Lot 76

MAILEY, Arthur (1886-1967).  Caricatures of the Australian XI. English Tour 1953. Sydney: Shepherd & Newman, [1953]. 8vo. Wood-engraved illustrations after Arthur Mailey. Original wrappers (lightly stained). SIGNED on the upper wrapper by Arthur Mailey and on the verso by Sid Barnes, [?] O’Reilly and J. H. Singleton, and, beside their respective printed caricatures, SIGNED by Lindsay Hassett, Keith Miller, Arthur Morris, Don Tallon, Ray Lindwall, Colin McDonald, Neil Harvey, Doug Ring, Graeme Hole, Ian Craig, Gil Langley, Bill Johnston, Richie Benaud, Jack Hill, Ron Archer, Alan Davidson, Jim de Courcy and George Davies, Manager. "I met Arthur Mailey when I was nine or ten playing in boys cricket matches in Norfolk. He often stayed with friends at Runcton in West Norfolk and I can remember him being constantly surrounded by much laughter. I think his cartoons and caricatures are to die for and have a reasonable collection - which I am mostly hanging on to" (H.B.).

Estimate: £200-£300