society, politics, fashion and other important matters of the day by distinguished journalists appealed not only to Victorian and Edwardian high society, but also to contemporary New York society, and the addition of colour cartoons assured the overwhelming, success of the magazine. These cartoons, accompanied by a biographical note, give a vivid glimpse of outstanding figures in the public eye over a period of nearly fifty years. This was a period when not only statesmen, industrialists and scientists were making their mark on the world, but when the game of cricket became an international sport, with heroes whose names are still well remembered today. Masters of the game like W.G. Grace, Bernard Bosanquet (the father of Reginald), Frederick Spofforth and Alfred Lyttelton are now for the first time seen together in the immortal caricatures of artists such as 'Spy' and 'Ape'. Russell March has collected forty of Vanity Fair's cricketing cartoons, all in colour, and each with its original biographical note as it appeared in the magazine. In addition, he discusses their lives and careers, setting them in the context of the development of the game both in Britain and abroad, and includes comprehensive details of their batting and bowling averages, overseas tours and county matches. John Arlott, the great cricketing commentator, introduces the reader to this fascinating record of the great days of cricket, and has added a complete list of all the cricketers depicted in the magazine. This book presents a unique collection of colour plates and a reference text invaluable to all lovers of the great game of cricket." Contents : Introduction; 1 The Magazine; 2 The Cartoons and the Cartoonists; 3 Cricketers and Others; 4 Cricket in England; 5 The Australian Connection; 6 New Zealand; 7 Southern Africa; 8 India; 9 United States; 10 The Amateurs; 11 The Professionals; 12 Those of Great Influence. The Cartoons. Appendix I: Artists and their Pseudonyms; Appendix II : Vanity Fair Cricketers; Appendix III: First-class Careers; Appendix IV : Vanity Fair Cricketers : MCC Tours and Presidents. Author's Note. Very Good in used and slightly edgeworn dustwrapper. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE-12176
Titel: The Cricketers of Vanity Fair.
Verlag: Webb & Bower, Exeter, first edition, 1982
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