Wisden Original Hardback Editions

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
Lot 1373:
Lot 1373 Lot 1373
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1949 & 1953. Original hardbacks. The 1949 edition appears to have repaired internal hinges at the front of the book otherwise in good condition, the 1953 edition with dulling to gilt titles on front board and spine paper otherwise in generally good condition. Sold with a run of later original hardback editions with some duplication 1973 (2), 1977, 1978, 1979 (4), 1982 (2), 1983, 1984 (4), 1985, 1998 (4), 2001 (2), 2002, 2004 (2), 2005 and 2008. These editions have original dustwrappers from the 1998 editions onwards, the remainder are lacking original dustwrappers. Sold with two other Wisden publications
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1374:
Lot 1374
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1949, 1952, 1955, 1956, 1969 & 1975. Original hardback editions. The 1969 and 1975 editions lacking dustwrappers. All books with faults. Viewing essential, bought as seen, not subject to return. Qty 6
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1375:
Lot 1375
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1950 to 1954. Original hardbacks. The first three editions with breaking to either front or rear internal hinges or both, Dulled gilt titles to the 1951 and 1952 editions, some wear to the front internal hinge of the 1953 edition, the 1953 and 1954 editions in good condition. Qty 5
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £35
Lot 1376:
Lot 1376
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1950-1952. Original hardback editions. The 1950 with corner crease to back board, the 1951 with some foxing to page block and the 1952 with broken rear internal hinges otherwise in good condition. Qty 3
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1377:
Lot 1377
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1950, 1952 & 1955. Original hardback. The 1950 edition with some wear to spine paper, piece cut from pages 61/62 and 63/64, the 1952 edition with minor wear to front internal hinge and to spine otherwise in good condition and the 1955 with minor stain to page block edge otherwise in good condition. Qty 3
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1378:
Lot 1378
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1952 & 1953. Original hardback editions. The 1952 edition with very minor wear to boards, light wear to front internal hinge, the 1952 edition with minor crease to top of the front board and spine paper, some breaking to front and rear internal hinges, slight dulling to gilt titles on spine paper otherwise both in good condition. Sold with original hardback editions for 2015 and 2016 with original dustwrappers. Qty 4
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1379:
Lot 1379
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1952, 1958, 1963 & 1964. Original hardback. The 1952 edition breaking to rear internal hinge, soiling to boards and dulling to gilt titles, the 1958 edition with odd minor faults otherwise in good condition, the 1963 edition in good/very good condition and the 1964 edition with minor wear to spine paper and light wear to front internal hinge otherwise in good condition. Qty 4
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £35
Lot 1380:
Lot 1380
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1953-1956. Original hardback editions. The 1953 and 1955 editions in generally good/very good condition, the 1954 and 1956 have wear to boards and spines, dulling to title gilts, the 1956 with broken front internal hinges, these two editions only about fair condition. Qty 4
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1381:
Lot 1381
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1954. Original hardback. Very good/excellent condition with gilt titles bright
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £32
Lot 1382:
Lot 1382
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1956, 1957 & 1958. Original hardback. The 1956 and 1957 editions with minor wear and wrinkling to spine paper and some wear to front internal hinges, the 1957 edition with broken front internal hinges and the 1958 with some foxing/ staining to page block edge and minor mark to spine paper otherwise in good condition. Qty 3
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1383:
Lot 1383
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1957 & 1958. Original hardback. The 1957 edition with dulled gilt titles and wrinkling to spine paper otherwise in good condition, the 1958 edition in good/very good condition throughout. Qty 2
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £32
Lot 1384:
Lot 1384
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1959. Original hardback. Very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £35
Lot 1385:
Lot 1385
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1960. Original hardback. Minor wrinkling to head of spine otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
Lot 1386:
Lot 1386
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1961. Original hardback. Good/very good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £25
Lot 1387:
Lot 1387
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1963 & 1964. Original hardback editions. The 1963 edition with some marks to edge of front board otherwise in good condition and the 1964 in good/very good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £23
Lot 1388:
Lot 1388
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1965. Original hardback with dustwrapper. Minor soiling and staining to dustwrapper otherwise in good+ condition
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £28
Lot 1389:
Lot 1389
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1965. Original hardback with dustwrapper. Some age toning and wear to the dustwrapper spine otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £22
Lot 1390:
Lot 1390
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1965. Original hardback with dustwrapper. Some wear to the dustwrapper spine otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £20
Lot 1391:
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Withdrawn
Hammer price: withdrawn
Lot 1392:
Lot 1392
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1966. Original hardback with dustwrapper. Minor wear to the dustwrapper spine otherwise in good/very good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1393:
Lot 1393
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1966. Original hardback with dustwrapper. Very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £32
Lot 1394:
Lot 1394
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1966. Original hardback. Some age toning and slight wear to spine of dustwrapper otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £35
Lot 1395:
Lot 1395
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1967. Original hardback with dustwrapper. Good/very good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £25
Lot 1396:
Lot 1396
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1967. Original hardback with dustwrapper. Some age toning and wear to head of the dustwrapper spine, handwritten name of ownership to top border of first advertising page otherwise in good+ condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £20
Lot 1397:
Lot 1397
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1967. Original hardback with dustwrapper. Some age toning to spine of dustwrapper otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £22
Lot 1398:
Lot 1398
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1968. Original hardback with dustwrapper. Very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £32
Lot 1399:
Lot 1399
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1968. Original hardback. Some age toning and slight wear to spine of dustwrapper otherwise in good/very good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £25
Lot 1400:
Lot 1400
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1969 & 1970. Original hardbacks with dustwrapper. Some faults to the dustwrapper edges otherwise in good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £45
Lot 1401:
Lot 1401
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1969. Original hardback with dustwrapper. Minor wear to spine of dustwrapper, minor marks internally otherwise in good/very good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £35
Lot 1402:
Lot 1402
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1970. Original hardback with dustwrapper. Very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
Lot 1403:
Lot 1403
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1971. Original hardback with dustwrapper. Minor marks to dustwrapper and page block edge otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1404:
Lot 1404
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1971. Original hardback with dustwrapper. Some age toning to dustwrapper spine, handwritten name of ownership to top border of first advertising page otherwise in good+ condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £40
Lot 1405:
Lot 1405
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1973 to 1978. Original hardbacks with dustwrapper. Minor faults to the dustwrapper edges, the 1977 with old tape to top of dustwrapper otherwise in good condition. Qty 6
Estimate: £60/80
Hammer price: £48
Lot 1406:
Lot 1406 Lot 1406
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1974, 1977 to 2005. Original hardbacks with dustwrapper. With duplicate copies for 1982 and 1986. Some age toning to dustwrapper spines, odd minor faults otherwise in good condition. Qty 31
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £45
Lot 1407:
Lot 1407
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1975, 1976 & 1978. Original hardbacks with dustwrapper. The 1975 edition with handwritten name of ownership to top border of first advertising page, some wear to the 1976 duestwrapper otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £25
Lot 1408:
Lot 1408
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1976 to 1983. Original hardbacks with dustwrapper. Odd very minor faults otherwise in good/very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1409:
Lot 1409 Lot 1409
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1976 to 2017, lacking the 2015 edition. Original hardbacks with dustwrapper. Odd very minor faults otherwise in very good condition. Qty 41
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £75
Lot 1410:
Lot 1410
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1997 and 1998. Two original hardbacks with dustwrappers. The 1997 edition nicely signed in ink by two of the five 'Cricketers of the Year' to their photograph plate, P. Simmons (West Indies) and S. Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka). The 1998 Almanack is signed in ink by the five 'Cricketers of the Year' to their photograph plate, M. Elliott, G. McGrath and S. Law (Australia), M. Maynard and G. Thorpe. Also signed by P. Tufnell to photographic plate. Good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: unsold

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