The Greatest Game Ever Played . New Zealand v Wales 16 December 1905 SIGNED LIMITED Edition of 500 Copies Only

By: Grant, Philip J.

Price: £125.00

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Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


In Fine red cloth boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. The head/tail of the spine are lightly 'pushed in' due to storage but o/w very clean, tight and bright. VERY slight pale toning to the page edges - negligible. All hinges tight. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket which is lightly creased to the top edge o/w Fine. The d/j is now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and looks Fine. Produced for the Centenary of this important match. A SIGNED LIMITED Edition of 500 copies only - this is number 451. Signed and numbered by the Author in ink on the title page. ALSO signed on an oddly half cut off, front free endpaper by DELME THOMAS 9/3 - with a small neat note underneath stating that the book was autographed by Delme Thomas (9/3 Score! ) at Carmarthen on the 12-1-19. Delme is a former rugby union player who became one of Wales' best known rugby players in the 1960s and 1970s. He joined Llanelli RFC in 1961 and was the team's captain when they won the league in the 1972-73 season and was also the captain when Llanelli beat a touring All Blacks team in 1972. (8) + 199 pp. Illustrated throughout with mainly b/w and sepia illustrations, but also with a few in colour. "Without a shadow of doubt, the most momentous day in Welsh rugby was the 16th December 1905. It was the day when the All Blacks came to town (Cardiff) and Welsh rugby came of age. The facts - The All Blacks had beaten Australia 14-3, Scotland 12-7, Ireland 15-0 and England 15-0. Wales were unbeaten also, thrashing England 25-0, beating Scotland 6-3 and Ireland 10-3. So the scene was set, Triple Crown Wales against the All Blacks, the team that had NEVER been beaten. The match was the most controversial rugby match ever. The arguments will go on forever, but one thing is certain, Wales hammered the All Blacks 3 - 0." . Very Scarce. See Images. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Signed by Author

Title: The Greatest Game Ever Played . New Zealand v Wales 16 December 1905 SIGNED LIMITED Edition of 500 Copies Only

Author Name: Grant, Philip J.

Categories: Signed &/or Limited Edns, Anglo-Welsh Literature. Welsh Interest, Wales/Welsh, History & Politics. Churchill, Sport & Games/Chess,

Edition: 1st Limited Edition; First Printing

Publisher: Llandyssul, Wales, UK, The Author (Privately Printed By Gomer Press): 2005

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 119619

Keywords: The Greatest Game Ever Played . New Zealand V Wales 16 December 1905 By Philip J Grant . Billed As The ‘ Match Of The Century’. The ‘world Championship’, The Top Two Teams In The World Head To Head. Cardiff Arms Park ( Cardiff, Wales). All Blacks (rugby Team). Welsh Rugby Union Triple Crown Wales Against The All Blacks, The Team That Had Never Been Beaten, EVER. The Match Was The Most Controversial Rugby Match Ever. Wales Went Ahead With A Try By Teddy Morgan Then The All Blacks Thought They'd Scored And Claim That Dean's Was Dragged Back From Over The Line. The Arguments Will Go On Forever, But One Thing Is Certain, Wales Hammered The All Blacks 3 - 0.