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Arlott and Ackroyd : a celebration of cricket, wine, poetry and place / with a commentary by David Rayvern Allen

David Rayvern Allen

RA Collection: Book

Record number




Newnham on Severn: Chistopher Saunders, 2002

Physical Description

[56] p. : ill. ; 22 x 30 cm. + 1 booklet and 2 loose etchings 22 cm. x 30 cm.

General Note

“Design by Richard Massing at Martin Swatton Design, London. Printed in England by Avalon Printing Company (UK) Ltd., Chichester. Bound by Richard Harsher Bookbinders, Romsey. Norman Ackoyd’s etching of John Arlott is printed by Jason Hicklin on the artist’s presses in Southwark, London.” [colophon]

Summary Note

John Arlott was the best loved cricket commentator of the 20th century, but he was also a renowned collector and lover of books, wine, poetry and prints. Norman Ackroyd RA is Britain’s best known etcher. He is also a lover of wine and poetry and an enthusiastic cricketer. This book matches eleven of Ackroyd’s etchings with appropriate pieces of Arlott’s prose and poetry. It has a commentary by David Rayvern Allen, old friend of Norman Ackroyd and Arlott’s acclaimed biographer. [Publishers website].

Copy Note

Produced in a limited edition of 295. Copy No. 202 signed by Norman Ackroyd RA and David Rayvern Allen on a bookplate pasted to the front pastedown.

Binding Note

Bound in full green leather with blind stamped titles. Contained in a board slipcase.


Norman Ackroyd RA, illustrator, etcher
John Arlott, contributor