Wisden. Original Hardback Editions

Lot 1142:
Lot 1142
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1903 and 1924. 40th & 61st editions. Original paper wrappers, bound in dark brown boards, with titles in gilt to spines. The 1903 edition with very poor wrappers (front wrapper laid down to board), darkened, worn and with loss, the book appears complete but rather tired. The 1924 edition with age toning, foxing and minor wear otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £65
Lot 1143:
Lot 1143
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1915. 52nd edition. Original paper wrappers, bound in dark brown boards, with titles in gilt to spine. Some light staining to front wrapper otherwise in good/very good condition
Estimate: £60/80
Hammer price: £50
Lot 1144:
Lot 1144
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1917, 1918, 1919, 1941, 1942 and 1943. Bound in red/brown boards, with date handwritten to spines. These war-time editions appear to be soft back editions which have been bound with their wrappers covered/stuck down to the white end papers. The 1918 edition with broken front internal hinges. Odd further faults. Bought as seen, not subject to return. Qty 6
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £310
Lot 1145:
Lot 1145
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1918. 55th edition. Original paper wrappers. Replacement spine paper, some wear, soiling and staining to wrappers, minor staining to first few pages and to the page block at the top edge otherwise in generally good condition. Rare war-time edition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £70
Lot 1146:
Lot 1146
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1921 and 1927. 58th & 64th editions. Original paper wrappers, bound in brown boards, with titles in gilt to spines. The 1921 edition with some age toning, wear and nicks to wrappers, breaking to internal hinges otherwise in good condition. The 1927 edition with good original wrappers and in good condition. Both books a little tired
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £50
Lot 1147:
Lot 1147
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1922. 59th edition. Original paper wrappers. Replacement spine paper, some wear and age toning to wrappers, some breaking to page block otherwise in generally good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1148:
Lot 1148
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1926. 63rd edition. Original paper wrappers. Broken spine block, contents becoming loose, loss to spine paper, signature of ownership to top border of front wrapper otherwise in generally good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £40
Lot 1149:
Lot 1149
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1936 and 1938. 73rd & 75th editions. Original paper wrappers, bound in brown boards, with titles in gilt to spines. The 1936 edition with odd minor faults to wrapper otherwise in good/very good condition. The 1938 edition with worn and tired wrappers otherwise in generally good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £45
Lot 1150:
Lot 1150
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1941. 78th edition. Original limp cloth covers. Only 3200 paper copies printed in this war year. Very good condition. Rare war-time edition
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £240
Lot 1151:
Lot 1151
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1942. 79th edition. Original limp cloth covers. Only 4100 paper copies printed in this war year. Very minor breaking to internal hinges otherwise in very good condition. Rare war-time edition
Estimate: £130/160
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1152:
Lot 1152
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1943. 80th edition. Original limp cloth covers. Only 5600 paper copies printed in this war year. Some light fading and staining to spine and edges of wrapper nearest to spine otherwise in generally good/very good condition. Rare war-time edition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £80
Lot 1153:
Lot 1153
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1944. 81st edition. Original hardback. Only 1500 hardback copies were printed in this war year. Very light crease to top of front board, dulling to spine gilts, light bumping to both bottom corners otherwise in very good condition. Rare wartime edition
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £250

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