Cricket Books

Lot 931:
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'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume I. Numbers 1-21 (10th May to 28th September 1882). Complete with title-page and contents page to front. Illustrated. Original publishers cloth, with titles in gilt. Minor wear to spine and boards, slight breaking to front internal hinge, odd neat pencil annotations to page margins, some age toning internally, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £140
The magazine ran from 1882 to 1913
Lot 932:
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'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume II. Numbers 1-49 (16th February to 27th December 1883). Complete with title-page and contents page to front. Illustrated. Bound in blue half leather, with titles in gilt to spine. Minor wear to spine and boards, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £48
Lot 933:
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'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume III. Numbers 50-79 (31st January to 25th December 1884). Complete with title-page and contents page to front. Illustrated. Bound in blue leather, with titles in gilt to spine. Slight fading to spine and minor wear to spine and boards, breaking to front internal hinge, odd nick to page edges, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £42
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'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume IV. Numbers 80-109 (29th January to 24th December 1885). Complete with title-page and contents page to front. Illustrated. Bound in blue leather, with titles in gilt to spine. Slight fading to spine and minor wear to spine and boards, breaking to internal hinges, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £42
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'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volumes V and VI. Numbers 110-139 (28th January to 30th December 1886) and 140-169 (27th January to 29th December 1887). Bound together in red half leather as one, with title in gilt to spine. Both complete with title-page and contents page to front of each volume. Illustrated. Light wear to boards and spine, breaking to internal hinges, odd nick and foxing to pages edges, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £60
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'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volumes VII and VIII. Numbers 170-199 (26th January to 27th December 1888) and 200-229 (24th January to 27th December 1889). Bound together in red half leather as one, with title in gilt to spine. Volume VII complete, Volume VIII lacking no. 203, 18th April 1888. Title-page and contents page to front of each volume. Illustrated. Fading and light wear to spine, odd nick to pages edges, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £50
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'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume VIII. Numbers 200-229 (24th January to 27th December 1889). Complete with title-page and contents page to front. Illustrated. Bound in green half leather, with title in gilt to spine. Wear to board and spine extremities, slight breaking to front internal hinge, one internal page detached, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £35
Lot 938:
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'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volumes IX and X. Numbers 230-259 (27th January to 27th December 1890) and 260-289 (27th January to 31st December 1891). Bound together in maroon half leather as one, with title in gilt to spine. Volume VII complete, Volume VIII lacking no. 203, 18th April 1888. Title-page and contents page to front of each volume. Illustrated. Volume X with two 'Supplement to Cricket' dated 25th June 1891 and 6th August 1891. Volume IX with odd pages detached. Minor wear to board and spine extremities, odd nick to pages edges, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £50
Lot 939:
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'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume XI. Numbers 290-319 (28th January to 29th December 1892). Complete with title-page and contents page to front. Illustrated. Bound in green half leather, with title in gilt to spine. Includes pictorial supplements of the 'English Cricket Team on Tour, South Africa 1891-2' dated 12th May 1892, 'Surrey Team 1892' (28th July), 'Yorkshire Eleven 1892' (11th August), 'The Middlesex County Eleven 1892', (18th August), 'The Nottingham Team 1892' (25th August), G.A. Lohmann (27th October), and 'Somerset v Norfshire [sic]' (24th November). Wear to board and spine extremities, slight breaking to internal hinges, odd nicks to internal pages, otherwise in very good condition. Rare to see full page supplements within a bound volume
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 940:
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'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume XII. Numbers 320-349 (26th January to 28th December 1893). Complete with title-page and contents page to front. Illustrated. Bound in green half leather, with title in gilt to spine. Includes pictorial supplements bound in of A.E. Stoddart in the issue of 26th January, Sammy Woods, 23rd February, and W.G. Grace, 4th May 1893, also statistical supplements for issues dated 25th May, 29th June, 6th July and 13th July. Wear to board and spine extremities, otherwise in very good condition. Rare to see original supplements within a bound volume
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 941:
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'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume XIII. Numbers 350-379 (25th January to 28th December 1894). Complete with title-page and contents page to front. Illustrated. Bound in green half leather, with title in gilt to spine. Wear to board and spine extremities, slight breaking to front internal hinge, odd nicks to internal pages with two pages detached or partially detached, otherwise in very good condition. Rare to see original supplements within a bound volume
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £55
Lot 942:
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'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volumes XIII and XIV. Numbers 350-379 (25th January to 28th December 1894) and 380-409 (31st January to 26th December 1895). Bound together in maroon half leather as one, with title in gilt to spine (incorrectly dated 'Vols 14 & 15'). Illustrated. Title-page and contents page of Vol. XIV bound in to front, lacking the title and contents pages for Vol. XIII, which is also lacking issue 353, 12th April 1894, otherwise complete. Includes two large fold-out pictorial 'specimen print' advertising supplements for 'Famous Cricketers and Cricket Grounds', featuring W.G. Grace and dated 23rd May, and 6th June 1894 featuring William Gunn, also statistical supplement dated 13th June 1895. Minor wear to board and spine extremities, some splitting to spine, breaking to internal hinges, age toning to later pages, odd nick to pages edges, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £50
Lot 943:
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'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume XV. Numbers 410-439 (30th January to 31st December 1896). Complete with title-page and contents page to front. Illustrated. Original publisher's green cloth. Gilt titles to front and spine. Includes statistical supplement dated 2nd July 1896. Minor wear to head and foot of spine, slight bumping to corners, minor dulling to spine gilt, slight breaking to internal hinges, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £130
Lot 944:
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'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume XVI. Numbers 440-469 (28th January to 30th December 1897). Complete with title-page and contents page to front. Illustrated. Bound in green leather, with gilt title to spine. Wear and some splitting to spine, breaking to internal hinges, age toning to pages, odd nicks to internal pages with one contents page partially detached, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £42
Lot 945:
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'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volumes XVII and XVIII. Numbers 470-499 (27th January to 22nd December 1898) and 500-529 (26th January to 21st December 1899). Bound together in maroon half leather as one, with title in gilt to spine. Complete with title-page and contents page to front of each volume. Illustrated. Includes full page pictorial supplements, one of F.E. Lacey dated 5th May 1898 bound in as frontispiece, also G.G. Hearne and W. Attewell, 26th May 1898. Old tape repairs to internal hinges, front board previously detached. Heavy wear to spine, age toning to pages, odd nick to pages edges, otherwise internally in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £45
Lot 946:
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'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volumes XIX and XX. Numbers 530-559 (25th January to 20th December 1900) and 560-589 (31st January to 19th December 1901). Bound together in maroon half leather as one, with title in gilt to spine. Complete with title-page and contents page to front of each volume. Illustrated. Some wear to spine and board extremities, breaking to front internal hinge, age toning to pages, odd nicks and tears to pages edges, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £60
Lot 947:
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'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume XXI. Numbers 590-619 (30th January to 18th December 1902). Complete with title-page and contents page to front. Illustrated. Original publisher's green cloth, with nice bright gilt titles to front and spine. Very light rubbing to board and spine edges, light vertical crease to pages, minor age toning, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £290
Lot 948:
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'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume XXII. Numbers 620-649 (29th January to 31st December 1903). Complete with title-page and contents page to front. Illustrated. Original publisher's green cloth, with nice bright gilt titles to front and spine. Very light rubbing to board and spine edges, light vertical crease to pages, minor age toning, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £160
Lot 949:
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'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume XXIII. Numbers 650-679 (28th January to 22nd December 1904). Complete with title-page and contents page to front. Illustrated. Original publisher's green cloth, with nice bright gilt titles to front and spine. Very light spotting to boards and bumping to corners, light vertical crease to pages, minor age toning, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £160
Lot 950:
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'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume XXIV. Numbers 680-709 (26th January to 21st December 1905). Complete with title-page and contents page to front. Illustrated. Bound in green leather, with gilt title to spine. Some wear to spine and board extremities, minor age toning, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £85
Lot 951:
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'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume XXV. Numbers 710-739 (25th January to 20th December 1906). Complete with title-page and contents page to front. Illustrated. Original publisher's green cloth, with nice bright gilt titles to front and spine. Very minor spotting to boards and bumping to corners, light vertical crease to pages, minor age toning, tear to p23, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £150
Lot 952:
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'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume XXVI. Numbers 740-769 (31st January to 19th December 1907). Complete with title-page and contents page to front. Illustrated. Original publisher's green cloth, with nice bright gilt titles to front and spine. Very light rubbing to spine edges and bumping to corners, light vertical crease to pages, minor age toning, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £130
Lot 953:
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'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume XXVII. Numbers 770-799 (30th January to 24th December 1908). Complete with title-page and contents page to front. Illustrated. Original publisher's green cloth, with nice bright gilt titles to front and spine. Very light rubbing to spine edges and bumping to corners, light vertical crease to pages, minor age toning, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £130
Lot 954:
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'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume XXVIII. Numbers 800-829 (28th January to 21st December 1909). Complete with title-page and contents page to front. Illustrated. Original publisher's green cloth, with nice bright gilt titles to front and spine. Very light rubbing to spine edges and bumping to corners, light vertical crease to pages, minor age toning, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £180
Lot 955:
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'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume XXIX. Numbers 830-859 (27th January to 22nd December 1910). Complete with title-page and contents page to front. Illustrated. Original publisher's green cloth, with nice bright gilt titles to front and spine. Very light rubbing to spine edges and bumping to corners, light vertical crease to pages, minor age toning, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £190
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'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume XXX, numbers 860-889 (26th January to December 1911) and 'Rugby, Football and Cricket', Volume I, numbers 1-13 (7th October to 30th December 1911, first and last issues). Complete with title-page and contents page to front. Illustrated. Bound in one volume in green half leather, gilt title to spine. The issue dated 15th April includes a large and rare fold-out supplement of 'Cricket Fixtures for 1911' printed in red and green with decorative borders. The colourful poster features a central calendar of fixtures for 1911 including the Indian tour matches and, above and below, images of the Leicestershire and Norfolk teams. To corners are head and shoulders images of Trumper, Bardsley (Australia), Faulkner (South Africa) and Bird (Surrey). Also to borders a collection of nine advertisements for The Victor Trumper Cricket Bat, Gardiner's cricket bats, Gradidge bats, Duke & Sons cricket balls, Spalding's cricket supplies, Pattisson Horse Boots, 'Lirine' cricket shoe cleaner, and 'Vigoral' beef essence. The poster measures 22.5"x17". Slight rubbing to spine edges of the binding, light vertical crease to pages, minor age toning, odd minor nicks, otherwise in very good condition. Not previously seen by the auctioneer in this complete bound format comprising both magazine titles and with the bound in poster
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £480
The first issue of a new magazine titled 'Rugby, Football and Cricket' was issued on 7th October 1911 and ran weekly. In the meantime 'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game' continued as a standalone publication in its original monthly format in winter as in previous years, through to the December 1911 issue. In the editorial on the front page of the 30th December (and last) issue of 'Rugby, Football and Cricket' by editor, Pentelow, the announcement was made that the new magazine would not continue due to lack of support (and unpaid subscriptions!) from the rugby readers, and the existing cricket readers not taking kindly to the change in format
Lot 957:
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'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume I (New Series). Numbers 1-30 (27th January to 14th December 1912). Complete with title-page and contents page to front. Illustrated. Original publisher's green cloth, with nice bright gilt titles to front and spine. Very light rubbing to spine edges and bumping to corners, light vertical crease to pages, minor age toning, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £390
The 'New Series' marked the relaunch of the publication in an expanded format and under new editorship, in a bid to resurrect flagging sales
Lot 958:
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'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume II (New Series), numbers 31-60 (18th January to 17th December 1913). Complete with title-page and contents page to front. Illustrated. Bound in green half leather, gilt title to spine. Some wear and rubbing to spine and board edges of the binding, fading to spine. Pages nice and bright. Overall in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £350
Lot 959:
The Cricketer Magazine 1921-2014. A complete run of the magazine from 1921 (Volume I, first issue) to 2014. Volumes from 1921 to 1939, also 1950, 1952, 1953, 1955 and 1957 bound in original publisher's green cloth with gilt titles, the remainder loose issues in official binders. All volumes checked and appear complete with the exception of 1992 which is lacking the February issue. Fading to some spines of original bindings, the Spring 1944 issue with heavy wear, odd faults to other individual issues, otherwise overall in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £420
Lot 960:
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South African Cricket Annual 1951/52-2011. Complete run of the annual from 1951/52 (first issue) to 2011. Light wear to the spine of the 1951/52, minor wear to other earlier editions, overall in good/ very good condition. Qty 58
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £80
Lot 961:
Lot 961
Cricket Almanack of New Zealand 1948-2011. Complete run of the annual from 1948 (first issue) to 2011. Some wear and old tape repair to the spine of the 1948, minor wear and odd tape repair to other earlier editions, overall in good/ very good condition. Qty 64
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £100
Lot 962:
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Yorkshire C.C.C. annuals 1939-1991. Thirty copies of the handbook for seasons 1939, 1947, 1949-1954 and 1958-1967. Some duplication. The majority of covers worn and/ or with fading to spine and gilts, the 1939 with heavy staining to spine and boards. Only fair condition. Also fifteen copies of the 1981 edition in blue cloth, and fourteen of the 1991 in green, all in very good condition. Qty 45
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
Lot 963:
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'Bussey Cricket Diary & Companion 1894 to 1907'. Complete run of small leather bound black (one green) cricket diaries produced by George G. Bussey for 1894 (third year of issue) to 1907. Gilt to all edges. Qty 14. All unused. Very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £140
Lot 964:
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John (+ James) Lillywhite's Cricketers' Companion 1866 (second year of issue) to 1885. Complete run of the annual for the stated period in various bindings, some with original green wrappers. The 1866 bound in modern pale lilac boards, lacking original wrappers. The 1867 in original wrappers, odd nicks to spine, otherwise good. The 1868 bound in red half leather, lacking original wrappers. The 1869 in green boards, original wrappers retained. Three editions for 1868, 1870 and 1871 bound together in one volume in black half leather, gilt title to spine, lacking original wrappers. The 1872 and 1873 issues both in original wrappers, the 1872 with cloth tape to spine, the 1873 with adhesive marks to spine. The 1874 in green boards, original wrappers retained. The 1875 and 1876 both in original wrappers with cloth tape to spines. The 1877 bound in original contemporary navy blue leather with raised bands to spine, tooled decorations, titles and the Prince of Wales emblem in gilt and gilt page edges. Some wear and rubbing to spine, otherwise a nice copy in good condition. The 1878 bound in marbled boards, original front wrapper laid down to front cover, lacking original rear wrapper. Loss to front wrapper, Title page partially detached, breaking to page block, only fair condition. The 1879 in original green wrappers, green cloth tape to spine, wear to wrappers and internal foxing. The 1880 in original wrappers, cloth tape to spine. The 1881, 1882, 1883 and 1885 bound similarly in pale green boards with green cloth spines, the 1881 lacking original wrappers, breaking to front internal hinge, the 1882 with original front wrapper, modern tape reinforcement to internal hinges, the 1883 with original rear wrapper, breaking to page block, the 1885 lacking original wrappers, tape reinforcement to internal hinges. The 1884 with original rear wrapper, replacement plain paper front wrapper and green cloth spine. Condition ranges from very good to only fair as described. Qty 19
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £580
Lot 965:
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'Cricket Chat: Gleanings from "Cricket"... Portraits & Biographies of Eminent Cricketers'. Published by the 'Cricket Office'. Four editions of the annual comprising reprints of biographical articles originally published in 'Cricket A Weekly Record'. Issues are for 1886 (third year of publication) covering articles published 1884-85, rebound in modern grey boards lacking original wrappers. Two copies of the 1888 issue (fifth year of publication) covering articles published 1886-87, one in original paper wrappers, front wrapper detached, lacking spine paper, the other rebound in modern grey boards, lacking original wrappers. 1889 issue (sixth year of publication) covering articles published 1887-88, in original paper wrappers, loss to spine paper. Overall in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £60
'Cricket Chat' was published from 1884-1892 with a further two issues published in 1914
Lot 966:
Lot 966
'The Cricket Quarterly. A Journal devoted to the Noble Game of Cricket' 1963-1970. Edited by Roland Bowen. Mullion, Cornwall. Complete run of the journal, with all indices, forewords, bound in blue boards with gilt titles. Eight volumes. Ex Coldham collection, with original receipts from the Bookbinders dated 1968. VG
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £360
Lot 967:
Kent C.C.C. Annuals for 1966, 1969-1972, 1983-1985 and 1987-1999. Plus three Yorkshire Annuals for 1959, 1965 and 1968. G
Estimate: £15/25
Hammer price: £10
Lot 968:
The Playfair Cricket Annual 1948-1962, 1974, 1975, 1977-2001, 2004 & 2005. Run of the Annual, the copies for 1948-1962 in larger format. Plus a quantity of the Cricketer Quarterly 1970/2000's, 1973-1975 and 1977-1979 bound, Journal of the Cricket Society Volumes 1-5 complete plus others, Cricketers' Who's Who 1982, 1985, 1986, 1990, 1992, 1994 & 1996, odd county yearbook/annual etc. Fair/good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £38
Lot 969:
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'Scarborough Cricket Club Annual Report'. Official four page printed reports for 1878, 1897, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1905, 1906, 1908, 1909, 1913, 1915 1916 and 1918. Sold with official souvenir Programmes No. 4 and No.6 for the Scarborough Festival of 1954 and 1956. Odd faults, folds, good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £55
Lot 970:
Lot 970
Surrey County Cricket Club Handbook 1894. Original boards with gilt titles to front board. Some wear to the board extremities an some loss to spine. First section of pages neatly detached. Ex Merton library. Sold with four official yearbooks for seasons 1976, and 1978-1980 in good condition. Qty 5
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £10
Lot 971:
Lot 971
Glamorgan C.C.C. Yearbooks 1946 to 1959 Odd minor faults, very minor rusting to staples to odd editions, otherwise in good/very good condition. Qty 14
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £55
Lot 972:
Lot 972
Surrey County Cricket Club Yearbooks for 1923, 1927 & 1929. Original boards with gilt title to front cover. Some wear to spines with small loss to two otherwise in good condition. Qty 3
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £15
Lot 973:
The Cricketer Magazine. Bound volumes for Vol II. No 1. May 6th 1922 to Vol II. No.22, October 1922, Vol III. December 1922 to April 1923 and Annual, Vol IV. No 1. May 12th 1923 to Vol IV. April 1923, Vol. XXIX. No 1. May 1st 1948 to Vol. XXIX. No 10. September 4th 1948 and Spring Annual and Vol XXX. April 30 1949 to Vol XXX. No.10. September 3rd 1949. The first two volumes with original wrappers. Sold with 'Cricket of Today & Yesterday'. Percy Cross Standing. London 1902. Volumes I & II. (ex R.Appleyard collection) plus a duplicate rebound edition of Volumes 1&2 (some faults) and 'Famous Cricketers & Cricket Grounds'. C.W. Alcock. London 1895 (some staining to rear board, broken internal hinges. Odd faults, generally good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £58
Lot 974:
Lot 974
The Athletic News Cricket Annual 1910, 1921, 1927, 1928, 1932 (2), 1937 and 1938. Faults to some copies, the 1910 with detached wrappers, the 1921 with broken internal hinges, one of the 1932 editions with detached front wrapper, the other with broken internal hinges, the 1937 edition lacking wrappers and the 1938 with heavy wear to wrappers, some age toning and darkening to most editions otherwise in generally good condition. Qty 8
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £25
Lot 975:
Lot 975
'Worcestershire C.C.C. Centenary Year Book 1965'. Original green boards. Nicely signed to front end paper by eleven members of the 1964 team. Signatures are Kenyon (Captain), Headley, Graveney, Horton, Ormrod, Gifford, Booth, Flavell, Coldwell, Richardson and Fearnley. Wear to covers and spine, internally good
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 976:
Worcestershire County Cricket Club. Official History & Guide 1928. Compiled and edited by J.B. Payne. Published by the Club. Original decorative stiffened wrappers. Minor soiling to boards otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £140/180
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 977:
Lot 977
Worcestershire County Cricket Club Official Yearbook 1948 and 1950. Original decorative stiffened wrappers. The 1948 edition with minor age toning to wrappers, slight rusting to staples otherwise in very good condition. The 1950 edition in good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 978:
Lot 978
'Feltham's Cricketer for 1878'. Edited by George H. West. London 1878. Original blue boards with titles in gilt to front board. Frontispiece image of Henry Jupp. Some breaking to front and rear internal hinges, minor wear to boards, odd minor faults otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £65
The second and last issue of 'Feltham's Cricketer'
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Lot 979
'The Norfolk Cricket Annual. Season 1889'. Edited by W.S. Barker and J.H. Hatch. First year of publication. Published by Jarrold & Sons, London and Norwich. Original printed card boards. Minor wear to spine and boards, slight age toning otherwise in very good condition. Sold with a further 1895 edition, 6th year of publication, bound in maroon boards with gilt titles, lacking original wrappers, red page edges. Edited by Robin H. Legge. Very good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: £70
The Annual ran in various editions from 1889-1898, 1909/10, 1910/11, 1926 and 1927
Lot 980:
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'Glamorgan C.C.C. 1921-1948'. Roy Webber and Kenneth M. Arnott. Cricket Book Society, England. Rebound in green cloth with gilt title to spine. Original wrappers retained. Signed in ink to the original front cover by Roy Webber, and to the title page 'Best wishes, Roy'. VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 981:
Lot 981
'Arthur Haygarth's Cricket Scores & Biographies'. Four volumes with original publisher's red cloth and gilt titles to front and spine. Vol. V (1855 to 1857) London 1876. Vol. VI (1858 to 1860), London 1876. Vol. VII (1861 to 1862), London 1877. Vol. VIII (1863-1864), London 1877. Some wear to head and foot of spines, some staining to boards otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £55
Lot 982:
Lot 982
New Zealand and South African cricket annuals 1949-1957. Three issues of 'The Cricket Almanack of New Zealand for seasons 1949 (second year of issue), 1956 and 1958. Also six issues of the 'South African Cricket Annual' 1951/52, 1952/53, and 1954-1957. Some wear to wrappers, otherwise in good condition. Qty 9
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £18
Lot 983:
Lot 983
'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 264/300. VG
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £20
Lot 984:
Lot 984
'The Ross Gregory Story'. D. Frith. Melbourne 2003. Deluxe limited edition of only 50 numbered copies produced in black quarter leather, marbled end-papers and top edge gilt. Although this has not got a limitation label it is clearly a limited edition book, signed by Frith. Excellent condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 985:
Lot 985
'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 7 of 200 copies of which 190 were for sale, signed by Rosenwater and dedicated 'To Anthony Woodhouse- in warm friendship'. Very good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £75
Lot 986:
Lot 986
'Imperial Cricket'. P.F. Warner. London 1912. Original full red Morocco, gilts to front cover and spine. All pages edges gilt. Limited subscribers edition of 900 copies, this being number 339. Padwick 83. Small tear to frontispiece interleaf, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £95
Lot 987:
Lot 987
'The Chronicle of W.G.'. J.R. Webber. Nottingham 1998. Original stiffened wrappers. Limited edition subscribers edition of 440 copies, this being 401 in slip case. Signed by Webber and the Grand Daughter and Great Nephew of W.G. Grace. VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £20
Lot 988:
Lot 988
'M.C.C. in South Africa 1938-39'. Brian Bassano. J.W. McKenzie, Ewell 1997. Good dustwrapper. Sold with four J.W. McKenzie facsimile reprints. 'Curiosities of Cricket from the earliest records to the present time' by an Old Cricketer (1978). Unnumbered limited edition of 150 copies. 'Lillywhite's Illustrated Hand-book of Cricket' edited by A Cantab (1988). 'Recollections of Lord's and the Marylebone Cricket Club', William H. Slatter (1989). 'The Grand Matches of Cricket Played in England from 1771 to 1791', W. Epps (1989). Qty 5. VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £45
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'Men in White. The History of New Zealand International Cricket 1894-1985. Auckland 1986. Deluxe full leather bound edition of 1200 copies, this copy being number 976. The largest cricket book ever produced measuring 15.5"x22"and weighing 13.2kg!. Gilt to all edges. Good condition in slip case, minor wear to slip case
Estimate: £140/180
Hammer price: £150
Lot 990:
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'Innings Complete'. Philip Paine. Volumes 12 (2007), 15 (2010), 16 (2011), 18 (2012), 21 (2015), 23 (2017), and 24 (2018, final volume in the series). All limited editions each of 250 copies signed by the author, various limitation numbers. Very good condition. Qty 7
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
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Wisden Anthology 1978-2006. Leather bound limited edition no. 97/300, gilt to page edges. Signed to title page by Stephen Moss, Matthew Engel, Tim De Lisle and Graeme Wright, all former Editors of Wisden. Excellent condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £50
Lot 992:
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'Sam Cook'. Alan Gibson. Privately published 1992. Limited edition no. 8/50. Bound in original brown cloth and signed to the title page by both Cook and the author. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £42
Lot 993:
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Hammer price: withdrawn
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'The Cricketer's Week-End Book'. Eric Parker with illustrations by Cyril E. Rowell. Seeley Service & Co., London 1952. Original hardback with good dustwrapper. Signed in ink to the front endpaper by Parker 'With all good wishes February 5 1953'. Padwick 5861. The book is accompanied by a collection of over forty original pen and ink illustrations by Rowell used in the book and two not used, and a file belonging to the publisher, Douglas Service, comprising an exchange of correspondence between Parker and Service from 1943 to 1952 of over thirty letters detailing the development of the book, with original letters from Parker and copy letters from Service to Parker. The letters and illustrations all contained in a modern blue cloth case. G/VG
Estimate: £300/500
Hammer price: £520
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Roland Pretty Hill ('RIP') 1866-1949. An excellent collection of all twenty original pen and ink illustrations for the book 'J.N. Crawford's Trip to Kangarooland. Illustrated by Rip!' 1909 by John Neville Crawford (Surrey, South Australia & England 1904-1921) drawn by Roland Pretty Hill under his pseudonym 'RIP'. A unique collection of all nineteen original pen and ink illustrations on card which featured in the book including the design for the front cover of the book and similar title page which features Crawford in striped blazer shaking hands with a kangaroo, both Crawford and the kangaroo are wearing spectacles in the original illustration but on the actual printed cover and title page only Crawford is wearing them, as he did all his playing career. The front cover/title page measures 8"x10.5" and the remaining nineteen various sized are smaller, some with shading in blue crayon, many signed by the artist and captioned. There is also a proof sheet with captions altered in pencil. Running in appearance order from the book, the title page being the first, there are illustrations of an Umpire signalling 'Over' (2), Crawford, who was only 20 years old when he went on the tour and under age, asking his fathers permission (3), Crawford asking the umpire for 'a dry handkerchief to lend me' [to wipe his spectacles whilst bowling (4), Crawford batting in full flow 'A La Lyons. Out of the ground for 6' (5) [with preliminary sketch to verso], Crawford and Richard A.Young (Cambridge University, Sussex & England)1905-1925 (nickname Blurr, he went to Repton School with Crawford) walking out in Sydney 'Giving the Sydney Girls a treat' (6), Hutchings, Crawford and Young, in individual beds, Young having nightmares (due to his poor performance in the first Test) 'Bad luck Fielder!, well bowled!' (7), two images of the same Australian crowd at the first Test, one smiling and happy, the other troubled entitled 'Australia doing well, Australian wickets falling fast' (8), the proof sheet depicting an English Lion and a Australian Kangaroo, England doing well by the Wednesday evening and not so well by the Thursday' evening entitled 'An Australian Caricature' (9), Tarrant batting slowly in the tour match with a Victorian XI following the Test, the illustration shows members of the team including Crawford making comments around Tarrant with caption 'Cricket- A matter of endurance' (10), a batsman being given out by the umpire, with Crawford bowling, entitled 'You've had two or three very narrow squeaks before, my boy' (11), an excellent image of Barnes and Fielder walking off triumphantly with bats over their shoulders having scored the 40 runs required to win the second Test by one wicket, entitled 'The two bowlers whose batting won the second Test' (12), head and shoulders image of a very hot Crawford wearing a boater and smoking a cigarette entitled 'Blisters!' due to the high temperatures in the Third Test at Adelaide (13), 'Blurr fishing', image showing Blurr (R.A. Young) fishing with a rod, in the River Tamar [Tasmania] whilst in the water himself (14), Crawford in batting attire pondering the fact that he almost made a pair in the fourth Test at Melbourne (he made 0 & 1) (15), Crawford and Hutchings eating oysters and drinking ginger beer entitled 'Could you eat another dozen Hutch, What! a bad one?' (16), the seventeenth illustration depicts Clem Hill walking into bat with wicket keeper Humphries looking on entitled 'The Invalid. Do I look very seedy Boys. (Clem Hill, 3rd Test Match)'. (17). [Hill had spent two days in bed ill with influenza during the Test, whilst England had been in the field and then made 160 runs...], an excellent illustration showing George Gunn sitting on the top of a cricket bat with other leading run scorers, Hardstaff, Jones, Hobbs etc positioned below, the caption reads 'The Gunn mounted, top of the Averages' (18) [Gunn topped the tour batting averages with 831 runs at 51.93 with a highest score of 122no], the penultimate illustration features Crawford and Len Braund plus the rest of the team dashing to catch the ship home 'The Race for the boat and home' (19) and the final illustration shows Jones (the England Captain) shaking hands with Monty Noble (the Australian Captain) with caption 'Au Revoir!. The Two Skippers' (20). Minor adhesive marks to the backs of most of the illustrations otherwise in very good condition. Sold with a printed internet download electronic copy of the book showing the printed illustrations. The book is a rarely seen tour item, Knights Auctioneers have sold one copy in twenty seven years of trading. Previously sold by Christie's Auctioneers in June 2003 as lot 121
Estimate: £1000/1500
Hammer price: £1550
The English cricket team in Australia in 1907/08 lost the Test series, and with it the Ashes, 4-1. They were handicapped by Arthur Jones, their captain, having to miss the first three Tests through illness. Frederick Fane led the side during Jones' absence. George Gunn, in Australia for the good of his health, was called into the touring party to bolster the batting and was a great success, scoring two hundreds including one on his Test debut, and scoring 462 runs at an average of 51.33. Nevertheless, England's batting was fragile throughout the series, with only Kenneth Hutchings scoring a hundred in addition to Gunn. Jack Hobbs made his England debut in the second Test, the only one which England won, scoring 83 and 28, and he had the next best average to Gunn. The bowling relied on Jack Crawford, Arthur Fielder and Sydney Barnes, who took 79 wickets between them. England lost the first Test by only two wickets, and ought to have won the third. In the latter match, Clem Hill coming in at number 9 in Australia's second innings because of an attack of influenza made 160. He added 243 for the eighth wicket with Hartigan (116), their partnership turning the match. Jack Crawford had a successful tour all round, the overall tour averages stating he took 72 wickets at 23.90 and made 635 runs at an average of 26.45 with a highest score of 114. He also took 17 catches.

John Neville Crawford (1886-1963) played mainly for Surrey and South Australia. An amateur, he played as an all-rounder. As a right-handed batsman, Crawford had a reputation for scoring quickly and hitting powerful shots. He bowled medium-paced off spin and was noted for his accuracy and his ability to make the ball turn sharply from the pitch. Unusually for a first-class cricketer, Crawford wore spectacles while playing. Crawford established a reputation as an outstanding cricketer while still a schoolboy. He played Test cricket for England before he was 21 years old, and successfully toured South Africa with the M.C.C. in 1905/06 and Australia with the MCC in 1907/08. He played only 12 matches for England, although critics believed he had a great future in the sport and was a potential future England captain. In two successive English seasons, he completed the double of 1,000 runs and 100 wickets in first-class games.

A dispute over the composition of a Surrey side chosen to play a high-profile game against Australia in 1909, after several professional players were omitted for disciplinary reasons, led to an increasingly bitter disagreement between Crawford and the Surrey authorities. Crawford was told he had no future with the club, and moved to Australia. There, he worked as a teacher and continued his cricket career with South Australia. This arrangement had a controversial end, when he clashed with the South Australian Cricket Association over money and moved to New Zealand to play for Otago. That relationship also ended badly, and he left Otago before being conscripted into the New Zealand armed forces near the end of the First World War. When he was demobilised, he returned to England and made his peace with Surrey. He played a handful of games between 1919 and 1921 but faded out of first-class cricket to pursue a career in industry. In all first-class cricket, Crawford scored 9,488 runs at an average of 32.60 and took 815 wickets at an average of 20.66.
Lot 996:
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'Hampshire County Cricket. The Official History' H.S. Altham, John Arlott, E.D.R. Eagar and Roy Webber. Phoenix 1957. First edition. Original dustwrapper in good condition. Nicely signed to title page by Altham, Eagar and Arlott. G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 997:
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'Cricket'. Reg Simpson. London 1952. Signed to title page by Simpson in ink. Also signed by Simpson to six of the 'Illustration' pages featuring him and to cigarette card of Simpson, laid down to front end paper. Odd Illustration page detached. G
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £10
Lot 998:
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Samuel Canynge Caple. 'Cricket of Today & Yesterday'. Percy Cross Standing. London 1902. Volumes I & II. These were Caple's books and each is signed and dated to the front end paper 'S. Canynge Caple. Guildford. July 25th 1938. Both appear to have had replacement spines. Some wear, marks to boards and extremities otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
Samuel Canynge Caple, a journalist and author was born in Bristol in 1910. He wrote several books and pamphlets on cricket
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'Gubby Allen. Man of Cricket'. E.W. Swanton. London 1985. Original hardback with excellent dustwrapper. Signed to bookplates of Roy F. Arnold to inside front cover and front endpaper by Allen and Swanton, and also to half title page by Allen. VG
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £10
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'The Story of the Oval and the History of Surrey Cricket 1902 to 1948'. Louis Palgrave. Cornish Brothers, Birmingham 1949. Signed by Alf Gover to the photographic plate opposite p109. Small album page partially laid down to inside front cover, signed in ink by seven Surrey players, J.B. Hobbs, J.W. Hitch, T.F. Shepherd, H.A. Peach, A. Sandham, H. Strudwick, and the rarer W.C.H. Sadler (51 matches 1923-1925). Original pale blue cloth covers a little faded, slight breaking to page block, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £38
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'The Bradman Albums'. Queen Anne Press, London 1987. First edition, Volumes I & II. Cloth covers, gilt titles to fronts and spines. Card signed by Bradman laid down to half title page of Volume I. Slip case. Minor marks to covers, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £12
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'Cricket Crisis'. J.H. Fingleton. Melbourne 1947. Original dustwrapper. Signed in ink to bookplate photographs by Don Bradman (four signatures), Harold Larwood, Joe Hardstaff and Jack Fingleton. Some nicks to dustwrapper extremities, the book in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £90
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'Presenting Indian Cricket'. B. Sarbadhikary. Calcutta 1946. Original dustwrapper. Nicely signed in ink to the front endpaper by the twelve members of the England team for the third Test, England v India, The Oval, 17th-20th August 1946. The signatures were collected in the England dressing room by the original owner who was introduced to the players by Denis Compton during a rain break. Signatures are Hammond (Captain), Fishlock, Compton, Langridge, Edrich, Gomez, Washbrook, Smith, Bedser, Hutton, Evans and Ikin. Also signed in ink to the autograph page pictures of the sixteen featured Indian players, possibly collected at the same time. Signatures are Nawab of Pataudi (Captain), Merchant, Amarnath, Mushtaq Ali, Hindelkar, Hazare, Banerjee, Nayudu, Mankad, Sarwate, Modi, Abdul Hafeez, Gul Mohammad, Sohoni, Shinde and Nimbalkar. Not previously seen by the auctioneer in this fully signed form. Possibly unique. Some staining and loss to original dustwrapper. For comparison, and also included in this lot, are two further copies of the same title, both with good dustwrappers (small loss to the spine of one). One copy is stamped to the front dustwrapper, 'Complete with Autographs', with stamped signatures of all the Indian players in purple ink to the autograph pages, the other copy is unsigned and unstamped. Qty 3. G/VG
Estimate: £300/500
Hammer price: £420
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'South Africa. The Years of Isolation and the return to international cricket'. Mike Proctor. Harpenden 1994. Thirteen signatures in ink to the inside front cover and front endpaper of Proctor, Shaun Pollock, Brian McMillan, Steve Elworthy, Daryl Cullinan, Bob Woolmer, Gerhardus Liebenberg, Adam Bacher, Mark Boucher, Pat Symcox, Makhaya Ntini, Jonty Rhodes etc. Additionally signed to three bookplate photographs by the featured player. Signatures are Hansie Cronje, Jimmy Cook and Clive Rice. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £22
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Signed biographies and histories. Seven titles, all hardbacks with good dustwrappers unless otherwise stated, each signed by the author. 'Straight Hit!', Keith Miller, London 1952. 'Ted Dexter's Cricket Book', Ted Dexter, London 1963. Dustwrapper worn. 'May's Men in Australia', Alec Bedser, London 1959. 'The Ashes Retained', Mike Brearley, London 1979. 'Two Tours and Pollock. The Australian Cricketers in South Africa 1985-87', Chris Harte, Adelaide 1988. Limited edition softback no. 701/1000. 'Triumph in Australia', Mike Gatting, London 1987. 'A Captain's Diary', Alec Stewart', London 1999. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £25
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'In Quest of the Ashes'. D.R. Jardine. London 1933. Signed in ink to inside front cover by L.P. O'Brien and dated 12th July 1959. Leo O'Brien played for Australia in the second and fifth Tests of the 1932/33 'Bodyline' series. Original green cloth. Some soiling to spine paper, slight breaking to front internal hinge, one bookplate page detached, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
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Lot 1007
'How To Play Cricket'. Don Bradman. Daily Mail, London. Revised edition 1948. Original pictorial paper covers. Signed in ink with dedication to half title page, 'With very best wishes from the author. Yours sincerely, Don Bradman'. Previously sold by Phillips as lot 352, date unknown. Wear and slight loss to head and foot of spine, wrappers partly detached, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £50
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Geoffrey Boycott and Dickie Bird. A collection of forty two mainly modern cricket titles, each signed by Boycott. Subjects covered include biographies, histories, annuals, humour, broadcasting etc. Good condition. Sold with twenty nine issues of 'The Cricketer' magazine 1970-1976, each signed to the front cover by Boycott. Some wear to the odd copy, otherwise good condition. Also eleven limited edition prints of 'Memories. A tribute to Harold 'Dickie' Bird MBE' by Geoffrey T. Wood 1998. Each signed in pencil to the lower border by the artist and Dickie Bird. Limited to 850 copies, these are numbers 425-427, 433, 434, 436, 437, 440-442 and 444. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £20
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'Cricket My Pleasure'. A.A. Thomson. First edition, London 1953. Good dustwrapper. Presentation copy with dedication in ink to front endpaper, 'To George Herbert Hirst with the author's deepest respect & affection. A.A. Thomson 1953'. Hirst wrote the foreword to the book. Originally from Hirst's personal collection. VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £60
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Cricket books and scorecards. Box comprising a selection of biographies and histories including two signed, 'Beating the Field', Brian Lara, London 1995 signed by Lara and 'Follow On', E.W. Swanton, London 1977, signed by Swanton. Two earlier titles include 'The Jubilee Book of Cricket', K.S. Ranjitsinhji 1897, and 'Famous Cricketers and Cricket Grounds', C.W. Alcock 1895. Also nine modern hardback biographies, Cricket Book Society booklets 1940s etc. Qty 26. Sold with a folder comprising approx. fifty official scorecards 1938-2014, the majority 1980s, covering Test, tour, one day international and county matches, with handwritten scores. Earlier scorecards include England v Australia, Lord's 1938, Old Trafford 1948 and 1956, Lancashire v Australians, Old Trafford 1948, v West Indies, Liverpool 1950, England v South Africa, Old Trafford 1955 etc. Some faults, generally good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £50
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'At Last! The Quest for the Shield 1926-1995', David Falkenmire, Queensland 1995. Signed to the front endpaper and throughout the book to player profile pages by approx. twenty Queensland players. Signatures include Andy Bichel, Michael Kasprowicz, Stuart Law, Graeme Hick, John Buchanan, Martin Love, Ian Healy, Andrew Symonds, Tom Graveney, Ian Botham etc. Odd duplication of signatures. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £42
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'The Illustrated History of Test Cricket. The First Century'. Martin Tyler. Second edition, London 1977. Dustwrapper. Fourteen signatures to the title and facing pages, and a further fifteen signatures throughout. Signatures include Godfrey Evans, Tom Graveney, M.J.K. Smith, Raman Subba Row, Ashley Mallett, Allan Border, Faoud Bacchus, Seymour Nurse, Intikhab Alam, Sunil Gavaskar, Richie Benaud, Ted Dexter, Jim Laker, Viv Richards, John Snow, Jeff Thomson, Clyde Walcott etc. Slight wear to the dustwrapper, minor age toning, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £22
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'Heir at Law'. George Coleman 1800. Bound in mauve boards, lacking original wrappers, with titles in gilt to spine. 68pp. Small damage to title page with small loss, some tears, nicks and staining to odd pages, appears complete
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £60
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'The Cabinet. A Repository of Facts, Figures and Fancies relating to the Voyage of the S.S. Great Britain from Liverpool to Melbourne with The Eleven of All England and other distinguished passengers'. Published by J. Reid of Melbourne 1862. Reproduction copy circa 1971 from the rare original consisting of four issues of The Cabinet, November to December 1861. This copy is lacking the normal wording 'An exact photographic reproduction of the original, published by S.S. Great Britain Project' to the bottom border of the front cover. Some wear and staining otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £40
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'Fresh Light on 18th Century Cricket. A Collection of 1000 New Cricket Notices from 1697 to 1800'. G.B. Buckley. Birmingham 1935. Sold with 'Fresh Light on Pre-Victorian Cricket. A Collection of New Cricket Notices from 1709 to 1837'. G.B. Buckley. Birmingham 1937. The latter book with original dustwrapper with some wear and some loss to head of spine of the dustwrapper. Qty 2. Good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £140
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Lot 1016
'The Cricket Bat and how to use it. A Treatise on the Game of Cricket. With Practical and Scientific Instructions on Batting, Bowling and Fielding...'. 'An Old Cricketer'. Nicholas Wanostrocht. London 1863. 96pp plus four advertising pages. Good original decorative green boards with cricketers in gilt to cover, gilt title to spine. Light wear to front internal hinge, minor soiling otherwise in good condition. A nice copy
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £50
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'Cricket Scores, Notes, &c. From 1730-1773. Written as reported in the different newspapers....'. Compiled by H.T. Waghorn. London 1899. Original red decorative boards, gilt title to spine. Some staining, soiling and minor wear to boards otherwise in good condition. Sold with W.G's Little Book'. George Newnes 1909. Original wrappers bound in red boards. G/VG. Qty 2
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
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'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: £30/40
Hammer price: £30
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Hammer price: withdrawn
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Cricket Exhibitions/auctions. 'Cricket Exhibition' Introduction by John Arlott. July 17-September 30'. National Gallery of British Sports & Pastimes 1950. An exhibition, the majority of which, came from the Sir Jeremiah Colman Collection. Plus 'Catalogue of the Collection at The Yorker', A. Lloyd-Taylor, London 1954 and a catalogue for the M.C.C. Bicentenary Auction 1987. Qty 3. Good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £18
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'The Cricketers Guide. Corrected to 1855'. 'Nyren's Cricket Guide containing directions for playing this elegant and manly game'. 10th edition. 1855. 101pp. Gilt to page edges. Wear and soiling to original decorative boards, breaking to page block, broken internal hinges, title page, front end paper, page 5/6 cleanly detached otherwise in generally good condition. Sold with 'The Cricketer's Manual: containing a brief review of the Character, History and Elements of Cricket.... by 'Bat'. Charles Box. London 1851. 5th edition. Original decorative cloth. Gilt to page edges. Similar condition, with broken internal hinges, some wear to decorative boards, with old small repairs to spine, internally pretty good. Plus 'The Cricket Field'. Rev James Pycroft. London 1873. Sixth edition. Original pictorial boards. Photographic plate of W.G. Grace opposite title page. Wear to boards and board extremities, some breaking to front internal hinge otherwise in good condition. Qty 3
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £60
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'Bodyline'. M.C.C. tour of Australia 1932/33. 'The Gripu Gallery. Cricket Souvenir of the English Team touring Australia 1932-1933'. Original pictorial covers. Rare small souvenir brochure for the tour with fixtures, pen pictures, player biographies, adverts etc. 48 pages. Printed by G.W. Hall of Sydney. Very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £90
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J.W. Goldman. 'A catalogue of the extensive collection of Books on Cricket formed by J.W. Goldman (The First Portion). To be sold by Messrs Hodgson & Co at 115 Chancery Lane, London on 24th November 1966. No.2 of 1966-67'. Original catalogue for the sale with prices handwritten in pencil to page margins. Sold with full results printed leaflet with buyers names published. Rare. Odd old tape marks, good
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £80
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Kent County Cricket Club. The Canterbury Cricket Week 1842-1891 : Its Origin, Career, and Jubilee. E. Milton Small. Printed for the Author by J.A.Jennings, Canterbury (1892). This is the second issue, having 2 additional pages (pp152-154) with the scores from the 1891 matches. Decorative printed paper wrappers. Ageing to wrappers with some foxing, wear and minor loss to edge, front cover becoming detached, loss of spine paper otherwise in generally good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £70
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W.G. Grace. Three titles relating to Grace. 'Cricket', W.G. Grace, Bristol 1891, two copies one in only fair condition, 'The Memorial Biography of Dr W.G. Grace'. Lord Hawke, Harris and Home Gordon. London 1919 and 'W.G. Cricketing Reminiscences & Personal Recollections'. W.G. Grace, London 1899. Signature of ownership of E.J. Jerdein, to front end paper, who played against Grace for Blackheath against Eltam in June 1910, breaking to internal hinges. Sold with 'The Jubilee Book of Cricket'. K.S. Ranjitsinhji. Edinburgh 1897, broken internal hinges. Odd faults to boards and books otherwise in generally good condition. Sold with a boxed 'James Lillywhite's Cricketers' Annual for 1883', with photographic portrait plate of the 1882 Australian tourists plus three facsimile reprint editions of the Lillywhite's Annual for 1883, 1884 and 1895
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £32
I n the match, E.J. Jerdein caught Grace out in the Eltham innings and made fifteen runs in the Blackheath innings
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'Great Batsmen Their Methods at a Glance' and 'Great Bowlers and Fielders Their Methods at a Glance'. George W. Beldam and Charles B. Fry. London 1905 and 1906. The first volume rebound in green boards with gilt titles to spine, gilt to top edge, odd minor faults other in good condition. The second volume in original green cloth with gilt illustrations to fronts and gilt titles to spines, gilt to top edges. Worn boards and spine, broken page block, broken front internal hinges, first page section detached, some wear, tears to odd page edge, generally good condition. Sold with Sold with 'Cricket of Today & Yesterday'. Percy Cross Standing. London 1902. Volumes I & II, in original boards. G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £75
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'The Rugby Cricket Club: its rise and progress from 1844 to 1894. Including an account of foreign matches played on the ground. Also an article on slow bowling, by David Buchanan, M.A., Clare College, Cam'. David Buchanan. Published by the "Rugby Advertiser" 1928. Padwick 2815. Includes references to the formation of Warwickshire County Cricket Club, of which Buchanan was the first captain. Original boards, minor wear, good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
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'The Cricketer's Hand-book containing The Origin of the Game, Remarks on Recent Alterations...'. New Edition. Robert Tyas, London 1841. 48pp plus adverts. Bound in original green cloth with gilt title and figure of a batsman to front, gilt to all edges. Lacking the frontispiece engraving of Lord's Cricket Ground. Padwick 377. Some wear to corners, some breaking to front internal hinges otherwise in good condition. An early manual on the game
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: unsold
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'Famous Cricketers'. R.Scott & Co, Manchester 1905. Portraits of the leading players in each county plus Trumper of Australia. 24pp. Some soiling/age toning to original wrappers, vertical crease, some nicks to page edges and splitting to spine otherwise in generally good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £38
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'Some Recollections of Cricket' by Lord Charles J.F. Russell. H.G. Fisher, Woburn 1879. Small 8vo, 39pp, original red cloth, lettered in black (slightly soiled). Presentation copy to Rev. A.R. Ward (half title inscribed by the author, and with Ward's name and address at 46 Jesus Lane, Cambridge, later added; his signed pencil note on p. 11 indicating that Lord Charles Russell was the best known spectator at cricket, in the same way that Lillywhite, Pilch and Box were the best known players; "A Dream of the Past" attributed to G. Richmond in ms. Good/very good condition throughout. A rare book, only twelve copies are thought to have been published. Previously sold as lot 87 in the Christie's sale of November 2006
Estimate: £1800/2500
Hammer price: unsold
A.R. Ward (Cambridge University cricket), to whom this copy was given by the author, was the son of William Ward who is featured in Lord Russell's Recollections in some detail. Taylor p. 88, giving a limitation of 12 copies; Padwick 6762.
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'Our Village. Sketches of Rural Character and Scenery'. Mary Russell Mitford. New Edition. First Series, London 1863. Includes a chapter, 'A Country Cricket Match'. Original patterned publishers cloth with gilt title to spine. Odd cutting engravings laid down to front and rear advertising pages. Padwick 5906. Breaking to page block and internal hinges. Odd plate detached. Some foxing otherwise in fair/ good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1032:
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'The Cricket Field or The History and the Science of Cricket'. J. Pycroft. Boston 1859. Rare first American edition. 238pp. Original decorative boards. 'James Pycroft' annotated in pencil to title page. Ex Haverford College Library, C. Christopher Morris Collection. Padwick 394. Replacement spine with title label laid down, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £220
The frontispiece wood-engraving of Clarke differs to that in the English editions, and there is no 'batsman' plate. The 'Preface to the American edition' gives an account of Clarke's career by William H. Bray
Lot 1033:
Lot 1033 Lot 1033
'Fifty Years' Cricket Reminiscences of a Non-Player'. W.E. Howard. Old Trafford, Manchester 1928. Bound in brown card with printed titles to front and spine. Possibly a proof copy. Ownership name written to title page of 'R.A. Boddington Esq.' with dedication handwritten in ink, 'An appreciation for the kind treatment received in the past. W.E. Howard'. Padwick 7725. Foxing throughout, otherwise in good condition. Rare
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £18
Lot 1034:
Lot 1034
Bodyline. 'In Quest of The Ashes'. D.R. Jardine. London 1933. Unusual to see with original dustwrapper. Odd nick to otherwise very good dustwrapper, minor internal foxing otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £240
Lot 1035:
Lot 1035
'Bodyline'. 'Anti Body-Line'. Alan Kippax & Eric Barbour. Sydney & Melbourne Publishing Co., Sydney 1933. Original decorative paper wrapper. Some wear and ageing to the wrappers with small tears to the spine, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £55
Lot 1036:
Lot 1036 Lot 1036
'With the M.C.C. in Australia (1907-1908)'. Major Philip Trevor. London 1908. Bound in full green leather, gilt title and raised bands to spine, marbled endpapers. Lacking original paper wrappers. Some age toning to pages, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £95
Lot 1037:
Lot 1037
'With the M.C.C. to New Zealand'. P.R. May. London 1907. Original green cloth boards with titles. Wear and staining to boards to covers, some light foxing internally, otherwise in generally good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1038:
Lot 1038
'Triangular Cricket. Being a Record of the Greatest Contest in the History of the Game'. E.H.D. Sewell. London 1912. Top edge gilt. Original green cloth, gilt titles and decoration to front and spine. Some staining to front cover with wear to foot of spine and board extremities, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £75
Lot 1039:
Lot 1039 Lot 1039
'Seventy-One Not Out. The Reminiscences of William Caffyn'. Edited by 'Mid-On'. Richard Daft. Edinburgh 1899. 1st edition. Handsomely bound in half-morocco and marbled boards, raised bands and gilt title to spine, with the original limp cloth covers bound in to rear. Gilt to top edge. Bookplate of M.C.C. library to inside front cover. Previously sold by Christie's as lot 388 of the M.C.C. Bicentenary Auction of 13th April 1987. Light spotting to front cover and pages edges, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £70
Lot 1040:
Lot 1040 Lot 1040
'Cricket'. W.G. Grace. Bristol 1891. Original green cloth, with gilt titles to front and spine. Nicely signed in ink by Grace to the reverse of the frontispiece. Previously sold as lot 409 in the by Christie's sale of 9th October 1987. Breaking to internal hinges, otherwise a nice copy in good condition
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: £110
Lot 1041:
Lot 1041
P.F. Warner. Four titles by Warner. 'Cricket Across the Seas being an account of the tour of Lord Hawke's team in New Zealand and Australia', London 1903. Original red cloth with gilt titles to cover and spine. Wear to boards, splitting to internal hinges, owner's name annotated in ink to front cover. 'How We Recovered the Ashes', London 1904. Original decorative cloth with M.C.C. colours and emblem. 'The Fight for the Ashes in 1926', London 1926 and 'The Fight for the Ashes in 1930', London 1930, both in original blue cloth. Some faults, overall in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £40
Lot 1042:
Lot 1042 Lot 1042
'Our Cricketers, Past and Present '. A.D. Jones 1896. Bound book comprising parts I-VI, comprising English county cricketers, and Part VII Australian Number plus 'Famous Cricket Teams. No. 2'. All bound as one in red cloth with gilt title to spine, 'Famous Cricketers'. Padwick 7320. Previously sold as lot 244 in the Phillips auction of 26th January 1995. Breaking to front internal hinge, splitting to spine paper, internally in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £65
Lot 1043:
Lot 1043
'The Datasport Book of Wartime Cricket 1940-45'. G.B Andrews. 1990. Excellent guide to war-time cricket, now out of print. G/VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1044:
Lot 1044 Lot 1044 Lot 1044
'Comic Cricket'. By the Cockney Sportsman (Alec Nelson) [Edward Aveling], illustrations by Chris Davis. Wright & Co., London 1891. Original colour pictorial card covers with replacement spine. Presentation copy to W.G. Grace signed by the author to the title page with the bookplate for the sale of the Grace library by Bearne's of Exeter, 11th July 1996, lot 79. Padwick 6831. Contained within a blue box included in which is a three page typed article by J.D. Coldham with additions and corrections in Coldham's hand, titled 'The Cockney Sportsman', providing a fascinating insight into the character of Aveling. G/VG
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £280
Edward Bibbins Aveling (1849-1898) was described by Coldham 'as the most controversial or, at least, the most unexpected contributor ever known to the vast arena of cricket writing' and quotes other descriptions of Aveling as an 'unprincipled windbag... a real criminal type... [with] a voice like a euphonium'. Aveling was a prominent zoologist and socialist and, for many years, was the partner of Eleanor Marx, daughter of Karl Marx. He was also active in the theatre as a playwright, director and actor, and for some years was a cricket reporter writing under his pseudonyms, the Cockney Sportsman and Alec Nelson, and for the London Star as 'Cover-Point'. He was a frequent spectator at Lord's
Lot 1045:
Lot 1045 Lot 1045
'Unforgettable Men of Mystery: The Slow Men'. Les Bailey 1976. 46pp book of verse hand written in black copperplate with gold highlighting, copied from the author's own copy, the original having been presented to the Duke of Edinburgh. This is a presentation copy 'To Ken Barrington, a great batsman, who could have bowled his leg breaks into this book' and signed by Bailey. Twenty four subjects are covered including Alfred Shaw, Edmund Peate, Johnny Briggs, Bobby Peel, Colin Blythe, Bernard Bosanquet, Wilfred Rhodes, Arthur Mailey, Tich Freeman, Clarrie Grimmett, Hedley Verity etc. The manuscript, with file holes to the left edges, is bound in modern black cloth. Not listed in Padwick. Partly laid down to the front endpaper is an accompanying letter from Bailey to Barrington dated 4th November 1980. VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1046:
Lot 1046 Lot 1046
'Baily's Magazine of Sports and Pastimes'. Seven bound volumes in modern black cloth with gilt title to spines, each containing all the cricket sections of the original magazines with full titles and contents pages followed by the cricket entries. Years covered are 1863-1866 (Vols. 6-11), 1869-1871 (Vols. 16-20), 1871-1874 (Vols. 21-25), 1877 (Vol. 30), 1878 (Vols. 32-33), 1885-1886 (Vols. 44-45) and 1895 (Vols. 63-64). Sold with a further six volumes in brown paper wrappers covering the cricket (incomplete) for the years 1867, (Vol. 13), 1882 (Vol. 39), 1891 (Vol. 56), 1894 (Vol. 61), 1898 (Vol. 70) and 1899 (Vol. 72). Staining to the odd pages, overall in very good condition. Qty 13
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £100
Baily's Monthly Magazine of Sports and Pastimes, first published in 1860 until it ceased in 1926, primarily covered horse racing and other equine pursuits but was the first magazine to cover cricket on a regular basis
Lot 1047:
Lot 1047
Nikky Baker. 'The Great Match of Cricket. All England v Hampshire at Canterbury 1772'. 'Described and reconstructed by Nikky Baker, A.N. Other & A. Given Man'. Privately printed by Enram Press, Herne Bay 1993. First proof edition of only thirty copies. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
Lot 1048:
Lot 1048 Lot 1048
'Comicalities of the Cricket Field with the Compliments of the Peninsular Cricket Club'. C. Browne Calvert. Detroit, Michigan 1878. Seven original mono lithographic prints and one facsimile of the eight original pencil cartoon illustrations that formed an original illustrated broadsheet. The seven original images all with the imprint of 'The Calvert Lith. Co. Detroit'. The first, title image, depicts an artist at his easel with the title above. Others, each with title to lower border, are 'Those Wickets are there to Stand!', 'Well Caught Sir!', 'Run out again', 'Another Duck', 'Hard on Short Leg', and 'Three Runs and Not Out by Jove!'. The facsimile image is titled 'Maiden Over'. All eight are laid down to page tipped in to red cloth with printed description to first page. Recorded in Padwick as 7009 but not seen. VG. Rare
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £280
Lot 1049:
Lot 1049 Lot 1049 Lot 1049
'Centenary of Australia & England Test Cricket 1877-1977. Limited Edition Print Folio'. Sydney 1977. Large square brochure including sixteen pages of images and text in original portfolio with six loosely inserted limited edition colour reproductions of early cricket prints. Light wear to covers, internally in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1050:
Lot 1050 Lot 1050
'The Champion. Sport and Adventure Stories for Boys'. Vol. XXX, No. 775. 5th December 1936. A cartoon feature on page four, 'The Sportsman's Scrap-Book', features two cricket themes, 'Kenneth Farnes, English Test cricketer, was once sacked from his job in a bank through taking time off to watch county cricket', and 'Mr. Goldman, of London, has 2,000 cricketers' autographs and 2,000 books on cricket'. Tipped in to black cloth with the bookplate of A.E. Winder to inside front cover, and a slipped in letterhead of J.W. Goldman's address in Egham, Surrey. Some age toning, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £15
Lot 1051:
Lot 1051 Lot 1051
'Manners and Customs of ye Englyshe drawn from ye Quick, by Rychard Doyle, to which be added some extracts from Mr Pips hys Diary'. Percival Leigh. Bradbury & Evans. First edition, London 1850. Original blue and maroon boards, gilt title to front and spine, gilt to page edges. A humorous take on Samuel Pepys' diaries comprising forty numbered illustrations and text originally serialised in Punch magazine. Illustration number 17 depicts 'A View of Mr. Lorde hys Cricket Ground' with a match in progress and a waitress taking drinks orders from the spectators in the background. The following two pages are dedicated to the description of 'a great Cricket Match' between Surrey and England at Lord's as viewed by the novice spectator, 'Mr. Pips'. Slight breaking to the page block, wear to covers, gilts to front cover faded, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £75
Lot 1052:
Lot 1052 Lot 1052
'The Rose, containing Original Poems for Young People'. Mary Elliott. First edition, Willliam Darton, London 1824. Printed by G. Smallfield, Hackney. The frontispiece comprises two illustrations, one depicting a cricket scene of a match in play, the bowler preparing to bowl underarm, with reference to a poem on pp 24/25 in six stanzas, titled 'Cricket'. Rebound in later brown leather and marbled boards, gilt title to spine. VG
Estimate: £300/400
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1053:
Lot 1053 Lot 1053 Lot 1053
'The Book of Cricket. A Gallery of Famous Players'. C.B. Fry. London 1899. Bound in green half leather, raised bands and gilt title to spine. Gilt to page edges. Complete with title page and index. Breaking to internal hinges, front board partially detached, wear to spine. Internally in very good condition. Sold with 'Lord's Dukes & Dorset Square'. Harry Hodgkinson 1987. Decorative paper wrappers. Good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £32
Lot 1054:
Lot 1054 Lot 1054 Lot 1054 Lot 1054 Lot 1054 Lot 1054
'The Game of Cricket'. Frederick Gale. Second Edition, London 1888. Original publisher's green cloth with title in gilt to spine. Signed in ink to the frontispiece by Gale. Tipped in to the front and rear endpapers are five handwritten letters, all addressed to Gale suggesting this was his own copy. Included is a four page letter from W.P. Pickering, Cambridge University & Surrey (3 matches) 1840-1848, written from his home in Canada and dated '26 July', thanking Gale for passing on to him a card from W.G. Grace etc. A three page letter from V.E. Walker (Middlesex 1859-1877) dated 19th April 1901 discussing proposed changes to the LBW law and other comments on cricket politics. Another three page letter from Walker dated 12th December 1901 describing '[A.C.] Maclaren as Assistant Treasurer of a Bankrupt Club a huge joke', cricket not being as it was, and football 'spoilt'. A four page letter from 'Bessborough' (Frederick Ponsonby, Cambridge University & Surrey 1834-1866) dated 4th March 1888, with references to Felix, Charley Taylor, Pilch, Mynn, the Catapulta etc. At the end of the book, a three page letter from Bertrand P. Bouverie thanking Gale for the gift of his book for Pewsey Library, and reminiscing over cricket and the old days. Padwick 6683. A unique copy with important letters from significant figures in cricket of the period. Slight bumping to corners, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £380
Fred Gale played in the Winchester Eleven in 1841 against Eton and Harrow at Lord's, and played two first class matches in 1845. He made his name as a prolific writer of books, newspaper and magazine articles writing under the name 'The Old Buffer'. Some of his library including author's copies had been sold by Sotheby's in 1891 when Gale left England for Canada, a move which turned out not to be permanent.

William Percival Pickering emigrated to Canada in 1852 and was the chief organiser of the inaugural English tour to Canada in 1959.

Vyell Edward Walker was considered at one time to be the best all-round amateur cricketer in England. He captained Middlesex from 1864-1872.

Frederick George Brabazon Ponsonby, 6th Earl of Bessborough, together with his brother, Spencer Cecil Brabazon Ponsonby-Fane, founded the I Zingari Cricket Club in 1845.

Bertrand Playdell-Bouverie, son of the 4th Earl of Radnor, married Horatio Nelson's daughter.
Lot 1055:
Lot 1055 Lot 1055
'An Address and Songs dedicated to the Members of the City Charltonian Cricket Club 1857'. Charles Jolly. Published by the Club 1857. Assumed to be the first edition. Printed by H.M. Pollett, London. 26pp comprising an address given in verse 'at the termination of the Season 1856' and a collection of 'Songs Written for the Club'. Original blue cloth with 'C.C.C.C.' flags in gilt to front, gilt title to spine and page edges. Bookplate of A.E. Winder to inside front cover. Padwick 6473. Light wear to covers, otherwise in good/ very good condition. Rare
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £220
Lot 1056:
Lot 1056
'Key Plate to W.H. Mason's drawing of a Cricket Match at Brighton, between the Counties of Sussex & Kent'. Rare original key plate which accompanied the engraving after the original by William Drummond and Charles J. Basebe, published by W.H. Mason 1849. The print shows the diagrammatic layout of the ground and the players and spectators, many numbered and listed below. Featured names include Felix, the Mynns, Lillywhite, Lord Charles Russell, Wisden, Pilch etc. Padwick 2137 lists a book version of the key published in 1849. The print, measuring 13.5"x11.5" is bound in modern brown cloth. Light surface wear and age toning, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £140
Lot 1057:
Lot 1057 Lot 1057 Lot 1057
'Songs of the Bat'. E.V. Lucas. Privately published by the author, 1892. Printed by W.P. Griffith & Sons, London. 8pp. Signed by Lucas to the title page with dedication 'To Joseph W. Goldman forty four years late' and dated 22nd July 1936. A signed handwritten annotation to the front endpaper by Goldman states, '44 years after the publication E.V. Lucas added verses never published after dinner at my home in Finchley Road in the presence of Sir Pelham Warner', and on the last page is an eight line verse in Lucas' hand, titled 'Added many years after' and signed 'EVL'. Bookplates of J.W. Goldman and A.E. Winder to inside front, Winder having purchased the book from John Arlott in 1979. A nice association copy. Light foxing, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £340
Edward Verrall Lucas (1868-1938) was a famous English humorist, essayist, playwright, biographer, publisher, poet, novelist, short story writer and editor. He had an enduring interest in cricket and was a member of J. M. Barrie's team the 'Allahakbarries', along with Henry Herbert La Thangue and Arthur Conan Doyle
Lot 1058:
Lot 1058 Lot 1058
'Cricket Stories & Sketches by Arthur Mailey'. The Market Printery, Sydney 1956. Colourful pictorial wrappers tipped in to modern blue cloth. Features a frontispiece caricature by Mailey of Australia captain, Richie Benaud. Some staining, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £22
Lot 1059:
Lot 1059 Lot 1059
Gerald Durani Martineau. Two titles by Martineau. 'Tom and Pamela or the Ballad of the Incorrigible Cricketers'. Original typescript, tipped in to modern cream cloth, of a four page humorous poem about a young couple meeting and playing cricket in unusual circumstances. The title page includes 'From G.D. Martineau' and his address in Lyme Regis, and an annotation in pencil by Les Gutteridge, 'Original unpublished MSS (L.E.G.)'. Not listed in Padwick. Also 'Controller of Devils. A life of John Paul Warburton, C.I.E., of the Punjab Police'. Privately published 1968. Original green card wrappers. Signed presentation copy with dedication in Martineau's hand to Irving Rosenwater. Includes a loosely slipped in typed letter dated 18th March 1970 to Rosenwater thanking him for 'bearing gifts' and kindness, signed by Gerard and Marjorie Martineau, and a small handwritten note written by Rosenwater, 'Presented to me at Temple House, Broad Street, Lyme Regis, March 4, 1970'. VG
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £150
Lot 1060:
No lot
Withdrawn
Hammer price: withdrawn
Lot 1061:
Lot 1061 Lot 1061 Lot 1061
'Poems'. Thomas Smith. Privately published, printed by John Such, London 1867 for private circulation. Bound in maroon morocco with ornate gilt decoration and title to front and spine. Gilt to page edges. Includes two poems on cricket, 'The Cricket Match. A poem in two cantos' pp 199-218 containing references to 'Felix' and his 'Catapulta', and 'The Origin of Cricket. Sung at the Opening Dinner of the Surrey Cricket Club' pp 254-257. Facing the title page is a small original photograph laid down of the author, signed in ink below, 'Yours faithfully Thos. Smith'. Presentation copy with dedication in ink to front endpaper to C.G. Hale Esq. 'with the author's compliments', dated 21st November 1867. Bookplate of A.E. Winder to inside front cover with a signed handwritten inscription in pencil by John Arlott explaining that 'The Cricket Match' was first published in 1859 under Smith's pseudonym of 'Copthall Chambers' (Smith's office address). A printed label is attached to the front endpaper, 'This Volume is printed for private circulation only. The author is very desirous that his Friends should peruse the Preface before proceeding to read the Poems'. Padwick 6526. Fading to spine, some foxing to first few pages, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1062:
Lot 1062 Lot 1062 Lot 1062
'Glig-Gamena Angel-Deod. Or The Sports and Pastimes of the People of England, Including the rural and domestic recreations, may-games, mummeries, pageants, processions, and pompous spectacles, from the earliest period to the present time'. Joseph S. Strutt. Printed by T. Bensley for J. White, London 1810. Second edition. Bound in original tan calf spine and corners and marbled boards, raised bands, gilt title and decoration to spine. Illustrated by sepia engravings selected from ancient paintings. Strutt covered everything to do with sport in this volume. Cricket is featured on pages 97-99 with references to precursors to cricket such as club ball, trap ball and stool ball. Plate VIII facing page 97 depicts three 'Bat and Ball' games. Two bookplates to inside front cover, one of the book dealer, Graham Pollard. Padwick 836. Slight breaking to internal hinges, minor wear to boards, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £250
The first edition was published in 1801
Lot 1063:
Lot 1063 Lot 1063
Yorkshire C.C.C. annual 1911. Original red cloth with gilt emblem and title to front and spine. To the front endpaper is a moving fourteen line poem, 'Verity', handwritten in ink by the war poet, Drummond Allison. To the inside front cover a note in Allison's hand reads, 'Roger with love from Drummond', and below, in the hand of Roger, 'Drummond Allison's hymn to Hedley Verity (killed in action in Sicily 1943)'. Previously sold by Christie's in 2004. Some staining to boards, slight breaking to internal hinges, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
John Drummond Allison (1921-1943) was killed in action, aged 22 years old, in Italy just a few months after Verity perished. It is not known whether Allison had met Verity, but clearly took a keen interest in Yorkshire cricket
Lot 1064:
Lot 1064
'Beyond A Boundary' C.L.R. James. London 1963. Rare original first edition. Original dustwrapper in good condition. Rare. G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £200
Lot 1065:
Lot 1065
'Fresh Light on Pre-Victorian Cricket. A Collection of New Cricket Notices from 1709 to 1837'. G.B. Buckley. Birmingham 1937. Original dustwrapper with some minor wear. G
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £55
Lot 1066:
Cricket books. Good and varied selection of nineteen pre war books. Titles include 'A Few Short Runs'. Lord Harris. London 1921, 'Cricket with the lid off'. A.W. Carr. 1935, 'The Lighter Side of Cricket' Captain Phillip Trevor 1901, 'The Complete Cricketer'. A.E. Knight. 1911, 'Cricket Highways and Byways'. F.S. Ashley Cooper. London 1927, 'The Walkers of Southgate: A Famous Brotherhood of Cricketers'. W.A. Bettesworth. London 1900, 'Nottinghamshire Cricket and Cricketers'. F.S. Ashley Cooper. London 1923. Some with odd faults, good overall condition. One book poor. Sold with a box of twenty three various cricket histories, some large format. In two boxes. G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £50
Lot 1067:
'The Book of Cricket. A Gallery of Famous Players'. C.B. Fry 1895, 'Famous Cricketers & Cricket Grounds'. C.W. Alcock. London 1895 (with original wrappers) and 'Cricket of Today & Yesterday'. Percy Cross Standing. London 1902. Volumes I & II. The three large format cricket books from the turn of the 20th century. Two of the books rebound. Sold with four cricket histories, 'Annals of the Free Foresters 1856-1894'. W.K.R. Bedford and W.E.W. Collins. Edinburgh and London 1895, 'History of Yorkshire County Cricket 1833-1903'. Rev R.S. Holmes 1904 (faded and discoloured boards), 'The Eton Ramblers Cricket Club 1862-1880'. Philip Norman, London 1928 with decent dustwrapper. Odd faults, generally good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £70
Lot 1068:
Don Bradman. 'The Bradman Albums' Don Bradman. London 1988. Volumes 1 & 2 in slipcase. Sold with thirteen books on Bradman and Australian cricket. Authors include Moyes, Fingleton, Frith, Perry, Pollard etc. G
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £11
Lot 1069:
Lot 1069
Cricket biographies and histories. Seven titles including 'Peter Steele The Cricketer', Horace G. Hutchinson, Bristol 1895. 'Scores of the Cricket Matches between Rugby & Marlborough', E.S. Andrew, London 1904. 'Recollections & Reminiscences', Lord Hawke, London 1924, 'Kent Cricket Matches 1719-1880', Lord Harris & F.S. Ashley-Cooper, Canterbury 1929. 'Silly Point', Arthur Clitheroe, London 1939 with good dustwrapper etc. Odd faults, overall in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £35
Lot 1070:
Lot 1070 Lot 1070
Lancashire histories. Eight titles including 'Lancashire County Cricket 1864-1953'. A.W. Ledbrooke. London 1954. 'Second Innings. The Revival of Lancashire Cricket'. T.C.F. Prittie and John Kay. Altrincham 1947. 'Old Trafford'. John Marshall. London 1971. Uncorrected proof copy in brown card wrappers with printed title to front. 'Lancashire Cricket at the Top', Vernon Addison and Brian Bearshaw. London 1971. Dustwrapper. 'Heads or Tails? Lancashire Captains 1865-1991'. Roy Cavanagh 1992. Limited edition no. 211/1000 etc. Other histories are 'The Story of Warwickshire Cricket 1882-1972'. Leslie Duckworth. London 1974. Very good dustwrapper. 'Warwickshire County Cricket Club. A History', G.W. Egdell and M.F.K. Fraser, Birmingham 1946. Original dustwrapper with some faults. 'A History of the Worcestershire County Cricket Club 1844-1950', W.R. Chignell, Worcester 1951. Qty 11. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £15
Lot 1071:
Lot 1071
J.M. Barrie. Collection of seven books by Barrie or about Barrie, the majority with references to cricket. Titles include 'Portrait of Barrie'. Cynthia Asquith 1954, 'The Story of J.M.B. Sir John Barrie'. Denis Mackail 1941, 'M'Connachie and J.M.B.' Speeches by J.M. Barrie 1938, 'The Greenwood Hat'. J.M. Barrie 1937, 'Peter Pan and Cricket'. David Rayvern Allen 1988 etc. G
Estimate: £18/25
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1072:
Lot 1072
The Ashes. 'With Stoddart's team in Australia', K.S. Ranjitsinhji, London 1898. Bound in green cloth, original front wrapper retained, lacking rear wrapper. 'Those "Ashes". The Australian Tour of 1926', M.A. Noble, first edition London 1927. Original green cloth. Handwritten statistics of the tour on pages laid down to inside front and rear covers and endpapers. Also two titles by Jack Hobbs, 'The Fight for the Ashes 1932-33', London 1933, original red cloth with splitting and fading to spine paper, and 'The Fight for the Ashes 1934', London 1934. Some staining to original red cloth. Some faults as described, otherwise in good condition. Qty 4
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1073:
Lot 1073
P.G.H. Fender. Two titles by Fender. 'Defending the Ashes', London 1921. Original green cloth, some fading to spine. 'The Tests of 1930', London 1930. Original red cloth. Sold with 'A Cricketer's Log', G.L. Jessop', London 1922. Original brown cloth. Wear to head of spine, internal foxing. Qty 3. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £60
Lot 1074:
Lot 1074
'Cricket Alive! World Series Cricket the first exciting year'. Golden Press, Sydney, Australia 1978. Original hardback. G/VG. Rarely seen
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £60
Lot 1075:
Lot 1075
'Cricket Replayed'. Vijay Hazare. Calcutta 1974. Original dustwrapper with some loss, otherwise good. Sold with 'Cricket My Destiny', Walter R. Hammond, London 1946, 'Wisden Book of Cricket Records', Bill Frindall, 1981, 'Wisden Anthology 1940-1963', Benny Green 1985, and two copies of 'Keith Crump Collection of Cricket Memorabilia', original hardback catalogue for the auction held at Donnington Priory Salerooms, Dreweatt Neate and T. Vennett-Smith, 26th September 2006. Both with dustwrappers. Qty 6. G
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £22
Lot 1076:
Cricket tour books 1940/50's. Good selection of thirty eight tour books for the period. Authors include Arlott, O'Reilly, Moyes, Ross, Cary, Cutler, Harris, Wellings, Gilligan etc. The majority of books with dustwrapper. Some faults, odd duplication otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1077:
Cricket tour books 1960's. Good selection of thirty two tour books for the period. Authors include Wellings, J.S. Barker, Roberts, Tresidder, Bowes, Fortune, Moyes, Reid, McGlew, Brittenden, Whitington, Simpson, P. Pollock etc. The majority of books with dustwrapper. Some faults, odd duplication, odd S.B.C. edition otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £40
Lot 1078:
Cricket tour books 1970's-2000's. Good selection of forty eight tour books for the period. Authors include I. Chappell, G. Chappell, Martin-Jenkins, Arlott, Frith, Tyson, Haigh, Border, Berry, Eagar etc. The majority of books with dustwrapper, some large format. Plus a small selection of six general cricket books and eleven biographies and autobiographies including Stackpole, Doug Walters, Trevor Goddard, Ponting etc. Some faults, odd duplication, odd paperback edition otherwise in good condition. Qty 65
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £65
Lot 1079:
Lot 1079 Lot 1079
Cricket, football and sporting fiction. Titles with dustwrappers include '"Quills". A Tale of School-days at Bedinghurst', W. Rhoades, London 1918. 'The Eight Days' Feud', G.H. Tempany, London 1929. 'Gauvinier takes to Bowls', H. de Selincourt, London 1949. 'Close of Play', A. Miller, London 1949. 'The Duffer of Danby', M. Poole, London c.1950. 'Mortimer Also', J. Rice, Kingswood 1968 etc. Others include 'Baxter's Second Innings', H. Drummond, fifth edition, London 1898. 'Chronicles of a Country Cricket Club', A.E. Bayly, London 1900. 'The Hill', H.A. Vachell, London 1906. 'Cresley of Gressingham', G.L. Jessop, London 1924, 'Willow the King'. J.C. Snaith etc. Qty 14. Mixed condition, overall fair to good
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
Lot 1080:
Cricket biographies/ autobiographies 1950/90's. Good and varied selection of sixty two books. Subjects include Tennyson, Sobers, Statham, Botham, Laker, Insole, W. Ferguson, N. Harvey, Wyatt, Walcott, McClaren, Peebles, Fry, Dexter, Hobbs etc. Many with original dustwrapper. In two boxes. Some odd faults, good
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £65
Lot 1081:
Cricket biographies/ autobiographies 1950/90's. Good and varied selection of sixty six books. Subjects include Compton, Stoddart, G. Chappell, V. Richards, Shrewsbury, Sobers, Jessop, Lord Harris, S. Broad, Imran Khan, Chapman, Lock, W.A. Oldfield, Lindwall etc. Many with original dustwrapper. In two boxes. Some odd faults, good
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £55
Lot 1082:
Cricket biographies/ autobiographies 1950/90's. Good and varied selection of fifty two books. Subjects include V. Richards, Abel, May, Larwood, Pietersen, J. Reid, Holding, Garner, D. Walters, R. Hadlee, Bradman, Knott, Hendren, Gimblett, Gavasker, Tendulkar, B. Richards etc. Many with original dustwrapper. In two boxes. Some odd faults, good
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £65
Lot 1083:
Cricket tours 1950/90's. Good and varied selection of twenty seven tour books. Authors include Moyes, Harris, Barnes, Swanton, Gilligan, Peebles, Wellings, Arlott etc. Some with original dustwrapper. Sold with a box of thirty general cricket books. In two boxes. Some odd faults, good
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1084:
Cricket tours 1950/90's. Good and varied selection of twenty three tour books. Authors include Bannister, Arlott, Fingleton, Jardine, Benaud, Swanton etc. Some with original dustwrapper. Sold with a box of thirty four general cricket books. In two boxes. Some odd faults, good
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1085:
Cricket tours, biographies, general 1920/1950's, some earlier. Good and varied selection of twenty four books. 'Chronicles of Cricket'. Nyren, Lilywhite & Denison, Noble, McCartney, Woolley, Fred Root, Sutcliffe, Hendren, Hobbs, Sparks, MacClaren etc. Some odd faults, good
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £40
Lot 1086:
Cricket Histories. Good and varied selection of forty three books including run of the Helm County Histories for Gloucestershire, Worcestershire (3), Hampshire, Nottinghamshire, Surrey (2), Yorkshire (2), Northamptonshire (2), Leicestershire, Kent and Glamorgan. Plus a good selection of similar style histories both Test nation and county. Also includes 'Cricketer's Who's Who for 1994, 1997, 1999-2003, 2007, 2009 and 2010. Some odd faults, good. In two boxes
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1087:
Cricket Histories. Good and varied selection of thirty four books, both Test nation and county histories. Sold with a box of forty three general interest and cricket prose including Cardus, Arlott, Frith etc. Odd duplication. Some odd faults, good. In two boxes
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
Lot 1088:
Lot 1088
Cricket brochures. 'God's Classroom. Four essays in Cricket's Social History'. Eric Midwinter 1996, signed by the author, 'Kent v Somerset 1884 to 1983. The 100 years of First-class Cricket. A statistical Analysis'. Brian Brett 1983 and 'Kent County Cricketers. The Numbered Sequence 1806-2003'. Howard Milton 2003. Good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £110
Lot 1089:
Lot 1089
Cricket brochures. 'Gentlemen v Players. The First Seventy Years'. William West 1995, 'The Tenth Wicket Record'. An account of the Worcestershire v Kent match, Stourbridge 1909 when Woolley and Fielder established a new record for the 10th wicket of 235. P. Barnsley 1987, 'W.G. Grace 1848-1915' by A.N.B. Sugden published 1965 marking the fiftieth Anniversary of Grace's death, signed and with a two page letter from Sugden and 'Archie Remembered. A Celebration of Archie MacLaren's 424'. Limited edition. Qty 4
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £120
Lot 1090:
Lot 1090
Pakistan Cricket. A selection of six titles relating to cricket in Pakistan. 'Wounded Tiger' Peter Oborne 2014, 'The Unquiet Ones. A History of Pakistan Cricket' Osman Samiuddin 2014, 'A Century of Karachi Cricket'. K.H. Baloch and M.H. Baluch 2003, 'Pride & Passion'. Omar Noman 1998 and 'White On Green'. R. Heller and P. Oborne 2016 and Baloch's Encylopaedia of Pakistan Cricket 1947-48 to 2004. Vol II (Limited edition of 450 copies). G/VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £220
Lot 1091:
Lot 1091 Lot 1091 Lot 1091 Lot 1091
'Rules and Instructions for playing at the Game of Cricket ... to which is subjoined the Laws and Regulations of Cricketers[sic]...' Thomas Boxall. London: Harrild and Billing, c.1802. Second edition, second issue, of the first practical treatise on the game, two parts in one volume, the second part containing the laws. 92pp. with 'A part of the Subscribers' page inserted between pp.vi and 7. The folding frontispiece engraving, title page and pp 11/12 are facsimile copies on aged paper. Contemporary brown calf/ marbled boards. Ownership name in ink to front endpaper of 'James Newman, Shipley July 3 1817'. Contained in a modern box. Padwick 373. Some creasing to covers, otherwise in good condition with expert restoration. Rare
Estimate: £2000/3000
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1092:
Lot 1092 Lot 1092
'Cricket'. British Standard Handbook No. 2'. J. & R. Maxwell. Spencer Blackett, London c.1882. Original decorative colour wrappers. Tipped in to modern blue cloth. Padwick 417. Some splitting to spine, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £25
Lot 1093:
Lot 1093
'Cricket as it should be played'. By 'An Ex Captain'. Ward & Lock's Sixpenny Handbook Series, London c.1878. Original green decorative cloth covers. Padwick 428. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £15
Lot 1094:
Lot 1094 Lot 1094
'Cricket'. W.G. Grace. Published by Heinemann and Balestier (The English Library) in Leipzig and Paris, 1892. Bound in modern tan cloth, original wrappers retained. Owner's name in ink to half title page of Robert Stratton Holmes, Wakefield, and dated 26th February 1893. Padwick 433. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £35
Lot 1095:
Lot 1095 Lot 1095 Lot 1095
'The First of June or Schoolboy Rivalry'. Rev. H.C. Adams. Routledge, Warne and Routledge, London, fifth edition 1862. References to school cricket throughout, with chapters VI and VII devoted to a cricket match, and includes three cricket related engravings including the frontispiece. Original cloth covers with ornate gilt title to front cover, title to spine worn and faded. Neat handwritten inscription in ink to front endpaper, 'A little Gift of Remembrance to Adolphus G. Schwartze from A.J.[?] Noble... 1862, The Groves, Camberwell'. Bookplates of J.W. Goldman and A.E. Winder to inside front cover. Padwick 6134. Loosely inserted is a typed letter, dated 25th May 1933, from C.K. Langley, a Birmingham solicitor, to the collector, C.J. Britton, referring to the loan of a book, and follows in a postscript with a reference to '"The First of June" by a parson named Adams'. The letter nicely signed by Langley. Some age toning and minor wear to the spine, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £65
Lot 1096:
Lot 1096
'History of the Cobham Cricket Club, from its foundation in 1850 to the close of the season of 1898'. Thomas Henry Baker of Owletts, Cobham. Rochester 1899. Bound in green cloth with gilt title to front cover, 'Fifty Years of Cobham Cricket 1850-1899'. Contents comprises year by year reports and match scores. Notable players featured include E.V. Bligh (Oxford University, Kent & Middlesex 1849-1864), his nephew, Ivo Francis Bligh (Kent, Cambridge University & England 1877-1883), who is recorded scoring 143 in a 'Married v Single' match played in 1874 when aged fifteen, Ivo's elder brother, Lord Clifton (Kent 1871-1879, six matches) etc. Padwick 2094 and handwritten inscription to front endpaper indicate this was limited to 100 copies. Owner's name of the collector, H.W. 'Plum' Warner in ink to front endpaper. Slight breaking to page block, light wear to covers, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £140/180
Hammer price: £150
Lot 1097:
Lot 1097 Lot 1097
'Bat v Ball. The Book of Individual Cricket Records, &c. 1864-1900'. Compiled by J.H. Lester. Boots Wholesale Printing and Stationery Department, Nottingham and London 1900. Four different editions of the title including the scarce 'Edition de luxe'. Editions are the pictorial 'strongly bound in cloth' edition with handwritten dedication in ink to title page 'To J.W. Goldman, with the compliments & kind regards of A.W. Shelton', dated 23rd May 1937. Goldman's bookplate to inside front cover. Publisher's note on page v indicates an 'Edition de luxe... is being arranged for'. The scarce 'Edition de luxe' is handsomely bound in black calf with marbled endpapers, gilt to page edges, gilt title to front cover and spine with raised bands to spine. Owner's name in ink to front endpaper of S. Sassoon, dated 17th August 1900. The paper edition with decorative pictorial paper wrappers, owner's name in ink to front wrapper of V.F.S. Crawford (Surrey & Leicestershire 1896-1910). The fourth copy was owned by Alfred J. Gaston's with Gaston's signature in ink to front endpaper, J.W. Goldman's bookplate to inside front cover, bound by Gaston in green cloth with gilt title to front, 'Bat & Ball, J.H. Lester. Cricket Curiosities, A.J. Gaston'. Lacking title, introduction and advertising pages. Padwick 118. Some wear to the wrappers of the pictorial paper edition, the others in good/ very good condition. Sold with an original single page prospectus with printed signatures addressed to 'Members of the M.C.C. of County and other Cricket Clubs' announcing the publication of and to seek subscribers to the 'special edition'. Tipped in to modern green cloth. Some foxing, otherwise in good condition. Qty 5
Estimate: £400/600
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1098:
Lot 1098 Lot 1098
'The Jubilee Book of Cricket'. K.S. Ranjitsinhji. Fourth edition, Edinburgh 1897. Original blue cloth with gilt title to spine. Handwritten inscription in ink to front endpaper, 'R. Poore from H.M. [Poore] January 19th. The book has many of the photographic plates bookmarked with a card, each with a handwritten reference, probably in Poore's own hand. Padwick 467. Some breaking to internal hinges, the inscribed endpaper becoming detached. Minor wear to spine, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £40
Robert Montague Poole (Europeans, Hampshire & South Africa 1892-1914) played in three Tests for South Africa in 1895/96. His first-class cricket in England was restricted due to his military duties, but he finished the 1899 season as the leading batsman, scoring 1551 runs at an average of 91.23 including a top score of 304 against Somerset at Taunton.

Padwick 677-1 refers to an unseen typescript of a book by Poore on cricket technique dated 1928, and it is assumed that this Ranjitsinhji title was used as source material.
Lot 1099:
Lot 1099
'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: £60/90
Hammer price: £65
Lot 1100:
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'Cricket'. A.G. Steel and R.H. Lyttleton. The Badminton Library. Second Edition, London 1888. Owner's name boldly inscribed to second endpaper, 'Charles F. Pardon, 112 Fleet Street, E.C. Office Copy'. Splitting to internal hinges, frontispiece partly detached. Heavy age toning and some wear to boards and internally, otherwise in fair condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Charles Pardon was editor of Wisden from 1887 to 1880 and was succeeded on his death by his brother, Sydney. The brothers were members of the family who ran the Cricket Reporting Agency from this office
Lot 1101:
Lot 1101 Lot 1101
'Cricket Between Two Wars'. Sir Pelham Warner. London. Seventh impression, 1943. Owner's name handwritten to front endpaper of the football and cricket journalist, Eric Todd, dated 'Glasgow. May 1944'. Odd nicks to otherwise good dustwrapper. Sold with an original 'Memorandum of Agreement' issued by the publisher, Chatto and Windus of London, to Warner relating to the publishing of this title, signed by the publisher, accompanied by a single page typed letter from Haddon Wittaker of Sporting Handbooks to Warner dated 25th September 1946, agreeing to a 15% royalty. Both items in modern yellow slipcase with a facsimile of the book's dustwrapper to the front cover. Bookplate of A.E. Winder slipped in. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1102:
Lot 1102
'The Cricket Calendar, a pocket diary containing all the chief fixtures for the season arranged in chronological order'. Published by Murby, Virtue, Wright & Co. and Cricket Press, London, 1869-1914. Complete set of forty six annual issues from 1869 (first issue) to 1914 (forty sixth and final year of issue). Various compilers including G. Kelly King, C.W. Alcock, P. Cross Standing, Charles Plairre, H.L. Bourke, J.N. Pentelow, Sidney Billingham, A. Sinclair etc. All issues bound in original publisher's cloth, with the exception of the 1870 which appears to have been rebound later. The majority with the ownership signature of the writer and collector, R.S. Holmes, also E.G. Wynyard (1901) with handwritten notes of his performances. The 1894 and 1896 issues with the bookplate of J.W. Goldman. Padwick 1155. Odd minor faults, overall in good/ very good condition. Rare to see a complete set of this annual
Estimate: £1200/1600
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1102a:
Lot 1102a Lot 1102a
Wisden Anthology 1978-2006. Leather bound limited edition no. 116/300, gilt to all page edges. Signed to title page by Stephen Moss, Matthew Engel, Tim De Lisle and Graeme Wright, all former Editors of Wisden. Excellent condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £25
Lot 1102b:
Lot 1102b Lot 1102b
'Wisden Cricketers of the Year'. Simon Wilde. London 2013. Green leatherbound limited edition in slipcase, this being number 116 of 150 copies produced. Gilt titles to front cover and spine, gilt to all 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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