Lord’s: The Home of Cricket – The Illustrated History by Niall Edworthy lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Virgin, 1999, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Photographs;
From the cover: Lords is the Mecca of cricket, the undisputed spiritual home of the game. It is crickets elite venue, its physical seat of power and a national treasure. Every great cricketer in the history of the game has passed through its gates. It is home to MCC, who governed every aspect of the game for 180 years, transforming cricket from a crude rustic pastime into a highly sophisticated sport which became the national game.
Lords: The Home of Cricket is a chronological celebration of Lords from the very first game on 31st May 1787 right up to the present day. Cataloguing the extraordinary matches, heroic innings and great bowling performances as well as the behind-the-scenes politics, this book is a fascinating record of the events and incidents that have shaped the history of MCC, England and the game of cricket itself.
Lords: The Home of Cricket is fully illustrated with reproductions of paintings, illustrations and memorabilia from the archives of the MCC, along with images ranging from ancient portraits to some of the best modern-day action photography.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine.
256 pages. Index. Bibliography. 12″ x 8½”.
This book will be listed, sooner or later, for £6.50 on my delightful website… (added to my Sport Cricket category.) but get 50% off buying from my blog… below…