Title: Cricket Country. First Edition.
Publisher:  Collins, London, 1944,
Seller ID: 98982
BLUNDEN, Edmund. Cricket Country. London: Collins, 1944. First Printing. Pp. (4),5-224. 8vo, brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "Edmund Blunden, who has long won admiration with his short studies on the game of cricket, has been reluctant to attempt what has been termed 'a cricket book', and the present volume is not a cricket book in the ordinary meaning of the word. Its central scene is the cricket field, it has many reminiscences and reflections upon that scene and its actors and actions -- from the greatest to the least; but the writer's imagination ranges widely round the ground into a rich variety of things which have interested him, and the music of life wherein pastime and recreation and the unofficial hours play so importanta part. As the early years of the writer were passed where the glories and graces of cricket were almost as native to the place as the rivers and hil ls, that is the continual background; but it recedes in many passages of exploration of all sorts; and while the lover of cricket will find the chapters particularly devoted to the game worthy of his perusal, those who know little of it will be allured by the dream of life which is seen to include all such games and tourneyings." - from the dust jacket. Binding starting between pp. 16-17, previous owner's acquisition note inked to ffep, else verygood in nicked, hingeworn, unclipped dust jacket. 20.00