Lot 86

PINTER, Harold (1930-2008) & Alan WILKINSON.  The Catch. A Correspondence. Charingworth: The Evergreen Press, 2003. 4to. Half title, title printed in green and black, mounted coloured photograph of Gaieties Cricket Club, woodcut illustration by Miriam Macgregor. Original green wrappers with printed label on upper wrapper, stitched. FIRST EDITION. NUMBER 321 OF 500 COPIES. PRESENTATION COPY, the title page signed by the authors and inscribed, “To Henry Blofeld from Harold Pinter, Alan Wilkinson.” Loosely-inserted is a photocopy of Harold Pinter’s Arthur Wellard (1902-1980), with a facsimile inscription from Harold Pinter to Alan Wilkinson. Pinter's passion for cricket is, perhaps, one of the lesser-known facts about him: the poem describes a catch he made when playing with the Gaieties Cricket Club.

Estimate: £200-£300