Cricket Books

Lot 1257:
Lot 1257
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1895, 1898 to 1915. A run of the Almanack for the period stated. All rebound in various boards with the exception of the 1901, 1908 and 1911 editions which have original paper wrappers, the 1901 in poor condition, the 1908 in good condition and the 1911 in fair condition. Off the other editions the 1895, 1898, 1900, 1901, 1905, 1906, 1910, 1912, 1914 and 1915 have original paper wrappers, the remaining books do not. Some faults, to a greater or lesser extent, to the majority of the books. Viewing essential, bought as seen, not subject to return. Qty 19
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £320
Lot 1258:
Lot 1258
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1916. Willows softback reprint (1990) in light brown hardback covers with gilt lettering. Limited edition Review copy signed to title page by E.W. Swanton. Good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £40
Lot 1259:
Lot 1259
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1917. 54th edition. Original paper wrappers, bound in red and cream boards, with titles to spine. Light soiling to wrappers, trimming a little tight to odd page by the binder otherwise in good/very good condition. Rare war-time edition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £75
Lot 1260:
Lot 1260
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1918. 55th edition. Original paper wrappers, bound in brown boards, with titles to spine, blue page edges. Good/very good condition. Rare war-time edition
Estimate: £130/160
Hammer price: £80
Lot 1261:
Lot 1261
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1919. 56th edition. Original paper wrappers, bound in red and cream boards, with titles to spine. Light soiling to wrappers, trimming a little tight to odd page by the binder otherwise in good/very good condition. Rare war-time edition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £90
Lot 1262:
Lot 1262
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1920 to 1929. A run of the Almanack for the period stated. All rebound in various boards with the exception of the 1920 and 1921 editions which have original paper wrappers, both with faults. The editions for 1922 to 1929 all have original wrappers, some faults to wrappers including old tape marks, wear, staining to a greater or lesser extent, the edition for 1926 in very good condition. The 1928 edition signed to the 'Preface' page by C. Stewart Caine, editor of Wisden. Viewing essential, bought as seen, not subject to return. Qty 10
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £180
Lot 1263:
Lot 1263
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1930 to 1938 and 1940. A run of the Almanack for the period stated. The first four editions bound in brown boards with original wrappers, the 1931 and 1932 editions in very good condition, the 1930 with some faults and the 1933 in poor condition. The editions for 1934 to 1938 and 1940 all have original wrappers/covers. A few faults but generally in good condition with the exception of the 1937 edition which has a replacement spine otherwise good and the 1940 which is worn, tired and poor, about fair. Viewing essential, bought as seen, not subject to return. Qty 10
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £260
Lot 1264:
Lot 1264
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1941 to 1946. Original limp cloth covers. Limited number of these war years editions produced. All six editions with some wear and some soiling to covers and spine papers. The 1941 edition with breaking to internal hinges at front and rear, piece torn from final page in the book (pp435/426), the 1942 edition with minor breaking to page block, the 1943 edition with breaking to front internal hinge, page 125/126 detached, the 1944 edition in good condition, the 1945 edition with some minor breaking to internal hinge and the 1946 edition with heavier soiling to covers, minor breaking internally. Viewing recommended. Qty 6
Estimate: £180/250
Hammer price: £240
Lot 1265:
Lot 1265
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1947. Original hardback. Minor wear to boards and spine, minor tiny paint spots to front board, some dulling to gilt titles, some breaking to front and rear internal hinges otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
Lot 1266:
Lot 1266
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1948, 1949 & 1950. Original limp cloth covers. Usual browning to pages of the 1948 edition, light crinkling to the front cover of the 1949 edition, some breaking to the front cover of the 1950 edition otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £20
Lot 1267:
Lot 1267
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1951, 1952, 1953, 1956 & 1964. Original limp cloth covers. The 1951 edition with some bowing to spine, the 1952 and 1953 editions with odd minor faults, the 1956 with bowing to spine, soiling to covers and wear to spine block and the 1964 with slight bow to spine, age toning to covers and darkening to spine otherwise in good condition. Qty 5
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £20
Lot 1268:
Lot 1268
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1954. Original hardback. Minor mark to rear board otherwise in good/very good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £25
Lot 1269:
Lot 1269
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1955, 1957 & 1958. Original hardbacks. The 1955 ex libris with stamps to front board and internally, the 1957 with dulling to gilt titles, wear to front internal hinge and the 1958 edition with dulled gilt titles, some staining internally to odd pages otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £23
Lot 1270:
Lot 1270
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1959. Original hardback. Minor mark to spine paper, some dulling to gilt titles on spine otherwise in good+ condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £20
Lot 1271:
Lot 1271
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963 & 1965. Original hardbacks. The 1960 edition with bump to top front board corner, wrinkling and dulling to gilt titles on spine, the 1961 edition with faded gilt titles to spine, the 1962 edition with dulling to the gilt titles on the front board, the 1963 edition with marks to spine and the 1965 edition with wear and staining to boards and spine paper and lacking dustwrapper otherwise all five titles in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £38
Lot 1272:
Lot 1272
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1966 to 2010. The majority are original hardbacks with dustwrapper, the 1976 edition lacking dustwrapper, cloth covered editions for 1971, 1972, 1978, 1986-89, 1991-1999 (16 editions). Some faults to dustwrappers including age toning to spines and some wear, odd additional faults otherwise in good condition. Qty 45
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: £95
Lot 1273:
Lot 1273 Lot 1273
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1864-1878. Willows '150th Anniversary Reprint'. Fifteen facsimile editions published 2012. Limited edition 81/150. Brown hard board covers with gilt lettering to covers and spine. In original Willows brown presentation box and slip case as issued. Excellent condition
Estimate: £350/450
Hammer price: £440
Lot 1274:
Lot 1274
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1885. Willows softback reprint (1983) in light brown hardback covers with gilt lettering. Un-numbered limited edition. Good/very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £35
Lot 1275:
Lot 1275
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1885. Willows softback reprint (1983) in light brown hardback covers with gilt lettering. Un-numbered limited edition. Good/very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1276:
Lot 1276
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1887. Willows softback reprint (1989) in light brown hardback covers with gilt lettering. Un-numbered limited edition. Good/very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1277:
Lot 1277
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1890. Willows softback second reprint (2007) in light brown hardback covers with gilt lettering. Limited edition 137/250. Very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1278:
Lot 1278
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1891. Willows softback second reprint (2007) in light brown hardback covers with gilt lettering. Limited edition 137/250. Very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1279:
Lot 1279
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1894. Willows softback reprint (1992) in light brown hardback covers with gilt lettering. Un-numbered limited edition, possibly a review copy. Very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1280:
Lot 1280
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1900. Willows softback reprint (1996) in light brown hardback covers with gilt lettering. Limited edition 93/500. Very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1281:
Lot 1281
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1901. Willows softback reprint (1996) in light brown hardback covers with gilt lettering. Limited edition 235/500. Very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1282:
Lot 1282
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1902. Willows softback reprint (1997) in light brown hardback covers with gilt lettering. Limited edition 147/500. Very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £50
Lot 1283:
Lot 1283
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1906. Willows softback reprint (1999) in light brown hardback covers with gilt lettering. Limited edition 198/500. Very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1284:
Lot 1284
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1906. Willows softback reprint (1999) in light brown hardback covers with gilt lettering. Limited edition 231/500. Very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1285:
Lot 1285
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1907. Willows softback reprint (1999) in light brown hardback covers with gilt lettering. Un-numbered limited edition. Very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1286:
Lot 1286
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1907. Willows softback reprint (1999) in light brown hardback covers with gilt lettering. Limited edition 269/500. Very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1287:
Lot 1287
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1908. Willows softback reprint (2000) in light brown hardback covers with gilt lettering. Limited edition 265/500. Very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1288:
Lot 1288
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1908. Willows softback reprint (2000) in light brown hardback covers with gilt lettering. Limited edition 301/500. Very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1289:
Lot 1289
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1909. Willows softback reprint (2000) in light brown hardback covers with gilt lettering. Un-numbered limited edition. Very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1290:
Lot 1290
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1921. Willows hardback reprint (2005) with gilt lettering. Un-numbered limited edition. Good/very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £40
Lot 1291:
Lot 1291
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1922. Willows softback reprint (2006) in light brown hardback covers with gilt lettering. Un-numbered limited edition. Good/very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1292:
Lot 1292
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1923. Willows softback reprint (2006) in light brown hardback covers with gilt lettering. Un-numbered limited edition. Good/very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1293:
Lot 1293
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1924. Willows softback reprint (2006) in light brown hardback covers with gilt lettering. Un-numbered limited edition. Good/very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1294:
Lot 1294
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1925. Willows softback reprint (2007) in light brown hardback covers with gilt lettering. Un-numbered limited edition. Good/very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1295:
Lot 1295
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1926. Willows softback reprint (2007) in light brown hardback covers with gilt lettering. Un-numbered limited edition. Good/very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £45
Lot 1296:
Lot 1296
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1927. Willows softback reprint (2007) in light brown hardback covers with gilt lettering. Un-numbered limited edition. Still complete with white band, unopened. Very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1297:
Lot 1297
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1927. Willows softback reprint (2007) in light brown hardback covers with gilt lettering. Limited edition 157/500. Very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1298:
Lot 1298
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1928. Willows softback reprint (2008) in light brown hardback covers with gilt lettering. Limited edition 104/500. Very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1299:
Lot 1299
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1929. Willows softback reprint (2008) in light brown hardback covers with gilt lettering. Un-numbered limited edition. Good/very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1300:
Lot 1300
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1931. Willows softback reprint (2009) in light brown hardback covers with gilt lettering. Limited edition 41/500. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1301:
Lot 1301
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1932. Willows softback reprint (2009) in light brown hardback covers with gilt lettering. Limited edition 119/500. Very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £40
Lot 1302:
Lot 1302
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1933. Willows softback reprint (2010) in light brown hardback covers with gilt lettering. Limited edition 71/500. Very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1303:
Lot 1303
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1934. Willows hardback reprint (2010) with gilt lettering. Limited edition 433/500. Very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1304:
Lot 1304
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1942. Willows hardback reprint (1999) with gilt lettering. Limited edition 447/500. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1305:
Lot 1305
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1942. Willows reprint (1999) in softback covers. Limited edition 726/750. Very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1306:
Lot 1306
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1943. Willows hardback reprint (2000) with gilt lettering. Limited edition 635/750. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1307:
Lot 1307
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1943. Willows reprint (2000) in softback covers. Limited edition 129/500. Very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1308:
Lot 1308
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1944. Willows hardback reprint (2000) with gilt lettering. Limited edition 294/500. Un-opened condition with white band attached as issued. Very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1309:
Lot 1309
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1944. Willows reprint (2000) in softback covers. Limited edition 139/500. Very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1310:
Lot 1310
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1945. Willows hardback reprint (2000) with gilt lettering. Limited edition 432/500. Very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1311:
Lot 1311
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1945. Willows reprint (2000) in softback covers. Limited edition 194/500. Very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1312:
Lot 1312
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1946. Willows hardback reprint (2012) with gilt lettering. Limited edition 138/250. Very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1313:
Lot 1313
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1872. Ninth edition. Bound in light brown boards, lacking original paper wrappers, with titles in gilt to spine. Trimming by the bookbinder tight to certain pages otherwise in good/very good condition. Pages checked, complete. Rare
Estimate: £700/1000
Hammer price: £600
Lot 1314:
Lot 1314
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1883. 20th edition. Original paper wrappers, bound in light brown boards with gilt titles to spine. Very good condition. Ex Libris. 'Gloucestershire City Libraries' with labels to inside front and rear boards
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £220
Lot 1315:
Lot 1315
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1904, 1910 & 1911. 41st, 47th and 48th editions. The 1904 edition bound in green board, lacking front wrapper, tape marks to first advertising page and rear wrapper otherwise in good condition. The 1910 edition bound in light brown boards, with original wrappers. Repairs to two front advertising pages and edge of front wrapper and the 1911 edition with replacement spine paper and replacement wrappers, gilt to all edges, tight trimming to the book, some faults to odd internal page otherwise in generally good condition. Qty 3
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £40
Lot 1316:
Lot 1316
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1907. 44th edition. Original paper wrappers. Some wear with loss to spine paper, some age toning to wrappers, slight nick to lower border of spine otherwise in good condition. Signature of George Alfred Turner Vials. Northamptonshire 1905-1922 to edge of front wrapper
Estimate: £60/80
Hammer price: £60
Lot 1317:
Lot 1317
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1908. 45th edition. Original paper wrappers. Breaking to spine block, contents becoming a little loose, some wear with loss to spine paper, some age toning, wear and staining to wrappers otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £42
Lot 1318:
Lot 1318
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1910. 47th edition. Original paper wrappers. Minor wear and slight splitting to spine paper with minor loss, some age toning to wrappers otherwise in good/very good condition
Estimate: £60/80
Hammer price: £62
Lot 1319:
Lot 1319
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1911. 48th edition. Original paper wrappers. Some wear and loss to spine paper, slight breaking to spine block, some age toning to wrappers with odd ink splash, bump to lower right hand corner otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £32
Lot 1320:
Lot 1320
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1912. 49th edition. Original paper wrappers. Some age toning to wrappers, very minor wear to spine paper otherwise in good/very good condition
Estimate: £60/80
Hammer price: £48
Lot 1321:
Lot 1321
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1914. 51st edition. Original paper wrappers. Some bowing to spine, minor age toning to wrappers and spine otherwise in good+ condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £40
Lot 1322:
Lot 1322
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1915, 1922 & 1925. 52nd, 59th and 1925 editions. The 1915 edition bound in brown boards with original wrappers, loss and repairs to both wrappers, loss to a third of page three otherwise in good condition. The 1922 edition with original wrappers, replacement spine paper, odd faults otherwise good and the 1925 edition bound in brown boards with original wrappers, old tape marks to wrappers, some small loss to the corner of the front wrapper otherwise in good condition. Qty 3
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £48
Lot 1323:
Lot 1323
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1916. 53rd edition. Original paper wrappers. Small stamp of name of ownership to top border of front wrapper, odd very minor faults otherwise in very good condition. Rare war-time edition
Estimate: £300/400
Hammer price: £360
Lot 1324:
Lot 1324
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1919. 56th Edition. Original paper wrappers, bound in light brown boards, with titles in gilt to spine. Front wrapper with card backing, some age toning and wear to wrappers, the front wrapper has small loss to corners and extremities otherwise in good/very good condition. Rare war time edition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £70
Lot 1325:
Lot 1325
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1925. 62nd edition. Original paper wrappers. Some professional restoration to wrappers and spine otherwise in good/very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £42
Lot 1326:
Lot 1326
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1933. 70th edition. Original paper wrappers. Some general wear to wrappers and spine, some wear to spine extremities otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £32
Lot 1327:
Lot 1327
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1935 & 1939. 72nd and 76th editions. Original paper wrappers. The 1935 edition with age toned and worn wrappers and spine, bottom right hand corner loss to front wrapper otherwise in good condition, the 1939 edition with worn and stained wrappers, breaking to internal hinges at front, staining to page block otherwise in fair/good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1328:
Lot 1328
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1936. 73rd edition. Original paper wrappers. Cocked spine to the left otherwise in good/very good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £50
Lot 1329:
Lot 1329
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1939, 1946 to 1949. The 1939 rebound with original covers, only fair condition. The other four editions in original paper covers, some slight bowing to the last three editions otherwise in good overall condition. Qty 5
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £32
Lot 1330:
Lot 1330
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1940 to 1945. All six editions bound in green boards, with original wrappers, with gilt titles to spine. The 1940 edition in with worn covers, the book a little tired, the 1941 edition with some soiling to covers, mark to front wrapper, the 1942 edition has name of ownership to first advertising page otherwise in good+ condition, the 1943 edition has darkened, soiled and stained wrappers, the book again, a little tired, the 1944 edition has heavy staining to rear cover otherwise in good condition and the 1945 edition has minor faults otherwise good. Rare war-time editions. Qty 6
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £185
Lot 1331:
Lot 1331
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1941. 78th edition. Original limp cloth covers. Only 3200 paper copies printed in this war year. Heavy wear, damage and loss to head and edge of spine paper, soiling to page block edge, the book slightly warped otherwise in generally good condition. Rare war-time edition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £38
Lot 1332:
Lot 1332
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1943. 80th edition. Original limp cloth covers. Only 5600 paper copies printed in this war year. Corner crease to top of rear cover otherwise in very good condition. Rare war-time edition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1333:
Lot 1333
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1946, 1960 & 1991. The 1946 edition in original limp cloth covers, odd minor faults otherwise in good condition. The 1960 and 1991 are original hardbacks, the 1991 with dustwrapper. The 1960 with almost total loss to gilt titles, wear to boards and the 1991 in very good condition. Qty 3
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £18
Lot 1334:
Lot 1334
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1946. 83rd Edition. Original limp cloth covers. Slight wear to covers, creasing to rear cover, with a small tape mark affecting the covers and spine. Ink annotations and owner's name to inside front cover and first advertising page. Some age toning throughout, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £18
Lot 1335:
Lot 1335
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1946. 83rd edition. Original limp cloth covers. Some soiling/age toning to covers, minor wear to covers otherwise in good+ condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £20
Lot 1336:
Lot 1336
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1947. Original limp cloth covers. Some minor wear to spine otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £20
Lot 1337:
Lot 1337 Lot 1337 Lot 1337
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1950 to 1999. A mixture of original limp cloth covers and original hardback editions. The original hardbacks are 1950, 1957, 1958, 1962, 1963, 1983, 1990-2011, 2014-2016. Many of the earlier books have darkened and age toned spines, some faults to earlier books, more modern books in good condition with dustwrappers where issued. Qty 67
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £60
Lot 1338:
Lot 1338
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1952 and 1957. Original limp cloth covers. The 1952 edition with some general wear, with minor wear to internal hinges, the 1957 edition with some wear, soiling and age toning to covers, good internally. Qty 2
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £15
Lot 1339:
Lot 1339
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1956, 1958, 1967, 1968, 1972, 1975, 1979, 1981, 1984 & 1985. The 1956, 1968, 1975, 1979 and 1981 are all original hardback editions, the others are limp cloth covered editions. The majority of books with some faults, fair/good condition. Sold with two boxes of general cricket books. Odd one signed, odd ex libris
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £45
Lot 1340:
Lot 1340
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1965 to 1967, 1972-1975. Original hardback. The 1965 with protective film to cover and spine, the 1966 lacking dustwrapper, the remaining books with age toning or wear to dustwrapper otherwise in generally good condition. Qty 7
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £25
Lot 1341:
Lot 1341
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1966 to 1968. Original limp cloth covers. Odd minor faults otherwise in good+ condition. Qty 3
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £25
Lot 1342:
Lot 1342
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1969 to 1971. Original limp cloth covers. Odd minor faults otherwise in good condition. Qty 3
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £25
Lot 1343:
Lot 1343
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1979. Original limp cloth covers. Nicely signed in ink by all five 'Cricketers of the Year' to their photograph plate, D.I. Gower (Leics), J.N. Shepherd (West Indies), C. Old (Yorkshire), C.T. Radley (Middlesex) and J.K. Lever (Essex). Also signed by R.W. Taylor, John Langridge and the England team (12 signatures) to photographic plates. Good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1344:
Lot 1344
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1982. Original limp cloth covers. Nicely signed in ink by all five 'Cricketers of the Year' to their photograph plate, R.J. Hadlee (Notts), J. Miandad (Pakistan), T.M. Alderman, A.R. Border and R. Marsh (all Australia). Also signed by C. Croft, G. Gooch, M. Gatting, J. Emburey, Z. Abbas, M. Procter, M. Brearley and the England team (8 signatures) to photographic plates. Good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1345:
Lot 1345
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1987. Original limp cloth covers. Nicely signed in ink by all five 'Cricketers of the Year' to their photograph plate, G.A. Hick (Worcs), J. Childs (Essex), D.B. Vengsarkar (India), C.A. Walsh (West Indies) and J.J. Whitaker (Leics). Also signed by Umpire David Shepherd, R.J. Hadlee, G.O. Allen and the England team at the Oval (9 signatures) to photographic plates and by Vic Marks to article. Good/ very good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1346:
Lot 1346
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1945. 81st Edition. Original limp cloth covers, Only 6500 paper copies printed in this war year. Minor wear and staining to spine paper otherwise in good/very good condition. Rare war-time edition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £45
Lot 1347:
Lot 1347
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1897. 34th edition. Original hardback. Some heavy wear and soiling to boards, wear to board extremities and head and base of spine paper, some breaking to internal hinges at front and rear, pages 271 and 273 cleanly deatched. Signature of ownership to top border of front board and to yellow end title page and lacking photographic plate, odd minor faults internally otherwise in good condition. Despite these faults, this is a rare early hardback edition, ripe for restoration
Estimate: £2000/3000
Hammer price: £3600
The rare second issue of the original hardback, which was first introduced in 1896
Lot 1348:
Lot 1348
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1909. 46th edition. Original hardback. Minor soiling and wear to lower edge of front board, slight creasing to spine paper otherwise in good/very good condition with gilt titles bright
Estimate: £400/600
Hammer price: £420
Lot 1349:
Lot 1349
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1914. 51st edition. Original hardback. Minor wear to head and base of spine paper, handwritten name of ownership to top border of yellow end paper otherwise in very good condition with gilt titles bright
Estimate: £400/600
Hammer price: £380
Lot 1350:
Lot 1350
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1917. 54th edition. Original hardback. Handwritten number in pencil to top of title page, very minor faults otherwise in very good condition. A rare wartime hardback edition with gilts to front board and spine bright
Estimate: £2000/3000
Hammer price: £1900
Lot 1351:
Lot 1351
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1921. 58th edition. Original hardback. The book somewhat warped, minor wear to boards, some wear to boards extremities, soiling and dulling to title gilts on the spine paper, breaking to front internal hinge, very minor faults internally otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £170
Lot 1352:
Lot 1352
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1925. 62nd edition. Original hardback. Some wear to board extremities, wear and soiling to spine paper, some dulling to the title gilts on the spine paper, some breaking to front and rear internal hinges, ink name of ownership to top border of front yellow title end paper otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £190
Lot 1353:
Lot 1353
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1929. 66th edition. Original hardback. Some wear and creasing to spine paper, some wear to head and base of spine paper, some wear to internal hinges otherwise in good+ condition
Estimate: £300/500
Hammer price: £280
Lot 1354:
Lot 1354
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1930. 67th edition. Original hardback. Some wear to board extremities and corners, minor mark to front board, some wrinkling and wear to spine paper, ink signature to the inside of the front board otherwise in generally good condition
Estimate: £180/250
Hammer price: £150
Lot 1355:
Lot 1355
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1933. 70th edition. Original hardback. Some wear to boards and spine paper, some wear to board extremities with slight tearing to outer edge of spine paper where it meets the board to back and to front, some dulling to title gilts, slight breaking to internal hinges, internally good
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1356:
Lot 1356
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1934. 71st edition. Original hardback. Some wear to boards and spine paper, some wear to board extremities with slight tearing to outer edge of spine paper where it meets the board to back and to front, some dulling to title gilts, very slight breaking to internal hinges, Handwritten name and date to top border of front board internally good/very good
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £170
Lot 1357:
Lot 1357
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1935. 72nd edition. Original hardback. Faded title gilts to spine paper, some wear to head and base of spine and corners, odd bump to board edge, ink stain to page block in two places otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £180/250
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1358:
Lot 1358
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1935. 72nd edition. Original hardback. Some bumping to corners, wear to head and base of spine paper otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £240/280
Hammer price: £200
Lot 1359:
Lot 1359
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1936. 73rd edition. Original hardback. Minor wear to spine paper and some dulling to gilt titles otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £240
Lot 1360:
Lot 1360
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1937. 74th edition. Original hardback. Light vertical crease to front board, some dulling to title gilts otherwise in good+ condition
Estimate: £240/280
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1361:
Lot 1361
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1937. 74th edition. Original hardback. Minor wear to boards and spine paper, minor foxing to page block edge otherwise in good/very good condition
Estimate: £240/280
Hammer price: £300
Lot 1362:
Lot 1362
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1937. 74th edition. Original hardback. Minor wear to spine paper and some dulling to gilt titles, some bumping to corners, internally good/very good condition
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £230
Lot 1363:
Lot 1363
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1939. 76th edition. Original hardback. The book has had some professional restoration to its gilt titles on front board and spine paper, also restored internal hinges at front and rear. Both boards and spine paper appear to have been cleaned otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £130
Lot 1364:
Lot 1364
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1941 & 1942. 78th & 79th editions. Original hardback editions. Only 800 hardback copies and 900 hardback copies were printed in these war years. The 1941 edition with poor boards and spine paper, dulled gilt titles on both front board and spine paper, broken front and breaking rear internal hinges, handwritten name of ownership to first advertising page otherwise in generally good condition. The 1942 edition ex 'Aldenham School Library' with label to inside front board, some reasonable heavy wear to boards and spine paper, dulled gilt titles, creasing, front and rear internal hinges broken, generally good condition. Viewing essential. Qty 2
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £140
Lot 1365:
Lot 1365
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1943. 80th edition. Original hardback. Only 1400 hardback copies were printed in this war year. Dulling to gilt titles on spine paper, very minor crease to top of front board otherwise in good/very good condition. Rare wartime edition
Estimate: £240/280
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1366:
Lot 1366
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1943. 80th edition. Original hardback. Only 1400 hardback copies were printed in this war year. Slight dulling to gilt titles on spine paper, crease to top right hand corner of rear board, very minor crease to top of front board otherwise in good condition. Handstamps for the 'East India & Sports Club. Smoking Room' to first and last advertising pages. Rare wartime edition
Estimate: £240/280
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1367:
Lot 1367
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1943. 80th edition. Original hardback. Only 1400 hardback copies were printed in this war year. Minor marks to boards, very sllght crease at top of front board, dulling to spine gilts otherwise in good/ very good condition. Rare wartime edition
Estimate: £180/250
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1368:
Lot 1368
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1944. 81st edition. Original hardback. Only 1500 hardback copies were printed in this war year. Dulling to gilt titles on spine paper otherwise in very good/excellent condition. Rare wartime edition
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £220
Lot 1369:
Lot 1369
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1945. 82nd edition. Original hardback. Only 1500 hardback copies were printed in this war year. Very dulling to gilt titles on spine paper, light crease to front board, minor marks to front board otherwise in good+ condition. Rare wartime edition
Estimate: £180/250
Hammer price: £140
Lot 1370:
Lot 1370
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1947 & 1949. Original hardbacks. The 1947 edition with breaking to front internal hinges, name and address handwritten to top border of first advertising page, some wear to rear board, dulling of gilt titles to spine paper otherwise in good condition, the 1949 edition with broken internal hinges, name and address handwritten to inside front board and to top border of first advertising page otherwise in good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £40/50
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1371:
Lot 1371
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1947. Original hardback. Restored gilt titles to front board and spine paper, breaking to front internal hinge, possible restoration of rear internal hinges otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1372:
Lot 1372
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1948. Original hardback. Possible restoration to spine paper, usual browning to page edges, some wear to internal hinges otherwise in good+ condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £50

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