“W. G.” Cricketing Reminiscences and Personal Recollections - W. G. Grace 1899 - James Bowden, London - First Edition ‘I should like to say that good batsmen are born, not made; but my long experience comes up before me, and tells me that it is not so.’

Profusely illustrations, with over eighty mostly photographic plates including one of the great beard himself, the first man ever to score 1,000 runs in one month, and this at the age of 46.

Grace was still playing Test cricket into his 50s, and on his 58th birthday, after scoring 74, he laid his bat down on the pavilion table and declared, ‘There. I shan’t play any more’.
  Written in collaboration with Arthur Porritt.

Reference: Padwick,
Bibliography of Cricket 7583.

Octavo (20 x 13.5 cm). pp. xx 524 [31 (publisher’s ads)]. In publisher’s blue cloth, spine and front board lettered in white, illustration stamped to front board.
  Condition: Very good, edges of front and rear board rubbed, light sun toning to spine, inner hinges starting.   Ref: 108743   Price: HK$ 1,600