A limited edition of only 295 copies
Rayvern Allen, David ~ Arlott And Ackroyd : Deluxe Limited Edition Signed By The Author And Norman Ackroyd With A Signed Etching Of John Arlott
Christopher Saunders, Newnham On Severn : 2002
The sole UK printing published by Christopher Saunders, Newnham On Severn in 2002. Number 38 of only 295 copies published. The BOOK is in Fine unread condition. It is housed in its' original slipcase which is in near Fine condition. The book has been numbered and signed by the author and illustrator to the publisher's official bookplate to the front pastedown, as called for. The frontispiece pocket contains an original copperplate etching of John Arlott by Norman Ackroyd. This has been numbered and signed by Norman Ackroyd and run off on his presses. The plate has been destroyed. The book is ' a celebration of cricket, wine, poetry and prose'. It contains eleven of Ackroyd's etchings, accompanied by appropriate pieces of Arlott's prose and poetry. There is the additional commentary by David Rayvern Allen, Arlott's biographer and an old friend of Norman Ackroyd. The books is printed on fine 200gm Zanders Medley Plus Creme paper and is hand bound in British green leather. Accompanied by ephemera relating to the book's publication including a small pamphlet ' Brearley on Arlott' which was the speech given by Mike Brearley on the occasion of the book launch at the Fine Art Society. A stunning production.
SLIPCASE: Near Fine