Leather Bound Wisden Cricketers' Almanacks

Lot 996:
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Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1995 to 2019. 132nd to 156th edition. Excellent complete run of the de luxe full leather bound limited edition hardback. Gilt lettering and gilt to all page block edges, in slip cases. Each book is numbered limited edition number 99, the 1995 of only 100 copies and the following years of 150 copies produced, each signed by the editor of Wisden in that year. Qty 25. Excellent/mint condition
Estimate: £4000/5000
Hammer price: £4400
The rare first year of the leather bound limited edition was limited to only 100 copies, subsequent years to date were limited to 150 copies. These leather bound limited editions can only be purchased direct from Wisden. Copies of the 1995-2015 limited edition have sold out and only a few copies remain available of the 2016-2021 editions. The buyer of this lot will have the option to buy the 2020 and 2021 editions and subsequent leather bound editions from Wisden and continue the set numbered 99
Lot 997:
Lot 997
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1939. 76th edition. The book has been beautifully bound very similar to a Wisden de luxe full leather bound limited edition hardback, without original wrappers. Gilt titles, lettering and to all edges. Marbled end papers. In brown slip case. Excellent/ mint condition
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 998:
Lot 998
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1995. 132nd edition. The book has been beautifully bound very similar to a Wisden de luxe full leather bound limited edition hardback, without original wrappers. Gilt titles, lettering and to all edges. Marbled end papers. In slip case. Excellent/ mint condition
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £260
The book would make an excellent substitute for those collectors who have not got a copy of the Wisden full leather limited edition, which were produced in a very limited 100 copies
Lot 999:
Lot 999
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1998. 135th edition. The book has been beautifully bound very similar to a Wisden de luxe full leather bound limited edition hardback, without original wrappers. Gilt titles, lettering and to all edges. Marbled end papers. In slip case. Excellent/ mint condition
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1000:
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Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2000, 137th edition. De luxe black full leather bound edition hardback to commemorate Gloucestershire's success wth gilt lettering to spine and front board 'Gloucestershire C.C.C. Double Winners 1999'. Gilt to top edge. In slipcase. Signed to front endpaper by the twelve members of the Benson and Hedges Super Cup Gloucestershire team, and to the rear endpaper by the twelve members of the NatWest Trophy winning team. Hand printed descriptions of the competitions to the inside covers. VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £200
In the two Lord's finals of 1999, Gloucestershire beat Yorkshire in the Benson and Hedges Super Cup by 124 runs (Mark Alleyne 112), and in the NatWest final beat Somerset by 50 runs

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