Cricket Books

Lot 1367:
Lot 1367
'Ayres' Cricket Companion' 1903 to 1931. Edited by W.R. Weir and later editions by J.N. Pentelow. Each edition with original stiffened decorative wrappers and replacement green spine with gilt title. Complete run of twenty nine issues contained in four green cloth slipcases. Also 'Ayres' Public Schools Cricket Companion' 1932 edited by John Slee, with similar replacement green spine in matching green cloth slipcase. The 1903 with small tear to title page. Slight wear to the front covers of the 1905, 1908, 1912, 1917 and 1920, and the rear covers of the 1909, 1915 and 1918. The 1919 with staining, the rear cover faded. Otherwise, the majority of books in good condition with some minor scuffing and soiling, some good/very good condition. Previously sold by Christie's in May 1999 as part of the Peter Mackinnon collection. Qty 30
Estimate: £300/500
Hammer price: £430
Ayres' Cricket Companion ran from 1902-1931, with one further issue in 1932 with the changed title of 'Ayres' Public Schools Cricket Companion'
Lot 1368:
Lot 1368
John (+ James) Lillywhite's Cricketers' Companion 1866 (second year of issue) to 1885, all with original green wrappers. Complete run of twenty issues of the annual for the stated period contained in four green cloth cases. The 1866 with old tape repair to worn spine with small loss, the 1875 with repaired spine and soiling to wrappers, the 1876 with soiling to wrappers, reinforcement to spine of the 1878, small loss to rear wrapper of the 1882, small loss to spines of the 1883, 1884 and 1885, loss to the end advertising page of the 1884. Otherwise, the majority of books in good condition with some minor chips and soiling, some good/very good condition. Previously sold by Christie's in May 1999 as part of the Peter Mackinnon collection. Sold with a facsimile edition of the 1865 issue bound in green cloth. Limited edition no. 73 of 10 copies. Very good condition. Qty 21
Estimate: £700/1000
Hammer price: £970
Lot 1369:
Hampshire C.C.C. Handbooks for 1950 (first edition) to 2012. Complete run of sixty two editions. The 1955 edition with detached wrappers, the 1956 edition with detached rear wrapper otherwise in good condition throughout. Sold with further Yearbooks and Handbooks for Northamptonshire 1955 (detached rear wrapper), Derbyshire 1955, Gloucestershire 1960, Surrey 1960 and Somerset 1959-60 and 1962-63. G
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £100
Lot 1370:
Glamorgan C.C.C. yearbooks 1934-2013, not issued 1940-1945. Incomplete run of Glamorgan yearbooks, lacking 1951, 1958, 1969, 1980, 2006 to 2010 and 2012. The 1934 to 1939 editions are lacking original wrappers and odd outer page in some circumstances, minor pencil scribbling to odd page. The remainder are all in original paper wrappers. Odd faults, minor rusting to staples to some editions, otherwise in good condition. Qty 63
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1371:
Frederick Lillywhite's Cricket Scores and Biographies of Celebrated Cricketers from 1841 to 1925. Lillywhites and M.C.C., London. Good run of eleven volumes from Volumes I to III, V to XI and XV. Volumes I to III in blue boards, the remainder bound in original publishers red boards. Good condition throughout
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £90
Lot 1372:
The Cricketer Magazine 1921-1969. A run of the magazine, the majority bound, some in original green bindings. Years are 1921 to 1923, 1925 to 1928, 1930 to 1937, 1945 to 1950, 1952, 1954, 1956 to 1969. Sold with bound editions of Playfair Cricket Monthly 1961 to 1966 and 1968, bound editions of Wisden Cricket Monthly and the Wisden Cricketer 1980-81 to 1986-87 and 2003-2004 to 2010-2011. Plus a box of loose mixed issues 1940's. Odd minor faults otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £75
Lot 1373:
Lot 1373
'Cricket Clubs' Annual. The Official Annual Handbook of the Cricket Club Conference' 1925-1940. A run of the annual for seasons 1925, 1930-1934, 1936, 1937 (two copies, one lacking front cover), 1939 and 1940. Faults to some issues including detached covers, lacking spines etc, otherwise in generally good condition. Qty 11
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £50
Lot 1374:
Lot 1374
Cricket annuals and handbooks 1930s-2010s. Box comprising 'The Playfair Cricket Annual', complete run from 1948 (first issue)-1962, large issue, and 1963, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1975-1977. 1981, 1982, 1984-1986, 1988-1997, 2000-2002, 2005, 2009-2011 and 2013-2017. Some duplication. Others include News Chronicle 1946-1948, 1951-1956, and 1957-1960. "Flagstaff" 1957-1961 and 1963-1967. Findon's 1947-1949, 'Indian Cricket Almanack' 1954-55,1965, 1967, 1968 in limp covers, 1984 and 1994 hardbacks etc. Also includes original individual copies of 'Cricket. A Weekly Journal Devoted to the Game' 20th September 1913, and 'The Cricketer' 30th April 1921 (first issue). Some faults and duplication, generally good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £32
Lot 1375:
Lot 1375
The Cricketer Magazine 1921-1934. A run of the magazine, the majority bound in original green bindings. Volumes I (1921) to XV (1934), lacking Volume IV. Also a copy of the Winter Annual 1921/22 bound in limp green cloth lacking original wrappers. Staining and age toning to some volumes, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £90
Lot 1376:
Lot 1376
'Cricket [and Lawn Tennis] Clubs Directory of England' 1889-1914. A good run of the directory listing names and addresses of secretaries, counties universities, public schools, clubs, leagues and associations. Compilers include J.B. Pentelow and Archibald Sinclair. Published by Wright & Co and later by the Cricket Press. Seventeen editions for 1889 (first year of issue), 1890/91, 1896, 1897, 1899, 1900, and 1902-1912. The 1889, 1890/91 and 1896 editions in printed board covers, each with early replacement spines, the 1889 and 1890/91 in larger format. The remainder in limp cloth covers with decorative gilt titles to front. Owner's name of the collector R.S. Holmes to the first two issues. Odd faults, overall in good condition. Qty 17
Estimate: £300/500
Hammer price: £280
The last issue of the directory was published in 1914
Lot 1377:
Lot 1377
'John Lawrence's Handbook of Cricket in Ireland. First Number 1865-66'. Compiled and edited by J.T.H[urford]. Original orange boards with replacement spine and endpapers. Some wear to original boards, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1378:
Lot 1378
'John Lawrence's Handbook of Cricket in Ireland. Second Number 1866-67'. Compiled and edited by J.T.H[urford]. Original pale green paper wrappers. Bookplate of Anthony Woodhouse to inside front cover. Tape repairs to head and foot of spine. Some staining to wrappers, internally in good condition
Estimate: £200/250
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1379:
Lot 1379
'John Lawrence's Handbook of Cricket in Ireland. Fourth Number 1868-69'. Compiled and edited by J.T.H[urford]. Original tooled green cloth with gilt title to front. Bookplate of A.E. Winder to inside front cover with contemporary press cutting reviews laid down. Tape repairs to head and foot of spine. Some foxing and light wear to covers, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £140/180
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1380:
Lot 1380
'John Lawrence's Handbook of Cricket in Ireland. Seventh Number 1871-72'. Compiled and edited by J.T.H[urford]. Rebound in green cloth, original rear wrapper retained, lacking original front wrapper and title page. Bookplate of A.E. Winder to inside front cover. Good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1381:
Lot 1381
'John Lawrence's Handbook of Cricket in Ireland. Tenth Number 1874-75'. Compiled and edited by J.T.H[urford]. Original tooled green cloth with gilt title to front. Pages 219-238 detached, minor wear to boards, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £80
Lot 1382:
Lot 1382 Lot 1382
'John Lawrence's Handbook of Cricket in Ireland. Fourteenth Number 1878-79'. Compiled and edited by J.T.H[urford]. Original tooled maroon cloth with gilt title to front. 'John Lawrence's respects' and owner's name 'E.K. Brown' handwritten in ink to front endpaper, bookplate of A.E. Winder to inside front cover. Wear to spine, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £80
Lot 1383:
Lot 1383
'The Cricket Quarterly' edited by Rowland Bowen. A complete run of twenty three individual copies and two bound volumes of the journal from Vol. 1 no. 1, January 1963 (first issue) to Vol. 8 no. 4, Winter 1970/71. The four issues for volumes 2 and 3 each bound in blue cloth, lacking original wrappers. Cricket Society labels to the inside front covers Some wear, generally in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £95
Lot 1384:
Lot 1384
Toronto Cricket Annual 1921. First year of publication. Original green paper wrappers with green cloth spine. Compiled by 'Evan Dale' for Toronto and District Cricket Council. Padwick 4117. Very light foxing to title page, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
According to Padwick, only three issues of the Annual were published, in 1921, and then in 1922 and 1923 as the 'Canadian Cricket Annual'
Lot 1385:
Lot 1385
Canadian Cricket Annual 1922. Second year of publication. Original pale brown paper wrappers with cloth spine. Published by the Toronto and District Cricket Council. Padwick 4117. Half of p11/12 missing, very small nick to lower edge of rear cover, light creasing to wrappers, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1386:
Lot 1386
Cricket annuals, tour guides and programmes 1950s-1990s. Small box comprising a run of the Sports Argus Cricket Annual 1950-1966, lacking 1959, in good condition. Also official match programmes for Lord's finals, NatWest Trophy, Sussex v Warwickshire 1993, Benson & Hedges Super Cup Final, Gloucestershire v Yorkshire 1999. Official Test match programmes for M.C.C. Bicentenary Match, England v Australia, Lord's 1987, v Pakistan , Lord's 1992, v Australia, Edgbaston 1993 etc. Official tour guides for West Indies and Sri Lanka to England 1988, and West Indies to England 1991. Phil Neale benefit brochure 1988 etc. G/VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £40
Lot 1387:
Lot 1387
Association of Cricket Statisticians Publications 'Famous Cricketers Series'. Incomplete run of numbers 1 (first edition), 7, 8, 13, 14, 19, 21, 22, 25, 26, 28, 29, 31-33, 37, 38, 41, 42, 45, 52, 65 and 70. Subjects include Hobbs, Hammond, Lindwall, Close, May, Tyson, Bradman, Walcott, Worrell, Wright, Evan, Sobers, Hutton etc. Minor wear to wrappers, otherwise in good condition. Qty 23
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
Lot 1388:
Lot 1388 Lot 1388
County yearbooks and annuals 1950s-2010s. Three boxes comprising over one hundred and sixty official County annuals, yearbooks, annual reports etc. Includes good runs for Surrey (Qty 47) 1950, 1960-1973, 1975-1993, 2001-2004, and 2006-2009. Warwickshire (41) 1968, 1974-1988, 1991-2003 and 2007. Middlesex (28) 1977-1979, 1981/82, 1983/84, 1985/86-1993/94, 1999/2000, 2001/02-2003/04, 2004, 2006, and 2008-2010. Others include Lancashire (16), Worcestershire (9), Glamorgan (7), Yorkshire (7 cloth covered), Gloucestershire (6), Northamptonshire (3), Kent (3) etc. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £65
Lot 1389:
Lot 1389
Playfair Cricket Annual 1949-1962. Full run of the Annual in large format 1948 (first year of issue) to 1962 in large format, and 1963-2019 in the pocket size format. Includes 'Playfair World Cup Cricket Guide' 1996, signed by the editor, Bill Frindall. Sold with 'News Chronicle Cricket Annual', complete for 1934-1939 and 1946-1961. Qty 76. Odd duplication. Some faults, generally good
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £45
Lot 1390:
Lot 1390
'The Journal of the Cricket Society'. An almost complete run of the Journal from Volume 1 no. 1 (April 1961) to Volume 29 no. 1 (Autumn 2017). Also a selection of Cricket Memorabilia Society Magazines etc. 'Light' fading to some early issues, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £90
Lot 1391:
Lot 1391
'First-Class Cricket. A Complete Record'. 1926-1939. A full run of the series compiled and edited by Jim Ledbetter in very good condition. The 1938 and 1939 editions are hardbacks with dustwrappers. Qty 14
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £40
Lot 1392:
Lot 1392
Association of Cricket Statisticians Publications 'Famous Cricketers Series'. Complete run of numbers 1 to 100 of the 'Famous Cricketers Series' including the first and second editions of number 1 Jack Hobbs and the second edition of number 4 Frank Woolley, but lacking the first edition of the Frank Woolley edition. Other subjects include McCabe, Grace, Wisden, Sobers, Harvey, Worrell, Clem Hill, Blythe, May, Spofforth, Parr, Lindwall, Armstrong, Ponsford, Larwood, Bligh, Miller, Botham, Jessop, Valentine etc. Qty 101. G/VG
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £70
Lot 1393:
Lot 1393
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 is a variant of the standard issue being the 'cheap' published edition 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
Estimate: £130/160
Hammer price: £120
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. 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 1394:
Lot 1394
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: £140/180
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 1395:
Lot 1395 Lot 1395
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: £50/80
Hammer price: £75
Lot 1396:
Lot 1396
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: £200/300
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1397:
Lot 1397
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: £20/30
Hammer price: £40
Lot 1397a:
Lot 1397a
'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: £40/60
Hammer price: £0
Lot 1398:
Lot 1398
'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 267/300. New, unopened
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £20
Lot 1399:
Lot 1399
'The Young Cricketer's Tutor: 1833'. John Nyren. Introduction by Neville Cardus. Reprinted, Dropmore Press. London 1948. Dust wrapper. Limited edition of 750 copies, numbers 1-50 being the 'Library edition' bound in green buckram, this copy is number 50. Cricket Society label to inside front cover. Small loss to top edge of dustwrapper, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £65
Lot 1400:
Lot 1400
Public schools cricket. 'Eton v Harrow at Lord's', Sir Home Gordon, London 1926. Limited 'Harrow' edition no. 56/325. Blue cloth with gilt titles to front and spine, gilt to top edges. Some wear to extremities, otherwise in good condition. Sold with 'A History of Winchester Cricket', E.H. Fellows, Winchester 1930, and the 'Second Supplement 1942-1951' published in 1951. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £12
Lot 1401:
Lot 1401
'Annals of Cricket. A Record of the game compiled from authentic scores, and my own experiences during the last twenty-three years'. W.W. Read. London 1896. Original green cloth boards with vellum spine, gilt to top edges. This is an unsigned copy of the limited de luxe edition, limited to 250 copies, this being number 178. Some wear to covers and soiling to spine, internally in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £40
Many copies of the limited edition were not signed by Read. Walter William Read played eighteen matches for England and was considered one of the best batsmen of the 1880s
Lot 1402:
Lot 1402
'The M.C.C. Tour of Australia 1903/04'. R.L. Cardwell. Privately printed 1988. Limited edition 251/287 signed by the author and Bill O'Reilly. VG. Sold with 'Lord Harris's Team in Australia 1878-79. The Diary of Vernon Royle', J.W. McKenzie 2001, and 'His Own Enemy. The Rise and Fall of Edward Pooley', Keith Booth, Sutton 2000. Odd minor faults, otherwise in good condition. Qty 3
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £40
Lot 1403:
Lot 1403
'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 1959, of which this is no. 17, signed by the author Arlott. G/VG. Rare
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £90
Lot 1404:
Lot 1404
'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. 46. Signed to the title page by the author, Arlott. Additionally signed to the facing title page by Hampshire players, Arthur Holt, Alan Rayment, Ted Drake, Dennis Baldry and Leo Harrison. Also the signature of Derek Shackleton on small page loosely mounted to inside front cover. G/VG. Rare
Estimate: £130/160
Hammer price: £110
Lot 1405:
Lot 1405
'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. 44, signed to the title page by the author Arlott, and Leo Harrison, Dennis Baldry and Alan Rayment. G/VG. Rare
Estimate: £130/160
Hammer price: £155
Lot 1406:
Lot 1406
'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. 22, signed by the author Arlott. Ex Anthony Woodhouse collection. G/VG. Rare
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £90
Lot 1407:
Lot 1407
'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. 25, signed by the author Arlott. Ex Anthony Woodhouse collection. VG. Rare
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: £100
Lot 1408:
Lot 1408 Lot 1408
'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: £120/160
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1409:
Lot 1409
'150 Years of Lancashire County Cricket Club 1864-2014'. M. Lorimer, G. Hardcastle, P. Edwards & A. Searle, Max Books, Nantwich 2014. Signed by over one hundred and twenty players to the player photographs, end papers, title pages and to loosely inserted sheets. Signatures include Clayton, Lever, Shuttleworth, Wood, Lee, C. Lloyd, Simmons, Hughes, Reidy, O'Shaughnessy, Abrahams, Allott, Fairbrother etc. Sold with a complete set of '150 Lancashire Greats' trade cards produced by Max Books to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Lancashire C.C.C. in 2014. Limited edition no. 91/500. Thirty seven of the cards are signed by the featured player, including Pullar, Clayton, Lever, Shuttleworth, D. Lloyd, B. Wood, Lee, Hayes, C. Lloyd, Simmons, Hughes, Reidy, O'Shaughnessy, Abrahams, Allot, Fowler etc. G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £100
Lot 1410:
Lot 1410
'Cricket'. W.G. Grace. Bristol 1891. Leather bound limited edition, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. Original black boards with gilt lettering. Limited de luxe edition of 652 numbered copies, signed by the author Grace, this being no. 437. Owner's name 'F.W. Wigan' inscribed in ink to front endpaper. Slight breaking to internal hinges, staining to endpapers, internally in good condition
Estimate: £350/450
Hammer price: unsold
Subscriber number 437 was Frederick W. Wigan of The Grange, Walton-on-Thames, a hop merchant based in Southwark. He was the first Treasurer of Southwark Cathedral, appointed High Sheriff of Surrey in 1895, and was knighted in that year
Lot 1411:
Lot 1411
W.G. Grace. Three titles by or about Grace. 'Cricket'. W.G. Grace. Bristol 1891. Handwritten dedication in ink to the acknowledgement page signed by W. Methyn Brownlee who assisted Grace in the preparation of this book. Rebound with replacement endpapers, original cloth covers and spine paper retained. 'The Memorial Biography of W.G. Grace', Lord Hawke, Lord Harris, Sir Home Gordon, London 1919. Original cloth boards. 'W.G.'s Little Book'. W.G. Grace. London 1909, Rebound in maroon leather with original front wrapper laid down to front cover. Lacking original rear wrapper. Some annotations to pages, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £42
Lot 1412:
Lot 1412
'Alletson's Innings' 1957. John Arlott. First edition London 1957. Original green cloth, limited edition number 10 of 200 produced, signed by Arlott. Light foxing to endpapers and page edges, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £55
Lot 1413:
Lot 1413
'Imperial Cricket'. P.F. Warner. London 1912. Original red boards, gilts to front cover and spine. All page edges gilt. Limited 'Subscribers edition' of 900 copies., this being number 155. Scuff to spine, minor wear to boards, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £32
Lot 1414:
Lot 1414
'All Over in a Day (Kent v Worcestershire 1960)'. Richard Walsh. Taunton 1993. Limited edition booklet tipped in to blue cloth covering the match in 1960 where Kent beat Worcestershire at Tunbridge Wells by an innings and 101 runs in a day. Limited edition number 14 of 150 copies. Signed in ink to the reverse of the title page by seven players who played in the match. Signatures are Cowdrey, Halfyard and Jones of Kent, Dewes, Sedgley, Booth and Slade of Worcestershire. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £150
Kent scored 187 in their innings before bowling out Worcestershire for 25 and 61
Lot 1415:
Lot 1415
'Great Cricketers. The Age of Grace & Trumper'. Compiled by George Beldam, jnr. Boundary Books, Cheshire 2000. Limited edition no. 530 of 548, signed by Cornelia Beldam. Short listed for the Cricket Society Book of the Year in 2000. Small stain and slight wear covers, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £65
Lot 1416:
Lot 1416
'New Zealand Cricket 1841-1914'. T.W. Reese, Christchurch 1927. Green cloth. Presentation copy to 'E.R. Neale Esq with the Compliments of the Author. Ch.Ch. March 30 1927'. Small nicks to spine, otherwise in good condition. Sold with Volume II for 1914-1933, published in Auckland 1935. Very good dustwrapper. G/VG. Qty 2
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £70
Lot 1417:
Lot 1417
'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: £30/40
Hammer price: £15
Lot 1418:
Lot 1418
'Cricket'. W.G. Grace. Bristol 1891. Original green cloth, with gilt titles to front and spine. Nicely signed in ink by Grace to the reverse of the frontispiece. Ex library copy of Lovola College, Montreal. Some breaking to internal hinges, some wear to board edges and small loss to head of spine otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: £95
Lot 1419:
Lot 1419
'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volumes II and III. Numbers 22-49 (16th February to 27th December 1883) and 50-79 (31st January to 25th December 1884). Both complete with title-page and contents page to front. Illustrated. Original publishers cloth, with titles in gilt. Signature in ink of J.N. Pentelow to page opposite title page of Vol. III, dated 25th April 1899. Wear to spine of Vol. II. Vol. III with breaking to hinges and page block, some pages loose or detached. Qty 2
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £68
The magazine ran from 1882-1913. Pentelow was Editor of the magazine 1911-1913, and co-edited its successor, 'The World of Cricket' which ran for twenty three issues in 1914
Lot 1420:
Lot 1420
'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volumes IV and V. Numbers 80-109 (29th January to 24th December 1885) and 110-139 (29th January to 30th December 1886). Both complete with title-page and contents page to front. Illustrated. Original publishers cloth, with titles in gilt. Some breaking to internal hinges and wear to boards. Qty 2
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £65
Lot 1421:
Lot 1421
'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume VI. Numbers 140-169 (27th January to 29th December 1887). Complete with title-page and contents page to front. Illustrated. Original publishers cloth, with titles in gilt. Wear to boards and spine paper, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1422:
Lot 1422
'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume VII. Numbers 170-199 (26th January to 27th December 1888). Complete with title-page and contents page to front. Illustrated. Original publishers cloth, with titles in gilt. Minor wear to boards and spine paper, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/80
Hammer price: £50
Lot 1423:
Lot 1423
'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volumes VIII and IX. Numbers 200-229 (24th January to 27th December 1889) and 230-259 (27th January to 27th December 1890). Both complete with title-page and contents page to front. Illustrated. Original publishers cloth, with titles in gilt. Wear to boards and breaking to internal hinges. Qty 2
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £50
Lot 1424:
Lot 1424
'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume X. Numbers 260-289 (24th January to 31st December 1891). Complete with original wrappers retained but trimmed, title-page and contents page to the last issue. Illustrated. Original publishers cloth, with titles in gilt. Good/ very good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1425:
Lot 1425
'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume XI. Numbers 290-319 (28th January to 29th December 1892). Complete with title-page and contents page to front. Illustrated. Original publishers cloth, with titles in gilt. Some wear to boards and spine paper, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £50
Lot 1426:
Lot 1426
'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume XIV. Numbers 380-409 (31st January to 26th December 1895). Complete with title-page and contents page to front. Illustrated. Original publishers cloth, with titles in gilt. Minor wear to boards and spine paper, breaking to internal hinges, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £50
Lot 1427:
Lot 1427
'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume XV. Numbers 410-439 (30th January to 31st December 1896). Complete with title-page and contents page to front. Illustrated. Original publishers cloth, with titles in gilt. Good/ very good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £90
Lot 1428:
Lot 1428
'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume XVI. Numbers 440-469 (28th January to 30th December 1897). Complete with title-page and contents page to front. Illustrated. Original publishers cloth, with titles in gilt. Breaking to internal hinges, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £80
Lot 1429:
Lot 1429 Lot 1429 Lot 1429
'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume XVII. Numbers 470-499 (27th January to 22nd December 1898). Complete with title-page and contents page to front. Illustrated. Includes 'Supplement' pages on F.E. Lacey after p106, and G.G. Hearne & W. Attewell after p162. Original publishers cloth, with titles in gilt. Good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £140
Lot 1430:
Lot 1430
'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume XVIII. Numbers 500-529 (26th January to 21st December 1899). Complete with title-page and contents page to front. Illustrated. Original publishers cloth, with titles in gilt. Breaking to internal hinges and age toning, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £60
Lot 1431:
Lot 1431
'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume XIX. Numbers 530-559 (25th January to 20th December 1900). Complete with title-page and contents page to front. Illustrated. Original publishers cloth, with titles in gilt. Age toning to page edges, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £140
Lot 1432:
Lot 1432
'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume XX. Numbers 560-589 (31st January to 19th December 1901). Complete with title-page and contents page to front. Illustrated. Original publishers cloth, with titles in gilt. Odd minor faults, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £88
Lot 1433:
Lot 1433
'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume XXIV. Numbers 680-709 (26th January to 21st December 1905). Complete with title-page and contents page to front. Illustrated. Original publishers cloth, with titles in gilt. Good/ very good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £90
Lot 1434:
Lot 1434
'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume XXV. Numbers 710-739 (25th January to 20th December 1906). Complete with title-page and contents page to front. Illustrated. Original publishers cloth, with titles in gilt. Breaking to internal hinges, age toning, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £100
Lot 1435:
Lot 1435 Lot 1435
'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume XXVII. Numbers 770-799 (30th January to 24th December 1908). Complete with title-page and contents page to front. Illustrated. Nice signature of J.N. Pentelow in ink to front endpaper, dated 7th January 1909. Original publishers cloth, with titles in gilt. Breaking to internal hinges, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £100
Lot 1436:
Lot 1436
'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume XXIX. Numbers 830-859 (27th January to 22nd December 1910). Complete with title-page and contents page to front. Illustrated. Original publishers cloth, with titles in gilt. Breaking to internal hinges, minor age toning, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £100
Lot 1437:
Lot 1437
'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volumes III 1884, VII 1888 and XI 1982. Bound in similar non-original bindings. Vols. III and VII appear complete with title-page and contents page to front, Vol. XI lacking title and contents page. Sold with two further incomplete volumes covering 1884-1886. The volume for 1885/86 with rear cover detached. Other odd faults, otherwise in generally good condition. Qty 5.
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £85
Lot 1438:
Boys fiction and cricket fiction c1900-1980's. A good selection of fiction and boys cricket fiction and boys books with incidental cricket, odd girls cricket and sporting fiction included. Books include ''Play! The Best Sporting Stories' R.J.B. Sellar, 'Friendly Eleven'. Eric N. Simons 1950, 'Sherlock Holmes at the 1902 Fifth Test'. Stanley Shaw 1985, 'Cricket At Benfield'. Graham White 1960, 'The Test Match Murder'. Alfred Tack, 'Willow The King' J.C. Snaith, 'Extra Cover' A.C.H. Smith 1981, 'The Complete memoirs of George Sherston'. S. Sassoon 1940, 'Death at Lords'. Bernard Newman 1952, The Blue Field', 'Brensham Village', Dance and Skylark' all three by John Moore, Cardus etc. Some faults including odd loose picture plates, wear to bindings etc. In three boxes. Qty 108
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £115
Lot 1439:
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 'Mr Yates' Cricket Club' E..D.H., 'The Chaps Of Harton' B. Blinders 1913, 'Boys of the Priory School'. Florence Coombe, 'The Black Fifteen'. W.E. Cule, 'Bardfield's Blazer' W.E. Cule, 'Tales of Charlton School'. Rev H.C. Adams, 'Play Up, Queens' Herbert Hayens, 'Playing for the School' Jack Heming, 'The Skipper of the XI' John Barnett etc. 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: £60/90
Hammer price: £130
Lot 1440:
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 'Dr Jolliffe's Boys' Lewis Hough 1908, Arthur Peck's Sacrifice'. Gilbert Jessop, 'Winning his Laurels'. F.M. Holmes, 'Over!' Hugh de Selincourt 1932, 'More-Over' Hugh de Selincourt 1934, 'Play up Tigers!'. Herbert Hayens, 'Jennings Abounding'. Anthony Buckridge 1968, 'Playing the Game' Kent Carr, 'The Shaping of Jephson's'. Kent Carr, 'Dawson's Score' Richard Bird etc. 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 58
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £120
Lot 1441:
Boys cricket fiction c1900-1950's. A good selection of boys cricket fiction and boys books with incidental cricket, odd girls cricket and sporting fiction included. Books include 'Just Percy!'. H.S. Whiting 1907 (with inscription 'with the author's compliments'), 'A Term to Remember'. May Wynne, 'The Gold Bat'. P.G. Wodehouse 1926, 'The Abbeygate Cricket Cup' Alfred Edgar 1929, 'The Captain of the Eleven'. K. Shirley Plant, 'The Missing Cricketer'. Patrick Pringle 1952, 'For the Sake of his Chum'. Walter Rhoades, 'Well Bowled Grantley!'. Michael Poole, 'Captain Geoff'. Ismay Thorn 1892 etc. Some with colourful and ornate pictorial spines and boards, some with original decorative and pictorial dustwrappers. Some later cricket fiction included. Some faults including odd loose picture plates, wear to bindings etc. Odd duplication. In two boxes. Qty 52
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £130
Lot 1442:
Large format cricket books c1900. Titles include 'Imperial Cricket'. P.F. Warner. London 1912. Original full red morocco, all edges gilt. Limited subscribers edition of 900 copies, this being number 432, 'The Book of Cricket- A New Gallery of Famous Players'. Edited by C.B. Fry. London 1899. Original decorative covers, 'Cricket of To-Day and Yesterday'. Volumes I & II. Percy Cross-Standing. London 1902, The Bradman Albums, 'Memorable Cricket Matches'. Sir Geoffrey Tomkinson. Kidderminster 1958. Limited edition of 500 numbered copies, signed by the author etc. Odd faults, generally good condition. Qty 11
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £50
Lot 1443:
Lot 1443
'History of Warwickshire Cricket'. S. Santall. London 1911. Bound in modern red cloth, original wrappers retained, the wrappers in poor condition in protective cellophane sleeve. First advertising page with significant adhesive damage, the remainder in good condition. Includes an original telegram with decorative colour borders from M.C.C. to Santall on the occasion of his 80th birthday. Sold with a rarely seen printed card featuring a caricature of Frank Foster to the front and advertising to the verso. Possibly produced for Foster's testimonial. Also 'Cricket's Greatest Comeback. Warwickshire v Hampshire 1922', Neil Jenkinson, Ewell 1998. Good condition. Qty 3
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £60
Lot 1444:
Lot 1444
F.S. Ashley-Cooper. 'Cricket Highways and Byways', London 1927. Includes a handwritten letter in ink dated 25th April 1930 from Ashley-Cooper to the playwright, Clifford Bax. Ashley-Cooper is enquiring about a book about Old Broughtonians' Cricket, of which he is keen to add to his library comprising 'about 4,000 items'. Nicely signed 'F.S. Ashley-Cooper'. The letter is laid down to the front endpaper. Ex A.E. Winder collection. Original green cloth in good condition. Sold with three further titles by Ashley-Cooper, 'Lord's & the M.C.C.', with Lord Harris, London 1914, 'Eton v Harrow at the Wicket', London 1922 (lacking frontispiece), and 'Nottinghamshire Cricket and Cricketers', Nottingham 1923. Good condition. Qty 4
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £85
Lot 1445:
Lot 1445
C.B. Fry. A selection of three printed articles by Fry relating to the build up to the 1920[?] tour to Australia, possibly extracts from 'C.B. Fry's Magazine of Sports and Outdoor Life'. Nicely bound together in red quarter leather, with ornate gilt decoration and title to spine, marbled boards, endpapers and page edges. Minor wear to board extremities, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £47
Lot 1446:
Lot 1446
Cricket histories and biographies. Small box comprising seven cricket histories. Titles include 'The Graces. E.M., W.G. & G.F.'. A.G. Powell and S. Canynge Caple. London 1948. Limited edition no. 226/1000. 'Edward Mills Grace, Cricketer', F.S. Ashley-Cooper, London 1916. 'A Cricketer's Yarns', Richard Daft, London 1926. 'A History of Leicestershire Cricket', E.E. Snow, Leicester 1949. 'A Complete History of Sussex County Cricket 1728 to 1957', G. Washer, Hove 1958 etc. Odd faults, otherwise in good condition. Sold with a further three titles with faults and repairs. Qty 10
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £55
Lot 1447:
Lot 1447
Cricket histories and handbooks. Small box comprising a collection of over twenty five histories relating to counties, clubs, schools, leagues etc. Earlier titles include 'Cricket in North Hants', J.May, Basingstoke 1906. 'The History of the Hampstead Cricket Club', F.R.D'O. Monro, London 1949. Other club histories include Kings Heath, Devon Dumplings, Dulwich, Oaklands Park, Chesterfield, Tunbridge Wells, Hursley, Beaulieu etc. Odd faults, generally good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £42
Lot 1448:
Lot 1448 Lot 1448
'The Jubilee Book of Cricket', Prince Ranjitsinhji, London 1901. Original pictorial paper wrappers. Unusual to see the paperback edition. Wear and ageing to wrappers, old tape repair to front internal hinge, otherwise in good condition. Sold with 'Ranji. The Legend and the Man', Vasant Raiji, Bombay 1963. Original cream cloth boards. Ex B.J. Wakley collection. Good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £15
Lot 1449:
Lot 1449 Lot 1449
'Nottinghamshire Cricket and Cricketers'. F.S. Ashley Cooper. London 1923. Presentation copy from A.W. Shelton, of the Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club and later President, to 'the Mechanics Institution for its Reference Library by A.W. Shelton who was responsible for the publication of the book. Nottingham December 1925'. Good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £45
Lot 1450:
Lot 1450
Pelham Warner. 'Lord's 1787-1945'. London 1946. Signed in ink to title page by Warner. Green cloth with gilt M.C.C. emblem to front cover. Very good condition. 'How We Recovered The Ashes', London 1904. Blue cloth with decorative covers, gilt to top edges. Unusually good condition. 'The M.C.C. in South Africa, London 1906. Some foxing, otherwise in good condition. Qty 3
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £45
Lot 1451:
Lot 1451
'The Valiant Stumper. A History of Wicket-Keeping'. G.D. Martineau. London 1957. Presentation copy nicely inscribed in ink to R.L. Arrowsmith, signed by Martineau and dated August 1957. Some foxing to page edges, tear to top edge of dustwrapper with small loss, otherwise in good condition. Includes an interesting two page handwritten letter slipped in, from Martineau to Arrowsmith, dated 21st September 1957. Martineau thanks Arrowsmith for his help and encouragement in the writing of the book, valuing his judgement 'very highly', and laments 'that I have missed the point of the box's effect on stance'. He is pleased to report that the National Library of the Blind have offered to produce a braille version stating, 'I like your idea of "two states" of the book: it is rather like that of the uncirculated school report which was once circulated through the malice of a sacked master'. Signed 'G.A. Martineau'. The letter in very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £55
Lot 1452:
Lot 1452
'Famous Cricketers and Cricket Grounds'. Edited by C.W. Alcock. 1895. Published in eighteen weekly parts. All eighteen individual parts bound in modern green cloth with gilt titles to spine with original pictorial and decorative covers retained. Generally good/very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £18
Lot 1453:
Lot 1453
Signed cricket histories and biographies. Eight titles, each signed by the author unless otherwise stated. 'Playing for England! My Test- Cricket Story', Jack Hobbs 1931. 'The Ayling Cricketing Family in Argentina 1900-1980', Eric Ayling c1980. 'The History of the Sheffield Shield', Chris Harte 1987. 'From the Sea End. The Official History of Sussex County Cricket Club', Christopher Lee 1989. Seven signatures to the front end paper including Carlos Remy, Chris Waller, Jason Lewry, Jamie Hall etc. 'Herbert Sutcliffe. Cricket Maestro', Alan Hill 1991. 'Beyond Bat & Ball. Eleven Intimate Portraits', David Foot 1993. 'Bob Barber. The Professional Amateur', Colin Shindler 2015. Signed by the author and Barber. 'The Gilliats. A Chorleywood Family History', Ian Foster 2016. Sold with an official menu for the Adelaide Oval Centenary Test, 1984. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
Lot 1454:
Lot 1454
'The Centenary of Lord's Cricket Ground 1814-1914'. Red cloth boards with titles in gilt to cover. Gilt to edges. Good/ very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £40
Lot 1455:
Lot 1455
'Cricket Poems'. George Francis Wilson. London 1905. Original decorative cloth covers. Good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £45
Lot 1456:
Lot 1456
'Alfred Shaw, Cricketer. His Career and Reminiscences'. Recorded by A.W. Pullin ("Old Ebor"). Cassell & Co., London 1902. Bound in modern red cloth, unusually with original card wrappers retained. Some wear to original wrappers, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £22
Lot 1457:
Lot 1457
Cricket histories and biographies. Six titles unusually with generally good dustwrappers. Titles are 'The Hambledon Cricket Chronicle 1772-1796', F.S. Ashley-Cooper, London 1924. 'The Summer Game. A Cricketer's Journal', Neville Cardus, London 1929. 'Cricket with the Lid Off', A.W. Carr, London 1935. 'A Cricket Pro's Lot', Fred Root, London 1937. 'History of the Tests', Sydney Smith, reprinted London 1947. 'The Larwood Story', Harold Larwood, London 1965. Also 'Twenty-Five Years Behind the Stumps', Herbert Strudwick, London 1926. Green cloth boards. 'From a Window at Lord's', E.H.D. Sewell, London 1937. Original decorative paper wrappers. Qty 8. G/VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £65
Lot 1458:
Lot 1458
'Pierce Egan's Book of Sports, and Mirror of Life'. London 1832[?]. Good cricket content, pages 337-352. Padwick 1992. Expertly rebound with original maroon cloth boards, spine paper and gilts retained. Good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £200
Lot 1459:
Lot 1459
'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 ten lithograph plates (seven hand-coloured). Original decorative green cloth, all edges gilt. Some staining and soiling to boards minor foxing to internal pages otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £180/250
Hammer price: £260
Lot 1460:
Lot 1460
Kent County Cricket Club 1865. 'The Canterbury Cricket Week. An authentic narrative of the origin and career of the institution; including the programmes of The Old Stagers' Performances... Volume First'. Printed and published by William Davey, Canterbury 1865. First edition. Original red cloth, with gilt titles, and coloured and gilt border bands, all edges gilt. Coloured decorative half-title page and seventeen real photographs on five plates of players and officials, photographs include N. Felix, F. Ponsonby, S. Ponsonby, J.L. Baldwin etc. Some wear and staining to boards, breaking to internal hinges, poor rear endpaper, otherwise in good condition. A scarce volume
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £260
The book covers the Canterbury Cricket Week between 1843 and 1851. For each week details are given of the cricket matches played between sides such as 'The Gentlemen of England' and 'The Gentlemen of Kent; plus the Kent county team. A commentary on the social events during each week is then followed by a precis of Old Stagers' productions performed to amuse the cricket followers once play had ended for the day including a selection of farces and extravaganzas
Lot 1461:
Lot 1461
'The English Game of Cricket: Comprising a Digest of its Origin, Character, History and Progress....'. Charles Box. London 1877. Original decorative green cloth with titles in gilt, all edges gilt. Minor wear to boards and spine, pp99-102, partly detached, odd light pencil annotations, otherwise in good/very good condition. A nice copy. Rare
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £160
Lot 1462:
Lot 1462
'Death's Doings; Consisting of numerous original compositions in prose and verse...'. D.R. Dagley. London 1826, First edition. Bound in brown leather with marbled boards and endpapers, gilt titles to spine with raised bands. Cricket content includes an engraving of 'The Cricketer' facing page 53, a poem 'The Game of Life: or Death among the Cricketers' on pp53-56 and an essay, 'Death and the Cricketer' on pp57-62. Padwick 6970. Some and ageing and foxing to pages, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £65
Lot 1463:
Lot 1463
'How we Recovered the Ashes'. P.F. Warner. London 1904. An account of the 1903-04 M.C.C. tour of Australia. Original decorative cloth. Signed in ink to verso of frontispiece plate by Warner and dated 4th December 1904. Some wear to boards and spine, nicks to head and base of spine, breaking to internal hinges, lacking front endpaper, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £22
Lot 1464:
Lot 1464
John Arlott. Four signed titles by Arlott. 'Gone with the Cricketers', London 1950. Signed to the title page by Arlott. Odd nicks to otherwise good dustwrapper. 'Cricket in the Counties', edited and signed by Arlott, London 1950. 'The Middle Ages of Cricket', London 1949. Signature of Arlott on label laid down to half title page. 'John Arlott's Book of Cricketers', London 1979. Signed to front endpaper by Arlott. Good dustwrapper. G
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £50
Lot 1465:
Lot 1465
'The Bradman Albums'. Queen Anne Press, London 1987. First edition, Volumes I & II. Cloth covers, gilt titles to fronts and spines. Signature of Bradman on labels laid down to both title pages. Very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £45
Lot 1466:
Lot 1466 Lot 1466
'Lewis Baboon Turned Honest, And John Bull Politician being the fourth part of Law is a Bottomless Pit'. John Arbuthnot. Published by John Morphew, London 1712. Cricket reference on page 18. Arbuthnot's five part 'History of John Bull' sees Bull symbolising England, and Lewis Baboon for France, in which Bull tries to get 'the better of his cholerick temper' and 'pursue his own interest through all impediments that were thrown in his way; he began to leave off some of his old acquaintance, his roaring and bullying about the streets; he put on a serious air, knit his brows, and for the time had made a very considerable progress in politicks... However, he could not help discovering some remains of his Nature, when he happen'd to meet with a Foot-Ball, or a Match at Cricket; for which Sir Roger was sure to take him to task'. Rebound in brown half morocco with marbled boards, gilt title to spine. Previously sold by Christies as lot 18 in the sale of the Library of the Late E.D.R. Eagar, 21st April 2005. Eagar's bookplate to the inside front cover. Padwick 858. Odd pages tightly trimmed by the book binder, otherwise in good/ very good condition. Scarce
Estimate: £300/500
Hammer price: £280
Lot 1467:
Lot 1467
'A Royal Road to Cricket by an old Sussex Cricketer'. W.A. Bettesworth. London 1891. Dedicated to Lord Sheffield. Original pictorial wrappers. Tipped in to modern green cloth with title in gilt to spine. Repair to lower corner of rear wrapper, some foxing throughout, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £90
Lot 1468:
Lot 1468
'Neville Cardus'. Original handwritten manuscript of an article on Frank Woolley by Cardus with additional corrections and additions in Cardus' hand. Cardus writes about Woolley's Test career of sixty four matches. In his typically florid style he writes, 'on a Kent v Lancashire match that one day a rush of blood might go to Woolley's head, causing him to wield his bat with all his strength and effort, whereupon the ball would be propelled beyond the county's geographical boundaries, as measured by the Ordnance Survey... he compelled me, one afternoon in the Press Box at Old Trafford to break into prose as unblushingly, as unashamedly, ornate as this:- "His cricket is compounded of soft airs and fresh flavours. The bloom of the year is not his batsmanship. And the brevity of summer is in it too'. The article may have been written for the Guardian's series of the 'Bedside Guardian'. Bound in green cloth with the bookplate of A.E. Winder who bought the manuscript from John Arlott in 1979. A unique personal record of Cardus' admiration for Frank Woolley. G/VG
Estimate: £300/500
Hammer price: £1300
Lot 1469:
Lot 1469 Lot 1469
'The Champion Cricketers' Guide and Companion containing a plan of the cricket field, showing where you are to stand &c'. Published by R. March, London c1865. Padwick 414 refers to a 32pp booklet and 'several issues' of which this 19pp edition plus the plan illustration is one. Tipped in to green cloth with original paper wrappers retained. Bookplate of A.E. Winder to inside front cover. D.R. Allen's 'With the Bookplate of A.E. Winder' records Winder having bought this booklet from E.K. Brown in 1976 for £1. Expert repairs to small loss to corners of some pages, age toning throughout, otherwise in good condition. Very scarce
Estimate: £180/250
Hammer price: £700
Lot 1470:
Lot 1470
'The Cricket Player's Pocket Companion containing plans for laying out the Grounds, Forming Clubs...'. Published by Mayhew & Baker, Boston 1859. 34pp with a frontispiece of the cricket field. Padwick 386-1. The booklet, in original cloth wrappers and pictorial gilt to front, is contained in a modern red calf and cloth box with gilt title to the spine. Original front cover partially detached. Somewhat fragile, but otherwise good condition. Rare
Estimate: £800/1200
Hammer price: £1350
Lot 1471:
Lot 1471 Lot 1471
'A Compendious History of the Indian Wars with an Account of the Rise, Progress, Strength and Forces of Angria Pyrate'. Clement Downing. First edition printed for T. Cooper, London 1737. Page 229 includes a reference to mariners of the East India Company playing cricket at Cambay in India, 'Captain Dogget and Captain Herring went up in our Galleywat... We lay here near a Fortnight before they return'd, and all the while kept a good look-out; and tho' all the Country round was inhabited by the Culeys, we every day diverted ourselves with playing at Cricket, and other Exercises, which they would come and be Spectators of'. According to Maun in 'From Commons to Lords' this is the first reference to cricket in India. Padwick 863. Bound in brown calf with raised bands to spine. Light wear to covers, internally in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £240
Lot 1472:
Lot 1472 Lot 1472
'Wickets in the West; or The Twelve in America'. R.A. Fitzgerald. Tinsley Brothers, first edition London 1873. Original red cloth with pictorial gilts to front cover and spine. Padwick 4895. Handwritten dedication in ink to front endpaper, '"All the men" are "merely players". To Mr R. Roberts from one of them (Arthur Appleby). Oct 1891'. Roberts played ten matches for Lancashire 1872-1874, and Appleby 58 matches, 1866-1887. Bookplate of J.W. Goldman to inside front cover. Wear to head of spine, some soiling to covers, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: £140
Lot 1473:
Lot 1473 Lot 1473 Lot 1473
'Echoes from Cricket Old Fields'. Frederick Gale. First edition. Simpkin, Marshall & Co, London 1871. Bound in modern navy calf and marbled boards, original decorative card covers retained. Original errata slip to Chapter I. This was the author's own copy with copious annotations in ink to the page margins throughout in Gale's hand, including on pp63-64, 'I went to Town Malling in 1883 for the first time since 1841. I saw a jovial old butcher standing outside his door, and I went in and bought some Kentish sausages. I asked him as a stranger if Town Malling was celebrated for cricket?... his face flushed as he spoke of the single wicket match between Nyren and Drazman[?]. I gave him a friendly poke in his vast corporation & said "my boy I saw it all myself"'. The final preface page is signed by Gale with the comment, 'This little sketch was written for the Sporting Mag just about the time when "slang writing" was outrageous'. Padwick 809. Wear and soiling to original wrappers with small loss to original rear wrapper. Internally in good condition. An important and unique copy
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £220
Lot 1474:
Lot 1474
'The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle'. Volume CIII Part II, July to December 1833. Sylvanus Urban. London 1833. Bound in publisher's original calf and marbled boards, with title labels to spine. Contains a review of John Nyren's 'The Young Cricketer's Tutor' by Charles Conden Clarke on pp41-46 of the July issue, concluded on pp235-240 of the September issue, including interesting references to players of the period including Small, Lumpy, Pilch, Walker, Beldham etc. Not recorded in Padwick. Bookplates of J.W. Goldman and A.E. Winder to inside front cover. Wear to spine and boards, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £92
Lot 1475:
Lot 1475
'W.G. Grace on the County Cricket of the Future: Abridgement from the "Ludgate Monthly"'. Three column offprint printed on one side of the page, published by Tempest, Printer, Burley Street, Leeds. Undated but the text suggests 1891, the first year of the monthly's publication. Grace writes on some of the counties, including Gloucestershire, stating that 'it would be rash to prophecy that in '96 it will not again be at the top'. He expresses his views on residential qualifications; the need to play dashingly rather than slowly; the bright prospects for Australian cricket; professionals on top against the amateurs; declarations; golf, tennis and baseball as rivals to cricket; closing with 'I firmly believe that in 1991 cricket will be played as it is today; and that it will forever remain our national game'. The sheet is tipped in to modern maroon cloth. Not recorded in Padwick. A rare item from the pen of Grace. Foxing to the page, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £300/500
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1476:
Lot 1476
'The Cricket on the Green'. E.W. Hornung with illustrations by R.Ed. Wethey. Published by Jordison of Middlesborough 1895. 36pp landscape format comprising humorous verses of a cricket match between the villages of Whizzingham and Hurry-cum-Up. Tipped in to modern blue cloth with original pictorial card wrappers. Padwick 6698. Ex A.E. Winder collection who purchased the book from John Arlott for £45 in 1979. Previously sold as lot 35 in the Christie's sale of 17th November 2010. Soiling to original wrappers, light foxing to pages, otherwise in good condition. Scarce
Estimate: £700/1000
Hammer price: £1200
Ernest William Hornung was brother-in-law to Arthur Conan Doyle. In 1899 he published 'The Amateur Cracksman', his first stories about A.J. Raffles, cricketer by day and burglar at night
Lot 1477:
Lot 1477
'Juvenile Sports 1818[?]'. Twenty four unnumbered pages featuring twelve games and sports, each with an illustration and rhyme. Games include Blind Man's Buff, Trap Bat and Ball, Marbles, Cricket etc. The book, lacking original wrappers or title page, is bound in maroon cloth with title in gilt to spine. Bookplates of J.W. Goldman and A.E. Winder to inside cover and front endpaper. Handwritten pencil annotation to first page in Goldman's hand, 'Juvenile Sports 1818'. D.R. Allen's 'With the Bookplate of A.E. Winder' records Winder having bought this book in 1977 for £6.50. Not recorded in Padwick or other sources. Fading to the cloth covers, some internal foxing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £160
Lot 1478:
Lot 1478
'Parsi Cricket. With hints on bowling, batting, fielding, captaincy, explanation of laws of cricket &c. &c.'. M.E. Pavri. Bombay 1901. Original pictorial covers with replacement spine. Owner's name 'A.J. Dossa' in ink to front cover and endpaper. Fading to the covers, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £120
Anandji Jamnadas Dossa (1916-2014) was a cricket statistician who published a number of works on Indian cricket, some in collaboration with Vasant Raiji
Lot 1479:
Lot 1479
'Captain Crawley's Handbooks of Out-door Games'. 'Cricket as now played by Frederick D'Arros Planche and Base-ball and Rounders by Captain Crawley'. London 1877. Original colour pictorial wrappers with replacement spine. Signed bookplate of [Judge] B.J. Wakley to inside front cover. Some wear to wrappers, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £80
Lot 1480:
Lot 1480
'Press Critiques. Cricket: Past, Present, & Future, by Dr W.G. Grace'. 15pp booklet published by George Howe of Fleet Street, London 1892. Original beige wrappers with titles printed to the front wrapper. A very rare early booklet. Padwick 818 refers to a similarly titled publication comprising 32 pages published c1893. Another copy of this version has not been recorded. Presented in green slip case. Some loss to wrappers which have been expertly restored with backing card. Age toning otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £200
Lot 1481:
Lot 1481
'Arthur Shrewsbury, the Great Cricketer. A Complete Record of his Cricket Career'. C.H. Richards. Nottingham. Second edition 1893. Rebound in green cloth. Appears complete. pp11-14 with horizontal tears across the pages, other odd faults, otherwise in generally good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £25
Lot 1482:
Lot 1482
'Rules of the Lynn Cricket Club 1833'. Printed by W. Whittingham, King's Lynn. Eleven page booklet comprising rules and officers of the club approved at a meeting held at the Duke's Head Inn, King's Lynn, 22nd April 1833. Possibly unrelated plain brown wrappers with handwritten ownership details in ink to front cover of an unknown Polish soldier, 'Commander in Chief of the Patriot Polish Army 20 November 1830. Commencement of their Revolution'. Pages loose but complete. The booklet is in a modern brown slipcase. Padwick 2436-1. Rare
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £100
Lot 1483:
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'Rules of the Stinchcombe Hill Cricket Club, established 1954'. Four page folded rules and list of committee members to the first page, printed by Whitmore of Dursley (Gloucestershire). The text implies the recent establishment of the Club. The booklet is tipped in to modern blue cloth, together with two signed handwritten letters from the Secretary, W.P. Want, dated 18th April and 15th May 1957, relating to patronage of the Club. Horizontal and vertical folds, age toning, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £120
Lot 1484:
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'Sketchy Bits Cricket Supplement Presented Gratis' 7th August 1899. The eight page supplement with full page images of teams and players, tipped in to modern blue cloth. Teams are Surrey 1899 (photograph by Thiele & Co, London), Nottingham 1899, All England 1899 to centre spread (E. Hawkins & Co, Brighton). Players are A.C. Maclaren, K.S. Ranjitsinhji, and Hayward (all E. Hawkins & Co, Brighton). Padwick 7248. Some tears, also loss to last page, all expertly restored. Some age toning, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £70
Lot 1485:
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'Minutes of the Stockport Cricket Club 1837[-1838]'. Minute book bound in red calf and marbled boards with gilt title to spine and handwritten title on label to front cover. Comprises twenty two pages of handwritten minutes, the first meeting recorded on 8th March 1837 when it was proposed that the club by named 'Stockport Junior Cricket Club', the last on 13th November 1828. The following page has been removed. Bookplates of J.W. Goldman and A.E. Winder to inside front cover with a handwritten note in pencil laid down, inscribed 'After my death this book is valuable and should be offered to the Club & is worth £50-£100. Feb 22 1950, J.W. G[oldman]'. Previously exhibited in the National Book League exhibition in 1950. Good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £190
Lot 1486:
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'Reminiscences of Oxford Varsity Life by An Undergraduate'. Printed by T. and G. Shrimpton of Oxford c1862. Large format book comprising nineteen full page illustrations of sporting scenes including athletics, snooker, squash, rowing, and two on cricket, 'A Drive for Six' and 'Waiting for the Verdict'. The pictorial front board with six illustrations and printed title. Typed label laid down to inside front cover from E.K. Brown, 'Have a look at this before you put it in. You want it yourself' followed by 'It was G.N.W.'s' in ink. Previously from the collections of G. Neville Weston, John Arlott and A.E. Winder with Winder's bookplate laid down. Spine and corners with replacement blue cloth. Wear to boards, internally in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £280
Lot 1487:
Lot 1487
'Cricket Celebrities of 1890. With a complete resume of the season's doings'. E. Walmsley. Published by John Heywood. 76pp comprising full page portraits and biographies of twenty three English first-class cricketers plus Murdoch of the Australian touring side, followed by a summary of the season county by county. Padwick 915. Rebound in green cloth with original paper wrappers retained. Bookplates of A.E. Winder. Old tape repairs to original wrappers, splitting to front hinge affecting front cover and first two advertising pages, otherwise in good condition. Scarce
Estimate: £140/180
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1488:
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'Cricket Close Ups'. Ron Yeomans, illustrated by "Thack". Privately printed and bound for Yeomans c1950. A unique collection of sixty four 'close-up' cartoon strips of players reprinted from the series that originally appeared in the Yorkshire Post and Yorkshire Evening Post in 1949 and 1950. Players featured include Hadlee, Robinson, Griffith, Hardstaff, Perks, Edrich, Fishlock, Gladwin, Stollmeyer, Gomez etc. Bound in green cloth with gilt title to front cover with the bookplate of A.E. Winder and signature of Yeomans dated 1951 to inside front cover. Slipped in is a short typed note on Yeoman's personal letterhead. 'Here we are. £10 is what I'd like because it is the only one, but if you think that's too much, will you make me an offer accordingly? Cheers, Ron'. Winder is recorded as having purchased the book from Yeomans in 1977 for £7.50. Slight breaking to page block, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £95
Lot 1489:
Lot 1489
'The Official M.C.C. Ashes Treasures in association with the M.C.C. Museum at Lord's'. Bernard Whimpress 2009. In slip case. Sold with 'Icons of World Sport. Don Bradman'. Springwood, Australia 2008. Qty 2. VG
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £10
Lot 1490:
Lot 1490
'More Stars of Cricket'. Ray Cook. 'Signature Series', London 1949. Original pictorial boards. Very good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £35
Lot 1491:
Lot 1491
The Ashes. 'The Magnet Album of Test Match Cricketers'. Presented with the Magnet 12th July 1930. Complete with glossy pictures and biographical cuttings laid down throughout. Features the England and Australian players from the 1930 series. Some wear, generally good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £40
Lot 1492:
Lot 1492
'The History of Lancashire County Cricket Club'. Peter Wynne-Thomas. Helm Publishing. London 1989. Signed by over one hundred and thirty mainly modern players to front end papers, title pages etc. Signatures include G. Chappell, du Plessis, Flintoff, Simmons, de Freitas, Chanderpaul, Jesty, Shuttleworth, Ramadhin, Bond, Tattersall, Standring, Cork, B. Wood, D. Lloyd, Pullar, Barber, C. Lloyd etc. G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £65
Lot 1493:
Lot 1493
'Don Bradman. Celebrating the Life and Career of an International Cricket Legend'. Published by Icons World of Sport, New South Wales, in conjunction with the Bradman Museum, 2008. Sold with 'Vale The Don 1908-2001. Australian Legends', sheet of ten stamps in original presentation folder. VG
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £10
Lot 1494:
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'Famous Cricketers and Cricket Grounds'. Edited by C.W. Alcock. 1895. Published in eighteen weekly parts. Full set of eighteen individual parts, each with original pictorial and decorative wrappers. The set is contained in a maroon quarter leather case with raised bands and gilt to spine, the front incorporating an original maroon leather cover of the bound edition. Rusting to staples, minor wear and ageing, overall in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £72
Lot 1495:
Lot 1495
'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 to front of Parts XI-XV. Rusting to staples, minor wear, otherwise in good/ very good condition. Rarely seen in this condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1496:
Lot 1496
Don Bradman Flicker Book. No.1 'On Drive and Off Drive'. Flicker Productions Ltd, London 1930. Red wrappers. Some wear and odd nicks to spine, rusting to staple, otherwise in good condition. Sold with C.V. Grimmett Flicker Book No 1, Leg Break Delivery and Leg Break Finger Spin. Published by Flicker Productions Ltd, London c1930. Original blue wrappers. Loss to top half of front wrapper, and small loss and wear to first page. Qty 2
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £50
The first series of flicker books produced were Bradman Numbers 1-3 and Grimmett numbers 4-6. The Grimmett is a later reprint (c1930) with the same photographs on better paper with different coloured wrappers
Lot 1497:
Lot 1497
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: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1498:
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'Laws of Cricket Illustrated'. Charles Crombie. Published by Perrier, London 1907. Complete first edition with twelve colour prints and Perrier advertising page to rear. Original decorative boards. Some minor soiling and staining to boards otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £70
Lot 1499:
Lot 1499
'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: £500/800
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1500:
Lot 1500
'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: £2000/3000
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 1501:
Lot 1501
'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: £5000/7000
Hammer price: £9000
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 1502:
Lot 1502
'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: £2500/3500
Hammer price: £2900
Lot 1503:
Lot 1503
The Cricketer's Autograph Birthday Book. T. Broadbent Trowsdale ("Cover Point"). London 1906. Original pictorial cloth. Gilt to top edge. Minor scuffing and soiling to boards, otherwise in good condition with nice bright gilts to the cover and spine
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £42
Lot 1504:
Lot 1504
'Those "Ashes". The Australian Tour of 1926'. M.A. Noble. First edition, London 1927. Original green cloth, gilt title to spine. Presentation copy from the cricket author, collector and historian, A.J. Gaston, with dedication to front endpaper. Nicely signed 'Alfred J. Gaston' with Gaston's business card laid down. Foxing to pages, some wear to covers, otherwise in generally good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £28
Lot 1505:
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'English Cricket'. Neville Cardus. First edition, London 1945. Nice handwritten dedication to 'Peter & Roger Eckersley' in ink to inside front cover signed from Gubby Allen, dated 31st March 1946, with inscription, 'This is a good book but the author has once again underrated the ability of Jack Hobbs'. Slight breaking to page block, otherwise in very good condition with good dustwrapper
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £40
Lot 1506:
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'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume VI. Numbers 140-169 (27th January to 29th December 1887). Complete with title-page and contents page to front. Illustrated. Includes a loosely inserted two page supplement to the 23rd June issue. Original publishers cloth, with titles in gilt, marbled page edges. Cricket Society label to inside front cover. Some wear to boards, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £60
The magazine ran from 1882-1913
Lot 1507:
Lot 1507
'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume XIV. Numbers 380-409 (31st January to 26th December 1895). Complete with title-page and contents page to front. Illustrated. Original publishers cloth, with titles in gilt. Cricket Society label to inside front cover. Minor wear to boards, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £70
Lot 1508:
Lot 1508
'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume XV. Numbers 410-439 (30th January to 31st December 1896). Complete with title-page and contents page to front. Illustrated. Original publishers cloth, with titles in gilt. Cricket Society label to inside front cover. Breaking to page block and internal hinges. Minor wear to boards, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £70
Lot 1509:
Lot 1509
'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume XIX. Numbers 530-559 (30th January to 20th December 1900). Complete with title-page and contents page to front. Illustrated. Original publishers cloth, with titles in gilt. Cricket Society label to inside front cover. Age toning to pages, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £90
The magazine ran from 1882-1913
Lot 1510:
Lot 1510
'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume II (New Series). Numbers 31-60 (18th January to 17th December 1913). Illustrated. Complete with title-page and contents page to front. Illustrated. Original publishers cloth, with titles in gilt. Cricket Society label to inside front cover. Front internal hinge almost broken, some wear to boards, otherwise in good condition. Rare
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £150
Lot 1511:
Lot 1511
'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volumes XVI 1897, XXII 1903, XXIII 1904, XXVII 1907, XXVIII 1908, XXIX 1910, XXX 1911, and Volume I (New Series) 1912, all in original publisher's cloth. Also Volume VIII 1889 in marbled boards and Volume XVII 1898 bound in green cloth. All appear complete with title-page and contents page to front with the exception of Vol. I 1912 (new series). Cricket Society label to all volumes. Overall in poor/fair condition, all with either broken spines, pages detached, ageing to pages etc. Viewing essential, not subject to return. Qty 10.
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £280
Lot 1512:
Lot 1512
'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume XVI, numbers 440-469 (28th January to 30th December 1897). Complete with title-page and contents page to front. Illustrated. Dark green cloth with title label to front cover. Also Volume XXI, numbers 590-618 (30th January to 27th November 1902) bound in mid green cloth, gilt title to spine, original paper wrappers retained. Lacking the title-page and contents page. Sold with five rarer loose individual issues for Vol XXX, number 886 (23rd September 1911), and Vol. I (New Series 1912), nos, 1 (27th January), 2 (24th February), 24 (7th September) and 27 (28th September 1912). Minor wear to the bound editions, other odd faults, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £80
Lot 1513:
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'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume XVIII. Numbers 500-529. January 26th to December 21st 1899. Illustrated. Individual copies of the magazine, complete with original wrappers, loosely inserted in 'Easibind' album on wires, easily removed. Title and contents page to last issue in the album. Repair and some loss to the rear wrapper of No. 500, first two front wrappers almost detached, some wear to odd further wrapper otherwise in good/very good condition. So unusual to see the magazines loose, complete with original wrappers
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £60
Lot 1514:
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'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume XX. Numbers 560-589. January 31st to December 19th 1901. Illustrated. Individual copies of the magazine, complete with original wrappers, loosely inserted in 'Easibind' album on wires, easily removed. Title and contents page to last issue in the album. Odd fault to wrappers otherwise in good/very good condition. So unusual to see the magazines loose, complete with original wrappers
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £60
Lot 1515:
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'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume XXVIII. Numbers 800-829. January 28th to December 21st 1909. Illustrated. Individual copies of the magazine, complete with original wrappers, loosely inserted in 'Easibind' album on wires, easily removed. Title and contents page to last issue in the album. The rear wrapper of Number 829 cleanly detached otherwise in good/very good condition. So unusual to see the magazines loose, complete with original wrappers
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £70
Lot 1516:
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'Cricket: A Weekly Journal Devoted to the Game'. Volume 2 (New Series). Numbers 31-60. January 18th to December 13th 1913. Illustrated. Individual copies of the magazine, complete with original wrappers, loosely inserted in 'Easibind' album on wires, easily removed. Some faults to wrappers, some rusting to staples otherwise in good/very good condition. So unusual to see the magazines loose, complete with original wrappers. Rare
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: £160
The masthead again changed, and into full colour, for the 1913 issues and a member of the England team of 1912 were featured to the right hand side of the masthead. It was announced in the October issue that the paper was to cease publication and be succeeded by 'The World of Cricket' and in the December issue it was announced 'This is the last number of 'Cricket'.
Lot 1517:
Lot 1517
'The Cricket Field, An Illustrated Record & Review'. May 7th 1892 to December 8th 1894. Illustrated. Rare run of three bound volumes of the magazine, published weekly in the cricket season and monthly for October, November and December (covering the three seasons). Volumes One. May 7th - December 31st 1892. Numbers 1-24 bound in original illustrated blue boards with titles to front board and to spine paper, complete with original blue wrappers. Some wear, staining and age toning to original boards and spine paper, breaking to rear internal hinges otherwise in good/very good condition. Volume Two. January 28th - December 30th 1893. Numbers 25-52 bound in blue boards with titles in gilt to spine paper, lacking original blue wrappers. Title and index page to first issue of each album. Minor wear otherwise in good condition. Volume Three. January 27th - December 8th 1894. Numbers 53-78 bound in similar blue boards with titles in gilt to spine paper, lacking original blue wrappers. Title and index page to first issue of each album. Minor wear otherwise in good condition. Numbers Volumes Two and Three are both dedicated to 'Shrimp' (Leveson-Gower?) and dated February 1943. A scarce publication
Estimate: £300/500
Hammer price: £250
The magazine ran from May 7th 1892 to September 1895
Lot 1518:
Lot 1518
George Duckworth. Lancashire & England 1923-1938. Six titles from Duckworth's own library, each title signed either to the front cover, inside cover or endpaper. Titles are 'Test Cricket. England v Australia 1877-1929', W.P.H. Sparks, London 1930. 'The M.C.C. 1787-1937 reprinted from The Time M.C.C. number May 25, 1937', London 1937. 'England v Australia 1877-1939', E.L. Roberts, Birmingham 1939, wear to original paper wrappers. 'The Glad Season', Ray Robinson, London 1955, with signed dedication on piece laid to the front endpaper from the author to Duckworth. 'The Test Matches of 1956', E.W. Swanton, London 1956. 'Masters of Cricket from Trumper to May', J. Fingleton, London 1958. Some faults, generally in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £50
Lot 1519:
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Cricket histories, biographies, etc. Two boxes comprising a selection of titles including twelve from the library of Don Mosey, cricket commentator and journalist, each with the initials 'D.M.' to first page. Titles include 'The Noblest Game', Cardus & Arlott, London 1969, in slip case. 'Who's Who of Cricketers', Bailey, Thorn & Wynne-Thomas 1984. 'Boycott', Mosey, London 1985. 'English Cricket', Cardus 1947. 'Cricket is My Life', Hutton 1949 etc. Good dustwrappers. Sold with a selection of fourteen signed cricket histories, biographies and annuals. Titles include 'Brown and Company', J.H. Fingleton 1951, signed by Godfrey Evans. 'Defending the Ashes', Bruce Harris 1956, signed by Jim Laker. 'Sort of a Cricket Person', E.W. Swanton 1972, signed by Swanton to the frontispiece photograph. 'Cricket Statistics Year By Year 1946-1987', F. Trueman & D. Mosey 1988, signed by Trueman. 'Finally a Face. A Memoir of Reginald Wood', P. Paine 2007, limited edition no. 353/500 signed by Paine. Three biographies of Joel Garner, Mike Denness and Basil D'Oliveira, each signed by the subject. Four Yorkshire C.C.C. Annuals in cloth covers for 1995-1957 and 1961, each signed by Geoff Boycott etc. Also eight further unsigned titles including 'Cricket. A popular handbook of the game', edited by G.A. Hutchison, Religious Tract Society, London 1887, and 'Cricket (Batmanship)', C.B. Fry, London 1912 etc. Odd faults to some titles, overall in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1520:
Lot 1520
'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 'Marylebone Cricket Club. Matches for the Season with full scores and batting averages'. A good run of nineteen editions for 1900, 1903, 1904, 1907, 1915, 1916, 1920, 1922, and Marylebone Cricket Club Pavilion and Ground Regulations, List of Members &c.' for 1907 and 1933 etc. G
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £35
Lot 1521:
Lot 1521
'England v Australia. The Story of the Test Matches'. J.N. Pentelow. Arrowsmith. Bristol 1895. In generally very good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £10
Lot 1522:
Lot 1522
Large format cricket books. 'Fifty Years of Sport at Oxford, Cambridge and the Great Public Schools' Volumes I and II. Lord Desborough and A.C.M. Croome. London 1913. Both volumes leather bound with colour emblems to front covers, gilts to spine and top page edges. Annotations to various pages in both volumes, which have been tippexed out. Minor wear and foxing, otherwise in good/ very good condition. Sold with 'Cricket of To-Day and Yesterday'. Volumes I & II. Subscription Illustrated Edition. Percy Cross-Standing. London 1902. Original hardback pictorial covers. Breaking to internal hinges, some wear to covers, otherwise in good condition. Qty 4
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £25
Lot 1523:
Lot 1523
Cricket histories and biographies 1850s-1950s. Box comprising a good selection of forty cricket histories, biographies, prose etc., the majority pre-War. Titles include 'The Cricket Field: or The History and the Science of the Game of Cricket', J. Pycroft, Second Edition, London 1854. 'Cricketana', J. Pycroft, London 1865. 'Cricket', W.L. Murdoch, London 1893. 'Annals of Cricket', W.W. Read, London 1896. 'Cricket', Rev. E. Lyttelton, London 1898. 'Willow & Leather', E.V. Lucas, Bristol 1898. 'Cricket Records with a commentary', A.C. Coxhead, London 1899. 'The Book of Cricket', C.B. Fry, London 1899. 'Chats on the Cricket Field', W.A. Bettesworth, London 1910. 'Imperial Cricket', P.F. Warner, London 1912, unnumbered limited Subscribers' edition of nine hundred copies. 'Cricket', A.C. Maclaren, London 1909. 'Life and Reminiscences of Robert Abel in The Cricket Field', R. Abel, London 1910. 'A Few Overs', D.L.A. Jephson, Cambridge 1913. 'Slip Catches. A Cricket Miscellany', W. Curran Reedy, London 1948 etc. Cricket Society labels to all titles. All titles with varying degrees of faults, overall in fair condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £180
Lot 1524:
Lot 1524
Fairfield Books. Ten titles published by Fairfield Books, Bath. Six titles by Stephen Chalke, 'Runs in the Memory. County cricket in the 1950s' 1999. 'The Way It Was. Glimpses of English cricket's past' 2008. 'Micky Stewart and the Changing Face of Cricket' 2012. 'At the Heart of English Cricket. The Life and Memories of Geoffrey Howard' 2001 etc. Also 'The Appeal of the Championship. Sussex in the Summer of 1981', John Barclay 2002 (signed by Barclay). 'Born to Bowl. The Life and Times of Don Shepherd', Douglas Miller 2004. 'Life Beyond the Airing Cupboard', John Barclay 2008. 'Pavilion to Crease... and Back', Mark Wagh 2009. Eight titles are hardbacks with good dustwrappers, two softbacks. Qty 10. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £52
Lot 1525:
Lot 1525
The Ashes 1912-2014. Fifteen titles relating to Ashes series, the majority hardbacks, including four signed. 'The Return of the Ashes', Mike Brearley, 1978, signed by Brearley. 'Ashes Summer', Nasser Hussain & Steve Waugh, 1997, signed by Hussain. 'Steve Waugh Ashes Diary 2001' signed by Waugh. 'Aggers' Ashes', Jonathan Agnew 2011, signed by Agnew. Earlier unsigned titles include 'England v Australia. The Record of a Memorable Tour', P.F. Warner, London 1912 (only fair condition). 'Defending the Ashes 1932-1933', R.W.E. Wilmot, Melbourne 1933. 'John Arlott's Australian Test Journal 1954-55', London 1955. 'Australia 63', Alan Ross, London 1963. Both with good dustwrappers. Also three titles by Gideon Haigh covering the 2005, 2011 and 2013/14 Ashes series etc. Some faults to earlier titles, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £40
Lot 1526:
Lot 1526
'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: £300/500
Hammer price: £260
Lot 1527:
Lot 1527
'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: £50/80
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1528:
Lot 1528
'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: £30/40
Hammer price: £28
Lot 1529:
Lot 1529
'Hampshire County Cricket'. F.S. Ashley-Cooper. George W. May, London 1924. Original decorative cover. Some wear and ageing to cover, rusting to staples, internally in very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1530:
Lot 1530
'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: £70/100
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 1531:
Lot 1531
'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: £20/30
Hammer price: £22
Lot 1532:
Lot 1532
'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: £15/25
Hammer price: £10
Lot 1533:
Lot 1533
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: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1534:
Lot 1534
'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: £140/180
Hammer price: £170
Lot 1535:
Lot 1535
'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: £60/90
Hammer price: £160
Lot 1536:
Lot 1536 Lot 1536
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: £40/60
Hammer price: £50
Lot 1537:
Lot 1537
'The Cricketers Manual by "BAT"'. Charles Box. London 1851. Fifth edition. Original decorative cloth, gilt to page block edges. G
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £60
Lot 1538:
Lot 1538
'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: £40/60
Hammer price: £25
Lot 1539:
Lot 1539
'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: £40/60
Hammer price: £42
Lot 1540:
Lot 1540 Lot 1540
'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: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
One of the other authors of the journal, George Canning, became Prime Minister briefly in 1827
Lot 1541:
Lot 1541
'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: £25/35
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1542:
Lot 1542
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: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1543:
Lot 1543
'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: £20/30
Hammer price: £10
Lot 1544:
Lot 1544
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: £20/30
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1545:
Lot 1545 Lot 1545
'The "House" on Sport'. A collection of essays by Members of the London Stock Exchange. Compiled and edited by W.A. Morgan. London 1898 & 1899. Volumes 1 & 2 with original decorative covers. Covers a wide variety of sports including cricket. Profusely illustrated. Fading and nicks to the head of spine papers, and minor wear to boards. Internally good/very good on both volumes. Ex J.W. Goldman collection. Sold with a rarer accompanying 20pp supplement of transcripts of newspaper reviews of the publication. Age toning and rusting to staples, otherwise in good condition. Qty 3
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
Lot 1546:
Ashes cricket. Good selection of Ashes books. Mainly 1950/70's. In two boxes Qty 52
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £10
Lot 1547:
Cricket tours. Good selection of tour books from the 1920's to 1990's. Some faults generally good. In two boxes. Qty 55
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £70
Lot 1548:
Cricket histories. Good selection of cricket histories, includes 'History of Kent Cricket' Edited by Lord Harris. London 1907, History of the Oxford University C.C. G. Bolton. Oxford 1962 etc. Sold with a box of general cricket books. In two boxes. Odd faults, generally good. Qty 45
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
Lot 1549:
Australian cricket. Good selection of books including Pollard, Harte, Perry etc. Sold with a box of general cricket books. In two boxes. Odd faults, generally good. Qty 40
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £10
Lot 1550:
Cricket biographies/autobiographies. Good selection of books including Ferguson, Farnes, Fender, Tennyson, Vaughan, Aubrey-Smith, Root, Tate, Travers, Walcott etc. Odd faults, generally good. Qty 50. In two boxes.
Estimate: £30/50
Withdrawn
Hammer price: withdrawn
Lot 1551:
Cricket biographies/autobiographies. Good selection of books including Sobers, Mynn, Grace, Freeman, Woods, Dexter, Holding, Allen, B. Sutcliffe etc. Odd faults, generally good. Sold with a box of general cricket books. Qty 78. In three boxes.
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
Lot 1552:
Cricket biographies/autobiographies. Good selection of books including Wasim, Waqar, Woolmer, Jardine, Constantine, Wyatt, Dollery, Worrell, Lara, Jessop, Merv Hughes, Cook etc. Odd signed edition. Odd faults, generally good. Qty 50. In two boxes.
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £70
Lot 1553:
No lot
Withdrawn
Hammer price: withdrawn

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