Lot 1782:
Lot 1782
'Why the All Blacks Triumphed. Daily Mail story of the Tour'. New Zealand tour to England 1905. 105 pages. London 1906. Original wrappers, excellent colour front wrapper featuring a large rugby ball, emu and lion. Presentation copy to Gilbert Jessop (Gloucestershire & England cricketer 1894-1914) from the Editor. ''Gilbert Jessop Esq- with J.A. Butterys Compliments'. Bound in cream boards with red edge to spine. Very rare publication by the Daily Mail in London covering the 1905 Original All Blacks tour of the UK, winning every game except that single loss of 3-0 to wales in disputed circumstances. Game by game analysis together with editorial articles by the NZ Captain Dave Gallaher "The Secret of our Success", Gwyn Nicholls the Welsh Captain, Cartwright the English Captain, Lamond a Scottish International and others. Old tape repair to spine, some minor wear internally otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £300/500
Hammer price: £440
Lot 1783:
Lot 1783
John Wisden's Rugby Football Almanack 1923-24. Edited by C. Stewart Caine. Scarce first edition of the Almanack. Bound in blue boards, with original paper wrappers, with gilt titles to spine. Minor marks to original wrappers otherwise in good/very good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
The Rugby Almanack ran for three editions, the 1925/26 edition was the last to be published due to a lack of subscribers
Lot 1784:
Lot 1784
John Wisden's Rugby Football Almanack 1924-25 & 1925-26. Edited by C. Stewart Caine. Scarce second and third edition of the Almanack, the second edition with original paper wrappers, the third edition with original rear wrapper, lacking original front wrapper. The second edition with broken spine block, page sections becoming loose, almost complete loss of spine paper, wear, soiling and age toning to original wrappers, some minor loss to wrapper corners and extremities otherwise in generally good condition, the third edition with wear and small tear to first advertising page, tape repair to edge of rear wrapper, some minor wear and soiling to rear wrapper and spine paper otherwise in good condition. Both editions appear complete. Qty 2
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £80
Lot 1785:
Lot 1785
'Football. The Rugby Union Game'. Rev. F. Marshall. First edition, London 1892. Original blue cloth with gilt titles to cover and spine. Good condition. Small hand stamp of 'Aberdeenshire Cricket Club' to inside front board
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1786:
Lot 1786
'Football. The Rugby Union Game'. Rev. F. Marshall and Leonard R. Tosswill. Revised edition, London 1925. Original blue cloth with titles to cover and spine. Good condition. Sold with 'Rugger:The Man's Game'. E.H.D. Sewell 1944. Small hand stamp of 'Aberdeenshire Cricket Club' to books. Qty 2
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £10
Lot 1787:
Lot 1787
Welsh rugby greats. Three titles, each signed by the subject. Titles are 'Price of Wales', Graham Price 1984. 'Gerald Davies. An Autobiography' 1979. 'Shane. My Story', Shane Williams 2008. Sold with six further titles relating to Welsh rugby, one signed 'Decade of the Dragon', John Taylor 1980, signed 'JT' etc. Qty 9. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £20
Lot 1788:
Lot 1788 Lot 1788
Gareth Edwards. Large mono photograph of Edwards wearing a Barbarian Jersey being carried shoulder high by spectators on the pitch. Signed to the photograph by Edwards. 16"x12". Sold with a photo montage of Dennis Taylor winning the 1985 snooker World Championship, signed by Taylor. 12"x16". Both images with certificates of authentication. VG
Estimate: £15/25
Hammer price: £10
Lot 1789:
Lot 1789
'Famous Footballers and Athletes'. C.W. Alcock and Rowland Hill. Published in 1896 by Hudson & Kearns and the News of the World in sixteen weekly parts comprising 224 plates of players and teams. Bound in one volume in red cloth, original wrappers retained. Pages tightly trimmed by the book binder. Large Aberdeen Cricket Club library stamps to all wrappers and some plates. Tear to plate 181 and further small tears to Part XII. Heavy wear and staining to the boards, breaking to internal hinges, otherwise internally in generally good condition. Sold with 'Rugby Football Up To Date', E.H.D. Sewell, London 1921. Original pale blue cloth, gilt illustration to front cover and title to spine. Small library stamp to inside front cover. Some foxing to page edges, otherwise in good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £85
Lot 1790:
Lot 1790
Rugby League. 'The "Kangaroos" Australian Team 1933-4'. Mono real photograph postcard of the Australian touring party for the 1933/34 tour to England. The players seated and standing in rows wearing rugby attire and tour blazers. Published by Photo-Work, Brighouse. Handwritten message in green pencil to verso, 'Warrington's beat this team. [Jack] Miller of Warrington played for England, beat them twice, they call him 'The Warrington Bulldog'. G/VG
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: unsold
The (British) Lions won the three match 'Ashes' series 3-0. Jack Miller of Warrington was a prop forward and played in all three Tests
Lot 1791:
Lot 1791
'Century in Black. 100 Years of All Black Test Rugby'. Ron Palenski. Auckland 2003. Deluxe limited edition of 250 copies, this being number 163. In black cloth case with silver fern emblem to lid. VG
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £70
Lot 1792:
Lot 1792
The Rugby Football Annual 1926/27-1939/40. Complete run of this rarer annual for 1926/27-1939/40 (23rd and final year of issue). Issues for 1926/27-1937/38 in original decorative blue boards, the 1938/39 and 1939/40 issues with beige cloth. Some age toning to the boards of the 1927/28-1930/31 and 1937/38 editions, other odd faults, otherwise in good/ very good condition. Qty 15. Sold with an almost complete run of The Playfair Rugby Football Annual from 1949/50-1972/73, lacking the 1968/69. All large issue. Qty 23. Good condition
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £300
The Rugby Football Annual was founded by Charles Marriott in 1913 and ran for twenty three issues to 1939-40 and was the primary reference for rugby in this period
Lot 1793:
Lot 1793
Rugby union programmes and histories. 'Illustrated Souvenir of the Springboks, South African Rugby Team Tour 1931-32 England, Ireland, Scotland & Wales'. Compiled and edited by edited by Francis G. Richings and published by C.Mitchell & Co of London 1931. Official programme for France v England, Stade Olympique, Paris , 24th February 1962 (France won 13-0). Includes four pages of notes handwritten by Jim Swanton, where he has recorded incidents at various times during the match, presumably for a newspaper report. Rugby histories are 'Rugby Football at Cheltenham College 1844-1944', E. Scot Skirving, Cheltenham 1945. 'Old Whitgiftian Rugby Football Club 1901 -1951', and 'Part II 1951-1960', both titles edited by Ian S. Hubbard. Each title from the collection of the noted cricket writer, E.W. Swanton, with his bookplate to each. Odd minor faults, otherwise in good condition. Qty 5
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £90

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