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A green hardback autograph book with with gilt-edged pages and a small photograph of W.G. Grace glued to the cover. The book contains thirteen full page half-tone gravures by George W. Beldam and 130 facsimile autographs and short biographies of famous cricketers. Each page has a space for autographs to be signed on their birthdate. In this book E.R. Mayne has collected over 850 autographs of famous cricketers from England, Australia, Sth Africa, New Zealand, West Indies & Scotland covering the period 1907 - 1955. Inserted inside the book were loose newspaper cuttings announcing the deaths of famous cricketers, also a letter, some photographs of C. Aubrey Smith, and bookmarks, and fixed to the inside cover is an invitation and menu from the ship R.M.S Osterley.
W 410mm x H 520mm