London, South Kensington
4 May 2006
ALFRED J. GASTON
Catalogue of a Choice Collection of Books and Engravings on Cricket, including rare items from A.D. Taylor's collection
Brighton: [1926 or 1927]. 8vo., full brown morocco, spine gilt, original printed wrappers bound in. Provenance: Leslie Gutteridge (sold Lawrences, Crewkerne, 15 January 2004, lot 91).
As the earliest of the major cricket dealers, Gaston disposed of the libraries of both Thomas Padwick and Alfred Taylor. Allen Catalogue of Cricket Catalogues 22: "One suspects that this was the bulk of the Taylor collection rather than the remainder. Magnificent range of books"; Padwick 19-2.
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