Lot 29

CRICKET MISCELLANY – Denzil Stanley BATCHELOR (1906-69).  The Game Goes On. London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1947. 8vo. Half title (lightly browned, some staining at edges). Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt (some staining mainly at edges). Provenance: “To dear J, With love & best wishes, Van & Les. Play the game, you cads, play the game, what?!! Xxx [with drawing of 3 matchstick figures with haloes, and with initials W. U. and L. beneath respectively]” (inscription on front free endpaper). FIRST EDITION. Padwick 4490. With 7 other books, namely R. C. Robertson-Glasgow’s 46 Not Out (London, 1948), Norman Yardley’s Cricket Campaigns (London, [n.d.]), Learie Constantine’s Cricket Crackers (London, [n.d.]), W. J. O’Reilly’s Cricket Conquest (London, 1949) and Roy Webber’s Who’s Who in World Cricket (London, 1952), A. A. Thomson’s Cricket my Pleasure (London, 1953) and Keith Miller’s Cricket Crossfire (London, 1956) all FIRST EDITIONS in original cloth (without dust-jackets). (8)

Estimate: £50-£80