The idea was a splendid one; indeed, the only weak spot about it was a fear lest Good's almanack might be incorrect.
Suppose that the almanack is wrong," suggested Sir Henry to Good, who was busily employed in working out something on a blank page of the book.
It was a dirty little box, this counting-house, with nothing in it but an old ricketty desk and two stools, a hat-peg, an ancient almanack
, an inkstand with no ink, and the stump of one pen, and an eight-day clock which hadn't gone for eighteen years at least, and of which the minute-hand had been twisted off for a tooth-pick.
The collection of Wisden Cricketers' Almanacks
, often referred to as the cricketer's bible, went for more than expected at the auction in London.
Included are a series of Wisden Cricketers' Almanacks
from between 1870-1970 and W G Grace's autograph.