New Zealand-born May Moore (1881-1931) emigrated to Australia in 1910 and opened her first studio the following year in Sydney. Working initially together with her sister Mina (who ran her own studio in Melbourne from 1916), her excellent portrait photography attracted a large clientele, especially among artistic circles. May in particular photographed many Sydney celebrities, and it is not surprising to find that the cricketing heroes of the day made it to her studio. With 'a studio style using dramatic single source lighting, dark backgrounds, rich brown toned papers and sombre colour mounts, and favouring head and shoulder studies ... [the sisters] were extraordinary in their ability to portray a range of moods appropriate to their sitters' (Gael Newton). Illness forced her to retire about 1928, and she died of cancer in 1931.
Leeds, Chorley and Pickersgill/ The Electric Press and the Yorkshire County Cricket Club, 1924 and 1950.
Quarto, two volumes, [xii], 337 pages plus 29 pages of plates and [xii], 344 pages plus 34 pages of plates (two in colour).
Original cloth slightly discoloured, bumped, rubbed and torn; edges darkened and a little foxed; second volume a little flecked on the rear cover; endpapers offset; a few very small fox marks; plates slightly yellowed; a very good copy.
Octavo, [ii, endpapers and initial leaf advertisements], 268, [ii, advertisements] pages plus 26 illustrations and a frontispiece.
Quarter cloth and paper-covered boards; covers slightly bumped and a little rubbed; edges worn and chipped with minor loss (chiefly to the corners); edges and initial leaves a little foxed; tissue guard to the frontispiece and title page foxed; plates... Read complete entry
Not least, the origins of cricket and the Colonial teams in England, including Australia. The author was 'for many years a Member of the Surrey County Team'; John Shuter was Captain of the Surrey County Eleven.
Quarto, xvi, 372 pages with numerous illustrations (including 157 in colour).
Laminated pictorial papered boards; extremities slightly bumped (in transit from the publisher); an excellent copy.
Number 129 of only 600 hardback copies numbered, dated (6 October 2006) and signed by the author. The bulk of the material comes from the strong pen of Michael Roberts; guest essayists include the familiar names of Harsha Bhogle, Mike Coward, Gideon Haigh, Peter Roebuck and Bernard Whimpress.
On the verso are the pencil signatures of the New South Wales team for the match against Queensland, 24-28 October 1952 (SSM 434). The heavyweights are Miller (Captain), Barnes, Benaud, Burke, Carroll (12th man), Craig, Davidson, de Courcy, Flockton, Lindwall, Morris, Trueman (and Sydney Trumper, the Manager). Barnes, Lindwall, Miller and Morris toured with the Invincibles; Benaud, Craig, de Courcy, Davidson, Lindwall, Miller and Morris toured in 1953, while Burke, Flockton and Trueman were selected for a private tour to India in 1953-54, sponsored by the Board of Control for Cricket in India - it failed to get Australian Board of Control approval. Some uneven discolouration to the NSW side of the paper, otherwise in excellent condition.
Cloth slightly rubbed; a very short split to the head of the spine; edges slightly marked; flyleaves lightly offset; a very good copy dustwrapper a little rubbed, sunned, chipped and torn with slight loss.
Octavo; black-decorated green cloth; edges slightly foxed; endpapers lightly offset; ownership signature; an excellent copy with the dustwrapper a little creased, chipped and torn with slight loss (chiefly to the head of the spine and the lower rear... Read complete entry
Octavo; gilt decorated synthetic cloth a little marked; rear outer hinge slightly split; endpapers a little offset and tape-marked; initial leaves a little lightly foxed; a very good copy.
With the presentation plate on the front pastedown: number 320 of 600 copies signed by the author. A warm presentation inscription, dated (30 March 1981) and signed by the author, is on the verso of the flyleaf.