Cricket Books

Lot 1257:
Lot 1257
'Cricket Chat 1884 to 1891'. Published by the 'Cricket Office'. 1st to 8th editions. All with original wrappers. The 1884 (1st Year) with file holes to corners, worn spine with front wrapper and first few sections detached, some faults to odd pages, signed to title page 'C.P. Green. Malvern', the 1885 edition in similar condition but with loss to wrapper edges, the 1886 edition in better condition, breaking to spine and the top edge of the title page cut way, the 1887 edition with wear to spine and breaking to spine block otherwise good, the 1888 in good/very good condition, the larger 1890 and 1891 editions with wear and loss to wrappers, spines broken and sections and wrappers loose, contents good. Qty 8
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £75
'Cricket Chat' was published from 1884-1892, 1914. Charles Pratt Green was a well known cricket book collector
Lot 1258:
Lot 1258
Worcestershire County Cricket Club Official Yearbook 1949 (Jubilee Year). Original decorative covers. Very minor wear to covers, minor staining to odd page otherwise in good/very good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £32
Lot 1259:
Lot 1259 Lot 1259
Surrey C.C.C. Official yearbook for 1898 and 1899. Minor wear to spine, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £40
Lot 1260:
Lot 1260
Surrey C.C.C. Official yearbooks for 1921, 1922, 1924 to 1929. The 1921 issue with original Surrey County Cricket club receipt. 1924 with annotated spine label. 1926 with tape repair to front internal hinge. Some loss to spine of 1923, otherwise in good/ very good condition. Qty 8
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £55
Lot 1261:
Lot 1261
Lancashire C.C.C. Official Handbooks. An almost complete run from 1930 (first year of new issue) to 1999, lacking the 1995 issue. The 1930 to 1990 issues have been nicely bound into seventeen maroon cloth with speckled page edges, the majority with original wrappers retained. Issues lacking front, rear or both wrappers are 1935-1938, 1981, 1982 and 1987. The remainder in original paper wrappers. The 1997 issue has been signed by Austin, Flintoff, Hegg, Lloyd, Martin and Watkinson to their individual portraits. 25 volumes in total. G/VG
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1262:
Lot 1262
Melbourne Cricket Club Annual Reports. Seven official reports for seasons 1942/43, 1943/44, 1944/45, 1966/67, 1968/69, 1969/70 and 1971/72. Wear and staining to the 1942/43 report, the others in generally good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £25
Lot 1263:
Association of Cricket Statisticians and Scorers of India. Complete run of the official newsletter from Vol. 1 No. 1, July-Sept 1987, to Vol. 10 No. 2, Oct-Dec 1998. Some creases and wear to early editions, otherwise G. Qty 44
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £45
Lot 1264:
Lot 1264
'Association of Cricket Statisticians' Publications. Almost complete run of 100 'Famous Cricketers Series' brochures. Includes 1st and 2nd editions of number one (Jack Hobbs), lacking the second edition of number four (Frank Woolley). Subjects include McCabe, Grace, Wisden, Sobers, Harvey, Worrell, Clem Hill, Blythe, May, Spofforth, Parr, Lindwall, Armstrong, Ponsford, Larwood, Bligh, Miller, Botham, Jessop, Valentine etc. Sold with editions 1-5 of 'The Nightwatchman The Wisden Cricket Quartely', and a selection of other A.C.S. yearbooks, annuals etc. G/VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £130
Lot 1265:
Lot 1265
James Lillywhite's Cricketers' Annual 1872 to 1900. A complete run of twenty nine issues of the annual for the stated period all with original red/orange boards. Some breaking to internal hinges of the 1872, 1874, 1877,1879, 1883, 1894, 1895, 1897 and 1900 editions, breaking to page block of 1873, 1881, 1891, 1892 editions, reinforced spine to 1880 edition. All copies appear complete with all photographs present from the 1876 edition as issued. General wear and ageing, otherwise overall in good condition. Sold with three facsimile editions for 1883, 1894 and 1895 in good condition. Qty 32
Estimate: £400/600
Hammer price: £1100
Lot 1265a:
Lot 1265a
James Lillywhite's Cricketers Annual 1872-1900. Complete full run of the Annual, some limited edition facsimile reprints. 1872, 1874, 1876-1880, 1882, 1885-1893, 1898-1900 with original red/orange boards. The 1873 and 1875 bound in brown boards lacking original wrappers. The 1881 issue bound in green boards lacking original wrappers, with owner's name handwritten in pencil to verso of photo plate page of 'F.E. Lacey, Caius Coll. Cambridge'. Limited edition facsimile reprints for 1883, 1884 and 1894-1897. Wear to covers and spines, the rebound editions appear to be lacking some advertisement pages, otherwise in generally good condition. Thirty volumes in total
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £440
Francis Eden Lacey played first-class cricket for Cambridge University and Hampshire 1880-1897. He served as Secretary of M.C.C. 1898-1926 and in 1926 became the first person to be knighted for services to cricket
Lot 1266:
Lot 1266
John (+ James) Lillywhite's Cricketers' Companion 1865, 1874, 1879, 1881-1885. Eight issues of the annual for the stated period. The 1865 edition a modern facsimile limited reprint of 100 copies (2007), the 1874, 1881, 1883, 1884 and 1885 editions with tape repairs to spines, the 1882 with some loss to covers and spine. Wear and ageing, otherwise in fair to good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £130
Lot 1267:
Lot 1267
'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume IV, January to December 1885 bound in boards with modern protective cover. Volume VII, January to December 1888 bound in brown boards. Volume VIII January to December 1889 bound in brown boards, Volume IX January to December 1890, Volume XI January to December 1892 both volumes bound in maroon boards, Volume XIII April to September 1894 and Volume XIV April to September 1895, bound together in blue boards, Volume XVIII January to December 1899 bound in green boards. The majority ex library. Wear and ageing to all seven volumes, spines lacking or worn to three volumes, breaking to some internal hinges, some lacking pages, only fair condition. Qty 7
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £120
Lot 1268:
Lot 1268
'Association of Cricket Statisticians' Publications. Good run of 48 volumes of 'First Class Cricket Matches' 1886 to 1925. The majority with title labels applied to spines, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £20
Lot 1269:
Lot 1269
'The Cricketer' magazine. Bound volumes for 1921/22, 1923/24, 1926/27 and 1927/28, all four bound in green boards, two in publisher's bindings. Also unbound volumes for 1932 and 1949, with Spring Annual for 1936, and Annuals for 1936/7 and 1937/8. Sold with 'The Bradman Albums', two volumes in original slipcase. G
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £25
Lot 1270:
Lot 1270
Frederick Lillywhite's Cricket Scores and Biographies of Celebrated Cricketers from 1746 to 1925. Lillywhites and M.C.C., London. Complete set of Volumes I to XV. The Lillywhite volumes (I-IV) bound in original blue cloth, the remaining M.C.C. Volumes (V-XV) bound in original red cloth. Sold with a facsimile reprint of Volume I and 'An Index to Frederick Lillywhite's Cricket Scores and Biographies' Volumes I-IV compiled by Roger Heavens, Cambridge. Wear and fading to spines and covers to Volumes I-IV, XII and XIV. Rear cover detached for Volume XIV. Volume XV with original dustwrapper with some nicks and small loss. Otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £220
Lot 1271:
Lot 1271
'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume III, January to December 1884 bound in green boards. Volume IV, January to December 1885 bound in blue boards, ex Auty collection. Volume IX, January to December 1890 bound in brown boards. Volume XI, January to December 1892 bound in marbled boards. Wear and ageing, only fair condition. Qty 4
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £80
Lot 1272:
Lot 1272
'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume VIII, January to December 1889 bound in brown boards. Volume XI, January to December 1892, two copies, both bound in blue boards, one ex Auty collection. Volume XIII, January to December 1894 bound in maroon boards. Volume XV, January to December 1896 bound in black quarter leather. General wear, particularly to spines, otherwise in fair/ good condition. Qty 5
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £75
Lot 1273:
Lot 1273
John Lillywhite's Cricket Companion. Three issues for 1875, 1878 and 1881. Each issue is in bound original contemporary leather in navy green and brown respectively, 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 all three, more so to the 1878. Some internal foxing to the 1875, otherwise in good/ very good condition. Very rare to see these issues in this form. Sold with an issue for 1873, bound similarly in green leather, but a more modern binding lacking original paper wrappers. Gilt decoration to covers and spine, gilt page edged. Bookplate of J.B. Jolley to inside front cover. G/VG. Qty 4.
Estimate: £300/500
Hammer price: £280
Lot 1274:
Lot 1274
'Cricket Chat: Gleanings from 'Cricket'... Portraits & Biographies of Eminent Cricketer'. Published by the 'Cricket Office'. Five editions for 1883-84, 1884-85, 1885-86, 1886-87, 1887-88. All in original wrappers except the 1885-86 which is bound in grey cloth lacking rear original wrapper. Sold with 'Ayres Cricket Companion' 1923 (22nd year of issue). Some wrappers becoming detached, repair to one spine, general wear, only fair condition. Qty 6
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £85
'Cricket Chat' was published from 1882-1914
Lot 1275:
Lot 1275
A.B.C. Cricket Books for the M.C.C. tour of Australia 1946/47 and the Australia tour to England 1948. Published by the Australian Broadcasting Commission. Wear to both, crude tape repair to the spine of the 1946/47. Qty 2
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £55
Lot 1276:
Lot 1276
A.B.C. Cricket Book for the South Africa tour of Australia 1952/53 and the Australia tour to England 1948. Published by the Australian Broadcasting Commission. VG
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £35
Lot 1277:
Lot 1277
A.B.C. Cricket Books 1952/53-1978/79. Eleven books published by the Australian Broadcasting Commission for the South Africa tour of Australia 1952/53, M.C.C. to Australia 1962/63, South Africa to Australia 1963/64, Australia to South Africa 1966/67 and 1969-70, M.C.C. to Australia 1970/71 etc. Mixed condition, generally good
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £50
Lot 1278:
Lot 1278 Lot 1278
Gloucestershire Wicket-keepers'. Andy Wilson. Richard Walsh Books, Somerset 1998. Limited edition no. 29/50. Signed to title page by Wilson. VG. Sold with 'Stump High' Cricket Miscellany. Compiled by Andy Wilson (Gloucestershire C.C.C.) for his Benefit Year in 1953. Signed to inside front wrapper by Wilson. Minor faults otherwise in good/very good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1279:
Lot 1279
'Andrew Caddick and Mark Lathwell'. David Foot. Richard Walsh Books, Somerset 1993. Limited edition no. 40/50. Signed to title page by Caddick, Lathwell and Foot. Very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1280:
Lot 1280
'Britcher's Scores 1790-1805'. A boxed set of the fifteen issues in facsimile, with a commentary by David Rayvern Allen. Christopher Saunders, Newnham on Severn 2003. Published in a limited edition of 212, each set signed by Sir Tim Rice, President of M.C.C., this copy being number 180. Before Britcher, scores were notched on sticks of wood. He was among the first to put them down on paper and between 1790 and 1803 he produced an annual pamphlet listing the principal scores of the year, not just in London but around the country. The scores for 1804 and 1805 were collected into one pamphlet and published by Stanhope and Graham in 1806. The originals are very rare, and no person or institution possesses a full set. This set reproduces all 15 pamphlets in exact facsimile, and they are accompanied by a lengthy commentary, specially written by David Rayvern Allen. Each set is housed in a quarter leather book box with slipcase. VG
Estimate: £180/250
Hammer price: £160
Lot 1281:
Lot 1281
'The Essential Denison'. A boxed set of facsimile editions of the six volumes of Denison's Cricketers' Companions 1843-1847 and his sketches of the players, together with hardback book 'The Essential Denison' by David Rayvern Allen. Christopher Saunders, Newnham on Severn 2008. Limited edition number 184 of 212 copies produced, signed by Mike Brearley, President of the MCC. Each set is housed in a quarter leather book box with slipcase. VG
Estimate: £180/250
Hammer price: £180
Lot 1282:
Lot 1282
'Kings of Cricket- Anecdotes and Reminiscences from 1858 to 1892'. Richard Daft. Bolton 1893. Limited large paper subscribers' edition of 150 copies, signed and numbered by Daft, this being no. 50. Subscriber number 50 was Edward Wormald who played one match for Kent against the Gentlemen of M.C.C. in 1870. Padwick 903. Some wear to board extremities, slight breaking to internal hinges otherwise in good condition. Ex Derek Gardner collection with his bookplate
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: £160
Richard Daft was one of the finest batsmen of his day, playing 254 matches for Nottinghamshire scoring 9788 runs at an average of 25.42. He wrote 'Kings of Cricket- Anecdotes and Reminiscences from 1858 to 1892' the year after he retired, which was published in 1893. By 1900 his health had deteriorated and he died bankrupt.

Edward Dowson played for Surrey between 1860 and 1870 and captained Surrey in 1866
Lot 1283:
Eton v Harrow. Selection of three books, 'Eton v Harrow at Lords'. Sir Home Gordon. London 1926. Harrow limited edition of 325 copies, this being number 95, original decorative covers, 'Eton v Harrow at the Wicket'. F.S. Ashley-Cooper. London 1922 and 'Eton v Harrow at Lords since 1805'. Robert Titchener-Barrett 1996. Odd faults to the Ashley-Cooper edition otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1284:
Lot 1284
'Lillywhite's Illustrated Hand-Book of Cricket'. Edited by A. Cantab.. Facsimilie reprint published by J.W. McKenzie 1988. Sold with 'The Dawn of Cricket'. Compiled by H.T. Waghorn. Facsimilie reprint published by J.W. McKenzie 2005. and 'W. Epps. Grand Matches of Cricket 1771-1791'. Facsimilie reprint published by J.W. McKenzie 1989. Sold with 'A Correct Account of all the Cricket Matches which have been played by the Marylebone Club and all other Principal Matches from the year 1786 to 1822 inclusive. Henry Bentley 1823'. Published by Roger Heavens. Cambridge 1997. Limited edition facsimilie reprint no. 170/400. Qty 4
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £28
Lot 1285:
Lot 1285
'The Padwick "Bibliography"- Its Genesis'. Irving Rosenwater. Printed for private circulation, Newnham on Severn 2002. Limited edition of 75 of which 65 copies were available for sale, this being number 46, signed by the author. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £50
Lot 1286:
Lot 1286
'The Terror. Charlie Turner, Australia's Greatest Bowler'. Ric Sissons. Victoria 2012. Limited Collector's Edition of 500 copies of which the first 100 were signed by the author and Alan Davidson who wrote the foreword, this being number 92. Not readily available in the U.K. Sold with 'The Life and Times of the Immortal Victor Trumper'. Ronald Cardswell. Sydney 2015. Paper wrappers. Qty 2. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £60
Lot 1287:
'Summer's Crown. The Surrey Edition'. Stephen Chalke, Newnham 2015. Limited edition of thirty six books, this being number 25, signed in ink by Chalke and Micky Stewart to limitation label to inside front cover. Bound in brown boards with titles in gilt, in slipcase. Sold with 'Summer's Crown'. The Story of Cricket's County Championship', Stephen Chalke. Bath 2015. Standard hardback edition in dustwrapper. Qty 2. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £45
Lot 1288:
'Summer's Crown. The Derbyshire Edition'. Stephen Chalke, Newnham 2015. Limited edition of twenty three books, this being number 6, signed by Chalke and Bob Taylor, bound in pale blue boards with titles in gilt, in slip case. Some staining to slip case and book spine, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £42
Lot 1289:
'The Art of Nicholas Felix'. Gerald Brodribb. J.W. McKenzie 1985. Limited edition no. 46/220, signed by the author. Sold with 'Curiosities of Cricket by An Old Cricketer' limited edition of 150 copies, 'W. Epps. Grand Cricket Matches 1771 to 1791' and 'Recollections of Lord's and the Marylebone Cricket Club', facsimile reprints published by J.W. McKenzie. Qty 4. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £22
Lot 1290:
Neville Cardus. 'The Elusive Mr Cardus' and 'My Dear Michael'. Letters and other writings of Neville Cardus. Two limited edition booklets issued by Lancashire C.C.C. each limited to 500 copies. Sold with 'Archie Remembered' (Archie MacLaren) 2004. Limited edition no. 255/424. Also 'Sun, Snow and Strike!' Colin Evans. Nantwich 2016. Qty 4. G/VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £10
Lot 1291:
Lot 1291
'A Bibliography of Cricket'. E.W. Padwick. London 1977. First Edition with original dustwrapper in good condition. Only 750 copies were printed. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £60
Lot 1292:
Lot 1292
'Summer of '65'. David Green. Quorn 2015. Leather bound limited edition no. 19/50, signed by the author and by four Lancashire cricketers, Ken Shuttleworth, Alan Beddow, David Lloyd and Duncan Worsley. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1293:
Lot 1293
'150 Years of Lancashire Cricket 1864-2014'. P. Edwards, G. Hardcastle, A. Serle and Rev Malcolm Lorimer. Nantwich 2014. Blue leather bound limited edition of 150 copies, this being number 79, signed by all four authors and to opposite page by fourteen Lancashire players including Chapple, Hughes, Bond, Pullar, Fairbrother, Shuttleworth, Hegg, D. Lloyd, Simmons, Engineer, C. Lloyd etc. In official slip case. Sold with '150 Lancashire Greats'. Limited edition set of cards produced to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of Lancashire C.C.C. 79/500. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1294:
Lot 1294
'A Handfull of Confetti'. David Green. Quorn 2013. Leather bound limited edition no. 64/75, signed by the author and David Lloyd. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
Lot 1295:
Lot 1295
'The Professional Amateur. The Cricketing Life of Bob Barber'. Colin Schindler. Nantwich 2015. Limited edition no. 64/75, signed by the author and Bob Barber. Still sealed in original brown paper wrapper. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
Lot 1296:
Lot 1296
Australia tour histories. Four facsimile reprints. 'The Australians in England 1882'. McKenzie 1982. Limited edition no. 76/120. 'The Third Australian Team in England 1882', McKenzie 1989. 'The Australians in England 1884', C.F. Pardon. McKenzie 1984. Limited edition no. 95/150. 'The Doings of the Fourth Australian Cricket Team in England 1884', McKenzie 1990. Qty 4. Odd minor faults to some dustwrappers, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £50
Lot 1297:
Lot 1297
England tour histories. Four facsimile reprints. 'The Cricketing Record of Major Wharton's Tour 1888-9'. J.W. McKenzie 1987. Limited edition no. 143/200. 'Shaw and Shrewsbury Team in Australia 1884-5'. McKenzie 1985. Limited edition no. 22/200. 'The Log of the "Old Un" from Liverpool to San Francisco 1886'. McKenzie 1994. 'Lord Harris's Team in Australia 1878-79. The Diary of Vernon Royle'. M.C.C. and J.W. McKenzie 2001. G/VG
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £50
Lot 1298:
Lot 1298
'A Guide to Cricket. A Weekly Record of the Game'. Tony Laughton, Newnham 2013. Limited edition of fifty copies, this being number 16, signed in ink by Laughton to limitation label to inside front cover. Sold with 'Captain of the Crowd', Tony Laughton, Childrey 2008. Hardback in dustwrapper. Qty 2. G/VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1299:
Lot 1299
J.W. McKenzie facsimile reprint publications. Six books produced by McKenzie, 'Lord Harris's Team in Australia 1878-79. The diary of Vernon Royle' (published 2001). 'The Log of the Old Un from Liverpool to San Francisco' (1994). 'Rules and Instructions for Playing at the Game of Cricket', T. Boxall (1981). Limited edition no. 2/150. 'Curiosities of Cricket from the Earliest Records to the Present Time by an Old Cricketer' (1898). 'W. Epps. Grand Matches of Cricket 1771 to 1791' (1989). 'Recollections of Lord's and the Marylebone Cricket Club by William H. Slater' (1989). G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £35
Lot 1300:
Lot 1300
Fairfield Books. Seven titles published by Fairfield Books, Bath. Five titles by Stephen Chalke, 'Runs in the Memory. County cricket in the 1950s' 1999. 'Caught in the Memory. County cricket in the 1960s' 1999. 'Tom Cartwright. The Flame Still Burns' 2007. 'The Way It Was. Glimpses of English cricket's past' 2008. 'Micky Stewart and the Changing Face of Cricket' 2012. Also 'Life Beyond the Airing Cupboard', John Barclay 2008. 'Fragments of Idolatry from 'Crusoe' to Kid Berg', David Foot 2001. Sold with 'Sixty Summers. English cricket since World War 2', Peter Cox, Cambridge 2006. All hardbacks with good dustwrappers. Qty 8. VG
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £48
Lot 1301:
Lot 1301
'My Cricketing Life'. P.F. Warner. Privately printed 1958. Limited edition of 200 copies, this being no. 150, nicely signed by the author. Original decorative boards with gilt titles and emblem, gilt to top edge. Some wear and soiling to boards, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £48
Lot 1302:
Lot 1302
'British Sports and Sportsmen'. Compiled and edited by 'The Sportsman'. London 1917. Volume 1. 'Cricket and Football'. Limited edition 110/1000. Containing a series of large photogravure portraits of famous cricketers and footballers with biographical details including Grace, Hawke, Harris, Ranji etc. Gilts to top page edges. Some wear to boards, otherwise in very good condition. Sold with a box of books on university and college cricket etc. Titles include 'The Record of Old Westminsters', Volumes I, II and Supplement, London 1928. 'Oxford and Cambridge Cricket Scores and Biographies', J.D. Betham, London 1905. 'The History of the O.U.C.C.', Geoffrey Bolton, Oxford 1962, dustrwapper with tears. 'A History of the Cambridge University Cricket Club 1820-1901', W.J. Ford, London 1902 etc. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £55
Lot 1303:
Lot 1303
Hugh de Selincourt. Three first edition cricket books by de Selincourt. 'The Game of he Season'. Hugh de Selincourt. London 1931. Dedication in ink to front endpaper, 'Sylvia Marshall. Affectionately inscribed by Hugh de Selincourt', 'The Saturday Match' Hugh de Selincourt. London 1937. Rarer dustwrapper (fair/good condition). Signed to frontispiece illustration by the illustrator James Thorpe and 'The Cricket Match' Hugh de Selincourt. London 1924. Good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £200
Lot 1304:
Lot 1304 Lot 1304
Frederick Lillywhite's Cricket Scores and Biographies of Celebrated Cricketers from 1827 to 1840. Vol II. Published by Frederick Lillywhite, The Oval, Kennington, Surrey 1862. Bound in original quarter black morocco with marbled boards and page edges, gilt to banded spine. Handwritten dedication in ink to front endpaper, 'Presented to Tom Garnet with Fred'k P. Miller's kind love. 13th June 1870. Wear to spine and boards, fading to gilts, internally in very good condition
Estimate: £60/80
Hammer price: £42
Frederick Peel Miller (Surrey 1851-1867) was responsible for the retailing of Volumes III and IV of Scores and Biographies. When sales were poor, he burnt all the copies still in stock
Lot 1305:
Lot 1305
'A History of Cricket'. H.S. Altham. London 1926. First edition. Signed and dated by Altham to title page, July 25th 1963 (the first day of the England v West Indies, 4th Test at Leeds). Includes some press cutting from the 1930 Ashes series. Some age toning and fading to boards otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £25
Lot 1306:
Lot 1306
'Bringing Home the Ashes'. Joe Root. London 2015. Signed to title page by England Captain, Joe Root. VG
Estimate: £15/25
Hammer price: £16
Lot 1307:
Lot 1307
'Crickety Cricket'. Douglas Moffat. Longmans, London 1898. Second edition.Original cloth-backed pictorial boards with illustrations by the author. Presentation copy to Joe Darling (South Australia & Australia 1893-1907). The front end paper inscribed in ink 'J.J. Darling, Captain of the Australian Team, 1899, from the Author'. Further inscription to following page 'To Kathleen Darling from Father, 2/11/40'. Previously sold by Christie's auctioneers in June 2006 as lot 55. Odd minor faults otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £180/250
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1308:
Lot 1308
'Guide to James Lillywhite's Cricketers' Companion'. G. Derek West. 1993. Signed in ink to title page by West. Minor soiling to covers otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1309:
Lot 1309 Lot 1309
Cricket histories. Three facsimile reprint titles published by J.W. McKenzie. 'The Dawn of Cricket', H.T. Waghorn (published 2005). 'Lillywhite Illustrated Hand-book of Cricket' (1988). 'Lord Harris's Team in Australia 1878-79. The diary of Vernon Royle' (2001). Also 'M.C.C. in South Africa 1938-39', Brian Bassano. J.W. MacKenzie 1997. Sold with 'The Village Cricket Match', A.G. Macdonell, London 1950. 'Trumper;s Team in Queensland 1906', John Hawkins, Newnham 2012. Limited edition no. 67/150, signed by the author. 'Ranji. The Legend and the Man', Vasant Raiji, Bombay 1963. 'An Index to Waghorn', Martin Wilson, London 2005. Unnumbered limited edition proof copy signed by Wilson. Qty 8. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
Lot 1310:
Lot 1310
'Down the Wicket'. Graeme Pollock. London 1968. Signed to the half title page by Pollock. Good dustwrapper. Sold with an official brochure for the 1968 South Africa tour to England, official scorecards for the second and third Tests at Trent Bridge and The Oval 1965, and England v Rest of the World, The Oval, 13th-18th August 1970 etc G
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £38
Lot 1311:
'Sussex Cricket'. A.E.R. Gilligan, London 1933. Original dustwrapper. Nicely signed in ink to the front endpaper by seventeen Sussex players. Signatures are J. Vine, W.L. Knowles, J.H. Cornford, A. Melville, A.F. Wensley, A.E. Relf, M.W. Tate, James Langridge, John Langridge, G.R. Cox, W. Newham, J.H. Parks, H.W. Parks, E.H. Bowley, E.H. Killick and D.S. Richards. Ex Wargrave House library. Odd nicks and wear to otherwise good dustwrapper. Splitting to internal hinges, the book in only fair condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £75
Lot 1312:
Lot 1312 Lot 1312
'A Few Short Runs'. Lord Harris, London 1921. Signed in ink with dedication to front end paper, 'To Herdman Porter MD from Harris 1929'. Red cloth, gilt title to spine. Good condition. Sold with two mono candid photographs of Harris at an outdoor event, one of him seated with Porter, the other with Porter's wife. Also 'Kent Cricket Matches 1719-1880', Lord Harris and F.S. Ashley Cooper, Canterbury 1929. Fading to cloth covers, otherwise in good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £85
Herdman Porter was Lord Harris' G.P. in Faversham
Lot 1313:
Lot 1313
Nicholas Grant Billson 'Nick' Cook. Leicestershire, Northamptonshire & England 1978-1994. Five books formerly owned by Cook. 'The Cricketers' Who's Who 1981', compiled by Iain Sproat. Profusely signed throughout to the pen pictures by approximately two hundred and eighty players, including Ian Botham who wrote the introduction. Sold with four other books, including 'The Art of Jack Russell' 2013 signed by Russell with dedication 'To my old mate "Beast" [Cook]' and dated 2015 etc
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £60
Lot 1314:
Lot 1314 Lot 1314
'The Complete Who's Who of Test Cricketers'. Christopher Martin-Jenkins. London 1983. Signed throughout either to the player biography or on piece laid down by 137 England Test players, 57 Australia, 23 South Africa, 62 West Indies, 61 New Zealand, 45 India, 32 Pakistan and 1 Sri Lanka. 418 signatures in total. G
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £150
Lot 1315:
Lot 1315
'Cricket at Hastings. The story of a ground'. Gerald Brodribb, Speldhurst 1989. Seven signatures in ink to the front endpaper, including Brodribb, Norman Gifford, Paul Parker, John Snow etc. Sold with 'From Sammy to Jimmy. The official history of Somerset County Cricket Club', Peter Roebuck, London 1991. Signed by the author. Qty 2. G
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1316:
Lot 1316
'Reminiscences of David Hunter- The Genial Yorkshire Stumper'. Scarborough 1909. Small 8vo. Original wrappers, bound in blue boards with titles in gilt to spine, with photograph of Hunter to front wrapper. Nicely signed by Hunter to inside frontispiece photograph by Hunter in ink. Old small tape mark to top corner of front wrapper otherwise in good condition. Ex Woodhouse collection
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £95
Lot 1317:
Lot 1317
'The South Australian Cricketers' Guide and Footballers' Companion. Season 1877-78'. Compiled by W.O. Whitridge. 2nd year of publication. Published by E.S. Wigg & Son, Adelaide 1878. 8vo. 101pp plus adverts. Excellent original yellow printed wrappers, minor chip to head of spine paper. A rare early Australian Guide in very good condition. Padwick 3375
Estimate: £700/1000
Hammer price: £1100
The Guide was published in 1876-77, 1877-78 and 1884-85
Lot 1318:
Lot 1318
'Australian Cricketers' Guide for 1883-84'. Henry F. Boyle and David Scott. Printed by Kemp Bros of Melbourne 1884. 8vo. 5th issue. Lacking original wrappers. 229 pages plus adverts. Pages 157-161 with diagrams of field-placings, advertisements (some corners folded down, outer advertisement page with wear, small tears and small loss to page extremities and slight soiling, modern green half calf and marbled boards. Provenance: Harry Septimus Freeman, Carlton [Melbourne]with ownership inscription on title page, dated 1884, some detailed marginal notes in pen and pencil to odd pages in his hand. Padwick 3362. Previously sold by Christie's in November 2006 as lot 90. A rare Australian Guide
Estimate: £600/900
Hammer price: £600
The Guide ran from 1879-80 to 1883-84 (Five issues). The fifth issue 'containing an account of the doings of the Australians in England, intercolonial matches, club averages, and other interesting matter'. At the end (p. 229) is a short report on 'the coming team of English cricketers'.
Lot 1319:
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'Centuries scored in the United States and Canada, 1844 to June 14th 1902'. F.F. Kelly. Jersey City 1902. Original black cloth boards, front cover gilt lettered, red edges. Formerly from the collection of Robert Stratton Holmes with presentation inscription to front free endpaper 'Rev R.S. Holmes with compliments of C. Percy Hurditch, Sports & Pastimes, Philadelphia (stamp) and dated 22 July [19]02'. Very good condition. J.W. Goldman (bookplate), R.N. Jones (signature on front pastedown). Padwick 4039. Previously sold as part of lot 235 in the Guy Curry sale held by Christie's in May 2006. Rare
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1320:
Lot 1320
'Recollections of Lord's and the Marylebone Cricket Club'. William H. Slatter. Privately printed 1914. 8vo. Mounted photograph showing the ground plan in 1814, 1864 and 1914. Original printed wrappers, bound in blue boards with titles in gilt to spine. Padwick 1019. A rare book in very good condition
Estimate: £1000/1500
Hammer price: £1000
A fascinating inside view of Lord's, Slatter being "first employed as an attendant in the Pavilion dressing rooms in 1863" at "barely twelve years of age". His memoirs cover a fifty year period, and even record the date, 1868, when a "mowing machine" was first used. "Mr. Robert Grimston ... had a great objection to its use, so that when he was in evidence, the machine had to be put in the cart shed"
Lot 1321:
Lot 1321
'The Epic of the Oval'. E.B.V. Christian. Privately printed 1930. Presentation copy with two page type written letter tipped into the back of the book from Christian to a Dr T.R. Hunter of Pool in Wharfedale, Yorkshire, the letter dated 7th June 1933, regards him discussing his book collection 'I remember that when Ashley-Cooper, who was an old friend of mine, asked me whether he should buy some books for me at a sale, and I sent him a list of what I had, he considered the collection to be so imperfect as not to be worth bothering about!'. Christian talks of the books he has published 'At the Sign of the Wicket' and 'How's That' and points out that he 'had a hand in 'The History of Surrey Cricket'.... he then goes on to say 'and you might possibly care to have the enclosed little thing which I printed but which has not been published, 'The Epic of the Oval'. Nicely signed in ink by Christian. Bookplate of Anthony Woodhouse to free front paper. G
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £150
Lot 1322:
Lot 1322
'The Cricketer's Companion; containing the scores of the principal matches of cricket, played at Lord's and other grounds in the Season 1844'. William Denison. Published by Sherwood and Co of London 1845 'and sold by W. Clement Jun., R. Dark, Eton: Mary Clapshaw, Canterbury: F. Pilch, Brighton: Box, Oxford: H. Slatter.....'. 12mo. Original green cloth with gilt titles 'Denison's Cricketers' Companion 1845'. Four advertisement pages at rear. Second edition, second issue with the "Laws of Cricket as altered June 2, 1845". [Oddly, although the actual title page states this, the laws themselves are still headed by a title stating that they are as altered in June 1844). Minor fading to green cloth otherwise a very good copy of a rare book. Bookplate of B.J. Wakley to inside front cover. Padwick 1068
Estimate: £2000/3000
Hammer price: £1800
The book was published in paper wrappered copies at 2/6d and cloth copies at 3/- so this is the more expensive version.

William Denison is an important figure in cricket history, as he was the first true cricket journalist, reporting on matches for several newspapers all over the country and printing them in annuals such as this. Post Britcher, pre Wisden.....
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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. Previously sold as lot 87 in the Christie's sale of November 2006
Estimate: £1500/2500
Hammer price: £1400
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.
Lot 1324:
Lot 1324
'The Cricketer's Hand-Book.. containing the origin of the game, remarks on recent alterations, directions for bowling, striking and placing the players and the Laws of cricket as altered by the Marylebone Cricket Club....with a view of Lord's Cricket Ground'. Publisher. Robert Tyas, 50 Cheapside, London; J. Menzies, Edinburgh. 1838. 16mo. 37pp and one advertising page. Engraved frontispiece of Lords Cricket Ground. Original blue limp cloth wrappers with gilt vignette of a batsman and title, gilt to edges. Boxed. Minor light creasing to wrappers, odd ink spot, minor rubbing to extremities, frontispiece with light creasing and waterstained to inner margin otherwise in good condition. Provenance: A.D. Taylor (booklabel and signature on rear pastedown), C.J. Britton (signature on rear pastedown). Sold at the H.A. Cohen sale held by Phillips, London in January 1995 as lot 586 and more recently as lot 115 in the Guy Curry sale held by Christies in May 2006. Padwick 377. Rare
Estimate: £700/1000
Hammer price: £750
Lot 1325:
Lot 1325
'A Concise Hint and Guide to Cricket'. Isaiah Thomas. Privately printed. Belize, British Honduras 1908. 4pp treatise focusing on the characteristics required of Umpires, heading: 'With due, just and proper references to Umpires', Captains, heading: 'With strict attention and precise direction to Captains' and more generally to Cricketers, heading: A thorough insight and full precaution to cricketers'. The year '1908' handwritten to front wrapper below the title. Light folds otherwise in good condition. Ex Winder collection. A rarely seen pamphlet. Padwick 475
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £280
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'A Correct Account of all the Cricket Matches which have been played by the Marylebone Club, and all other Principal Matches, from the year 1786 to 1822 inclusive.....' and 'An Account of the Principal Cricket Matches played in the year 1823 with the Particulars of Each Innings'. Henry Bentley. Printed by T. Traveller, London 1823. Two volumes, the standard edition and the rare first supplement bound in one volume. Modern full blue morocco, with titles in gilt to spine with five raised bands and four gilt emblems of crossed bats, stumps and balls. The title page with two short tears to top edge and old tape repairs to verso, occasional areas of spotting and foxing with some outer margins cropped, one page with repair to lower blank area, one with contemporary news cutting tipped in and one page of supplement with minor stain. Provenance: John Murray [?] Truill, signature at head of title page. Padwick 1221. Rare. Previously sold as lot 111 in the Guy Curry sale held by Christie's in May 2006.
Estimate: £1000/1500
Hammer price: unsold
The first book of scores (374 unnumbered pages) to follow Britcher, with the rare first supplement (20 unnumbered pages) bound in. Bentley was a celebrated player and later a respected umpire, living 'close to Lord's at 12 Grove Street, Lisson Grove, where he could often be heard practising on his flute, his principal hobby'. Allen pp23
Lot 1327:
Lot 1327
'Press Critiques. Cricket: Past, Present, & Future, by Dr W.G. Grace with Complete Laws of Cricket and Kings of Cricket by Richard Daft, Nottingham'. 32pp pamphlet published by George Howe of Fleet Street, London c1892. Original pink wrappers with titles printed to the front wrapper. A rare early pamphlet. Minor nicks to wrapper edges, some minor age toning otherwise in good/very good condition
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £220
Lot 1328:
Lot 1328
'Tit-Bits about Play and Players. Monster Cricket Book. Batting & Bowling Averages, Fixtures etc. Printed by George Newnes Limited of the Strand, London c1899. 80pp. Original wrappers, old tape reinforcement to spine, loss to lower corner of the rear wrapper, restored. The inside of both wrappers have been laminated, browning to internal pages, minor repair to edge of first two internal pages otherwise in good condition. Scarce
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1329:
Lot 1329
'Sports at High Elms. 1859-1875'. Compiled by Frederick Gale. Publisher and publication date not known. Subjects covered include athletics, horse racing and cricket, which appears on pages 58-59 and 72-79. R.A. Fitzgerald, F.Pelham and R.A. Mitchell are featured along with members of the Lubbock family. Fitzgerald's name is annotated in ink to some pages, suggesting he may have written some of the match reports. Matches recorded include High Elms v The World in 1886, and High Elms v Seventeen Neighbours in 1868. An interesting and scarce record of country house sporting activities. Padwick 1317-1. Original red cloth binding with replacement spine. Some wear and staining to covers, small nicks to some pages, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £280
High Elms in Kent was the country home of the Lubbock banking family of whom several were good cricketers. Two of the Lubbocks, Alfred and Edward, were members of Fitzgerald's touring party to North America in 1872
Lot 1330:
Lot 1330
'The Bristol Cricketers' Annual Companion Season 1905'. W.R. Powell. Bristol 1905. Small 64pp booklet comprising first-class fixtures for Gloucestershire, Somerset, the Australians and other county fixtures. Also local club fixtures etc. Previously sold by Christies in 2006. A scarce West of England item. G/VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £80
Lot 1331:
Lot 1331
'Old Somersetshire Cricketing Days: a record of some matches played at Wells, Shepton Mallet, Glastonbury, Yeovil, Langport, Chewton Mendip &c from the years 1853 to 1865'. William J. Tate. Second edition, London 1895. Bound in vellum with titles to front cover. Presentation copy to 'L.C.H. Palairet, Esq. With W.J. Tate's compts. August 24th /95'. Bookplate of Anthony Woodhouse to inside front cover. Minor wear to cover, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: unsold
Lionel Palairet (Oxford University, Somerset & England 1890-1909 played two Test matches for England, captained Somerset in 1906, and in 1926 was elected the county's President
Lot 1332:
Lot 1332
'Crumpton's Hand-book and Pictorial Plan of Shrewsbury. Guide to the Visitor 1852'. The fold-out pictorial plan of the town features the 'Cricket Ground' located in a bend in the River Severn, depicting a match in progress. Tipped in to modern tan boards, original wrappers retained. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £40
Lot 1333:
Lot 1333
'Annals of Teignbridge Cricket Club 1823-1883'. Compiled by G.W. Ormerod. Privately printed 1888. Bookplate of Commander R. Jukes Hughes R.N. to inside front cover, and owner's name to page facing half title page and also to presentation page. Original publisher's blue cloth with gilt decoration and title to front cover and spine. Wear and some splitting to spine, internally in very good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £51
Lot 1334:
Lot 1334
'Weymouth Cricket Club'. Official four page report on the 1894 season listing match results a comparison of the 1893 season, centuries made, and batting and bowling averages. Tipped in to modern red cloth. Heavy adhesive damage to last page otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £22
Lot 1335:
Lot 1335
'Yorkshire Cricket Album. Photos of the Team. A Book of Records'. J. Whitham, Sheffield c1901. 16pp booklet comprising twelve pen portraits of Hawke, Jackson, Mitchell, Taylor, Milligan, Brown, Tunnicliffe, Denton, Hirst, Wainwright, Haigh, Rhodes and Hunter. Also lists batting and bowling records, close finishes etc. Bound in cloth, original wrappers retained. Foxing to original wrappers, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1336:
Lot 1336
'Yorkshire Team, 1897'. Rev. H.A. Tate. Cricket Press, London 1897. Sixteen page magazine style book comprising a match by match description of Yorkshire's season with first-class averages and pen portraits of fourteen members of the team. The front cover has a real sepia photograph of the team. Bound in modern green cloth, original wrappers retained. General ageing with pages a little brittle to the edges with some nicks and small loss
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £175
Lot 1337:
Lot 1337
'The M.C.C's South African Tour 1905-1906. Eastern Province Edition'. 16pp pre-tour brochure with illustrated pen portraits of the fourteen members of the M.C.C. touring party led by Warner, first-class averages for the 1905 season, and tour fixtures etc. Tipped in to modern blue cloth, original wrappers retained. Page one lacks the portrait of Denton, possibly removed by Denton himself who sold much of his collection to Anthony Woodhouse whose bookplate is laid to the inside front cover of the later cover. Some wear and ageing to covers, otherwise in good condition. Rare
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £80
Lot 1338:
Lot 1338
'The Australian Cricket Team of 1893. Third edition. Complete Biographies with portraits of Messrs. J.M. Blackham, H.C. Bannerman, G. Giffen and C.T.B. Turner'. Henry V.L. Stanton of 'The Sportsman'. London 1893. Tipped into modern blue board, original decorative retained. Illustrated. First edition listed in Padwick, 4980. This edition not listed. Some wear and staining to covers, otherwise in good condition. Rare
Estimate: £180/250
Hammer price: unsold
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'Sir Pelham Warner'. Edited by John Bridges. Original typed transcript of an interview with 'Plum' Warner first broadcast by the B.B.C. Home Service on the 4th May 1958. Part of the programme involved a discussion about Warner's childhood and career, interviewed by John Snagge and others. Other segments of the programme include Rex Alston talking to Wilfred Rhodes, and Jim Swanton discussing Warner with Patsy Hendren and Denis Compton, including Hendren stating 'I never saw him [Warner] hook a ball, Denis'. The transcript has been bound in green cloth with John Arlott's binding instructions. Bookplate or A.E. Winder to inside front cover. Minor foxing, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: £120
Lot 1340:
Lot 1340
'The Seventh Australian Team in England, 1890'. Clarence P. Moody. Wright & Co, London 1890. Biographical sketches for the fourteen members of the Australia touring party. Lacking pages 3 and 4 from the original 16pp publication, all player sketches are present. Real sepia team photograph to the front cover. Bound in modern blue boards. Light foxing and wear to front cover, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £150
Lot 1341:
Lot 1341
'The Australian Team of 1899'. J.N. Pentelow. Cricket Press, London 1899. Original pre-tour brochure comprising extensive biographies of the members of the touring party with sketch illustrations to the decorative front cover. Padwick 4991. Tipped in to modern blue cloth, the brochure in very fragile condition has been expertly restored
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £160
Lot 1342:
Lot 1342
'Wickets in the West or, The Twelve in America'. R.A. Fitzgerald. London 1873. The account of the M.C.C. tour to North America in 1872 led by Fitzgerald. Publisher's original maroon cloth with gilts to front cover and spine. Presentation copy with dedication in ink to front endpaper 'O.P. Lancashire. Lord's 1886. From A.N.H. [Hornby]' Also an excellent signature in ink of W.M. Rose dated 1897 on piece laid down to inside front cover. Minor wear to covers, otherwise a good copy
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £130
Albert Neilson Hornby played 292 matches for Lancashire 1867-1899 and three Test matches for England. Oswald Philip Lancashire played first class cricket for Cambridge University & Lancashire 1878-1888. William Molyneux Rose played for M.C.C. 1867-1871. Both Hornby and Rose were members of Fitzgerald's 1872 touring party
Lot 1343:
Lot 1343
'John Wisden's Cricket Match Histories' F.S. Ashley-Cooper 1921. The slim volumes, Kent v Surrey 1731-1921, Surrey v Notts 1851-1921 and Middlesex v Surrey 1730-1921. Sold with 'Old English Cricket'. H. P-T (Thomas Percy Francis). Facsimile reprint of six pamphlets issued between 1922 and 1929 by Willows Publishing of the 1929 edition bound in green cloth boards. Limited edition no. 83/300. Qty 4. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £38
Lot 1344:
Lot 1344
'The Journal of the Household Brigade for the year 1876'. Edited by I.E.A. Dolby, London 1876. Original decorative blue and red cloth boards with elaborate gilt decoration and coat of arms, gilt to page edges. Contains a chapter on cricket giving reports and full scores of matches against Gentlemen of Warwickshire, Christchurch Cardinals, Civil Service, Sevenoaks Vine and Gentlemen of Bedfordshire etc. Also a report on Windsor Garrison v I Zingari at which the Prince of Wales attended. Minor wear to covers, light foxing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1345:
Lot 1345
'The Laws of Gaming, Wagers, Horse-racing, and Gaming-Houses'. John Disney, Barrister at Law. John Butterworth, Law Bookseller, Fleet Street , 1806. The book has references to a case involving cricket and betting on page 61, 'A bond was given for money won at cricket; and cricket was considered as a game within 9 Ann; but the court was inclined to think that cricket, though not illegal in itself, might become so by betting too largely upon it'. Also on page 85, '... the plaintiff won, at a cricket-match, 25 guineas of one Parsons; and also a second bet of 25 guineas, upon a second game...'. Bound in contemporary covers with a replacement spine and contained in a green and marbled box. Bookplate of A.E. Winder to inside front cover. Listed in Padwick 876-1 with a publication date of 1816. Scarce and in very good condition for the age
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £200
Lot 1346:
Lot 1346
'The Laws of Cricket as revised by the Marylebone Cricket Club London'. Surat, Airish Mission Printing P, 1903. Text is in Gujarati. Padwick no. 206. Tipped in to modern maroon cloth, original pale green wrappers retained and skilfully repaired. Some internal pages uncut. Also contains a letter from F.S. Ashley-Cooper from his home address dated 11th December 1916, in which he thanks his unknown correspondent for the 'Durham Reports', and 'I am forwarding for your kind acceptance two small items which may interest you. The Indian pamphlet gives the Laws in Gugurati [sic] & is a curiosity. As you will see, only 30 copies of the other were printed'. He goes on to state that he is just revising 'Births and Deaths' in Wisden and offers to put add the correspondent's details in future editions. He concludes with best wishes for 'your welfare whilst in the Army'. Rare G/VG
Estimate: £800/1200
Hammer price: unsold
A similar copy was sold for £2500 (hammer price) by Christie's in November 2010 as lot 36
Lot 1347:
Lot 1347
'The Oracle of Rural Life; an Almanack for Sportsmen and Country Gentlemen 1840, being leap year' and 'The Sporting Oracle and Almanack of Rural Life for 1841'. Contents of the 1840 volume include 'The Laws of Cricket' on pages 87-89. The two volumes, both nicely illustrated, are bound together in maroon half leather with raised bands and gilts to spine and top edge. Both volumes appear to be lacking original wrappers. G/VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £75
Lot 1348:
Lot 1348
'Memories of Eton Sixty Years Ago', Arthur Campbell Ainger. London 1917. Sold with a bound copy of 'The Harrovian'. February 27th 1904 to December 16th 1905. Numerous cricket references. 'The Harrovian' with breaking to spine otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1349:
Lot 1349
'The Theory and Practice of Cricket, from its origin to the present time'. Charles Box. London. Warne 1868. 165pp plus adverts. Bound in quarter leather and marbled boards. Good condition, a nice copy
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £48
Lot 1350:
Lot 1350
'The Memories of Dean Hole'. Samuel Reynolds Hole. London, 'new edition' 1893. Original red boards. Chapter X on 'Cricketers' pages 96-128. Bound in red boards. Ex libris J.W. Goldham. Inscribed copy from Hole dated 1983. Breaking and tear to spine and slight breaking to internal hinges Minor wear and ageing, internally in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £35
Lot 1351:
Lot 1351
'The Game at Cricket, as settled by the Several Cricket-Clubs, particularly that of the Star and Garter in Pall-Mall' M. Read. London 1760. Miniature booklet bound in red leather. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £32
Lot 1352:
Lot 1352
'The History of a Hundred Centuries'. W.G. Grace. Edited by W. Yardley. London 1895. Wear and soiling to wrappers, slight loss to spine paper, chipping and some small loss to wrapper extremities otherwise in good condition. Ex Judge Wakley collection
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1353:
Lot 1353
Douglas Jardine 'Bodyline'. 'In Quest of the Ashes. A Skipper's Log'. D.R. Jardine. London 1933 and 'Jardine Justified'. Bruce Harris. London 1933. Both, unusually with original dustwrappers. Minor wear to the first but slightly heavier wear to the latter. The Harris edition a 'Review' copy from the publisher's. G
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £140
Lot 1354:
Gloucestershire cricket books. Small selection including Gloucestershire C.C.C. Yearbooks for 1947 and 1949, 'A History of Gloucestershire County Cricket Club 1870-1948'. Canynge Caple. Worcester 1949. Fairly good dustwrapper, 'Amazing Grace'. Richard Tomlinson 2015 etc. Plus two other cricket titles, 'Inaugural Test Matches', A.H. Kardar, 1952 and 'Farewell to Cricket'. D. Bradman. Both with tatty dustwrapper. Qty 9. Odd faults, good
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £110
Lot 1355:
Lot 1355
Don'ts For Young Cricketers'. D.C.F. Burton. London and Keighley c1921. Padwick 494. Originally from Burton's own collection. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £35
David Cecil Fowler Burton, Cambridge University, Yorkshire and England, 1907-21. Burton played 104 matches for Yorkshire and was captain 1919-21. He toured with A.W.F. Somerset's M.C.C. teams to the West Indies in 1910/11 and 1912/13
Lot 1356:
Lot 1356
'New Articles of the Game of Cricket, as settled and revised at the Star and Garter, Pall-Mall, February 25th 1774'. Maidstone. Reproduced from the original by Ford, Shapland & Co Ltd of London c1956. G
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £10
Lot 1357:
Lot 1357
'Cricket-Its Origin and Development'. Compiled by George L. Garnsey. Sydney 1935. Original pictorial wrappers. ABC. Tear and nicks to front wrapper otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £10
Lot 1358:
Lot 1358
'Historic Bats. Biographical catalogue of the unique collection formed by Charles Pratt Green'. J.N. Pentelow. London 1931. Original paper wrappers. Some fading to wrappers, minor loss to head of spine otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1359:
Lot 1359
'The Rev. John Mitford on Cricket. With a biographical note by F.S. Ashley-Cooper'. Published by C.H. Richards, Nottingham 1921. 24pp. Original wrappers. Adhesive marks to verso, some ageing, otherwise in good condition. Rare
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1360:
Lot 1360
'Presenting Indian Cricket'. B. Sarbadhikary. Calcutta 1946. Good dustwrapper. Sold with 'Kowloon Cricket Club. A History'. P.A. Hall 1980. Qty 2. G
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £20
Lot 1361:
Lot 1361
'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. With dustwrapper. Minor wear, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £15/25
Hammer price: £5
Lot 1362:
Lot 1362
Sussex cricket histories. 'Pre-Victorian Sussex Cricket', H.F. and A.P. Squire, 1951. Paper wrappers with dustwrapper. Some staining and nicks to dustwrapper. 'Henfield Cricket and its Sussex Cradle', H.F. & A.P. Squire, Hove 1949. Sold with 'Cricket', Country Life Library of Sport, Edited by Horace Hutchinson 1903. Some wear, generally good condition. All three titles signed in pencil to inside front covers by H.S. Altham who also wrote the foreword to one. Qty 3. G
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £10
Lot 1363:
Lot 1363
Bodyline. Eleven books on the Bodyline series or by Bodyline players. 'Body-Line?', Harold Larwood, London 1933. With rare original dustwrapper. Minor loss to dustwrapper with owner's signature in ink, otherwise in good condition. '-And Then Came Larwood'. Arthur Mailey 1933. Frontispiece photograph detached. 'In Quest of the Ashes', D.R. Jardine, London 1933. 'Defending the Ashes 1932-1933', R.W.E. Wilmot, Melbourne 1933. 'The Larwood Story', Harold Larwood, London 1965. Good dustwrapper etc. Sold with two signatures in ink of Bill Voce and Maurice Tate, both on pieces laid down with press cutting. Odd faults, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £120
Lot 1364:
Lot 1364
F.S. Ashley-Cooper. Three titles by Ashley-Cooper. 'Nottinghamshire Cricket and Cricketers', Nottingham 1923. Green cloth with nice bright gilt titles to front cover and spine. Breaking to internal hinges otherwise in very good condition. 'The Hambledon Cricket Chronicle 1772-1796', London 1924. 'Cricket Highways and Byways', London 1927. Both titles in original publisher's cloth in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1365:
Lot 1365
Cricket biographies and histories. A box comprising twenty modern cricket books, the majority signed, some multi-signed. Titles signed by the subject include 'Put to the Test', Geoffrey Boycott, London 1979. 'Emburey', John Emburey, Haywards Heath 1987. 'Phil Tufnell: What Now?', Phil Tufnell, London 1999 (two copies). 'Denis Compton', Norman Giller, London 1997 (signed by Compton to postcard laid down). 'Leading from the Front', Mike Gatting, London 1988 etc. Also 'The Carphone Gallery of Cricketers', Bill Frindall, London 1988, signed to the player photographs by seventy seven players. Sold with two volumes of Wisden Cricket Monthly for 1979 and 1980 in Wisden binders. 'The Book of Essex Cricketers', David Lemmon, Breedon Books 1994, signed throughout to the page or on piece laid down by over one hundred past and present Essex players etc. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1366:
Lot 1366
'Wesley Hall'. Original Wes Hall flicker book issued by Parry's Sweets. Printed by the Bombay Chronicle Press, Bombay. Minor rusting to staple otherwise in very good condition. A rarely seen flicker book
Estimate: £180/250
Hammer price: £270
Lot 1367:
Lot 1367
Frank Woolley. Flicker book. 'Pull to Leg and Forcing Shot, off the Back Foot, to the Off'. Published by Flicker Productions of London c1936. Wear to covers, rusting to staple, internally in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £36
Lot 1368:
Lot 1368
'Surrey Cricket and Cricketers 1773 to 1895. A Complete summary of every match played with various interesting tables'. Rev R.S. Holmes. Office of "Cricket", London 1896. Bound in green cloth, original wrappers retained. Padwick 2682. Ex Winder collection. Light foxing, some annotations in pencil, otherwise in good/ very good condition. Rare
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £90
Lot 1369:
Lot 1369
'The Surrey Team in 1888. Complete scores of all matches played, with full page portraits and short biographical sketches'. Office of "Cricket", London 1889. Bound in quarter leather with marbled boards, gilt title to spine. Original wrappers retained. Padwick 2696. Ex Winder collection. Very good condition. Rare
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £110
Lot 1370:
Lot 1370 Lot 1370
'G.A. Lohmann'. Surrey. Penny biography booklet written by Albert Craig (Surrey Poet) and published by Wright & Co. Image of Lohmann to front wrapper. Outer wrappers with minor age toning otherwise in good condition. Rare
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £90
Lot 1371:
Lot 1371
'Life and Reminiscences of Robert Abel in the Cricket Field. Told by Himself'. Edited by H.V. Dorey. London 1910. Original pictorial paper wrappers retained. Padwick 7268. Some wear to spine, minor loss to two pages, otherwise in good/ very good condition. Rare
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £130
Lot 1372:
Lot 1372
'Surrey at the Wicket. A complete record of all the matches played by the County Eleven since the formation of the club...'. Compiled and published by Anthony Benitez de Lugo. Madrid 1888. Original red boards. Author's complimentary copy. Ex Winder collection. Some breaking to internal hinges, front and rear endpapers becoming detached, minor wear to spine, other odd faults, otherwise in good condition. Rare
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £110

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