Sporting Ephemera

Lot 1379:
Lot 1379
Richie Benaud. A selection of biographies and ephemera relating to Benaud. Hardback titles are 'Anything but... An Autobiography', Richie Benuad, London 1998, signed by Benaud. 'Those Summers of Cricket. Richie Benaud 1930-2015', Victoria 2015. 'Remembering Richie', London 2015. Also 'Richie. The Man Behind the Legend', Norman Tasker and Ian Heads, softback edition, Concorde N.S.W. 2016. Ephemera includes seven official scorecards for matches in which Benaud played including England v Australia, Headingley 1953, Lord's 1956, Old Trafford 1961, Oval 1961, Nottinghamshire v Australians, Trent Bridge 1953, Essex v Australians, Southend 1961, M.C.C. v Australians, Lord's 1961. Also a white card signed by Benaud and press cutting obituaries. Good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Lot 1380:
Lot 1380
England cricket captains. Eight biographies/ autobiographies of England captains, each signed by the featured player. Subjects are Illngworth, Botham, Gower, Gooch, Stewart, Atherton, Hussain and Vaughan. Good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Lot 1381:
Lot 1381
Large format cricket books c1900. Titles include 'The Book of Cricket- A New Gallery of Famous Players'. Edited by C.B. Fry. London 1899. Original decorative covers. Some staining to covers, otherwise in good condition. 'Famous Cricketers and Cricket Grounds 1895'. Edited by C.W. Alcock. London 1895. Bound in red quarter leather, original wrappers retained. Good condition. 'Cricket of To-Day and Yesterday'. Volumes I & II. Subscription Illustrated Edition. Percy Cross-Standing. London 1902. Original hardback pictorial covers. Wear and staining to covers, damage to spines, otherwise in good condition. Qty 6
Estimate: £30/50
Lot 1382:
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Neville Cardus. Three hardbacks by Cardus. Titles are 'The Summer Game', London 1929. Small loss to otherwise good dustwrapper. 'Close of Play', London 1956 with very good dustwrapper. 'Days in the Sun', London 1924, lacking dustwrapper. Sold with three limited edition books issued by Lancashire C.C.C., 'My Dear Michael', 2007, limited edition 116/500, 'The Elusive Mr Cardus', 2009, no. 80/500, and 'Cardus: A Reader's Guide', 2012, no.31/300. Also 'Cardus. Celebrant of Beauty', Robin Daniels, Lancaster 2009. Also, the front cover of an official menu given by the Literary Circle, 15th May 1952 at which Cardus was guest, signed in ink by Cardus. Qty 8. Good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 1383:
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Test Series Histories. Box comprising twenty titles relating to Test series and tours. Earlier first edition hardbacks include three by Alan Ross, 'Australia 55', London 1955, 'Through the Caribbean. The M.C.C. Tour of the West Indies 1959-1960', London 1960, both with excellent dustwrappers, and 'Australia 63, London 1963 with good dustwrapper. Other titles with dustwrappers include 'West Indian Adventure with Hutton's M.C.C. Team 1953-54', E.W. Swanton, London 1954. 'The Greatest Test of All', J.H. Fingleton, London 1961, 'Fours Galore. The West Indians and their tour of Australia 1968-69', R.S. Whitington, Melbourne 1969 (West Indies in Australia). 'Simpson's Safari', R.S. Whitington, Melbourne 1967 etc. Also includes 'Ashes Diary 2001' by Steve Waugh, signed by Waugh to label laid down to title page. Good/ very good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Lot 1384:
Lot 1384
Cricket biographies and histories 1890s-1960s. Box comprising twenty titles including 'The Cricket-Field', James Pycroft, third edition 1959, rebound in quarter leather lacking original covers. 'The Young Cricketer's Tutor', John Nyren, London 1893, original red cloth. 'With Bat and Ball', George Giffen, London 1898, original decorative card wrappers. 'A Mother's Son', B. and C.B. Fry, third edition London 1907. 'Cricketing Memories', Frank R. Foster, London 1930. 'Cricket and I', Learie Constantine, London 1933 etc. Also includes 'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game', Vol. VI 1887. Original publishers cloth, with titles in gilt. Three pages have had articles neatly clipped out. Odd faults, overall in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Lot 1385:
Lot 1385
Yorkshire biographies and histories. A collection of titles relating to Yorkshire, some signed by the author/ subject. Eleven signed titles include 'Len Hutton Remembered', Donald Trelford, London 1992. Limited edition of 250 copies with twelve signatures including Brian Close, Geoff Boycott, John Hampshire, Bill Sutcliffe, Fred Trueman, David Bairstow etc. Biographies signed by the featured player include 'Express Deliveries', Bill Bowes 1949. 'Ray Illingworth. The Tempestuous Years 1979-83' 1987. 'Boycott. The Autobiography' 1987. 'Dickie Bird. My Autobiography' 1997 and 'White Cap and Bails' 1999 both signed by Bird. Two titles signed by Bob Appleyard, 'No Coward Soul', Stephen Chalke & Derek Hodgson 2003, and 'The Official History of Yorkshire Cricket Club', Derek Hodgson 1989 etc. Sold with a Trent Bridge greetings card signed to the front by Rick McCosker, with a signature of Harold Larwood on small sheet laid down inside. Also a further box of thirty seven unsigned Yorkshire and other cricket related books etc. Good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Lot 1386:
Lot 1386
Australian cricket histories and biographies. A selection of titles published 1957-2009. The majority hardbacks with dustwrappers. Subjects include Bradman, Miller, Iverson, Ponsford, Woodfull, Spofforth etc. Authors include Ashley Mallet, Mark Fiddian, Charles Williams, Gideon Haigh etc. Qty 19. Good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Lot 1387:
Lot 1387
Cricket histories 1890s-1940s. Box comprising eleven titles including 'Talks with Old Yorkshire Cricketers', "Old Ebor" (A.W. Pullin), Leeds 1898. Original decorative boards in good condition. 'Talks With Old English Cricketers', "Old Ebor", London 1900. 'With Bat & Ball', George Giffen, third edition London 1899 etc. Odd faults, generally good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Lot 1388:
Lot 1388
Cricket biographies. Box comprising a good selection of forty two biographies, the majority hardbacks with good dustwrappers. Subjects include autobiographies of Alf Gover, Walter Hammond, R.E.S. Wyatt, and Bill Bowes. Other subjects include Sutcliffe, Verity, Ames, Constantine, Chapman, Tate, Allen etc. Good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Lot 1389:
Lot 1389
Victorian and Edwardian cricketers. Box comprising a good selection of modern biographies mainly of early cricketers, also some histories, some signed and limited editions. Signed titles include 'Tragic White Roses', Mick Pope 1995, limited edition no. 90/450, signed by the author, Derek Hodgson and one other. 'Forty Seasons of First-Class Cricket', R.G. Barlow 2002, limited edition no. 60/200 signed by Gerry Wolstenholme. 'The Life of John Briggs', Herbert Turner, limited facsimile reprint no. 91/200 signed by Wolstenholme. 'William Yardley. Master of Bat and Burlesque', Grenville Simons 2000 signed by the author. Other subjects include W.G. Grace, Lord Hawke, Lord Harris, Julius Caesar, Jack Hobbs, Sammy Woods, Arthur Shrewsbury, Bobby Abel, Frank Woolley, F.S. Ashley-Cooper, Alfred Mynn etc. The majority hardbacks with good dustwrappers. Qty 44. Good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Lot 1390:
Lot 1390
'Gentlemen v Players', Percy Cross Standing, Wright & Co, London 1892. Original decorative card wrappers. Covers detached, page block broken, old tape repairs. 'Cricket Who's Who. The Blue Book of Cricket', H.V. Dorey, Cricket Publishing, London 1909. Wear and loss to original paper wrappers, loss to spine. 'Vijay Merchant- In Memoriam', Marcus Couto, Bombay 1988. Good condition. Qty 3. Sold with a selection of album pages and unofficial autograph sheets including Lancashire c1960 including Greenhough, Statham, Higgs, Goodwin, Pullar, Lever etc. Other signatures include Yardley, Watson (Yorkshire), Insole, Vigar (Essex) etc. Good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Lot 1391:
Lot 1391
Cricket bibliographies. 'A Bibliography of Cricket'. Compiled by E.W. Padwick. London 1984. Second edition. Sold with 'Padwick's Bibliography of Cricket' Volume II. Compiled by Eley & Griffiths. London 1991. Both with dustwrappers. Qty 2. Good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 1392:
Lot 1392
Badminton Library. 'The Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes 1891-1896'. Duke of Beaufort. Editor. An excellent complete set of twenty eight volumes of the de-luxe edition in publishers original green half leather binding with cloth boards, each volume with gilt titles and emblems to spines with raised bands, gilt to top edges. Sporting subjects covered are: Golf, Yachting (2 volumes), Athletics and Football, Shooting (2 volumes), Coursing and Falconry, Cricket, Riding, Tennis, Swimming, Boating, Mountaineering, Racing, Billiards, Driving, Skating, Hunting, Big Game Hunting (2 volumes), Fencing and Boxing, Sea Fishing, Fishing (2 volumes), Archery, Poetry of Sport and Dancing. Light foxing otherwise in very good condition. Sold with five volumes of the standard edition, original publisher's cloth with decorative covers. Subjects are Golf, Yachting (2 copies), Boating and Tennis. One copy of Yachting with covers disbound, other odd faults, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £300/500
Lot 1393:
Lot 1393
Billiards. 'The Billiard Book'. Captain Crawley. London 1866. Original full leather maroon covers, gilt title to spine. Minor wear to covers, slight breaking to spine block, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Lot 1394:
Lot 1394
William Hill Sports Book of the Year 1989-2010. Ten original hardback first editions of titles which won the Sports Book of the Year award in 1989, 1992, 1993, 1997, 2003, 2004, 2006-2008 and 2010, the majority signed by the author(s). Signed titles are 'True Blue' Dan Topolski and Patrick Robinson (rowing), 'Endless Winter', Stephen Jones (rugby union), 'A Lot of Hard Yakka', Simon Hughes (cricket), 'Unforgivable Blackness', Geoffrey C. Ward (boxing), 'Coming Back To Me', Marcus Trescothick (cricket), and 'Beware of the Dog', Brian Moore (rugby union). All titles with good dustwrappers and official 'William Hill' band. Good/ very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
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Olympic Games. Berlin 1936. 'Die Olympischen Spiele & Winterspiele 1936'. Two post Olympic cigarette company postcard albums, one for the Winter Olympics ('Band I'), the other for the Summer Olympics ('Band II'), with reports and articles on all aspects and history of the games. With full sets of mounted paper photographic postcards of the Olympic stars issued by the German cigarette company Cigaretten-Bilderdienst Hamburg-Bahrenfeld. Excellent images of Adolf Hitler at the Games. Fold out map of the Olympic park to the rear of Book 2. Decorative blue cloth covers with gold Olympic symbol of the games to front covers and original dustwrappers. Printed in Germany. Both complete. Slight damage to dustwrappers, otherwise in very good condition. Rarely seen with original dustwrappers
Estimate: £80/120
Lot 1396:
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'Sporting Pictures'. Edited by E.W. Savory, with descriptive letterpress by B. Fletcher Robinson. Cassell and Company, London 1902. Parts 1 to 8 lacking part 7. Published fortnightly each large format issue comprised four colour prints of sporting scenes including hunting, shooting, rugby, golf, polo, sailing, cricket, fishing, horse racing etc. Lacking some prints. Each part with original decorative paper wrappers containing loose pages with mounted prints and interleaved pages with printed description. Wear and tear to all parts, the prints in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 1397:
Lot 1397
'Huntley & Palmers Biscuits, Reading & London'. Display of nine early colour advertising cards (c1880/90's) with image of a sport being played. Sports depicted are polo, fishing at sea, shooting, stag shooting, tennis, cross country running, hunting, fishing in a boat on the river and rowing. Each card with gilt border, title and image to inside border. Each card measures 3"x4.5". Thecards mounted, framed and glazed. Overall 17"x21". Good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Lot 1398:
Lot 1398
Early sporting plate c1860/70's. Small plate with two boys playing a game with sticks and a ball. Looks a little like hockey. Unknown. Two minor chip to plate edge otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Lot 1399:
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Polo & Hockey. Silver metal pocket watch 'Ancre Ligne Droite. levees visibles' of France, the case with excellent images of a polo match and hockey match in progress to each cover. Floral edge and handle. The watch lacking hands. Approx 2" diameter. G
Estimate: £30/50

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