Cricket Books

Lot 590:
Lot 590
'Cricketana'. Rev James Pycroft. London 1865. Original publisher's binding in red quarter leather. Minor wear to spine otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £75
Lot 591:
Lot 591
'Cricket across the Sea, or, the Wanderings and Matches of the Gentlemen of Canada 1887 by two of the Vagrants'. D.W. Sanders & G.G.S. Lindsay. Toronto 1887. Beautifully bound in black quarter leather, marbled boards and gilt to top page edges, lacking the frontispiece photograph. There is a mounted signature of G.G.S. Lindsay on the reverse of a portion of the original paper wrapper, which we presume to be a copy signature, dated 'Xmas 89', window mounted into a detached page originally bound opposite the title page. The book is in good overall condition. A scarce tour book
Estimate: £300/400
Hammer price: £280
Padwick identifies the two Vagrants as Saunders and Smith. In fact there was no Smith on the tour and he appears to have confused him with G.G.S. [Smith] Lindsey. The Canadian Eleven were mostly drawn from the Toronto Cricket Club and all were born in Canada. After victories against All New York and the Gentlemen of Ireland, the Canadians lost to the Gentlemen of Scotland. In England they experienced mixed fortunes but returned home deeply impressed by the extent to which cricket was part of national life, so much so that the banners commemorating Queen Victoria's Jubilee read fifty not out'
Lot 592:
Lot 592
'The Cricket Field or The History and the Science of Cricket'. J. Pycroft. Boston 1859. Rare first American edition. 238pp. Padwick 394. Original decorative boards. Minor wear to spine, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £300
The frontispiece wood-engraving of Clarke differs to that in the English editions, and there is no 'batsman' plate. The 'Preface to the American edition' gives an account of Clarke's career by William H. Bray
Lot 593:
Lot 593
'A Record of the West Indies Tour of England and Wales 1950'. Post tour souvenir brochure published by Shell Petroleum with full details and scores for all matched played on the tour. Minor wear and creasing, otherwise in good condition. Sold with an official scorecard for the fourth and final Test match played at The Oval, 12th-16th August 1950. The scorecard is signed in ink by ten West Indies players. Signatures include Stollmeyer, Weekes, Walcott, Johnson, Christiani, Rae, Trestrail etc. Handwritten scores neatly annotated in ink. Horizontal fold otherwise in good condition. Also an official mono printed photograph of the touring party with facsimile signatures. G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £140
Lot 594:
Lot 594
'Laws of Cricket' Charles E. Crombie. Large folio book containing twelve colour humourous illustrations with captions of the laws of the game for Perrier Limited, London 1907. Original hardback pictorial boards. Odd minor foxing otherwise in very good condition with bright clean boards
Estimate: £120/180
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 595:
Lot 595
'Cricket Records. Compiled from Wisden Cricketers' Almanack'. Hay's Sports & Games Series No.2. Hove 1926. 74pp. Believed to have been compiled by F.S. Ashley-Cooper. Rear internal hinge broken, some foxing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £15/25
Hammer price: £10
Lot 596:
Lot 596
'The Surrey Story' Gordon Ross. London 1957. Nicely signed in ink to official 'County Champions 1952-1956' autograph slip laid down to front end paper by thirteen members of the Surrey team. Signatures include May, A. Bedser, E. Bedser, McIntyre, Clark, Barrington, Stewart, Constable, Lock etc. Brown cloth boards with gilt Surrey emblem to front cover and title to spine. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £22
Lot 597:
Lot 597
'Playing Mantis'. Jeremy Coney. Auckland 1985. Deluxe leather bound limited edition number 87/110 in slipcase. VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 598:
Lot 598
Amended description: 'At Last! The Quest for the Shield 1926-1995'. Queensland 1995. Published to commemorate Queensland winning the Sheffield Shield in 1994/5 for the first time. Leather bound limited edition number 392/664. Signed to the limitation page by twelve Queensland players and the coach, John Buchanan. Players' signatures include Allan Border, Carl Rackemann, Andy Bichel, Matthew Hayden, Stuart Law, Michael Kasprowicz etc. Some damage to front board otherwise in good condition.
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £35
Lot 599:
Lot 599
'Geoffrey Boycott. The Autobiography'. London 1987. Signed leather bound luxury edition limited to 151 copies to commemorate the number of Boycott's first class centuries. This copy is number 72, dedicated to his innings of 115 against New Zealand at Headingley, 1973. Signed limited edition label to inside front cover. Yorkshire rose in gilt to front cover, England crown and three lions emblem to rear cover, gilt titles to spine and page edges. In slipcase. Slight fading to spine, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £55
Lot 600:
Yorkshire. 'Just my Story'. Len Hutton. London 1957. Signed in ink by Hutton to half title page. Some loss and tears to dustwrapper. Sold with 'Over the Summers Again. A History of Harrogate Cricket Club'. George L. Greaves. Harrogate 1976. Nicely signed in ink to front end paper by Fred Trueman and the author. Good dustwrapper
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 601:
Signed cricket books. Eleven biographies and histories, each signed by the featured player. Titles include 'Allan Border', New South Wales 1986. 'Lillee. Over and Out', New South Wales 1984. 'Benaud. On Reflection', Sydney 1984 etc. Sold with 'Hambledon. The Biography of a Hampshire Village'. John Goldsmith, Winchester 1971. Numbered edition, this being number 245. Signed by Goldsmith. Some wear to original dustwrapper. Qty 12. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 602:
Lot 602
Cricket handbooks and benefit brochures. 'The Hampshire Handbook' 1964 and 'Sussex Cricket Handbook' 1968. Benefit brochures for Alan Knott 1976, signed to the front cover by Alan Knott, Kevin Jarvis, Grahame Clinton and Asif Iqbal. Alec Stewart 1994, signed by Stewart etc. Sold with 'A Wisden Century 1850-1950', John Hadfield, 1950. Original dustwrapper with some loss and tears. Also a Cricket Memorabilia Society Phone card No.3, Denis Compton, limited edition no. 673/1000. Qty 8. G
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 603:
Lot 603
'Australian Cricketers 1926. Portraits drawn from life and signed by each player'. Laurence East. London 1926. With seventeen full page illustrations of the 1926 touring team with printed signatures. Original pictorial covers. Minor wear, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £40
Lot 604:
Lot 604
Arthur Mailey. 'Mailey's Googlies. County and Test Cricket Sketches by the Great Australian Bowler'. Graphic Publications. London 1921. Original pictorial covers. Some ageing and wear to covers, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Lot 605:
Grace books. Three titles including 'W.G. Cricketing Reminiscences & Personal Recollections'. W.G. Grace, London 1899. Breaking to internal hinges, some wear to decorative cloth covers, otherwise in good condition. 'Cricket', W.G. Grace, London 1891 in good condition. 'The Graces. (W.G., E.M. & G.F.)'. A.G. Powell and S. Canynge Caple, 1948. Limited edition no. 5/1000 G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £45
Lot 606:
Lot 606
'Cricket's Great Characters'. Gordon Ross, 1977. Limited edition no. 188/300, signed by the author. Sold with 'Some Recollections of Cricket'. Lord Charles J.F. Russell. Facsimile reprint published by J.W. McKenzie 1979. Limited edition no. 59/100. Qty 2. Both in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £15
Lot 607:
Cricket annuals. Box comprising a collection of annuals, tour brochures etc. Annuals include Playfair Cricket Annual for 1952, 1954, 1955-1962 (large format). Odd faults otherwise in good/ very good condition. Also smaller format issues for 1964 (2 copies), 1965, 1966 & 1968. Daily News Cricket & Tennis Annual 1922. Ayres' Cricket Companion 1915. Athletic News Cricket Annual 1923. Some foxing, generally good condition. News Chronicle Cricket Annual for 1932-1934, 1936, 1938, 1946-1950, 1952-1963 etc. Qty 57. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £25
Lot 608:
'Eton v Harrow at Lords'. Sir Home Gordon. London 1926. Eton limited edition of 325 copies, this being number 265. Original decorative covers. Unevenly trimmed pages, some pages untrimmed. Minor wear to covers and spine, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £20
Lot 609:
'Great Cricketers. The Age of Grace & Trumper'. Compiled by George Beldam, jnr. Boundary Books, Cheshire 2000. Limited edition no. 125 of 548, signed by Cornelia Beldam. Short listed for the Cricket Society Book of the Year in 2000. Sold with two boxes of general cricket books, postcards, prints etc which include 'The Official M.C.C. Ashes Treasures in association with the M.C.C. Museum at Lord's'. Bernard Whimpress 2009, 'A Portfolio of Cricket Prints. A Nineteenth Century Miscellany'. Introduction and Notes by Irving Rosenwater. London 1962, 'Henfield Cricket Week 1947, 'The Cricket Field or The History and the Science if the Game of Cricket'. J. Pycroft. London 1854, 2nd edition, a signed copy of 'Morning Everyone' Simon Hughes 2005 etc. Good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £78
Lot 610:
Lot 610
'Cricketers and the Law'. J.W. Goldman. Privately published 1958. Limited edition no. 29/50. Original hardback with good dustwrapper. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 611:
'The Trumble Family in Australia'. Robert Trumble. Privately printed in Melbourne 1972. Original stiffened wrappers. Limited edition no. 51/150. Signed with dedication (recipient's name obscured) by Trumble and dated 17th April 1972. G. Sold with 'The Golden Age of Cricket. A Memorial Book of Hugh Trumble'. Robert Trumble. Melbourne 1968. Limited edition no. 391/1000, signed in ink by Trumble. Minor tear and small tape repair to dustwrapper, otherwise in good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £50
Lot 612:
Lot 612
Bernard Whimpress. Three signed limited edition books by Whimpress. 'Clem Hill's 365 at Adelaide'. Privately published 2012. Limited edition no. 40/100. 'The First Sheffield Shield Game'. 2000. Limited edition no. 55/100. 'Adelaide Oval Scoreboards'. 2015. Limited edition 22/100. Each signed by the author. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £55
Lot 613:
'Cricket Balmania 1897-1980. Official history of Balmain District Cricket Club'. Clifford Winning. Balmain 1981. Original pictorial boards. Limited edition of 600 copies, this being number 198, signed by the author to limitation page, and also signed with dedication to facing title page, dated March 1981. Sold with 'Balmania Revisited 1897-1990. Official history of Balmain District Cricket Club, a sequel to Cricket Balmania'. Clifford Winning. Balmain 1990. Original pictorial wrappers. Limited edition of 1000 copies, this being number 177, signed by the author. Qty 2. G/VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 614:
Lot 614
'Spiro Zavos. The Pupil Meets the Master'. R.L. Cardwell. Cherrybrook 2008. Signed by Zavos and the author. Limited edition of fifty copies, this edition being one of only ten bound in green leather with marbled boards and endpapers. VG
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 615:
Lot 615
'Charles Bannerman, Australia's Premier Batsman'. Alfred James. New South Wales 2016. Signed limited edition no. 24/44 bound with green leather spine with raised bands, cloth boards and marbled endpapers. Signed to the limitation page by the author, G.J. Cosier, A.P. Sheahan, D.A. Anderson, P.R. Garrett and W.J.S. Seabrook. G/VG
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £95
Lot 616:
Lot 616
'Cricket Lovely Cricket. West Indies v England 1950'. V.P. Kumar. Privately published 2000. Limited Deluxe Edition no. 88/100 bound in maroon leather, gilt title to spine and West Indies emblem to front cover, with original dustwrapper from the standard edition. Signed to front end paper by all six featured players. Signatures are Rae, Christiani, Walcott, Weekes, Ramadhin and Valentine. VG - cricket
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £95
Lot 617:
'Long Innings- The Autobiography'. Sir Pelham Warner. London 1951. Limited edition of 260, this being number 198. Signed in ink by Warner. The majority of pages are uncut to right edge, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/80
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 618:
'Imperial Cricket'. P.F. Warner. London 1912. Original red boards, top edge gilt. Un-numbered subscribers edition of 900 copies. Minor wear to boards and light fading to spine, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
Lot 619:
Lot 619
'Cricket's Imperial Crisis of 1932/33'. Brian Stoddart. Canberra 1983. Limited edition 107 of a limited edition of 200 copies. Marks to front cover, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £40
Lot 620:
Lot 620
'A.D. Taylor The Cricketologist'. Tony Laughton with forward by Hubert Doggart. Boundary Books, Manchester, 2002. Numbered limited edition of 200, of which 50 were a specially bound quarter leather deluxe edition, gilt to page edges, this copy being number 47. Signed by Laughton and Doggart. Mint condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £65
Lot 621:
Lot 621
'Basingstoke Boy'. John Arlott. 1990. Limited 'Collector's' Edition of 200 bound in full leather, gilt to page edges, by Boundary Books, this being number 114. Signed by John Arlott. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £35
Lot 622:
Lot 622
Wisden Anthology 1978-2006. Leather bound limited edition no. 30/300 in slip case, gilt to page edges. Signed to title page by Stephen Moss, Matthew Engel, Tim De Lisle and Graeme Wright, all former Editors of Wisden. Excellent condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 623:
Lot 623
'Sketches at Lord's'. Michael Down and Derek West 1990. Numbered 'Collector's' limited edition of 150 bound in full leather by Boundary Books, in slipcase, gilt to page edges. Signed by both Down and West. Limited edition no 83/150. Very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £55
Lot 624:
'My Dear Victorious Stod. A Biography of A.E. Stoddart'. David Frith. 1970. Privately printed. Limited edition number 336 of 400 numbered copies, signed by the author. Some ageing to dustwrapper, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £15
Lot 625:
Lot 625
'Sir Colin Cowdrey'. Richard Walsh. Somerset 1995. Limited edition no. 3/50. Signed to title page by Cowdrey, with accompanying typed letter to Michael Beer, signed by the author. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £45
Lot 626:
Lot 626
J.W. McKenzie facsimile reprint publications. Three books produced by McKenzie. 'The Cricketing Record of Major Warton's Tour 1888-9' (1987). Limited edition no. 23/200. 'Lillywhite's Illustrated Hand-book of Cricket' (1988). 'The Log of the Old Un', W. Sim (1994). G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
Lot 627:
Lot 627
'Harold Gimblett's Hundred'. John Arlott. R. Walsh Books, Taunton 1991. Limited edition number 83/123, nicely signed in ink by Arlott. Card covers with red ties. Very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Lot 628:
'Tales of Two Captains' Bill Frindall. 1992. Quarter leather with gilt to top edge. Unsigned, unnumbered limited edition, lacking frontispiece. G/VG
Estimate: £15/25
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 629:
Lot 629
'When F.R. Woolley scored a Century for Lancashire'. Irving Rosenwater. Printed for private circulation, London 2003. Limited edition number 15 of fifty numbered copies produced, signed by the author. Excellent condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £45
Lot 630:
Lot 630
'Herbert Sutcliffe and the Yorkshire Captaincy'. Irving Rosenwater. London 2003. Limited edition number 63 of seventy five numbered copies signed by the author. Excellent condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Lot 631:
Lot 631
'Arthur Haygarth Reconsidered'. Irving Rosenwater. Newnham, Gloucestershire 1997. Limited edition number 40 of one hundred numbered copies produced, of which ninety are for sale, signed by the author. Excellent condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £40
Lot 632:
Lot 632
'Roy Webber. Statistician'. Irving Rosenwater. Newnham, Gloucestershire, December 2001. Limited edition number 48 of one hundred numbered copies produced, of which ninety are for sale, signed by the author. Excellent condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £22
Lot 633:
Lot 633
'Sir Home Gordon, Bart- An Affectionate Retrospect'. Irving Rosenwater. Printed for private circulation, Newnham 2000. Limited edition number 59 of sixty numbered copies produced, signed by the author of which 11-60 were for sale. Excellent condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £22
Lot 634:
'Champions.... about bloomin' time'. Graham Hardcastle & Chris Ostick. Nantwich 2011. Limited de-luxe edition number 87 of 150 copies produced with titles in gilt. Signed by the Lancashire playing staff and management who won the County Championship in 2011, signed by the Chief Executive and Chairman, the two authors and eleven further Lancashire legends. Signatures include Tattersall, Bond, Simmons, D. Lloyd, Fairbrother, J. Anderson, G. Chapple, Sajid Mahmood etc. The book comes with a 'Champions' scorecard from the final match v Somerset, a special bookmark, an original menu from the 2011 Championship winning Dinner and a facsimile menu from the 1934 Championship winning Dinner. VG
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £50
Lot 635:
Lot 635
'Derek Shackleton. An Appreciation'. John Arlott. Boscombe Printing Co. 1958. Privately printed. 8 pages. Limited edition of fifty copies of which this is no. 8, signed by the author Arlott. Some ageing and fading to covers, otherwise in good condition. Rare
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £150
Lot 636:
Lot 636
'V.H.D. Cannings. An Appreciation'. John Arlott. Boscombe Printing Co. 1958. Privately printed. 8 pages. Limited edition of fifty copies produced for Cannings' Benefit Fund, of which this is no. 6, signed by the author Arlott. Rare. Minor staining to covers, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £150
Lot 637:
Lot 637
'J.R. Gray. A Biographical Note'. John Arlott. Boscombe Printing Co. 1960. Privately printed. 12 pages. Limited edition of fifty copies produced for Gray's Benefit Fund, of which this is no. 17, signed by the author Arlott. Rare. Very minor wear to covers, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: £160
Lot 638:
Lot 638
'Arthur Holt. An Appreciation'. John Arlott. Boscombe Printing Co. 1963. Privately printed. 8 pages. Limited edition of fifty copies produced for the Hampshire C.C.C. Centenary Fund, of which this is no. 43, signed by the author Arlott. Rare. G/VG
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: £160
Lot 639:
Lot 639
'Henry Horton. A Biographical Note'. John Arlott. Boscombe Printing Co Ltd 1964. Privately printed. 12 pages. Limited edition of fifty copies produced for Henry Horton's Benefit Fund of which this is no. 48, signed by the author Arlott. Rare. VG
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: £155
Lot 640:
Lot 640
'Roy Marshall. A Biographical Note'. John Arlott. Boscombe Printing Co. 1961. Privately printed. 16 pages. Limited edition of fifty copies produced for Roy Marshall's Benefit Fund, of which this is no. 6, signed by the author Arlott. Rare. Some foxing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: £170
Lot 641:
Lot 641
Kent County Cricket Club Annual 1898. Hardback 'blue book'. Original decorative boards. Gilt titles and to all page edges with Kent emblem to centre. Blind embossed bookplate 'Library of Michael Beer' to title page. Very good/excellent condition. Previously sold by Knights in 2016
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £170
Lot 642:
'Nottinghamshire Cricket Scores and Biographies from 1838'. Volumes I, II and III. Printed and published by C.H. Richards of Nottingham 1888, 1890 & 1891. Volumes One and Two bound together in quarter leather and green cloth, with Volume Three '1888-89-90' bound in matching binding with three volumes of 'Cricket Chat. Gleanings from Cricket' covering 1888-1891. Padwick 2517. Fading to spines, some wear to boards, otherwise in good condition. Sold with 'Nottinghamshire Cricket and Cricketers'. F.S. Ashley Cooper. London 1923. Presentation copy from A.W. Shelton, of the Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club and later President, to 'J.A. Simpson. 'With every good wish from his friend A.W. Shelton, Nottingham December 1925'. Minor foxing to page edges and odd nicks to spine, otherwise in good condition. Qty 3
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 643:
Nottinghamshire cricketers. 'Nottinghamshire Cricket and Cricketers', F.S. Ashley-Cooper, Nottingham 1923. Sold with three books by Peter Wynne-Thomas, 'Nottinghamshire Cricketers 1821-1914', published in 1971, and 'Nottinghamshire Cricketers 1919-1929, published in 1980. The two volumes nicely bound in matching green leather with gilt titles. Both signed to the title page by the author. VG. Sold with 'Trent Bridge. A History of the Ground to Commemorate the 150th Anniversary'. Published in 1987. In slip case. Minor staining to boards, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 644:
Lot 644
'History of Warwickshire Cricket'. S. Santall. London 1911. Rebound in green boards, original wrapper retained. Signed to the front end paper of the rebind by Santall, and also to the half title page of the original volume. Some wear and tear to original wrappers, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £42
Lot 645:
Surrey County Cricket Club Handbooks. Box containing a run of handbooks for 1960-1989, lacking 1967. Qty 29. Odd faults otherwise in overall good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £20
Lot 646:
Somerset County Cricket Club Handbooks. Box containing a run of handbooks for 1979-1999 inclusive. Qty 21. Odd faults otherwise in overall good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 647:
Essex County Cricket Club Handbooks. Box containing a run of handbooks for 1972-2000 inclusive. Qty 29. Odd faults otherwise in overall good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £5
Lot 648:
Lot 648
Amended description: Northamptonshire County Cricket Club Yearbook 1939 (not 1938). Edited by W.C. Brown. Hon Sec. Printed by Stanton & Son, Northampton. Original wrappers. Lacking staples, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 649:
Lot 649
Glamorgan County Cricket Club Yearbooks 1935-1939. 1935 edition with reinforced spine and minor wear to front cover. 1936 with ageing to covers, rusting to staples, otherwise in good condition. 1937 covers detached, rusting to stapes, ageing to covers, staining to internal pages, and press cuttings laid down to pages throughout. 1938 lacking rear cover, front cover detached. 1939 splitting to spine, ageing to covers, owner's name in ink to front cover. Generally good condition. Qty 5
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £70
Lot 650:
Glamorgan County Cricket Club Yearbooks 1946-1990. Box containing a complete run of post war handbooks. Odd minor faults and ageing to earlier editions, otherwise in good condition. Qty 45
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £50
Lot 651:
Glamorgan County Cricket Club Yearbooks 1947-1956. Complete run of handbooks for the period bound together in blue leather, marbled endpapers and speckled page edges. Lacking original covers and some advertising pages, some annotations to internal pages. Some ageing, otherwise in generally good condition. Sold with 'Glamorgan C.C.C. (1921-1947)', Roy Webber and Kenneth M. Arnott. Maroon leather with gilt titles. Odd annotations to internal pages, otherwise in good condition. Also a selection of Glamorgan histories etc, including 'A History of County Cricket. Glamorgan', Wilfred Wooller, 'Glamorgan C.C.C. On This Day', Andrew Hignell etc. Qty 8
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £20
Lot 652:
James Lillywhite's Cricketers Annuals 1883, 1884, 1888, 1889 & 1890. Original red/orange boards. Breaking to internal hinges of all editions, owners name annotated in ink to front covers of the 1888 and 1889. Year of publication annotated to spine of 1883, 1884 and 1885 editions. General wear and ageing. Overall in fair condition. Qty 5
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £65
Lot 653:
'John and James Lillywhite's Cricketers Companion 1882'. Front cover detached with crude tape repair. Only fair condition. Sold with James Lillywhite's Cricketers' Annuals for 1887, 1890-1893, 1895-1890. Wear to covers, some with broken hinges, covers detached on the 1890. Generally fair condition. Sold with Fred Lillywhite's Guide to Young Cricketers 1857, incomplete, lacking original wrappers. Also James Lillywhite's Cricketers' Annual for 1895, facsimile reprint edition. Qty 14. G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £110
Lot 654:
Ayres' Cricket Companion 1915, 1917 and 1920. Edited by W.R. Weir. Original decorative boards. Some wear including broken front internal hinge on the 1915, crude tape repairs to boards of the 1917. Otherwise in generally good condition. Sold with Athletic News Cricket Annual for 1920-1931 in fair condition. Qty 16
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £42
Lot 655:
Lot 655
Somerset C.C.C. 1921. Official handbook edited by W.M. Turner, published in Taunton 1922. Original wrappers with reinforced spine. Preface page annotated in ink 'With the editor's compliments'. Owner's name annotated to front cover. Crease to front cover, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £75
Lot 656:
Lot 656
'The Derbyshire Cricket Guide for season 1911'. Compiled by L.G. Wright and W.J. Piper. Published by the Derby Daily Telegraph. Loss and ageing to original green paper wrappers, front cover detached. Internally in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £50
Originally published from 1885 until 1893 this handbook was known as the Derbyshire Cricket Annual. After a two year hiatus, it re-emerged in 1896 as the Derbyshire Cricket Guide, under which title it continued until 1939
Lot 657:
Lot 657
'Huddersfield Cricket Festival Week 1949'. Official souvenir brochure for the festival held 18th-22nd July 1949. Original green wrappers. Ex libris Anthony Woodhouse. Minor wear and staining, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £25
Lot 658:
Lot 658
'Yorkshire Sports Cricket Annual 1925'. Fourth year of issue. Handbook comprising 'Records, Fixtures and Guide to Season 1925'. Original blue decorative paper wrappers. Rusting to staples, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 659:
Lot 659
'Northamptonshire County Cricket Club Year Book 1929'. Edited by V.W.C. Jupp. Original paper wrappers. Owner's name annotated to front cover, some wear and ageing to covers, rusting to staples, internally in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £70
The first year book was published in 1925
Lot 660:
Lot 660
Gloucestershire County Cricket Club Yearbook 1929. Original pictorial covers with image of W.G. Grace batting. Marks and soiling to covers, some rusting to staples otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £55
Lot 661:
'Indian Cricket Almanack'. Seven editions for 1948/49-1952/53, 1963 and 1972. Wear to spine of the 1972 edition, otherwise in good condition. Sold with 'India vs England 1971', Sunder Rajan, Bombay 1971, and 'A Maiden View. The Magic of Indian Cricket', Mihir Bose, London 1986. Qty 9 G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £32
Lot 662:
Lot 662
'Leng's Cricket Handbook'. John Leng & Co Ltd, Fleet Street, London. Three volumes of the handbook for 1905 and 1906 with original decorative wrappers. The 1905 in generally good condition, wear and small loss to spine of the 1906. Also 1907 lacking original front wrapper, bound in grey boards, reinforcement to first two pages, ageing throughout. Rare early editions. G
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £75
'The Cricket Handbook' ran from 1902 to 1912 and from 1906 was known as 'Leng's Cricket Handbook'
Lot 663:
Lot 663
'I Zingari. Origin-Rise-Progress-Results'. Rare early edition for 1889. London. Original decorative front board, lacking rear board, rear endpaper detached, otherwise in generally good condition. Sold with two copies of the 1950 edition. Minor wear to original decorative boards, otherwise in good condition. Qty 3
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 664:
Lot 664
Kent County Cricket Club Annuals for 1929, 1930, 1931 & 1945. Hardback 'blue books'. Original decorative boards. Minor wear to boards and spines otherwise in good condition. Qty 4
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
Lot 665:
Lot 665
Somerset C.C.C. Yearbooks for 1940-1946, 1952/53, 1955/56-1965/66, 1967 & 1967/68. Original decorative boards and wrappers with some ageing and wear, rusting to some staples, otherwise in generally good condition. Sold with a Somerset C.C.C. autograph book signed throughout by over forty Somerset and other players, probably collected in the 1990s. Signatures include Ken Palmer, Brian Langford, Graham Atkinson, James Hildreth, Jimmy Cook, Dennis Silk, Andrew Caddick, Jim Parks, Roy Virgin etc. Qty 16. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £22
Lot 666:
Lot 666
'Thornbury Cricket Club Centenary Handbook 1871-1971'. Edited by S. Canynge Caple 1971. Presentation copy with dedication, signed to inside front cover by Caple and dated 19th July 1971. Minor wear to covers, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 667:
Lot 667
'Test Tussles On and Off the Field'. D.K. Darling. Tasmania 1970. Original hardback with good dustwrapper. Signed by the author to title page. G/VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £10
Lot 668:
Lot 668
'Cricket Characters. The Cricketer Caricatures of John Ireland'. 1987. Signed to title page and to 'Introduction' caricature by Christopher Martin-Jenkins. The book also signed to individual caricature pages by eighteen players and other characters. Signatures are Geoff Boycott, Keith Fletcher, Mike Gatting, Graham Gooch, David Gower, Clive Lloyd, Derek Randall, Zaheer Abbas, Ian Botham, Richard Hadlee, Imran Khan, Rod Marsh, Bob Taylor, Michael Holding, Jeff Thomson, Bob Willis, Richie Benaud and Dickie Bird. Odd faults, tape repairs to dustwrapper, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £85
Lot 669:
Lot 669
'Who's Who in One Day Internationals 1971-2001'. Karachi 2001. Profusely signed to pen pictures by over 370 international cricketers. Signatures include Alderman, Gillespie, R. Hogg, Hughes, Katich, Langer, Lehmann, Malone, Moody, Rackemann, Slater, Warne, M. Waugh (Australia), Agnew, Amiss, Atherton, Barnett, Boycott, Brearley, Close, Cork, Dilley, D'Oliveira, Fraser, Gooch, Gough, Gower, Hayes, Hick, Hussain, Luckhurst, Malcolm, Old, Randall, Snow, Titmus, Underwood, Vaughan, Willis, Woolmer (England), Doshi, Engineer, Hirwani, Laxman, Mongia, Vishwanath (India), Astle, J. Bracewell, C. Cairns, Fleming, Greatbatch, Hadlee, Harris, Patel, Styris (New Zealand), Razzak, Ata-Ur-Rehman, Ghulam Ali, Inzamam-Ul-Haq, Mushtaq Ahmed, Rashid Latif, Saqlain Mushtaq, Shoaib Malik, Waqar Younis, Wasim Akram, (Pakistan), Atapattu, A.M. de Silva, Dharmasena, Fernando, Jayasuriya, Jayawardene, Muralitharan, Ranatunga, Sangakkara, Tillakaratne (Sri Lanka), Boucher, Cook, Donald, Gibbs, Kallis, Klusener, Nel, Ntini, Rhodes, Rice, Wessels (South Africa), Adams, Chanderpaul, Gibson, Holder, Hooper, Kallicharran, Kanhai, Lloyd, Logie, Richardson, Sobers (West Indies) etc. Dustwrapper. G
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £160
Lot 670:
'We Don't Play it for Fun. A Story of Yorkshire Cricket'. Don Mosey. London 1988. Profusely signed throughout the book by approximately one hundred Yorkshire players, some signatures on pieces and labels laid down. Signatures include Trueman, Cope, Close, Illingworth, Boycott, Carrick, R. Hutton, D. Bairstow, Keighley, Bird, Leadbeater, Balderstone, Hampshire Snr, Hampshire Jnr, A. Sidebottom, Kippax, Athey, Vaughan, Birkenshaw, Hoggard, Sutcliffe, Brearley, Lester etc. Good dustwrapper. Sold with 'Bo Willis. Lasting the Pace', 1985, signed by Willis. Also a set of fifty John Player & Sons 'Cricketers 1938' cigarette cards in original album. Some wear to cards and album. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £42
Lot 671:
'Action in Cricket'. Godfrey Evans. London 1956. Nicely signed in ink with dedication to title page by Evans. Some wear to dustwrapper. Also 'Sword of Willow', John Reid, Wellington 1963. Signed with dedication to front endpaper by Reid. Good dustwrappers. Sold with 'Famous Cricket Clubs', H.E. Powell-Jones, London 1928. Original card covers. Qty 3. G
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £15
Lot 672:
Lot 672
'Peter May. A Biography'. Alan Hill. London 1996. Foreword by Denis Compton. Limited edition bound in full leather, gilt to top edge, in slip case. Limited edition of 25 copies, signed by Mrs Virginia May, Colin Cowdrey and the author, this being number 'G', an unsold copy published for the author and publisher. VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £140
Lot 673:
Lot 673
'Near Death on the Sub-Continent. The Gavin Stevens Story'. David Jenkins. New South Wales 2009. Original paper wrappers. Signed to the title page by Stevens and the author. VG
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £22
Gavin Byron Stevens (South Australia & Australia 1952-1960) was selected for Australia's tour to Pakistan and India 1959/60 and played in four Tests. While on tour he contracted hepatitis, but despite making a full recovery he never played first-class cricket again
Lot 674:
Learie Constantine. Two titles by Constantine. 'Cricketers' Carnival', London 1948. Signed to the half title page by Contstantine and dated 1965. Small tape repairs to otherwise good dustwrapper. Internally in good condition. Ex libris Anthony Woodhouse. 'Cricket and I', London 1933. Loss to original dustwrapper, otherwise in good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £48
Lot 675:
Signed cricket books. Six titles, each signed by the author, the majority with good dustwrappers. Titles are 'Mike Proctor and Cricket', London 1981. 'Cricket Rebel', John Snow, London 1976. 'Richard Hadlee: At The Double', Richard Hadlee, London 1985. 'Deadly Down Under', Derek Underwood, London 1980. 'The Ashes Retained', Mike Brearley, London 1979. Tears and repairs to dustwrapper. 'The Return of the Ashes', Mike Brearley, London 1978. G
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £12
Lot 676:
Lancashire and Yorkshire cricket books. Selection of titles, some signed. Titles include 'Happy Go Johnny', Johnny Wardle, London 1957. Signed in ink to title page by Wardle. 'Cricket by the Lune. A History of Lancaster Cricket Club', Tom Alderson, 1985. Signed by the author to front end paper. 'History of Cricket in Kendal 1836-1905', James Clarke, Kendal 1906. Original wrappers, tears to spine. 'Hedley Verity. The Story of a Gallant Cricketer', Bradford 1945 etc. Qty 8. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
Lot 677:
Lot 677
'The Book of Cricket Verse'. Edited by Gerald Brodribb, London 1953. Good dustwrapper. Slipped in is an associated two page letter handwritten in ink to Brodribb from G.D. Martineau giving directions to his flat in Lyme Regis. 'I shall be glad to discuss Hastings, as well as your anthology of cricketing verse'. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £40
Lot 678:
Signed cricket books. Titles include 'The Game of Cricket', Sir Norman Birkett and Diana Rait Kerr, London 1955. Signed to title page by Rait Kerr. Tears to original dustwrapper. 'A History of the Gloucestershire County Cricket Club 1870-1948', S. Canynge Caple, Worcester 1949. Signed to title page by David Shepherd. Good dustwrapper. 'Wickets, Catches and the Odd Run', Trevor Bailey, London 1986, signed by Bailey. 'Fingleton on Cricket', Jack Fingleton, London 1972, signed by Fingleton etc. Qty 14. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
Lot 679:
Lot 679
'Sing all a green willow'. Ronald Mason. London 1967. Signed to the front end paper by twelve members of the 1971 Essex team. Signatures include Brian Taylor (Captain), Keith Boyce, Keith Fletcher, Ray East, David Acfield, John Lever, Stuart Turner etc. Good condition with good dustwrapper
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 680:
Lot 680
'Summer of Success. The Triumph of Essex County Cricket Club in 1979'. David Lemmon. London 1980. Signed to title page by the author and Peter Edwards, Secretary and Manager of the team. Also signed to the acknowledgement page by sixteen Essex players. Signatures include Graham Gooch, Allan Border, Keith Fletcher, Ray East, Neil Foster, Brian Hardie, David Acfield, David East etc. Good condition with good dustwrapper
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £20
Lot 681:
'The History of Kent County Cricket Club'. Dudley Moore, London 1988. signed to front end paper by six Kent players including Neil Taylor, Mark Benson, Graham Cowdrey, Richard Ellison etc. Also 'Freddie meets Freddie', Chris Cowdrey, London 2006, signed by Cowdrey. Sold with a box containing a selection of postcards, photographs, scorecards, match programmes, histories, benefit brochures etc 1970s onwards. One benefit brochure for Darren Stevens 2016 is signed by Stevens. G
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £65
Lot 682:
Signed cricket books. Four signed cricket books including 'Ashes Victory', The England Cricket Team, London 2005. Signed to the half title page by eight members of the 2005 England ashes team. Signatures include Vaughan, Trescothick, Hoggard, Pietersen, Strauss etc. Other signed titles include 'David Steele. Come in number 3', 'The Botham Report' etc. Sold with a colour caricature print of Michael Atherton in batting action from an original by 'Meadows', 2001. Framed and glazed overall 13.5"x18". Four framed colour caricature prints by John Ireland of Joel Garner, Graham Gooch, Keith Fletcher and Mike Gatting. Each approx. 8"x11.5". Also a black album of mixed cigarette cards. Series include Wills's (Qty 83), Player's (40), Churchman's (13) etc. Some wear to cards, otherwise in generally good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £15
Lot 683:
'Cutting Edge. My Autobiography'. Javid Miandad. Oxford 2003. Signed with dedication to half title page by Miandad. Also 'Cricket of To-Day and Yesterday', Volume II. Subscription Illustrated Edition. Percy Cross-Standing. London 1902. Original hardback pictorial covers. Some wear to covers, breaking to front internal hinge with old tape repair, first three pages detached, otherwise in good condition. Sold with 'Cardus on Cricket', Neville Cardus London 1983 (reprint), and 'A Corner of a Foreign Field. The Indian History of a British Sport', Ramachandra Guha, London 2002. Qty 4. G
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £15
Lot 684:
Lot 684
'A Portfolio of Cricket Prints. A Nineteenth Century Miscellany'. Introduction and Notes by Irving Rosenwater. London 1962. Original pictorial covers. Good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £30
Lot 685:
Lot 685
'A Memento of two great Notts. Cricketers, Arthur Shrewsbury and Alfred Shaw'. William F. Grundy. C.H. Richards. Nottingham 1907. Original decorative blue paper covered boards with titles to front board. Signed presentation copy 'To William Shrewsbury Junior (Arthur's Nephew) from W.F. Grundy, 29th November 1907'. The inscription to back of front board. The front board is cleanly detached, loss and breaking to spine paper, some old tape marks internally, near to spine otherwise in good condition. Rare
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 686:
E.W. Padwick. 'A Bibliography of Cricket', first edition 1977. Hardback with original worn dustwrapper. Sold with 'Padwick's Bibliography of Cricket Vol II', compiled by Stephen Ely and Peter Griffiths, London 1991 with good dustwrapper, and 'The Gibbs Guide to Items not in Padwick', compiled by Stephen W Gibbs, Christopher Saunders, second edition 2004. Qty 3. G - cricket
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £40
Lot 687:
Lot 687
'R.P. Nelson. Memoir'. H. Strickland and R Nelson. Privately published, 1955. Original card cover. Rusting to staples, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £30
Nelson captained Northamptonshire in 1938 and 1939, and was killed in action in World War II aged 28
Lot 688:
Lot 688
'Don'ts For Young Cricketers'. D.C.F. Burton. London and Keighley c1921. Padwick 527. Originally from Burton's own collection. Rare. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
David Cecil Fowler Burton, Cambridge University, Yorkshire and England, 1907-21. Burton played 104 matches for Yorkshire and was captain 1919-21. He toured with A.W.F. Somerset's M.C.C. teams to the West Indies in 1910/11 and 1912/13
Lot 689:
'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume XI. January- December 1892. Nos. 290- 319. Bound in blue boards. Some pages becoming detached, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 690:
Lot 690
'The English Cricketer's Trip to Canada and the United States in 1859'. Frederick Lillywhite. London 1860 (first edition). Original green boards with title in gilt. Rear internal hinge broken, some foxing, otherwise in good condition. Rare. Sold with the facsimile edition by Robin Marlar, published in 1980. Qty 2 - cricket
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £320
Lot 691:
'Gentlemen's Magazine and Historical Chronicle'. Volume XIII, 1743. Pages 485-486 contain a notice 'Of Publick Cricket Matches'. Bound in quarter leather with marbled boards. Front cover and front endpaper detached, otherwise in generally good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 692:
'Gentlemen's Magazine and Historical Chronicle'. Volume XIV, 1744. Page 400 contains an single line advertisement for 'Cricket. An Heroic Poem'. Bound in quarter leather with marbled boards. Good/ very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 693:
'Gentlemen's Magazine and Historical Chronicle'. Volume XXVI, 1756. Page 489 includes the poem, 'The Game of Cricket. An Exercise at Merchant Taylor's School'. Bound in quarter leather with marbled boards. Covers worn, contents in good condition
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 694:
'The Sportsman's Magazine or Chronicle of Sports and Pastimes'. Volumes I, II and III, London 1824. Scarce run of all three volumes comprising eighteen issues and two supplements of the short-lived magazine. Complete with all twenty engraved plates (one in colour), also the rare contents page for the first issue, August 1823. Volume II contains cricket match reports on pages 272-4. Padwick 1211-3. All three volumes nicely bound in quarter leather with matching marbled boards. Very good condition
Estimate: £500/700
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 695:
'The Cricket Society' Newsletters 1948-1983. All fully bound in green cloth in six volumes. Also ten issues of 'The Cricket Statistician' Official Journals, issue nos 11-20, Autumn 1975- December 1977, unbound. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £55
Lot 696:
'The Field, The Country Gentleman's Newspaper'. Volume XI 1858. Bound in pale green boards with gilt decorations and tooling. Staining and wear to boards and spine, some foxing to internal pages. Also two bound volumes for 1882-1884 and 1892 in green cloth. Some ageing to boards, otherwise in good condition. Qty 3
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £60
Lot 697:
Public school cricket. Selection of cricket books including pupil listing booklets for Harrow 1900, January 1901 and September 1901. Three Harrow Almanacks for 1898-1900. 'Harrow Association Record and List of Members 1934-1935'. 'A History of Cricket at Sherborne School', D.F. Gibbs, 1980, signed by the author. Qty 8. Odd faults, generally good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £95
Lot 698:
Lot 698
'Tate Gallery, Millbank. An Exhibition of Cricket Pictures from the Collection of Sir Jeremiah Colman, BT'. Original catalogue for the exhibition of forty two paintings and prints loaned to the Tate Gallery by Colman, held 16th June to 30th September 1934. Padwick 6996. Some wear and ageing to covers, otherwise in good condition. Also 'A Catalogue for an Exhibition of Books Manuscripts & Pictorial Records', arranged by Diana Rait Kerr, Curator at Lord's. Held at Albemarle Street, London, 22nd June to 12th August 1950. Qty 2. G
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 699:
Lot 699 Lot 699
The Ashes. Hon. Ivo Bligh. Kent, Cambridge University & England 1877-1883. 'The Record of the Cobham Village Club'. Two copies of 'The Record', Vol. 3 No. 10, July 1926, and Vol. 4 No. 8, May 1927. Original printed newsletters comprising reports and fixtures for village Cricket, Tennis, Scouts and other social activities. The 1926 issue has an article reprinted from the Westminster Gazette, 7th June 1926, on 'The Real Ashes' describing the original 'small earthenware urn kept by the Earl of Darnley [then the Hon. Ivo Bligh] at his country seat, Cobham Hall, Kent'. The 1927 issue dedicates the first page to the death of Bligh and his funeral, with a loose mono printed photograph portrait of Bligh. Rusting to staples, otherwise in good condition. Sold with 'A Yeoman of Kent. An Account of Richard Hayes (1725-1790) and the Village of Cobham in which he Lived and Farmed', Ralph Arnold, London 1949. Comprises a chapter on shooting and cricket including a history of Cobham cricket and an account of England v Hampshire at Sevenoaks Vine, 1776. Very good condition. Qty 3
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: unsold
Ivo Bligh is best known for captaining the M.C.C. team to Australia when, in 1882/83, Bligh was presented with the famous 'Ashes' urn having won the series. Bligh was the founder and President of Cobham Village Club
Lot 700:
Lot 700
'Keep Your Tail Up Kangaroo. The Official Australian Cricket Board Song'. Words and music by Neil McBeath, copyright 1932. Four page music score containing two pages of music and lyrics tipped into modern blue cloth. The front cover states 'To be broadcast and sung at the M.C.C. during the vital Test Match by permission of the Victorian Cricket Association and courtesy', with printed photographs of Don Bradman, Gubby Allen and singer Arnold Colman. Not listed by Padwick, but shown in the Bibliography vol II, no 3255. VG - cricket
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: unsold
The song was presumably intended for the fifth and final Test at Melbourne in February/March 1937, when England lost the series after being two matches up. According to the National Library of Australia the first issue appeared c1932 with the picture on the front cover of a kangaroo with a cricket bat and a bucket of ashes
Lot 701:
Lot 701
'You've Got To Be a Cricket Hero (To Get Along With The Beautiful Girls)'. Al. Sherman, Buddy Fields and Al. Lewis. Local adaptation by Fred Tupper and Cliff Nicholls. Published by Allan's Music Publishers, Melbourne, 1933. Original four page music score, the front cover featuring the Melbourne Cricket Ground surrounded by pen pictures of sixteen Australian cricketers each with printed signature below, including Woodfull, McCabe, Grimmett, Darling, Bradman, Oldfield, Wall, Kippax etc. The lyrics feature references to many of the featured players. Minor foxing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 702:
Lot 702
'Cricket'. 'Country House Ditties'. Words by Harry and Leo. Trevor and music by Alfred Scott-Gatty. Dedicated to I Zingari, published by Boosey & Co. London, 1898. Original twelve page music score, the front cover in the black, gold and red colours of I Zingari with their emblem. Boosey & Co stamp to first page. Covers detached with some nicks and loss to cover edges, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £140/180
Hammer price: unsold
The front cover and some of the music is reproduced in miniature in D.R. Allen' s book. Sir Alfred Scott-Gatty was head of the College of Arms and an expert on heraldry. He wrote successful popular music
Lot 703:
Lot 703
'The Barbados Cricketers' Annual for 1895-96'. Edited and compiled by J. Winfred Gibbons. Barbados 1896. Second edition of the Annual. Some ageing and creasing to original paper wrappers, facsimile replacement tape spine, foxing to internal pages and one wormhole affecting all pages. Otherwise in good condition. A rare Annual
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £240
Lot 704:
Lot 704
'The Barbados Cricketer's Annual' 1896-97. Edited and compiled by J. Wynford Gibbons. Third edition of the Annual. Bound in light brown boards with poor original wrappers with soiling, fading and loss to extremities, age toning and childlike scribble to front wrapper and first 2/3 pages, some worm damage to front cover and pp 1-31, age toning and small damage to last few pages at the rear otherwise in generally good condition. A rare Annual
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 705:
Lot 705
'The Barbados Cricketer's Annual' 1897-98. Edited and compiled by J. Wynford Gibbons. Fourth edition of the Annual. Bound in maroon boards, lacking original front wrapper and with a poor rear wrapper only, lacking title page, damage and major loss to the first four pages, other faults and nicks to odd internal pages otherwise in generally good condition. A rare Annual
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 706:
England v Australia. 'How we Recovered the Ashes'. P.F. Warner. Chapman & Hall, London 1904. Original decorative cloth boards. Wear to spine otherwise in good condition. Sold with 'The Fight for the Ashes 1926'. P.F. Warner. London 1926 and 'The Fight for the Ashes in 1930'. P.F. Warner. London 1930. Odd faults, some foxing, otherwise in generally good condition. Qty 3
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 707:
'The Fight for the Ashes 1932/33'. Jack Hobbs. London 1933. Original cloth boards. Signed to title page by Hobbs. Small tear to spine and some fading to covers, otherwise in fair to good condition. Sold with 'The Fight for the Ashes 1934'. Jack Hobbs. London 1934. Front cover of dustwrapper retained. Generally good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £42
Lot 708:
'Ashes- And dust. The 1934 Test Matches'. D.R. Jardine. London 1951. Sold with 'In Quest of the Ashes', D.R. Jardine, London 1933. Small nick to head of spine. Also 'The Turn of the Wheel. M.C.C. Team Australia 1929-1929'. P.G.H. Fender, London 1929. Some foxing to all three titles, otherwise in generally good condition. Qty 3
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £32
Lot 709:
'The History of South African Cricket 1919-1927'. M.W. Luckin. Johannesburg 1928. Signed to front endpaper by Hansie Cronje while attending a Benefit Dinner at Keswick Cricket Club, 1995. Sold with 'South African Cricket 1927-1947. Vol III'. Louis Duffus, and 'South African Cricket 1919-1927'. M.W. Luckin. Qty 3. Some wear to covers, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £40
Lot 710:
Lot 710
'The Memorial Biography of Dr W. G. Grace'. Lord Hawke, Lord Harris and Sir Home Gordon. London 1919. Original decorative boards. Top edge gilt, other edges uncut. Limited edition of 150 copies. R.M. Bell's copy. Includes a typed letter to Bell from the publisher regarding the publication of the 'Limited de Luxe' edition. Facing p331 is a page handwritten and signed page in ink by Bell commenting on an error on lines 19 to 23, relating to Grace and Bell playing for medal in a monthly golf competition. The handwritten page contains more detail about Grace's interest in golf and the origins of the medal, 'a gold one about the size of a sovereign' which Bell had engraved 'Golf. Dr. W.G. Grace v R.M. Bell 1906'. An additional handwritten annotation by Bell in the margin states 'This medal was played for between W.G. and me and when he died he held it so Mrs Grace sent it to me as a souvenir. I had it in my purse which I had stolen so I lost one of my best treasures. R.M. Bell'. Some light fading to spine otherwise in good condition. A rare and interesting personal copy of Grace's memorial biography
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £130
Richard Moor Bell played for London County 1902-1904. His most notable performances playing for the M.C.C. were in 1928, including taking all ten wickets against Alleyn's School and three others in which he took eight wickets in each match. In the 1929 he wrote 'It will be noted that I got a wicket in the only 5 ways they can be got. Probably a record in one innings. RMB' against St. John's School, Leatherhead
Lot 711:
'Cricket in the Fiji Islands'. P.A. Snow. Christchurch 1949. Minor adhesive damage to inside front cover, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £35
Lot 712:
New Zealand Cricket 1914-1933. Vol II. T.W. Reese. Auckland 1936. Original dustwrapper. Minor tears and loss to dustwrapper, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £30
Lot 713:
'World of Cricket. 50 years of Cricket. England v Australia, Colony v Colony. 1905-1895'. F.J. Ironside. Third edition. Sydney 1895. Bound in quarter leather and red cloth, lacking original front wrapper and title page. Some foxing to internal pages and odd annotations in ink, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £30
Lot 714:
Lot 714
'Ranji. A Centenary Album'. Vasant Raiji, Bombay 1972. Original decorative gold boards. Some wear to boards and creasing to lower right corner to covers and internal pages, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 715:
Lot 715
'Some Interesting Links of Yorkshire Cricket'. J.W. Overend 1918'. Original pictorial covers with image of 'Yorkshire County Wranglers at Cambridge' (Lockwood, Peate, Ullyett and Emmett). Wear and ageing to covers, splitting to spine, some rusting to staples otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £18
Lot 716:
'A Century of Philadelphia Cricket '. Edited by J.A. Lester, Philadelphia 1951. Presentation copy signed to the front end paper by Lester and four of the contributors, Percy H. Clark, C.C. Morris, W. Paul O'Neill and J. Barton King. Padwick 4086. Some loss and old tape repairs to original dustwrapper. One photoplate detached, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
Barton King died in October 1965 and was regarded as the greatest ever American cricketer. He toured England with the Philadelphian team in 1897, 1903 and 1908. He took 87 wickets at 11.01 on the 1908 tour. Clark and Lester also took part in that tour
Lot 717:
Pre World War II cricket books. Four cricket books all with good dustwrappers. Titles are 'The King of Games', Frank Woolley, London 1935. Frontispiece becoming detached. 'Ashes- And Dust', D.R. Jardine, London 1934. 'The Larwood Story', Harold Larwood, London 1965. 'Collins's Men', A.E.R. Gilligan, London 1926. Some foxing and ageing to all titles, generally good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £40
Lot 718:
'Edward Mills Grace Cricketer', F.S. Ashley-Cooper, London 1916. Ex libris Gerald Brodribb, with Brodribb's name handwritten in ink to front endpaper. Some wear and ageing to original cloth boards, otherwise in good condition. Also 'With Stoddart's Team in Australia', Prince Ranjitsinhji, London 1898. Ex libris Anthony Woodhouse. Old tape repairs to internal hinges, otherwise in good condition. 'Cricket Across the Seas', P.F. Warner, London 1903. Some wear to decorative cloth boards. Qty 3
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £42
Lot 719:
'Frederick Lillywhite's Cricket Scores And Biographies'. Volume I, 1746 to 1826 (published 1862), Volume II, 1827 to 1840 (1862), and Volume VI, 1855 to 1875 (1876). All three volumes in original boards, wear to and fading to boards of Volume I. Water damage to Volume II affecting boards and internal pages with some loss to front endpaper. Staining and splitting to the spine of Volume VI. Sold with '"Cricket's" Year Book for 1898', 'Cricket' Office, London 1898. Second year of publication. Original paper wrappers detached with old tape repairs and damage to some internal pages. All four titles in only fair condition. Viewing essential. Qty 4
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £22
Lot 720:
Cricket histories and year books. Selection of fourteen cricket books, some limited editions. Titles include 'Shreds and Patches. Carlton C.C.' 1923. Three Association of Cricket Statisticians booklets, 'Tasmanian Cricketers 1850-1982' Middlesex Cricketers 1850-1976', limited edition no. 173/700 'Somersetshire Cricketers 1875-1974', limited edition no. 428/500. Also 'Webber's Cricket Year Book 1947-48' (second year of issue), limited edition no. 195/250 etc. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
Lot 721:
Lot 721
'Cricket Stories: Wise and Otherwise'. Gathered by C.W. Alcock. Bristol 1901. Original decorative wrappers. Minor wear and ageing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £35
Lot 722:
The Cricketer Magazine 1921-1949. Two boxes containing a run, the majority bound in green boards. Volumes are 1921 (first issue, bound in brown leather), 1922, 1923, 1923/24, 1924/25, 1926, 1932, 1933, 1936 (bound in black quarter leather with dark blue cloth boards), 1937, 1938, 1940, 1943-1949. Some volumes tightly trimmed by the binder. Sold with 'The Cricketer Spring Annual' and 'The Cricketer Annual' for 1936/37 (bound in black quarter leather with dark blue cloth boards) and 'The Cricketer Annual' and 'The Cricketer Spring Annual' for 1938/9-1939/40. Sold with two Roger Heavens facsimile reprints of 'Arthur Haygarth Cricket Scores and Biographies' (limited edition no. 173/500 and 'M.C.C. Cricket Scores and Biographies'. Qty 23 G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £30
Lot 723:
Lot 723
'How to make 1000 runs in May!'. Humorous 12pp advertising leaflet published 1933 featuring cartoons and descriptions of Gradidge cricket equipment and instructions on the care of Gradidge bats. Rusting to staples otherwise in good/ very good condition. Sold with a matching envelope with the typed address of the Kent collector, H.W. Warner, postmarked 5th April 1933. Old tape repairs and foxing to the envelope, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £68
Lot 724:
Lot 724
'The Fight for the Ashes in 1930'. P.F. Warner. London 1930. Signed in ink to half title page with dedication by Warner, dated 30th October 1930. The dedication, to A.W.T. Langford, Assistant Editor and later Editor of The Cricketer, 'who gave me much valuable help not only in this book but also in "The Cricketer"'. The dedication also includes a quotation from Ranjitsinhji, 'For cricket is not only a game; it is really a manner of living'. Repairs and wear to original dustwrapper, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £100
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
Lot 730:
'How We Recovered the Ashes'. P.F. Warner. London 1904. Presentation copy signed by Warner and dated 'May 1904', to A.E. Relf (Sussex & England) who was a member of the touring party. Minor wear, generally good condition. Sold with 'Gilligan's Men', M.A. Noble, London 1925, second edition. Also 'England v Australia, the Story of the Test Matches', J.N. Pentelow, Bristol 1895, bound in green cloth. G
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £60
M.C.C. won the 1903/04 Ashes series 3-2. Relf, making his debut in the first Test, played in the first two Tests, England winning both matches
Lot 731:
Cricket histories and biographies. Box containing a selection of fourteen cricket books. Titles include 'W.G. Cricketing Reminiscences & Personal Recollections', W.G. Grace, London 1899. Original decorative cloth boards. Breaking to front internal hinge. 'Australian Cricket: A History', A.G. ("Johnnie") Moyes, Sydney 1959. With good dustwrapper. 'West Indian Cricket', Christopher Nicole, London 1957. Very good dustwrapper etc. Some books annotated with the owner's name, J.B.G. Thomas, rugby and cricket writer. G
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £15
Lot 732:
Lot 732
Frank Woolley. Flicker book. 'Square Cut and Walking Shot'. Published by Flicker Productions of London. Rusting to staples, minor water stains to one cover, reinforcement laid down to rear cover, small tear to spine, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £40
Lot 733:
Lot 733
Frank Woolley. Flicker book. 'Pull to Leg and Forcing Shot, off the Back Foot, to the Off'. Published by Flicker Productions of London. Rusting to staples, reinforcement laid down to rear cover, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £40
Lot 734:
Kent. Selection of eleven biographies, histories etc relating to Kent county, clubs and players, some signed. Signed titles include 'Kent the Glorious Years', Dennis Fowle, London 1979. Signed by Alan Ealham who wrote the foreword. Limited edition no. 60/1000. 'Five Overs & 2 Wides', H.S. Vere Hodge. Privately printed 1967. 'The Valiant Stumper. A History of Wicket-Keeping', G.D. Martineau, London 1957. Signature in ink of Godfrey Evans on piece laid down to title page. Good dustwrapper. 'Behind the Stumps', Godfrey Evans, London 1951. Signed in ink to title page by Evans. 'The White Horse and the Kangaroo. Kent v The Australians 1882-1977', Clive W. Porter, Gillingham 1981 signed by the author. Also Order of Service for Frank Woolley, Canterbury Cathedral, 18th November 1978 etc. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
Lot 735:
The Sportsman's Book Club. Six titles published 1955-1956 in original red cloth. Titles are 'Talking of Cricket', Ian Peebles. 'Australian Test Journal', John Arlott, 'The Glad Season', Ray Robinson. 'Cricket My Happiness', A.A. Thomson. 'Cricket North & South', T.C.F. Prittie. 'Keith Miller Companion', Keith Miller and R.S. Whitington. Minor wear to cloth boards, otherwise in good condition. Sold with four Yorkshire County Cricket Club handbooks for 1974-1976. Thirty four copies of 'The Cricketer' magazine for 1937, 1938 and 1946 in generally good condition. Five Wisden Cricketers' Alamanck hardbacks for 1985, 2001-2004, a 1978 softback and two Wisden Anthologies. G
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £35
Lot 736:
Wartime cricket books. 'Shadows Over the Wicket with the British Empire XI' by 'The Official Scorer', E. Hoskin. Original decorative paper wrappers. Handwritten dedication in ink on page laid down to inside front cover, signed 'Ernest Hoskin' and dated 27th February 1946. Some wear to covers and spine, otherwise in good condition. 'The Lost Seasons. Cricket in Wartime 1939-45', Eric Midwinter, London 1987. 'The Final Over. The Cricketers of Summer 1914', Christopher Sandford, Stroud 2014. 'Dimming of the Day. The Cricket Season of 1914', Simon Sweetman, Cardiff 2015. Sold with six limited edition volumes of 'Innings Complete' by Philip Paine, volumes 5-10, each signed by the author. Qty 10. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30

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