Cricket Books

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'Bill Edrich. A Biography'. Alan Hill. London 1994. Foreword by Denis Compton. Limited edition bound in full leather, gilt to top edge, in slip case. Limited edition of 150 copies, signed by the author and Compton, this being number 137. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £30
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'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 268/300. New, unopened
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £12
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'The Bradman Albums. Selections from Sir Donald Bradman's official collection'. Don Bradman. Volume 1. 1925-1934, Volume 2. 1935-1949. Chatswood (N.S.W.); Rigby, 1987. 800pp. Deluxe Limited Edition of 500 copies, Volume 1 signed to limitation page by Sir Donald Bradman, this being copy number 422. In two volumes, handsomely bound in full calf and housed in a green slip case decorated with the 1928/29 and 1948 Australian Test blazer pocket badges (being the first and last series in which Bradman played), specially woven for this production. The two volumes give a detailed and profusely illustrated account of Bradman's great career. Valuable for its liberal use of contemporary accounts from newspapers, not easily sourced otherwise. This limited edition sold out quickly on publication and only 40 copies were sold in the UK. A scarce item. Minor wear to the slip case otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £300/500
Hammer price: £360
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'Britcher's Scores 1790-1805'. A boxed set of the fifteen issues in facsimile, with a commentary by David Rayvern Allen. Christopher Saunders, Newnham on Severn 2003. Published in a limited edition of 212, each set signed by Sir Tim Rice, President of M.C.C., this copy being number 82. Before Britcher, scores were notched on sticks of wood. He was among the first to put them down on paper and between 1790 and 1803 he produced an annual pamphlet listing the principal scores of the year, not just in London but around the country. The scores for 1804 and 1805 were collected into one pamphlet and published by Stanhope and Graham in 1806. The originals are very rare. This set reproduces all 15 pamphlets in exact facsimile, and they are accompanied by a lengthy commentary, specially written by David Rayvern Allen. Each set is housed in a quarter leather book box with slipcase. Good/very good condition
Estimate: £180/250
Hammer price: £150
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'Wisden Cricketers of the Year'. Simon Wilde. London 2013. Green leatherbound limited edition in slipcase, this being number 39 of 150 copies produced. Gilt titles to front cover and spine, gilt to page edges. Signed in ink by the ten listed players of the year, David Gower, Mike Brearley, Brian Close, Derek Underwood, Bob Willis, Ted Dexter, Dennis Amiss, Graham Gooch, Claire Taylor and Andrew Strauss. Very good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £85
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'A Bibliography of Cricket'. E.W. Padwick. London 1977. First Edition with dustwrapper. Only 750 copies were printed. Signed in ink to the front endpaper by Tim Padwick with dedication. Sold with the second edition published in 1984, and Volume II published 1991, both with good dustwrappers and both with bookplate and handwritten ownership name of Christopher Martin-Jenkins. The second edition also signed to the title page by the compilers, Stephen Ely and Peter Griffiths. Good condition. Qty. 3
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £145
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Gloucestershire cricket. 'The Graces (E.M., W.G. & G.F.)'. A.G. Powell and S. Canynge Capel, 1948. Limited edition no. 401/1000. Original blue cloth. Also 'Well, Well, Wells!'. B.D. 'Bomber' Wells. Nottingham 1981. Limited edition 228/500 signed by Wells. Good copy with good dust wrapper. Qty. 2
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £25
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'Alletson's Innings'. John Arlott. First edition London 1957. Original green cloth, limited edition number 106 of 200 produced, signed by Arlott. Light foxing to endpapers and page edges, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £42
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'Cricket in Isolation. The politics of race and cricket in South Africa'. Edited by Andre Odendaal. Cape Town 1977. Dustwrapper. Limited edition of 1000 copies, this being number 946, signed by the author. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £45
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'The History of I Zingari'. R.L. Arrowsmith and B.J.W. Hill. London 1982. Bound in blue leather with gilt title to front cover and spine, in slip case. Limited edition of 100 copies of which this is number one. Signed 'Home' (Lord Home of the Hirsel) who wrote the forward. Slight fading to the spine, otherwise in very good condition. Sold with a standard hardback edition with very good dustwrapper. Qty. 2. VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £100
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'Farewell to Cricket'. Don Bradman. Theodore Brun Ltd. London 1950. Limited de luxe edition number of 500 copies, produced in green morocco binding with gilt motif of Bradman to front board and titles in gilt to spine, this being number 101. Gilt to top edge. Signed to limitation page by Bradman. VG. Rare
Estimate: £140/180
Hammer price: £190
Five hundred copies of the book were printed and the first 150 copies were autographed and were available to members of The Collectors Book Club only
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'The Lord's Taverners Fifty Greatest'. The fifty greatest post war cricketers. Selected by Trevor Bailey, Richie Benaud, Colin Cowdrey and Jim Laker. London 1983. Leather bound de luxe limited edition with gilt lettering. Edges gilt. In slip case. Limited edition no. 102/500 copies. Signed by the four Selectors, Bailey, Benaud, Cowdrey and Laker and the four contributors Mike Francis, Ivan Rose, Rodger Towers and Ron Wootton. Sold with a standard edition hardback with dustwrapper. Qty. 2. VG
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £65
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'Hampshire County Cricket Club 1863-1963'. Limited edition booklet produced for the The Centenary Match, Hampshire v M.C.C., Southampton, 11th-13th September 1963. The booklet includes articles by H.S. Altham, 'The Centenary Match', signed by Altham, and 'Such men as we are...' by John Arlott. The publication was limited to 1550 copies, of which the first fifty copies, this being number three, included the four aquatints by Kenneth New, hand printed on handmade paper and signed by the artist. Together with this is a unique set of the four aquatints hand coloured by the artist, and a copy of the standard issue of the booklet. Also an original menu for the dinner to 'Celebrate the Centenary of the Club' held at The Polygon Hotel, Southampton, 11th September 1963. All items are tipped in to blue cloth and quarter calf with gilt title to spine. To the rear endpaper is a pencil inscription, 'E.K. Brown, 7.12.84. John Arlott collection. John Arlott specially commissioned Kenneth New to hand colour the aquatints bound in'. A unique book in very good condition
Estimate: £1500/2500
Hammer price: unsold
The subjects of the aquatints are The Bat and Ball Inn, Broadhalfpenny Down, The Antelope Inn, the Hambledon Cricket Memorial, and The Hampshire County Cricket Ground, Southampton
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Kent C.C.C. Two limited edition signed hardbacks with good dustwrappers. 'Early Memories of Frank Woolley', Martha Wilson Woolley, Ashurst 1976, no. 809/100. Signed by Woolley. 'Kent- The Glorious Years', Dennis Fowle, London 1979, no. 432/1000. Signed by Alan Ealham. Also 'The Tenth Wicket Record', Peter Barnsley, West Hagley 1987, signed by the author. Qty. 3. VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £15
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'Trent Bridge. A History of the Ground to Commemorate the 150th Anniversary (1838-1988)'. P. Wynne Thomas. Nottingham 1987. First edition. Original green leather in slip case. Gilt page edges. Gilt emblems to front, titles to spine. Signed by the author to title page. Limited edition no. 153/600.. 'Cricket's Great Characters'. Gordon Ross 1977. Limited edition no. 123/300, signed by the author. 'The Art of Nicholas Felix'. Gerald Brodribb. London 1985. Limited edition 24/220, signed by the author. Qty. 3. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £70
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'Memorable Cricket Matches'. Sir Geoffrey Tomkinson. Kidderminster 1958. Limited edition no. 433/500, signed by the author. Original green cloth in plain green wrapper. Presentation copy with dedication to Rev W.R. Chignell, President of Worcestershire C.C.C. 1955-1958, initialled and dated by the author in 1959. Damp staining to cover and spine, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £32
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Australia. Four limited editions. 'The Golden Age of Cricket', Robert Trumble, Melbourne 1968. Hardback with very good dustwrapper. Limited edition no. 724/1000. 'Warwick Armstrong', Radcliffe Grace, Victoria 1975, no. 259/350. 'The Fight for the Ashes 1982-83', Chris Harte, Adelaide 1983, no. 113/400. All three titles signed by the author. Also 'Cricket's Imperial Crisis of 1932/33', Brian Stoddart, Canberra 1983, no. 175/200. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £45
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Don Bradman. 'Pageant of Cricket'. D.Frith. London 1987. Foreword by Don Bradman. De-luxe leather bound limited edition of two hundred numbered copies, this being number 133, signed by Don Bradman and the author Frith. Bound in full red leather, all edges gilt and preserved in slip case. Wear to the slip case, the book in very good condition
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £170
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'Messrs Bat and Ball'. Norman Gale. Rugby 1930. First edition limited to only 250 copies. Presentation copy from the author signed, 'To Percy Buck from Norman Gale' to half title page. Padwick 6457. Original front and rear dustwrapper, lacking spine. The book in very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £32
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'Somerset County Cricket Club. Players, Photographs and Statistics 1891-2002'. Eddie Lawrence 2002. Limited edition 482 of 500 copies produced, signed by the author. Small tear to rear of dustwrapper, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £30
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'Frith's Encounters. Personal Insights and Friendships from Rhodes to Roebuck'. David Frith. Hove 2014. Unnumbered de-luxe limited edition of only thirty copies. Signed by the author. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £60
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'Cricketers and The Law'. J.W. Goldman. Privately printed 1958. Limited edition of 350 copies, this being no. 27, signed by the author. Original hardback with dustwrapper. Previously sold in the Hal Cohen auction of January 1995, this was Cohen's copy. Minor soiling to dustwrapper, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £75
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'The Immortals'. The Book of New Zealand Test Players'. Paul Verdon. Auckland 2006. Limited edition number 435 of 665 copies, signed by the author and by 'every living former and present Test player able to complete the exercise'. One hundred and seventy signatures to dedicated decade pages. Signatures include W. Hadlee, Kerr, Tindall, Rabone, Reid, Snedden, Alabaster, Blair, Dempster, MacGibbon, Meale, Cameron, Congdon, D. Hadlee, Howarth, Pollard, G. Turner, Vivian, L.Cairns, Chatfield, Edgar, R. Hadlee, Parker, J. Wright, C. Cairns, Greatbatch, M. Crowe, Morrison, Rutherford, Astle, Fleming, Larsen, Nash, Parore, Spearman, Vettori, Oram etc. In slip case. VG
Estimate: £130/160
Hammer price: £200
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'Readers' Guide to Hampshire Cricket'. Desmond Eagar. Privately published 1964. Green boards with gilt titles to front. 12pp. Padwick 17. Limited edition of only twenty five copies, this being number 15. Signed to the title page by Desmond Eagar and also by his son, Patrick Eagar. Rare. Very good condition. Sold with 'The History of a Hundred Centuries', W.G. Grace, London 1895. Original paper wrappers. Insect damage and loss to rear pages and wrapper. Qty. 2
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £120
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'Early Cricket'. H. P.-T., Nottingham 1923. 'Warwick Armstrong', Radcliffe Grace, Victoria, Australia 1975. Limited edition no. 148/350, signed by the author. Sold with five Day & Mason Cricket Annuals for 1949-1953. 'The Noblest Game' Arlott & Cardus, 1969, first edition with dustwrapper in slip case etc. Qty. 9. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £25
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'The Chronicle of W.G.'. J.R. Webber. Nottingham 1998. Original stiffened wrappers. Limited edition subscribers edition of 440 copies, this being no. 235 in slip case. Signed by Webber and the Grand Daughter and Great Nephew of W.G. Grace. 'Captain of the Crowd. Albert Craig, Cricket and Football Rhymester 1849-1909', Tony Laughton, Childrey 2008. Dustwrapper. 'Surrey Cricket. A Guide for Readers', John Per and Michael Pearce, Newnham on Severn 2014. Sold with a small selection of autographed ephemera, signatures include Jack Fingleton, Jim Swanton, Freddie Brown, H.D.G. Leveson Gower, Cyril Washbrook etc. G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £35
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'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: £300/400
Hammer price: £270
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
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'The Jubilee Book of Cricket'. K.S. Ranjitsinhji. Edinburgh 1897. Original blue cloth with gilt title to spine. Excellent signature in ink, 'K.S. Ranjitsinhji', laid down to front endpaper. Minor wear to spine, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £42
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'Sticky Wickets'. Lionel Lord Tennyson. London 1950. Original green cloth with gilt title to spine. Presentation copy with dedication to front endpaper, 'To Douglas Ross, With all best wishes from Lionel Tennyson "The author". May 31st 1950'. G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £35
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'Chats on the Cricket Field'. W.A. Bettseworth. London 1910. Original green cloth with gilt title to front cover and spine. Signed presentation copy with dedication to page facing the title page, 'To C.I. Thornton [Kent & Middlesex 1867-1885] with W.A. Bettesworth's compliments and many thanks'. Hand written annotation in ink to front endpaper, 'The property of C.I. Thornton', also to the page margins, apparently in Thornton's hand, on pp 85, 86, 131, 145, 160, 350 and 356, those on pp 86 and 160 initialled 'CIT'. Small nicks to the spine paper, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £42
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'The Art of Cricket'. Don Bradman. London 1958. Signed by Bradman to publisher's label laid to front endpaper. Sold with a selection of seven Bradman biographies and autobiographies. Authors are Bradman, E.W. Docker, J.H. Fingleton, A.G. Moyes, Irving Rosenwater and Bill O'Reilly. Some faults, overall in good condition. Qty. 8
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £55
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Walter Hammond. Two hardback titles by Hammond with dustwrappers, each signed by the author. 'Cricket My Destiny', London 1948, and 'Cricketers' School', London 1950, wear and tears to dustwrapper. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £85
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Indian cricket. 'CCI & The Brabourne Stadium 1937-1987', Vasant Raiji and Anandji Dossa, Bombay 1987, signed by both authors. Hardback with very good dustwrapper. Also two softbacks, 'Vijay Merchant', Vasant Naik, Bombay 1984, signed by the author and subject, and 'Cricket Cavalcade. Studies of Great Batsmen', Mahiyar Morawalla, Bombay 1976, signed by the author. Qty. 3. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £38
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'Cricket Drill and Training'. 'A. O. D.' (Augustine O'Downey). London 1904. Original decorative orange cloth covers. Presentation copy with dedication in ink to inside front cover, 'With the author's compliments... Photos by the author, Augustine O'Downey'. Minor soiling to covers, otherwise in very good condition. Rare in this signed form
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £50
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'Gone to the Cricket'. John Arlott. London 1948. Original hardback with dustwrapper. Signed in ink by the author to a label laid down to the page facing title page. Signed to the title page by seven members of the 1948 England Ashes team, Norman Yardley, Godfrey Evans, Bill Edrich, Alec Bedser, Len Hutton, Cyril Washbrook and Ken Cranston. Also signed to one inside photo plate by Alec and Eric Bedser. Faults to the dustwrapper which is in protective cellophane wrapper. Slight breaking to page block, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £40
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'Bowling'. M.S. Nichols. Blackie's Sports Series, London 1937. Signed to front endpaper, 'M.S. Nichols. Essex & England XIs'. Original hardback with dustwrapper. Small tears, loss and stain to dustwrapper, the book in good/ very condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £18
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'My Reminiscences'. S.M.J. Woods. London 1925. Signed to the front endpaper in ink, 'Sam Woods', also by J.C.W. MacBryan (Somerset, Cambridge University & England 1911-1931). Original blue cloth covers. Slipped in is a three page handwritten letter from a reader who, when in his youth, had met Woods in a pub, and in later years in another pub where the landlady describes him as, '[he] used to be a terror round here', but Woods now appearing 'ill & also rather unkempt... it made me feel sad'. Wear and ageing to covers, internally in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £90
Samuel Moses James 'Sammy' Woods (Cambridge University, Somerset, Australia & England 1888-1910) played in three Tests for Australia in 1888, and three for England on the 1895/96 tour to Australia
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'Winchester College Public School Cricket Matches'. Edited by C.E.S. Mason. Winchester 1891. Original blue cloth with gilt emblem and title to front cover. Presentation copy with dedication in ink to front endpaper, 'With the Editor's compliments 29th June 1891'. Bookplate for M.C.C. library to inside front cover. Slight dulling to gilt and minor wear to covers, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £30
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'Flannelled Foolishness'. E.R.T. Holmes. London 1957. Signed to the title page by Holmes. Original hardback with good dustwrapper. VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £30
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'Jack Hobbs'. Ronald Mason. London 1960. Presentation copy from the author with dedication in ink to front endpaper, 'To Sir Jack Hobbs, in considerable trepidation, Ronald Mason, Nov. 1960 (Errors & omissions regretted)'. Tape repairs to dustwrapper, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £50
Jack Hobbs died in 1963
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'Behind the Wicket. My Cricketing Reminiscences', W.A. 'Bert' Oldfield. London 1938. Original green cloth with gilt title to spine. Presentation copy with nice handwritten dedication in ink to front endpaper, 'To Dr. John Robert Lee with sincere appreciation from Bert Oldfield, London July 1938'. Staining and ageing to covers, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £32
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Alan Alexander Milne. 'For the Luncheon Interval' A.A. Milne. London 1925. First edition. Original green wrappers, bound in green boards, with gilt titles to spine. The book signed in ink to title page by Milne, being a presentation copy to John Arlott. A handwritten letter from Milne to Arlott accompanies the book. The letter headed 'Cotchford Farm, Hartfield, Sussex' reads 'Dear Mr Arlott, Here for are. I am looking forward madly to the summer, of which you are now an established part. By the way, you may be interested to hear that when "An Average Man" {a cricket poem within the book] first appeared in Punch, I had a most flattering letter of appreciation from A.G. Steel. [Lancashire & England 1877-1893] but nothing alas! from Fuller Pilch'. Signed, 'yours sincerely A.A. Milne. The letter is undated, but probably dates from the late 1940's or early 1950's. Arlott began commentating on cricket in 1946 and Milne died in 1956. Some soiling and age toning to the wrappers of the book, minor foxing and staining internally, the letter in good condition. Rare to see a letter from Milne with cricket content
Estimate: £400/600
Hammer price: £1200
Alan Alexander Milne (1882-1956) was an English author, best known for his books about the teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh and for various poems. After graduating from Cambridge University in 1903, A. A. Milne contributed humorous verse and whimsical essays to Punch, joining the staff in 1906 and becoming an assistant editor. Milne was a noted writer, primarily as a playwright, before the huge success of Pooh overshadowed all his previous work. Milne served in both World Wars, joining the British Army in World War I, and was a captain of the British Home Guard in World War II. Considered a talented cricket fielder, Milne played for two amateur teams that were largely composed of British writers: the Allahakbarries and the Authors XI. His team mates included fellow writers, J. M. Barrie, Arthur Conan Doyle and P. G. Wodehouse
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'A Yankee looks at Cricket'. As told to Gerald Brodribb by Henry Sayen. London 1956. Hardback with very good dustwrapper. Presentation copy to Douglas Jardine, signed and inscribed by Sayen 'D.R. Jardine. I consider him England's greatest Captain. A team of Jardines would be invincible. Henry Sayen, Princeton N.J.'. VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £120
Henry Sayen was an American cricketer who played for The Gentlemen of England, The Gentlemen of Philadelphia, Merion and Belmont 1900-1910
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'Cricket Humour. Stories & Sketches by Arthur Mailey'. The Market Printery, Sydney 1956. Colourful pictorial wrappers. Presentation copy with dedication to first page, 'To my old friend "Tubby" with best wishes, Arthur Mailey'. Small split to spine otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £70
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'Cricket'. Trevor Bailey. London 1956. Original hardback with good dustwrapper. Signed in ink to the front endpaper by thirteen members of the M.C.C. touring party to South Africa 1956/57. Signatures are May (Captain), Bailey, Richardson, Compton, Wardle, Statham, Oakman, Lock, Insole, Evans, Brown (Manager), Duckworth (baggage) and Dalton (physio). VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £35
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'Cricket Musketeer'. Freddie Brown. London 1954. Original hardback with dustwrapper. Signed in ink to the front endpaper by twelve members of the 1954 Northamptonshire team. Signatures include Brookes, Barrick, Broderick, Livingston, Tribe, Andrew, Greasley, Webster, Reynolds, Arnold etc. Tape repairs to dustwrapper. The book in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £28
Brown retired from first-class cricket in 1953
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'The Heart of Cricket. A Memoir of H.S. Altham'. Edited by Hubert Doggart. London 1967. Original hardback with very good dustwrapper. Presentation copy with handwritten dedication in ink to front endpaper, 'Eric North, to recall a lunch at Park Wall, Bruton, and echoes both of "our beautiful difficult summer game" and the friendship it evokes. Hubert Doggart. 9th May 1973'. Also nicely signed in ink to the title page by Doggart and six of the contributors, Alec Douglas-Home, Jim Swanton, George Cox, Hubert Ashton, Desmond Eagar and Edward Cooper. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £55
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'Life Worth Living. Some Phases of an Englishman'. C.B. Fry. Third impression, London 1941. Original hardback in blue cloth with title to spine. This was Percy Chapman's copy with his signature 'A.P.F. Chapman' in ink to the front endpaper, dated June 1944, and also by Fry with a stylised caricature of a horse below, drawn by Fry. Slight breaking to internal hinges, some fading to spine paper, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £65
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'Warwickshire County Cricket Club. A History'. G.W. Egdell and M.F.K. Fraser. Birmingham 1946. Original hardback in blue cloth with title to spine. Presentation copy with dedication in ink to inside front cover, 'To T.A. Higson Esq., with compliments and best wishes from Harold Thwaite'. Thwaite was President of the Club and wrote the foreword. Minor staining and light wear to covers, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £30
Thomas Higson played first-class cricket 1892-1923 for Oxford University, Derbyshire and Lancashire. For many year he served on the Lancashire committee and as Chairman
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'The Book of the Two Maurices'. M.C.C. Team Australasia 1929/30'. Maurice Turnbull & Maurice Allom. London 1930. Original blue cloth with gilt title to spine. Signed in ink to front end paper by both Maurices. Slipped in is an original mono candid photograph of 'Little Maurice' (Turnbull), three quarter length wearing M.C.C. blazer. 3.25"x4.25". Bookplate photograph partly detached, foxing to endpapers and page edges, slight creasing to spine, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £65
Allom was around 6' 6' tall and Turnbull was short, hence the nickname 'Little Maurice'
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Signed presentation books. Five original hardbacks with dustwrappers, each signed with dedication by the author. 'Overthrows', E.H.D. Sewell, London 1946. 'The Game of Cricket', Sir Norman Birkett, London 1955. 'The Valiant Stumper. A History of Wicket-keeping', G.D. Martineau, London 1957. 'Cricket, Lovely Cricket', Frank Lee, London 1960. 'The Springboks at Cricket. England v South Africa 1888-1960', S. Canynge Caple, Worcester 1960. Odd faults to dustwrappers, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £38
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R.C. Robertson-Glasgow. 'Crusoe'. Two presentation copies, both titles with dustwrappers. 'The Art of Coarse Cricket', Spike Hughes, London 1954. Nice handwritten dedication to 'Dear Crusoe' from 'The Author 1954'. Slipped in are two publishers' compliment slips for the accompanying copy sent to Robertson-Glasgow for review. 'Corinthians and Cricketers', Edward Grayson, London 1955. Signed by the author with handwritten dedication to Robertson-Glasgow and dated December 1955, with a signed compliment slip from the author. Odd faults to the dustwrappers, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
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Crawford White, journalist and cricket writer. Two presentation copies, both titles with dustwrappers. 'Cricket Crisis', Jack Fingleton, London 1947. Signed dedication in ink from the author to White, dated 27th June 1948. 'The Kangaroo Conquerors. The West Indies v Australia 1955', Pat Landsberg, London 1955. Dedication signed 'Pat L' Sept. 1955'. Some faults to dustwrappers, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
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'Talks with Old Yorkshire Cricketers by Old Ebor'. A.W. Pullin. 2nd edition. Leeds 1898. Original pictorial hard board covers in protective paper wrapper. Presentation copy 'To my Dear Friend John S. Haydon from Ted Peate. Nov 28/ [18]98'. Press cutting of Charles Absolon 'Ninety Not Out [1907]' laid down to inside rear cover. Breaking to front internal hinge, some wear and ageing to boards, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £220
Edmund 'Ted' Peate, Yorkshire & England 1879-1887, played nine Tests for England between 1881 and 1886
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Australian autobiographies/biographies. Good selection including nine signed editions. Signed books include 'It is'nt Cricket'. Sidney Barnes 1953, 'Ins & Outs'. Norman O'Neill 1964, 'Cricket Crossfire', Keith Miller 1956, 'Way of Cricket'. Richie Benaud 1961, 'Spin Out' Ashley Mallett 1977, 'looking for Runs' Doug Walters 1971, 'Back to the Mark'. Dennis Lillee 1974 etc. Unsigned editions include C. Macartney, Harvey, Davidson, Meckiff, Lindwall, Grout, Yallop, McCool etc. The majority with dustwrappers. Qty. 33. Good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £80
Lot 1169:
Lot 1169
Signed autobiographies/biographies. Good and varied selection including Sheppard, Allen, Heyhoe Flint, Wooller, Alley, Bailey, Pocock, P. Walker, Dodds, Dexter, A. Jones, Illingworth, Gower etc. The majority with dustwrappers. Qty. 32. Good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £90
Lot 1170:
Lot 1170
Signed autobiographies/biographies with good Surrey and Kent cricket interest. Good and varied selection including Cowdrey, Denness, Underwood, Knott, Evans, Ames, May, Barrington, Gover, Edrich, Laker, Bedser, 'Basher' Hassan, Graveney, Willis, Parks, Ingleby-Mackenzie etc. The majority with dustwrappers. Qty. 38. Good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £110
Lot 1171:
Signed cricket books. Good selection of books, each signed by their author. Authors include Ray Robinson, Rex Alston, Don Mosey, Brian Johnston, Michael Parkinson, 'Rodney', John Shawcroft, Peter Walker, Denzil Batchelor, D.K. Darling, Gerald Brodribb, Mihir Bose, Patrick Eagar etc. Good condition. Qty. 43
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £70
Lot 1172:
Lot 1172
Yorkshire. Box comprising a good selection of forty one biographies and Yorkshire histories of which twenty one are signed. Signed copies are 'For England and Yorkshire', Herbert Sutcliffe 1935, 'Express Deliveries', Bill Bowes 1949, 'Cricket Campaigns', Norman Yardley 1950, 'Just My Story', Len Hutton 1956, 'The Freddie Trueman Story', Fred Trueman 1965, 'Close on Cricket', Brian Close 1966, 'I Don't Bruise Easily', Brian Close 1978, 'My Most Memorable Matches', Fred Trueman 1982, 'The Tempestuous Years 1979-83', Ray Illingworth 1987 etc. G
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £100
Lot 1173:
Lot 1173
Yorkshire. Box comprising a good selection of forty biographies and autobiographies of which twenty one are signed by the author/ subject. Signed copies are 'How to Become a First Class Batsman', Herbert Sutcliffe 1949, 'Cricket is My Life', Len Hutton 1951, 'Happy Go Johnny', Johnny Wardle 1957, 'Close to Cricket', Brian Close 1968, 'Ball of Fire', Fred Trueman 1976, 'Family Argument', John Hampshire 1983 etc. Odd faults to dustwrappers, overall in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £100
Lot 1174:
Lot 1174
South Africa and New Zealand signed autobiographies and histories. Nine hardbacks with dustwrappers, each signed by the subject/ author. Titles are 'Cricketers of the Veld', Louis Duffus, London 1947. 'Cricket in the Blood', Dudley Nourse, London 1950. 'The Springbok Story from the inside', Eric Litchfield, Cape Town 1960, signed in 1961. 'Pitch and Toss', Roy McLean, London 1957, signed in 1966. 'Cricket Buccaneer', Mike Proctor, Cape Town 1974. 'My Way', Glenn Turner, Auckland 1975. 'The Barry Richards Story', Barry Richards, London 1978. 'Hadlee', Richard Hadlee, London 1981. 'At the Double', Richard Hadlee, London 1985. Odd minor faults to some dustwrappers, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £55
Lot 1175:
Lot 1175
West Indies biographies and autobiographies. Seventeen titles, of which seven are signed by the subject/ author. The majority hardbacks with dustwrappers. Signed titles are 'Cricket in the Sun', Learie Constantine, London 1946. 'Island Cricketers', Clyde Walcott, London 1958. 'Blasting for Runs', Rohan Kanhai, London 1966. 'Playing to Win', Conrad Hunte, Bombay 1971. 'Sir Garry. A Biography', Trevor Bailey, London 1976, signed by Bailey. 'Caribbean Cricketers from the Pioneers to Packer', Clayton Goodwin, London 1980. 'Living for Cricket', Clive Lloyd, London 1980. Subjects of unsigned titles include Stollmeyer, Gilchrist, R. Marshall, W. Hall, Griffiths, Richards etc. Odd faults to some dustwrappers, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £65
Lot 1176:
Lot 1176
Nico Craven. Two hardbacks and three in paper wrappers dating from 1975 to 1993, all signed by the author, Nico Craven. Hardback titles, both with dustwrappers, are 'Best Out Of Five', 1975 and 'Best of Both Worlds' 1976. Others are 'Summer and Sunshine' 1985, 'One Good Season Deserved Another' 1987, and 'May to September' 1993. Qty. 5. G/VG
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £20
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Neville Cardus. Sixteen titles including two very nicely signed by Cardus with dustwrappers. Signed titles are 'The Summer Game', London 1930 (some tears and small loss to dustwrapper) and 'Autobiography', London 1947. Unsigned titles with dustwrappers are 'English Cricket' 1947, 'Cricket' 1949, 'Good Days' 1949, 'Australian Summer' 1949, 'Second Innings' 1950, and 'Close of Play' 1956. Good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £65
Lot 1178:
Lot 1178
E.W. 'Jim' Swanton and H.S. Altham. Four hardbacks with dustwrappers. Titles are 'A History of Cricket', Altham and Swanton, third edition, London 1947, signed to the front endpaper by Altham in pencil in 1949, and in ink by Swanton in 1967. 'Cricket and the Clock', Swanton, London 1952 signed by Swanton. Sold with 'A History of Cricket' Volume I by Altham and Volume II by Swanton. Some wear and tear to dustwrapper, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £20
Lot 1179:
Lot 1179
R.C. Robertson-Glasgow. Seven titles, six with dustwrappers, three signed by the author. Signed titles are 'The Brighter Side of Life', London 1933, signed twice, '46 Not Out', London 1948, and 'Cricket Prints. Some Batsmen and Bowlers 1920-1940', London 1948, presentation copy to cricket writer and journalist, 'Crawford White, all the best. "Crusoe"= R.C. Robertson-Glasgow, June 1948', also an unsigned copy. Other unsigned titles are 'More Cricket Prints' 1948, 'All in the Game' 1952, and 'Crusoe on Cricket' 1966. Odd faults to dustwrappers, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £65
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Lot 1180
David Frith. Nine titles by Frith, seven signed by the author, and one, 'Thommo', Australia 1980, signed by Jeff Thomson and Dennis Lilley. Titles signed by Frith are 'The Fast Men', Wokingham 1975, also the revised edition, London 1982. 'Cricket Gallery', Guildford 1976. 'The Ashes '79', Brighton 1979. 'The Slow Men', London 1984. 'Caught England, Bowled Australia', London 1997. 'Battle for the Ashes', London 2005. Also one unsigned title, 'The Golden Age of Cricket 1890-1914', Guildford 1978. All with good dustwrappers. Qty. 9. VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £35
Lot 1181:
Lot 1181
Sunil Gavaskar and Indian cricket. 'Idols', Sunil Gavaskar, Collector's edition India 1984, signed by Gavaskar. 'The Record-breaking Sunil Gavaskar', C.D. Clark, London 1980. 'Tiger's Tale', Nawab of Pataudi, London 1969. 'History of Indian Cricket', Edward Docker, India 1976. 'Ranjiv Prince of Cricketers', Alan Ross, London 1983. All titles with good dustwrappers in very good condition. Sold with 'Ranjitsinhji', Roland Wild, London 1934. Original brown cloth, gilt title to spine. Some staining to boards, otherwise in good/ very good condition. Qty. 6
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £95
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A.A. Thomson. Thirteen titles by Thomson, three signed by the author. Signed titles are 'Cricket My Pleasure', London 1953, and 'Cricket My Happiness', London 1954, both presentation copies to 'Peter Rowe' signed by Thomson, and 'Hirst and Rhodes', London 1959, signed by Thomson and Wilfred Rhodes. Other titles are 'Pavilioned in Splendour', London 1956. 'Hutton and Washbrook', London 1963. 'When I was a Lad', London 1964. 'Cricket. The Great Captains', London 1965. 'Cricket: The Wars of the Roses', London 1967. 'Cricketers of My Times', London 1967. 'The Great Cricketer. A biography of W.G. Grace', London 1968. 'Vintage Elevens', London 1969 etc. All with dustwrappers, odd faults to some. Otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £35
Lot 1183:
Lot 1183
Signed autobiographies. Eight hardbacks with dustwrappers unless stated, each signed by the author. 'Three Straight Sticks', R.E.S. Wyatt, London 1951. 'Professional Captain', H.E. (Tom) Dollery, London 1952. 'Cricket', Reg Simpson, London 1952. 'Cricket Merry-go-round', Brian Statham, London 1956, signed in 1967. 'Fast Fury', Freddie Trueman, London 1961. 'A Typhoon Called Tyson', Frank Tyson, London 1961. 'Cricket all the way', Eddie Paynter', paper wrappers, Leeds 1962. 'Talk of the Double', Fred Titmus, London 1964. Faults to some dustwrappers, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £60
Lot 1184:
Lot 1184
Sussex. Four signed titles, each signed by the author. 'Australian Challenge', A.E.R. Gilligan, London 1956. 'How I Became a Cricketer', Alan Oakman, London 1960. Presentation copy signed by the author. Both titles with good dustwrappers. 'My Cricketing Reminiscences', Maurice Tate, London 1934. 'Contrasts', poems by John Snow, London 1971. Unnumbered limited edition, signed by Snow with dedication. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £42
Lot 1185:
Lot 1185
Cricket statistics, anthologies and histories. Four boxes of cricket statistical books, bibliographies, histories and general cricket interest books, of which eighteen are signed by the author(s). Signed copies include two by David Rayvern Allen, also Bill Frindall (9), Brian Bearshaw, Trevor Bailey, Tony Greig, Ken Kelly, Benny Green, Stephen Green (2) etc. Includes a very good copy of 'A Bibliography of Cricket', E.W. Padwick, second edition with dustwrapper. The majority hardbacks with good dustwrappers. G/VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £60
Lot 1186:
Lot 1186
Australian cricket 1940s-1960s. Five titles with dustwrappers, all signed by the author, the majority presentation copies. 'The Australians in England', Roy Webber, London 1953. Signed dedication to Desmond Eagar with Eagar's bookplate to inside front cover. 'Australian Bowlers from Spofforth to Lindwall', London 1953. 'A History of Tasmanian Cricket', Roger Page, Tasmania 1957. 'Mr. Cricket. The Autobiography of W.H. Ferguson', London 1957. 'Cricket Walkabout. The Australian Aboriginal Cricketers on Tour 1967-8', D.J. Mulvaney, Melbourne 1967. Also a further signed title lacking dustwrapper, 'History of the Tests', Sydney Smith, Sydney 1946', and one signed South Africa presentation copy, 'Try and Stump Me!', Arthur Goldman, Johannesburg 1956. Faults to some dustwrappers, otherwise in good condition. Qty. 7
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1187:
Lot 1187
John Arlott. Box comprising thirty hardback titles written or edited by Arlott, the majority with good dustwrappers. Three signed by Arlott. Titles include 'Indian Summer', London 1947. 'Gone to the Test Match', London 1949. 'Gone with the Cricketers', London 1950. 'Cricket in the Counties', London 1950. 'Days at the Cricket', London 1951. 'John Arlott's Cricket Journal' vols 2-4, 1959-1961 etc. G/VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £55
Lot 1188:
Lot 1188
Jack Hobbs. Five titles by Hobbs, all original hardbacks except where stated, two signed by Hobbs. 'Recovering the Ashes', London 1912. Original stiffened decorative boards. 'My Cricket Memories', London 1924. 'Between the Wickets', London 1926. Signed to the title page by Hobbs. 'The Fight for the Ashes in 1934', London 1934. 'My Life Story', London 1935. Signed by Hobbs to the half title page and again to the bookplate photograph. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £75
Lot 1189:
Lot 1189
Pelham 'Plum' Warner. Box comprising thirteen titles written by Warner with one presented to him. Three titles are signed. 'How We Recovered the Ashes', London 1904, nicely signed in ink by Warner and Bernard Bosanquet. 'Long Innings', London 1951, limited edition no. 51/250, signed by Warner. 'The Memorial Biography of Dr. W.G. Grace', Lord Hawke, Lord Harris and Sir Home Gordon, London 1919. Presentation copy with dedication in ink to half title page, nicely signed by Home Gordon, dated 10th July 1919. Warner's signature in pencil to inside front cover. Other titles include 'Cricket in Many Climes', London 1900. 'Cricket Across the Seas', London 1903. 'My Cricketing Life', London, third edition. 'Cricket Between Two Wars, London 1946 etc. G
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £140
Lot 1190:
Lot 1190
Denis Compton. Box comprising six autobiographies, one biography and five annuals, three signed. Signed titles are 'Playing for England', London 1948, 'In Sun and Shadow', London 1952, both with dustwrappers, also 'Denis Compton's Annual' 1952. Contents also include four further Denis Compton Annuals for 1953, 1955, 1956 and 1957, the 1956 with dustwrapper, etc. Qty. 12. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £40
Lot 1191:
Cricket fiction, poetry etc. Box of good and varied books including 'Teddy Lester. Captain of Cricket'. John Finnemore 1916, 'Captain's Orders'. Frank Elias 1947, 'Malleson at Melbourne'. William Godfrey 1956, 'Well Bowled Grantley'. Michael Poole 'A Sky Blue Life'. Maurice Moiseiwitsch 1956, 'Bona-Venture and the Flashing Blade'. Gary Sobers 1967 etc. Other writers include John Moore, Hugh De Selincourt etc. Good selection, odd edition signed by the author. Qty. 42. Good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £45
Lot 1192:
County cricket club histories etc. Good selection including 'History of Leicestershire C.C.C.'. Snow 1949, 'Middlesex C.C.C. 1900-1920'. Ashley-Cooper 1921, 'Oxford v Cambridge at the Wicket'. Warner and Ashley-Cooper 1926, 'Middlesex C.C.C. 1864-1899'. Ford 1900, 'Sussex Cricket'. Gilligan 1933 (with decent dustwrapper) etc. Good condition. Qty. 34. Sold with two boxes of sixty nine general cricket books and histories. In three boxes
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
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Cricket autobiographies 1940s-1990s. Three boxes comprising a good selection of over eighty cricket biographies, the majority with dustwrappers. Subjects include Brain Statham, Jackie McGlew, Bill Edrich, Ken Barrington, John Waite, Willie Watson, Eric Hollies, Walter Hammond, Doug Insole, Graeme Pollock, Douglas Jardine, Ted Dexter, John Reid etc. Odd faults to some dustwrappers, overall in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1194:
Lot 1194
Australia and Ashes cricket books. Box comprising thirty two histories of Australian and Ashes cricket, the majority hardbacks with dustwrappers. Includes two titles by A.G. 'Johnnie' Moyes, 'A Century of Cricketers' 1950 and 'The Changing Face of Cricket' 1963. Other titles include 'Cricket with the Kangaroo', G.F. McCleary 1950, biographies of and by Keith Miller, Bodyline histories by Harold Larwood and Arthur Mailey, histories of Anglo- Australian cricket by Percy Cross Standing 1926. Other subjects include Ashes tour histories, Packer, statistical reviews etc, some large format titles. Odd faults to some dustwrappers, overall in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1195:
Lot 1195
England v Australia tour histories 1940s-1950s. Box comprising a good selection of thirty two titles, nearly all hardbacks with dustwrappers. Authors include E.M. Wellings, Rex Alston, Sidney Barnes, W.J. O'Reilly, Norman Cutler, Ian Peebles, Keith Miller, E.W. Swanton, A.E.R. Gilligan, Jack Fingleton, Bruce Harris, A.G. Moyes etc. Odd faults to some dustwrappers, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £45
Lot 1196:
Lot 1196
England v Australia tour histories 1960s-1980s. Box comprising a good selection of thirty two titles, nearly all hardbacks with dustwrappers. Authors include Charles Fortune, E.M. Wellings, R.A. Roberts, Ray Lindwall, Bill Bowes, John Clarke, Peter West, Bobby Simpson, Mike Brearley, Desmond Eagar etc. Odd minor faults to some dustwrappers, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1197:
Lot 1197
Cricket tour histories 1950s-1990s. Box comprising a good selection of thirty six titles relating to M.C.C., South Africa, West Indies, New Zealand, Australia home and away tours. The majority hardbacks with good dustwrappers. Authors include Alan Ross, E.W. Swanton, Alex Bannister, John Clarke, Bruce Harris, Richie Benaud, A.G. Moyes, Jack Cheetham. R.T. Brittenden, A.W. Mitchell etc. Includes one title signed by Charles Fortune dated 1960, and three by Christopher Martin-Jenkins. Odd minor faults to some dustwrappers, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £65
Lot 1198:
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Early cricket biographies, histories, instructional titles etc. Box of seventeen pre first World War titles including 'The Jubilee Book of Cricket', K.S. Ranjitsinhji, London 1897. 'The Walkers of Southgate', E.T. Sachs, London 1900. 'Alfred Shaw Cricketer', A.W. Pullin "Old Ebor", London 1902. 'A Cricketer's Log', Gilbert Jessop, London 1922 with signature of Jessop laid down to front endpaper. 'Cricketing Memories', Frank R. Foster, London 1930 etc. Odd faults, generally good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £90
Lot 1199:
Lot 1199
Cricket tours 1920s/1930s. Three titles by Percy Fender. 'The Turn of the Wheel. M.C.C. Team Australia 1928-1929', London 1929. 'The Tests of 1930'. The 17th Australian Team in England', London 1930. 'Kissing the Rod'. The Story of the Tests of 1934', London 1934. Sold with four titles by M.A. Noble. 'Gilligan's Men', London 1925. 'The Game's the Thing', second edition, London 1926. 'Those "Ashes". The Australian Tour of 1926', London 1927. 'The Fight for the Ashes 1928-29', London 1929. Some light fading to spines and other odd faults, otherwise in good condition. Qty. 7
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £90
Lot 1200:
Lot 1200
Pre-war histories, biographies and instructional cricket books. All titles original hardbacks unless stated. Titles include 'The Hambledon Cricket Chronicle 1772-1976', F.S. Ashley-Cooper, London 1924. Presentation copy to the cricket writer, C.F. Wood, with dedication in ink to front endpaper from G.A. Wood, dated 'July 11, [19]25 Hambledon Cricket Centenary'. 'With Bat and Ball', George Griffin, London 1898. Bound in green quarter leather, original decorative card wrappers retained. 'Talks with Old English Cricketers', A.W. Pullin 'Old Ebor', London 1900. 'Twenty-four Years of Cricket', A.A. Lilley, London 1912. 'Anti Body-line', Alan Kippax, Sydney 1933. Card covers with split and worn duswrappers. 'Tricking the Batsman', C.V. Grimmett, London 1934. Original decorative paper wrappers etc. Qty. 24 in one box. G
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £85
Lot 1201:
Lot 1201
Pre-war tour histories and instructional books. Seven original hardbacks, all with original dustwrappers. 'Cricket Highways and Byways', F.S. Ashley-Cooper, London 1927. 'The Boys' Book of Cricket', F.A.H. Henley, London 1928. 'With the 1930 Australians', Geoffrey Tebbutt, London 1930. 'The Fight for the Ashes in 1930', P.W. Warner, London 1930. 'The Fight for the Ashes 1932-3', J.B. Hobbs, London 1933. 'The Ins and Outs of Cricket', R.E.S. Wyatt, London 1936. '1937 Australian Test Tour', Bruce Harris, London 1937. Some faults to dustwrappers, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £170
Lot 1202:
Lot 1202
John [and James] Lillywhite's Cricketers' Companion 1875-1884. Three volumes each comprising three issues bound together in brown cloth as one for 1875-1877, 1878-1880 and 1881-1883, all lacking original wrappers. Also an original James Lillywhite Cricketers' Companion for 1884 in original green paper wrappers. The bound volumes tightly trimmed by the bookbinder, some wear to the paper wrappers on the 1884, overall in good condition. Qty. 4
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £60
Lot 1203:
Lot 1203
Yorkshire C.C.C. annual 1896. 4th annual issue. 136pp plus sixteen 'notes' pages as issued. Edited by J.B. Wolstinholm. J. Robertshaw, Sheffield, printer. Original maroon boards, titles to front board and spine paper with Yorkshire emblem to centre, gilt to edges. Slight age toning to title page otherwise in good/very good condition
Estimate: £300/400
Hammer price: £290
Lot 1204:
Lot 1204
Yorkshire C.C.C. annual 1898. 6th annual issue. 146pp plus fourteen 'notes' pages as issued. Edited by J.B. Wolstinholm. J. Robertshaw, Sheffield, printer. Original green boards, titles to front board and spine paper with Yorkshire emblem to centre, gilt to edges. Slight browning to title page otherwise in good/very good condition
Estimate: £130/160
Hammer price: £130
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Lot 1205
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. Slight wear to boards and dulling to gilts, internally in good/very good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1206:
Lot 1206
Yorkshire C.C.C. Annual 1900 to 1982. Near complete run of the Annual for the period as issued, lacking 1915 and 1919. There were no copies published for the war-time period 1941-1946. Breaking to internal hinges of the 1904, small loss to rear endpaper of the 1918, fading to spines of some earlier issues, otherwise in good/ very good condition. Qty. 75
Estimate: £300/500
Hammer price: £310
Lot 1207:
Lot 1207
Dealer and auction catalogues, late 1960s/1970s. Box comprising a good selection of dealer and auction catalogues. Includes a run of early J.W. McKenzie catalogues including the first edition, 'Catalogue of Cricket Literature', issued in 1972, and issue nos. 15, 19 (parts 1, 2 and 3), 23, 26, , 28, 30, 32, 35, 38, 39, 42, 46, 48-68 and 104. An E.K. 'Ted' Brown catalogue, c1970, with a selection of original typed receipts of which four are signed by Brown, and a couple of slips/ notes signed or initialled by John Arlott. Four Martin Wood catalogues for 1985-1988 including handwritten notes and receipts issued to Jack Auty. Six Ian Dyer catalogues, nos 11-16. Also a official souvenir programme for the 1986 West Indies v England Test Series signed by Garry Sobers. Brian Hardie Benefit Year 1983 advertising card signed by Hardie. Eight 'arturo '81' printed caricatures cards of Essex players, two signed by Keith Fletcher and Neil Smith. Sold with issue no. 1 of the Cricket Memorabilia Society Magazine, June 1988, and a selection of cricket magazines, programmes etc. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £50
Lot 1208:
Lot 1208
'With the M.C.C. to New Zealand'. P.R. May. London 1907. Original green boards with titles. Some wear and staining to boards to covers otherwise in generally good/very good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1209:
Lot 1209
'Cassell's Book of Sports and Pastimes' No. 1. Popular Edition, London 1896. Includes a celebration of W.G. Grace's 'Centuries in First-Class Matches 1866- May 1896'. Loss and wear to original decorative front paper wrapper, lacking rear wrapper, rusting to staples, internally in good condition
Estimate: £15/25
Hammer price: £15
Lot 1210:
Lot 1210
'The Journal of the Household Brigade for the year 1876'. Edited by I.E.A. Dolby, London 1876. Original decorative blue and red cloth boards with elaborate gilt decoration and coat of arms, gilt to page edges. Contains a chapter on cricket giving reports and full scores of matches against Gentlemen of Warwickshire, Christchurch Cardinals, Civil Service, Sevenoaks Vine and Gentlemen of Bedfordshire etc. Also a report on Windsor Garrison v I Zingari at which the Prince of Wales attended. Minor wear to covers, light foxing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £50
Lot 1211:
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'Chats on the Cricket Field'. W.A. Bettesworth. London 1910. Presentation copy to Ephraim Lockwood (Yorkshire 1868-1884) from Bettesworth with handwritten inscription to frontispiece 'To Mr. Ephraim Lockwood with W.A. Bettesworth's compliments and many thanks'. Ex Anthony Woodhouse collection. Slight breaking to page block otherwise in good/very good condition
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: £100
The book contains a collection of interviews which Bettesworth conducted for 'The Cricket Field' and 'Cricket' magazines between 1892 and 1906 and published in one volume by Bettesworth. The nineteenth interview in the book from pages 161-169 is with Lockwood
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'Cricket'. W.G. Grace. Bristol 1891. Original green cloth with gilt title to front and spine. Signed in ink by Grace to the reverse of the frontispiece which additionally has been unusually and profusely signed in ink to that page and both sides of the front endpaper. A good range of signatures of over eighty cricketers from the turn of the century to c1980, including a laid down page signed by the twelve members of the 1930 England team who played Australia at the Oval, 16th-22nd August 1930. Earlier signatures include S.F. Barnes, 'Hopper' Levett, Jack Hobbs, Les Ames, Brian Statham, Frank Woolley, Herbert Sutcliffe, C.B. Fry, George Gunn, Plum Warner, Len Hutton, Wilfred Rhodes, Herbert Strudwick, Arthur McIntyre, Gilbert Jessop, Reg Spooner, Frank Mann, Bill Bowes, Ernest Tyldesley, Cyril Washbrook, Tich Freeman, John Gunn etc. The 1930 England team signatures are Wyatt, Duleepsinhji, Peebles, Duckworth, Hobbs, Tate, Whysall, Larwood, Leyland, Hammond, Sutcliffe and Hendren. The book in poor condition, disbound with spine paper partly detached, front endpaper and seven preface pages detached, and old tape repairs. Viewing essential
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £280
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Arthur Mailey, New South Wales & Australia 1912-1930. '10 for 66 and all that'. Arthur Mailey. London 1958. Original dustwrapper. Signed to the half title page by Mailey with an excellent original self portrait caricature of Mailey in ink. Also signed in ink to the front end paper by seventeen members of the 1958/59 M.C.C. touring party to Australia. Signatures are May (Captain), Bailey, Trueman, Cowdrey, Subba Row, Evans, Graveney, Laker, Lock, Richardson, Statham, Loader, Tyson, Swetman, Brown (Manager), Eagar (Assistant Manager) and Duckworth (baggage master). Some age toning to otherwise good dustwrapper. The book in good condition
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: £190
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Modern cricket books. Box comprising twelve cricket books, three multi-signed. Signed titles are 'Champions... about bloomin' time!', G. Hardcastle and C. Ostick, 2011. Thirty six signatures including Prince, Lever, Cork, Cross, Anderson, Hogg, Sajid Mahmood, Croft, Kerrigan, Siddle etc. 'Lords of Cricket', J. Galsworthy, 2005, signed to the player portraits by eight players and a further four on loose pieces. 'Cricket Grounds from the Air', Z. Cooper and D. Lightman 2009, twenty five signatures. Also 'International Cricket. A History from 1905'. A collection of facsimile copies of newspaper reports from the Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror and Sunday Pictorial, covering Test cricket from 1905 to 2005. Nicely bound in red leather with title in gilt to front cover with inscription, 'Researched for and Presented to Arthur Parker' etc. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £40
Lot 1215:
Lot 1215
Signed cricket biographies and histories. A collection of twenty six signed titles, the majority biographies and histories etc. Signed autobiographies include Brian Statham, Fred Trueman, Alec and Eric Bedser, Ken Barrington (signature on piece laid down), Peter May, Tony Lewis, Allan Border, Ricky Ponting etc. Includes one limited edition title, 'Heads or Tails? Lancashire Captains 1865-1991', Roy Cavanagh 1992, limited edition no. 45/1000, signed by the author. Odd faults to some dustwrappers, generally in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £65
Lot 1216:
Lot 1216
Multi-signed cricket books. 'England v West Indies 1981', Peter Smith, London 1981. Seven signatures to front endpaper including Gooch, Willis, Gower, Old, Willey etc. 'From Bradman to Boycott. The Master Batsmen', Ted Dexter, London 1981. Signed by the author and to the player profile pages by Neil Harvey, Garry Sobers, Geoff Boycott, Viv Richards, Colin Cowdrey and Graeme Pollock. Also fifteen signatures to the endpapers including Basil D'Oliveira, Bob Simpson, Ray Lindwall, Roy Marshall, Phil Sharpe, David Sheppard etc. 'Island Summers. A History of Tasmanian Representative Cricket', Ric Finlay, Hobart 1992. Twenty one signatures including Boon, Ponting, Lillee, Holding, Simmons, Hampshire, Bevan, Watson etc. 'A Test of Cricket: Know the Game', Mike Atherton, London 1995. Signed by Atherton and to the front endpaper by eleven members of the 1998 Lancashire team including Watkinson, Crawley etc. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £65
Lot 1217:
Lot 1217
'The Lord's Taverners Fifty Greatest'. Heinemann-Quixote, 1983. Dustwrapper. Signed to the colour plate by eleven of the fifty cricketers featured, Viv Richards, Ray Lindwall, Wes Hall, Peter May, Arthur Morris, Denis Compton, Neil Harvey, Alec Bedser, Alan Davidson, Ted Dexter and Zaheer Abbas. A further fifteen signatures to front and rear pages including Tom Graveney, Gordon Greenidge, George Mann, Bob Willis, Bob Wyatt, Keith Fletcher, Asif Iqbal etc. Some wear to dustwrapper, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £60
Lot 1218:
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'The Lancaster Cricket Club 1841-1909'. J.J. Gilchrist. Lancaster 1910. Original green cloth with gilt title to spine. Limited edition no. 238/250. Excellent condition. Sold with 'Cricket by the Lune. The Story of Cricket in Lancaster from 1841 to 1970', T. Alderson. This appears to be a typed proof manuscript with the odd annotations in ink throughout. Signed to the title page by the author, dated 2nd February 1971, and nicely bound in green cloth. The book was eventually published in 1985. VG. Qty. 2
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £22
Lot 1219:
Lot 1219
Somerset. A selection of fourteen modern titles relating to Somerset cricket. Titles include 'Somerset Cricketers', Stephen Hill and Barry Phillips. Two hardback volumes with dustwrappers covering the periods 1919-1939 and 1946-1970, published in Wellington, Somerset, 2017 and 2018. Both volumes signed by the authors. Good dustwrappers. Also 'Somerset County Cricket Club. Players, Photographs and Statistics 1891-2002', Eddie Lawrence. Limited edition no. 163/500, and the supplement covering 1882-2007. Limited edition no. 82/500. Both volumes signed by Lawrence. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £32
Lot 1220:
Lot 1220
'Memories and Adventures'. Arthur Conan Doyle. Second edition, London 1924. Original blue cloth with gilt title to spine. Signed in ink to the title page, 'Arthur Conan Doyle'. Chapter XXIV, 'Some Recollections of Sport', includes references to his cricketing career, including taking his only first-class wicket, that of W.G. Grace, while playing for M.C.C. v London County at Crystal Palace, 23rd-25th August 1900. Grace had scored 110. Slight breaking to front internal hinge, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £460
Arthur Conan Doyle played ten first-class cricket matches, all for the M.C.C. He took only one first-class wicket, no less than that of W.G. Grace, whom he dismissed having scored 110. He also played under the pseudonym of A.C. Smith for Portsmouth F.C. in the 1890s as their first goalkeeper
Lot 1221:
Lot 1221
'A Village Match and After'. M.D. Lyon. London 1929. Presentation copy from the author to 'J.C.W. Macb [MacBryan] with love from M.D.L. July 1929' with annotated scores in the same hand below. Original blue cloth. Minor wear and fading to spine, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £20
Malcolm Douglas 'Dar' Lyon and John Crawford William 'Jack' MacBryan played together at Cambridge University and for Somerset in the 1920s and 1930s. They both appeared in the match v Surrey at The Oval, 17th-19th July 1929 in which Lyon scored 199 in Somerset's second innings
Lot 1222:
Lot 1222
Herbert Sutcliffe. Three titles written and signed by Sutcliffe. 'For England and Yorkshire', London 1935. 'Batting', London 1937. 'How to Become a First Class Batsman', Leeds 1949. All in original cloth/ boards. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £22
Lot 1223:
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South Africa. Two titles by Maurice W. Luckin. 'The History of South African Cricket. Including the full scores of all important matches since 1876'. Johannesburg 1915. Nicely signed in ink to the title page by the author. Original green cloth. Good/very good condition. Rare in this signed form. Also 'South African Cricket 1919-1927', Johannesburg 1927. Some staining to original green boards, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £90
Lot 1224:
Lot 1224
Yorkshire C.C.C. Three signed titles including 'Cricket Is My Life', Len Hutton, London 1951. Original green cloth. 'Cricket Campaigns', Norman Yardley, London 1950. Original black cloth. Both titles signed by the author to the half title page. Also 'The Official History of Yorkshire County Cricket Club', Derek Hodgson, Marlborough 1989. Signed to the title page by the author, to internal pages by eleven players, and a further fifty five signatures to front and rear end papers. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £22
Lot 1225:
Lot 1225
'If the Cap Fits'. Colin Bateman. Tony Williams Publications 1993. Hardback with good dustwrapper. Signed to the title page by the author, to player profiles by over 150 England Test cricketers, and to rear end paper by a further fourteen. Signatures of earlier players include Appleyard, Andrew, Barber, Bailey, Alec and Eric Bedser, Bolus, Carr, Dexter, Dewes, Doggart, Graveney, Higgs, Illingworth, Oakman, Padgett, Parks, Shackleton, Simpson, Subba Row, Titmus, Trueman, Tyson, Watson etc. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £75
Lot 1226:
Lot 1226
Somerset. 'Tom Cartwright. The Flame Still Burns'. Stephen Chalke. Bath 2007. Signed to the half title page by Chalke and Cartwright. 'From Sammy to Jimmy. The Official History of Somerset County Cricket Club'. Peter Roebuck. London 1991. Unsigned dedication to front endpaper. Signed to rear blank pages by fifty three former Somerset players. Both titles with good dustwrappers. Qty. 2. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £35
Lot 1227:
Lot 1227
Jim Laker. Two titles by Laker, both signed by the author. 'One Day Cricket', London 1977, and 'A Spell from Laker', London 1979. Good dustwrappers. VG
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £28
Lot 1228:
Signed autobiographies. 'I Declare', Mike Denness, 1977. 'Time to Declare', Basil D'Oliveira, 1980. 'Big Bird Flying High', Joel Garner 1988. Each signed by the subject. Good dustwrappers. Qty. 3. G/VG
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £22
Lot 1229:
Lot 1229
Signed biographies and histories. Twelve titles signed by the subject/ author unless stated, with good Yorkshire interest. Titles with dustwrappers are 'Express Deliveries', Bill Bowes 1949. Two biographies by or about Fred Trueman, both signed by Trueman, 'Ball of Fire' 1976, and 'The Test Match Career of Freddie Trueman', C.D. Clark 1980. 'We Don't Play It For Fun. A Story of Yorkshire Cricket', Don Mosey 1988. Also 'Cricket Campaigns', Norman Yardley 1950. 'Len Hutton', J.M. Kilburn 1951, signed by Hutton. 'Aussies and Ashes', Bill Bowes 1961. 'The Book of Cricket', Pelham Warner 1945, signed with dedication by D.C.F. Burton (Yorkshire 1907-1921). 'How to Become a First-Class Batsman', Herbert Sutcliffe 1949. Sold with three other signed titles by Denis Compton, Tony Lock and Trevor Bailey etc. Odd faults, overall in good condition. Qty. 13
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £42
Lot 1230:
Lot 1230
Signed biographies. Eight hardback titles with dustwrappers, each signed by the author/ subject. 'Behind the Stumps', Godfrey Evans', London 1951. 'Fast Fury', Freddie Trueman, London 1961. 'M.C.C. The Autobiography of a Cricketer', Colin Cowdrey, London 1976. Other subjects are Ray Illingworth, Harold Rhodes, Garry Sobers, and Alf Gover. Also coaching books, 'The Young Cricketer's Companion', Learie Constantine, London 1964, and 'M.C.C. Masterclass', Tony Lewis 1994. Eight signatures including Lewis, Boycott, Illingworth, Benaud, Gower, Brearley etc. Two editions of the Wisden Anthology, 1940-1963 and 1963-1982, both signed by the editor, Benny Green. Sold with an autograph sheet for England v West Indies, Lord's 1976 fully signed by the England team, a mixed collection of engravings, modern reproductions, miniature bats etc. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £45
Lot 1231:
Lot 1231
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: £50/70
Hammer price: £70
Lot 1232:
Lot 1232
'I.T. Botham. A Few Highlights'. Irving Rosenwater. Privately printed for the author in London, September 1993. Limited edition number 25 of only twenty five numbered copies produced, signed by the author. None were available for sale. VG. Rare
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £320
Lot 1233:
Lot 1233
'Douglas Robert Jardine. Gentleman and Player'. Irving Rosenwater. Privately printed for the author in London, April 1993. Limited edition number 24 of only fifty numbered copies produced, signed by the author. None were available for sale. VG. Rare
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £200
Lot 1234:
Lot 1234
'J.M. Kilburn. An Appreciation'. Irving Rosenwater. Privately printed for the author in London, November 1993. Limited edition number 16 of only twenty numbered copies produced, signed by the author. None were available for sale. Excellent condition. Rare
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £300
Lot 1235:
Lot 1235
'A.C. MacLaren- Justice Denied?. A look at Ponsford's 429'. Irving Rosenwater. Printed for private circulation in London, January 1996. Limited edition number 21 of fifty numbered copies produced, signed by the author. Excellent condition
Estimate: £60/80
Hammer price: £90
Lot 1236:
Lot 1236
'W.G. Grace: A Leviathan Was He'. Irving Rosenwater. Printed for private circulation, London, October 1997. Limited edition number 20 of only twenty copies produced, signed by the author. None were for sale. VG
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £310
Lot 1237:
Lot 1237
'Voices from the Past'. Irving Rosenwater. Privately printed 1996. Limited edition number 16 of only twenty numbered copies produced, signed by the author. None were for sale. VG
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £150
Lot 1238:
Lot 1238
'W.G. Grace- A Footnote to History'. Irving Rosenwater. Printed for private circulation, London, October 1994. Limited edition number 32 of fifty copies produced, signed by the author. None were for sale. VG
Estimate: £60/80
Hammer price: £80
Lot 1239:
Lot 1239
'Thomas Keay Tapling. Cricketer and Philatelist'. Irving Rosenwater. London 1995. Printed for private circulation. Signed limited edition copy 9 of thirty five copies produced. VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £70
Lot 1240:
Lot 1240
'Frederick Gale and the first cricket auction'. Irving Rosenwater. Privately printed for the author in London, September 1994. Limited edition number 23 of only fifty numbered copies produced, signed by the author. VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £90
Lot 1241:
Lot 1241
'Cricket Books. Great Collectors of the Past'. Irving Rosenwater. Privately printed by J.G. Eccles, Inverness for the Author 1976. Nine portraits. Full green leather with gilt to top edge. Limited edition number 155 of 200 copies of which 190 were for sale, signed by Rosenwater. Minor damp staining to covers, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £70
Lot 1242:
Lot 1242
'Seymour Clark of Somerset. An Appreciation'. Irving Rosenwater. Printed for private circulation, London, April 1995. Limited edition number 23 of only fifty numbered copies produced, signed by the author. VG
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £50
Lot 1243:
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'The Cricket Chronicle for the season 1863'. W. Bayly, London 1864. 'Volume the First' (only year of publication). Original card wrappers with embossed decoration and gilt title to front and spine. Padwick 902. According to Padwick 'covers are variously dated 1863 and 1864', this example has the title to the cover 'The Cricket Chronicle 1864'. Gilts faded otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £600/800
Hammer price: £700
Lot 1244:
Lot 1244
'Stoddart's Team In Australia 1897/98'. F.S. Ashley-Cooper. London 1898. Post-tour publication, rebound with original wrappers retained. 48pp including adverts and thirteen portraits in the text. Padwick 4417. Some foxing to original wrappers, otherwise in very good condition. Rare
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £280
Lot 1245:
Lot 1245
'Cricket in Perth 1827-1921'. History of the Perthshire Cricket Club. James Barlas, Perth, 1921. Original souvenir brochure stamped 'Prize draw No. 7552' to front cover. Original decorative paper wrappers. Padwick no. 3285. Rusting to staple, minor ageing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £38
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'The Galaxy. Consisting of a Variety of Sacred and Other Poetry. The Whole Original and New'. W. Belcher and others. Rochester 1790. Printed by W. Gillman at the Phoenix Printing Office and sold by James Evans, Paternoster Square, London. The publication is dedicated 'To William Wilberforce, Esq. and his worthy compatriots in this cause of humanity...'. Approx. 320pp divided into sections. Pages 41-42 of the last section, 'Poems on Various Subjects' includes a 100 line poem, 'Cricket being a game peculiar to Kent, and a few other counties, I subjoin a short description of it, by way of episode, or rather detachment'. The poem provides vivid descriptions of the game, such as 'The streaming bomb [ball]', 'tingling catch', 'whose hands let fall the plumping ball'. Stamp to the title page and others of the 'Demilt Bequest 1845'. Handsome later binding in quarter calf and marbled boards with raised bands to the spine, speckled page edges. Padwick 6385. Very good condition. Rare
Estimate: £2000/3000
Hammer price: unsold
On his death in 1845, Benjamin DeMilt, a watchmaker, bequeathed his entire library to the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen in New York
Lot 1247:
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'Beddington Cricket Week' by 'Carolus'. Reprinted from the 'Weekly Record', Wallington, south London, 1911. 23pp booklet recording the seven matches played in the club's cricket week with scores, reports and averages. Opponents include M.C.C. Club and Ground for whom Hendren and Murrell of Middlesex, F.N. Bird of Northamptonshire, and Young of Essex played. Tipped in to modern blue cloth, original wrappers retained. To inside back cover of the original wrapper is a label for 'Alfred D. Taylor, Collector of Cricketana'. Padwick 2618. Rare. Minor ageing to original wrappers, otherwise in very good condition. Rare
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1248:
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'Wykehamical Scores from the year 1825'. Allen Cowburn. Robbins and Wheeler, Winchester 1838 (third edition 1841?). 104pp. Dark green cloth boards, with gilt tile to front cover. Padwick 1565 records various editions of this book published between 1838 and 1851 with updated scores, each retaining the original title page dated 1838. Wear to head of spine, bumping, creasing and light staining to boards, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1249:
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'The Wreck of Westminster Abbey alias The Year Two Thousand, alias The Ordeal of Sepulchral Candour... being a selection from the Monumental Records of the most Conspicuous Persons' by the Author of Kilkhampton Abbey (Sir Herbert Croft). Eighth edition dated 21st May 1788 'with considerable Additions, ornamented with a Characteristic Frontispiece, and a Description thereof'. 60pp plus prologue and editors notes. Printed for Charles Stalker, Ludgate Street, London, and dated 'MMI [2001!]'. An unusual collection of satirical epitaphs on political and literary figures of the day, described in the year 2000 to provide a historical perspective. Page 59 records a 'Communion Table... with the following Inscription, Underneath the Representation of a Cricket Match' and refers to 'his G--e the D--e of D--t... to the noble Amusement and salutary exercise of Cricket... by dint of his Superior skill Notched 99, his adversary throwing up the hundredth ball, by dislodging one of his Eyes, made him a Member of the Cyclopean Corps'. Bound in modern green calf and marbled boards. Not recorded in Padwick. Expert repairs to the bookplate engraving and page 60, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £500/700
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1250:
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'An Epistle from Alexander M'C Fisher, of Stockton, to his friend Michael O'Higgins, of London'. Printed by R. Firth, High Street, Stockton, 1846. Eight page booklet containing a poem praising the charms and attractions of Stockton including the food and drink, the theatre, schools, High street, shops etc. and six lines on the cricket club (founded in 1816), including 'Our Cricket Club, Mike, or the members are such/ That no language of mine can extol them too much', comparing them to those of 'the Mary-le-bone'. Tipped in to modern blue cloth, original plain wrappers retained. Not listed in Padwick or recorded in other collections. Some ageing to original wrappers, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: unsold
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'School Sport'. W. R. Glasson. Printed by W.A. Pepperday & Co. Ltd., Sydney, and dated 28th May 1936. 24pp including nine full page photographic images. The book is dedicated to T.W. Garrett (19 Tests for Australia). Subjects covered include George Bonnor (Australia, 17 Tests) and Tarpot, a member of the Aboriginal touring team to England in 1868. The illustrations include pictures of Bonnor, the First Australian team to England 1878, and an excellent photograph portrait of Tarpot. Bound in green cloth, original wrappers retained. Handwritten dedication in ink to the first page, 'With the author's compliments', and bookplates of J.W. Goldman and A.E. Winder. Loosely inserted is a two page handwritten letter dated 18th July 1936 from the Australian cricket writer, A.G. Moyes, to 'Dear Scotty'. Moyes states he has obtained a signature of Garrett, but not yet of Bonnor, and includes a newspaper review of the Glasson book, a copy of which he encloses, 'and think that Mr. Goldman will be interested in it and value it as there were [only] four copies published', as the book was 'not for sale but only for private circulation'. Padwick 8162, incorrectly recorded as a Trumper item. Vertical crease to the original book, foxing to front endpaper, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £600/900
Hammer price: £750
William Russell Glasson was a writer on a wide range of sports including cricket. Glasson and Garrett were pupils at Newington College in Sydney
Lot 1252:
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Huddersfield Cricket. Two booklets relating to Huddersfield cricket. 'Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Huddersfield Cricket & Athletic Club 1879'. 15pp booklet of the incorporation of the Club as a limited company covering subscriptions, governance, officers, list of subscribers etc. Not listed in Padwick. Printed by George Whitehead of Huddersfield. Tipped in to blue cloth, original wrappers retained. Also 'Huddersfield Cricket 50 Years Ago... Interesting Reminiscence of Mr. C.H. Bradley' by "Umpire". Reprinted from the Huddersfield Daily Chronicle, 14th October 1908. 4pp booklet of memories on local cricket, a match between Folly Hall Union and Birkby Hall Union. Bookplate of A.E. Winder to last page. Tipped in to red cloth. Padwick 2937-1. Rare. G/VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £85
Lot 1253:
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Cricket rhymes. 'To the Harrow Colts of 1877'. 'F.P.' (Frederick George Brabazon Ponsonby, 6th Earl of Bessborough). 8pp booklet comprising three poems on the subjects of batting, bowling and fielding. Inscription in ink to first page 'M.J. Dauglish, Harrow Colts 1883' and signed 'Bessborough'. Padwick 6516. Tipped in to yellow cloth, original plain paper wrappers retained. Scarce. VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £320
Ponsonby was a founder of Surrey County Cricket Club. Maurice John Dauglish played nine first-class matches for Middlesex 1886-1890. He and Ponsonby were educated at Harrow.
Lot 1254:
Lot 1254
'101 Scores of Cricket Matches contested by players of Newick during the years 1893 to 1899'. T.B. Powell. Lewes 1910. 100pp. Contains scores of matches played between 1893 and 1898, in which Powell regularly featured, also appearances at the Newick ground of players including E. Dillon of Kent and F. Tate of Sussex. Tipped in to blue cloth, original paper wrappers retained. Padwick 2756. G/VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £150
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William Wade Fitzherbert Pullen. Gloucestershire 1882-1892. A 36pp foolscap handwritten manuscript of a lecture given by Pullen on cricket in 1890. Born in Gloucestershire Pullen was a contemporary of W.G. Grace with whom he also played for Thornbury, once sharing an opening partnership of 311. The date of the lecture of 1890 can be identified from a reference on p34 to a match against Yorkshire at Dewsbury 'last summer'. There is much on his Gloucestershire and other contemporaries: E.M. Grace the 'master of the pull and supreme fielder at point' and on W.G., 'the supreme cricketer', with whom Pullen played on numerous occasions. He recounts one occasion when W.G. took seven wickets against Nottinghamshire with leg-side half volleys, caught by his brother Fred, 'even Daft fell for it and Notts were all out for 27'. On bowlers Pullen praises the change of pace of Spofforth and Lohmann. Pullen selects his best fielders for the various positions, highlighting Royle, Blackham is his choice for wicketkeeper. There are sections on 'Rustic Cricket' and on the school and university game. Some of the lecture is technical with a drawing of a ball to show movement in the air on page 16. There are two introductory typed pages on Pullen, perhaps compiled by G. Neville Weston whose ownership note is on the inside front cover. Enclosed are a letter from E.K. Brown dated 1968 to Weston stating that he bought the manuscript from Desmond Eagar for 63/- and a typed copy of the Wisden obituary of Pullen. All this has been collated into handsome modern maroon cloth boards with gilt title to spine, with a holderpocket for the loose items. Previously sold by Trevor Vennett-Smith in 2003. A fascinating item. G/VG
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £750
Lot 1256:
Lot 1256
'Cricket. Reminiscences of the Old Players and Observations of the Young Ones by the Author of "The Cricket Field". James Pycroft. Blackwood & Co., 1868. Bound in green cloth with original wrappers retained, along with three other issues from the 'Popular Series of English Sports & Amusements' on the subjects of 'The Lobster', 'Famous Billiard Players' and 'Police Mysteries'. Previously sold by Phillips as lot 513 in the Hal Cohen sale of 26th January 1995. G/VG
Estimate: £180/250
Hammer price: £380
Lot 1257:
Lot 1257
'Routledge's Sporting Annual'. London 1882. First year of only two issues. The original complete issue comprised 96pp covering many sports, this copy has the first 66pp which relate to cricket plus advertising pages. Includes engraved portraits of nine cricketers including Hornby, Leslie, W.W. Read etc. Bookplate of A.E. Winder to title page. Original wrappers retained with contemporary replacement spine. Padwick 1100. Scarce. Minor wear and ageing to wrappers, some foxing otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £50
Lot 1258:
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'Rules of the Beckhampton Cricket Club' c1830. Printed by Smith, Printer, Devizes. Three pages of Rules and a List of Members. The text suggests that these rules were established at the foundation of the club and include rule 8, 'The dinner shall be on the table at three o'clock and the game resumed at four', rule 9 'Any member smoking in the club room or tent shall be fined 5s, and any member riding or driving over the ground, or dining without his coat shall be fined 10s'. The list of members is headed by the President, T.H.S. Bucknall Estcourt Esq. M.P. and the thirty nine playing members include Lord Kerry (Marquess of Lansdown). One notable player is Edward Hayward Budd (1785-1875) who played over seventy first-class matches for M.C.C., Middlesex, England and others clubs. The last page has a wax seal and a handwritten inscription in ink signed by Rev. T Meyler, one of the playing members. The Rules are tipped in to navy cloth boards. Not listed in Padwick. Horizontal and vertical folds, neat expert repair to edge of last page, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £80
Lot 1259:
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'Rules of the Bridgnorth Club'. Printed by R.H. Evans, Bridgnorth. Four page sheet with the majority of the rear page, probably originally blank, removed, tipped in to modern blue cloth. The rules cover the club's name, committee members, terms of membership, general meetings etc. The rules are undated but a handwritten inscription in ink to verso is dated 17th April 1888. Not listed in Padwick. Foxing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £80
A club named the Bridgnorth True Blue Club was founded in 1839
Lot 1260:
Lot 1260
'St. Lawrence Cricket Club 1897'. 8pp booklet with title and officers listed to front cover with decorative striped colour border. Other pages list batting and bowling averages, results for the 1897 season, and 'A' team batting and bowling averages and results. Tipped in to modern blue cloth. Very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £80
Lot 1261:
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'Scores of the Apsley Park Cricket Club' 1886-1893. Eight volumes of match scores, averages and rules for each of the eight seasons bound together in one volume in contemporary blue calf and marbled boards, marbled page edges. Ownership stamp of Arthur F. Tooke to front endpaper. Padwick 1937. Previously sold as lot 200 in the Guy Currey Collection sale, Christie's, 4th May 2006. Some rubbing to spine and cover extremities, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: unsold
Apsley Park played its home matches on the Durdham Down ground in Bristol where Gloucestershire played its inaugural first-class match in 1870. Arthur Tooke was a regular player and served variously as vice-captain, committee member and vice-chairman
Lot 1262:
Lot 1262
'Cricket. Shaw and Shrewsbury's Team in Australia 1884-1885. The voyage out- Description of the matches, Description of the players, The voyage home, Batting and bowling averages'. Alfred Shaw and Arthur Shrewsbury. Nottingham 1885. Excellent original mono photograph between pages six and seven. Small original advertising notice tipped in to inside front cover for Shaw and Shrewsbury's sporting equipment. Original decorative wrappers with expertly restored spine, contained in modern blue case. Padwick 4409. Very good condition
Estimate: £400/600
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1263:
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'"W.G." Up To Date. The Doings of W.G. Grace from 1887 to 1895 inclusive by King Willow'. Thomas Stafford Sidney. Nilgiri News and South of India Observer Press, Ootacamund 1896. 100pp comprising a series of articles that appeared in the paper. This was Grace's copy, signed and dated 1896 in pencil by Grace to the inside front cover, with the bookplate for the sale of the Grace library by Bearne's of Exeter, 11th July 1996, lot 10. Bound in dark wine coloured cloth with gilt title to front cover. Spine very faded, with some fading to front cover and gilts. Contents in very good condition. Rare
Estimate: £800/1200
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1264:
Lot 1264
'The Winchester Register of Cricketing and Athletic Sports' 1858-1866. Complete run of nine issues for 1858 (first year of issue), 1858/59, 1859/60, 1860/61, 1861/62, 1863, 1864, 1865 and 1866 (last issue). Printed by D. Nutt / Nutt and Wells/ J. Wells of Winchester. Original paper wrappers. Ownership name in ink to front cover of each issue for H.B. or J.B.W. Forster. Bookplate of A.E. Winder to front cover of all issues. The first three issues include appearances by John William Haygarth (Oxford University 1862-1864), cousin of Arthur Haygarth. Odd faults and staining to some issues, overall in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: unsold
J.W. Haygarth emigrated to Australia in 1865 and played no first-class cricket after leaving England
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Lot 1265
'The Tenth Australian Cricket Team with a note on unfair bowling'. James 'Jim' Phillips. Printed for the author 1899. Pre tour penny booklet comprising fifteen printed portraits and biographies of the Australian players, including Darling, Trumper, Gregory, Laver, Trumble etc., and an article by Phillips on 'Unfair Bowling'. Original paper wrappers. Padwick 4992. Ageing and wear to booklet with tape repair to spine, front wrapper partly detached
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £240
With two strong teams, only one Test of the first five match series was decided, with Australia winning the second Test at Lord's by ten wickets
Lot 1266:
Lot 1266
'The Canadian Cricketer's Guide and Review of the Past Season 1877'. 'Third Year'. Rev. T.D. Phillips and H.J. Campbell. Printed for the Compilers at the 'Free Press' Office, Ottawa by C.W. Mitchell, May 1877. Contents include a 'Photograph and Biographical sketch of a Prominent Cricketer', hints on the game, clubs of Canada, prospects for the coming season, schools cricket, Centennial cricket, American cricket etc. Real photograph of Rev. Phillips laid down to page four. Padwick 4115. Bound in modern half calf and marbled boards, original wrappers retained. G/VG
Estimate: £300/400
Hammer price: £300
Only three issues were published, the first in 1858, then not again until 1876. Publication ceased after the 1877 edition due to poor circulation
Lot 1267:
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'An Adieu to the Turf: A Political Epistle from The E--l of A--n to His Grace The A--p of Y--k'. Bertie Willoughby, Earl of Abingdon. Printed for M. Smith, London 1778. Twenty four page poem bound in modern plain brown paper wrappers, lacking half-title page. 24pp plus seven pages of 'Dedication to Mr. Tattersall'. Cricket interest on page three of the poem, "Scarce fourteen years had pass'd away/ When first I thought of am'rous play/ Of Women not afraid:/ For them I left more childish cricket:/ I only strove to hit their wicket/ And put-out every Maid". Padwick 863-3. Some soiling to last page, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £300/500
Hammer price: £300
Lot 1268:
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Desmond Eagar library. Eight titles published by J.W. Arrowsmith of Bristol from the collection of Desmond Eagar, Captain of Hampshire C.C.C. and noted cricket collector. Each volume very nicely and uniformly bound for Eagar by Bernard Middleton in blue half morocco with marbled boards, gilt title and two raised bands to spines. Top edges gilt. Titles bound with original paper wrappers preserved are 'Told in the Pavilion', Alfred Cochrane, 1896. Includes a typed letter slipped in from Middleton to Eagar dated 17th July 1960 relating to the binding of this set of books, very nicely signed 'Bernard C. Middleton'. 'How's That? Including a century of Grace', Harry Furniss, 1896. 'The County Cricket Championship 1873 to 1896', Rev. R.S. Holmes, 1897. 'Cricket Notes', Gilbert Jessop, 1903. 'Cricket Stories Wise and Otherwise', C.W. Alcock, 1901. 'At the Sign of the Wicket', E.B.V. Christian, 1894. 'Ranjitsinhji. Prince of Cricket', Percy Cross Standing, 1903. Also 'Willow & Leather. A Book of Praise', E.V. Lucas, 1898, lacking original wrappers. Bookplate of E.D.R. Eagar to front cover of each title. The set previously sold as lot 158 in the Christie's sale of Eagar's library, 21st April 2005. An excellent selection of books from the renowned binder. VG
Estimate: £350/450
Hammer price: £300
Bernard Middleton is considered one of the best craft binders of the last century and has written widely on the subject of bookbinding and restoration
Lot 1269:
Lot 1269
'Cricket'. W.G. Grace. J.W. Arrowsmith, Bristol and Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. London 1891. Handsomely rebound by Bayntun-Riviere of Bath in full green morocco, top edge gilt, hand marbled endpapers, and hand sewn headbands. Gilt caricatures of Grace by Harry Furniss to front and rear covers, Vanity Fair caricature of Grace to spine with raised bands. Contained in a green cloth box. Limited 'Edition de Luxe' of 652 copies (of which ten were presentation copies) signed by Grace, this being copy number 198, subscribed for by Charles T. Jacoby of Chipping Sodbury. Padwick 433. Ownership initials inscribed to the text of page 53. A classic cricket book in a splendid and unique binding in excellent condition
Estimate: £1500/2500
Hammer price: £1400
The best known book by Grace, this was just as much the work of W. Methven Brownlee, as Grace acknowledges at the beginning of the book. Brownlee had written the first biography of Grace four years earlier. The Bayntun-Riviere bindery, which dates back to 1829, was founded by Robert Riviere in Bath, whose example was followed in 1894 by George Bayntun. In 1939 the Bayntun and Riviere binderies were incorporated into their present premises and remains in family ownership
Lot 1270:
Lot 1270
'The History of Kent County Cricket'. Lord Harris. London 1907. Beautifully bound in full blue leather by Bayntun Riviere of Bath with decorative gilts and raised bands to spine, gilt to all page edges, in blue cloth box. Previously sold in the Hal Cohen auction of January 1995, this was Cohen's copy. Some foxing, otherwise in very good condition. A unique example of this title in a splendid binding
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £240
Lot 1271:
Lot 1271
'With the M.C.C. in Australia (1907-1908)'. Major Philip Trevor. London 1908. Bound in brown cloth, original wrappers retained. Published by Alston Rivers Limited. Minor wear to wrappers, slight browning to pages otherwise in good condition. Rare
Estimate: £140/180
Hammer price: £140
Lot 1272:
Lot 1272
'With the 15th Australian XI- A complete record of the team's tour throughout Great Britain and South Africa'. Sydney Smith Jr (Manager). Sydney 1922. Original cloth-backed pictorial boards. Wear to spine. One folding plate and other illustrations. Ex Anthony Woodhouse collection. Minor wear to covers, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £90
Lot 1273:
Lot 1273
'The Theory and Practice of Cricket, from its origin to the present time'. Charles Box. London 1868. Some wear to contemporary binding with red board and leather spine. 'Routledge's Handbook of Cricket'. Edmund Routledge. c1866. Some wear and soiling to original pictorial boards. 'Old Cricket and Cricketers' with a preface by C.W. Alcock. H.H. Montgomery. London 1890. Original decorative wrappers. Annotation to front cover. G. Qty.
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £42
Lot 1274:
Lot 1274
'The Triangular Tests 1876-1912'. H.V. Dorey. London 1912. Bound in blue cloth and marbled boards, original decorative wrappers retained. Ex libris J.W. Goldman. Scarce. Very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £80
Lot 1275:
Lot 1275
'New Zealand Cricket 1841-1914. T.W. Reese. Christchurch 1927. Original olive green cloth with titles in black to front and spine with silver fern emblem to spine. Slight creasing to spine and bumping to board extremities, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £40
Lot 1276:
Lot 1276
'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. Breaking to page block otherwise in good condition. Sold with a modern hardback reproduction by Gerald Brodribb published in 1962 with dustwrapper. G. Qty. 2
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £250
Lot 1277:
Lot 1277
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: £180/250
Hammer price: £160
Lot 1278:
Cricket histories, statistical, reference books etc. Good varied selection of fifty two books. Some copies signed, signatures include Martin-Jenkins (2), Bill Frindall, Tim Rice, Vic Marks, Patrick Eagar, Lemmon, Gooch etc. One multi signed 'A Century of Cornhill Tests'. Ken Lawrence, by twelve players, signatures include McGrath, Langer, Taylor, Gilchrist, Waugh, Stewart, Knight, Croft etc. Some large format books included. In three boxes
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £22
Lot 1279:
Australia, Ashes and Test matches. Good varied selection of twenty three books. Odd copy signed, authors signatures include Mike Coward, Frith, Harte, Robert Colemen etc. Some large format books included
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £10
Lot 1280:
Cricket biographies, writings, statistical, general books etc. Good varied selection of eighty eight books. Some copies signed with odd limited edition, signatures include Ian Peebles, Ric Sissons, David Rayvern Allen, Frith, Gooch, Martin Johnson, David Foot, Frindall etc. Some multi signed 'World of Cricket 1978'. edited by Trevor Bailey, signatures include John Rice, David Steele, Ted Hemsley, Gordon Greenidge, Chris Cowdrey, Andy Stovold, Sarfraz Nawaz, Dilip Doshi, Viv Richards etc, 'Summer of Success'. David Lemmon 1980, with eleven signatures, Norbert Phillip, Ray East, Lilley, Pont, Turner etc and 'Woolley. The Pride of Kent' Ian Peebles 1969, signed by some Kent players, Sayer, Graham, Elms, Hooper, Laycock etc. In four boxes
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £50
Lot 1281:
Lot 1281
Badminton Library: Duke of Beaufort. Editor. 'The Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes 1891-1896'. A good selection of fourteen volumes of the standard edition in publishers original bindings. Sporting subjects covered are: Golf, Shooting, Coursing and Falconry, Cricket (Volumes 1 & 2), Billiards, Driving, Skating, Big Game Hunting (2 volumes), Sea Fishing, Archery, Riding & Polo and Dancing. Good/very good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £45
Lot 1282:
Lot 1282
'The Book of Cricket- A New Gallery of Famous Players'. C.B. Fry. Editor. London 1899. Twelve individual weekly issues nos. I-III, VII-XI and XIII-XVI. One duplicate. Original pictorial wrappers. Illustrated. Majority of covers split and detached, otherwise in good condition. Also 'Famous Cricketers and Cricket Grounds', C.W. Alcock 1895. Two individual issues, parts VI and XIV. Some wear and tape repairs
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
Lot 1283:
Lot 1283
Association of Cricket Statisticians publications. Fifty one volumes of 'Important Cricket Matches' 1801-1849, 'Cricket Matches' 1850-1863', and 'First Class Cricket Matches' 1864-1905, 1907-1912, 1914-1922. Also 'Complete First-Class Match List' Volumes I-V covering the period 1801-1998 with duplication. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £45
Lot 1284:
Lot 1284
'The Book of Cricket. A Gallery of Famous Players'. C.B. Fry. London 1899. Original green pictorial boards. Nicks to head and foot of spine, otherwise in very good condition with bright gilts to front cover and spine, the boards almost as new. Sold with 'A Portfolio of Cricket Prints. A Nineteenth Century Miscellany'. Introduction and Notes by Irving Rosenwater. London 1962. Wear and foxing. Qty. 2
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £28
Lot 1285:
Lot 1285
Peter B. Kettle. Two titles by Kettle. 'A Plea for Qualitative Justice featuring a Comprehensive Merit Rating Scheme for Batsmen'. Script for a play written by Kettle published in Melbourne, 2019, with a two CD recording of the play. 'Rescuing Don Bradman from Splendid Isolation. Putting his Test average into a true long-term perspective'. Melbourne 2019. VG
Estimate: £18/25
Hammer price: £10
Lot 1286:
Lot 1286
Cricket histories, biographies and coaching books. Twenty one titles of which four are signed including 'Lord's 1787-1945', Sir Pelham Warner, London 1946. Good dustwrapper, signed by Warner. 'Jack Hobbs. A Portrait of an Artist as a Great Batsman', Ronald Mason, London 1960. Signed by Hobbs. 'The Jubilee Book of Cricket', Prince Ranjitsinhji, Edinburgh 1897, signed by A.P.F. Chapman, dated 1944. 'Hampshire County Cricket', H.S. Altham, John Arlott, E.D.R. Eagar and Roy Webber, London 1958, signed by Arlott. Other titles include 'The Cricket-Field', James Pycroft, third edition, London 1859. 'Bat-v-Ball. Individual cricket records from 1864 to 1900', J.H. Lester, Nottingham 1900. Original decorative paper wrappers. 'The Story of a Cricket Picture (Sussex and Kent)', Alfred D. Taylor ("Willow Wielder"), Hove 1923. Original paper wrappers. 'Jerks in from Short-Leg', 'Quid', London 1866 etc. Some faults, generally good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £70
Lot 1287:
Lot 1287
Cricket histories and biographies. Small box of fifteen books and brochures. Titles include 'The Book of Greenock Cricket Scores from 1862 to 1874', John Steven, Greenock 1875. Breaking to hinges and wear. 'The Leeds Zingari Cricket Club', C.L. Champion, 1945. 'Time for Reflection', Colin Cowdrey, London 1963, signed by Cowdrey, Original dustwrapper with some faults. 'From Commons to Lord's. A Chronology of Cricket 1700-1799. Volume II 1751-1770', Ian Maun, Evington 2011. Limited edition no. 142/200, signed by Maun etc. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £75
Lot 1288:
Lot 1288
Cricket Annuals. 'First-Class Cricket. A Complete Record'. 1930-1939. 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. Playfair Cricket Annual 1958, 1960-1962, and 1969-1973. News Chronicle Cricket Annual 1949, 1952, 1954, 1956-1958 and 1960. Sunday Chronicle Cricket and Golf Annual 1948 and 1949. Daily Worker Cricket Handbook 1949. Sold with a selection of ACS publications and Australia Wisden Almanacks. Odd faults to some annuals, overall in good/ very good condition. Qty. 42
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £45
Lot 1289:
Lot 1289
'The Cricket Society Year Book'. Twelve issues for 1948/49, 1949/50, 1950/51, and 1952-1960. Sold with a selection of The Society of Cricket Statisticians and The Cricket Book Society publications. Qty. 20. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £60
Lot 1290:
Lot 1290
Cricket bibliographies. Six bibliographical references published by Christopher Saunders. 'The Gibbs Guide to Items "Not in Padwick"', Stephen W. Gibbs 2004 and third edition 2014. 'The Don: A Bibliographical & Referential Journey', Stephen W. Gibbs 2005. 'Kiwi Cricket Pages', Rob Franks 2006. 'K.H. Baloch's Journey through The Bibliography of Pakistan Cricket (1947-2009), Khadim Hussain Baloch 2010. 'Surrey Cricket. A Guide for Readers', John Per and Michael Pearce 2014. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £55
Lot 1291:
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 eleven 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. Four Yorkshire C.C.C. Annuals in cloth covers for 1995-1957 and 1961, each signed by Geoff Boycott etc. Also eight further earlier 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: £30/50
Hammer price: £45
Lot 1292:
Lot 1292
Cricket histories. Small box comprising eighteen books and pamphlets, the odd title signed. Titles include 'Test Cricket. England v Australia 1877-1921', Wiiliam P.H. Sparks, London 1921. Original dustwrapper. Ownership stamps of 'R.M. Bell' (Richard Moor Bell, London County 1902-1904) to inside front cover and front endpaper. Includes four envelopes addressed to Bell, one laid down to inside rear cover, the others loosely inserted. Each envelope contains press cuttings relating to the Ashes series of 1924/25, 1926, 1928/29 and 1930. 'Reminiscences of the Late Thomas Assheton Smith', Sir John E. Eardley-Wilmot, London 1860. 'The All Blacks at Cricket', S. Canynge Caple, London 1958. 'Cricket- The Noble Art', Sunil Wettimuny, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1985, signed by the author etc. Odd faults, generally good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £60
Lot 1293:
Lot 1293
'Cricket of To-day and Yesterday', Volumes I & II, Percy Cross Standing, London 1902. Original decorative green cloth covers with gilt titles and batsman illustrations to covers and spines. The covers to both volumes unusually faded to brown, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £12
Lot 1294:
Lot 1294
'The Cricket Statistician'. Individual editions of the journal from issue no. 1 (June 1973), 2-20, 37, 44-64, 68-108, 110-112, 114, and 137 (Spring 2007). Also 'Index to the Cricket Statisticians 1973-1992', and '16 Unpublished Australian Scores'. Good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £45
Lot 1295:
South Africa 1994. James Lillywhite's Cricketers Annual 1895. Limited edition of 100 facsimile copies produced by Cricket Lore and signed to insert by eighteen members of the South African touring party to England in 1994, commemorating 100 years of South African tours to England. Signatures include Cronje, Donald, Rhodes, Cullinan, Wessels, Matthews etc. VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £10
Lot 1296:
Playfair Cricket Annuals. A complete run of the annual from 1948-1962 in larger format and 1963-2018 inclusive in the smaller standard format. Some faults, tape and wear to some of the 1950's Annuals otherwise in good condition. Qty. 71. Sold with a run of 'The Cricket Quarterly'. Seventy editions from the first 'Summer 1973' to 'Spring 1994', not complete. Plus other booklets, odd autograph. Good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £55
Lot 1297:
Lot 1297
James Lillywhite's Cricketers' Annual 1876-1900. Complete run of the Annual. All copies with original red boards. All issues with varying degrees of breaking to internal hinges and/ or page blocks. The 1877 with broken internal hinges and old tape repairs. Wrappers detached on the 1880 and 1887. The 1876 photograph page removed, all others present. The 1898 lacking half of the last advertising page. The majority of copies with staining, ageing marks, wear and annotations to covers. Viewing essential. Qty. 25
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £240
Lot 1298:
Lot 1298
Glamorgan yearbooks 1933-1999, not issued 1940-1945. Almost full set of Glamorgan yearbooks from 1933 (first year of issue) each with individual wrappers and in good condition. The yearbooks are stored in seven modern blue presentation boxes, each box with gilt titles to spine and edging. Rusting to some staples and light foxing to earlier issues, odd minor faults to individual yearbooks, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £220
Lot 1299:
Lot 1299
Yorkshire County Cricket Club Annuals 1903-1924. Incomplete run of twelve annuals for 1903-1905, 1907-1909, 1912, 1916 and 1921-1924. Original publisher's cloth with gilt title and emblem to front covers and spines. Gilt to page edges of issue up to and including 1916. Some faults including the 1903 with fading to spine and damage to lower corner of some internal pages. Broken front internal hinge to the 1904. The 1905 with breaking to hinges and stain to front cover. Tear to title page of the 1908. Wear to front internal hinge of the 1916. Otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £90
Lot 1300:
Lot 1300
Ayres' Cricket Companion 1905 to 1931. Edited by W.R. Weir and later editions by J.N. Pentelow. Complete run of the annual for the period. All editions in original paper boards with cloth spines as issued, except the 1916 which is bound in grey paper boards lacking original covers. The 1912, 1913, 1915 issues include the four unperforated subscription pages. The 1928 issue was presented by 'the late T. Baden Powell Esq' to Sussex C.C.C. with the Club's bookplate to the inside front cover. Ownership names to the majority of issues including H.W. 'Plum' Warner to the 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1912, 1926 and 1929. Slight breaking to the front internal hinges of the 1906 and 1912. Breaking to hinges or page blocks of the 1911, 1913, 1915 , 1918, 1919, 1923 and 1926. Rear cover of the 1909 detached and wear to boards. Covers detached on the 1917. Old tape to the spine and cover of the 1914, 1920 and 1930. Later issues in overall good condition. Qty. 27
Estimate: £300/400
Hammer price: £300
Ayres' Cricket Companion ran from 1902-1931 with one further issue in 1932 renamed Ayres' Public Schools Cricketer's Companion
Lot 1301:
Lot 1301
'Marylebone Cricket Club. Matches for the Season with full scores and batting averages'. A near complete run of forty seven editions for 1886-1934, lacking the 1891 edition. Original red boards. Ex Lancashire C.C.C. library. Minor wear to the 1889, some 'light' fading to spines, otherwise in good/ very good condition. Qty. 47
Estimate: £300/400
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1302:
Lot 1302
'Daily News Cricket [& Tennis] Annual' 1925 and 1927-1930. 'News Chronicle Cricket Annual' 1932-1939, 1946-1960 and 'The Cricket Annual' 1961 and 1962. Some faults to earlier issues, otherwise in good condition. Qty. 30
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £35
Lot 1303:
Lot 1303
The Athletic News Cricket Annual 1892. Original paper wrappers featuring W.G. Grace to front wrapper. Some age toning and wear to wrappers and first page, small loss to base of spine paper, rusting to staples otherwise in good condition. Rare
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £70
The Athletic News Cricket Annual ran from 1888 to 1946 where it became 'The Athletic News Cricket & Golf Annual'
Lot 1304:
Lot 1304
The Athletic News Cricket Annual 1893. Sixth year of publication. Original paper wrappers. Some age toning to wrappers and spine, small loss to head and base of spine paper, rusting to staples otherwise in good condition. Rare
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1305:
Lot 1305
The Athletic News Cricket Annual 1894. Seventh year of publication. Original paper wrappers. 'Morning Advertiser' inscribed to top of front cover. Some age toning to spine, small loss to base of spine paper, light vertical crease otherwise in good condition. Rare
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £50
Lot 1306:
Lot 1306
The Athletic News Cricket Annual 1895 and 1896. Eight and ninth years of publication. Original paper wrappers. Wear and age toning to covers and spine, small loss of spine papers, rusting to staples, otherwise in good condition. Qty. 2
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £32
Lot 1307:
Lot 1307
The Athletic News Cricket Annual 1897. Tenth year of publication. Original paper wrappers. Light wear and age toning to covers and spine, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £32
Lot 1308:
Lot 1308
The Athletic News Cricket Annual 1898. Eleventh year of publication. Original paper wrappers. Age toning and foxing to covers and spine, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £35
Lot 1309:
Lot 1309
The Athletic News Cricket Annual 1899. Twelfth year of publication. Original paper wrappers. Owner's name to top corner of front cover. Wear and age toning to covers and spine, rusting to staples, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £35
Lot 1310:
Lot 1310
The Athletic News Cricket Annual 1900-1914. Original paper wrappers. Some wear and ageing to wrappers and spine of 1900-1904 issues, rusting to staples, other odd faults, otherwise in good condition. Qty. 15
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £220
Lot 1311:
Lot 1311
The Athletic News Cricket Annual 1919-1939. Original paper wrappers. Thread reinforcement to spines of the 1919 and 1920 issues. Some wear and ageing to wrappers and spine of 1919-1925 and 1927-1931 issues, rusting to staples, other odd faults, otherwise in good condition. Qty. 21
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £50
Lot 1312:
Lot 1312
'Morning Leader. The Star & Leader Cricket Manual' 1895. First year of issue. 24pp with fixture lists for season 1895, laws, averages for 1894, etc. Tipped in to blue cloth, original wrappers retained. Padwick 1114. Minor old tape repairs, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £550
The Star and Morning Leader Annual ran from 1895-1899 and continued under various different titles up to the present day as the Playfair Annual
Lot 1313:
Lot 1313
Nottingham Cricket Matches, from 1771 to 1865. A.K. Sutton. 118pp. Nottingham 1865 (3rd Edition). Original green paper wrappers. Lacking title page and rear advertising page. Some annotations in red ink. Wear and ageing, only fair condition. 'Spybey's Annual Register of Nottinghamshire Cricket Matches' 1885, ninth year. Compiled and published by F.G. Spybey, Nottingham. Original boards with protective film. Ownership stamp and bookplate to inside front cover. Good condition. Qty. 2
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £50
Lot 1314:
Lot 1314
'M.C.C. Scores of Matches etc.' Six annuals for 1929-1934, each in original red cloth. Some faults, generally good condition. Sold with 'Playing for England. My Test-Cricket Story', Jack Hobbs, London 1931. A tired copy. Qty. 7
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1315:
Glamorgan C.C.C. yearbooks 1934-2013, not issued 1940-1945. Incomplete run of Glamorgan yearbooks, lacking 1951, 1958, 1969, 1980, 2006 to 2010 and 2012. The 1934 to 1939 editions are lacking original wrappers and odd outer page in some circumstances, minor pencil scribbling to odd page. The remainder are all in original paper wrappers. Odd faults, minor rusting to staples to some editions, otherwise in good condition. Qty. 63
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £140
Lot 1316:
Lot 1316
Warwickshire County Cricket Club 1937. Official annual report booklet for the 1937 season. Vertical crease, light age toning to original wrappers, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1317:
Lot 1317
Yorkshire County Cricket Club Annuals 1985-1990. Four leather bound 'Member's Edition' issues for seasons 1985, 1987, 1989 and 1990. Gilt title and Yorkshire emblem to front covers and spines, gilt to all page edges. VG
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £5
Lot 1318:
Lot 1318
Yorkshire C.C.C. annual 1899. 7th annual issue. 165pp plus ten 'notes' pages as issued. Edited by J.B. Wolstinholm & H.H. Stones. J. Robertshaw, Sheffield, printer. Original brown boards, titles to front board with Yorkshire emblem to centre, gilt to edges. This is a players edition and has the name 'C.E.M. Wilson' to lower border of front board. Wear with loss to spine paper affecting the front board edges, slight browning to some page edges otherwise in good/very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £80
The Reverend Clement Eustace Macro Wilson, Cambridge University, Yorkshire & England 1895-1900 played in fifty two matches for Yorkshire with a highest score of 115 and took 115 wickets at an average of 18.69. He played in two Tests for England on Hawke's tour to South Africa 1898/9. Unusually he bowled right-arm medium and slow left arm, often changing during the course of a match. Rockley Wilson, his brother, also played for Yorkshire and England
Lot 1319:
Lot 1319
James Lillywhite's Cricketers Annual 1872-1900. Complete full run of the Annual. The first three issues for 1872-1874 bound in blue cloth, lacking original wrappers and advertising pages, the remainder in original red cloth. The 1874 and 1876 are presentation copies to the Early Risers Cricket Club given by A.J. Gaston. General wear and ageing including the 1874 lacking the portrait of Southerton and the 1878 lacking the portrait of the Gloucestershire team. All other photographs present from the 1876 edition as issued. Darkening to the covers of the 1875. The 1876 lacking part of the first two and last advertising pages. Breaking to hinges of the 1877, 1878, 1880, 1883, 1886-1890, and 1893-1898. Covers detached on the 1881, 1882, 1884, 1899 and 1900. Odd pages detached or becoming detached in the 1878, 1879, 1882 and 1900. Heavy stain to front cover of the 1880. 1886 covers faded. Twenty nine volumes in total
Estimate: £300/500
Hammer price: £380
Lot 1320:
Lot 1320
'John Lawrence's Handbook of Cricket in Ireland. First Number 1865-66'. Compiled and edited by J.T.H[urford]. Original orange boards with replacement spine and endpapers. Some wear to original boards, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £130
Lot 1321:
Lot 1321
'John Lawrence's Handbook of Cricket in Ireland. Second Number 1866-67'. Compiled and edited by J.T.H[urford]. Original pale green paper wrappers. Bookplate of Anthony Woodhouse to inside front cover. Tape repairs to head and foot of spine. Some staining to wrappers, internally in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £80
Lot 1322:
Lot 1322
'John Lawrence's Handbook of Cricket in Ireland. Fourth Number 1868-69'. Compiled and edited by J.T.H[urford]. Original tooled green cloth with gilt title to front. Bookplate of A.E. Winder to inside front cover with contemporary press cutting reviews laid down. Tape repairs to head and foot of spine. Some foxing and light wear to covers, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £70
Lot 1323:
Lot 1323
'John Lawrence's Handbook of Cricket in Ireland. Seventh Number 1871-72'. Compiled and edited by J.T.H[urford]. Rebound in green cloth, original rear wrapper retained, lacking original front wrapper and title page. Bookplate of A.E. Winder to inside front cover. Good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £40
Lot 1324:
Lot 1324
'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume VI. Numbers 140-169 (27th January to 29th December 1887). Complete with title-page and contents page to front. Illustrated. Original publishers cloth, with titles in gilt. Wear to boards and spine paper, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
The magazine ran from 1882-1913
Lot 1325:
Lot 1325
'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume X. Numbers 260-289 (24th January to 31st December 1891). Complete with original wrappers retained but trimmed, title-page and contents page to the last issue. Illustrated. Original publishers cloth, with titles in gilt. Good/ very good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £85
Lot 1326:
Lot 1326
'W.G. Grace on the County Cricket of the Future: Abridgement from the "Ludgate Monthly"'. Three column offprint printed on one side of the page, published by Tempest, Printer, Burley Street, Leeds. Undated but the text suggests 1891, the first year of the monthly's publication. Grace writes on some of the counties, including Gloucestershire, stating that 'it would be rash to prophecy that in '96 it will not again be at the top'. He expresses his views on residential qualifications; the need to play dashingly rather than slowly; the bright prospects for Australian cricket; professionals on top against the amateurs; declarations; golf, tennis and baseball as rivals to cricket; closing with 'I firmly believe that in 1991 cricket will be played as it is today; and that it will forever remain our national game'. The sheet is tipped in to modern maroon cloth. Not recorded in Padwick. A rare item from the pen of Grace. Foxing to the page, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1327:
Lot 1327
'Cricket Celebrities of 1890. With a complete resume of the season's doings'. E. Walmsley. Published by John Heywood. 76pp comprising full page portraits and biographies of twenty three English first-class cricketers plus Murdoch of the Australian touring side, followed by a summary of the season county by county. Padwick 915. Rebound in green cloth with original paper wrappers retained. Bookplates of A.E. Winder. Old tape repairs to original wrappers, splitting to front hinge affecting front cover and first two advertising pages, otherwise in good condition. Scarce
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £120
Lot 1328:
Lot 1328
'The Cricket Guide'. Mohummud Abdullah Khan. Lucknow, Royal Printing Press 1891. First and only edition. 'Intended for the use of young players, containing a short but comprehensive account of the game, embracing all the important rules and directions nicely arranged in due succession. Original pink paper wrappers with full-page diagram of fielding positions, errata slip on fold yellow paper. Loss and damage to wrappers, internally good, but some splitting to spine otherwise in good condition. Loose bound in red boards. Rare
Estimate: £400/600
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1329:
Lot 1329
'Sketches of the Players'. William Dennison. London: Simpkin, Marshall and Co., Rudolph Ackermann, R. Dark [and others], 1846. Late 19th-century green morocco and marbled boards, gilt lettered spine, original printed buff wrappers bound in. Extremities of binding rubbed, abrasion mark to marbling on lower cover, some minor wear to original wrappers otherwise in very good condition. Ex M.C.C. library, with two bookplates to front, and sold in Christie's sale, which included duplicates from the Marylebone Cricket Club Library, of November 2010 as lot 24. Rare
Estimate: £1800/2500
Hammer price: unsold
First edition of the earliest collection of player biographies. Dedicated to 'the Noblemen and Gentlemen, members of the Marylebone Cricket Club', it is largely about Denison's contemporaries, though beginning with the earlier figure of Alfred Mynn. Padwick 876 & 7201.
Lot 1330:
Lot 1330 Lot 1330
'The Microcosm, a Periodical Work'. Edited by Gregory Griffin of the College of Eton. Windsor 1787. Volume for 6th November 1786 to 30th July 1787, issues I-XL. Issue XXXIII, page 381, contains a cricket reference, 'In like manner... a cricketer will, in pouring over a page of Horace, lose the trophies which await him as hero of the Hampshire, and bulwark of the White Conduit'. The article is signed off as 'C' who was Robert Smith, one of the authors of the journal who collectively called themselves 'Gregory Giffen'. Padwick 881. Handsomely bound in full brown calf leather with gilts to spine. Some wear to the covers and spine, some foxing, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Withdrawn
Hammer price: withdrawn
One of the other authors of the journal, George Canning, became Prime Minister briefly in 1827

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