Willows And Other Facsimile Wisdens

Lot 899:
Lot 899
Brian Johnston. Five hardback titles from the collection of Alan Curtis (actor), each signed by Johnston with personal dedications to Curtis. Good dustwrappers. Titles are 'Brian Johnston's Guide to Cricket' 1986 with lengthy dedication to 'the best villain in the business and the doyen of Test Match ground broadcasters', 'It's Been a Piece of Cake' 1989, 'Forty Five Summers' 1991, 'Someone Who Was' 1992, and 'More Views from the Boundary' 1993. VG
Estimate: £30/40
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'Bat, Ball, Wicket and All'. G.D. Martineau. First edition, London 1950. Good dustwrapper. Signed in ink to front endpaper with dedication to 'Hubert Riley' from Martineau. Some foxing to page edges, otherwise in good condition. Sold with 'Cricket through the Covers', Tom Graveney, first edition London 1958. Green cloth covers. Signed to the title page by Graveney. Good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £25/35
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'Lancashire County and Manchester Cricket Club Annual 1936'. Compiled by J.A. Brierley. Second year of New Issue. Original blue cloth covers with gilt title to front. Profusely signed in pencil with the odd signature in ink to the inside covers, endpapers and end 'memo' pages by members of the England team (11 signatures), All India (12), Derbyshire (11), Glamorgan (11), Nottinghamshire (12), Kent (11), Gloucestershire (13), Northamptonshire (11), Lancashire (19), and Yorkshire (11) teams, signed a page to a team and each page dated 1936. Signatures include Fagg, Allen, Worthington, Verity, Robins, Duckworth, Hammond, Fishlock, Gimblett (England), Vizianagram, Merchant, Banerjee, Nissar, Amar Singh, Ramaswami, Palia, Nayudu (India), Mitchell, Townsend, H. Elliott, C. Elliott, Worthington, Pope, Copson (Derbyshire), Turnbull, Hughes, Duckfield, Brierley, Smart (Glamorgan), Heane, Gunn, Walker, Keeton, Voce, Larwood, Staples, Woodhead (Nottinghamshire), Akers-Douglas, Freeman, Wright, Todd, Levett, Woolley, Fagg, Ashdown (Kent), Page, Hammond, Goddard, Sinfield, Stephens, Hopkins, Crapp, Bloodworth (Gloucestershire), Cuthbertson, Bakewell, Perkins, Cox, Grimshaw, Buswell, Partridge (Northamptonshire), Lister, Makepeace, Sibbles, Watson, Tyldesley, Edge, Iddon, Washbrook, Oldfield, Butterworth (Lancashire), Sellers, Wood, Sutcliffe, Bowes, Leyland, Hutton, Verity, Smailes, Mitchell (Yorkshire) etc. Minor wear to covers and spine extremities, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
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'With the M.C.C. to New Zealand'. P.R. May, London 1907. Decorative green cloth boards. Handwritten dedication with nice signature of Neville Charsley Tufnell (Cambridge University, Surrey & England 1908-1922) in ink to front endpaper, 'With compliments from Neville C. Tufnell, January 1908'. Soiling and staining to boards, some splitting to spine, slight breaking to rear internal hinge. Internally, some foxing to early pages, otherwise in very good condition. Slipped in is an original receipt issued by L. Simmonds, Bookseller, London, for the sale of this book and one other to Eric Parker of Godalming, Surrey, dated 11th October 1943. G
Estimate: £40/60
Unusually, Tufnell was selected for the 1906/07 M.C.C. tour to New Zealand without having previously played a first-class match. He made one Test appearance, on the 1909/10 tour to South Africa. His only County match was for Surrey in 1922 in which he captained the side against Oxford University, and played his final first-class match, for Free Foresters, in 1924
Lot 903:
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'Class of '59. From Bailey to Wooller: The Golden Age of County Cricket'. Chris Westcott. Edinburgh 2000. Hardback with very good dustwrapper. Signed to the title page by the author, to the foreword by 'Frank [Keating]', and to the majority of player profiles either to the page, and/ or to card or label laid down. Signatures to pages include Trevor Bailey, Donald Carr, Alan Moss, Robin Marlar, John Pretlove, Martin Horton, Reg Simpson, Don Shepherd, Eric Bedser, Brian Taylor, M.J.K. Smith, Alan Oakman, Jim Parks, Fred Trueman, Doug Insole, Alec Bedser, Colin Ingleby-Mackenzie, Brian Close and Raman Subba Row. Approx. forty signatures in total with some players signed twice. VG
Estimate: £50/70
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'Len Hutton Remembered'. Donald Trelford. London 1992. Good dustwrapper. Signed in ink to the half title page by twelve players to have captained Yorkshire. Signatures include Ray Illingworth, Phil Carrick, Fred Trueman, Ronnie Burnet, Geoff Boycott, Darren Lehmann, John Hampshire, David Bairstow, Bill Sutcliffe, Martyn Moxon, VIc Wilson, Brian Close, Chris Old etc. VG
Estimate: £30/50
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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. Slip case. Signature of Bradman on labels laid down to both title pages. Very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
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'Playing It My Way'. Sachin Tendulkar. London 2014. Good dustwrapper. Signed to the title page by Tendulkar. VG
Estimate: £40/60
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'Innings Complete'. Philip Paine. Volumes 1-24, 1999-2018, each limited edition of either 300 or 250 copies, all signed by the author. Some with original correspondence from Paine. Sold with 'Finally a Face. A Memoir of Reginald Wood (Lancashire, Victoria and England)', Philip Paine, 2007, limited edition no. 46/500, signed by Paine. Qty 25. VG
Estimate: £50/80
Lot 908:
Lot 908
Signed 'Fairfield Books' biographies and histories. Twelve hardback titles and one softback, all signed or multi-signed by the author(s) and/ or subject. Hardback titles are 'Fragments of Idolatry from 'Crusoe' to Kid Berg', David Foot 2001. 'Born To Bowl. The life and times of Don Shepherd', Douglas Miller 2004. 'Sixty Summers. Somerset Cricket Since the War', David Foot & Ivan Ponting 2006. 'Tom Cartwright. The Flame Still Burns', Stephen Chalke 2007. 'Life Beyond the Airing Cupboard', John Barclay 2008. 'Footsteps from East Coker', David Foot 2010. 'Gentlemen, Gypsies and Jesters. The Wonderful World of Wandering Cricket', Anthony Gibson and Stephen Chalke 2013. 'Lost in the Long Grass', John Barclay 2013. 'Team Mates', John Barclay & Stephen Chalke 2016. 'In Sunshine and Shadow. Geoff Cope and Yorkshire Cricket', Stephen Chalke 2017. 'Cricketing Allsorts', Stephen Chalke 2018. 'Through the Remembered Gate', Stephen Chalke 2019. Also one softback, 'One More Run', Stephen Chalke and Bomber Wells, 2000. Qty 13. VG
Estimate: £50/70
Lot 910:
Lot 910
Signed 'Fairfield Books' biographies and histories. Six hardback titles and four softbacks all by Stephen Chalke, some in collaboration, all signed by the author(s) and/ or subject. Hardback titles are 'Runs in the Memory. County Cricket in the 1950s' 1997. 'Caught in the Memory. County Cricket in the 1960s' 1999. 'No Coward Soul. The Remarkable Story of Bob Appleyard', with Derek Hodgson 2003. 'Guess My Story. The Life and Opinions of Keith Andrew Cricketer' 2003. 'The Way It Was. Glimpses of English cricket's past' 2008. 'Summer's Crown. The Story of Cricket's County Championship' 2015. Softbacks are 'A Summer of Plenty. George Herbert Hirst in 1906' 2006. 'Five Five Five. Holmes and Sutcliffe in 1932' 2007. 'A Long Half Hour. Six Cricketers Remembered' 2010. 'Now I'm 62. The diary of an ageing cricketer' 2010. Qty 10. VG
Estimate: £50/70
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Oversize signed cricket histories. Two boxes comprising fifty six mainly modern titles, the majority hardbacks with good dustwrappers. All (bar one) signed by the author(s) and/ or subject. One title, '100 Years of Cricket. Lancashire County Cricket Club 1864-1964', signed to inside front cover by eight players including K. Goodwin, K. Higgs, P. Lever, D. Lloyd, D. Worsley etc. Other signatures include Patrick Eagar, Peter Wynne-Thomas, Graeme Wright, Robert Brooke, Dickie Bird, Fred Trueman, Eric Morecombe, Willie Rushton, David Sawyer, Gideon Haigh, Robert Brooke, Brian Pearce, Christopher Martin-Jenkins, Eric Midwinter, Keith Hayhurst, Ken Kelly, David Frith, Russell March, Brian Johnston, David Lemmon, Robin Marlar, Chris Cowdrey, Dean Hayes, David Gower, Tom Graveney, Peter May, Ted Dexter, Mike Brearley, Tony Greig, Tony Lewis, Patrick Murphy, Graeme Hick, Allan Border etc. Odd signature on label/ card laid down. G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
Lot 912:
Lot 912
Overseas signed cricket biographies and autobiographies 1954 onwards. Box comprising twenty one titles, the majority hardbacks with good dustwrappers. All signed by the author(s) and/ or subject. Signatures include Barry Richards, Dennis Lillee, Ian Chappell, Justin Langer, Bob Simpson, Steve Waugh, Richie Benaud, Shane Warne, Richard Hadlee, John Reid, Mike Procter, Jack Cheetham, Clayton Goodwin, Joseph 'Reds' Perreira, Viv Richards, Don Bradman, Clive Lloyd, Garry Sobers, Imran Khan, Brian Booth, Ronald Cardwell etc. Odd signature on label/ card laid down. G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
Lot 913:
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Australian signed cricket biographies and autobiographies 1958 onwards. Box comprising twenty three hardback and softback titles signed (all bar one) by the author(s) and/ or subject. Signatures include Jack Fingleton, Alan Davidson, Rod Marsh, Doug Walters, Darrell Hair, Allan Border, Merv Hughes, Steve Waugh (2 titles, one signature on label), Richie Benaud (2), Kepler Wessels, Shane Warne (2), Don Bradman (2, both on label), Bob Simpson, Ricky Ponting, Dennis Lillee, Ian Chappell, Brian Booth, Justin Langer etc. G/VG
Estimate: £60/90
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Signed cricket histories. Two boxes comprising fifty eight modern cricket histories, reference books and the odd biography, all except one signed by the author(s). Includes one multi-signed title, 'My Most Memorable Matches', Fred Trueman, London 1982, signed to the title page by Trueman, and by eight to the front endpaper including Trueman, Phil Carrick, Peter Parfitt, Charlie Williams (footballer & comedian) etc. Other signatures include Robert Hudson, Jim Swanton, Simon Heffer, Nick Hoult, Nick Owen, Tony Lawton, David Green, Tony Lewis, Andrew Renshaw, Chris England, Trevor Bailey, Fred Trueman, Stephen Fay, David Kynaston, Gideon Haigh (2 titles), Scyld Berry, Peter Hartland, David English, Gordon Ross (2), David Lemmon (2), Frank Keating, Christopher Martin-Jenkins (3), Murray Hedgcock, Reg Simpson, Richard Hadlee, Steve James, Keith Booth, David Foot (2), David Gower, Peter West, David English, Alan Lee, Jack Bailey, Duncan Hamilton (3), Rob Steen (2), Simon Hughes (2), Mihir Bose etc. Odd signature on label. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
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England signed biographies and autobiographies. Two boxes comprising fifty seven modern hardback biographies, each signed by the subject/ author. Signatures include Fred Trueman (2 titles), Kevin Pietersen, Phil Tufnell, David Lloyd (2), Mike Atherton (2), Jonathan Agnew (2), Jack Russell, Dickie Bird (2), Tom Graveney, Oliver Popplewell, Malcolm Nash, David Gower (2), Dave Bowler, Graeme Fowler, Andrew Flintoff, Frank Tyson, Alec Stewart, Basher Hassan, Simon Hughes, Mark Wagh, Jim Laker, Micky Stewart, Tom Graveney, Basil D'Oliveira, Geoff Boycott, Ray Illingworth, Andrew Strauss, Graham Gooch, Garry Sobers, Stuart Broad, Alan Rayment, Derek Shackleton, Monty Panesar, David Sheppard, Mark Nicholas, Ian Austin, Brian Reynolds, Ian Botham, Simon Wilde etc. VG
Estimate: £50/80
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Signed biographies and autobiographies 1948 onwards. Two boxes comprising fifty nine hardback biographies, each signed by the subject/ author. Signatures include Bill Edrich, Basil D'Oliveira, Ian Peebles, Tony Lewis, Trevor Bailey, Godfrey Evans, Len Hutton, Bob Willis, Ian (and Kathy) Botham, Steve James, Fred Trueman, Garry Sobers, Glenn Turner, Derek Underwood, Denis Compton, Alec Bedser, Peter Roebuck, Alan Knott, Harold Rhodes, Bob Willis, Graeme Fowler, Simon Hughes, Ray East, Bob Woolmer, Tony Pawson, Graham Gooch, Brian Rose, R.E.S. Wyatt, Monty Panesar, Steve Marsh, Mike Brearley, Matthew Maynard, Paul Nixon, Shaun Udal, Geoff Boycott, Graham Dilley, Les Jackson, Brian Brain, Dennis Amiss, Jack Simmons, Andrew Flintoff, Jonathan Trott etc. G/VG
Estimate: £50/80
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'England versus Australia. A Pictorial History of the Test Matches since 1877'. David Frith. Guildford 1977. Dustwrapper. Signed in ink to the half title page by sixteen playing members of the Australian touring party to England 1977. Signatures are Chappell (Captain), Malone, Robinson, Hookes, Hughes, O'Keefe, Cosier, David, Dymock, Thomson, Walters, Sergeant, Bright, Walker, Pascoe and Marsh. Lacking the signature of McCosker. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 918:
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John Arlott. Four hardback titles with dustwrappers, each signed by Arlott. 'The Middle Ages of Cricket', London 1949. Some loss to dustwrapper. 'Australian Test Journal. A Diary of the Test Matches Australia v England 1954-55', London 1955. 'Hampshire County Cricket. The Official History', H.S. Altham, John Arlott, E.D.R. Eagar and Roy Webber, Sportsmans Book Club, London 1958. 'My Favourite Cricket Stories', London 1974. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
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'Test Match Special'. Four hardback titles relating to cricket broadcasting, all with good dustwrappers. Each title signed or multi-signed. 'Summers Will Never be the Same. A Tribute to Brian Johnston', edited by Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Pat Gibson, London 1994. Signed by both editors to the title page, with a further approx. thirty signatures of contributors throughout including Peter Baxter, Jonathan Agnew, Trevor Bailey, Tony Lewis, Don Mosey, Vic Marks, Tony Cozier, Godfrey Evans, Colin Cowdrey, John Major, Jocelyn Galsworthy, Rachael Heyhoe-Flint, Richard Stilgoe, Vic Lewis, Bill Frindall, Michael Parkinson, Tim Rice etc. 'From Arlott to Aggers. 40 Years of Test Match Special', Peter Baxter & Phil McNeill, London 1997. Signed to the title page by Agnew, with eleven signatures to the half title page including Mark Nicholas, Dagnall, Chopra, Vaughan, Moody, Coney, Doull etc. 'Test Match Special. 50 Not Out', Peter Baxter, London 2007. Signed to the title page by Baxter, to the following page by all nine listed and illustrated commentators, Frindall, Martin-Jenkins, Blofeld, Agnew, Marks, Baxter, Selvey, Johnston and Arlott, with a further sixteen signatures to the front endpaper including Gower, Boycott, Stewart, Fraser, Pollock etc, Some duplication of signatures. 'Ball By Ball. The Story of Cricket Broadcasting', Christopher Martin-Jenkins, London 1990. Sold with 'Remembering Richie', R. Benaud, London 2015, signed to the title page by Geoff Boycott, Angus Fraser, David Gower, Scyld Berry, Henry Blofeld, David Frith etc. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Lot 920:
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Signed biographies and autobiographies 1951-2007. Box comprising twenty seven signed biographies, the majority hardbacks with dustwrappers, each signed by the subject/ author. Signatures/ subjects include Denis Compton, Trevor Bailey, Godfrey Evans, Len Hutton, Jim Laker, R.E.S. Wyatt, Alec & Eric Bedser, Bill Alley, Colin Cowdrey, Mike Denness, Brian Statham, Colin Milburn, Ken Barrington, Bill Bowes, Fred Trueman, Tom Graveney, Frank Tyson, Jim Parks, Ian Peebles, Basil D'Oliveira etc. G
Estimate: £50/70
Lot 921:
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The Ashes. Signed biographies and autobiographies 1951-2018. Box comprising thirty one mainly modern signed biographies, the majority hardbacks with dustwrappers, each signed or multi-signed by the subject/ author. Signatures/ subjects of Australians include Don Bradman (signed to label), Keith Miller, Shane Warne, Richie Benaud, Justin Langer, Mark Taylor, Ian Chappell, Ashley Mallett, Allan Border, Dennis Lillee, Rod March, England players include Alec Bedser, David Gower, David Steele, Fred Trueman, Brian Close, Alastair Cook, Graeme Hick, Graeme Fowler, Bob Woolmer, Ray Illngworth, Kevin Pietersen, Moeen Ali, Matthew Hoggard etc. G/VG
Estimate: £50/80
Lot 922:
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Cricket writers 1954-2016. Box comprising thirty cricket histories, memoirs and anthologies, the majority hardbacks with dustwrappers, each signed by the author. The odd title multi-signed. Includes four titles by A.A. Thomson, 'Cricket My Pleasure' 1954, 'Cricket My Happiness' 1954, 'Cricket: The Golden Ages' 1961, and 'Cricket: The Wars of the Roses' 1969 with six signatures of Brian Close, Fred Trueman, Bob Appleyard, David Lloyd etc. Other signed titles are by Scyld Berry, Christopher Martin-Jenkins (fourteen titles), Gideon Haigh (7), and Patrick Murphy (4). G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
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Signed cricket histories and biographies 1946 onwards. Two boxes comprising sixty nine mainly modern hardback and softback titles with the odd earlier, all signed by the author. Includes 'Overthrows', E.H.D. Sewell, London 1946, signed to bookplate photographs by Eddie Paynter and A.E.R. Gilligan, bookplate of S. Canynge Capel. Dustwrapper. Other signatures include D.K. Darling, Marcus Berkmann, Simon Rae, Alan Gibson, David Frith, Alan Hill, David Kynaston, A.K. Hignell, Gerald Brodribb, Eric Midwinter, David Thurlow, David Lemmon, Don Mosey, Alastair Hignell, Jim Maxwell, Ronald Mason etc. G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
Lot 924:
Lot 924
England Test and County cricketers' biographies and autobiographies. Box comprising twenty six modern hardbacks, all with good dustwrappers, each signed by the subject/ author. Signatures include Alf Gover, John Lever, Chris Adams, Chris Lewis, Jim Parks, Allan Lamb, Mike Gatting, Phil Tufnell, David Lloyd, Geoff Boycott, David Gower, Andrew Strauss, Alec Stewart, Phil DeFreitas, Joe Root, Dickie Bird, Bob Willis, Tony Lewis etc. VG
Estimate: £40/60
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Cricket tour histories 1953 onwards. Box comprising forty one mainly hardback titles relating to cricket tours and Test series, all signed by the author. Earlier titles include 'The Australian Tour 1953', Rex Alston 1953, 'Cricket Cauldron. With Hutton in the Caribbean', Alex Bannister 1954, 'Operation Ashes', Arthur Morris 1956, 'The Fight for the Ashes', Peter West 1956, 'The Ashes at Stake', S. Canynge Capel 1961, 'Simpson's Australians. The England Tour 1964', Bob Simpson 1964. 'The Test Matches of 1964. England v Australia', Denzil Batchelor 1964, 'Cape Summer', Alan Ross 1967, 'May's Men in Australia', Alec Bedser 1959, 'Dexter v Benaud. M.C.C. Tour Australia 1962-3', E.M. Wellings 1963 etc. G
Estimate: £50/70
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Cricket biographies, histories and anthologies 1950s onwards. Two boxes comprising sixty seven mainly modern titles, each signed by the author or cricketer, the odd title multi-signed. Signatures include G.D. Martineau, Hubert Doggart, Godfrey Evans, R.E.S. Wyatt, Simon Wilde, Tim Heald, Graeme Wright, Don Oslear, Jack Bannister, Tom Graveney, Benny Green (three titles signed to label), Alan Hill, Gerald Howat, Peter Wynne-Thomas, Christopher Lee, Brian Statham, David Lemmon, Michael Down, Frank Keating, Simon Hughes etc. Includes a signed limited edition of 'James Aylward: The Untold Story', Roy Clarke 2001, no. 105/167. G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
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Signed cricket biographies. 'Test Match Special'. Box comprising fifteen modern hardback titles with good dustwrappers and two softbacks, each signed or multi-signed, some with personal dedications. Titles include 'Beating the Field', Brian Lara, London 1995, signed by Lara. 'Frindall's Score Book. Australia versus West Indies 1975/76', Bill Frindall, Brentford 1976. Signed by nine members of the Test Match Special commentary team with dedication, 'For David, Chief Slaker of 'TMS's' Edgbaston thirst! Many thanks!'. Signatures are Fred Trueman, Neville Oliver, Christopher Martin-Jenkins, Tony Lewis, David Lloyd, Jack Bannister, Jonathan Agnew, Peter Baxter and Brian Johnston. 'Cricket Characters. The Cricket Caricatures of John Ireland', London 1987. Signed by Christopher Martin-Jenkins to the Introduction pages, and to the player profile caricatures by Martin Crowe, Graham Gooch, Richard Hadlee, Bob Taylor, Richie Benaud, and Brian Johnston. Other signed titles include Henry Blofeld, Don Mosey, Jim Laker, Geoff Boycott etc. Includes one football title, 'Upover and Downunder', Stan Rickaby, Cradley Heath 2003, signed by Rickaby. All titles are from the personal collection of the vendor's father who was a member of the Warwickshire C.C.C. committee, and regularly hosted the T.M.S. commentary team at Edgbaston, receiving messages of gratitude, describing him as 'The Edgbaston Wine Waiter' (Geoff Boycott), and thanking him for his 'Warm hospitality' (Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Brian Johnston). Qty 17 VG
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 928:
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Warwickshire C.C.C. Box comprising a selection of hardback and softback biographies and histories, benefit brochures etc. relating to Warwickshire C.C.C., cricket at Edgbaston etc. Nine titles are signed or limited editions including hardbacks, 'I'll Spin You A Tale', Eric Hollies, London 1955. 'Better Cricket for Boys', M.J.K. Smith, London 1965. 'R.E.S. Wyatt- fighting cricketer', Gerald Pawle, London 1985, signed by the author and Wyatt (twice). 'Dennis Amiss, Warwickshire & England', David Goodyear, Birmingham 1985, signed by Goodyear. 'First in the Field', Alex E. Davis, Studley 1988., limited numbered edition no. 107 in blue leather, plus an unsigned softback copy. 'The History of Warwickshire County Cricket Club', Jack Bannister, Helm Books 1990. 'Winning Ways', Dermot Reeve, London 1996. Also softbacks, 'Much Ado About Cricket', Derek Salberg, Studley 1987, and 'A Who's Who of Warwickshire County Cricket Club', Robert Brooke & David Goodyear, London 1989, limited edition no. 16/200. Includes 'Learn Cricket with the Champions' published by The Birmingham Mail 'Sports Final' 1951. Wear and age toning to original wrappers. Minor faults to the odd titles, otherwise in good/ very good condition. Qty 25
Estimate: £40/60
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Warwickshire C.C.C. annuals, histories, menus etc. Small box comprising a good run of the Warwickshire C.C.C. Yearbook and Annual Report for 1951-1997, lacking 1988. Odd duplication. Faults to some issues, others in good condition. Two hardback histories, 'First in the Field', Alex E. Davis, Studley 1988, leather bound limited edition no. 96, signed by the author, and 'The Story of Warwickshire Cricket', Leslie Duckworth, London 1974, good dustwrapper. Handbooks for Warwickshire Cricket Association, League Cricket Conference, Birmingham & District Premier Cricket League 1990s. A run of menus for the Birmingham & District Cricket League Annual Dinner 1957-1960, 1962, 1966-1972, 1994-1996 and 1998, also menus for dinners given to Leslie Deakins 1989, Philip Gough 1996, Michael Hurst 1998 etc. Signed commemorative covers for '100 Years of Test Cricket at Edgbaston 1902-2002', eleven signatures including Botham, Reeve, Agnew, Willis, D. Lloyd, Martin-Jenkins, Benaud, Baxter etc. Sold with a small selection of Lancashire C.C.C. items including signed menus for the luncheon to open the Neville Cardus Gallery at Old Trafford, signatures include Trueman, Frindall, Graveney, Johnston, Arlott etc. 'Topping Out' luncheon, Old Trafford, 5th November 1987 (twelve signatures), and 1988 (fifteen). Also a Lancashire C.C.C. Pavilion Restoration Appeal brochure 1989. G
Estimate: £60/90
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Cricket biographies, histories, annuals, anthologies etc. Two boxes comprising seventy one hardback and softback titles, some signed by the subject/ author. Signed biographies include 'Hampshire County Cricket', H.S. Altham, John Arlott etc., London 1958, signed by Arlott. 'Parson's Pitch', David Sheppard London 1965, presentation copy with a nice and lengthy handwritten dedication by Sheppard to the front endpaper, signed by Sheppard. Good dustwrapper. 'Run Digger', Bill Lawry, London 1966. 'The Narrow Line', Geoff Cook, London 1991. 'Opening Up', Mike Atherton, London 2002. 'Playing With Fire', Nasser Hussain, London 2004. 'Parkinson's Lore', Michael Parkinson 1981. Histories include 'Cricket Highways and Byways', F.S. Ashley-Cooper, London 1927. Also signed copies of 'The Many Pavilions. A History of Benwell & Walbottle Cricket Club 1868-2002', David Cook 2002. 'Summers with Durham', Tim Wellock 2009. Annuals include James Lillywhite's Cricketers' Annual for 1892 and 1896, and a facsimile copy for 1884, News Chronicle Cricket Annual 1959, Playfair Cricket Annual 1963, 1965-1984, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2013. Sold with a page with eleven signature on pieces including Clive Lloyd, Derek Randall, Brian Bolus, Dennis Amiss, Vanburn Holder etc. Some faults to earlier titles, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
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'The Cricket Field or The History and the Science of Cricket'. J. Pycroft. Boston 1859. Rare first American edition. 238pp plus advertisements. Original green cloth with maroon spine. Gilt emblem to front, printed title label laid to spine. Bookplates of Francis Colgate Benson to inside front cover, W.J. Hole to front endpaper, and The C. Christopher Morris Cricket Library, Haverford College, 'presented by W.J. Hole' to inside rear cover. Padwick 394. Front endpaper detached and trimmed. Repairs to internal hinges, slight breaking to page block, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
The frontispiece wood-engraving of 'The Bowler', William 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.

Francis Colgate Benson (1898-1962) was the author of 'Songs of the Cricket Field' published in Philadelphia in 1932
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'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 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: £150/250
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'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: £40/60
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'The Cricketer's Manual for 1848 containing a brief review of the rise and progress of the manly and noble game of cricket and the laws... by "Bat" [Charles Box]'. Second issue. William Brittain, London 1848. 38pp plus three additional advertising pages for 'The Era' to the rear. Bound in original dark purple limp cloth with gilt title to front, gilt to page edges. Padwick 798. The additional advertising pages mentioned in Weston's bibliography, but not by Padwick. Light wear to wrappers, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £200/300
Lot 935:
Lot 935
'The Cricketer's Manual for 1849 containing a brief review of the rise and progress of cricket, and the laws... by "Bat" [Charles Box]'. Baily Brothers, London 1849 (only issue). 48 numbered pages. Original red limp cloth covers with gilt title to front and gilt to page edges. Contains the erratum slip relating to changes in the laws, tipped in opposite the title page. Owner's signature in ink of A.W. Reynolds to front endpaper. Padwick 798. Good/ very good condition
Estimate: £150/250
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'The Cricketer's Manual for 1850 containing a brief review of the character, history, & elements of cricket with the laws... by "Bat" [Charles Box]'. First issue. Baily Brothers, London 1850. 102 numbered pages. Original green limp cloth covers with tooled decoration, gilt to page edges. Owner's signature in ink of George Bennett, dated May [18]50 to front endpaper. Padwick 798. Slight breaking to front internal hinge, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £150/250
The owner's name, George Bennett, may be that of the Kent all-rounder (126 games 1853-1873) who toured with H.H. Stephenson on the first tour to Australia, 1861/62
Lot 937:
Lot 937
'The Cricketer's Manual [for 1851] containing a brief review of the character, history and elements of cricket, with the laws... by "Bat" [Charles Box]'. Baily Brothers, London 1851. Three copies of the fifth edition, being the first, second and third issues, each with 110 numbered pages. All three issues in original green limp cloth with tooled decoration and gilt title to front, gilt to all page edges. The second issue incorporates changes to the contents page, and includes the owner's signature in ink to the front endpaper, 'S Sassoon', followed by 'gave this book to E. Blunden' in Blunden's hand. The third issue incorporates further alterations to the contents page, with the sale plate of A.H. Cohen laid down to inside front cover. Padwick 798. Some fading to the wrappers of the first issue, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £200/300
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'The Cricketer's Manual [for 1851] containing a brief review of the character, history and elements of cricket, with the laws... by "Bat" [Charles Box]'. Baily Brothers, London 1851, fourth issue incorporating further alterations to the contents page. 110 numbered pages. Original green limp cloth with tooled decoration and gilt title to front, gilt to all page edges. Owner's name inscribed in ink to page preceeding the title page, of 'George W. King. Dec. 11. 1863', followed in pencil in another hand, 'Sussex... The Old Etonian'. Sale plate of H.A. Cohen to inside front cover. Padwick 798. Very good condition with nice, bright cloth wrappers
Estimate: £150/250
George William King (Cambridge University & Sussex 1842-1864) was an Eton scholar and played nineteen first-class matches. He served as Secretary of Sussex C.C.C. for some years, resigning in 1880
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'The Cricketer's Manual by "Bat" (Charles Box). A Short Bibliography. Further Details of the Several Editions and their Variations (up to December 13th 1941)'. G. Neville Weston. Large format typescript comprising twelve pages, bound in faded green card covers with typed title on label to front cover, tipped in to modern cream cloth. Typed label laid to original inside front cover, 'Every good wish' and signed in ink by Weston. Incorporates expanded details from the original 1936 edition, and Weston's sources of information for each entry are recorded by the contributor's initials, including 'E.R.W.' (E. Rockley Wilson), 'J.W.G' (J.W. Goldman), 'E.M.G.' (E.M. Green), 'H.L.' (Henry Ling), and 'G.N.W.' (Weston). It seems likely that this copy was made for one of the contributors from an original held by Weston. Some age toning to original wrappers, otherwise in very good condition. Very rare
Estimate: £250/350
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'Gauntlet's Cricketers Record, containing the full scores of all The Great Matches played during the Season 1860; the Averages of the Players together with a List of the Batsman who have obtained 100 runs or more and Rules of the Game of Cricket'. Published by Gauntlet, Sevenoaks, Kent, printed by Vardy Printer of Bishopgate, London 1860. 58pp, should be 60pp. The annual in only poor/fair condition, only part of the front wrapper is present, lacking its spine, last page (59&60) and rear wrapper otherwise appears complete. Creasing and loss to the top right hand corner of the title page, wear and small loss to page edges, some pages becoming detached, some are detached, some soiling to outer pages. A very rare cricket annual albeit in poor condition, a copy is held at Lord's where I obtained the correct pagination of the annual. In need of binding
Estimate: £300/500
Gauntlet's Cricketers Record was produced only in 1859 and 1860. The missing page contained the remainder of the Laws a section on the Laws of Single Wicket, and ended with a section on laws for Bets.
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'The Scottish Cricketers' Annual and Guide'. Issues no. 1 (1870-71), 2 (1871-72) and 3 (1872-73). Edited by Percival King. Edinburgh. The three editions bound together as one volume in quarter calf leather, raised bands and gilt title to spine, marbled page edges, lacking original wrappers. Owner's name annotated in ink to front endpaper of H.F. Caldwell, dated 1884. Padwick 3209. Pages checked, appears complete. Slight breaking to front internal hinge, other odd minor faults, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £200/300
Eighteen volumes of the Annual were issued from 1880/71 to 1888/89. Herbert Caldwell played his cricket (not first-class) for Scotland (1 match 1886), Edinburgh, M.C.C., Lasswade etc.
Lot 942:
Lot 942
'Hampshire County Cricket Guide 1939'. Official County Guide edited and published by H. King. Published by Southern Newspapers Ltd., Southampton. Original red decorative wrappers. Some wear and fading to wrappers, rusting to staples, otherwise in good condition. Sold with a run of Hampshire C.C.C. official handbooks for seasons 1951, 1952, 1955-1959, 1961 and 1964-1978. Also a Hampshire 1863-1963 Centenary fundraising brochure, and 'Hampshire C.C.C. First-Class Records 1864-1992', Victor Isaacs, Royston 1993. Odd faults to earlier issues, otherwise in good/ very good condition. Qty 26
Estimate: £50/80
First issued in 1892, the publication continued until 1939
Lot 943:
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Norman Gale poetry. Three first edition titles by Gale. 'Cricket Songs', London 1894. 'More Cricket Song', London 1905. 'Close of Play', Rugby 1936. All three titles in original decorative cloth boards. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Lot 944:
Lot 944
'Errata and Indexes for H.T. Waghorn's "Cricket Scores 1730-1773" Compiled by G.B. Buckley'. Small twelve page booklet, printed in Buckley's own hand, comprising Errata and Notes of Explanation, Geographical Index, and General Index. The booklet measures 4"x6". An original version with slightly different content is being sold in this auction as part of lot 847 comprising an extensive collection of Buckley's archive of research material. Not recorded in Padwick. VG
Estimate: £40/60
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'W.G. Grace Cricketer. A Record of his Performances in First-class Matches'. F.S. Ashley-Cooper. Published by John Wisden & Co., London 1916. Bound in 'Wisden brown' cloth with gilt titles to front. Owner's name, 'F.E. Lacy, Lord's Cricket Ground, Feb. 1917' handwritten in ink to front endpaper. Slipped in is a single page handwritten letter on John Wisden & Co. letterhead, dated 13th January 1917, presenting a copy of this book to an unknown recipient, presumably Lacy. Padwick 7571. Very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Francis Eden Lacy (Hampshire & Cambridge University 1880-1897) served as Secretary of M.C.C. from 1898 and was knighted in 1926 for services to cricket
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'The Kentish Cricketers. A Poem by a Gentleman [John Burnby]. Being a reply to a late publication of a parody on the Ballad of Chevy Chase; intituled [sic] Surrey triumphant, or The Kentish Men's defeat'. Canterbury 1773. 22pp. Lacking the full title page. Bound in calf and marbled boards with raised bands and title label to spine. The poem describes the match at Bishopsbourne Paddock, which 'Surrey did the victory gain/ By Lumpey, Fortune, Art and Rain', and Kent's victory in the return match at the Vine. One of the earliest publications reporting on a cricket match. Padwick 2061. Minor age toning to page edges, spotting to early pages, slight breaking to front internal hinge, otherwise in good/ very good condition. Very rare
Estimate: £2000/3000
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'The Cricketers' Who's Who'. S. Canynge Caple. Lincoln Williams (Publishers) Ltd., London 1934. Green cloth. Presentation copy with dedication in ink to front endpaper, 'To the Author of "Christopher Robin" [A.A. Milne] with Best Wishes from Sincerely yours, S. Canynge Caple. "Oak Apple Day" (May 29th) 1934'. Padwick 7182. Some wear to board and spine extremities with slight splitting to spine, otherwise in generally good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Alan Alexander Milne (1882-1956) was an English playwright and author, best known for his books about the teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh and for various poems, and wrote several books on cricket. Considered a talented cricket fielder, Milne played for two amateur teams that were largely composed of British writers: the Allahakbarries and the Authors XI. His team mates included fellow writers, J. M. Barrie, Arthur Conan Doyle and P. G. Wodehouse
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'Sporting Anecdotes, Original and Selected including numerous characteristic portraits...'. Pierce Egan. 'A New Editions, Considerably Enlarged and Improved'. Printed for Sherwood, Jones, and Co', London 1825. 592pp with index. Handsomely bound in tooled black calf with ornate gilt decoration to boards and spine with raised bands and maroon title label. Marbled endpapers and page edges. Comprises articles on a variety of sports, three hand coloured plates, of which one folds out, and five articles on cricket describing unusual matches between eleven men with one leg and eleven with one arm, eleven single women and eleven married etc. Inscription in ink to second endpaper, 'Given me by Sansum[?] on leaving Eton, July 1826. 'Pulled together in Britannica'. Slight breaking to front internal hinge, with first two endpapers partly detached. Minor wear to boards and spine, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Pierce Egan (1772-1849) was a journalist who established himself as the country's leading reporter of sports events, in particular on boxing and horse racing, including four volumes of 'Boxiana; or Sketches of Ancient and Modern Pugilism'
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'The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle. For the Year MDCCXLIII [1743]. Volume XIII' by Sylvanus Urban, Gent. Printed by Edw. Cave, jun. at St. John's Gate, London. Bound in to modern green cloth are the title page of Volume XIII, with extracts of the September 1743 issue comprising the title and contents page, followed by p485/6 of that issue, which features an article taken from 'The British Champion, Sep. 8, No. 68' titled 'Of Publick Cricket-Matches'. The author expresses his concern over 'Stories I have heard of Cricket Matches... to be so strange and so incredible... to see Lords and Gentlemen, Clergymen and Lawyers, associating themselves with Butchers and Coblers [sic] in Persuit of these diversions? or can there be anything more absurd, than making such Matches for the sake of Profit, which is to be shared amongst People so remote in their Quality and Circumstances?'. He continues by complaining that 'The Diversion of Cricket may be proper in Holiday-Time, and in the Country, but on Days when Men ought to be busy... it is not only improper but mischievous in a high Degree. It draws Numbers of People from their Employment, to the Ruin of their Families... It propagates a Spirit of Idleness... It is a most notorious Breach of the Laws, as it gives the most open Encouragement to Gaming'. Previously from the collection of John Arlott, sold by him to A.E. Winder in 1979, with Winder's bookplate to the inside front cover. Not recorded in Padwick. A very scarce item in very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
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'The Hastings Cricket Festival. View of the Ground'. Printed and published by F.J. Parsons, "Observer" Office, Hastings, 1895. Fold-out view 'From a photograph by J.H. Blomfield' of the Festival Ground with a cricket match in progress and large crowds in attendance. Original decorative paper wrappers, preserved in a modern navy cloth case. The image measures 21"x6.75". Padwick 2741. Creasing and some wear to original wrappers, the image in very good condition. Scarce
Estimate: £200/300
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'Recollections and Reminiscences'. Lord Hawke. Williams & Norgate, first edition, London 1924. Original navy cloth with gilts titles to front and spine, and Yorkshire rose emblem to front cover. Nicely signed in ink to the half title page, 'Yours sincerely Hawke', and to the inside front cover the signature of 'Stradbroke 1925'. Laid down to the front end paper is a fine early sepia portrait photograph of Hawke. Sale plate of Hal Cohen to inside front cover. Padwick 7657. Slight breaking to front internal hinge, minor internal foxing and other odd faults, otherwise in good condition. A nice association copy
Estimate: £100/150
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'The History of Kent County Cricket Club'. Edited by Lord Harris. Two volumes, each beautifully bound in green calf and marbled boards, raised bands and titles in gilt to spines. The first volume comprises the main volume and Appendices A-D (510pp), published in 1907, including contributions from several past captains and F.S. Ashley-Cooper, photoplates, illustrations, and a fold out 'Genealogical Table' of members of notable cricketing families. The second volumes contains Appendices E-I continuing the history up to 1984, published from 1910-1985. Padwick Vol. I 2141 and Vol. II 1054. A fine set in very good condition
Estimate: £50/80
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'Lillywhite's Illustrated Hand-Book of Cricket'. Edited by 'A Cantab [F. W. Lillywhite]'. Ackermann & Co., Strand, London, and W.H. Mason, Repository of Arts, Brighton 1844. Printed by Thomas Harrild (Late B. Clarke), Printer, Silver St., Falcon Sq. Bound in original green tooled cloth with gilt title to front, hand printed title to spine. Includes single page engravings of Lillywhite, Fuller Pilch, Thomas Box, and James Cobbett, and fold-out engravings of Roger Kynaston, George Leopold Langdon, Charles George Taylor, and Alfred Mynn. Eight engravings in total. Also includes printed slip between pp10-11 relating to alterations to the 'Law relating to wide balls'. Ownership inscription in ink to front endpaper facing title page for 'John and Thomas Grabham. Jan 4th 1845'. Padwick 386 records three different versions, one with a portrait of Lillywhite only, one with four Player portraits, and another with portraits of four Players and four Gentlemen. This version has all eight portraits. Additionally, at the foot of the title page, the name 'Moore, Corner of West St., St. Martins Lane' is printed between the publishers' names of Ackerman and W.H. Mason, which is not recorded in Padwick, nor featured in J.W. McKenzie's facsimile edition. Breaking to front internal hinge, otherwise a nice copy in good condition. Rare
Estimate: £2500/3500
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'Present Pastimes of Merrie England interpreted from ancient Mss. and annotated by F.C. Burnand...'. F.C. Burnand with illustrations by J.E. Rogers. Cassell, Petter and Galpin, London 1873. 32pp with eleven full colour illustrations including a section and illustration of a batsman, wicketkeeper and fielder in Robin Hood style attire. Original decorative pictorial boards with replacement spine. Padwick 7040. Some wear to original boards, breaking to internal hinges, internally in very good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Lot 955:
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'Fifty Years of Sport- At Oxford, Cambridge and the Great Public Schools' Eton, Harrow and Winchester. Volume III. Edited by R.H. Lyttelton, A. Page and E.B. Noel. London 1922. Red calf with colour schools emblem to front covers and gilt to spine. Gilt to top page edges, other pages untrimmed. Includes some 160 pages on cricket with photo illustrations throughout. Padwick 1344. Wear and rubbing to boards and spine, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
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'An Almanac of Twelve Sports'. William Nicholson 'with words by Rudyard Kipling'. William Heinemann, London 1898. Comprises a calendar for the year, each month illustrated by a sport with accompanying verse by Kipling. Cricket is represented in 'June'. Large format with original pictorial boards. Padwick 6989. Some flaking to spine, age toning to boards, breaking to internal hinges, tear to gutter of endpaper. Internally in good condition
Estimate: £180/250
Nicholson's cricket illustration for June was reproduced in 'The Noblest Game' by Neville Cardus and John Arlott, published in 1969
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'Nottinghamshire Cricket Scores and Biographies from 1838'. Volumes I, II and III. Compiled by C.H. Richards. 1888, 1890 & 1891. Volumes I and II, printed and published by George Richards of Nottingham, bound together in red cloth with title page, 'Fifty Years of Nottinghamshire Cricket 1838-1887' and frontispiece carte de visite style original photograph of the 'Nottinghamshire County Eleven 1866'. Volume Three '1888-89-90', printed and published by Charles H. Richards, in original green paper wrappers. Padwick 2517. Some wear and loss to wrappers and spine of Volume III, otherwise in good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £100/150
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'Sidelights on Sayers'. Philip L. Scowcroft, Witham 1981. 21pp original typescript of an article published by The Dorothy L. Sayers Historical and Literary Society including a three page section on 'Cricket and Dorothy L. Sayers', in which he describes the interest in cricket held by Sayer's character, Lord Peter Wimsey, and the novels in which those references appear. Scowcroft also identifies other works by Sayers in which cricket is referenced, and acknowledges her knowledge and enjoyment of the game. Enclosed with the article is a two page handwritten letter dated 12th May 1981 from Scowcroft to Jim Coldham who had recently mentioned Sayers in an article in the Cricket Society Journal. Both items tipped in to modern cream cloth. VG
Estimate: £50/80
Lot 959:
Lot 959
Kent County Cricket Club Annual 1902. Hardback 'blue book'. Original decorative boards. Gilt titles and to all page edges with gilt Kent emblem to centre. Printed by the Kentish Express (Igglesdon & Co) of Ashford 1902. Minor age toning/darkening to board edges and spine, minor wear to board edges, minor annotation to odd page otherwise in good/very good condition with titles bright
Estimate: £60/90
The famous Kent 'Blue Book' was published annually from 1878 to 1946 with breaks in publication during the two World Wars (1914-18, 1940-44). Each issue contains a review of the season prior to the year of publication
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Lot 960
'Somerset County Cricket Facts and Figures from 1891 to 1924'. Compiled by F.J.C. Gustard. Taunton 1925. Very good condition. Sold with 'Essex County Cricket Club Facts and Figures 1894-1947', Sir Home Gordon, Chelmsford 1947. Slight age toning to wrappers, otherwise in good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 961:
Lot 961
Gloucestershire C.C.C. Year Books 1949-1960. A run of the annual for seasons 1949 (two copies), 1950, 1951, 1952 (2), 1953 (3), 1954 (3), 1956 (2), 1958 (3), 1959 (3) and 1960 (2). Pictorial paper wrappers. Odd faults, generally good condition
Estimate: £30/50
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Lot 962
Yorkshire C.C.C. Yearbooks. Ten editions for 1917, 1921, 1922, 1925, 1929, 1930, 1932, 1939, 1940 and 1947. Original publisher's cloth with gilt emblem and title to covers. Breaking to hinges of the 1917 edition, the remainder with staining to covers, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
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Lot 963
Yorkshire County Cricket Club. Two limited edition facsimile reproductions of yearbooks for 1893 (first year of issue), limited edition no. 86/150 published 1990, and 1894 (second year of issue), no. 66/100 published 1992. Both titles in red cloth, gilts to front cover. VG
Estimate: £30/50
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Lot 964
Yorkshire C.C.C. annual 1898. 6th annual issue. 146pp plus fourteen 'notes' pages as issued. Edited by J.B. Wolstinholm. J. Robertshaw, Sheffield, printer. Original green boards, titles to front board and spine paper with Yorkshire emblem to centre, gilt to edges. Bumping to corners, some age toning to covers, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
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Lot 965
Yorkshire C.C.C. Annual 1905. Original annual in cloth covers with gilt titles and Yorkshire emblem to front, gilt to page edges. Ex Fred Trueman collection. Includes a letter of authentication signed by Veronica Trueman stating it was from her husband's library, and was included in the Vennett-Smith sale of 15th November 2007. Slight scuffing to board edges, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 966:
Lot 966
Yorkshire C.C.C. Annual 1906. Original annual in cloth covers with gilt titles and Yorkshire emblem to fronts, gilt to page edges. Ex Fred Trueman collection. Includes a letter of authentication signed by Veronica Trueman stating they it was from her husband's library and was included in the Vennett-Smith sale of 15th November 2007. Minor light fading to the spine, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 967:
Lot 967
Yorkshire C.C.C. Annual 1907. Original annual in cloth covers with gilt titles and Yorkshire emblem to front, gilt to page edges. Ex Fred Trueman collection. Includes a letter of authentication signed by Veronica Trueman stating they it was from her husband's library and was included in the Vennett-Smith sale of 15th November 2007. Very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
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Yorkshire County Cricket Club Annuals 1900 (eighth year of issue) to 2000. Near complete run of annuals for the period, lacking issues for 1918, 1997 and 1998. Duplicates for 1954, 1967, 1970 and 1972. Original publisher's cloth with gilt title and emblem to front covers and spines. Gilt to page edges of issues up to and including 1916, and 1921. Odd faults to some editions including the 1900 with slight splitting to spine, minor splitting to front internal hinge of the 1907, 1908, 1916, 1947 and 1957, 1924 rear hinge broken. Some fading to spines and light wear of some earlier issues, otherwise in good/ very good condition. Qty 95
Estimate: £200/300
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Lot 969
Yorkshire C.C.C. histories, biographies and annuals. Box comprising twenty nine titles, the majority hardbacks. Titles include 'The History of Yorkshire County Cricket 1833-1903', R.S. Holmes, Westminster 1904. 'History of Yorkshire County Cricket', two volumes in original cloth boards, the first covering 1903-1923 by A.W. Pullin ("Old Ebor"), Leeds 1924, spine almost detached, and two copies of 1924-1949 by J.M. Kilburn 1950. 'Recollections and Reminiscences', Lord Hawke, 2nd impression, London 1924. 'The Scarborough Cricket Festival', J.M. Kilburn, Scarborough 1948. 'Headingley', John Marshall, Sportsman's Book Club 1972, good dustwrapper. 'The Roses Matches 1919-1939', Neville Cardus, London 1982, 'Advance copy' in paper wrappers etc. Biographies include Herbert Sutcliffe, Len Hutton (two different), Fred Trueman, Ray Illingworth etc. Sold with eight official Yorkshire C.C.C. annuals in cloth boards for seasons 1910, 1924, 1931, 1936, 1940, 1950, 1971 and 1976. Some faults, overall in generally good condition
Estimate: £40/60
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Lot 970
South Africa. A good run of sixteen editions of the 'South Africa Cricket Annual' for 1951/52 (first year of issue), 1952/53, 1954-1957, 1959, 1960, 1961/62, and 1963-1970. Sold with a selection of South African books and brochures including 'South African Cricket 1927-1947', Louis Duffus, Johannesburg 1948. 'Springbok Glory', Louis Duffus, London 1955. Dustwrapper with some wear. 'Pitch and Toss', Roy McLean, London 1957. Good dustwrapper etc. Qty 23. G
Estimate: £30/50
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Lot 971
'A Record of the West Indies Tour of England and Wales 1950'. Post tour souvenir brochure published by Shell Petroleum with full details and scores for all matched played on the tour. Minor soiling and wear to wrappers, rusting to staples, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
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Lot 972
'The Warwickshire Cricket Handbook 1936. A record of First-class cricket in Warwickshire 1895-1935'. Compiled by Claude L. Westell. Original paper decorative wrappers. Rusting to staples, otherwise in good condition. Sold with 'The Making of a Century. The Story of Coventry and North Warwickshire Cricket Club 1851-1951'. Souvenir booklet printed by Curtis and Beamish of Coventry. Original paper wrappers with wear and age toning to edges, otherwise in good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £30/50
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First-class and Minor County yearbooks 1950s-1960s. Eighteen official yearbooks for Leicestershire C.C.C. 1957, 1960, 1969, Worcestershire C.C.C. 1964, Nottinghamshire C.C.C. 1948-1956, Essex C.C.C. 1966, Suffolk C.C.C. 1950, 1956, 1957, and Shropshire C.C.C. 1966. Odd faults, overall in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
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Pakistan biographies. Seven modern hardbacks, three signed by the featured player. Signed titles are 'Hanif Mohammed: Playing for Pakistan', Hanif Mohammed, 1999. 'For Cricket and Country', Waqar Hasan and Qamar Ahmed, Karachi 2002. 'Cutting Edge', Javed Miandad, Oxford 2003. Unsigned titles are 'All Round View', Imran Khan, London 1988. 'Imran Khan', Christopher Sandford, London 2009. 'Wasim and Waqar. Imran's Inheritors', John Crace, London 1992. 'From Dusk to Dawn', Fazal Mahmood, Oxford 2003. Odd minor faults, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £50/70
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'Pakistan Book of Cricket'. Edited by Qamar Ahmed. Karachi. Eight issues for 1976, 1977, 1979/80, 1980/81, 1982/83, 1983/84, 1985/86 and 1988. Sold with 'Pakistan Test Cricket 1983/84' edited by Rashid Aziz and Afia Salam. Minor faults to earlier issues, otherwise in good condition. Qty 9
Estimate: £40/60
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Pakistan annuals, histories and statistical books. 'Board of Cricket Control for Cricket in Pakistan' annuals for seasons 1965, 1968/69 and 1970. '195 Pakistan One-Day Internationals 1972-73 to 1989-90', Ben Lawrence, Karachi 1980. 'First-Class Cricket in Pakistan', Abid Ali Kazi, four volumes, nos. I, III, IV and V. 'Pride and Passion. An Exhilarating Half Century of Cricket in Pakistan', Omar Norman, Oxford 1998. 'Famous Cricketers No. 31 Hanif Mohammed'. Four issues of the journal, 'Pak Cricket Statisticians' Winter 1994/95, Spring 1995, Summer 1995 and Autumn 1995 etc. Qty 14. G
Estimate: £40/60
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Pakistan tours, Tests and miscellaneous. A selection of tour guides, histories etc. Titles include 'Playing for a Draw', Qamaruddin Butt, Karachi 1962. Appears to be rebound in brown boards, water damage and some loss to early pages. Three brochures/ guides rebound in grey boards with original wrappers retained. Titles are 'Cricketers from Pakistan' 1962 official tour guide. 'Thunder Down Under. Australia v Pakistan 1983-84'. 'The Caribbean Challenge. A History of Pakistan- West Indies Matches', Syed Khalid Mahmood c.1988. Other tour guides include Pakistan to England 1954 (Playfair), India 1960/61 (Sport & Pastime), and to England 1962 (A Bhatti Publications, Lahore). Histories include 'Reminiscences', Zahid Zia Cheema', Nar Publications 1994 etc. Sold with 'Jinnah. Creator of Pakistan', Hector Bolitho, First edition, London 1954. Original hardback with dustwrapper. Ex Norfolk County Library. Some faults, overall in good condition. Qty 16
Estimate: £50/70
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Pakistan. Khadim Hussain Baloch. Six titles by Baloch, two signed by the author. Signed titles are 'The Hunt for Peace', Karachi 1997, and 'Imran's Summer of Fulfilment', London 1987, limited edition no. 1499/1500. Other titles are 'Summer of Swing' 1992. 'Hussain's Eldorado. An Account of England's tour of Pakistan 2000-01', Windsor 2001. 'A Century of Karachi Cricket', Karachi 2003. 'K.H. Baloch's Journey through The Bibliography of Pakistan Cricket (1947-2009)', Newnham on Severn 2010. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
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Lot 979
Pakistan. Two signed titles, '100 Best Cricketers'. M.I. Merchant. Karachi 1960. Presentation copy signed by the author and dated 1961. Ink scribbles to frontispiece photograph, one photo plate detached, other general wear. 'Cricket in Pakistan 1948-49 Edition', edited by M.H. Maqsood, Karachi 1949. Signed by Maqsood. Some worm damage and general wear, odd pages partially detached. Also 'Cricket in Pakistan 1951 Edition', M.H. Maqsood, Karachi 1951. Ink annotations to front board. Heavy staining to pages, only fair condition. Qty 3
Estimate: £40/60
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Pakistan. A.H. Kardar. Four titles by Kardar. 'Memoirs of an All-Rounder', Lahore 1987. Dustwrapper. Good condition. 'Test Status on Trial', Karachi 1954. Appears to have been rebound in black boards with cloth spine, lacking original wrappers. 'Inaugural Test Matches', Karachi 1954. Original red cloth. Slight breaking to internal hinges. 'Green Shadows', Karachi 1958. Various owner's names annotated to earlier pages. Wear and small loss to original blue boards and spine paper. Some faults as described
Estimate: £30/50
Lot 981:
Lot 981
Pakistan tours and histories. Five softback titles including two by Qamaruddin Butt, 'Cricket Wonders', Karachi 1958, wrappers becoming detached. 'Playing for a Draw', Karachi 1962. Wear and staining to wrappers. Also 'Pakistan in Test Cricket', Bashir-Ul-Haq and Mukhtar Bhatti, Lahore 1958. Wear and loss to spine, rear wrapper partially detached. 'Compendium of Pakistan Test Cricket 1947-1967', Bashir Ahmad, Rawalpindi 1968. 'Pakistan's Book of Cricket Records', Ghulam Mustafa Khan, Chaklala 1971. Some faults as described
Estimate: £30/50
Lot 982:
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India cricket tours. Nine softback titles relating to tours by or to tour India. 'M.C.C. in India. An Account of the M.C.C. Tour to India 1951-52', L.N. Mathur, 1952. 'Playing for India', Sujit Mukherjee, Madras 1972. 'Between Indian Wickets', Sujit Mukherjee, New Delhi 1976. 'Cricket Replayed', Vijay Hazare, Calcutta 1976. 'Portrait of Indian Captains', Narottam Puri, New Delhi 1978. 'One More Over', E.A.S. Prasanna, Calcutta 1979. 'The Complete Book of West Indies- India Test Cricket', Ravi Chaturvedi, New Delhi 1977. 'The Joy of a Lifetime. India's Tour of England 1990', Harsha Bogle, Bombay 1991 etc. Odd minor faults, overall in good condition. Sold with three souvenir tour guides, All India to England 1946, A.W. Simpson, 'Cricketers From India 1952', Peter West, Playfair, front wrapper detached, and 'West Indies Tour of India 1974-75', The Hindu Souvenir'. Qty 12. G
Estimate: £50/70
Lot 983:
Lot 983
India histories and statistical books. Seven softback titles (one hardback). '40 Years of Test Cricket India- England 1932-1971', Saradindu Sanyal, New Delhi 1972. 'Cricket Ties India- Pakistan', Anandji Dossa, Calcutta 1978. 'India in Test Cricket 1932-1980', P.N. Sunderesan, Madras 1980. 'Know Your Cricketers', Sudhir Vaidya, Calcutta 1981. 'The Romance of Ranji Trophy. 50 Golden Years', Vasant Raiji, Bombay 1984. 'The Story of the Reliance Cup', N.K.P. Salve, New Delhi 1987. 'Sportsweek's Book of the Reliance Cup', K.A.H. Ansari, Bombay 1988, hardback. Odd minor faults, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Lot 984:
Lot 984
Indian biographies and histories. Two hardback titles, both with good dustwrappers, 'Spin Punch', Dilip Doshi, Calcutta 1991, and 'Idols', Sunil Gavaskar, London 1984, ex library, front endpaper crudely removed. Also eight softback titles including 'Tiger's Tale. The Story of the Nazab of Pataudi', Hind Pocket Books, Delhi 1969. 'Indian Willow. A Short History of Indian Cricket', N.S. Ramaswami, Madras 1971. 'Sandy Storm', Sandeep Patil, Calcutta 1984. 'The Burning Finger', M.V. Gothoskar, Bombay 1992. 'Wickets in the East. An Anecdotal History', Ramachandra Guha, Bombay 1992 etc. Qty 10. G
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 985:
Lot 985
Indian Cricket Almanack. 1963, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1974-1976, & 1980-1991. Madras. Good run of the Annual for the period. Edited by Gurunathan/ Sundaresan/ Thyagarajan etc. Original soft covers and boards. Odd faults otherwise in good condition. 'The Indian Cricket-Field Annual 1964-65. Edited by Dicky Rutnagur. Bombay. Bound in blue cloth, original wrappers retained. G/VG. Qty 22
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 986:
Lot 986
Indian Cricket Almanack. 1950/51, 1951/52, 1966-1971, 1973-1974, 1976, 1978-1980, 1982-1987, 1989-1991 & 1993-2002. Madras. Good run of the Annual for the period. Edited by Gurunathan/ Sundaresan/ Thygarajan etc. Original soft covers, boards and dustwrappers where applicable. Odd minor faults to earlier issues, otherwise in good condition. Qty 33
Estimate: £50/80
Lot 987:
Lot 987
Indian cricket histories and statistical books. Six softback titles published in India, two signed. 'Cricket Cavalcade. Studies of Great Batsmen', Mahiyar Morawalla, Bombay 1976. Signed by the author. 'The Story of World Cup Cricket 1999', Gulu Ezekiel, Delhi 1999. Signed by the author. '40 Years of Test Cricket including the 41st Year', Saradindu Sanyal, New Delhi 1974. 'Indian Test Cricket. A Statistical Digest 1932-1974', Vijayan Bala, Delhi 1975. 'Indian Test Cricket. A Statistical Digest 1938-1978', Vijayan Bala, New Delhi 1979. 'The Mad, Mad World of Cricket', Sudhir Dar, New Delhi 2007. Also 'Indian Test Cricket', Guy Kingston', London, 'Originally printed 1948'. Qty 7. G
Estimate: £30/50
Lot 988:
Lot 988
Indian cricket Jubilees 1969 and 1979. Two softback titles. 'Diamond Jubilee Souvenir 1909-1969', published by the Shivaji Park Gymkhana, Bombay. Nick to head of spine, otherwise in good condition. 'Board of Control for Cricket in India Golden Jubilee Commemoration Volume 1929-1979'. Softback. Wear and tape reinforcement to spine and wrappers, otherwise in good condition. Both titles ex Anthony Woodhouse collection
Estimate: £30/50
Lot 989:
Lot 989
Indian statistical books. 'Indian Test Cricket. A Statistical Digest 1932-1974', Vijayan Bala, 3rd Bell Books edition, New Delhi 1976. 'The Prudential World Cup Cricket. A Complete Book of Records', Yograj Thani & Lokesh Thani, Sports Publication, Delhi 1983. Also two Association of Cricket Statisticians & Scorers of India titles, 'Complete Statistics of Vijay Hazare', Mohandas Menon etc., Bombay 1989, and 'Indians in One-Day Internationals', Prakash Dahatonde, Bombay 1992. Presentation copy to David Lemmon with author's stamp to title page. Odd minor faults, otherwise in good condition. Qty 4
Estimate: £30/50
Lot 990:
Lot 990
Indian tour publications. Three souvenir tour brochures published in India. 'Australia vrs [sic] India Souvenir 1959-60', edited and published by R.N. Desai, Bombay. Also 'New Zealand tour of India 1976-77' and 'M.C.C. vs India 1976-1977', both edited by Ashok Sharma, published by the 'Young Sportswriter's Company' New Delhi. Odd minor faults, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Lot 991:
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'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume II, 16th February to 27th December 1883 bound in modern green quarter leather complete with title and contents pages. Small loss to corner of p.45, odd minor annotations to pages, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Lot 992:
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'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume IV, 31st January to 24th December 1885 bound in modern green quarter leather complete with title and contents pages. VG
Estimate: £50/70
Lot 993:
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'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume V, 28th January to 30th December 1886 bound in modern green cloth complete with title and contents pages. Red speckled page edges. Tape to lower portion of spine annotated '1886'. VG
Estimate: £50/70
Lot 994:
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'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume VI, 27th January to 29th December 1887 bound in modern green cloth complete with title and contents pages. Red speckled page edges. VG
Estimate: £50/70
Lot 995:
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'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume VII, 26th January to 27th December 1888 bound in modern green quarter leather complete with title and contents pages, and photo supplement to the 1st November issue of 'The Surrey Eleven of 1888'. VG
Estimate: £50/70

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