Lot 94

REESE, T. W.  New Zealand Cricket 1841-1914. Christchurch: Simpson & Williams Limited, 1927. 8vo. Half title, full-page half tone illustrations. Original green cloth, spine lettered in dark green with silver fern motif, the upper cover ruled and lettered in black, dust-jacket (some wear and soiling, backstrip discoloured). Provenance: W. J. A. Brittenden (stamp on front free endpaper). FIRST EDITION, ASSOCIATION COPY, inscribed on the front free endpaper, “To Henry, The voice that breathed in Eden, and Lancaster Park et al. Dick.” “Dick” is Richard Trevor Brittenden (1919-2002), New Zealand’s most prominent writer on cricket. A second volume, not present here, was published in 1936, covering the years 1914-33. Padwick 3751. "This book was given to me by New Zealand's best ever cricket writer, Dick Brittenden, who has charmingly inscribed it to me. The book contains one of the most remarkable accounts of a game of cricket that can ever have been written" (H.B.).

Estimate: £100-£150

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