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The Jubilee Book of Cricket by Prince Ranjitsinhji

The Jubilee Book of Cricket by Prince Ranjitsinhji

by Ranjitshinhji, Prince

The Jubilee Book of Cricket by K.S. Ranjitshinhji.
Published by William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London. MDCCCXCVII (1897).  (200 x 130 x 40mm)

Dark-green covered boards with raised gilt lettering on spine. Covers slightly rubbed but firm. Internally, three pages adrift and slight soiling throughout. Pen number inside front cover. Over 100 full page photographic illustrations and diagrams throughout.
As Kumar Shri Ranjitshinhji the author played test cricket for England, first-class cricket for Cambridge University, and county cricket for Sussex. Often known as Ranji, he is regarded by many as one of the greatest batsmen of all time. Unorthodox in technique and with fast reactions, he brought a new style to batting and revolutionized the game. He invented and popularized the leg glance. Maharaja Jam Saheb was ruler of the Indian princely state of Nawanagar. from 1907 to 1933, and was later Chancellor of the Indian Chamber of Princes and represented India at the League of Nations.

The book describes training and outfitting for cricket, batting, bowling, fielding, umpiring, captaincy and different cricket matches. It is a comprehensive, well-illustrated book on cricket.

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(Antique prints of Vanity Fair cricketer caricatures are available from Antique Prints - Sport - Sporting.)

Stock Number: B500crickJBPrice: $200.00