Cricket Bats, Balls & Equipment

Lot 725:
Lot 725
'The Fight for the Ashes in 1926', P.F. Warner, London 1926. Signed in ink to the title page by Warner. A duplicate plate of the England team (page 219) has been laid down neatly to the frontispiece plate of the Australians, and has been signed in ink by all eleven England players. Signatures are Chapman (captain), Larwood, Tate, Geary, Sutcliffe, Hendren, Strudwick, Hobbs, Rhodes and Woolley. Nick to top of spine, minor ageing to internal pages, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £130/160
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 726:
Lot 726
'Great Batsmen. Their Methods at a Glance'. G.W. Beldham and C.B. Fry. London 1905. 1st edition. Original pictorial boards. Bright gilts to front cover, spine and to top edge. Minor wear to board extremities otherwise in good/ very good condition. A very nice copy with no annotations
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £85
Lot 727:
Lot 727
'Cricket'. W.G. Grace. Bristol 1891. Original green cloth, with bright gilt titles to front and spine. Very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £40
Lot 728:
Lot 728
'Photos. The Popular Album. Containing Thirty-four Original Copyright Photographs. An Original Collection of Artistic Photographs from all the Best Studios in the World. Collected by T.H. Roberts'. Vol. I No. 7, 23rd March 1895. This issue has a 'Supplement Presented Gratis with this Number', containing 'Portraits of the Victorious Team'. The centrefold supplement has portraits of eleven players of the English team who won the 1894/95 series, with the captain Stoddart in the centre. Tipped in to modern blue cloth, original orange wrappers preserved. The original publication also includes a photograph of the Australian batsman, F.A. Iredale, practising in the nets at Adelaide. Not recorded in Padwick. Minor ageing, otherwise in good/ very good condition. Very rare
Estimate: £400/600
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 729:
Lot 729
'Bringing Back The Ashes. A Complete and Accurate Review of the M.C.C. Tour of Australia 1903/04. Fully Illustrated by Looker-On' of the Sheffield Telegraph. James Hayton Stainton 1904. 96 pages. Rare post tour brochure. Bound in green half calf with marbled boards, original pictorial covers retained. Page edges rather fragile and worn, general ageing and wear, otherwise in generally good condition. Rare
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £200

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