Lot 1

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL OF THE BOOKS IN THIS COLLECTION ARE SIGNED BY HENRY BLOFELD. This is not mentioned in each lot description in order to avoid repetition. ARLOTT, John (1914-91).  Book of Cricketers. Guildford and London: Lutterworth Press, 1979. 8vo. Half title, full-page half tone illustrations. Original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, dust-jacket (dust-jacket with short tear at head of backstrip). FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed, “Henry, with kindest regards, yours, John. 30th August ’79. The Oval.” With the same author’s Gone to the Test Match. Primarily an Account of the 1948 Tests (London, 1949, dust-jacket, FIRST EDITION). "[The Book of Cricketers] was given to me with something of a post-prandial flourish during the Fourth Test Match against India, at the Oval in 1979" (Henry Blofeld, hereafter referred to as H.B.).

Estimate: £30-£50