Cricket Books

Lot 817:
Lot 817
'Alletson's Innings'. John Arlott. First edition London 1957. Original green cloth, limited edition number 57 of 200 produced, signed by Arlott. Some 'light' fading to boards, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Lot 818:
Lot 818
'Contrasts. Poems by John Snow'. John Snow. London 1971. Original wrappers. Limited edition of 100 copies, of which this is an unnumbered and unsigned edition. Sold with 'Moments and Thoughts'. John Snow. London 1973. Original wrappers. Qty 2
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £48
Lot 819:
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'Substitutes'. David Roylance. 1973. 13pp. The history of, and the Laws relating to, substitutes. This is no. 73 of a limited edition of 75 copies, each signed, numbered and dated by the author. Sold with 'Cricket Basics' Barry Richards. 8pp booklet c1973. Signed and dated to title page by Richards and by Mike Procter. Qty 2
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £32
Lot 820:
Lot 820
'Cricket Songs and other trifling verses penned by one of the Authors of "Thistledown"'. Norman Gale. Rugby. George R. Over. 1890. 55pp. Limited edition of eighty copies produced. Padwick 6566.
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £35
Lot 821:
Lot 821
A Bibliography of Cricket'. E.W. Padwick. London 1977. First Edition with dustwrapper. Only 750 copies were printed. Protective film applied to dustwrapper. Very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £45
Lot 822:
Lot 822
'Cricketers and The Law'. J.W. Goldman. Privately printed 1958. Un-numbered limited edition of 350 copies. Original hardback with dustwrapper. Odd minor faults otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £50
Lot 823:
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'150 Years of Lancashire Cricket 1864-2014'. P. Edwards, G. Hardcastle, A. Serle and Rev Malcolm Lorimer. Nantwich 2014. Blue leather bound limited edition of 150 copies, this being number 122, signed by all four authors and to opposite page by fourteen Lancashire players including Chapple, Hughes, Bond, Pullar, Fairbrother, Shuttleworth, Hegg, D. Lloyd, Simmons, Engineer, C. Lloyd etc. In official slip case. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £55
Lot 824:
Lot 824
'A Handfull of Confetti'. David Green. Quorn 2013. Leather bound limited edition no. 60/75, signed by the author and David Lloyd. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £40
Lot 825:
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'For Essex and England'. Graham Gooch. Boundary Books, Cheshire, 1993. Limited edition no. 290/333 bound in quarter leather. Signed by Gooch. VG - cricket
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £40
Lot 826:
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Neville Cardus. 'The Elusive Mr Cardus', 'My Dear Michael'. Letters and other writings of Neville Cardus, 'Cardus Undimmed: The Last Decade'. Landmarks, Exits, Fellow Scribes', and 'Cardus: A Reader's Guide'. Four limited edition booklets issued by Lancashire C.C.C. the first two booklets are limited to 500 copies and the last two limited to 250 and 300 copies respectively. Sold with 'The Neville Cardus Archive Inaugural Lunch'. Official limited edition menu for the Luncheon held at Old Trafford on the 3rd April 2013. Unnumbered limited edition of 50 copies. Sold with five further official menus for the second, third, fifth, sixth and seventh Annual Lunches in 2014-2019. All limited issues. Also a Neville Cardus Archive Newsletter No. 2 2016. Qty 11. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £32
Lot 827:
Lot 827
'Double Century. The Story of M.C.C. and Cricket'. A.R. Lewis. London, 1987. Bound in red leather, gilt to all page edges, in slipcase. Limited edition no. 60/100. Signed by Tony Lewis and Colin Cowdrey to limited edition label laid down to inside front cover. Lacking gilt title to spine (faded), otherwise VG
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £65
Lot 828:
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'Early Memoirs of Frank Woolley' as told to Martha Wilson Woolley. Ashurst, Kent 1976. Limited edition no. 648/1000. Signed to the limitation page by Woolley. VG
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £30
Lot 829:
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'Gloucestershire Wicket-keepers'. Andy Wilson. Richard Walsh Books, Somerset 1998. Limited edition no. 2/50. Signed to title page by Wilson. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £80
Lot 830:
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'J.J?' Alan Gibson. Richard Walsh Books, Taunton 1992. Limited edition no. 19/50. Signed to the title page by the author, Gibson, and the subject, Jack Davey. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £55
Lot 831:
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'Charles Barnett'. Andy Wilson. Richard Walsh Books, Somerset 1991. Limited edition no. 5/40. Signed to limitation page by Barnett and the author. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £60
Lot 832:
Lot 832
'Sam Cook'. Alan Gibson. Richard Walsh Books, Somerset 1992. Limited edition no. 13/40. Signed to title page by Cook and the author. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £45
Lot 833:
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Len Hutton. Selection of five books, each a presentation copy from the author and inscribed to book. Books are 'Denis Compton, Cricketing Genius' Peter West. London 1989, 'Learie Constantine'. Gerald Howat. London 1975, 'South Africa in International Cricket 1888-1970'. Brian Bassano. 1979, 'The Encyclopaedia of Cricket'. Maurice Golesworthy. London 1962 and 'On Tour with Bradman'. Andy Flanagan. Sydney 1950. Two of the books, signed by Hutton. Hutton bookplates to inside. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £38
Lot 834:
Cricket books. Selection of thirteen signed books, either signed by the author or the subject. Signatories include Michael Holding, John Barclay (3), G. Howat (2), B. Halford, D. Kynaston, S. Chalke (2), P. Ferriday etc. Includes five Fairfield Book publications. Sold with two boxes containing fifty six general cricket books. Plus thirty paperback or SBC editions of which seven are signed. Signatures include John Shepherd, M.J.K. Smith, Alan Butcher etc. Good interesting and varied selection
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £45
Lot 835:
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'An Australian Cricketer on Tour'. Frank Laver. London & Bombay 1905. Original publishers red cloth. Signed to front end paper by Percy George Herbert Fender (Sussex, Surrey & England 1910-1935), this apparently being his copy. 'This edition is issued for circulation in India and the colonies only' printed to second end paper. Minor age toning to internal pages otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £140
Lot 836:
Lot 836
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: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 837:
Lot 837
Yorkshire C.C.C. signed and limited edition books. 'How to become a First Class Batsman', Herbert Sutcliffe, Leeds 1949. Signed to front endpaper by Sutcliffe. Some nicks and wear to otherwise good original dustwrapper. 'Hedley Verity. Prince with a Piece of Leather', Sam Davis, London 1952. Signed with dedication to front endpaper by the author. Small loss to otherwise good dustwrapper. Two titles written or co-written by Tony Woodhouse, 'Cricketers of Wombwell' and 'Neil Lloyd- An appreciation', both signed by Woodhouse. 'Cricket Match History No. 2. Surrey v Yorkshire 1851-1957', J.D. Lane, signed by the author. Two titles multi-signed by featured players, 'Yorkshire Cricket. A Pictorial Survey', Woodhouse & Yeomans, signed by W. Sutcliffe, N. Yardley, L. Hutton and J. Wardle, and 'The Yorkshire Post. A Century of Yorkshire County Cricket', J. Kilburn, signed by Yardley, Close (twice), Appleyard and Wilson. Yorkshire C.C.C. 'Rules, List of Subscribers, Report, Balance Sheet...' handbook 1893. Facsimile edition in red cloth published 1990, limited edition no. 90/150. Sold with an official souvenir brochure for the Yorkshire tour to America, Canada and Bermuda 1964, unsigned. Odd minor faults, overall in good condition. Qty 9
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 838:
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'The Story of Cricket at Bramall Lane. End of an era 1855-1973'. Keith Farnsworth. Sheffield 1973. Signed in ink to the title page by Roy Booth, Brian Sellers, Fred Trueman, Geoff Boycott, Len Hutton, Bob Appleyard, Jack Birkenshaw, John Hampshire, Bill Bowes, Brian Bolus and one other. Also signed by Norman Yardley to the 'Appreciation' page written by Don Bradman. Padwick 1029. Good/ very good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £85
Lot 839:
Lot 839
Signed cricket books. Six titles, each signed by the subject and/ or author. Titles are 'Championship Cricket', Trevor Bailey, London 1961. 'Stumper's View', Alan Knott, London 1972. 'The Sun Has Got His Hat On', Derek Randall, London 1984. 'Third Man to Fatty's Leg', Steve James, Lydney 2004. 'The Professional Amateur. The Cricketing Life of Bob Barber', Colin Shindler, Nantwich 2015. 'Last in the Tin Bath', David 'Bumble' Lloyd, London 2015. All with good dustwrappers. G/VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £20
Lot 840:
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'My Life Story'. Jack Hobbs. London 1935. Nicely signed in ink to the front endpaper by Hobbs. Sold with 'Jack Hobbs. A Portrait of an Artist as a Great Batsman', Ronald Mason, London 1960. Qty 2. G
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £28
Lot 841:
Lot 841
Signed cricket books. Nine signed titles including 'Mr. Cricket', Bill Ferguson 1957. 'Early Memoirs of Frank Woolley' 1976, limited edition no. 552/1000. 'M.C.C. The Autobiography of a Cricketer', Colin Cowdrey 1976. 'The White Horse and the Kangaroo. Kent v The Australians 1882-1977', Clive Porter 1981. Two biographies by David Lemmon, 'Tich Freeman' 1982 and 'Percy Chapman' 1985. 'Barclays World of Cricket' 1986, signed by Colin Cowdrey. 'The History of the South Australian Cricket Association', Chris Harte c1990. 'Sobers. Twenty Years at the Top', Garry Sobers 1998. Sold with a selection of books on histories, collecting etc. including 'Catalogue of the Collection at "The Yorker"', Piccadilly, A. Lloyd-Taylor, London 1954 etc. Also 'Cricket of To-day and Yesterday', Percy Cross-Standing, London 1902, Volumes I and II, and 'Famous Cricketers and Cricket Grounds', C.W. Alcock, London 1895 (all three titles with staining to covers), etc. Odd faults, overall in good condition. Qty 17
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £40
Lot 842:
Lot 842
'Cricket Without Challenge'. Qamar Ud Din Butt. Lahore 1955. Original dustwrapper with odd minor faults otherwise in good/very good condition. Sold with 'The Oval Memories. Pakistan Team's Tour of England 1967'. Rawalpindi 1968. Original decorative paper wrappers. G/VG. Qty 2
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £110
Lot 843:
Lot 843
'Pakistan vs. England. Tour of 1954'. M.H. Maqsood and M.I. Merchant. Karachi 1954. Original hardback, minor wear to boards otherwise in good condition. Sold with 'Summer of Swing' K.H. Baloch 1993, signed by Salim Malik who wrote the foreword.
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £95
Lot 844:
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'The Fight for the Rubber. An account of the Indian Cricket Tour to England 1946'. L.N. Mathur, Ajmer 1946. Hardback. Odd faults, good condition. Sold with 'Indian Summer'. John Arlott 1947 with original dustwrapper (odd faults) with laid down signature of Arlott to title page and 'India v West Indies 1974/75'. Sunder Rajan. Bombay 1975. Good condition. Qty 3
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £55
Lot 845:
Lot 845
Indian Cricket. Three books on Indian cricket. 'Presenting Indian Cricket'. B. Sarbadhikary. 1946 (with facsimile signatures of the Indian team), 'History of Indian Cricket'. N.S. Ramaswami 1971 (rebound without wrappers, one plate loose, breaking to odd page section) and 'From Porbandar to Wadekar'. N.S. Ramaswami. New Delhi 1975 (some damage to base of spine).
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £25
Lot 846:
Lot 846
'Cricket Series. India vs Pakistan 1979-80'. Written, compiled, edited and published by Shivendra Gupta. Printed by Jhaveri Printers, Saiyedpura, Surat, India 1979. 64pp (plus 8pp inserts) pre-tour brochure comprising player profiles, tour itinerary, statistics, articles etc. Padwick 5721-2. Light age toning and odd nick to wrappers, otherwise in very good condition. Scarce
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £110
Lot 847:
Lot 847
Gloucestershire C.C.C. Year Books for 1949, 1950, 1954, 1958, 1959, 1980 (3 copies), 1981 and 1982. Plus Kent C.C.C. Annuals for 1979 and 1980 and Somerset Handbook for 1980. Qty 13. Odd faults, good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £28
Lot 848:
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'Scarborough Cricket Club Annual Report'. Official four page printed reports for 1903, 1909, 1913, 1915 and 1918. Plus more modern Annual Reports for 1982, 1983, 1987, 1992 to 1995. Sold with official souvenir Programmes No. 4 and No.6 for the Scarborough Festival of 1954 and 1956, small loss to front cover, and ten 'Scarborough Cricket Club Centenary Cricket Festival 1986' first day covers. Odd faults, good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £30
Lot 849:
Lot 849
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: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 850:
Lot 850
'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: £200/300
Hammer price: £750
Lot 851:
Lot 851
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: £30/50
Hammer price: £30
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Warwickshire C.C.C. Annual Report and Balance Sheet for 1939. Four page folded report listing officers, two page report, accounts etc. Slipped in is a single page printed 'List of Attendees' of the Club Committee, detailing each member's record of attendance. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 853:
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Kent County Cricket Club Annual 1895. Hardback 'blue book'. Original decorative boards. Gilt titles and to page edges with Kent emblem to centre. Ownership stamp to front endpaper dated 1895. Small minor stain to front cover, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £200
Lot 854:
Lot 854
Gloucestershire C.C.C. 1975-2015. A good run of thirty five official yearbooks for 1975, 1979-1986, 1988-1991 and 1994-2015. Sold with eight Gloucestershire testimonial brochures for Tony Brown 1977, David Shepherd & Jack Davey 1978, Zaheer Abbas 1983, David Graveney 1986, Andy Stovold 1987, Andy Brassington 1988, Bill Athey 1990, and David Bridle 2000. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £58
Lot 855:
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County annuals and yearbooks. A good run of Kent annuals including four cloth bound members' issues for 1969-1971 and 1974, also 1962, 1972, 1974-1976, 1978-1982, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1989-1994, 1997, 1998, 2000-2003, 2005, 2007 and 2010. Also Derbyshire yearbooks for 2007 and 2008, annual report and yearbook for 2008 and 2010, and Durham yearbooks for 1997, 1998, 2002, 2004-2006 and 2009. Odd issue duplicated. Qty 45. Odd minor faults to earlier issues, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 856:
Lot 856
Western Australian Cricket Association Annual Reports for 1909/10, 1917-18, 1918-19 and 1919-20 plus notice of AGM 1917. All with file holes, some faults otherwise in good condition. Qty 5
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £65
Lot 857:
Lot 857
Victorian Cricket Association Annual Reports for 1932-33 (with 'Bodyline' match detail) and 1947-48. Odd faults otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £22
Lot 858:
Lot 858
South Australian Cricket Association Annual Reports for 1911, 1912, 1913, 1916, 1917, 1918 and 1919. Rusting to staples, some faults otherwise in good condition. Qty 7
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £200
Lot 859:
Lot 859
The New Zealand Cricket Annual 1930-31. Edited by E.G. Garbutt. Printed and published by Simpson & Williams Ltd, Christchurch 1931. First and only year of issue. Original green wrappers in slip case. Very good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £100
Lot 860:
Lot 860
Winchester College. 'Wykehamical Scores from the year 1825'. Allen Cowburn. Robbins and Wheeler, Winchester 1838 (sixth edition 1851). 164pp. Brown cloth boards, with gilt tile to spine. Padwick 1565 records various editions of this book published between 1838 and 1851 with updated scores, each retaining the original title page dated 1838. Sold with 'Winchester College Cricket Matches' Edited by C.E.S. Mason 1891 and 'Winchester College Cricket'. E.B. Noel. London 1926. Qty 3. Odd faults, good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £80
Lot 861:
Lot 861
'Fresh Light on 18th Century Cricket. A Collection of 1000 New Cricket Notices from 1697 to 1800'. G.B. Buckley. Birmingham 1935. Original dustwrapper in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £75
Lot 862:
Lot 862
'Fresh Light on Pre-Victorian Cricket. A Collection of New Cricket Notices from 1709 to 1837'. G.B. Buckley. Birmingham 1937. Good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £55
Lot 863:
Lot 863
'An Australian Cricketer on Tour'. Frank Laver. London 1905. Original publishers green cloth, major loss of gilt titles to spine and partially to front board. Light foxing to page edges, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £35
Lot 864:
Lot 864
'Cricket Across the Seas being an account of the tour of Lord Hawke's team in New Zealand and Australia'. P.F. Warner. London 1903. Original red cloth with gilt titles to cover and spine. Minor wear to boards otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £150
Lot 865:
Lot 865
Cricket books. Three pre war books:- 'The Cricket Field or the History and Science of the Game of Cricket'. Rev James Pycroft. London 1865. Fifth edition. Original pictorial boards (ex-libris Winder & Goldman), 'Talks with Old English Cricketers'. A.W. Pullin (Old Ebor). Edinburgh 1900. Original decorative covers and 'Cricket Books- The 100 Best'. Charles J. Britton. Birmingham 1929. Odd faults, generally good condition. Qty 3
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £50
Lot 866:
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'W.G. Grace. Cricketer. A record of his performances in first-class matches'. F.S. Ashley-Cooper. London 1916. Rebound in blue quarter leather, lacking original wrappers. Sold with 'Edward Mills Grace. Cricketer'. F.S. Ashley-Cooper. London 1916. Original decorative boards. Some wear to the 'W.G.' edition, the.'E.M.' edition good. Qty 2
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £50
Lot 867:
Lot 867
'The Journal of the Household Brigade'. Edited by I.E.A. Dolby, Selection of individual chapters on cricket taken from the Journal and sewn at the side border. The individual chapters are for the years 1862 to 1880 inclusive. Each chapter on cricket gives reports, conditions and full scores of matches against various teams played. Gilt to all edges. Some foxing otherwise in good condition. Nineteen chapters
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £60
Lot 868:
Lot 868
'Cricket in the Fiji Islands'. P.A. Snow. Christchurch 1949. Original dustwrapper. Name and address handwritten to front end paper, some loss to dustwrapper extremities otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £30
Lot 869:
Lot 869
Cricket booklets and brochures. Various runs- 'The Journal of the Cricket Society'. Volume 9. No.1 (Autumn 1978) to Volume 21. No. 4 (Spring 2004) complete, 'Hambledon's Cricket Glory. E.D. Knight. Vol 11 to 17 complete and Supplement & Indiex II, 'An Index to Arthur Haygarth's Cricket Score & Biographies'. Roger Heavens. Volume 1 to 15 complete, A.C.S. 'First Class Cricket Matches 1902 & 1903, 'Important Cricket Matches 1801-1819' and 'Complete First Class Match' List Volume 1. Qty 79. Good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
Lot 870:
Lot 870
Judge B.J. Wakley. Two first edition hardbacks by Wakley. Titles are 'Bradman the Great', London 1959 with dustwrapper and 'Classic Centuries in the Test Matches between England and Australia', London 1964. Good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £32
Lot 871:
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Frank Woolley. Flicker book. 'Pull to Leg and Forcing shot, off the Back Foot, to the Off' and 'Square Cut and Walking Shot'. Published by Flicker Productions of London c1936. Good/very good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £85
Lot 872:
Lot 872
Neville Cardus. Eleven titles by or about Cardus. 'The Summer Game', London 1949, 'Autobiography', London 1947, 'Good Days' 1948, Full Score 1970, 'Second Innings' 1950, 'Play resumed with Cardus' 1979, 'What is Music' 1977, 'Days in the Sun' 1949 etc. Eight with dustwrapper. Odd faults, good
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £22
Lot 873:
Lot 873
'A Bibliography of Cricket'. Compiled by E.W. Padwick. London 1984. Second edition. Good dustwrapper
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £28
Lot 874:
Cricket biographies and autobiographies. Twenty nine mainly modern titles, nearly all hardbacks, nearly all with dustwrappers. Titles include 'Keith Miller' Roland Perry 2005, 'Bob Barber. The Professional Amateur'. Colin Schindler 2015, 'On Pieterson' Simon Wilde 2014, 'Frank Worrell. A Biography'. I. Tennant 1987, 'On and Off the Field' Ed Smith 2004. Other subjects include Dexter, Fingleton, Bradman , Travers, Allen, May, Trueman, Hammond, Jackson, Trumper etc. Odd minor faults, very good
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £32
Lot 875:
'Chats on the Cricket Field'. W.A. Bettesworth. London 1910. Ownership signature of Hubert Preston to front end paper. Breaking to front internal hinge, small section of pages detached otherwise in good condition. Sold with six other pre war cricket books including 'The Jubilee Book of Cricket'. K.S. Ranjitsinhji. London 1897. First edition, 'The Greatest Test Match' John Marchant 1926 (original dustwrapper, a little tatty to edges), Test Match Surprise. Jack Hobbs 1926. Some faults. Sold with a box of cricket biographies, tours, histories and Ashes Tests. Thirty two mainly modern titles, nearly all hardbacks with dustwrappers. Titles include 'The Big Ship. Warwick Armstrong'. Gideon Haigh 2001, 'Jack Hobbs'. Leo McKinstry 2011, 'Ranji'. Simon Wilde 1990, 'Field Of Shadows'. Dan Waddell 2014 etc. Other subjects include Trumper, Barrie, Grace, Jessop, Fingleton etc. Good Middlesex interest including a Nat West Trophy Winners menu signed by six guests including Tim Rice, Emburey, Cowans, Gatting, Fraser etc. Odd faults, good
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £38
Lot 876:
Lot 876
'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: £350/450
Hammer price: £380
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W.G. Grace. 'The Album. A Journal of Photographs of Men, Women and Events of the Day'. Complete original copy of the 1st July 1895 issue including the sixteen page supplement for 'Dr. W.G. Grace: His Family and Cricket Career' written by G. Falconer-King. Includes twenty seven photographic illustrations of Grace at various ages, his birthplace at Downend, his parents, brothers Henry, Alfred, Edward and Frederick and other family members, the eleven of Graces who played in the match of eleven Robinsons, several of his homes etc. Padwick 7567. The whole volume is tipped in to modern navy cloth. Some loss and wear to the original wrappers, which have been expertly repaired, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £75
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'Ackworth Games and the Men Who Made Them'. Compiled, edited and published by S. Atkinson, London 1917. Includes two chapters on cricket, 'Fifty Years of Ackworth Cricket' by A.G. Linney, and 'Cricket Tours' by Osgold Cross. Original blue/ green publisher's cloth with gilt title to front and spine, gilt to top edge. Limited edition of 600 copies, this being number 411. Signed in ink to the limitation page by G. Neville Weston, December 1936. Bookplates of W.J. Hole and A.E. Winder to inside front cover. Padwick 1363. Minor wear to covers, internally in very good condition with nice, bright pages
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £40
Lot 879:
Lot 879
'The Australian Cricket Team 1926'. Published by The British Australasian (1919) Ltd, London 1926. 92pp in original brown paper wrappers comprising articles, pen pictures, statistics, etc. Padwick 5034. Small crease to front wrapper with old tape repair to inside, rusting to staples, otherwise in good condition. Sold with 'All About the Australians', Daily Mirror 1926 pre-tour booklet tipped in to modern navy cloth. Some wear and creasing, generally good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £65
Lot 880:
Lot 880
'A History of Lords and Commons Cricket'. Eric E. Bullus M.P. Westminster 1959. A history of parliamentary cricket in Westminster. Decorative card wrappers. Handwritten dedication from 'Peggy Pusey who was associated with the Houses of Parliament for 39 years'. Padwick 1306. Slight ageing and wear to wrappers otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
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'Clifton College 1862-1912'. A portfolio of thirty one pages of individual photographic plates and prints of events and personalities in the history of the College contained within grey boards with green cloth spine, printed title and College emblem to front, and cord tie. Includes four page printed index. Cricket-related images include 'The XI of 1864', two of cricket matches in progress in the grounds in 1890 and 1911, E.F.S. Tylecote (Oxford University, Kent & England 1869-1886), C.L. Townsend (Gloucestershire, London County & England 1893-1922), A.E.J. Collins, 'A Record, 1912' G.W.E. Whitehead 259no (Kent 1914) and J.R.F. Errington 120 v Liverpool in 1912. An excellent collection in very good condition
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £260
Edmund Tylecote scored 404no in a house match in 1868 while a pupil at Clifton. He made six appearances for England. Arthur Collins famously scored 628no in a house match at Clifton College in 1899 which lasted five days!
Lot 882:
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'A Correct Account of all the Cricket Matches which have been played by the Marylebone Club, and all other Principal Matches, from the year 1786 to 1822 inclusive...'. Henry Bentley. Printed by T. Traveller, London 1823. Handwritten to the title page is the signature and address of John Bayley (Middlesex, Surrey, Hampshire & M.C.C. 1830-1847). The address reads 'Updown House, Sandwich 1824'. Bound in maroon and brown half leather. Raised bands, title and emblems in gilt to spine, marbled page block edges. Odd faults, generally in good/ very good condition. A rare signature, he appears three times in matches in the book, twice playing for Mitcham against the M.C.C. in 1820 and 1822 and also playing for 'The B's' [eleven players whose names begin with B] against England in August 1822. All three matches were played at Lord's. He took five wickets for Mitcham v M.C.C. in 1822 including the wicket of Lord Frederick Beauclerk
Estimate: £400/600
Hammer price: unsold
John Bayley was an English professional cricketer who played first-class cricket from 1822 to 1850. He was mainly associated with Surrey and was a member of the county team when Surrey County Cricket Club was founded in 1845. Bayley was employed by M.C.C. on its ground staff from 1832 to 1850 and played for the MCC team. He also played for Hampshire and Middlesex.

Bayley was born in 1794 at Mitcham, Surrey and died 1874 at Mitcham. He was a right-handed batsman and a slow round arm bowler. He was in addition an occasional wicket-keeper. He made 83 known appearances in first-class cricket, including matches for The B's, the South and the Players.

'A Grand Match was played at the Mary-la-bonne Ground in July 1928 between John Bayley and his club, consisting principally of Farmers in the immediate neighbourhood of his country residence (Updown House, near Sandwich, in Kent with Mr Knatchbull added, against twelve of the Mary-la-bonn'. Quote taken from Pierce Egan's Book of sports, and Mirror of Life 1832.

M.C.C. won by 83 runs
Lot 883:
Lot 883
'The Cricketer's Hand-book containing The Origin of the Game, Remarks on Recent Alterations...'. New Edition. Robert Tyas, London 1841. Bound in original green cloth with gilt title and figure of a batsman to front, gilt to all edges. Frontispiece engraving of Lord's Cricket Ground. Bookplate of A.E. Winder to inside front cover. Contained in marbled case with black leather spine with raised bands and gilt title. Padwick 377. A very good copy of an early manual on the game
Estimate: £500/700
Hammer price: £700
Lot 884:
Lot 884
'Lillywhite's Guide to Cricketers containing full directions for playing the noble and manly game of cricket' 1852. Fifth edition. Frederick Lillywhite, W. and T. Piper, London. Original paper wrappers. 104pp. Pages checked and complete. Padwick 1086. Odd minor annotations. Wrappers worn and stained with small loss to extremities and spine. Slight staining to lower edge of some pages, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £300/400
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 885:
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'Lillywhite's Guide to Cricketers containing full directions for playing the noble and manly game of cricket by the author of 'The Cricket Field' 1857. Tenth edition. Frederick Lillywhite, London. Bound in modern brown cloth lacking original paper wrappers and front advertisements, otherwise complete. Padwick 1086. Very slight staining to page edges, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £180
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'Catalogue of a Choice Collection of Books and Engravings on Cricket including many rare items'. Alfred J. Gaston, cricket follower, writer and collector. Printed by Crowhurst of Brighton c1924. Small 12pp booklet listing a comprehensive collection of cricket items for sale. The catalogue listing includes a 'new copy' of the 'History of Yorkshire County Cricket' by 'Old Ebor' published in 1924. Other items offered include a run of Wisden Almanacks from 1864 to 1924 for fifty guineas, Fred Lillywhite's guides, Denison, early Australian annuals, and 'Fuller Pilch's Cricket Bat used in 1838' for £3-3-0. Numerous items have been crossed out in pencil, presumably as sold by Gaston. File holes to left edge, rusting to staples, horizontal fold, a little worn, otherwise in good condition. A rare item not listed in Padwick
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £300
Lot 887:
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'Sketches of the Players'. William Denison. London: Simpkin, Marshall and Co., Rudolph Ackermann, R. Dark [and others], 1846. 76pp plus advertising pages. Contained in modern green slipcase. Padwick 876. Original printed buff wrappers. Some flaking to spine and age toning to wrappers with slight splitting at hinges, otherwise in good/ very good condition. Rare
Estimate: £1500/2500
Hammer price: unsold
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'The Alabama Claims. Supplementary Treaty between Her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Victoria on the one hand, and The Government of the United States on the other hand. By John Bowyer, Cricketer of Mitcham (1872)' together with 'Mr Pepys on Cricket, season 1873'. Frederick Gale. Photocopies of two documents in the form of 'fictitious skits' from the M.C.C. collection, recorded in Padwick nos. 7348 and 7349, produced to raise funds for the Benefit of the Surrey player, John Bowyer. Bound in modern boards. Bookplate of A.E. Winder to inside front cover. The item was a gift from David Rayvern Allen to Winder. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £100
Lot 889:
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'Practical Hints on Cricket, for the Direction and Guidance of Beginners' by 'A Wykhamist' [Frederick Gale]. Cheltenham 1843. 43pp with good frontispiece engraving of 'The Field'. Original pictorial boards in modern blue cloth case. Padwick 380. Some ageing and light wear to boards, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £300/400
Hammer price: £420
Lot 890:
Lot 890
'Cricket Matches, played by The Incapables 1872-1887'. Privately published and printed by A. Gotelee, Odiham 1888. 80pp of scores and summaries of matches by season and averages for the period. Bookplate of A.E. Winder to inside front cover. Padwick 1274. VG
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £180
The Incapables were a wandering cricket club who, according to the note on page one, were originally 'The Sparkenhoe Rovers Club' adopting the name The 'Incapables' in 1872. Sparkenhoe is a district of Leicester. Over fifteen years they played eighty matches, winning fifty of them and had first class cricketers in their ranks including Rev S.C. Voules of Somerset and W.J. Ford of Middlesex. This title appears in the Goldman 'Bibliography' where it is noted as 'very rare'
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'International Sports. Dean's Gold Medal Series'. Dean & Son, London c1890. Original colour pictorial covers with 16pp of colour cartoon illustrations of sports from around the world, each country represented by a selection of sports, England by steeplechasing, bicycle racing, tennis and horse racing, Australia by cricket, stock driving, and kangaroo hunting. Other countries depicted are Africa, America, Canada, Germany, Spain, Scandinavia, France, Italy, India, Scotland and Russia. Not recorded in Padwick. Tipped in to modern red cloth. Expert repairs to damaged spine. Some staining, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £80
Lot 892:
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'Lord's, July 13th and 14th, 1906. Eton v Harrow'. Scarce 52pp souvenir book published by the Souvenir Publishing Syndicate, London 1906. Comprises photographs of the 1905 teams, lists of past captains and portraits of them from 1881 to 1906, and of headmasters of the period. The captains include notable names who went on to play first-class cricket including MacLaren, Findlay, Paravicini, Bromley-Davenport and Jackson. Original decorative paper wrappers with ribbon tie. M.C.C. stamp and bookplate of H.A. Cohen to inside front cover. The book in the M.C.C./ Cahn envelope and preserved in a navy blue case. Padwick 1448. Staining and ageing to the wrappers, internally in very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £110
Lot 893:
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'I Knew A Man. W.G. Grace'. A.C. MacLaren. Original nine page typed transcript of a broadcast given by MacLaren on BBC Radio, 25th October 1935, with the odd handwritten corrections and additions, presumably by the author. A fascinating study of W.G. recording many moments between the two great batsmen. MacLaren succeeded Grace as captain of England. Tipped in to modern blue cloth. Padwick 6800-1. G/VG
Estimate: £400/600
Hammer price: unsold
A full, corrected version of the script is featured as an appendix in 'Archie. A Biography of A.C. MacLaren' by Michael Down
Lot 894:
Lot 894
'Bibliography of the Writings of John Arlott'. Geoffrey K. Whitelock. Original 19pp typescript of 'Section B- Books by others with contributions by John Arlott', with some handwritten amendments by Whitelock. The four sections of the bibliography were published separately in the Cricket Society Journal from 1977 to 1980. This section appeared in volume 8 no. 4, Spring 1978. Originally from the A.E. Winder sale from John Arlott's collection, presumably Whitelock had sent the script to Arlott for comments. Light creasing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £55
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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: £1300/1600
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
Lot 896:
Lot 896
'Kissing the Rod. The Story of the Tests of 1934'. P.G.H. Fender. London 1934. With a chapter on 'Bodyline'. Unusually, with original dustwrapper. The dustwrapper with some wear to extremities and old tape reinforcement to inside of dustwrapper. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £75
Lot 897:
Cricket books. Interesting selection of fourteen books. Includes 'The Sporting Globe Cricket Annual 1924/25'. A Book of Averages and Records. Compiled by E.H.M. Baillie and R.H. Campbell. Tape reinforcement to spine, 'The Book of the Two Maurices'. M.C.C. team Australasia 1929/30'. Turnbull & Allom. London 1930, one plate detached, 'Cricket In Many Climes'. P.F. Warner. London 1900, with tatty dustwrapper, some loss, 'With the 1930 Australians'. Geoffrey Tebbutt. London 1930, age toned and worn dustwrapper, some loss, 'M.C.C. in South Africa 1938-39', Brian Bassano. J.W. McKenzie 1997, limited edition 220/250, signed by the author and L.L. Wlikinson, Lancashire, a member of the M.C.C. touring party etc. Some faults
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £80
Lot 898:
'Tours and Tests'. Kenneth Farnes. London 1940. With worn original dust wrapper, some loss. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
Lot 899:
Lot 899
'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: £60/90
Hammer price: £50
Lot 900:
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'Sevenoaks and Vine Cricket 1731-1959'. K.J. Smart. Sevenoaks 1959. Original card wrappers. Slight splitting to wrappers, rusting to staples, otherwise in good condition. Sold with an original official mono photograph of the 1959 Sevenoaks Vine team, seated and standing in rows wearing cricket attire in front of the pavilion. Unmounted, 10'x7'. Slight creasing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 901:
Lot 901
'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. Padwick 5030. Minor wear to boards, internally in very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 902:
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'The Cricket-bat and how to use it' by 'An Old Cricketer' (Nicholas 'Felix' Wanostrocht). London 1860. Original green patterned cloth with gilt illustration of batsmen at the wickets, and gilt title to spine. The author's name, 'An Old Cricketer', has 'N. Felix' written in pencil below. Owner's name in ink to front endpaper, 'Robert Stratton Holmes' (Rev. R.S. Holmes, cricket historian and book collector), dated 3rd November 1896. Padwick 398. Minor wear to spine, slight breaking to front internal hinge, minor foxing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £120
Padwick lists this title with a first publication date of 1861 but 'some copies have variant title page dated 1860' as does this copy
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'Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the King's Court at Westminster'. George Wilson. Printed by A. Strahan, London 1799. Published in three volumes, this being Volume I. Pages 220-222 report on the case of 'Jeffreys versus Walter' in 1948 where a judgement was made over a gambling debt. Bookplates of J.W. Goldman and A.E. Winder to inside front cover and endpaper. Ownership stamp to title page of A.F. Peterson, Lincoln's Inn. Padwick 898. Previously exhibited at a National Book League exhibition with the M.C.C. c1950. Handsomely bound in tan calf and marbled boards with gilt title to spine. Light scuffs to covers, internally in very good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £260
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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: £1800/2500
Hammer price: £1650
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 905:
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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: £130/160
Hammer price: £80
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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: £80/120
Hammer price: £140
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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: £400/600
Hammer price: £430
Lot 908:
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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: £200/300
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 909:
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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: £700/1000
Hammer price: £750
Lot 910:
Lot 910
'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: £180/250
Hammer price: unsold
J.W. Haygarth emigrated to Australia in 1865 and played no first-class cricket after leaving England
Lot 911:
Lot 911
'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: £200/300
Hammer price: £170

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