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Hollis & Carter, London - first edition, 1955. hardcover, 8 3/4' x 5 1/2", with dust jacket. Endpapers have 'shadows' from flaps; previous owner's details to ffep; original bookseller's label to front paste-down; sealed tears to jacket top. GOOD book in GOOD price-clipped dust jacket. Dark-green cloth bound boards with gold type to spine, photographic frontis [Walter Hammond], 7 other b&w photographs. Author Mason, a lifelong cricket enthusiast, explores the mystery of his own passionate addiction for the game. Partly autobiographical, this book tells of the great cricketers who made the game glow for him on his way to maturity - Jack Hobbs, Walter Hammond, the 1920 Surrey eleven, etc. Lovers of cricket will find here a vivid reminder of a new approach to the game as an imaginative experience, capable of profoundly influencing one's character.