Lot 17

CARDUS, Neville (1888-1975).  Good Days. London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1948. 8vo. Half title. Original khaki cloth, spine lettered in gilt (some staining). Provenance: H. C. Blofeld (juvenile signature and address on front pastedown); Blofeld stamps; modern signature. Reprint of a book first published in 1934. cf. Padwick 6665. With 13 other books by Neville Cardus including Cricket (London, 1930), English Cricket (London, 1945), Autobiography (London, 1947, dust-jacket), Second Innings (London, 1950) and Close of Play (London, 1956, inscribed, “Best wishes, Ted [?]Dexter”), all in original cloth or boards but without dust-jackets, except where indicated. "I have always loved reading Cardus. He gives the reader such a wonderful flavour of the rather stately game which was played in those days" (H.B.).  (14)

Estimate: £100-£150