Cricket Books

Lot 1489:
'Great Cricketers-The Age of Grace & Trumper'. Compiled by George Beldam, jnr. 2000. Rare special deluxe limited edition number 4, bound in blue leather with gilt to all edges. This edition has an additional photograph of the compiler, the late George Beldam, photograph of G.W. Beldam to front cover and is signed by Graham Gooch, Ted Dexter, Charles Fry, Lord Colin Cowdrey, Tony Lewis, David Gower and Lia Beldam. The book was sold as a limited edition of 548 copies, with numbers 1-48 special limited edition copies. Short listed for the Cricket Society Book of the Year in 2000. Mint condition in blue slip case
Estimate: £130/160
Hammer price: £110
Lot 1490:
Lot 1490
'A Catalogue of Cricket Catalogues, Booklists, Bibliographical Sources and Indexes Etcetara'. Compiled by David Rayvern Allen 1980. Issued in a limited edition of 75 numbered copies, of which 60 were for sale, each signed by the compiler. This copy is number 68. VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £40
Lot 1491:
'Old English Cricket. Six pamphlets by H.P.-T.'. Percy Francis Thomas. Stoke 1995. Facsimile reprint by Willows Publishing of the 1929 edition. Hardback. Limited edition number 254/300. New, unopened
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £10
Lot 1492:
Lot 1492
'Britcher's Scores 1790-1805'. A boxed set of the fifteen issues in facsimile, with a commentary by David Rayvern Allen. Christopher Saunders, Newnham on Severn 2003. Published in a limited edition of 212, each set signed by Sir Tim Rice, President of M.C.C., this copy being number 82. Before Britcher, scores were notched on sticks of wood. He was among the first to put them down on paper and between 1790 and 1803 he produced an annual pamphlet listing the principal scores of the year, not just in London but around the country. The scores for 1804 and 1805 were collected into one pamphlet and published by Stanhope and Graham in 1806. The originals are very rare and only Lord's possesses a full set. This set reproduces all 15 pamphlets in exact facsimile, and they are accompanied by a lengthy commentary, specially written by David Rayvern Allen. Each set is housed in a quarter leather book box with slipcase. Good/very good condition
Estimate: £180/250
Hammer price: £160
Lot 1493:
Lot 1493
'Summer's Crown. The Surrey Edition'. Stephen Chalke, Newnham 2015. Limited edition of thirty six books, this being number 28, signed by Chalke and Micky Stewart, bound in brown boards with titles in gilt, in slip case. Very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £48
Lot 1494:
Lot 1494
'From Commons to Lord's. A Chronology of Cricket 1700-1799'. Volume One (1700-1750) and Volume Two (1751-1770). Ian Maun, 2009. Both limited editions in green cloth. Both volumes limited edition number 39/220 signed to the limitation page by Maun, Volume One also signed by Derek Underwood, President of the M.C.C. Sold with accompanying reference compact disc. Volume Two limited edition no. 110/220 copies signed to the limitation page by Maun. Copies 1-20 were not available for sale. Very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
Lot 1495:
Lot 1495
Limited edition cricket histories. Five titles including 'Old English Cricket. Six pamphlets by H.P.-T.'. Percy Francis Thomas. Stoke 1995. Facsimile reprint by Willows Publishing of the 1929 edition. Hardback. Limited edition number 69/300. 'George Lohmann. The beau ideal', Ric Sissons, New South Wales 1991, limited edition no. 57/500 signed by the author. 'An Index to Waghorn', Martin Wilson, signed limited edition no. 46/150. 'A Bibilography of Nottinghamshire Cricket', Duncan Anderson, Newnham on Severn 2005, limited edition of 100 copies this copy being 'out of series'. 'The Chronicle of W.G.', J.R. Webber, Nottingham 1998, Limited edition softback no. 235/440, signed by the author and two direct descendants of W.G. Also 'The Dawn of Cricket', H.T. Waghorn, facsimile reprint by J.W. McKenzie 2005. Qty 6. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £35
Lot 1496:
Lot 1496
'The Cricket Rhymes of H.C. Coghlan'. Irving Rosenwater. Newnham-on-Severn 2004. Limited edition number 22 of only 60 copies produced, signed by Rosenwater. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £25
Lot 1497:
Lot 1497
'Eton v Harrow at Lords'. Sir Home Gordon. London 1926. Harrow limited edition of 325 copies, this being number 231. Original decorative covers. Gilt to top edges. Original dustwrapper, rarely seen. Tears and ageing to dustwrapper, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1498:
Lot 1498
'The 1789 Tour'. John Goulstone. Original stiff card covers. Published privately for the author by International Research Publications 1972. Limited edition of only one hundred copies produced, this being number 78. G/VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £65
Lot 1499:
'Early Club & Village Cricket'. J. Goulstone. Privately printed 1972. First limited edition of 100 numbered copies this being number 2. Original wrappers. Sold with 'Modern Sport. Its Origins and Development through two centuries'. J. Goulstone. Privately printed 1974. Original wrappers. Both in good condition
Estimate: £60/80
Hammer price: £85
Lot 1500:
Lot 1500
Heartaches Cricketers' Almanack 1975. Edited by Tim Rice. First Edition. Limited edition no. 23 of fifty copies produced, with compliment slip signed by Tim Rice. Light fading to spine, rusting to staples, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £15
Lot 1501:
Lot 1501
Heartaches Cricketers' Almanacks 1976-1979. Edited by Tim Rice. The 1976 issue limited edition no. 18/250, signed by Tim Rice. 1977 and 1978 limited edition of fifty, both unnumbered, signed by Tim Rice. 1979 limited edition no. 42/100, 1980 limited edition no. 65/100 signed by Rice. Odd minor faults, otherwise in good condition. Qty 4
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1502:
Lot 1502
John McKenzie publications. Titles are 'The Australians In England 1882'. C.F. Pardon. Facsimilie reprint published 1982. Limited edition no. 97/120. 'The Art of Nicholas Felix', Gerald Brodribb, 1985. Limited edition no. 34/220, signed by Brodribb. 'The Log of the "Old Un" From Liverpool to San Francisco 1886'. Facsimile reprint published 1994. 'The Don meets the Babe', R. Sissons 1995. 'M.C.C. in South Africa 1938/39'. B. Bassano 1997. 'Cricket's Greatest Comeback. Warwickshire v Hampshire 1922', Neil Jenkinson, London 1998. Qty 6. G
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £28
Lot 1503:
Lot 1503
'Great Cricketers. The Age of Grace & Trumper'. Compiled by George Beldam, jnr. Boundary Books, Cheshire 2000. Limited edition no. 451 of 548, signed by Cornelia Beldam. Short listed for the Cricket Society Book of the Year in 2000. Very good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £55
Lot 1504:
Lot 1504
J.W. McKenzie facsimile reprint publications. Five titles by McKenzie. 'Curiosities of Cricket from the earliest records to the present time' by an Old Cricketer (1978). Unnumbered limited edition of 150 copies. 'Rules and Instructions for playing at the game of cricket' (1981). Limited edition no. 104/150. 'Lillywhite's Illustrated Hand-book of Cricket' (1988). 'The Doings of the Fourth Australian Cricket Team in England 1884'. 'The Log of the Old Un', W. Sim (1994) VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1505:
Lot 1505
J.W. McKenzie facsimile reprint publications. Five titles produced by McKenzie. 'Rules and Instructions for playing at the game of cricket' (1981). Limited edition no. 41/150. 'Lillywhite's Illustrated Hand-book of Cricket' (1988). 'Some Recollections of Cricket', Lord Charles J.F. Russell (1989). Limited edition no. 7/100. 'The Third Australian Team in England', (1989). 'Recollections of Lord's and the Marylebone Cricket Club'. Slatter (1989). G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1506:
Lot 1506
'Cricketers and the Law'. J.W. Goldman. Privately published 1958. Limited edition no. 230/300. Signed by the author to the limitation page. Original hardback, some soiling to otherwise good dustwrapper. Very good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £40
Lot 1507:
Lot 1507
'Otago University at Cricket. Its history, records and statistics'. G. Griffiths. Dunedin 1978. Signed limited edition of 350 copies, this being no 216. VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £10
Lot 1508:
Lot 1508
'Bibliography of Cricket'. J.W. Goldman. Privately printed by the author 1937. Original black cloth with gilts to front and spine. Limited edition of 125 numbered copies, this being no. 82. Signed in ink by the author. Very good condition
Estimate: £140/180
Hammer price: £150
Lot 1509:
Lot 1509
'Leo Harrison. An Appreciation'. John Arlott. Boscombe Printing Co. 1957. Privately printed. 10 pages. Limited edition, this is marked 'Out of Series' by Author, signed by the Arlott. Rare. G/VG
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: £145
Lot 1510:
Lot 1510
'Derek Shackleton. An Appreciation'. John Arlott. Boscombe Printing Co. 1958. Privately printed. 8 pages. Limited edition of fifty copies of which this is no. 15, signed by the author Arlott. G/VG. Rare
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: £110
Lot 1511:
Lot 1511
'V.H.D. Cannings. An Appreciation'. John Arlott. Boscombe Printing Co. 1958. Privately printed. 8 pages. Limited edition of fifty copies produced for Cannings' Benefit Fund, of which this is no. 26, signed by the author Arlott. G/VG. Rare
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: £110
Lot 1512:
Lot 1512
'J.R. Gray. A Biographical Note'. John Arlott. Boscombe Printing Co. 1960. Privately printed. 12 pages. Limited edition of fifty copies produced for Gray's Benefit Fund, of which this is no. 47, signed by the author Arlott. Ex Goldman collection. G/VG. Rare
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1513:
Lot 1513
'Colin Ingleby-Mackenzie. A Profile'. John Arlott. Boscombe Printing Co. 1962. Privately printed. 12 pages. Limited edition of fifty copies produced for the Hampshire C.C.C. Centenary Appeal, of which this is no. 33, signed by the author Arlott. G/VG. Rare
Estimate: £130/160
Hammer price: £180
Lot 1514:
Lot 1514
'Arthur Holt. An Appreciation'. John Arlott. Boscombe Printing Co. 1963. Privately printed. 8 pages. Limited edition of fifty copies produced for the Hampshire C.C.C. Centenary Fund, of which this is no. 44, signed by the author Arlott. Also has the laid down signature of Arthur Holt on paper piece to title page. G/VG. Rare.
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1515:
Lot 1515
'Henry Horton. A Biographical Note'. John Arlott. Boscombe Printing Co Ltd 1964. Privately printed. 12 pages. Limited edition of fifty copies produced for Henry Horton's Benefit Fund of which this is no. 43, signed by the author Arlott. G/VG. Rare
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: £100
Lot 1516:
Lot 1516
'Peter Sainsbury. An Appreciaton'. John Arlott. Boscombe Printing Co Ltd 1965. Privately printed. 12 pages. Limited edition of fifty copies produced for Peter Sainsbury''s Benefit Fund of which this is no. 39, signed by the author Arlott. VG. Rare
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: £160
Lot 1517:
Lot 1517
'Harold Gimblett's Hundred'. John Arlott. R. Walsh Books, Taunton 1991. Limited edition number 60/123, nicely signed in ink by Arlott. Card covers with red ties. Very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £50
Lot 1518:
Lot 1518
'Wilfred Wooller'. John Arlott 1997. Limited edition number 34 of only 50 copies published. Published by R. Walsh books. First published in the Glamorgan Yearbook 1978. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £50
Lot 1519:
Lot 1519
'Alletson's Innings' 1957. John Arlott. London 1957. Limited hardback boards edition number 38 of 200 produced, signed by Arlott. Good/very good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £35
Lot 1520:
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'Readers' Guide to Hampshire Cricket'. Desmond Eagar. Privately published 1964. Green boards with gilt titles to front. 12pp. Padwick 17. Limited edition of only twenty five copies, this being number 14. Signed to the title page by Eagar. Rare. VG
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1521:
Lot 1521
'The Compleat Cricketer. A short sketch of H.S. Altham'. E.W. Swanton. Bournemouth 1960. Limited edition of twenty five copies, this being number 17, signed by Altham and Swanton. Ex B.J. Wakley collection. Some staining to covers, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £90
Lot 1522:
Lot 1522
'The American Cricketers in the West Indies 1887-88'. H.R. Holmes, 1975. Original printed wrappers. Limited edition of seventy five copies of which this is number 67, signed by the author. G/VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £110
Lot 1523:
'Cricket at Hastings. The story of a ground'. Gerald Brodribb, Speldhurst 1989. Seven signatures in ink to the front endpaper, including Brodribb, Norman Gifford, Paul Parker, John Snow etc. Sold with 'From Sammy to Jimmy. The official history of Somerset County Cricket Club', Peter Roebuck, London 1991. Signed by the author. Qty 2. G
Estimate: £15/25
Hammer price: £5
Lot 1524:
Lot 1524
R.E.S. Wyatt. 'Three Straight Sticks', London 1951 and 'R.E.S. Wyatt-Fighting Cricketer', London 1985. Both with dustwrapper and signed to title page by Wyatt, in later years. G
Estimate: £15/25
Hammer price: £10
Lot 1525:
Lot 1525
John Arlott. Selection of three non cricket books written by Arlott, each signed. 'Burgundy Vines and Wines'. Arlott & Fielden 1976 DW, signed by both authors, 'The Snuff Shop' John Arlott 1943, signed and dedicated by Arlott and 'Concening Soccer' John Arlott 1952, signed and dedicated by Arlott. Good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £48
Lot 1526:
Lot 1526
John Arlott. Selection of seven cricket books written by Arlott, each signed in ink or biro. 'The First Test Match 1877' 1950, 'Concerning Cricket' 1949, Maurice Tate (Cricketing Lives) 1951, 'Vintage Summer 1947' 1967, 'Jack Hobbs. Profile of The Master' 1981, 'Cricket. The Great Captains' 1971 and 'Arlott & Trueman on Cricket' 1977. All with dustwrappers. Good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1527:
Lot 1527
John Arlott. Selection of seven cricket books written by Arlott, each signed in ink or biro. ''John Arlott's Cricket Journal 2' 1959, 'Cricket in the Counties' 1950, 'Hampshire County Cricket' 1957, 'Cricket (Pleasures of Life Series) 1953, 'My Favourite Cricket Stories' 1974, 'Book of Cricketers' 1979 and 'A Word From Arlott' 1983 with dedication 'A Word?, so many- too many- to say'. All with dustwrappers, two with dedication. Good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1528:
Lot 1528
John Arlott. Selection of five cricket books written by Arlott, each signed by Arlott, and one other, or with dedication, in ink or biro. 'Days at the Cricket' 1951, signed by Arlott and Bill Edrich, 'Indian Summer' 1947, dedicated to Bill Frindall, 'Australian Test Journal' 1955, signed by Arlott and Trevor Bailey, 'How to watch Cricket' 1983, dedicated to Geoffrey Moorehouse (cricket author) and 'Arlott. In conversation with Mike Brealey' 1986, signed by Arlott and Mike Brealey Four with dustwrappers. Good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1529:
Lot 1529
'The Art of Cricket'. Don Bradman. London 1958. 'Autographed copy' with original publishers label laid down to front end paper, signed by Bradman. Dustwrapper. Small loss to top left hand corner of the dustwrapper otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £70
Lot 1530:
Lot 1530
Autobiography'. Neville Cardus. London 1947. 1st Edition. Dustwrapper. Very nicely signed and dedicated in ink by Cardus to title page and dated London 1948. Poor dustwrapper
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
Lot 1531:
Lot 1531
'Hints on Slow Round Bowling'. David Buchanan 1894. Six page booklet of an article which originally appeared as the last eight pages of Buchanan's 'The Rugby Cricket Club its Rise and Progress from 1844 to 1894' (Padwick 2815), but not recorded by Padwick in this standalone form. The article gives detailed advice on slow bowling with emphasis on straightness, pitch, pace, precision and spin, and ends with Buchanan's bowling analyses for Gentlemen v Players matches at Lord's and The Oval 1868 to 1874, and Gentlemen of England and Free Forester matches v The Universities 1864 to 1879. Stored in a modern pale green cloth slipcase. Foxing to pages, otherwise in very good condition. Rare
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: unsold
Buchanan played 62 first class matches and many for Warwickshire pre first class. His best bowling was 9-82 for Gentlemen v Players at The Oval in 1868. He declined an invitation to tour Australia with the 1878/79 team at the age of forty eight
Lot 1532:
Lot 1532
'The Complete Cricketer', Albert E. Knight 1906. Original red boards with titles in gilt, photographic illustrations. . Nicely signed to front endpaper 'W.G. Grace' and dated '1906'. This was W.G. Grace's copy and was previously sold in Bearne's auction of 'Cricketing Books from the collection of W.G. Grace' in 1996 as lot 64. Sold with a copy of the Bearne's auction catalogue, a printed invoice for the book and several newspaper articles regarding the sale. Good condition
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £170
Lot 1533:
Lot 1533
The Lord's Taverners Fifty Greatest. The Fifty Greatest Post-War Cricketers from around the World'. London 1983. Original hardback with dustwrapper. Includes signatures of all fifty featured players and the four selectors, Trevor Bailey, Richie Benaud, Colin Cowdrey and Jim Laker. Each signature on piece, card or photograph laid down to the relevant page. Players' signatures include Bradman, Trueman, Gavaskar, Evans, Richards, Lindwall, Barrington, Gibbs, Miller, Weekes, Worrell, Walcott, Hutton, I. Chappell, G. Chappell, Compton, Sobers etc. Some wear to dustwrapper, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £55
Lot 1534:
Lot 1534 Lot 1534
'Caricatures of the Australian XI. English Tour 1953'. Arthur Mailey. Sydney 1953. Twelve page tour souvenir with eleven pages of caricatures of all eighteen members of the Australian touring party to England 1953. This copy has been signed in ink to the inside front cover by Arthur Mailey. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £80
Lot 1535:
Lot 1535
Derek West. 'Guide to James Lillywhite's Cricketers' Annual' 1993 and 'Guide to Lillywhite's Cricketers Companion' 1995. Both signed by West. Bump/ creasing to rear cover of the Guide to James Lillywhite, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £110
Lot 1536:
Lot 1536
'How to Become a First Class Batsman', Herbert Sutcliffe, Leeds 1949. Nicely signed in ink by Sutcliffe to the front end paper. Very good dustwrapper. 'Slip Catches. A Cricket Miscellany', W. Curran Reedy, London 1948. Signed in ink with dedication to front endpaper by the author and dated 1949. Original dustwrapper with wear and some loss, otherwise in good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1537:
Lot 1537
Indian and Sri Lankan cricket books. 'Great Indian Batsmen', Partab Ramchand, New Delhi 2005. Original softback. Signatures on pieces, cards, photograph cuttings laid down to pages of all twenty featured players. Signatures include Nayudu, Armanath, Merchant, Hazare, Pataudi, Gavaskar, Vengsarkar, Azharuddin, Tendulkar, Ganguly, Dravid etc. Sold with two hardback novels with dustwrappers, 'Chinaman, the Legend of Pradeep Mathew', Sehan Karunatilaka, London 2011, and 'Selection Day', Aravind Adiga, London 2016. Qty 3. G/VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £45
Lot 1538:
Lot 1538
'England Cricket Legends Since 1946'. Dean P. Hayes. Stroud 2002. Includes signatures, the majority laid down, others signed to the page, by all sixty featured players. Signatures include Amiss, Arnold, Atherton, Bailey, Barrington, Bedser, Botham, Boycott, Brearley, Close, Compton, Cowdrey, Denness, Dexter, D'Oliveira, Fletcher, Gatting, Gooch, Gower, Greig, Hussain, Laker, May, M.J.K. Smith, Statham, A. Stewart, Titmus, Trueman, Tyson, Washbrook, Willis etc. G
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £25
Lot 1539:
Lot 1539
'Jack Russell's Sketch Book'. Jack Russell 1996. Green leatherbound hardback in slip case featuring forty of Russell's sketches. Signed to the front endpaper in pencil by Russell. G/VG
Estimate: £15/25
Hammer price: £25
Lot 1540:
Lot 1540
'The Cricketers' Who's Who 1992'. Iain Sproat. Harpenden 1992. Original softback comprising 263 signatures of contemporary cricketers and umpires including Ambrose, Atherton, Azharuddin, Botham, Broad, Cork, DeFreitas, Dilley, Donald, Foster, Fowler, Fraser, Gatting, Gooch, Gower, Haynes, Hick, Hussain, Lamb, Larkins, Malcolm, Marshall, Moxon, Pringle, V. Richards, Shastri, Small, Stewart, Thorpe, Tufnell, Walsh, M. Waugh etc. Light wear to covers, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £25
Lot 1541:
Lot 1541
'The Cricketers' Who's Who 1999'. Chris Marshall. Harpenden 1999. Original softback comprising 144 signatures of contemporary cricketers and umpires including Atherton, McGrath, Barnett, Caddick, Crawley, Croft, DeFreitas, Fairbrother, Fraser, Hayden, Hoggard, A. Hollioake, B. Hollioake, Langer, Maynard, Russell, Salisbury, Slater, Stewart, Strauss, Swann, Trescothick etc. Good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1542:
Lot 1542
Cricket poetry. Eight anthologies of cricket verse. Four titles are by Colin Shakespeare 'Seamers' published 1983, 'Spinning' 1985, 'The Five Seasons' 1988, and '22 Cricket Poems' 1996. All four titles signed by the author, two with signed covering letters. Other titles are 'Run Chase' and 'A Few Quick Singles' by Imogen Grosberg, 'Owzat', Bill Roberts, and 'A Bumpy Wicket. The Horace Cricket Sagas', Donald D. Christie. All ex Don Ambrose collection. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1543:
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'Alfred Shaw. Cricketer, His Career and Reminiscences'. A.W. Pullin 'Old Ebor'. London 1902. Original green boards. Inscribed and signed in ink to lower border of frontispiece photoplate 'Yours truly, Alfred Shaw'. This copy appears to be a presentation copy to C.B. Fry with a pencil annotation to front endpaper in Fry's hand, 'C.B. Fry from Alfred Shaw June 3 1902'. Padwick 8036. Small ink mark to front cover with light wear to spine, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £360
Lot 1544:
Lot 1544 Lot 1544
'500-1. The Miracle of Headingley '81'. Rob Steen & Alastiar McLellan. London 2001. Nicely signed in blue ink to front endpaper by the eleven members of the victorious England team. Signatures are Botham, Gower, Brearley, Boycott, Taylor, Willey, Dilley, Willis, Old, Gooch and Gatting. Sold with an official scorecard for the match, printed and handwritten scores. Signed by Gower, Brearley, Willis, Gooch, Dilley and Taylor. Press cutting laid down to verso. Good dustwrapper. VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £140
The 1981 Test Series was, remembered for Ian Botham resigning the captaincy after the second Test, England having lost the first and drawn the second, Brearley being reappointed, and for the 'famous' third Test match, at Headingley, Ian Botham and Bob Willis's match. England followed on 227 runs behind and were soon 135-7 in their second innings. Botham and Graham Dilley then put together a stand of 117. Botham finished up with 149no and Dilley 56. Australia needed 130 to win. Australia at 56-2 seemed favourites to win the game, however Willis with 8-43 won the game for England by 18 runs. England won the series 3-1.

Willis had match figures of 15.1 overs, three maidens, eight wickets for 43 runs. Seven of his wickets were caught but probably the wicket which stands out to most watchers of the game was when he bowled Ray Bright to win the Test match against all the odds, 500-1 at one point!
Lot 1545:
Lot 1545
Signed cricket biographies. Three titles including 'Sir Vivian. The Definitive Autobiography', Viv Richards, London 2000. Hardback with dustwrapper. Signed to title page by Richards. 'On the Spot. Derek Shackleton, David Matthews, Devon 1998. Hardback with dustwrapper. Signed to the half title page by Shackleton and to the title page by Matthews. '20th Century All-rounder', Clive van Ryneveld, Claremont, South Africa 2011. Softback, signed to the half title page by van Ryneveld. Sold with 'The Sir Frank Worrell Pictorial, New York 1992. Softback, unsigned. Qty 4. G/VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £20
Lot 1546:
Lot 1546
'A Cricket Pro's Lot'. Fred Root. London 1937. Unusually with original dustwrapper. Signature of Root in pencil on piece laid down to title page. Some nicks and staining to dustwrapper, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £10
Charles Frederick Root (Derbyshire, Worcestershire & England 1910-1932) played in three Test matches for England in the Ashes series of 1926
Lot 1547:
Lot 1547
C.V. Grimmett. Flicker Book. No.2 'Googley Delivery and Off-Break Finger Spin'. Flicker Productions Ltd 1930. Signed by Grimmett to title page. Very good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1548:
Lot 1548
'Sports and Recreations in Town and Country'. Frederick Gale (The Old Buffer). London 1888. Includes two chapters on cricket. Original yellow decorative boards. Dedication in ink to page facing title page in Gale's hand, 'Henry Smurthwaite with the "Old Buffer's" very kind wishes'. Also signed in ink at the end of the preface, 'Fred Gale, June 1888'. Spine cocked to right. Some wear to boards and soiling to spine. Internally in very good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £40
Lot 1549:
Lot 1549
'Guide to James Lillywhite's Cricketers Annual'. G. Derek West. Oxon 1993. Signed to title page by West. VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1550:
Lot 1550
Denis Compton autobiographies. Two titles, both signed by Compton with handwritten dedications in ink to Gubby Allen. 'Playing for England'. Second impression London 1948. Dedication to front endpaper, 'To Mr G.O. Allen, on one condition, that the criticism is not too heavy. Yours very sincerely, Denis Compton'. Also 'End of an Innings'. First edition, London 1958. Dedication to front endpaper, 'To Gubby, It may or may not please you, nevertheless I would like you to accept this book as a token of my gratitude for all you have done for me throughout the years. Denis'. Both titles ex Gubby Allen collection, with good dustwrappers. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
Lot 1551:
Lot 1551
Ernest William 'Jim' Swanton. Three titles by Swanton from the collection of Gubby Allen, each with dedication to Allen from the author. 'Swanton in Australia with M.C.C. 1946-1975'. London 1975. Dedication to title page 'G.O.A. With every good wish. For the egotistical title you must blame the publisher! EWS. Sandwich Nov. 75'. 'Follow On'. London 1975. Dedication to title page 'Gubby, In token of friendship and hopes of qualified approval! Jim Swanton. Sept 77'. Both titles with very good dustwrappers. Also 'A History of Cricket'. Altham and Swanton. Revised second edition, London 1938. Dedication to front endpaper, 'To Gubby: In Admiration of Australia 1936/7 and best wishes for the future... E.W.S. 20.VI.38'. Original green cloth. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £95
Lot 1552:
Lot 1552
John Arlott. Two titles by Arlott from Gubby Allen's collection with handwritten dedications in ink from Arlott. 'Alletson's Innings'. Second edition London 1958. Signed to front endpaper with 'Kindest wishes'. Very good dustwrapper. 'Cricket, the Great Captains. Studies of Eight Great Captains of Cricket History'. London 1971. Dedication to front endpaper, 'Alas that there was no one left who could recall Stoddart, F.S. Jackson, A.N. Hornby, Joe Darling, Murdoch or George Giffen. Best wishes, John Arlott'. Some wear and nicks to dustwrapper. G/VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £40
Lot 1553:
Lot 1553
Bill Edrich and Freddie Brown. Middlesex & England. Two titles from the collection of Gubby Allen, each with handwritten dedication to the title page to Allen from the author. 'Cricket Heritage'. W.J. Edrich. London 1948. 'To Gubby, with my best wishes, Bill Edrich. Oct. 1948'. 'Cricket Musketeer'. Freddie Brown, London 1954. 'To Gubby, With best wishes & apologies for the reference to "Elastoplast". Freddie. 29th May 1954'. Both titles with original dustwrappers with some loss, nicks and wear. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
Lot 1554:
Lot 1554
Gubby Allen. Seven titles from the collection of Gubby Allen, two nicely signed in ink by Allen, and five either signed by the author or with dedication. Titles signed by Allen are 'Australian Summer', Neville Cardus, London 1937, with good dustwrapper. 'Cricket Between Two Wars', Pelham Warner, London 1943, signed by Allen and dated 31st July 1943. Titles signed by the author are 'W.G. Grace. Great Lives', Bernard Darwin, London 1948, dustwrapper with some loss. 'Cricket Campaigns', Norman Yardley, London c1950. 'Lord's 1787-1945', Pelham Warner, London 1946. Also 'The Paddock That Grew. The Story of the Melbourne Cricket Club', Keith Dunstan, Melbourne 1962, signed with dedication by Ian Johnson. 'A Century of Cricketers', A.G. Moyes, Sydney 1950. Minor faults to the odd title, overall in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
Lot 1555:
Lot 1555
Middlesex C.C.C. Box comprising a good selection of twenty four biographies, the majority auto-biographies by Middlesex players. All titles signed, some with a dedication to a former receptionist at Middlesex C.C.C., a relative of the vendor. Subjects include Fred Titmus, Alec and Eric Bedser, Mike Gatting (2 copies), Bill Edrich (2 copies, one signed by Edrich, the other by Compton), Desmond Haynes, Simon Hughes, Mike Brearley, Justin Langer, also Colin Cowdrey, Darren Gough, Bill Frindall, Jack Russell etc. Sold with an official order of Service of Thanksgiving for Denis Compton, Westminster Abbey, 1st July 1997. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £32
Lot 1556:
Lot 1556
Cricket autobiographies and biographies. A collection of over thirty signed titles, some with a dedication to a former receptionist at Middlesex C.C.C. and relatives. The majority are biographies, also annuals, histories etc in two boxes, together with a few others unsigned. Signed biographies include D. Compton, Trueman, Bailey, Graveney, Boycott, Cowdrey, Gatting, Gower, Haynes, Shackleton, Bird etc. Odd title duplicated. Odd faults to some titles, generally in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £38
Lot 1557:
Lot 1557
'The Jubilee Book of Cricket'. K.S. Ranjitsinhji. Edinburgh 1897. Limited de luxe edition printed on handmade paper of 350 copies, signed by Ranjitsinhji, this being number 349. Beautifully rebound in maroon half leather and marbled boards, raised bands and gilts to spine. Sold with a 'Personalities Stamps Series' first day cover issued 27th September 1973, with green Ranjitsinhji stamp. Very good condition
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £520
Lot 1558:
Lot 1558 Lot 1558 Lot 1558
'Who's Who in World Cricket'. Roy Webber 1952. The book containing over one hundred signatures including that of Webber, of post war cricketers, broadcasters etc, all signed in ink to the player's entry or image in book, with a further twenty one signatures to the rear endpaper and inside back cover. Signatures include G. Allen, Arlott, Bailey, A. Bedser, Brookes, Carr, Close, D. Compton, Davidson, Doggart, Eagar, Eato, Evans, Fishlock, Gibb, Graveney, Griffith, Hassett, Headley, Hazare, E.R.T. Holmes, Ikin, Hutton, Insole, Johnston, Kenyon, Laker, Langley, Lindwall, Lock, Mallett, Mankad, May, Miller, Parks, Ramadhin, Ring, Surridge, Swanton, Titmus, Tribe, Trueman, Umrigar, Warner, Warr, Worrell, Wyatt, Sandham, Hendren, Strudwick etc. Wear to boards, breaking to front internal hinge, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £60
Lot 1559:
Lot 1559
'The Datasport Book of Wartime Cricket 1940-45'. G.B Andrews. 1990. Excellent guide to war-time cricket. Signed by the author. Now out of print. Good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £25
Lot 1560:
Lot 1560
'Lord's 1787-1945'. Pelham Warner, London 1946. Original blue cloth, gilts to front cover and spine. Signed in ink to title page by Ian McLachlan (South Australia), Alec Bedser, Tom Graveney, Butch White, Ossie Wheatley, Eric Bedser and Robin Marlar. Minor wear to covers and spine, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1561:
Boys cricket fiction c1900-1930's. A good selection of boys cricket fiction and boys books with incidental cricket, odd girls cricket and sporting fiction included. Books include 'A Born School Captain. W.J. Batchelder, 'Jack Safford'. W. Webster, 'Playing Fields'. Eric Parker 1922, 'Shunned by the School'. W. Wallace, 'Two Scapegraces'. W. C. Rhodes, 'Quills. A School Story'. W. C. Rhodes, 'Down and Out!' Frank Richards, 'Sheepy Wilson' G. Hadath 1915, 'The Boys of Castle Cliff School'. R.A.H. Goodyear, 'Steady and Strong' R.M. Freeman, 'Carey of Cobhouse'. G. Hadath etc. Good selection of authors, R.A.H. Goodyear and G. Hadath books included. Some with colourful and ornate pictorial spines and boards, some with original decorative and pictorial dustwrappers. Some faults including odd loose picture plates, wear to bindings etc. Odd duplication. In two boxes. Qty 49
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £68
Lot 1562:
Boys cricket fiction c1900-1950's. A good selection of boys cricket fiction and boys books with incidental cricket, some girls cricket and sporting fiction included. Books include 'The Two Captains of Tuxford' F. Elias, 'The Red House of Bolville'. H. Elrington, 'The Cock-House Cup'. H. Avery, 'Teddy Lester. Captain of Cricket'. J. Finnemore 1916, 'The Outlaw of the Shell'. J. Finnemore 1915, 'Lawson of Lord's' H. Cleaver 1950, 'The Harley First XI'. H. Cleaver 1933, 'Captain Pro. Tem'. M.L. Parker, 'How Tom Made Good'. St.J. Pearce, 'Off his Own Bat'. St.J. Pearce, 'The Greystones Mystery'. G.E. Rochester, 'The Champion of the School'. Capt F.H. Shaw etc. Good selection of authors, St.J.Pearce and M.L. Parker books included. Some with colourful and ornate pictorial spines and boards, some with original decorative and pictorial dustwrappers. Some faults including odd loose picture plates, wear to bindings etc. Odd duplication. In two boxes. Qty 48
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £120
Lot 1563:
Boys cricket fiction c1890-1950's. A good selection of boys cricket fiction and boys books with incidental cricket, odd girls cricket and sporting fiction included. Books include 'Poddy's Progress'. A Judd, 'Walks and Talks of Two Schoolboys'. J.C. Atkinson 1892, 'The Cricket Week Mystery'. E,. Leyland 1950,'The Cleverest Chap at the School'. R. Leighton 1922, 'Tales of Charlton School'. Rev H.C. Adams 1895, 'Smith's Week'. W. Bell 1923, 'Cornered'. P.J. Barrow, 'Bellamy comes back'. J. Sweet 1938, 'A Hit for Six'. T.H. Scott 1934, 'Gray's Schooldays'. J.S.N. Sewell, 'Pepper's Crack Eleven'. R. Walker, 'Rivals of the Fourth'. T. Bevan 1925 etc. Good selection of the author A. Judd's books included. Some with colourful and ornate pictorial spines and boards, some with original decorative and pictorial dustwrappers. Some faults including odd loose picture plates, wear to bindings etc. Odd duplication. In two boxes. Qty 54
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £68
Lot 1564:
Boys cricket fiction c1900-1960's. A good selection of boys cricket fiction and boys books with incidental cricket, odd girls cricket and sporting fiction included. Books include 'Heads or Tails'. H. Avery, 'Off the Wicket'. Harold Avery, 'Dixie of the Cock House'. Kent Carr, 'For House and School'. A. Harcourt Burrage, 'Captains of Dukes'. H. Cleaver, 'Ray. The Boy who lost and won' J. Williams Butcher 1917, 'The Willow Wand'. R. Maddock 1962, 'Young Barbarians'. I. Maclaren 1901, 'The Red Thread of Honour'. M. Kirlew, 'Midbourne School'. E. Miles, 'Minor and Major'. G. Mills 1939 etc. Good selection of the author Harold Avery's books included. Some with colourful and ornate pictorial spines and boards, some with original decorative and pictorial dustwrappers. Some faults including odd loose picture plates, wear to bindings etc. Odd duplication. In two boxes. Qty 54. Sold with a box of thirty nine modern boys/girls cricket and sporting fiction. Hardback and paperback editions. Three boxes in total
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £70
Lot 1565:
Cricket fiction. A good selection of cricket fiction and books with incidental cricket. Books include 'Mike'. P.G. Woodhouse 1925, 'Malleson at Melbourne'. William Godfrey 1956, 'Piccadilly Jim'. P.G. Wodehouse, 'Between the Wickets'. J.B. Hobbs 1926, 'Bonavenyure and the flashing blade'. Gary Sobers 1967, 'The Greenwood Hat'. J.M. Barrie 1937, 'Mr Evans. A cricketo-detective story' C. Alington 1922, 'Peter Trant. Cricketer-Detective'. J.W. Kenyon 1944, 'Blackmail in Blankshire'. C.A. Alington, 'The Watch Hunt'. E. Barker 1933, 'Enter Psmith'. P.G. Wodehouse 1935, 'Adventures in London'. J. Douglas 1909, 'Baxter's Second Innings'. H. Drummond. 1892, 'Island in the sun'. A. Waugh 1956 etc. In two boxes. Qty 77. Odd faults, odd plate missing etc, generally good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £70
Lot 1566:
Cricket fiction. A good selection of cricket fiction and books with incidental cricket. Books include 'The Adventures of Harry Richmond'. G. Meredith 1948, 'The Day's Play'. A.A. Milne, 'The Cantab'. S. Leslie 1926, 'Oh! to be in England'. S.P.D. Mais, 'English Leaves'. E.V. Lucas, 'Reading, Writing and Remembering'. E.V. Lucas 1932, 'Old Harrow Days'. J.G. Cotton Minchin 1898, 'Those were the Days'. A.A. Milne 1929, 'London Revisited'. E.V. Lucas etc. Good selection of the E.V. Lucas and A.A. Milne books included. In two boxes. Qty 71. Odd duplication, odd faults, odd plate missing etc, generally good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £70
Lot 1567:
Cricket fiction. A good selection of cricket fiction and books with incidental cricket. Books include 'A six for the Toff'. J. Creasey 1955, 'Run out the Raj'. D. Castle 1975, 'Peter Steele. The Cricketer'. Horace G. Hutchinson. Bristol 1895, 'Lord dismiss us'. M. Campbell 1967, 'The Elephant'. R. Rayner 1991, 'Look back and laugh'. A.P. Herbert 1960, 'Every idle dream'. B. Darwin 1948, 'McConnachie and JMB'. J.M. Barrie 1938 etc. In two boxes. Qty 82. Odd faults, odd plate missing etc, generally good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £55
Lot 1568:
Lot 1568 Lot 1568
Cricket fiction and verse. A selection of twenty seven titles including 'Mr Punch's County Songs' by E.V. Lucas and E.H. Shepard, London 1928. 'The Light Side of Cricket', edited by E.B.V. Christian, London 1898. Original decorative boards. 'Ormeru of Daneborough', John Anerley, London 1938. Original dustwrapper with loss. 'Zimmer Men. The Trials and Tribulations of the Ageing Cricketer', Marcus Berkmann, London 2005. 'The Ravi Lancers', John Masters, London 1972. 'Netherland', Joseph O'Neill, New York 2008 etc. Sold with eight editions of 'The Saturday Book' for 1941-42, and numbers 3, 5, 8, 9, 11,12 and 17. Two boxes. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £55
Lot 1569:
Lot 1569
Yorkshire C.C.C. annual 1893. 1st annual issue. 100pp. Edited by J.B. Wolstinholm. J. Robertshaw, Sheffield, printer. Original maroon decorative boards, titles to front board with white rose emblem to centre, gilt to edges. Minor wear to head and base of spine, some wear to rear internal hinge otherwise in very good condition. Ex M.C.C. Library Collection with bookplate to inside front board. The rare and elusive first edition
Estimate: £800/1200
Hammer price: £1300
Lot 1570:
Lot 1570
Yorkshire C.C.C. annual 1894. 2nd annual issue. 118pp plus fourteen 'notes' pages. Edited by J.B. Wolstinholm. J. Robertshaw, Sheffield, printer. This edition looks to be a variant of the standard issue having green card boards with titles to front board.... Some wear to original boards, with some rounding to corners, some wear to board extremities, slight breaking to internal hinges, small ink annotation to one page, one of the 'Notes' page torn from the book otherwise in good/very good condition. A rare variant of the second edition, not mentioned in Padwick, and not previously seen by the auctioneer
Estimate: £500/700
Hammer price: unsold
This variant of the hardback edition has 118 pages, where as the hardback has 136 pages. This card version has a price of 9p on it, the hardback is unpriced as it was given to members, perhaps the publishers tried selling copies for one year only and found it pointless....?. The card version does not have rules, subscribers, colts report and accounts for the 1893 season, which makes up the 18 page difference in size
Lot 1571:
Lot 1571
Yorkshire C.C.C. annual 1895. 3rd annual issue. 134pp plus eighteen 'notes' pages as issued. Edited by J.B. Wolstinholm. J. Robertshaw, Sheffield, printer. Original blue boards, titles to front board with Yorkshire emblem to centre, gilt to edges. Slight darkening to title page, annotation to odd page otherwise in good/very good condition
Estimate: £400/600
Hammer price: £360
Lot 1572:
Lot 1572
Yorkshire C.C.C. annual 1896. 4th annual issue. 136pp plus sixteen 'notes' pages as issued. Edited by J.B. Wolstinholm. J. Robertshaw, Sheffield, printer. Original maroon boards, titles to front board and spine paper with Yorkshire emblem to centre, gilt to edges. Slight age toning to title page otherwise in good/very good condition
Estimate: £300/400
Hammer price: £280
Lot 1573:
Lot 1573
Yorkshire C.C.C. annual 1897. 5th annual issue. 138pp plus fourteen 'notes' pages as issued. Edited by J.B. Wolstinholm. J. Robertshaw, Sheffield, printer. Original green boards, titles to front board and spine paper with Yorkshire emblem to centre, gilt to edges. Very good condition
Estimate: £180/250
Hammer price: £220
Lot 1574:
Lot 1574
Yorkshire C.C.C. annual 1898. 6th annual issue. 146pp plus fourteen 'notes' pages as issued. Edited by J.B. Wolstinholm. J. Robertshaw, Sheffield, printer. Original green boards, titles to front board and spine paper with Yorkshire emblem to centre, gilt to edges. Slight browning to title page otherwise in good/very good condition
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: £150
Lot 1575:
Lot 1575
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: £180/250
Hammer price: unsold
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 1576:
Yorkshire C.C.C. annual 1900 to 2016. Full run of the Annual for the period as issued. There were no copies published for the war-time period 1941-1946. Some breaking to the internal hinges of the 1914 edition, slight wear to the internal hinges of the 1915 edition, odd faults to the early 1950's editions, odd minor faults otherwise in good/very good condition. Qty 111. In two boxes
Estimate: £300/500
Hammer price: £550
Lot 1577:
Lot 1577
'W. Duthoit's Yorkshire Cricketers' Guide for 1878. Published by W. Duthoit of Leeds. Original pink wrappers. Very good condition throughout. A rare publication especially in this very nice condition
Estimate: £700/1000
Hammer price: £650
Only year of publication, photoplate of Ephraim Lockwood opposite title page
Lot 1578:
Lot 1578
'History of Yorkshire County Cricket 1833-1903'. Rev R.S. Holmes. 1904. This was David Hunter's copy and is signed and inscribed to front end paper 'David Hunter, April 13th 1906, County Cricketer'. The book includes a mono candid photograph of R. Peel aged 81 years, the photograph dated 10th November 1938. 3"x4.25". The book has faded covers and spine paper, wear with some loss to head and base of spine paper
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1579:
Lot 1579
'The Yorkshire Cricketers' Handbook' 1898. Nice small booklet comprising 'Match Fixtures of the Principal Clubs in Yorkshire, the Counties &c, Synopsis of Yorkshire Cricket, County Players' Averages, Laws of the Game &c'. Includes fold out portraits of E. Wainwright and the Champion County Team for 1897. Printed and published by Fletcher & Speight, Bury. Original pale blue wrappers. Padwick 2885. Rusting to staple, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £340
Twelve issues of the annual were published from 1881 to 1902
Lot 1580:
Lot 1580
'Somerset County Cricket'. F.S. Ashley-Cooper. George W. May, London. Original decorative cover. Some wear and ageing to cover, light vertical fold, lacking staples otherwise in generally good condition. Sold with 'Bedminster Cricket Club Centenary 1847-1947. Original wrappers, tape to spine. Bound in green boards. Qty 2
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £25
Lot 1581:
Lot 1581
Somerset County Cricket Club Year Book 1897/98. 8th Edition. Compiled by W.T. Webb. Hammett & Co, Taunton 1898. Original decorative boards. Pages complete. Original single printed page for the 'Testimonial Fund to S.M.J. Woods slipped in to rear. Minor wear to boards, otherwise in good/ very good condition. Scarce
Estimate: £140/180
Hammer price: £130
Lot 1582:
Lot 1582 Lot 1582
Somerset County Cricket Club Year Book 1902/03, 1903-04 and 1909/10. Compiled by G.S. McAuley. Hammett & Co, Taunton. Original decorative boards. The 1909/10 lacking title page, otherwise pages complete. Owner's name handwritten in ink to front covers of the 1902/03 and 1909/10. Slight breaking to internal hinges of the 1909/10. Some wear to boards, otherwise good copies in good condition. Qty 3. Scarce
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £280
Lot 1583:
Lot 1583
Somerset County Cricket Club Year Book 1920. Somerset County Herald, Taunton. Original paper wrappers. Pages complete. Wrappers becoming detached and worn. Small tears to front and rear wrappers, small loss to spine, rusting to staples, internally in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £70
Lot 1584:
Lot 1584
Somerset County Cricket Club Year Book 1921 and 1922. Somerset County Herald, Taunton. Original paper wrappers. The 1921 lacking first page, otherwise complete. Rusting to staples, otherwise in good condition. The 1922 with minor ageing to wrappers, otherwise in good condition. Qty
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £180
Lot 1585:
Lot 1585 Lot 1585
Somerset County Cricket Club Year Book 1926-1929. The Wessex Press, Taunton. Original decorative boards. The 1926 edition with two three page handwritten articles slipped in, 'Somerset in the Nineties by H.S. Altham', and an account with match scores for Yorkshire v Somerset played at Headingley, 15th-17th 1901, in which Somerset achieved an unlikely victory. Author unknown. Wear and creasing to the 1926 covers with slight breaking to internal hinges. The 1927 and 1928 editions in good/ very good condition. Staining to covers of the 1929, otherwise in good condition. All appear complete. Qty 4
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1586:
Lot 1586
Somerset County Cricket Club Year Book 1930 to 1939 and 1940-1946 (one edition). Taunton. Original decorative boards. All appear complete. The 1930, 1932, 1938 with slight breaking to internal hinges. The 1935 with some staining. Some wear to boards, overall in good condition. Qty 11
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £95
Lot 1587:
Lot 1587
Somerset County Cricket Club Year Book 1947-2003. Box comprising a good run of official year books for 1947, 1948/49-1967/68, and 1979-2003. The 1947 in original decorative boards, the remainder in original paper wrappers. Sold with official Annual Report and Statement of Accounts for seasons 1969-1985, 1988 and 1997-2009. Odd faults to earlier year books, otherwise in good condition. Sold with 'Somerset County Cricket', F.S. Ashley-Cooper, 1924. Original decorative paper wrappers. Heavy old tape repairs to spine and wrappers, owner's details in ink to front cover. Only fair condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £95
Lot 1588:
Lot 1588
Nottinghamshire Cricket Matches, from 1771 to 1865. A.K. Sutton. 118PP. Nottingham 1865 (3rd Edition). Original stiffened green wrappers, bound in green boards, with gilt titles to spine. Minor age toning to wrappers otherwise in good/very good condition. Rare
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1589:
Lot 1589
'Richards' Nottinghamshire Cricket Guide'. Two editions for 1923 and 1924. Edited by 'Incog' (F.S. Ashley-Cooper). Printed and published by C.H. Richards, Nottingham. Original paper wrappers. Rusting to staples, some wear and small stain to the covers of the 1924, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £50
Lot 1590:
Lot 1590
'Richards' Nottinghamshire Cricket Guide'. Three editions for 1923, 1925 and 1927. Edited by 'Incog' (F.S. Ashley-Cooper). Printed and published by C.H. Richards, Nottingham. Original paper wrappers. Rusting to staples, small stain to the cover of the 1923, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £50
Lot 1591:
Lot 1591
'Richards' Nottinghamshire Cricket Guide'. Three editions for 1928, 1930 and 1931 (final year of issue). Edited by 'Incog' (F.S. Ashley-Cooper). Printed and published by C.H. Richards, Nottingham. Original paper wrappers. Rusting to staples, small stain to the cover of the 1923, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £65
Richards' guides were published 1903-1907, 1910-1914, and 1920-1931
Lot 1592:
Lot 1592
'Spybey's Annual Register of Nottinghamshire Cricket Matches'. Two editions, 1884, eighth year of publication. and 1885, ninth year. Compiled and published by F.G. Spybey, Nottingham. Original boards, the 1884 with protective film. Rusting to staples and foxing, otherwise good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £50
The register was published from 1878 to 1886
Lot 1593:
Lot 1593
Glamorgan C.C.C. yearbooks 1936-2015, not issued 1940-1945. Incomplete run of Glamorgan yearbooks in original paper wrappers, lacking 1958, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2014. Odd faults to earlier editions, minor rusting to staples to some editions, otherwise in good condition. Qty 69
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £150
Lot 1594:
Lot 1594
Glamorgan C.C.C. yearbooks 1946-2015, not issued 1940-1945. Incomplete run of Glamorgan yearbooks in original paper wrappers, lacking 2006-2010, 2012 and 2014. Odd faults, minor rusting to staples to some editions, otherwise in good condition. Qty 63
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £50
Lot 1595:
Lot 1595
Surrey C.C.C. Yearbook for 1900. Original brown boards. Wear to spine, rear cover partly detached. Old tape repairs to internal hinges and top of spine. Some internal age toning, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1596:
Lot 1596
Surrey C.C.C. yearbooks. Box comprising a complete run of Surrey official yearbooks for 1949-2009. Sold with the Middlesex Annual Review for 2006-2015 and 2017, also Essex yearbooks for 1990, 1991 and 1993 etc. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £40
Lot 1597:
Lot 1597
'History of Warwickshire Cricket'. S. Santall. London 1911. Original decorative paper wrappers. Some wear and small loss to front wrapper and spine. Internally in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1598:
Lot 1598
Benefit brochures 1968-1973. Seven official benefit brochures for Harold Rhodes (Derbyshire) 1968, John Edrich (Surrey) 1968, Doug Padgett (Yorkshire) 1969, Arnold Long (Surrey) 1971, Philip Sharpe (Yorkshire) 1971, Stewart Storey (Surrey) 1973, and Brian Luckhurst (Kent) 1973. All in very good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1599:
Lot 1599
Lancashire Cricket League. Two official handbooks for seasons 1934 and 1961. The 1934 with handwritten dedication in ink to front cover. Sold with a Bradford Cricket League official guide for 1941. Qty 3. Rusting to staples otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £20
Lot 1600:
Lot 1600
'Staffordshire Cricket'. W.G. Watson. Stafford 1924. Original brown cloth with gilt title to front. Minor wear to board extremities, otherwise in very good condition. Sold with four official Staffordshire C.C.C. handbooks for 1960, 1961, 1965 and 1998. Very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £32
Lot 1601:
Lot 1601
'Warwickshire Cricket Handbook 1950'. Compiled by Claude L. Westell. Birmingham 1950. Small loss to spine, light creasing, otherwise in good condition. Sold with 'The Story of Warwickshire County Cricket Club', H. Thwaite etc 1950. A tired copy. Qty 2
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £5
Lot 1602:
Lot 1602
Ayres' Cricket Companion 1904 to 1908, 1910 to 1914, 1916 to 1925, 1927 to 1931. Edited by W.R. Weir and later editions by J.N. Pentelow. The 1906 with broken spine block, pages becoming loose, the 1916 edition with lower border cut from page 57/58 affecting text, odd faults otherwise in overall good condition. Qty 25
Estimate: £300/500
Hammer price: £330
Ayres' Cricket Companion ran from 1902-1931
Lot 1603:
Lot 1603
John (+ James) Lillywhite's Cricketers' Companion 1866 to 1885, lacking the 1871 edition, the majority with original wrappers. Almost complete run of nineteen issues of the annual for the stated period. The majority of books in good condition, some good/very good condition although there are some faults to some, the 1866 has a detached rear wrapper, some wear, the 1868 is lacking both wrappers and the first page section is detached, the 1873 edition has a cocked spine, the 1876 has a piece missing from the rear wrapper, the 1883 has front wrapper detached and the rear wrapper in facsimile and the 1885 is lacking its front wrapper and has a detached rear wrapper. Sold with a Frederick Lillywhite's 'Guide to Cricketers' 1865 edition lacking wrappers, title page, preface page and the last three advertising pages to rear. Some wear to wrappers and spine papers, some staining otherwise overall in good condition. Qty 20
Estimate: £500/700
Hammer price: £1050
Lot 1604:
James Lillywhite's Cricketers' Annual 1872 to 1900. A complete run of twenty nine issues of the annual for the stated period all with original red/orange boards. Some breaking to internal hinges of the 1875 to 1887 and 1900 editions and the 1898 has a tear to a rear advertising page. All copies appear complete with all photographs present as issued with the exception of the first 1876 photographic page which has been cut from the book. General wear and ageing, some ink signatures of ownership etc otherwise overall in good condition. The last ten years or so in very nice condition
Estimate: £400/600
Hammer price: £900
Lot 1605:
Lot 1605
'The Australian Cricket Annual'. First Year 1896. A complete Record of Australian Cricket in 1895/1896. Edited by John C. Davis. Sydney 1896. Original wrappers. Minor loss to edge and lower corner of the front wrapper otherwise in good condition. Rare
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £110
The annual appeared for only three years 1896-1898
Lot 1606:
Lot 1606
'The Australian Cricket Annual'. Second Year 1897. A complete Record of Australian Cricket in 1896/1897. Edited by John C. Davis. Sydney 1897. Bound in black boards lacking original wrappers, odd minor faults otherwise in good condition. Rare
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £120
Lot 1607:
Lot 1607
Carlton Cricket Club, Edinburgh 1904-1934. Seven publications relating to Carlton C.C. 'Carlton Cricket Club Retrospect', R.H. Christie 1904 with bookplate of A.E. Winder to inside front cover (Padwick 3273), 'Carlton Redivivus' 1919 (Padwick 3265), 'The Northern Offensive' 1921 (Padwick 3266), 'Morayshire Manoeuvres' 1922 (Padwick 3267), 'Shreds and Patches' 1923 (Padwick 3268), 'Abstracts and Chronicles' 1924 (Padwick 3269), and 'Outings and Innings at Inns, Linns and Castles' 1934 (Padwick 3272). 'The Northern Offensive with colour frontispiece illustration of the captain, N.L. Stevenson, signed by Stevenson with annotation recording this as copy no.. 24 of 27. Odd faults, generally in good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £60
Lot 1608:
Lot 1608
Frederick Lillywhite's Cricket Scores and Biographies of Celebrated Cricketers from 1841 to 1925. Lillywhites and M.C.C., London. Complete run of Volumes I to XV. Volumes I and II bound in original quarter leather with marbled boards and page edges. Both volumes with heavy wear to boards and spines, front cover of Volume I detached, spine partly detached with loss. Volumes III and IV bound in blue boards, Volume III with 'Clapton Cricket Club' in gilt to front cover. Fading to boards, Volume IV with spine partly detached and broken page block with pages loose. The remaining volumes (V-XV) bound in original red cloth. Staining to covers and partly detached spines of Volumes V-VIII. Some staining to covers of Volume X. The remaining volumes with light fading to spines, otherwise in generally good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £80
Lot 1609:
Lot 1609 Lot 1609
Cricket annuals and yearbooks. Two boxes including a complete run of the Playfair Cricket Annual for 1948 (1st issue), 1949-1962 in large format. Odd minor faults, otherwise in good/ very good condition, and smaller format issues for 1963-2016. Other annuals include News Chronicle Cricket Annual for 1936, and 1949-1962, Sunday Chronicle Cricket and Golf Annual for 1948 and 1951, and the Daily News Cricket Annual 1930 etc. Some faults to earlier issues, otherwise in good condition. Also 'Cricket News. A Weekly Review of the Game', volume one 1977/78, complete run of the first twenty six issues with additional printed contents, loose in official binder. Sold with a further selection of modern yearbooks, minor counties annuals etc. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £40
Lot 1610:
Lot 1610
Athletic News Cricket Annuals 1932 to 1939. Tape repair to front cover of the 1932, front cover partially detached. Odd wear and faults to the remainder, otherwise in good condition. Qty 8
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £40
Lot 1611:
Lot 1611 Lot 1611
'The Cricket Handbook' 1903, 1904 & 1905. John Leng & Co Ltd, Fleet Street, London. Wear, staining and foxing and some damage to original detached wrappers. Rare early editions. Sold with 'Ayres' Cricket Companion 1907', bound in green cloth, and 'Spalding's Athletic Library Cricket Annual' no. 15 1906 bound in blue cloth. Both issues lacking original wrappers. Qty 5
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £85
The Handbook ran from 1902 to 1912 and from 1906 was known as Leng's Cricket Handbook
Lot 1612:
Lot 1612
'I. Zingari. Origin-Rise-Progress-Position'. Good run of issues for 1883, 1886, 1889 (2 copies), 1898, 1907, 1911, 1920, 1924, 1929, 1935, 1950 (2), 1956 (2) and 1961. Original decorative covers. Sold with 'I Zingari Australia. 75 Years of Cricket' 1888-1963 with dustwrapper. Front cover detached on the 1883, both covers detached on the 1911. General wear, overall in good condition. Ex M.C.C. library. Qty 17
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £100
Lot 1613:
Lot 1613
John (& James) Lillywhite's Cricketers Companion 1867, 1868, 1869, 1871, 1872, 1875, 1876, 1878, 1881, 1884 and 1885. Original green paper wrappers. Varying degrees of wear and loss to spine papers. Front and rear wrappers detached and tape repair to loss on the front cover of the 1867, rear wrappers detached for the 1868 and 1875, the 1869 lacking front and rear wrappers, the 1876 and 1881 lacking rear wrappers, tape reinforcement to spine of the 1885, otherwise all appear complete. Also issues for 1873-1877 bound together in one volume in green boards, and 1879-1883 bound together in brown boards, both volumes lacking original wrappers and advertising pages. Some page tightly trimmed. Sold with 'Wisden's Public School matches 1805-1897'. John Wisden & Co, London 1897. Original wrappers, front wrapper detached, otherwise in good condition, and 'Ayres' Cricket Companion' for 1924 and 1929. Some wear to original boards, otherwise in good condition. Sixteen volumes in total
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £320
Lot 1614:
Lot 1614
James Lillywhite's Cricketers Annual 1872-1900. Complete full run of the Annual. All copies with original red boards. All photographs present from the 1876 edition as issued. The 1872 with heavy wear and creasing to covers, small loss to spine of the 1873, rear cover of the 1874 becoming detached, 1875, 1878 and 1883 with worn covers, the 1877, 1880 and 1900 with broken internal hinge(s), creasing to covers of the 1884 and 1885. Otherwise in generally good condition with some staining, marks, wear and annotations to covers, the odd edition ex library. Sold with a facsimile edition of the 1897 with fading to spine. Thirty volumes in total
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £420
Lot 1615:
Lot 1615
'John Lillywhite's Public School Matches. A correct account of all the matches of which scores are in existence, played between the schools of Eton, Harrow, and Winchester from 1805 to 1869'. Compiled by Arthur Haygarth. London 1869. Bound in blue cloth, original paper wrappers retained. Owner's name in ink of Alfred J. Gaston to front cover of original wrapper. Foxing throughout, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £70
'Public School Matches' was published in 1853-1856, 1861, 1864, 1867-1869, the 1869 edition titled 'John Lillywhite's Public School Matches'
Lot 1616:
Lot 1616
Cricket annuals 1924-1954. A run of 'Athletic News Cricket Annuals' for 1924-1932, 1935-1939, duplicates for 1927 and 1929. 'Sunday Chronicle Cricket and Golf Annual' for 1949, 1950, 1953 and 1954. Also three issues of the 'Daily Worker Cricket Handbook' for 1948, 1949 and 1950 in maroon cloth box. Some faults, overall in good condition. Qty 23
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £32
Lot 1617:
Lot 1617
Barbados Cricketers' Annual 1903-04. Published in Barbados 1904. Original paper wrappers with replacement spine. Lacking pp21-35. Age toning and light wear, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £18
Lot 1618:
Lot 1618
'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: £600/900
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1619:
Lot 1619
'Cricket. How to become a Great Batsman and a Great Bowler'. J. A. Veerasawmy. Georgetown, British Guiana 1936. Original pictorial wrappers. Signed and dedicated presentation copy from the author to Clarrie Grimmett 'C.V. Grimmett Esq 'A Great Bowler' from J.A. Veerasawmy' and dated 'March 1936'. Odd faults otherwise in good/very good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £75
John Aloysius Veerasawmy was a left-arm medium pacer who was the first East Indian to represent Guyana in first class cricket from 1910-1922
Lot 1620:
Lot 1620
'Sir Julien Cahn's XI'. E.E. Snow. 1964. Original stiffened card boards. Signed by the author, Snow. Very good condition
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: £130
Lot 1621:
Lot 1621
'Fish & Chips'. Printed by Alf Cooke, Leeds & London. Issue dated, June 26th & 27th 1914. 29+(2)pp periodical. Illustrated. Rebound in green boards with original chromolithograph pictorial front wrapper preserved (includes decoration of cricket bats). Includes 'Variations upon Wisden' E.V. Lucas, pages 11-12 (illustrated). Frontispiece by Sir Philip Burne-Jones titled 'Cricket, by our Cubist'. Plate on page 8 'Impressions' by Yoshio Markino includes cricket scene. Portraits of G.S. Rawstorne (Eton Captain) and G.B. Eden (Winchester Captain) on page 13. Some minor staining to upper edges of later pages otherwise in very good condition. Not recorded in Padwick. A rarely seen production
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £300
Lot 1622:
Lot 1622
'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: £2500/3500
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 1623:
Lot 1623
'New Articles of the Game of Cricket, as settled and revised at the Star and Garter, Pall-Mall, February, 1786; by a Committee of Noblemen and Gentlemen of Kent, &c, to which is added the Old Laws, as settled by the several Cricket Clubs'. London: H. Turpin (publisher), 1786. 2 parts in one volume, 24pp. including 2p. rear ads and final blank. Lacking all but a fragment of the folding engraved frontispiece, title spotted and guarded at inner margin, some spotting of text and staining at corners, light creasing towards the end.) Mid 20th century blue buckram for MCC, front cover titled in gilt. Provenance: early annotation on title to the second part reading: 'At the time Lord's Ground was situate upon the site of Dorset Square New Road'. A very rare and early book. 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 105. Padwick 157
Estimate: £6000/8000
Hammer price: unsold
Christie's catalogue entry reads: 'Rare issue of the laws. No copy in BL. STC, which gives a variant pagination but with the same number of pages, records just two copies at the John Rylands Library, Manchester University, and the Henry E. Huntingdon Library. The laws were first printed on paper in 1755. The laws given here are identical with the Ridley edition of 1744, and there is no reference to the introduction of the third stump. Rait Kerr p.117; Padwick 157.
Lot 1624:
Lot 1624
'Rules and Instructions for playing at the Game of Cricket ... to which is subjoined the Laws and Regulations of Cricketers...' Thomas Boxall. London: Harrild and Billing, c.1802. Second edition, second issue, of the first practical treatise on the game, two parts in one volume, the second part containing the laws. 92pp. Lacking frontispiece, with 'A part of the subscribers' page inserted between pp.vi and 7 plus the unpaginated leaf on single wicket matches after page 68. Contemporary brown marbled boards. Light foxing and staining otherwise in good condition. Rare. Padwick 373
Estimate: £3000/5000
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1625:
Lot 1625
'The Cricketers' Register: containing the scores of the principal matches played in Victoria during the season 1863-4; also an account of the second visit of the all England eleven'. Edited by W.J.Hammersley. Melbourne, 1864. Original wrappers worn and loose and spine block worn and broken, pages becoming loose. Tape marks to wrapper edges, some loss to wrapper corners and extremities. pp.168-170 with diagrams of field-placings, 9 wood-engraved illustrations on three end leaves, advertisements. An exceptional rarity, the second and last year of issue under this title, the first being in 1863, though the Cricketers' Register was actually a continuation of the Victorian Cricketer's Guide. This issue is of special interest for including an account of 'The second Visit of the All England Eleven to Australia' (pp.109-153), the editor, W.J. Hammersley, was a well-known cricketer who captained Victoria in earlier years and had played for Cambridge against Oxford in 1847. Very rare. Padwick 3366 (wrongly calling for 178 rather than 179p)
Estimate: £2500/3500
Hammer price: £3600
Lot 1626:
Lot 1626 Lot 1626
'The Empire's Cricketers'. Alfred Chevallier Tayler and George William Beldam. Fine Art Society, London 1905. First edition folio volume. Contents page followed by the forty eight original chromolithograph plates in original red cloth binding with gilt titles to front board, each print with the original accompanying printed biography of the featured player. Minor ageing and staining to boards. A very nice original copy with the plates in fine order
Estimate: £700/1000
Hammer price: £1300
'Empire's Cricketers' was originally published in twelve parts, each containing four plates. The cricketers are W.W.Armstrong (Australia), E.G.Arnold, G.W. Beldham, B.J.T. Bosanquet, L. Braund, C.J. Burnup, A. Cotter (A), J. Darling (A), D. Denton, R.A. Duff (A), W.H.B. Evans, H.K. Foster, R.E. Foster, C.B. Fry, W.G. Grace, S.E. Gregory (A), J. Gunn, S. Haigh, Lord Harris, Lord Hawke, T. Hayward, J.T. Hearne, H.V. Hesketh-Prichard, C. Hill (A), G.H. Hirst, A.J. Hopkins (A), J. Iremonger, G.L. Jessop, A.O. Jones, J.J. Kelly (A), J.H. King, F. Laver (A), W. Lees, A. Lilley, G. McGregor, A.C. MacLaren, H. Martyn, C.L. McLeod (A), M.A. Noble (A), P. Perrin, W. Rhodes, R.H. Spooner, F.S. Jackson, G. Thompson, V. Trumper (A), J.T. Tyldesley, P.F. Warner and Capt E. Wynyard.
Lot 1627:
Lot 1627
'The Victorian Cricketer's Guide for 1859-60'. Compiled and edited by J.B. Thompson. Sands, Kenny and Co, Collins Street West. Second year of issue 1860. Original front wrapper (minor loss to upper corner), lacking rear wrapper and to spine paper, breaking to spine block. Pages checked, preliminary advertising leaf and 112pp plus five advertising pages. Some staining and age toning to front wrapper pencil annotation to pages, some minor loss to lower border of odd pages, small loss to lower corner of last two advertising pages otherwise in good condition. The book contains a compliment slip from J.C. Davies, Editor of The Referee', Sydney. A rare early Australian title formerly from the library of Julian Cahn
Estimate: £1000/1500
Hammer price: £1100
Following much the same format as the first edition, it includes a section on 'The Cricketers of England by Stephen Stumps' and an article headed Will the All England Eleven come out?'. Thompson played for the Eighteen of Victoria against England in the match that began on 1st January 1862, the first ever between an England team and an Australian colony
Lot 1628:
Lot 1628
'The Guide to Cricketers containing full directions for playing the noble and manly game of Cricket....' London 1865. 20th Edition. 8vo. Collected and Edited by Frederick Lillywhite. Published by W. Kent & Co and Lillywhite of London. Original paper wrappers, with titles in gilt to spine. 124pp complete. Replacement spine paper, slight wear and creasing to lower right corner of the cover, light internal foxing, otherwise in good/ very good condition. Rare
Estimate: £180/250
Hammer price: £260
Lot 1629:
Lot 1629
'The Cricket Tutor' By the author of the Cricket Field (James Pycroft). London 1862. 2nd Edition. Original green limp cloth wrappers with title in gilt to centre. Wood engraving of a batsman to title page, three wood engraving of players in text. Ex B.J. Wakley collection. Nick to spine otherwise in good/ very good condition. Rare
Estimate: £180/250
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1630:
Lot 1630
'RIP's Kricket Karicatures 1899! Souvenir of the Season'. Roland P. Hill. Evening News, London 1899. Bound in red quarter leather with marbled boards, original wrappers retained. Ex libris E.D.R. Eagar. Some foxing, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1631:
Lot 1631
'Sports Quarterly Magazine'. Edited by John Goulstone. Numbers 1-20. Spring 1977-1982. Twenty loose editions, with numerous cricket articles, in very good condition with original wrappers. Sold with 'Sports History' (formerly Sports Quarterly Magazine). Number 1-10. 1982-1987. Ten loose editions in very good condition with original wrappers. VG
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: £100
Lot 1632:
Lot 1632 Lot 1632
Cricket statistical histories. Two boxes comprising a good selection of statistical publications including 'Arthur Haygarth Cricket Scores And Biographies'. Cambridge 1998-2003. Reprints of six original volumes compiled by Roger Heavens, numbers XVI, XVII, XVIII (limited edition no. 26/175), XIX (104/175), XX (94/175) and XXI (125/150). The limited edition volumes signed by Heavens. Good/very good condition with dustwrappers. 'An Index to Frederick Lillywhite's Cricket Scores and Biographies'. Compiled by Roger Heavens. Cambridge. Set of booklets numbered Volume one to Volume 19. 'First-Class Cricket. A Complete Record' compiled by Jim Ledbetter. Nine paperback volumes for 1928-1934, 1936 and 1937, also two hardback volumes for 1939. Association of Cricket Statisticians publications including 'Great Cricket Matches 1772-1800', 'Important Cricket Matches', four volumes covering 1820-1849, 'Cricket Matches', three volumes covering 1850-1863, and 'First Class Cricket Matches', forty two volumes covering 1867-1869, 1879-1866, 1870-1878, 1885-1919. Also a good selection of ACS player, club and ground histories etc. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £120
Lot 1633:
Lot 1633
'The Cricket Statistician. The Official Journal of the Association of Cricket Statisticians'. Box comprising a complete run from issue 1 (June 1973) to 182 (Summer 2018). Includes an 'Index to the Cricket Statistician 1973-1992, and a small selection of early meeting agendas, rules etc. G
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £40
Lot 1634:
Lot 1634
Association of Cricket Statisticians Publications 'Famous Cricketers Series'. Run of numbers 1 to 91, lacking numbers 21, 22, 60, 83 and 88, of the series including the first and second editions of number 1 Jack Hobbs and number 4 Frank Woolley. Other subjects include Washbrook, Armstrong, Ranjitsinhji, Grace, Lindwall, Parr, Spofforth, Blythe, Weekes, Bradman, Walcott, Compton, Sobers, Verity, Geary, Hutton Rhodes, Dollery etc. G/VG. Qty 88
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £40
Lot 1635:
Lot 1635
'The Cricket Quarterly. A Journal devoted to the Noble Game of Cricket' 1963-1970. Volumes I-VIII. Edited by Rowland Bowen. Eastbourne, Sussex. Complete. Each volume with accompanying printed preface and index for binding. Sold with a run of 'The Cricketer International Quarterly Facts and Figures' Summer 1973- Winter 1981, lacking Autumn 1980. G/VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1636:
Lot 1636
'Sports Quarterly Magazine'. Edited by John Goulstone. Issue numbers 3, 5-17, 19 and 20. Autumn 1977-1981. Sixteen individual editions with original wrappers, some lacking staples. Sold with 'Sports History' (formerly Sports Quarterly Magazine). Numbers 1-10. 1982-1987. Ten editions with original wrappers in generally good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £38
Lot 1637:
Lot 1637
'The Cricket Quarterly. A Journal devoted to the Noble Game of Cricket' 1963-1966. Volume I issue 1 to Volume IV issue 3. Edited by Rowland Bowen. Eastbourne, Sussex. Rusting to staples and some wear to covers
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1638:
Lot 1638
The Cricket Book Society. Fourteen booklets published by the The Cricket Book Society. Titles include 'The Cricketer's Who's Who', S. Canynge Caple 1947, parts 2-5, 'Cricket Annual 1948', 'Some Memorable Bowling', Gerald Brodribb 1947, 'The 1947 Cricket Season', 'Test Match Captains', Roy Webber 1947 etc. Sold with 'The Field of Cricket. Official Journal of the Society of Cricket Statisticians', issue 1, July 1947 (2 copies), and 'The Cricket Society 1952 Year Book'. Odd faults, rusting to staples, overall in good condition. Qty 17
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £50
Lot 1639:
Lot 1639
'Marylebone Cricket Club. Matches for the Season with full scores and batting averages'. A good run of nineteen editions for 1892-1895, 1897, 1917, 1930-1938, 1940, 1941, 1943 and 1946/47. Also 'Marylebone Cricket Club Pavilion and Ground Regulations, List of Members &c.'. Twenty one editions in red cloth for 1886, 1888, 1890-1895, 1897, 1899-1901, 1907, 1908, 1938, 1947/48, 1949/50, 1953/54, 1957/58, and 1959/60 (2 copies), also five editions in paper wrappers for 1947/48 (3 copies) and 1951/52 (2 copies). Both printed by the M.C.C. Original red boards. Some 'light' fading to spines, staining and wear to some editions, otherwise generally good. Ex M.C.C. library. Qty 45
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £150
Lot 1640:
Lot 1640
'A Portfolio of Cricket Prints. A Nineteenth Century Miscellany'. Introduction and Notes by Irving Rosenwater. London 1962. Original pictorial covers. Also 'The Lord's Collection'. A brochure issued by the M.C.C. and The Courtenay Studio in 1979 for a set of eight limited edition reproduction prints of paintings from the M.C.C. collection at Lord's. Qty 2. Very good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £45
Lot 1641:
Lot 1641
Scottish club histories. Nine titles including 'Ayr Cricket Club 1859-1959', Rev. H.C. Donaldson, Alloway 1960, 'Selkirk Cricket Club Centenary 1851-1951', William Anderson, Galashiels 1954, 'Greenock Cricket Club. One Hundred Years 1862-1962'. T.C. Riddell etc. Sold with a copy of 'Forsyth's Scottish Cricket Record 1960'. Qty 10. G
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1642:
Lot 1642
County Club histories. Box comprising over thirty mainly modern county cricket club histories and the odd biography. Earlier titles include 'Hampshire County Cricket. The Official History', Altham, Arlott, Eagar and Webber, London 1957. Good original dustwrapper. 'A History of the Worcestershire County Cricket Club 1844-1950', W.R. Chignell, Worcester 1951. Small tears to otherwise good dustwrapper. 'A History of Gloucestershire County Cricket Club 1870-1948', S. Canynge Caple, Worcester 1949. Includes five Christopher Helm county histories for Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire & Yorkshire etc. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £5
Lot 1643:
Lot 1643
Club histories. Small box comprising approximately thirty clubs histories with a small selection of club related letters, fixture cards, handbooks etc. Titles include 'Play. The Story of the Carlton Cricket Club and a Personal Record of over 50 Years' Scottish Cricket'. N.L. Stevenson. Edinburgh 1946. Signed and inscribed by Stevenson to front end paper. '100 Years of Sturry Cricket', D.R. Butler 1963 with accompanying typed letter signed in ink by the author. 'Century of Penrith Cricket 1866-1966', J.L. Hurst, Penrith 1967. 'Buckhurst Hill Cricket and Lacrosse Club. One Hundred Years 1864-1964'. Includes a selection of correspondence relating to research for the book, including a letter dated 11th November 1963, signed by Trevor Bailey in his capacity as Secretary of Essex C.C.C. 'The History of the Hornsey Club 1870-1970', A. Dey and D. Cox, London 1970, including a signed handwritten letter from Dey. 'Abstracts and Chronicles', Carlton C.C. 1924. '101 not out! The story of Lydney Cricket Club 1862-1963', Cyril E. Hart, 1963 etc. Some faults, generally good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £80
Lot 1644:
Lot 1644
County Club and Test histories. Box comprising thirty nine books, the majority relating to County and Test histories etc. Titles include 'The Walkers of Southgate: A Famous Brotherhood of Cricketers'. W.A. Bettesworth. London 1900. 'History of Yorkshire Cricket 1903-1923', A.W. Pullin ('Old Ebor'), Leeds 1924. 'A History of The Cambridge University Cricket Club 1820-1901', W.J. Ford, London 1902. 'Surrey Cricket. Its History and Associations', Lord Alverstone and C.W. Alcock, London 1902. 'A Short History of Norfolk County Cricket', David J.M. Armstrong, Holt 1958, 'Surrey Cricket. A Guide for Readers', John Per and Michael Pearce, Newnham on Severn 2014 etc. Some faults, generally good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £45
Lot 1645:
Lot 1645
'Guide to the Cricket Ground'. George H. Selkirk. London 1867. Original brown boards with gilt title to front board. Folding scorecards and plates. Small loss to first two pages, some splitting to page block, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1646:
Lot 1646
Wandering Cricket Club histories. Four titles including 'Annals of the Free Foresters from 1856 to the present day', W.K.R. Bedford & W.E.W. Collins, London 1895. Original green cloth. 'The Eton Ramblers' Cricket Club' Vol II covering the period 1881-1914, G.A. Foljambe, London 1937. Original blue cloth. 'Butterflies Cricket Club 1862-1962', R.L. Arrowsmith etc, 1962. Limited edition no. 201/250. Blue quarter leather. Spine worn. 'I Zingari. The Club- The Cricket- The Characters', R.L. Arrowsmith & B.J.W. Hill, revised edition, Fakenham 1991. Hardback with good dustwrapper. Odd faults, overall in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1647:
Lot 1647 Lot 1647
University and public schools cricket. Six titles including The Public School Matches and those we meet there by a Wykehamist. Frederick Gale. London 1867. Original pictorial boards. Wear and some loss to spine. 'Cricket: Oxford v Cambridge from 1827 to 1876'. Published by John Wisden & Co., London 1877. Original blue boards with gilt titles to front cover.'Wisden Public School matches 1805-1897'. Original decorative wrappers. 'Oxford v Cambridge at the Wicket', P.F. Warner & F.S. Ashley-Cooper, London 1926. Small loss to original dustwrapper. 'Oxford v Cambridge. A Record of inter-University Contests from 1827-1930. Compiled by H.M. Abrahams & J. Bruce-Kerr. Black cloth. 'History of the O.U.C.C.', G. Bolton, Oxford 1962. Blue cloth. Odd faults, overall in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1648:
Lot 1648
'The Public School Matches, and those we meet there'. By a Wykehamist (Frederick Gale). First edition London 1853. Padwick 1345. Tear and loss to last internal page, light crease to front cover and first few pages, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £55
Lot 1649:
Lot 1649
'Wandering' Cricket Club books. Seven titles including 'Scores of the Incogniti Cricket Club 1861-1870', A.W.L. Hemming, London 1871. Ex Auty collection. 'The Eton Ramblers' Cricket Club from its foundation in 1862 until 1880', P. Norman, London 1928. Lacking frontispiece. 'Ibis Cricket 1870-1949', T. Watson, Prudential Assurance Co., c1950. 'History of the Frogs Cricket Club 1903-1953', E.A. Tregoning, Dorchester 1954. 'Band of Brothers 1858-1958', B. Tassell, Chatham 1958. 'A History of the Jesters Cricket Club 1928-1975', M. Meyer, London 1976. 'Sing Willow', Jeremy Paul, Lewes, Sussex 2002. Odd faults, generally good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1650:
Lot 1650
North West Club histories. Five titles including 'A Record of Matches Played by Leyland Cricket Club 1877 to 1897', T. Kirby for J. Stanning, Preston 1898. Ex Auty collection. 'History of Cricket in Kendal from 1836 to 1905', J. Clarke, Kendal 1906. Ex Auty collection and owner's label for Alfred D. Taylor. 'Sefton Cricket Club 1862-1925', J.D. Lynch, Liverpool 1926. 'History of Waterloo Cricket Club 1890-1950', J. Matthews and F.B. Davidson, Liverpool 1951. 'Century of Penrith Cricket', J.L. Hurst, Penrith 1967. Odd faults, overall in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1651:
Lot 1651
Eton v Harrow. Two titles relating to cricket at Eton and Harrow. 'Memories of Eton and Etonians including my life at Eton, 1854-1863, and some reminiscences of subsequent cricket, 1864-1874', Alfred Lubbock, London 1899. 'Eton v Harrow at Lords', Sir Home Gordon, London 1926. Harrow limited edition of 325 copies, this being number 232. Slight breaking to front internal hinge. Sold with three other cricket histories. 'A History of Royal Engineers Cricket 1862-1924', R.S. Rait Kerr (later Secretary of M.C.C.), Chatham 1925. 'Lloyd's Register Cricket Club', privately printed 1953. Ex Auty collection. 'A History of Civil Service Cricket', R. Hayward and A. Phelps, High Wycombe 1993. Odd faults, otherwise in good condition. Qty 5
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £32
Lot 1652:
Lot 1652
West of England cricket. Seven titles including 'Herefordshire Cricket', E. Anthony, Hereford 1903. 'Cricket in North Hants. Records and Reminiscences', J. May, Basingstoke 1906. 'Devizes Cricket Club 1850-1950', J.S. Weeks, Devizes 1950. etc. Good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £32
Lot 1653:
Lot 1653
Northern Club histories. 'History of the Rochdale Cricket Club 1824-1902', J. Fothergill, Rochdale 1903. 'The Leeds Zingari Cricket Club', C.L. Champion, 1945. Covers becoming detached. Two Hull Cricket Club Yearbooks for 1945 and 1947, compiled by J. Pogson. 'A Century of Cricket in South Northumberland 1864-1969', G. Harbottle, Newcastle 1969. Ex Anthony Woodhouse collection. 'Cloth Caps and Cricket Crazy. Todmorden and Cricket 1835 to 1896', F., M. and B. Heywood, 2004. Signed by the three authors. Odd minor faults, otherwise in good condition. Qty 6
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £28
Lot 1654:
Lot 1654
Midlands Club histories. 'The Rugby Cricket Club. Its Rise and Progress from 1844 to 1894', D. Buchanan, Rugby 1894. Bound in brown cloth, original front board retained, lacking rear board. 'Sixty Years of Uppingham Cricket', W.S. Patterson, London 1909. 'The Leicester Ivanhoe Cricket Club. 1873-1923', J.R. Grimson, B.W.N. Russell and R.G. Waddington, Leicester 1923. Includes an official menu laid down to inside front cover, for the Jubilee Dinner held at The Bell Hotel, Leicester, 1st June 1923. 'The Gorway Story. The later history of the Walsall Cricket Club', E.J.A. Cook', Walsall 1959. 'Great Oakley Cricket. The History of a Village Club', H. & E. Bagshaw, Kettering 1964. Qty 5. Good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £20
Lot 1655:
Lot 1655
Club histories. Box comprising a good selection of over forty club histories, booklets, handbooks etc. Clubs/ titles include 'Wallasey C.C. Centenary Souvenir Brochure 1864 1964'. 'Cricket in the Meadow. A short history of the Amersham Cricket Club 1856-1955'. 'Basingstoke & North Hants Cricket Club 1865-1965' (2 copies). 'Devizes Cricket Club 1850-1950'. 'Two Hundred Years of Dorking Cricket 1766 to 1968'. 'A Century of Village Cricket. The History of the Box Cricket Club' (1964). 'The Free Foresters Cricket Club. List of Members 1951', ex Auty collection. 'Lancaster & District Cricket League Official Handbook Season 1952' etc. Odd minor faults, overall in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £48
Lot 1656:
Lot 1656
'Reminiscences of the Grange Cricket Club, Edinburgh, with selected matches 1832-1862'. W. Moncrieff. David Douglas, Edinburgh 1891. Red brown cloth, gilt to top page edges. The frontispiece is a real photograph of the club ground with a posed match. Spine and covers a little faded, silvering to frontispiece photograph, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
Lot 1657:
Lot 1657
'Krekt Kard for the Komik Kriket Karnival on the Marple Klub Ground [Manchester]'. Original and unusual four page programme for a carnival cricket match, possibly in fancy dress, held on 18th September 1909 in aid of the 'Marple Kripples Home'. The programme comprises printed handwritten titles and illustrations to the front cover and similarly drawn advertising to the remaining three pages. Below the title are listed two 'Komik Kuts' (teams) with players appearing as characters such as Little John, Robin Hood, Weary Willie, Tired Tim, John Bull etc. Tipped in to modern blue cloth. Some wear and creasing with small tape repairs
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £18
Lot 1658:
Lot 1658
'Improvement in Cricket Bats'. William Clark 1892. Official 'Provisional Specification' for patent no. 9398 'Accepted 15th Apr., 1893' for a design for the 'Improvement in Cricket Bats' by William Clark, bat maker of Stroud, Gloucestershire, for the construction of a cricket bat made up of strips of willow instead of one sold block of wood. Includes accompanying printed page of illustrations. Bound in modern green boards. Some foxing and age toning. Good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £45
Lot 1659:
Lot 1659
'Instructions and Rules for Playing the Noble Game of Cricket, as practised by the most eminent players...'. William Lambert. First edition, second issue, Sussex Press, Lewes 1816. 55pp with folding copper plate engraved frontispiece titled 'Cricketing'. Bound in modern brown cloth, gilt title to spine, with original decorative paper wrappers retained. Padwick 383. Large J.W. Goldman bookplate to front endpaper of original book, laid down covering former owners' names. Smaller Goldman bookplate to inside front of the modern covers. Small auctioneer's printed notice dated 1866 slipped in. Some staining and wear to original wrappers. Minor loss to the engraving which has been neatly restored. Internally in very good condition
Estimate: £1000/1500
Hammer price: £1250
Lot 1660:
Lot 1660
'The Guide to Cricketers containing full directions for playing the noble and manly game of Cricket....' London 1858. 11th Edition. 8vo. Collected and Edited by Frederick Lillywhite. Published by Lillywhite and Wisden of London. Original paper wrappers. 112pp complete. Owner's name handwritten in ink to top border of front cover and page 5. Wear and breaking to spine paper, slight rounding to corners, otherwise in good condition. Rare
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £300
Lot 1661:
Lot 1661
'The Cricketers Manual by "BAT"'. Charles Box. London 1851. Fifth edition. Original decorative cloth, gilt to page block edges. G
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1662:
Lot 1662
'The Cricket-bat and how to use it' by 'An Old Cricketer (Nicholas 'Felix' Wanostrocht). London 1861. Green quarter leather with raised bands and gilt title to spine and top page edges. Minor wear to spine, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £65
Lot 1663:
Lot 1663
'Cricket: Oxford v Cambridge from 1827 to 1876'. Published by John Wisden & Co., London 1877. Original blue boards with gilt titles to front cover. Some wear to covers, internally in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1664:
Lot 1664
'Special Souvenir in Honour of the 18th Visit of The English Cricketers to Australia 1907-8'. Compiled by Frederick James Ironside, printed by Anthony Hordern & Sons, Sydney. Original decorative wrappers. Pre-tour book with full page illustrations and pen portraits of the tourists, illustrations of the First Australian Eleven to England of 1878, the First All England Eleven (1862) to Australia, an artist's impression of the Second Intercolonial Cricket Match, New South Wales v Victoria 1857, and a group of 'Notable Cricket Identities of the Past', including Bonnor, Beale, Boyle, etc. Padwick 4437. Vertical fold, some foxing and ageing, nicks to rear cover, rusting to staples, otherwise in good condition. Rare
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £290
Lot 1665:
Lot 1665
'The Eventoscope Cricket Souvenir. South Africans v England'. Gale & Polden, London 1907. Pre-tour book with caricatures, photographs, articles, fixtures etc. for the 1907 South Africa tour to England. Original decorative wrappers. 38pp. Padwick 5346. Minor ageing to wrappers, internally in very good condition. A rare and early souvenir
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £400
Lot 1666:
Lot 1666
'Sporting Reminiscences of Hampshire from 1745 to 1862' by "Aesop". London 1864. Includes references to the early history of Hambledon C.C., matches in Hampshire 1820s, etc. Original maroon cloth with replacement spine, original spine paper laid down. Appears to have replacement endpapers. G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1667:
Lot 1667 Lot 1667
'Les Jeux de L'Enfance'. T.P. Bertin (translator). Two volumes, second edition Paris 1817. Pages 13-16 of the second volume comprise a brief description of cricket ('Le Criket'), with an engraving opposite page 13 of boys playing. Padwick 7114. Adapted and translated from 'The Book of Games' (Padwick 7115). Both volumes with the bookplates of J.W. Goldman and A.E. Winder, also the owner's name in ink of the early collector, 'Robert Stratton Holmes' Wakefield 9.9.[18]91' to half title pages of both. Wear to original black boards, some loss to spine of Volume I. Internally in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £55
Lot 1668:
Lot 1668
'The Book of Games or a History of Juvenile Sports practiced at a considerable academy near London'. Published by R. Phillips, London 1812. Padwick 7115. Includes a chapter on cricket with engraving. Bookplate to inside front cover of A.E. Winder. Loss to rear endpaper, page block breaking with pages loose, some detached. Wear to original boards and spine with some loss to spine. Viewing essential
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £200
Lot 1669:
Lot 1669 Lot 1669
'The Golden Penny Cricket Album' 1902 and 1903. Two original issues bound together in yellow boards, original wrappers retained. The 1902 issue containing 'Special Photographic Groups of the Australians and all the first-class counties', historical notes on all the counties, M.C.C. and London County. The 1903 issue with 'Splendid Photographic Groups of all the first-class counties' with 'Character Sketches and Special Articles by Experts'. Padwick 1080. Centre pages to the 1902 neatly detached, age toning to the 1902, otherwise in good condition. Rare
Estimate: £180/250
Hammer price: £220
Lot 1670:
Lot 1670
'The Tribune Book of Open-Air Sports'. Edited by Henry Hall. New York Tribune, New York, first edition 1887. Original cloth with floral decoration. Pages 128-136 contains a section on cricket by H.P. Millar including a brief history of the game in America. Loosely inserted is a typed note explaining that this is the 'First Edition of the first book set in linotype' and the copyright page states 'This book is printed without type, being the first product in book form of the Mergenthaler Machine which wholly supersedes the use of movable type'. Breaking to internal hinges, gutters becoming exposed. Some wear and staining to covers, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £35
Lot 1671:
Lot 1671 Lot 1671
Goldsmiths' Institute Cricket Club. Two rare volumes of club histories. 'Some Cricket Outings of the Goldsmiths' Institute Cricket Club in 1892-1898 by their Hon. Sec'. H. Jones. Printed for private circulation only, London 1898. Handwritten dedication in ink to title page, 'To Harold Holmes with best wishes from the author. Your Captain's copy, H.J. October 1898. Bound in original quarter leather. 'Cricket Tours of the Goldsmiths' Institute Cricket Club Second Series. Being a record of matches played in 1899-1904'. Six annual parts and a further 'Short Sketch of the History of the Goldsmith's Institute', all bound in green cloth with original paper wrappers retained. In both volumes, each page has decorative red borders. Padwick 1633. Very scarce, no copies noted at Lord's or on Copac. Probably issued only to members. Odd minor faults to the first volume, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £140
Lot 1672:
Lot 1672 Lot 1672
'Lloyds Register Cricket Club 1882-1956'. Compiled by D.H.G. Kidd, Assistant Honorary Secretary. Printed for private circulation 1957. Loosley inserted is a typed letter from Kidd, dated 24th April 1957, to John Arlott enclosing a copy of this book, 'following our telephone conversation this morning'. Arlott had requested a copy for him to review in Wisden. Signed in ink by Kidd. Padwick 1326. Sold with a collection of Club reports including forty eight Annual Reunion booklets covering menus, speeches, scores, averages etc, for the period 1886-1920, all bound as one large volume in maroon cloth. Also issues of 'The Scorcher', the official newsletter for the Club, including bound issues for 1929 and 1931, and loose copies for 1933. An excellent historical record of the club. Odd minor faults, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £70
Lot 1673:
Lot 1673 Lot 1673
'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: £100/150
Hammer price: £75
One of the other authors of the journal, George Canning, became Prime Minister briefly in 1827
Lot 1674:
Lot 1674 Lot 1674
The Oxford [Music Hall] Cricket Club 1873. Eight page programme titled 'The Oxford' produced by the Oxford Music Hall, Oxford Street, London. The programme lists music hall events, theatrical performances, restaurant, billiards etc. Published weekly, this issue is dated 22nd August 1874. Pages 6 and 7 contains information on the Oxford Cricket Club who played at Roberson's Ground, Tufnell Park, Holloway. The article includes references to 'Twenty-two Matches were played during the Season of 1873, and about Thirty Matches will be played during the Season of 1874, including one against the United South of England Eleven on the 7th-9th September', including W.G. Grace. Also includes an article reproduced from John Lillywhite's Cricket Companion, 1874, in which the club is described as having 'members about 45', comprising amateurs and professionals, listing some of the notable players including John Lillwhite (senior and junior), Caldecoot, Payne, Coppinger etc. The programme is tipped in to cream cloth. A rare piece of cricket history, not recorded in Padwick. Very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £90
The match between twenty two of Oxford Music Hall and the United South of England Eleven was played at The Oval in 1874. The United South team featured W.G. and G.F. Grace, Southerton, Jupp, Lillywhite, Gilbert etc. Oxford were bowled out for 80 in each innings, Southerton taking twelve wickets and W.G. Grace eight in the first innings, Silcock taking eleven wickets in the second. W.G. was top scorer in the match with 53 in United South's only innings
Lot 1675:
Lot 1675
'Prince's Cricket Club, Hans Place, Belgrave Square. List of Members 1873'. 72pp book in maroon cloth with gilt title to front cover. Members listed include The Prince of Wales, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Arthur, with Earl Cadogan as President, George Prince as Secretary etc. Ex libris J.W. Goldman and A.E. Winder. Light fading to the spine, some foxing, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £150
The Club's home ground was Prince's Cricket Ground in Chelsea, which hosted a number of first-class matches 1872-1878 including Middlesex C.C.C., and Gentlemen and Players matches against the 1878 Australians
Lot 1676:
Lot 1676 Lot 1676
'Mr Punch's Prehistoric Peeps'. E.T. Reed. London 1896. 144pp large format book comprising thirty six humorous illustrations from Punch. 'Peep XIV', 'How's that Umpire?' depicts a cricket match played by stone-age, men amongst a number of stone monuments, one player having been devoured by a giant serpent. Original red cloth with stylised gilt title to front and spine. Minor soiling to covers, internally in very good condition, sadly lacking one illustration page which has been neatly removed
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £30
Edward Tennyson Reed (1860-1933) was a political cartoonist and illustrator. He first worked for Punch in 1889 and continued to contribute until his death. His series 'Prehistoric Peeps' was first published in 1893
Lot 1677:
Lot 1677
'Rules and List of Members of the South Hants Cricket Club'. Published in Southampton 1839, the year the club was established. The 16pp booklet listing members and rules has been bound in to the blue cloth cover of another book, lacking original wrappers. Padwick 1980-1. Ex libris A.E.Winder. Good condition. Scarce
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £55
Lot 1678:
Lot 1678
'The Boys' School or Traits of Character in Early Life. A Moral Tale'. Miss [Elizabeth] Sandham. Second edition, London 1821. The frontispiece engraving depicts a nervous schoolboy being introduced by his schoolmaster to other boys who are playing cricket. Although there is no direct reference to cricket in the text, the passage on page 22 describes the scene depicted. Padwick 6956-2. Ex libris A.E. Winder. Rebound in tan calf and marbled boards, raised bands and gilt to spine. Loss to title page which has been expertly repaired. Other odd faults, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £140
Lot 1679:
Lot 1679 Lot 1679
'The Life and Death of Mr. Tho. Wilson, Minister of Maidstone, in the County of Kent'. George Swinnock. Printed in 1672. 99pp. One of the earliest references to cricket is to be found on p40, 'Maidstone was formerly a very prophane Town, insomuch that I have seen Morrice dancing, Cudgel playing, Stool-ball, Crickets, and many other sports openly and publickly on the Lords day'. Padwick 849. A copy of this title was sold at Christie's sale of 'The Guy Curry Cricket Library' in 2006 as lot 90 for £3200, and previously by Christie's in 1997 for £650. The book has been rebound in marbled boards with a brown calf spine with raised bands and gilts. Odd faults, otherwise in remarkably good condition
Estimate: £500/800
Hammer price: £450
Lot 1680:
Lot 1680 Lot 1680 Lot 1680 Lot 1680 Lot 1680 Lot 1680 Lot 1680
'Town & Seaside ABC'. Illustrated by V.E. Barrett. Published by Dean & Son, London, c1888. Children's book comprising twelve colour pages including decorative covers. The book is shaped as a seaside beach hut. The letter 'C' shows a boy standing batting at the crease, another keeping wicket, and a girl ready to bowl. The caption reads 'C is for Cricket, for boys such good fun/ Just see how they send the ball spinning- then run'. Not listed in Padwick. Tipped in to modern red cloth, shaped to match that of the book. The covers appear to have previously become detached and expertly restored. Minor creasing and other odd faults, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £100
Lot 1681:
Lot 1681 Lot 1681
'The Troubles of Harry Careless or Going Too Far'. Published by Pictorial Present, A. Park, Finsbury, London c1870. Sixteen page children's book with illustrations throughout that appear to be neatly hand coloured in water colours. The text on page eleven reads, 'But Harry must needs try an experiment at cricket, although told not to do so, as there was danger in it: but Harry said, "only one game; only one game!" and that one game cost Harry very dear, for in striking the hard ball, and not being quite used to the bat, it passed right through a square of plate glass, and struck a little girl who was sitting at needlework...'. Bound in modern brown cloth, original decorative wrappers retained. Not recorded in Padwick. Some loss and nicks to original wrappers, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £130
Lot 1682:
Lot 1682 Lot 1682
Walsall Cricket Club. Three publications relating to the Club. 'The History of the Walsall Cricket Club', Benjamin Evans and the late John Baldwin Griffin. First edition, Walsall 1904. Original green cloth with gilt title to front cover. Padwick 2586. Minor wear to covers, internally in very good condition. Loosely inserted is a handwritten letter in ink from Evans to a J.R. Robinson requesting 'a notice of it in your columns', also two original menus for club dinners in 1933 and 1937. Loss to the 1937 menu. Sold with a manuscript minute book in modern blue cloth case, covering the period 1846 to 1857, with references to the rules of the Club, honorary members including Lord Hatherton and the Hon. E.R. Littleton etc. Also a four page printed sheet with the Rules of the Walsall Cricket Club, dated 1st July 1847. Tipped in to modern blue cloth. Good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £80
Lot 1683:
Lot 1683 Lot 1683
'Felix on the Bat: Being a scientific inquiry into the use of the cricket bat: together with the history and use of the catapulta. Also, The Laws of Cricket as revised by the Marylebone Club'. Nicholas Wanostrocht. First edition London 1845. Padwick 397. Fifty eight pages with seven full-page hand-coloured lithograph plates and three further mono illustrations in the text. Original decorative green cloth, all edges gilt. Wear and loss to spine, partly detached. Staining and wear to boards. minor foxing and staining to odd pages otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £180/250
Hammer price: £220
Lot 1684:
Lot 1684 Lot 1684 Lot 1684
'Comic Sport & Pastime'. Alan Wright and Vernon-Stokes. London c1904. Large landscape format book comprising a collection of twelve sporting rhymes and illustrations, many in colour. The cricket illustration and accompanying rhyme depicts a portly batsman being bowled by a yorker, and striking a small dog with his bat. Padwick Vol II 3391. Original pictorial colour boards. Some wear to boards, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £110
Lot 1685:
Lot 1685
A Correct Account of all the Cricket Matches which have been played by the Marylebone Club, and all other Principal Matches, from the year 1786 to 1822 inclusive...'. Henry Bentley. Printed by T. Traveller, London 1823. Bound in modern black leather. Raised bands, title and emblems in gilt to spine, top page edges in black. Padwick 1221. Very good condition. A nice rare copy. Sold with a facsimile reprint copy published by Roger Heavens, Cambridge 1997, limited edition of 400 numbered copies, this being number 55. Very good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £300/500
Hammer price: £280
Lot 1686:
Lot 1686
'The Noble Game of Cricket. Illustrated and described from pictures, drawings and prints in the Collection of Sir Jeremiah Colman at Gatton Park, Surrey. With an introduction by Clifford Bax'. Published for the collector by B.T. Batsford, London. 1941. 105 plates, some coloured and mounted. Original green buckram with gilt lettering and decoration, with top edge gilt. Published in an edition of 150 copies of which 100 were for sale. The other fifty were for Colman. Good/ very good condition. Rare
Estimate: £400/600
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1687:
Lot 1687
'The English Cricketer's Trip to Canada and the United States in 1859'. Frederick Lillywhite. London 1860 (first edition). Original green boards with title in gilt. Slight breaking to internal hinges and some wear to gilts, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £190
Lot 1688:
Lot 1688
'Lord's Dukes & Dorset Square'. Harry Hodgkinson 1987. Decorative paper wrappers. Sold with 'Cricketing in Essex Then and Now'. Leslie Thompson. Privately published 1963 and 'Cricketing References in Norwich Newspapers 1701-1800'. J.S. Penny 1979. Qty 3. Good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1689:
'A Bibliography of Cricket'. Compiled by E.W. Padwick. London 1984. Second edition. Good dustwrapper
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £40
Lot 1690:
Lot 1690
'How I Get Wickets'. C.V. Grimmett. 12pp advertising/promotional booklet for B.D.V. Coupons published by Godfrey Phillips, London c1930. Bound in green boards. Some browning to outer pages otherwise in good/ very good condition.Ex Winder & Wallace libris. Rare
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £55
Lot 1691:
Lot 1691
Australia to England 1926. 'Test Cricket'. Small 48pp booklet issued by brewers Samuel Allsopp & Sons Ltd of Burton on Trent in 1926 for the Australian tour to England. Contains biographies and photographs of the tourists, tour fixtures and cricket records. Minor soiling and wear to wrappers otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1692:
Lot 1692
'Norfolk County Cricket Club. Season 1905. Souvenir of a Record Season'. Published by Jarrold & Sons, Norwich. Original blue cloth with gilt title and County emblem to front cover. Comprises records of all matches played in the Minor Counties Championship for 1905, in which Norfolk were champions. Presentation copy 'To the Reverend H.B.J. Armstrong from C.B. Leathes Prior June 1909'. Some breaking to front internal hinge, some annotation to front and rear end papers, lacking blank rear end paper otherwise in good condition. Padwick 2445. Sold with 'The Cricketers Manual by "BAT". Charles Box. London 1851. Fifth edition. Original decorative cloth, some faults, breaking to internal hinges, wear and some loss to front wrapper and first few pages, odd advertising page may have been removed after page 101. Viewing essential, not subject to return
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £35
Lot 1693:
Lot 1693
'The Vanity Fair Gallery'. A Collector's Guide to the Caricatures'. Jerold J. Savory. New Jersey 1979. Good/very good condition with dustwrapper
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £25
Lot 1694:
Lot 1694
'An Australian Cricketer on Tour'. Frank Laver. London 1905. Original publishers green cloth with gilts to front cover and spine. Minor wear to spine paper otherwise in good condition. Small hand stamp of 'Aberdeenshire Cricket Club' to inside front board and front end paper
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1695:
Lot 1695
'Triangular Cricket. Being a Record of the Greatest Contest in the History of the Game'. E.H.D. Sewell. London 1912. Top edge gilt. Original decorative covers. Minor bowing to book, good condition. Small hand stamp of 'Aberdeenshire Cricket Club' to inside front board and front end paper
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £75
Lot 1696:
Cricket Club histories, tours etc. Ten books including 'Defending the Ashes 1932-1933'. R.W.E Wilmot. Melbourne 1933. Original pictorial covers, 'The M.C.C. in South Africa'. P.F. Warner, London 1906. Original blue cloth boards with gilt title, 'Nottinghamshire Cricket and Cricketers'. F.S. Ashley Cooper. London 1923, 'History of Cambridge University Cricket Club 1820-1901'. W.J. Ford. London 1902 etc. Odd faults, generally good condition. Small hand stamp of 'Aberdeenshire Cricket Club' to most books
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £20
Lot 1697:
Cricket Books. Selection of six titles including 'With Bat and Ball'. George Giffen. London 1898. Original hardback with decorative boards with gilt, Kings of Cricket- Anecdotes and Reminiscences from 1858 to 1892'. Richard Daft. Bolton 1893, 'Cricket'. W.G. Grace 1891, 'Giants of the Game'. Hon R.H. Lyttelton, W.J. Ford, C.B. Fry and G. Giffen. London 1899 etc. Odd faults, generally good condition. Small hand stamp of 'Aberdeenshire Cricket Club' to most books
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £10
Lot 1698:
Lot 1698
'Triangular Cricket. Being a Record of the Greatest Contest in the History of the Game'. E.H.D. Sewell. London 1912. Top edge gilt. Original decorative covers. Minor marks to book otherwise in good condition. Sold with 'A Correct Account of all the Cricket Matches which have been played by the Marylebone Club and all other Principal Matches from the year 1786 to 1822 inclusive. Henry Bentley 1823'. Published by Roger Heavens. Cambridge 1997. Limited edition facsimile reprint of 400 numbered copies, this being number 118. Qty 2
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £42
Lot 1699:
Lot 1699
'The Centenary of the Marylebone Cricket Club 1787-1887'. Compiled by Henry Perkins 1887. A short summary of the history of the club, the names of those present at the Centenary Dinner, and a resume of the speeches delivered thereat. Twenty seven page book, hardback red covers with titles and page edges in gilt. Printed by G.H. Whittmann of London. Minor breaking to internal hinges otherwise in good condition. Sold with three other books and publications including a Yorkshire C.C.C. Annual for 1937. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £50
Lot 1700:
Lot 1700
'The Bailie. "My Conscience"!'. Original copy of the magazine published 2nd July 1890. The sixteen page magazine features an article on W.G. Grace titled 'Men You Know- No. 924'. Page 7 of the accompanying eight page Cartoon Supplement includes a full page caricature of Grace in batting pose. Artist unknown, printed by Gilmour & Dean, Steam Litho, Glasgow. The supplement appears to have been previously bound and lacks the centre pages. Not recorded in Padwick. Centre pages detached, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1701:
Lot 1701
'The Tale of the Tests'. T.E. Le Ros. 12pp. Illustrated. Original pictorial paper wrappers. Post tour booklet, issued by Ross's Teleros camera lenses to advertise their products. A brief account of England's 1924-25 tour of Australia under A.E.R. Gilligan. Tape reinforcement to spine, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
Lot 1702:
Lot 1702
'Fresh Light on Pre-Victorian Cricket. A Collection of New Cricket Notices from 1709 to 1837'. G.B. Buckley. Birmingham 1937. Lacking dustwrapper. Minor foxing to page edges otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £35
Lot 1703:
Lot 1703
'The Epic of the Oval'. E.B.V. Christian. Privately printed 1930. Original brown card wrappers. VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £20
Lot 1704:
Lot 1704
'The English Game of Cricket: Comprising a Digest of its Origin, Character, History and Progress...'. Charles Box. London 1877. Original decorative blue cloth with titles in gilt, all edges gilt. Padwick 799. Wear and bumping to boards and spine paper, bowing to page block, slight breaking to front internal hinge with first preface page partly detached, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £40
Lot 1705:
Lot 1705
'An Australian Cricketer on Tour'. Frank Laver. London 1905. Original publishers green cloth with bright gilts to front cover and spine. Light foxing to page edges, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1706:
Lot 1706
Colombo Cricket Association 'C.C.A. Souvenir of Indian Tour' 1945. Official pre-tour brochure compiled by Frank Ondatje 'to Commemorate the Institution of Indo-Ceylon Series' for the first India tour to Ceylon, March 1945. Padwick 5653. Ex Anthony Woodhouse collection. Small stain to front cover, minor wear, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £20
Lot 1707:
Lot 1707
The Cricketer's Autograph Birthday Book. T. Broadbent Trowsdale ("Cover Point"). London 1906. Original pictorial cloth. Some breaking to spine block, otherwise in good condition with nice bright gilts to the cover and spine
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £50
Lot 1708:
Lot 1708
'My Cricketing Life'. P.F. Warner. Second edition, London 1921. Original decorative boards with gilt titles and emblem. Minor ageing to boards, otherwise in good condition. Sold with 'How We Recovered the Ashes', P.F. Warner, London 1904. Wear to original decorative cloth boards. Small Aberdeenshire Cricket Club library stamps to inside front cover and front endpaper of both titles. Qty 2
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £15
Lot 1709:
Lot 1709
'The Hon. F.S. Jackson'. Percy Cross Standing. London 1906. Original green boards with image of Jackson to centre front cover. Foxing to pages, minor wear to cover image, otherwise in good condition. Sold with 'Annals of Cricket'. W.W. Read. London 1896. Original pictorial covers cleanly detached, ageing to covers and spine. Small Aberdeenshire Cricket Club library stamps to inside front cover and half title page of both titles. Qty 2
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1710:
Lot 1710
Lord Harris and Lord Hawke autobiographies. 'A Few Short Runs'. Lord Harris. London, 1921. Original red cloth covers. Fading to spine, some foxing to page edges, otherwise in good condition. Sold with 'Recollections and Reminiscences'. Lord Hawke. First edition, London 1924. Original decorative covers with bright gilts. Minor wear to covers otherwise in good condition. Small Aberdeenshire Cricket Club library stamps to inside front cover and front endpaper of both titles. Qty 2
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £35
Lot 1711:
Lot 1711
'Cricket as it should be played' by an 'Ex Captain'. Ward & Lock's Sixpenny Handbooks, London c1880. Original decorative boards. Padwick 428. Very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
Lot 1712:
Lot 1712
'The Book of Cricket. A New Gallery of Famous Players'. C.B. Fry. Editor. London 1899. A complete set of sixteen individual weekly issues. Original pictorial wrappers. Illustrated. Owner's name in ink to front of Parts I and II. Rusting to staples, minor fading to wrappers, otherwise in good/ very good condition. Rarely seen in this condition. Sold with a duplicate copy of Part XI with detached wrappers and wear
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £32
Lot 1713:
Lot 1713
W.G. Grace. 'Scores and Modes of Dismissal of "W.G." in first class cricket...'. H.A. Tate, London 1895. Bound in green cloth, original decorative wrappers retained. Ex J.W. Goldman collection. Some foxing to original wrappers, otherwise in good condition. Sold with 'WG's Little Book', W.G. Grace, London 1909. Original maroon cloth. Ex B.J. Wakley collection. G. Qty 2
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £65
Lot 1714:
Lot 1714
'County Cricket Championship, with an appendix on the selection of an England eleven'. "Rover" (Alfred Gibson). London 1895. Original decorative paper wrappers. Slight breaking to page block, wrappers becoming detached. Some soiling, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £22
Lot 1715:
Lot 1715
Cricket autobiographies. Three titles including 'Kings of Cricket. Reminiscences and Anecdotes with hints on the game', Richard Daft, Bristol 1893. Original decorative covers. Good condition. 'Seventy-One Not Out. The Reminiscences of William Caffyn'. Edited by 'Mid-On' (Richard Daft) Edinburgh. Second revised edition 1890. 'Squire Osbaldeston: His Autobiography', London 1927, autobiography of George Osbaldeston (1786-1866). Minor bumps and nicks to the three titles, otherwise in nice condition. Also 'Baxter's Second Innings'. H. Drummond. 1892. 1st Edition. Bound in blue and white striped linen with small blazer style badge incorporating the author's initials. Some soiling and wear to cloth covers, otherwise in good condition. Qty 4
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £15
Lot 1716:
Lot 1716
'Centuries scored in the United States and Canada, 1844 to June 14th 1902'. F.F. Kelly. Jersey City 1902. Original green cloth boards, front cover gilt lettered, red edges. Padwick 4039. Rare. Wear to covers, breaking to internal hinges, first page partially detached, otherwise in good condition. Sold with 'A Century of Philadelphia Cricket'. Edited by J.A. Lester. Philadelphia 1951. Light foxing, one bookplate detached, otherwise good. Qty 2
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £55
Lot 1717:
Lot 1717
'Nottinghamshire Cricket and Cricketers'. F.S. Ashley Cooper. London 1923. 'Play. The Story of the Carlton Cricket Club and a Personal Record of over 50 Years' Scottish Cricket'. N.L. Stevenson. Edinburgh 1946. '150 Years of Cricket in Hong Kong', Peter Hall, Sussex 1999. Dustwrapper. Qty 3. G
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1718:
Lot 1718
Australian cricket. 'Test Tussles On and Off the Field'. D.K. Darling. Tasmania 1970. Original hardback with good dustwrapper. Signed by the author to title page. 'The Big Ship. Warwick Armstrong and the Making of Modern Cricket', Gideon Haigh, London 2001. G/VG. Qty 2
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £10
Lot 1719:
Lot 1719
North American cricket. 'A Century of Philadelphia Cricket'. Edited by J.A. Lester. 'The Pleasure of the Game', S. Fillmore. Toronto, Canada 1977. Both titles original hardbacks with dustwrappers. Some wear and loss to dustwrappers. Qty 2. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £20
Lot 1720:
Lot 1720
'Batting, Bowling, Fielding'. W.G. Grace. Bristol 1892. Original card wrappers. Front cover detached, rear wrapper becoming detached, loss to spine and old tape repair. Internally good. Also 'The History of a Hundred Centuries', W.G. Grace, London 1895. Original paper wrappers with heavy tape repairs and loss to spine. Only fair condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £36
Lot 1721:
Lot 1721
Victorian cricket books. 'Jerks in from Short Leg', R.A. Fitzgerald (Quid), London 1866. 'Cricket. A Popular Handbook of the Game', G.A. Hutchison, London Religious Tract Society 1887. 'The Game of Cricket', Frederick Gale, London 1888. 'With Bat and Ball', George Giffen, London 1898. 'The Cricketers' Birthday Book', Percy Cross Standing, London 1898. Qty 5. Odd minor faults, overall in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1722:
Lot 1722
'Cricket Notes', William Bolland, London 1851. Poor condition, covers detached, old tape repairs, lacking page 145/6 etc. 'The Young Cricketer's Tutor', John Nyren, London 1893. Breaking to internal hinges. 'The Day's Play', A.A. Milne, ninth edition London 1924. Loss to spine. Qty 3. Viewing essential
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £20
Lot 1723:
Lot 1723
Surrey cricket books. 'The Story of the Oval and the History of Surrey Cricket 1902 to 1948', Louis Palgrave, Birmingham 1949. Very good dustwrapper. Good condition. 'Surrey Cricket. Its History and Associations', Lord Alverstone and C.W. Alcock, London 1904. Original pale brown cloth, with embossed image of the Oval pavilion to front cover. Slight breaking to front internal hinge, staining to covers, internally in good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £15/25
Hammer price: £15
Lot 1724:
Lot 1724
'The Book of Cricket. A Gallery of Famous Players'. C.B. Fry. London 1899. Original green pictorial boards. Exceptional condition with bright gilts to front cover and spine, the boards almost as new
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £70
Lot 1725:
Lot 1725
'The Centenary of Lord's Cricket Ground 1814-1914'. Red cloth boards with titles in gilt to cover. Gilt to edges. Some breaking to page block, staining to covers, otherwise in good condition. Sold with 'Cricket Scores, Notes, &c. From 1730-1773. Written as reported in the different newspapers....'. Compiled by H.T. Waghorn. London 1899. Original red decorative boards, gilt title to spine. Some wear to spine, Minor bumping to corners, small stain to front cover, otherwise in very good condition and 'Oxford v Cambridge. Cricket Scores and Biographies'. J.D. Betham. London 1905. G. Qty 3
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1726:
Lot 1726
Indian cricket books. Six titles including 'Indian Cricket Uncovered', B. Sarbadhikary, Calcutta 1945. Small loss to top of spine. 'The Story of the Tests', S.K. Gurunathan, Vol I 'India v England 1932-1959' 1961, and Vol II 'India v Australia, West Indies' 1963. Sport and Pastime Publication, Madras. 'Indian Cricket', two issues of the annual for 1972 and 1973, edited by P.N. Sunderesan, the 1972 issue signed with dedication by the editor. 'Figures of Cricket. Statistics and records of 100 years of Test Cricket from 1876-77 to 1976', Sudhir Vaidya, second and revised edition, Bombay 1976. Presentation copy to Clive Taylor of The Sun from the Bombay Cricket Association. Sold with two official 'Playfair' tour brochures for 'Cricketers from India' 1952 and 1959. Qty 8. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £60
Lot 1727:
Lot 1727
Indian cricket books. Twenty two titles including 'Figures of Cricket', Sudhir Vaidya, London 1962. 'Rivals in the Sun', Raju Bharatan, Bombay 1952. 'The Story of the Tests Vol 1 India v England 1932-1959', S.K. Gurunathan, Madras 1961. 'The Hat-trick. M.C.C. Tour of India- 72-73', Sunder Rajan, Bombay 1974. 'Runs 'n Ruins', Sunil Gavaskar, Calcutta 1984. 'Indian Cricket', edited by P.N. Sundaresan, Madras, two editions for 1967 and 1968 etc. Some faults, generally good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £95
Lot 1728:
Lot 1728
Pre-war books. A nice selection of twelve titles including 'With Stoddart's team in Australia'. K.S. Ranjitsinhji. London 1898. 'Annals of Lord's and History of the M.C.C.', Alfred D. Taylor, London 1903. 'My Life Story', Jack Hobbs, London 1935. 'The Cricket-Field'. The Rev. James Pycroft. Cricket Press, London 1887, ninth edition revised. 'Kings of Cricket', Richard Daft, Bristol 1893. 'Nottinghamshire Cricket and Cricketers'. F.S. Ashley Cooper. London 1923. Good/ very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £25
Lot 1729:
Lot 1729
South African cricket histories. 'The Cricketer's Compendium or Cricket from the Country Angle. Being a complete history of cricket and other items on the good old game - how to play successfully, etc'. Victor G. Sparks. Natal South Africa (1948). Printed paper wrappers. Some wear and tear to wrapper extremities otherwise in good condition. Sold with 'South African Cricket 1927-1947 Volume III', Louis Duffus, Johannesburg 1948. Original green cloth. Qty 2. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1730:
Lot 1730
'Cricket. Stories & Sketches'. Arthur Mailey. Sydney 1958. Original decorative wrappers. Very good condition. Sold with 'Silly Point', Arthur Clitheroe, London 1939. Small loss to head of spine, some foxing, internally in very good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £20
Lot 1731:
Lot 1731
'Sandu Cricket in the Summer of 1952' and 'Sandu Cricket 1953', A. Willis ("Felix"). Privately published 1952 and 1953. Two typescripts bound together as one volume. Includes summaries of the two seasons with a history of the formation of the club, pen pictures of players, reports of tours to Devon and Cornwall etc. Includes original mono photographs of the 'A' and 'B' teams laid down to inside front cover and first page. Good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £25
Sandu C.C. was formed by C. Coombs, owner of a local business of that name, soon after the end of the second World War, and played in the Birmingham and District Wednesday Cricket Association league which they won in 1952 and 1953
Lot 1732:
Lot 1732
Cricket biographies. A selection of six biographies and autobiographies, the majority modern. Titles include 'Cricket Crossfire', Keith Miller, London 1956 with good dustwrapper. Other subjects are Mike Atherton, Dicky Bird, Allan Border, and Ian Botham (two different). Sold with a full set of fifty Players 'Cricketers' 1938 cigarette cards. Good/ very good condition
Estimate: £15/25
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1733:
Lot 1733
Cricket tours. Nine histories of cricket tours. Titles are 'How We Recovered the Ashes', P.F. Warner, London 1904. 'The M.C.C. in South Africa', P.F. Warner, London 1906. 'Recovering the "Ashes". An account of the cricket tour in Australia 1911-12', J.B. Hobbs, London 1912. 'With the 15th Australian XI', Sydney Smith, Sydney 1922. 'Gilligan's Men', M.A. Noble, London 1925. 'The Tests of 1930. The 17th Australian Team in England', P.G.H. Fender, London 1930. 'Jardine Justified. The Truth about the Ashes', B. Harris, London 1933. Significant loss to original dustwrapper. 'The "Sporting" English?', "Man in the Street", Sydney 1933. 'Cricket's Imperial Crisis of 1932/33'. Brian Stoddart. Canberra 1983. Unnumbered limited edition of 200 copies. Some faults, generally in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £120
Lot 1734:
Lot 1734
Early cricket histories. Five titles including 'Cricket Notes', William Bolland, London 1851. 'Old Cricket and Cricketers', H.H. Montgomery, London 1890. 'At the Sign of the Wicket', E.B.L. Christian, Bristol 1894. 'Talks with Old English Cricketers'. A.W. Pullin (Old Ebor). Edinburgh 1900. 'England v Australia. The Story of the Test Matches', J.N. Pentelow, Bristol 1904. Sold with 'Sportascrapiana. Facts in Athletics', Edited by 'CAW'. Second edition London 1868. Qty 6. Odd faults, generally in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £55
Lot 1735:
Lot 1735
'Great Batsmen. Their Methods at a Glance'. G.W. Beldham and C.B. Fry. London 1905. 1st edition. Original pictorial boards. Gilts to front cover, spine and to top edge. Some wear to board extremities and spine, internally in very good condition. Sold with 'Lord's and the M.C.C.'. Lord Harris and F.S. Ashley Cooper. London 1914. First edition. Top edge gilt. Wear and small loss to leather spine, otherwise in good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £45
Lot 1736:
Cricket autobiographies/biographies. Very good selection of books with England, Australian, South African etc appeal. Subjects include Lillee, Mailey, Miller, Oldfield, Marsh, O'Reilly, Lindwall, Lawry, Pollock, Adcock, Procter, Ranji, De Silva, Marshall, Pocock, Lock, Turnbull, Lohmann etc. Odd faults, odd ex libris. Qty 60. G
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £70
Lot 1737:
Cricket biographies/autobiographies. Good selection of books including Hammond, Harris, Hawke, Grace, Gover, Fry, Hearne, Barnes, Parks, Hobbs, Imran Khan, Larwood, Laker, Woolmer etc. Mainly modern. Qty 55. In two boxes. Good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £20
Lot 1738:
Cricket biographies/autobiographies. Good selection of books including Ferguson, Farnes, Fender, Tennyson, Botham, Pietersen, Vaughan, Aubry-Smith, Root, Tate, Travers, Walcott etc. Qty 60. In two boxes. Good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £20
Lot 1739:
Yorkshire cricket. Good selection of Yorkshire titles. Mainly autobiograhies and biographies, histories etc. Qty 29. Sold with a box of twenty eight general cricket books. In two boxes. Good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £50
Lot 1740:
Australian cricket biographies/autobiographies etc. Good selection of books including Iverson, Warwick Armstrong, Bradman Albums, Trumper etc. Qty 48. In two boxes. Good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £32
Lot 1741:
County cricket histories. Good selection of books including Surrey, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Sussex, Somerset, Glamorgan, Middlesex etc. Qty 58. In two boxes. Good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
Lot 1742:
Cricket tours. Good selection of tour books from the 1950's to 1980's. Some with dust wrapper, odd ex-libris. Qty 32
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £40
Lot 1743:
Ashes cricket. Good selection of Ashes books. Mainly modern. In two boxes Qty 56
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £20
Lot 1744:
Cricket biographies/autobiographies. Good selection of books including Milburn, Menzies, Kanhai, Laker, Felix, May Imran Khan etc. Qty 25. Sold with a box of general cricket books. Qty 29. Odd ex-libris. In two boxes. Good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £20
Lot 1745:
Lot 1745
Cricket collecting reference books, catalogues etc. Box comprising a good selection of books, booklets and catalogues. Titles include a M.C.C. 'Temporary Catalogue' for the Imperial Cricket Memorial Gallery, Lord's 1953. 'A Guide to Cricket, A Weekly Record of the Game', Tony Laughton, Newnham on Severn 2013. 'Crested China. The History of Heraldic Souvenir Ware', Sandy Andrews, London 1980. 'Cricket. A Catalogue of an Exhibition of Books Manuscripts & Pictorial Records', arranged by Diana Rait Kerr, Cambridge 1950. 'Sport and the Artist. Volume 1: Ball Games', Mary Ann Wingfield, Woodbridge 1988. 'Those Were The Days. A Yorkshire Boy's Cricket Scrapbook', John White, Newnham on Severn 2013. Also a complete run of the Cricket Memorabilia Society magazine, issue 29 December 1995 to 113 December 2016 etc. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
Lot 1746:
Lot 1746
Large format cricket books c1900. Titles are 'Imperial Cricket'. P.F. Warner. London 1912. Original full red morocco, all edges gilt. Limited subscribers edition of 900 copies, this being number 471. Slight fading to spine and boards, otherwise in very good condition. 'The Book of Cricket- A New Gallery of Famous Players'. Edited by C.B. Fry. London 1899. Original decorative covers. Some staining to covers, wear to lower edge of spine paper, otherwise in good condition. 'Cricket of To-Day and Yesterday'. Volumes I & II. Subscription Illustrated Edition. Percy Cross-Standing. London 1902. Original hardback pictorial covers. Volume II with damage to spine, breaking to front internal hinge with some early pages detached. Volume I in generally good condition. 'Famous Cricketers and Cricket Grounds 1895'. Edited by C.W. Alcock. London 1895. Bound in red quarter leather, original wrappers retained. Poor condition with heavy loss to spine, odd pages detached. Qty 5
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £60
Lot 1747:
Lot 1747
Pre World War II books. Box comprising thirty seven cricket books. Titles include 'The Theory and Practice of Cricket, from its origin to the present time'. Charles Box. London 1868. 'Wickets in the West; or The Twelve in America'. R.A. Fitzgerald. London 1873. 'Cricket Scores, Notes, &c. From 1730-1773. Written as reported in the different newspapers....'. H.T. Waghorn. London 1899. Bookplate detached. 'C.B. Fry's Magazine of Action and Outdoor Life', C.B. Fry, London 1904. Volume I April to September 1904 bound in green cloth. 'Defending The Ashes'. P.G.H. Fender. London 1921. 'Lord's and the M.C.C.', Lord Harris and F.S. Ashley-Cooper, London 1920. 'Kissing the Rod. The Story of the Tests of 1934'. P.G. Fender. London 1934 etc. Some faults throughout, generally good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £45
Lot 1748:
Lot 1748
Early cricket histories and biographies. Box comprising twenty two cricket books. Titles include 'Jerks in from Short Leg'. R.A. Fitzgerald (Quid). London 1866. Broken front hinge. 'Annals of Cricket'. W.W. Read. London 1896. Original pictorial boards. 'Seventy-One Not Out. The Reminiscences of William Caffyn'. Edited by 'Mid-On'. Richard Daft. Edinburgh 1899. 'Twenty Four Years of Cricket', Arthur A. Lilley, London 1912. 'The Memorial Biography of Dr W.G. Grace'. Lord Hawke, Harris and Home Gordon. London 1919. 'My Cricketing Life'. P.F. Warner, 1921, second edition. 'Cricketing Memories', Frank R. Foster, London 1930. 'Cricket Memories by A Country Vicar', R.L. Llewllyn, London 1930. 'Life Worth Living', C.B. Fry, London 1947. Tears to original dustwrapper. Some faults throughout, overall in fair to good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £38
Lot 1749:
Lot 1749
England v Australia and 'The Ashes'. Box of twenty eight books, the majority relating to Ashes series. Titles include 'Classic Centuries in the Test Matches between England and Australia', B.J. Wakley, London 1965. 'Don Bradman's Book', London 1930. 'Gilligan's Men', M.A. Noble, London 1925. 'Those Ashes- The Australian tour of 1926'. M.A. Noble. London 1927. 'Ashes- And Dust'. D.R. Jardine. London 1934. 'With the 1930 Australians- Behind the Scenes in the Fight for the Ashes'. G. Tebbutt. London 1930 etc. Some faults, generally good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £22

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