Original Paper Wrappered & Cloth Covered Wisdens

Lot 1313:
Lot 1313
Nottingham Cricket Matches, from 1771 to 1865. A.K. Sutton. 118pp. Nottingham 1865 (3rd Edition). Original green paper wrappers. Lacking title page and rear advertising page. Some annotations in red ink. Wear and ageing, only fair condition. 'Spybey's Annual Register of Nottinghamshire Cricket Matches' 1885, ninth year. Compiled and published by F.G. Spybey, Nottingham. Original boards with protective film. Ownership stamp and bookplate to inside front cover. Good condition. Qty. 2
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £50
Lot 1314:
Lot 1314
'M.C.C. Scores of Matches etc.' Six annuals for 1929-1934, each in original red cloth. Some faults, generally good condition. Sold with 'Playing for England. My Test-Cricket Story', Jack Hobbs, London 1931. A tired copy. Qty. 7
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1315:
Glamorgan C.C.C. yearbooks 1934-2013, not issued 1940-1945. Incomplete run of Glamorgan yearbooks, lacking 1951, 1958, 1969, 1980, 2006 to 2010 and 2012. The 1934 to 1939 editions are lacking original wrappers and odd outer page in some circumstances, minor pencil scribbling to odd page. The remainder are all in original paper wrappers. Odd faults, minor rusting to staples to some editions, otherwise in good condition. Qty. 63
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £140
Lot 1316:
Lot 1316
Warwickshire County Cricket Club 1937. Official annual report booklet for the 1937 season. Vertical crease, light age toning to original wrappers, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1317:
Lot 1317
Yorkshire County Cricket Club Annuals 1985-1990. Four leather bound 'Member's Edition' issues for seasons 1985, 1987, 1989 and 1990. Gilt title and Yorkshire emblem to front covers and spines, gilt to all page edges. VG
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £5
Lot 1318:
Lot 1318
Yorkshire C.C.C. annual 1899. 7th annual issue. 165pp plus ten 'notes' pages as issued. Edited by J.B. Wolstinholm & H.H. Stones. J. Robertshaw, Sheffield, printer. Original brown boards, titles to front board with Yorkshire emblem to centre, gilt to edges. This is a players edition and has the name 'C.E.M. Wilson' to lower border of front board. Wear with loss to spine paper affecting the front board edges, slight browning to some page edges otherwise in good/very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £80
The Reverend Clement Eustace Macro Wilson, Cambridge University, Yorkshire & England 1895-1900 played in fifty two matches for Yorkshire with a highest score of 115 and took 115 wickets at an average of 18.69. He played in two Tests for England on Hawke's tour to South Africa 1898/9. Unusually he bowled right-arm medium and slow left arm, often changing during the course of a match. Rockley Wilson, his brother, also played for Yorkshire and England
Lot 1319:
Lot 1319
James Lillywhite's Cricketers Annual 1872-1900. Complete full run of the Annual. The first three issues for 1872-1874 bound in blue cloth, lacking original wrappers and advertising pages, the remainder in original red cloth. The 1874 and 1876 are presentation copies to the Early Risers Cricket Club given by A.J. Gaston. General wear and ageing including the 1874 lacking the portrait of Southerton and the 1878 lacking the portrait of the Gloucestershire team. All other photographs present from the 1876 edition as issued. Darkening to the covers of the 1875. The 1876 lacking part of the first two and last advertising pages. Breaking to hinges of the 1877, 1878, 1880, 1883, 1886-1890, and 1893-1898. Covers detached on the 1881, 1882, 1884, 1899 and 1900. Odd pages detached or becoming detached in the 1878, 1879, 1882 and 1900. Heavy stain to front cover of the 1880. 1886 covers faded. Twenty nine volumes in total
Estimate: £300/500
Hammer price: £380
Lot 1320:
Lot 1320
'John Lawrence's Handbook of Cricket in Ireland. First Number 1865-66'. Compiled and edited by J.T.H[urford]. Original orange boards with replacement spine and endpapers. Some wear to original boards, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £130
Lot 1321:
Lot 1321
'John Lawrence's Handbook of Cricket in Ireland. Second Number 1866-67'. Compiled and edited by J.T.H[urford]. Original pale green paper wrappers. Bookplate of Anthony Woodhouse to inside front cover. Tape repairs to head and foot of spine. Some staining to wrappers, internally in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £80
Lot 1322:
Lot 1322
'John Lawrence's Handbook of Cricket in Ireland. Fourth Number 1868-69'. Compiled and edited by J.T.H[urford]. Original tooled green cloth with gilt title to front. Bookplate of A.E. Winder to inside front cover with contemporary press cutting reviews laid down. Tape repairs to head and foot of spine. Some foxing and light wear to covers, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £70
Lot 1323:
Lot 1323
'John Lawrence's Handbook of Cricket in Ireland. Seventh Number 1871-72'. Compiled and edited by J.T.H[urford]. Rebound in green cloth, original rear wrapper retained, lacking original front wrapper and title page. Bookplate of A.E. Winder to inside front cover. Good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £40
Lot 1324:
Lot 1324
'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume VI. Numbers 140-169 (27th January to 29th December 1887). Complete with title-page and contents page to front. Illustrated. Original publishers cloth, with titles in gilt. Wear to boards and spine paper, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
The magazine ran from 1882-1913
Lot 1325:
Lot 1325
'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume X. Numbers 260-289 (24th January to 31st December 1891). Complete with original wrappers retained but trimmed, title-page and contents page to the last issue. Illustrated. Original publishers cloth, with titles in gilt. Good/ very good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £85
Lot 1326:
Lot 1326
'W.G. Grace on the County Cricket of the Future: Abridgement from the "Ludgate Monthly"'. Three column offprint printed on one side of the page, published by Tempest, Printer, Burley Street, Leeds. Undated but the text suggests 1891, the first year of the monthly's publication. Grace writes on some of the counties, including Gloucestershire, stating that 'it would be rash to prophecy that in '96 it will not again be at the top'. He expresses his views on residential qualifications; the need to play dashingly rather than slowly; the bright prospects for Australian cricket; professionals on top against the amateurs; declarations; golf, tennis and baseball as rivals to cricket; closing with 'I firmly believe that in 1991 cricket will be played as it is today; and that it will forever remain our national game'. The sheet is tipped in to modern maroon cloth. Not recorded in Padwick. A rare item from the pen of Grace. Foxing to the page, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1327:
Lot 1327
'Cricket Celebrities of 1890. With a complete resume of the season's doings'. E. Walmsley. Published by John Heywood. 76pp comprising full page portraits and biographies of twenty three English first-class cricketers plus Murdoch of the Australian touring side, followed by a summary of the season county by county. Padwick 915. Rebound in green cloth with original paper wrappers retained. Bookplates of A.E. Winder. Old tape repairs to original wrappers, splitting to front hinge affecting front cover and first two advertising pages, otherwise in good condition. Scarce
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £120
Lot 1328:
Lot 1328
'The Cricket Guide'. Mohummud Abdullah Khan. Lucknow, Royal Printing Press 1891. First and only edition. 'Intended for the use of young players, containing a short but comprehensive account of the game, embracing all the important rules and directions nicely arranged in due succession. Original pink paper wrappers with full-page diagram of fielding positions, errata slip on fold yellow paper. Loss and damage to wrappers, internally good, but some splitting to spine otherwise in good condition. Loose bound in red boards. Rare
Estimate: £400/600
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1329:
Lot 1329
'Sketches of the Players'. William Dennison. London: Simpkin, Marshall and Co., Rudolph Ackermann, R. Dark [and others], 1846. Late 19th-century green morocco and marbled boards, gilt lettered spine, original printed buff wrappers bound in. Extremities of binding rubbed, abrasion mark to marbling on lower cover, some minor wear to original wrappers otherwise in very good condition. Ex M.C.C. library, with two bookplates to front, and sold in Christie's sale, which included duplicates from the Marylebone Cricket Club Library, of November 2010 as lot 24. Rare
Estimate: £1800/2500
Hammer price: unsold
First edition of the earliest collection of player biographies. Dedicated to 'the Noblemen and Gentlemen, members of the Marylebone Cricket Club', it is largely about Denison's contemporaries, though beginning with the earlier figure of Alfred Mynn. Padwick 876 & 7201.
Lot 1330:
Lot 1330 Lot 1330
'The Microcosm, a Periodical Work'. Edited by Gregory Griffin of the College of Eton. Windsor 1787. Volume for 6th November 1786 to 30th July 1787, issues I-XL. Issue XXXIII, page 381, contains a cricket reference, 'In like manner... a cricketer will, in pouring over a page of Horace, lose the trophies which await him as hero of the Hampshire, and bulwark of the White Conduit'. The article is signed off as 'C' who was Robert Smith, one of the authors of the journal who collectively called themselves 'Gregory Giffen'. Padwick 881. Handsomely bound in full brown calf leather with gilts to spine. Some wear to the covers and spine, some foxing, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: withdrawn
One of the other authors of the journal, George Canning, became Prime Minister briefly in 1827
Lot 1331:
Lot 1331 Lot 1331
'Fred Archer. "The Tin Man". 13 Champion Jockey. 21 Classics. 2748 wins'. Horseshoe shaped base metal vesta case with printed paper(?) cartouche of Fred Archer in jockey's cap to one side and to the other the printed details of his horse racing career. Some wear to cartouches and case otherwise in good condition. Approximately 1.6"x1.4"
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £120
Frederick James Archer (1857 to 1886), also known by the nickname 'The Tin Man', was an English flat race jockey of the Victorian era, described as "the best all-round jockey that the turf has ever seen". He was Champion Jockey for 13 consecutive years until 1886, riding 2,748 winners from 8,084 starts, in so doing setting records for the number of Champion Jockey titles (13), number of wins in a season (246) and number of race wins (2748) which remained unthreatened until the arrival of Steve Donoghue and Sir Gordon Richards well into the 20th century. Delirious from wasting and the loss of his wife during childbirth, he committed suicide at the age of 29.
Lot 1332:
Lot 1332 Lot 1332
Horse racing. Decorative small sterling silver vesta case in the shape of a jockey's cap. '925G. Sterling'. Approx 2.25"x1". G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £38
Lot 1333:
Lot 1333 Lot 1333
'Ambassadors of Sport Drinking Set' 1950s. A set of six shot glasses, each depicting a colour transfer image of a notable sportsman surrounded by laurel wreath and name below, with signature and representative sporting image to verso. Images are Geoff Duke (motorcycling), Dai Rees (golf), Doug Smith (horse racing), Billy Wright (football), Mike Hawthorn (motor racing) and Jim Laker (cricket). The glasses with gold lustre to rims, each measuring 2.25" tall, in original presentation box with decorative lid. Some wear and tear to the box and lid, the glasses in very good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £35
Lot 1334:
Lot 1334
Horse Racing. Goodwood racecourse c1880. Original large lithograph from an original by Thomas Walter Wilson titled 'The Lawn at Goodwood'. The brightly coloured image depicts large crowds in their finery, including to the centre, Prince Albert, the Prince of Wales, and to the right Lillie Langtry arriving on a carriage. To the left is the colonnaded grandstand, in the background the race course and rolling Sussex downs. Artist's signature to lower right corner. An excellent image in a later ornate frame, overall approx. 43"x23.5". VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £160
Lot 1335:
No lot
Hammer price: withdrawn
Lot 1336:
Lot 1336
Sporting figures. Selection of Staffordshire replica sporting figures including boxing figures of Heenan and Sayers (two, both different) and Fred Archer on horseback. Sold with a spelter(?) figure of a boxer in action, a EPNS bowl with glass inset produced for the Wembley Empire Exhibition 1925 etc. Odd faults, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £70
Lot 1337:
Football and Sporting ephemera. A good selection of ephemera including football annuals, football programmes 1950's to date, signed modern trade cards, rugby books, football trade cards, snooker and athletics programmes etc. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £240
Lot 1338:
Lot 1338
Sporting press photographs 1960s-1990s. A selection of thirteen original and reproduction mono and colour press photographs covering a range of sports. Individuals featured include Graham Hill, Michael Schumacher (motorsport), Tony Jacklin (golf), Adrian Metcalfe (athletics), Henry Cooper (boxing), Mark McGwire (baseball), Magic Johnson (basketball) etc. Various sizes, 11.5"x8.25" and smaller. VG
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1339:
Lot 1339
Sporting books. Two titles, 'Skating', Douglas Adams. Revised edition, London 1892, and 'Mountaineering', Claude Wilson, London 1893. Breaking to internal hinges. Both titles 'All England Series' with original decorative cloth covers. Some wear to covers, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £15/25
Hammer price: £35
Lot 1340:
Lot 1340
Snooker. Rex Williams c1970. Large original mono photograph of Williams leaning over a pool table, cue in hand, wearing waistcoat and tie. The photograph measures approx. 18.5"x15". Mounted, framed and glazed, overall 24"x20". A nice image in very good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: unsold
Williams was a five time World Professional Billiards Champion, and three times World Snooker Champion semi-finalist
Lot 1341:
Lot 1341
Golf. Large late 19th century German figure of a golfer wearing purple cap and neck tie with gold polka dot waistcoat and trousers with golf club to side. The stands 13.25" tall. Good condition. Sold with a selection of golfing figures, ashtray, brass ware etc. Includes a Carltonware ashtray with golfing figure holding bag of clubs, a figure of a golfer playing a shot by David Hermes, two modern reproduction Staffordshire of 'Tom Morris', one a figure 'Young Tom Morris' and a toby jug 'Old Tom Morris', a Manor Potteries toby jug of a golfer, a silver base metal cigarette case with image of a lady golfer to lid, two brass golfing figures, one a bell, small match holder etc. Qty. 12
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1342:
Lot 1342 Lot 1342
Collection of twenty seven golf ball markers, each from different golf clubs/competitions, attractively mounted to circular green baize free standing display. Ball markers include Ryder Cup 2001, Royal Guernsey, St. Andrews, Crail Golfing Society, The Belfry, Los Palos etc. Sold with a circular brass ashtray with image of a golfer to centre. Good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £20
Lot 1343:
Lot 1343
Tennis ceramics. Pair of boy and girl German ceramic tennis match holders with printed crest for 'Southport' to each. Some wear to the edge of the girl match holder. Both 3" tall. Sold with a further continental figure of a tennis player, wearing a hat and holding racket and ball, on naturalistic base. No 2872 impressed to back of base. 5.5" tall. Slight chip to edge of hat. Plus a small modern cup featuring tennis. Qty. 4
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £32
Lot 1344:
Lot 1344
'The First Touch'. Original silk Stevengraph of a scene from a rugby football match with one team about to score. The players are shown in caps and breeches. Original mount inscribed 'The First Touch' circa 1860/70's, approx 6"x2". Original mount with printed 'Woven in silk by Thomas Stevens, inventor and manufacturer, Coventry & London '. Framed, 9"x6"overall. Some light fading to coloured silks, minor staining, generally good condition for its age. Rare
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £120
The following rugby shirts were obtained by the late R. Paul Russell, former chairman of Glamorgan County Cricket Club, first class rugby union referee, an accomplished rugby referee, who officiating in national club and the odd international representative match in the 1970's and 1980's, he was also an excellent after dinner speaker and raconteur. He knew many of the players from that period and was often gifted shirts by them, sometimes even buying shirts at a charity dinner/auction at which he spoke. All the shirts are framed, so difficult to identify the shirt number without taking out of the frames. It is assumed the majority are players worn shirts
Lot 1345:
Lot 1345
United States of America Rugby Football Union. An U.S.A. Rugby red International shirt by Bukta with eagle emblem to chest and 'U.S.A.R.F.U' below. Attractively mounted, framed and glazed. Plaque to lower border of the mount reads 'American Eagles Jersey. Worn by Bobby Jones in 1987-1988 Originally given to the late Paul Russell. Overall 22.5"x32.5". Very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £75
Lot 1346:
Lot 1346
'Federation French Rugby'. A French International rugby shirt by Adidas with French emblem in shield to chest and 'F.F.R.' below with 'Adidas' sponsors logo blue, red and white trim to shoulders. Attractively mounted, framed and glazed. Originally given to the late Paul Russell. It is presumed that this is a players shirt Overall 22.5"x32.5". Good/very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £170

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