33 Years of Cricket
Sydney, Beatty, Richardson & Co., Printers, 1920.
Small octavo, 168 pages with a few advertisements, 4 full-page cartoons by Arthur Mailey and a frontispiece portrait (two copies are bound in, along with duplicates of the preface and contents leaves).
Pictorial wrappers slightly rubbed at the extremities, with expert restoration to two tiny holes near the rear hinge; an excellent copy.
Reminiscences and observations of an Australian Test player. Frank Iredale (1867-1926) played 133 matches for NSW from 1888-1901 and 14 Test matches from 1894-99; these included the 1896 and 1899 tours of England. 'A journalist by profession, Iredale was an Australian selector during the 1911-12 season, when he was a hapless witness to the enmity between Peter McAlister and Clem Hill. From 1914 until his death he was secretary of the NSWCA' ('Oxford Companion to Australian Cricket'). Padwick 7753.