Cricket Books

Lot 1277:
Lot 1277
'The Guide to Cricketers containing full directions for playing the noble and manly game of Cricket....' London 1852. 5th Edition. 8vo. Collected and Edited by Frederick Lillywhite. Published by W.&T. Piper of London. Bound in red quarter leather, without original wrappers, with title in gilt to spine. 104pp including adverts. Good condition. Rare
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £270
Lot 1278:
Lot 1278
John Lillywhite's Cricket Companion. Four issues for 1870, 1873, 1876 and 1878 . The 1873 edition is in bound original contemporary leather in navy green, with raised bands to spine, tooled decorations, titles and the Prince of Wales emblem in gilt and gilt page edges. The other three editions in similar bindings with gilt to page block but do not have the titles to front board or the Prince of Wales emblem. Some wear and rubbing to all four otherwise in good/ very good condition. Very rare to see these issues in this form. Bookplate of J.W. Goldman to inside front board of all four editions
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £160
Lot 1279:
Lot 1279
James Lillywhite's Cricketers Annuals 1874-1899. A run of original Annuals lacking 1878 and 1879. Twenty four editions recently rebound in pairs in modern boards, all lacking original wrappers. Bound in the style of the original wrappers, twelve volumes in total. Bound volumes are 1874-1875, 1876-1877, 1880-1881, 1882-1883, 1884-1885, 1886-1887, 1888-1889, 1890-1891, 1892-1893, 1894-1895, 1896-1897, 1898-1899. Nine volumes bound in red cloth with black titles to front and spine, the binding for the 1888-1889 unfinished. Good condition. The remaining three volumes bound in red leather with gilt titles to spines, fading to spines otherwise in good condition. Sold with a collection of original wrappers for the books
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £160
Lot 1280:
Lot 1280
James Lillywhite's Cricketers Annuals 1872-1900. An incomplete run of original Annuals. Nineteen editions for 1872, 1873, 1883-1884, 1886-1900. Almost all with breaking to or broken internal hinges. Heavy wear to the 1873, front cover detached. Fading to covers on the 1886. General ageing to others, overall in fair to good condition
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £160
Lot 1281:
Essex C.C.C. Handbooks for 1956 (faults), 1957, 1960, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1974-1976, 1980, 1981, 1983-1989, 1995-1998, 2000, 2002-2004, 2005, 2008-2011. Odd faults otherwise in good condition. Qty 32
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £35
Lot 1282:
Lot 1282
The Athletic News Cricket Annual 1898. Original wrappers featuring G.R. Baker of Yorkshire to front wrapper and 'Lancashire County Champions 1897' to frontispiece. Some age toning to spine paper and to wrapper extremities, very minor wear to spine paper otherwise in good/very good condition. Stamp of ownership to title page and page block edge, 'C.H. Matthews of Stone'. Rare
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1283:
Lot 1283
The Athletic News Cricket Annual 1901. Original wrappers featuring R.E. Foster of Worcestershire to front wrapper. Some age toning to spine paper and to wrapper extremities otherwise in good/very good condition. Stamp of ownership to title page and page block edge, 'C.H. Matthews of Stone'
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1284:
Lot 1284
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: £150/250
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1285:
Lot 1285
Ayres' Cricket Companion 1910, 1911 & 1913. 9th, 10th & 12th year of issue. Edited by W.R. Weir. Original decorative wrappers. Breaking to front internal hinge of the 1910 edition, wear to front cover of the 1991, some loss to the cover and slight breaking the to spine block of the 1913, otherwise internally in good/ very good condition. Qty 3
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £48
Ayres' Cricket Companion was published from 1902-1932
Lot 1286:
Lot 1286
Gloucestershire, Hampshire and Somerset. A selection of official handbooks/ yearbooks. Twenty two Gloucestershire handbooks for 1972, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1980-1984, 1986-1989, 1992, 1997, 1999, 2003-2006. Fourteen Hampshire handbooks for 1976, 1980-1982, 1985, 1987-1994. Twenty two Somerset handbooks for 1940/1946 (in very good condition), 1979, 1980, 1985, 1986, 1989-1998, 2001 and 2004. Odd duplication. Sold with two original hardback copies of 'Hampshire County Cricket. The Official History', H.S. Altham etc. London 1957, one with very good dust wrapper. Also 'One More Run', Stephen Chalke and Bomber Wells, Bath 2000, signed by Chalke. The handbooks in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £32
Lot 1287:
Lot 1287
Leicestershire, Northamptonshire & Worcestershire. A selection of official handbooks/ yearbooks. Twenty two Leicestershire handbooks for 1973, 1974, 1988-1992, 1995, 1998, 2002-2009, 2011, 2012. Twenty Northamptonshire handbooks/ annual reports for 1978-1983, 1986, 1986, 1988-1992, 1994, 2000, 2004-2006, 2009, 2010. Twenty two Worcestershire yearbooks for 1972, 1975, 1976, 1978-1980, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1990-1993, 1996, 1999-2002, 2005, 2006, 2008. Odd duplication. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £48
Lot 1288:
Lot 1288
Indian Cricket Almanack. 1950/51-1954/55, 1963, 1965, 1969-1973, 1976 (2 copies), 1977-1979, 1981, 1983-1985, 1987-1989, 1991 (2), 1994 and 1996. Madras. Good run of the Annual for the period. Edited by Gurunathan/ Sundaresan/ Thyagarajan/ Viadyanathan. Original covers and boards Odd faults otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £85
Lot 1289:
Lot 1289
South Africa cricket annuals 1952/53-1997. Good run of annuals for 1953 (second year of issue), 1954, 1959, 1960, 1961/62, 1963-1969, 1971-1997. Some wear and creasing to the 1952/53 issue, otherwise in good condition. Qty 39
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £10
Lot 1290:
Lot 1290
John Player Cricket Yearbook. Edited by Trevor Bailey. Four editions for 1973, 1974 (softback), 1975 and 1976 (hardback). All four copies signed to the title page by Bailey. Sold with a run of Benson & Hedges/ C&G Cricket Year for 1991/92 (eleventh edition), 1994/95 (fourteenth edition) to 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2009, all hardbacks with good dustwrappers. Qty 18. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £10
Lot 1291:
Lot 1291
Glamorgan yearbooks 1933-2011, not issued 1939-1945. Full set of Glamorgan yearbooks each with individual wrappers and in good condition. The yearbooks are stored in ten modern blue presentation boxes, each box with gilt titles to spine and edging. Odd minor faults to individual yearbooks, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £240
Lot 1292:
Lot 1292
Athletic News Cricket Annual 1919-1939, and Sunday Chronicle Cricket and Golf Annual 1947-1954. Original wrappers. Some age toning to wrappers of earlier editions, old tape repair to spine of the 1920, replacement spine to 1935, otherwise in generally good condition overall. Qty 29
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £120
The Athletic News Cricket Annual was first published in 1888 and ran to 1939. After the War it reappeared as the Athletic News Cricket and Golf Annual in 1946 before being renamed the Sunday Chronicle Cricket and Golf Annual in 1947 until 1955
Lot 1293:
Lot 1293
Cricket Annuals. Box containing a good selection of cricket annuals. 'Playfair Cricket Annual' for 1948 (-large format. first issue), 1949-1962 (large format), 1963, 1965-2011, 2013. 'News Chronicle Cricket Annual' for 1935-1939, 1946-1960. 'The Cricket Annual' 1961, 1962. Some duplication. Odd minor faults, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £42
Lot 1294:
Lot 1294
'British Sports and Sportsmen'. Full set of sixteen volumes of the series, each limited to 1000 copies produced, published 1908-1935. Handsomely bound in full red morocco, gilt titles and decoration to spines and page edges, marbled endpapers. Volumes are 'Hunting', 'Golf, Athletics, Winter Sports', 'Polo and Coaching', 'Yachting and Rowing', 'Commerce and Industry', 'Past Sportmen' Parts I and II, 'Cricket and Football', 'Racing', 'The Story of Shipping', 'Racing and Coursing', 'Modern Commerce, Motoring and Aviation', all limited edition no. 837/1000 and with gilt emblem to front cover, also 'Shooting and Deerstalking' (limited edition no. 743), 'Breeding and Agriculture (589), 'Big Game Hunting and Angling' (275), and 'Athletics, Tennis and Rackets' (202), all without emblems to front cover. Minor scuffs to some covers, odd faults otherwise in good/very good condition
Estimate: £400/600
Hammer price: £950
Lot 1295:
Lot 1295
'Richards' Nottinghamshire Cricket Guide for 1910'. Printed and published by C.H. Richards, Nottingham. Original red wrappers. Slight staining to wrappers, rusting to staples, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £55
Richards' Nottinghamshire Cricket Guides were published from 1903 to 1931 with no editions for 1908, 1909 and 1915-1919
Lot 1296:
Lot 1296
'Richards' Nottinghamshire Cricket Guide for 1914'. Printed and published by C.H. Richards, Nottingham. Original beige wrappers. Rusting to staples, slight wear to covers, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1297:
Lot 1297
'Richards' Nottinghamshire Cricket Guide' for 1923 and 1924. Edited by 'Incog' (F.S. Ashley-Cooper). Printed and published by C.H. Richards, Nottingham. Original beige (1923) and pale green (1924) wrappers. Rusting to staples, slight wear to covers, otherwise in good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £55
Lot 1298:
Lot 1298
'Richards' Nottinghamshire Cricket Guide' for 1925 and 1926. Edited by 'Incog' (F.S. Ashley-Cooper). Printed and published by C.H. Richards, Nottingham. Original beige (1925) and blue (1926) wrappers. Rusting to staples, slight wear to covers, small tape repairs to spine of the 1926, otherwise in good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £55
Lot 1299:
Lot 1299
'Richards' Nottinghamshire Cricket Guide' for 1927 and 1928. Edited by 'Incog' (F.S. Ashley-Cooper). Printed and published by C.H. Richards, Nottingham. Original red (1927) and pink (1928) wrappers. Rusting to staples, slight wear to covers, otherwise in good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1300:
Lot 1300
'Richards' Nottinghamshire Cricket Guide' for 1929, 1930 and 1931. Edited by 'Incog' (F.S. Ashley-Cooper). Printed and published by C.H. Richards, Nottingham. Original blue (1929), yellow (1930) and pink (1931) wrappers. Rusting to staples, slight wear to covers, light fading to the covers of the 1931, otherwise in good condition. Qty 3
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £70
Lot 1301:
Lot 1301
'Spybey's Annual Register of Nottinghamshire Cricket Matches. Season 1884'. Eighth Year of Publication. First edition. Compiled and published by F.G. Spybey, Nottingham 1884. Original printed boards. Rear board detached, some loss to spine, foxing and ageing, otherwise generally in fair to good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
Published from 1878 to 1886
Lot 1302:
Lot 1302
'Spybey's Annual Register of Nottinghamshire Cricket Matches. Season 1885'. Ninth Year of Publication. Compiled and published by F.G. Spybey, Nottingham 1885. Original printed boards. Bookplate of J.W. Goldman to inside front cover. Rusting to staples, small loss to spine, some ageing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1303:
Lot 1303
'Spybey's Annual Register of Nottinghamshire Cricket Matches. Season 1886'. Tenth Year of Publication. Compiled and published by F.G. Spybey, Nottingham 1886. Original printed boards. Rusting to staples, some wear to spine, some ageing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1304:
Lot 1304
'Nottingham County Cricket Matches, from 1865 to 1877 inclusive'. Compiled and published by F.G. Spybey, Nottingham 1878. Original paper wrappers. Ownership stamp of Alfred D. Taylor, and annotated name of H.W. Warner to title page, with Marylebone Cricket Club stamp to inside front cover. Replacement cloth spine, soiling and tape repairs to wrappers. Internally in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £80
Lot 1305:
Lot 1305
'The Famous Cricketer William Gunn, Full Account of his Cricket Career'. Printed and Published by C.H. Richards, Nottingham 1921. Original wrappers. Bound in green boards. Some wear to extremities of wrappers, small minor damage to rear wrapper otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £50
Lot 1306:
Lot 1306
'A Biographical Sketch of Arthur Shrewsbury, the famous Notts Cricketer. With full details of his chief performance in England & Australia'. Compiled and published by S.W. Hitchin, Nottingham 1890. 42pp. Bound in quarter leather lacking original wrappers. Ex libris with library stamps throughout. Wear to leather covers and spine, internally in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £48
Lot 1307:
Lot 1307
'The Norfolk Cricket Annual. Season 1894'. Edited by Robin H. Legge. Sixth year of publication. Published by Jarrold & Sons, London and Norwich. Original printed card covers. Bookplate of Anthony Woodhouse to first advertising page. Padwick 2429. Some rust staining and wear to spine, internally in very good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
The Annual ran in various editions from 1889-1898, 1909/10, 1910/11, 1926 and 1927
Lot 1308:
Lot 1308
'The Norfolk Cricket Annual. Season 1895'. Edited by Robin H. Legge. Seventh year of publication. Published by Jarrold & Sons, London and Norwich. Rebound in brown cloth, speckled page edges, lacking original covers. Padwick 2429. VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1309:
Lot 1309 Lot 1309
'Norfolk County Cricket Club. Season 1905. Souvenir of a Record Season'. Published by Jarrold & Sons, Norwich. Original blue cloth with gilt title and County emblem to front cover. Comprises records of all matches played in the Minor Counties Championship for 1905, in which Norfolk were champions. Padwick 2445. Sold with an original menu for the 'Complimentary Dinner to Mr. E.G. Buxton, the Honorary Secretary of the Norfolk County Cricket Club and the County Eleven of 1905' held at the Maid's Head Hotel, Norwich, 6th October 1905. Also a letter accompanying the book to a collector from the son of G. Starling, a member of the 1905 Norfolk team. Slight staining to the rear cover of the book, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1310:
Lot 1310
'The Norfolk Cricket Annual 1909-10'. Edited by C.B.L. Prior. Original paper wrappers. Some ageing and soiling to wrappers, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1311:
Lot 1311
'The Norfolk Cricket Annual. Season 1910-11'. Edited by C.B.L. Prior. Bound in marbled card wrappers, lacking original wrappers. G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1312:
Lot 1312
'The Norfolk Cricket Annual. Season 1927'. Compiled by Robert Borrett and R.G. Pilch. Original beige wrappers. Some soiling to wrappers, rusting to staples, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1313:
Lot 1313
'The Suffolk Cricket Annual 1904'. Edited by Randolph L. Hodgson. Second year of publication. Original paper wrappers. Padwick 2591. Slight wear to wrappers, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £60
Only three issues of the Annual were published, in 1903-1905
Lot 1314:
Lot 1314
'John Lillywhite's Cricketers' Companion' 1871, 1879 and 1800-1882. The 1871 issue bound in brown paper, lacking original wrappers. The 1879 bound in black cloth, original wrappers retained. The 1880, 1881 and 1882 issues bound together in one volume in black cloth, lacking original wrappers, some pages tightly trimmed by the book binder. Some faults, generally good condition. Qty 3
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £70
Lot 1315:
'The Cricketer' 1921-2013. A good run of the magazine uniformly bound in green cloth, including the first issue published in 1921. Volumes are nos. I-III (1921-1923), V (1924/25), VI (1925), VII (1926), IX (1928), XIX (1938), XXI-XXVII (1940-1946), XXIX-XXXII (1948-1951), XXXIX-LXXVII (1958-1996). Also The Cricketer/ Wisden Magazine volume 9 for 2011/12 and 2012, and volume 10 for 2012/13 and 2013. Volume XXII for 1941 and a further volume for 1960/61 are in different bindings. Early volumes checked and appear complete. Sixty volumes in total in five boxes. Some issues tightly trimmed by the book binder, the majority with original covers. Some browning to pages, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £35
Lot 1316:
Wisden Cricket Monthly magazine. Two boxes comprising a full run of the magazine from the first issue, June 1979, to July 2003. Bound in twenty five volumes in brown cloth with gilt titles to spine. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £38
In August 2003 'Wisden Cricket Monthly' merged with 'The Cricketer' to become 'The Wisden Cricketer'
Lot 1317:
Lot 1317
'Richards' Nottinghamshire Cricket Guide for 1926'. Edited by 'Incog' (F.S. Ashley-Cooper). Printed and published by C.H. Richards, Nottingham. Original blue wrappers. Slight wear to covers, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £28
Lot 1318:
Lot 1318
New Zealand. 'The Cricket Almanack of New Zealand'. Box comprising a good run of issues from 1949 (second issue), 1950, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1957, 1959-1991 1993-1997. Some wear and damage to spine of the early issues, otherwise in good condition. Qty 44
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £15
Lot 1319:
Lot 1319
'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume II, February to December 1883 bound in boards. Volume III, January to December 1884 and Volume IV, January to November 1885 bound together in boards. Volume VII, February to November 1888 bound in boards. Wear to the covers for the three volumes with wear and significant loss to spines, one with old tape repairs. Internally in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £50
Lot 1320:
Lot 1320 Lot 1320
'John Lillywhite's Cricketers' Companion' 1869-1873. 25th-29th editions. Five issues bound together as one volume, all lacking original wrappers. The 1869 appears complete, the others lacking some rear advertising pages. Bound in leather and marbled boards, lacking spine. Ex libris. Some pages tightly trimmed to top edge by the book binder, otherwise internally in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £85
Lot 1321:
Lot 1321
Kent County Cricket Club Annuals 1962-1975. A complete run of member's copies of the annual from 1962 to 1975 in original red covers with titles in white. Very good/ excellent condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1322:
Lot 1322
Melbourne Cricket Club. Four Annual Reports for seasons 1946/47, 1948/49, 1949/50 and 1950/51. Very good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1323:
Lot 1323
'Major C.K. Nayudu'. Flicker no. 1. Printed by G. Claridge & Co Ltd, Caxton Works, Bombay, India. Original flicker book issued by Mathai's Publications, Bombay, India. Minor tear to spine, minor age toning to wrappers otherwise in very good condition. Price '4 Annas' printed to back wrapper. A very rarely seen flicker book. Not mentioned in Padwick
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: £460
Lot 1324:
Lot 1324
'Nawab of Pataudi'. Flicker no. 2. Printed by G. Claridge & Co Ltd, Caxton Works, Bombay, India. Original flicker book issued by Mathai's Publications, Bombay, India. Very minor age toning to wrappers otherwise in very good condition. Price '4 Annas' printed to back wrapper. A very rarely seen flicker book. Not mentioned in Padwick
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: £420
Lot 1325:
Lot 1325
'Mohamed Nissar'. Flicker no. 3. Printed by G. Claridge & Co Ltd, Caxton Works, Bombay, India. Original flicker book issued by Mathai's Publications, Bombay, India. Very minor age toning to wrappers otherwise in very good condition. Price '4 Annas' printed to back wrapper. A very rarely seen flicker book. Not mentioned in Padwick
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: £400
Lot 1326:
Lot 1326
'V.M. Merchant'. Flicker no. 4. Printed by G. Claridge & Co Ltd, Caxton Works, Bombay, India. Original flicker book issued by Mathai's Publications, Bombay, India. Minor age toning and wear to wrappers otherwise in very good condition. Price '4 Annas' printed to back wrapper. A very rarely seen flicker book. Not mentioned in Padwick
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: £460
Lot 1327:
Lot 1327
Don Bradman flicker book. No.2 'Square Cut and Late Cut' and No.3 'Leg Glance and Pull'. Flicker Productions Ltd 1930. Some minor wear and age toning to wrappers otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £160
Lot 1328:
Lot 1328
Don Bradman flicker book. No.3 'Leg Glance and Pull'. Flicker Productions Ltd 1930. Signed to first page by Bradman, the signature signed in later years. Some wear, creasing and age toning to wrappers, some wear to page edges otherwise in generally good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £90
Lot 1329:
Lot 1329
'The Cricket Guide'. Mohummud Abdullah Khan. Lucknow, The Royal Printing Press 1891. 28pp. First and only edition. 'Intended for the use of young players, containing a short but comprehensive account of the game, embracing all the important rules and directions nicely arranged in due succession. Original yellow paper wrappers with full-page diagram of fielding positions, errata slip on folded green paper. Bound in purple half morocco boards, rubbing at corners with titles in gilt to spine. Some pencil annotation in inner pages otherwise in good condition with nice wrappers. Rare
Estimate: £800/1200
Hammer price: £800
Lot 1330:
Lot 1330
'East v West. Cricket and Cricketers in India'. W.D. Begg. Ajmer (India) 1929. Original attractive cloth-backed coloured pictorial boards. plates and illustrations, with some loss of text owing to paper adhesion to odd pages. Some wear to corners and board extremities, slight fraying to head and base of spine otherwise in good condition. A memorable binding design
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £380
Lot 1331:
Lot 1331
'Indian Cricket Chronology and Memorabilia'. F.S. Ashley-Cooper. Merritt and Hatcher 1911. Original printed red wrappers with stitch marks to spine, light spotting to title page and verso of final page. One of only 30 copies, out-of-series copy without the limitation statement on back cover. Provenance: Author's copy. The book previously bound with two other copies in his red cloth binding (Julian Cahn). Good/very good condition. Rare. From the M.C.C. Library and previously sold in the Christie's auction of duplicates from the M.C.C. library held in November 2010
Estimate: £1200/1800
Hammer price: £1200
This rare 16 page chronology spans a period from 1743 up to the visit of the All Indian team in England in 1911. It is the first recorded history of Indian Cricket and the author's only chronology of cricket overseas
Lot 1332:
Lot 1332
'A Chronicle of Cricket amongst Parsees, and the struggle: Polo versus Cricket'. Shapoorjee Sorabjee. Privately printed. Bombay circa1898. Original printed wrappers, some loss to head and base of spine paper, odd minor faults otherwise in good/very good condition Signature of ownership of A.D. Taylor of Brighton (collector) to title page. Previously sold as lot 148 in the Judge Wakley collection sold by Bonham's in 2003. Rare
Estimate: £400/600
Hammer price: £380
Lot 1333:
Lot 1333
'The Victorian Cricketer's Guide for 1859-60'. Compiled and edited by J.B. Thompson. Sands, Kenny and Co, Collins Street West. Second year of issue 1860. Original front wrapper (minor loss to upper corner), lacking rear wrapper and to spine paper, breaking to spine block. Pages checked, preliminary advertising leaf and 112pp plus five advertising pages. Some staining and age toning to front wrapper pencil annotation to pages, some minor loss to lower border of odd pages, small loss to lower corner of last two advertising pages otherwise in good condition. The book contains a compliment slip from J.C. Davies, Editor of The Referee', Sydney. A rare early Australian title formerly from the library of Julian Cahn
Estimate: £1500/2500
Hammer price: unsold
Following much the same format as the first edition, it includes a section on 'The Cricketers of England by Stephen Stumps' and an article headed Will the All England Eleven come out?'. Thompson played for the Eighteen of Victoria against England in the match that began on 1st January 1862, the first ever between an England team and an Australian colony
Lot 1334:
Lot 1334
'The Cricketers' Guide, or a Concise Treatise on the Noble Game of Cricket as practised by the most eminent players'. William Lambert. Fifth edition, with considerable additions and corrections. Sussex Press, Lewes: printed and sold by J. Baxter; by Mozley, Derby; and in London, by Langley and Co. Circa 1819?. 62pp booklet with folding copper plate engraved frontispiece, woodcut title vignette, full-page diagram. Light browning to title and preliminaries. Bound in blue half morocco by W. Root of London, top edge gilt, preserving original grey wrappers with pink title label on cover of front wrapper, minor border repair to front wrapper at inner margin. Bookplates of J.W. Goldman (pasted over) and E.D.R. Eagar A rare and early book. Padwick 383
Estimate: £1500/2500
Hammer price: unsold
Fifth edition of Lambert's celebrated guide with original wrappers and notable provenance. Issue points: without the inserted slip noting 'alterations since printing page 55', and with no edition statement on the pink title label. Previously sold by Christie's auctioneers as lot 81 in the Eagar sale, 21 April 2005 and sold again by Christie's as lot 269 in their sale of October 2012
Lot 1335:
Lot 1335
'The Principles of Scientific Batting or Plain Rules, founded on the practice of the first Professionals and Amateurs, for the noble game of cricket: by a Gentleman' James Pycroft 1813-1895. H. Slatter, Oxford & London, Whittaker and J.H. Dark, Lord's Cricket Ground. First edition 1835. Original brown cloth with paper title label on front cover, gilt to all page edges. Some staining at upper margin of front cover, on pastedowns and free endpapers, inner hinges splitting otherwise in good condition. Provenance: Bookplate of 'Marylebone Cricket Club' to inside front wrapper. Padwick 705. Previously sold by Christie's as lot 270 in their sale of October 2012. A rare and early cricket book, not often seen with original wrappers
Estimate: £1800/2500
Hammer price: £2200
Pycroft was aged only twenty two, while Pycroft was still an undergraduate at Oxford, when this, his first work, was published in 1835. His manual contained a formal set of rules on how to bat and some sound dietary advice for cricketers: 'Ale and Porter render the eye very dull. The dinner alters the course of the game considerably; but it has more effect on the Bowling, than on the Batting'.
Lot 1336:
Lot 1336
'Clark's Cricketer's Handbook'. William Mark Clark. London: W.M. Clark c. 1859. 16mo, bound in contemporary blue wrappers, 47pp plus three advertising pages, folding wood engraved frontispiece and stored in green cloth box. Tears to one fold line on the frontispiece, a few spots to the image and the lower margin a little browned. Previously sold as lot 140 in the Guy Curry sale held by Christie's in May 2006
Estimate: £1500/2500
Hammer price: £1400
The 'Fifteenth' edition, published about fourteen years after the first. Notwithstanding the tear to the frontispiece this is a good, unsophisticated copy in contemporary wrappers. Padwick 378 & 806
Lot 1337:
Lot 1337
'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: £130/160
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1338:
Lot 1338 Lot 1338
'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 Sratton 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: £180/250
Hammer price: £150
Lot 1339:
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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: £800/1200
Hammer price: £800
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 1340:
Lot 1340
'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: £60/90
Hammer price: £40
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Lot 1341
'A Portfolio of Cricket Prints. A Nineteenth Century Miscellany'. Introduction and Notes by Irving Rosenwater. London 1962. Original pictorial covers. Good/very condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1342:
Lot 1342
'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. Original wrappers. Some soiling and minor wear to wrappers and spine paper otherwise in good/ very good condition. Rare. Padwick 2682.
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £55
Lot 1343:
Lot 1343
'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: £25/35
Hammer price: £20
Lot 1344:
Lot 1344
'Death's Doings; consisting of numerous original compositions, in prose and verse, the friendly contributions of various writers; principally intended as illustrations of thirty four plates, designed and etched by R. Dagley, author of 'Select Gems from the Antique' &c. First edition. J. Andrews and W. Cole 1826. 8vo. 369 pages. Contains 'The Game of Life; or Death Among the Cricketers', a poem by S. Maunder, with an etching 'The Cricketer' by R.D. and a prose piece 'Death and the Cricketer' by Barnard Batwell. Sadly lacking pages 247 to 250, some foxing to odd pages, odd faults generally good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
Lot 1345:
Lot 1345
'The Young Cricketer's Tutor; comprising full directions for playing the elegant and manly game of Cricket; with a complete version of its laws and regulations'. John Nyren. Edited by Charles Cowden Clarke. London. Effingham Wilson 1833. 126pp. First edition. Engraved frontispiece of Lord's Cricket Ground. Original green boards with printed paper label to centre. The frontispiece is laid down to the inside of the front board, wear and soiling to boards, old tape repair to front internal hinge, minor foxing to internal page edges otherwise in generally good condition. Ex Appleyard collection
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £45
Lot 1346:
Lot 1346
'History of Yorkshire County Cricket 1833-1903' Rev R.S. Holmes. London 1904. Inscribed to front end paper 'Clement A. Scott from Lord Hawke, May 1904' which appears to have been written by a third party, not in Hawke's hand. The front cover with titles and county emblem in gilt. Gilt to page edges. Wear and fading to spine, some foxing to internal pages, otherwise in good condition. Ex Appleyard collection
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1347:
Lot 1347
'Annals of Cricket'. W.W. Read. Sampson Low, London 1896. Original quarter vellum over dark green boards, gilt title to spine. Contents on hand-made paper, rough edges. Top edge gilt. Limited edition number 74 in the deluxe edition of 250 copies, nicely signed in ink to the limitation page by Read. Some slight ageing to the vellum, otherwise a good copy. Rare
Estimate: £120/180
Hammer price: £260
Many copies of the limited edition were not signed by Read. Walter William Read played eighteen matches for England and was considered one of the best batsmen of the 1880s
Lot 1348:
Lot 1348
'The Saturday Match'. Hugh de Selincourt. London 1937. First edition with dustwrapper. Handwritten dedication in ink to front endpaper to Cecil Somerset, 'I feel you ought to have a copy of a book in which the old red car I got such joy from and you owned & covet lives on in her own good way. Pixie, we called her'. Signed by De Selincourt and dated 'June 1st'. Some loss and wear to dustwrapper, light foxing, otherwise in good condition. Plus two further titles by de Selincourt, 'Over! Some Personal Remarks on the Game of Cricket', London 1932, and 'Moreover. Reflections on the Game of Cricket', London 1934. All copies with dustwrappers All three titles with illustrations by James Thorpe. Sold with 'Silly Point', Arthur Clitheroe, London 1939, also illustrated by Thorpe. Qty 4. G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £180
De Selincourt, who lived much of his life and died in Sussex, appears to have dedicated the copy of 'The Saturday Match' to Arthur Plantagenet Francis Cecil Somerset who played first class cricket for Sussex 1911-1919
Lot 1349:
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'Nottinghamshire Cricket and Cricketers'. F.S. Ashley Cooper. London 1923. Presentation copy from A.W. Shelton, of the Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club and later President, to F.E. Lacey, Cambridge University & Hampshire and Secretary of the M.C.C.1898-1926. 'To F.E. Lacey Esq with the compliments of A.W. Shelton, Nottingham 18th September 1923. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £15
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Lot 1350
'Cricket'. Badminton Library. A.G. Steel & Hon. R.H. Lyttleton. London 1888. Large Paper edition. Limited edition number 11 of 250 copies printed. Original three quarter blue leather binding, gilt emblem to front cover and titles to spine, top edge gilt. Nick to foot of spine and minor wear, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £35
Lot 1351:
Lot 1351
'My Cricketing Life'. P.F. Warner. London 1921. Limited edition of 200 copies, this being no. 96, nicely signed in ink by the author. Original decorative boards with gilt titles and emblem, gilt to top edge. Minor ageing to covers and spine otherwise a nice copy in good /very good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £120
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Lot 1352
'Long Innings. The Autobiography'. Sir Pelham Warner. London 1951. Limited edition of 260, this being number 17. Signed in ink by Warner. Black quarter leather with grey cloth, gilt to top edge, the majority of other pages uncut. In protective card slip case. Very good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £105
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Lot 1353
'Stray Thoughts on Indian Cricket'. J.M. Framjee Patel. Bombay 1905. Decorative blue boards. Handwritten presentation inscription to inside front cover dated 1906. Slight general breaking to spine block, some wear to board extremities and minor wear to covers, otherwise a nice copy in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £230
Lot 1354:
Lot 1354
'Kings of Cricket- Anecdotes and Reminiscences from 1858 to 1892'. Richard Daft. Bolton 1893. Green quarter leather with brown cloth, gilts titles and illustration to cover and spine, gilt to top edge. Limited large paper subscribers' edition of 150 copies, signed and numbered by Daft, this being no. 67. Subscriber number 67 was Rev. Robert Stratton Holmes, the well known early collector of cricket books. Some wear to head and foot of spine and board extremities, slight breaking to spine block, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: £100
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
Lot 1355:
Lot 1355
'The Empire's Cricketers'. Alfred Chevallier Tayler and George William Beldam. Fine Art Society, London 1905. First edition folio volume. Comprising forty eight original chromolithograph plates, each print with the original accompanying printed biography of the featured player. Lacking contents page. Disbound copy, the boards and spine cleanly removed with the apparent intention of rebinding. A very nice original copy with the plates in fine order. Scarce in this complete form
Estimate: £500/800
Hammer price: £700
'Empire's Cricketers' was originally published in twelve parts, each containing four plates. The cricketers are W.W.Armstrong (Australia), E.G.Arnold, G.W. Beldham, B.J.T. Bosanquet, L. Braund, C.J. Burnup, A. Cotter (A), J. Darling (A), D. Denton, R.A. Duff (A), W.H.B. Evans, H.K. Foster, R.E. Foster, C.B. Fry, W.G. Grace, S.E. Gregory (A), J. Gunn, S. Haigh, Lord Harris, Lord Hawke, T. Hayward, J.T. Hearne, H.V. Hesketh-Prichard, C. Hill (A), G.H. Hirst, A.J. Hopkins (A), J. Iremonger, G.L. Jessop, A.O. Jones, J.J. Kelly (A), J.H. King, F. Laver (A), W. Lees, A. Lilley, G. McGregor, A.C. MacLaren, H. Martyn, C.L. McLeod (A), M.A. Noble (A), P. Perrin, W. Rhodes, R.H. Spooner, F.S. Jackson, G. Thompson, V. Trumper (A), J.T. Tyldesley, P.F. Warner and Capt E. Wynyard.
Lot 1356:
Lot 1356
'Triangular Cricket. Being a Record of the Greatest Contest in the History of the Game'. E.H.D. Sewell. London 1912. Top edge gilt. Original decorative covers. Minor wear to board extremities and spine. Slight breaking to spine block, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £130/160
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1357:
Lot 1357
'Old English Cricket'. H. P-T (Thomas Percy Francis). C.H. Richards, Nottingham, 1929. 'A collection of evidences concerning the game prior to the days of Hambledon'. A set of six original booklets issued between 1922 and 1929, bound in black quarter leather with blue cloth, gilt title to spine and gilt to top edge. The six issues are bound in with the original wrappers retained, preceded by frontispiece, table of contents and introduction. Tape repairs/ reinforcements to some of the original wrappers, some staining to cloth covers and small wear to spine, otherwise in good condition. Rare
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £120
Lot 1358:
Lot 1358
'Wickets in the West; or The Twelve in America'. R.A. Fitzgerald. London 1873. Green boards with gilt title to spine. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £48
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'Curiosities of First-Class Cricket'. F.S. Ashley Cooper. Edmund Seale, London 1901. 'Signed and interleaved' limited edition of 100 copies, this being number 18, nicely signed in ink by Ashley-Cooper to the limitation label laid down to front endpaper. Original green cloth with decorative gilts and title to front cover and spine. Padwick 99. Very light wear to spine, slight breaking to spine block, otherwise in good/ very good condition. Rare - not previously seen by the auctioneer
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1360:
Lot 1360
'Batting and Bowling. With Hints on Fielding and Wicket-Keeping'. R. Gordon Barlow. London 1882. Rebound in green quarter leather with green cloth, original front and rear paper wrappers bound in to the rear of the book. Gilt title to spine and gilt to top edge. G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1361:
Lot 1361
'The World of Cricket'. 1914. Complete set of twenty three issues of the magazine from January to November 1914 edited by A.C. Maclaren and J.N. Pentelow. Bound in blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Minor wear and staining to the boards, internally in good condition. Rare
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £550
'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game' ran from 1882 to 1913 when it was renamed 'The World of Cricket' for twenty three issues in 1914. An 'Important Notice' printed on the rear page of the issue dated 15th August 1914 announced that, with the outbreak of the War, publication would be suspended, however a further three issues in September, October and November were published before finally ceasing. The appearance of a regular cricket magazine did not resume until the first issue of 'The Cricketer' was published in 1921
Lot 1362:
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'Cricket of To-Day and Yesterday'. Percy Cross Standing. London 1902. Complete set of the twelve original individual issues. Original pictorial wrappers. Presented in two boxed volumes, the boxes incorporating original front and rear covers and spine of the bound editions published in 1902. The individual issues with rusting to staples and minor wear, overall in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £20
Lot 1363:
Lot 1363
'The Book of Cricket- A New Gallery of Famous Players'. C.B. Fry. Editor. London 1899. Complete set of sixteen individual weekly issues. Original pictorial wrappers. Illustrated. Boxed in green cloth. Good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £25
Lot 1364:
Lot 1364
'A Portrait of Lord's. 200 Years of Cricket History'. Adam Chadwick. London 2013. Limited edition hardback edition 176 of 800 copies produced with dustwrapper. The limited edition signed by the President of M.C.C. in 2013, Mike Griffith, formerly Sussex C.C.C. Captain, Adam Chadwick, M.C.C. Curator of Collections plus six players who took part in the 'J.P. Morgan International Cricket Cup' held on the 1st June 2013, Jason Gillespie, Darren Gough, Andrew Strauss, Michael Vaughan, Paul Nixon and Courtney Walsh. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £42
Lot 1365:
Lot 1365
'No Coward Soul. The Remarkable Story of Bob Appleyard' Stephen Chalke & Derek Hodgson. Bath 2003. Limited edition leather bound copy. Limited edition number 6 of only 25 copies produced, signed by Appleyard, Dickie Bird, Stephen Chalke and Derek Hodgson to limitation page and by eight former Yorkshire players to title page. Signatures include Fred Trueman, Doug Padgett, Ray Illingworth, Brian Close, Ken Taylor, Bryan Stott, Richard Hutton etc. Rare. VG
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £60
Lot 1366:
The Bicentenary Test Album- Australia v England 1788-1988. Official limited edition folder containing set of Bicentenary stamps for both Australia and England, two colour postcards of the Australian and England teams with border containing the printed facsimile signatures of the two teams and thirteen first day covers with hand stamps of the English and Australian Test grounds. Limited edition 119/700. Sold with a selection of seven cricket books, mainly with Yorkshire interest, two signed, Fred Trueman and Harold Rhodes, some damp staining and damage to books plus a mounted cricket ball signed by Darren Gough, fading to signature
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1367:
Lot 1367
'A Guide to Cricket. A Weekly Record of the Game'. Tony Laughton, Newnham 2013. Sold with 'Captain of the Crowd', Tony Laughton, Childrey 2008. Hardback in dustwrapper. Qty 2. G/VG
Estimate: £15/25
Hammer price: £22
Lot 1368:
Lot 1368
'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: £15/25
Hammer price: £20
Lot 1369:
Lot 1369
'The Gibbs Guide to Items not in Padwick', compiled by Stephen W Gibbs, Christopher Saunders, second edition 2004. Sold with 'The History of the South Australian Cricket Association'. C. Harte. 1990. DW. Qty 2. G
Estimate: £15/25
Hammer price: £28
Lot 1370:
Lot 1370
'Denis Compton. Cricketing Genius'. Peter West. The Denis Compton Trust 1989. Limited edition no. 228/500 signed by Richard and Nicholas Compton. In slip case. VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1371:
Lot 1371
'A Bibliography of Cricket'. E.W. Padwick. London 1977. First Edition. Only 750 copies were printed. Original dustwrapper in very good condition. Loosely inserted is a handwritten two page letter on Guildhall Library letterhead dated 15th September 1975, from E.W. Padwick thanking the correspondent, Mr Cohen, for 'further information... I have not had time to incorporate the new details in my bibliography yet', and describes the publisher's plans to publish 'at the beginning of the 1976 season' etc. Sold with 'Padwick's Bibliography of Cricket' Volume II. Compiled by Eley & Griffiths. London 1991. Good/ very condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £50
Lot 1372:
Lot 1372
'Great Cricketers. The Age of Grace & Trumper'. Compiled by George Beldam, jnr. Boundary Books, Cheshire 2000. Limited edition no. 152 of 548, signed by Cornelia Beldam. Short listed for the Cricket Society Book of the Year in 2000. Water staining to front cover and lower page edges, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £55
Lot 1373:
Lot 1373
'Wisden Cricketers of the Year'. Simon Wilde. London 2013. Green leatherbound limited edition in slipcase, this being number 39 of 150 copies produced. Gilt titles to front cover and spine, gilt to page edges. Signed in ink by the ten listed players of the year, David Gower, Mike Brearley, Brian Close, Derek Underwood, Bob Willis, Ted Dexter, Dennis Amiss, Graham Gooch, Claire Taylor and Andrew Strauss. Very good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £75
Lot 1374:
Lot 1374
'Cricket Books. Great Collectors of the Past'. Irving Rosenwater. Privately printed by J.G. Eccles, Inverness for the Author 1976. Nine portraits. Full green leather with gilt to top edge. Limited edition number 60 of 200 copies of which 190 were for sale, signed by Rosenwater. Some wear to covers, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £65
Lot 1375:
Lot 1375
'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 185. 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. Some water staining to the slipcase, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £180/250
Hammer price: £150
Lot 1376:
Lot 1376
'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 185 of 212 copies produced, signed by Mike Brearley, President of the MCC. Each set is housed in a quarter leather book box with slipcase. Slight wear to the slipcase, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £180/250
Hammer price: £150
Lot 1377:
Lot 1377
E.W. Padwick. 'A Bibliography of Cricket', first edition 1977. Hardback with good original dustwrapper. Sold with 'Padwick's Bibilography of Cricket Vol II', compiled by Stephen Ely and Peter Griffiths, London 1991, and 'The Gibbs Guide to Items not in Padwick', compiled by Stephen W Gibbs, Christopher Saunders, second edition 2004. Qty 3. G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £45
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Lot 1378
'My Dear Victorious Stod. A Biography of A.E. Stoddart'. D. Frith. New Malden, privately printed 1970. Signed limited edition number 21/400. Good original dustwrapper. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £15
Lot 1379:
Lot 1379
'Long Innings- The Autobiography'. Sir Pelham Warner. London 1951. Quarter leather. Gilt to top edges, other pages uncut. Limited edition of 260, this being number 98. Signed in ink by Warner. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
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Lot 1380
'Peter May. A Biography'. Alan Hill. London 1996. Foreword by Denis Compton. Limited edition bound in full leather, gilt to top edge, in slip case. Limited edition of 25 copies, signed by Mrs Virginia May, Colin Cowdrey and the author, this being number 'E', an unsold copy published for the author and publisher. VG
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1381:
Lot 1381
'Botham. My Autobiography'. Boundary Books 1994. Leather bound edition limited to 102 copies to commemorate the number of Botham's Test matches. This copy is number 8, with details of his 80th Test, against West Indies, Kingston 1980 on the limitation page which is signed by Botham. Also signed by Mike Brearley to page eleven. Marbled end papers, gilt to page edges. In slipcase. Very good condition - cricket
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £130
Lot 1382:
Lot 1382
W.G. Grace. Four titles relating to Grace. 'The Graces (E.M., W.G. & G.F.)'. A.G. Powell and S. Canynge Capel, 1948. Limited edition no. 407/1000 with good dustwrapper. 'Cricket', W.G. Grace, Bristol 1891. 'W.G. Cricketing Reminiscences & Personal Recollections'. W.G. Grace, London 1899. Slight breaking to rear internal hinge. 'The Memorial Biography of Dr W.G. Grace'. Lord Hawke, Harris and Home Gordon. London 1919. Overall in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £35
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'The History of Derbyshire County Cricket Club'. John Shawcroft. Christopher Helm series 1989. Original blue boards. Autographed limited edition of 200 copies, this being number 32. Ink signatures of fourteen Derbyshire Captains 1949-1995 on official printed insert laid down to inside cover. Signatures include Skinner, Vaulkhard, Willatt, Carr, Buxton, Barlow, Steele, Wood, Barnett etc. In official slip case. Plus a letter on 'Pope Machinery' letterhead dated 28th August 1984, which has been signed by five members of the Pope family, the brothers Alfred, George, Eric, Harold and Tony Pope, with a business card signed by Alfred. VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £50
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'The Official History of Surrey County Cricket Club'. David Lemmon. Helm Publishing. London 1989. Limited edition of 200 numbered copies, this being number 5. Signed to facing title page by nine cricketers from the outstanding Surrey team of the 1950's. Signatures are May, A. & E. Bedser, Surridge, Constable, Subba Row, Barton, Cox and Willett. In slip-case. VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £48
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Lot 1385
'The Noble Game of Cricket. Illustrated & Described from the Collection of Sir Jeremiah Colman, Bt. at Gatton Park, Surrey'. London 1941. Original green boards, with gilt titles to front and spine, gilt to top edge. Contains 100 plates of cricketing scenes with accompanying descriptions from the Collection. Limited edition of 150. Minor faults to covers and spine, internally in very good condition. Rare
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £320
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Lot 1386
Cricket histories. Nine facsimile reprint titles published by J.W. McKenzie. 'Some Recollections of Cricket', Lord Charles J.E. Russell ( published 1979) limited edition no. 16/100. 'Rules & Instructions for Playing at the Game of Cricket', T. Boxall (1981), limited edition no. 40/150. 'The Australians in England 1884' (1984) limited edition no. 104/150.'Lillywhite's Illustrated Hand-book of Cricket', A Cantab (1988). 'The Third Australian Team in England' (1989). 'Recollections of Lord's and the Marylebone Cricket Club', William H. Slatter (1989). 'The Australians in England 1902' (1993). 'The 1899 Australians in England', P. Sharpham (1997). 'With the M.C.C. in Australia', Major Philip Trevor (published 1999). VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £75
Lot 1387:
Lot 1387
'Lord's A Celebration in Pictures'. Andrew Strauss. London 2014. Published to celebrate the bicentenary of Lord's. Bound in blue quarter leather with blue cloth. Limited edition of 200 copies, this being number 63. Signed by Strauss. Presented in a bespoke blue cloth box with raised lettering, made by a previous vendor. VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £55
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'Test Cricket Captains'. David Lemmon. London 1992. Signed to pen pictures by seventy Test Captains, some signatures on pieces laid down. Signatures include R.E.S. Wyatt, Ken Cranston, George Mann, Donald Carr, Colin Cowdrey, Ted Dexter, Brian Close, Tom Graveney, Ray Illingworth, Don Bradman, Bill Brown, Arthur Morris, Ian Johnson, Ray Lindwall, Richie Benaud, Neil Harvey, Bob Simpson, Peter van der Merwe, Walter Hadlee, Bert Sutcliffe, John Reid, Garry Sobers, Rohan Kanhi, Clive Lloyd, Nawab of Pataudi, Sunil Gavaskar, Gundappa Viswanath, Javed Burki, Hanif Mohammad, Mushtaq Mohammad, Javed Miandad, Imran Khan etc. Dustwrapper. G/VG
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £120
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Lot 1389
'Australian Cricket. The Game and the Players'. Jack Pollard. London 1982. Approximately one hundred and forty signatures, mainly Australian cricketers, the majority on pieces and labels laid down to the player's entry and to the rear endpaper. Signatures include Alderman, Alley, Benaud, Boon, Booth, Border, Bradman, Brown, G. Chappell, I. Chappell, Davidson, Edwards, Gleeson, Hamence, Hassett, Hogg, Howell, Johnson, Johnston, Jones, Kline, Langley, Lawson, Lillee, Loxton, McKenzie, Miller, Morris, O'Reilly, Ponsford, Simpson, Tribe, Walters, S. Waugh, M. Waugh, Woodfull etc. Dustwrapper. G
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £160
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Lot 1390
'The Complete Who's Who of Test Cricketers'. Christopher Martin-Jenkins. London 1987. Comprises approximately three hundred and seventy cricketers, some on pieces laid down, some copies. Also signed to the title page by Martin-Jenkins. Players' signatures include Appleyard, Botham, Brearley, Cowdrey, Cranston, Denness, Dexter, D'Oliveira, Evans, Flavell, Gover, Graveney, Greig, Hayes, Simpson, M.J.K. Smith, Statham, Steele, Subba Row, Tattersall, Tyson, Washbrook (England), Archer, Benaud, Booth, Bradman, Hamence, Harvey, Johnson, Johnston, Lawry, Lindwall, Loxton, Miller, Morris, Noblet, Ring, Toshack, Tribe (Australia), Bacher, Barlow, Endean, Fellows-Smith, Pithey, G. Pollock , Proctor, Richards (South Africa), Camacho, Cameron, Garner, Greenidge, Headley, Hunte, Kanhai, Marshall, Pairaudeau, Ramadhin, Sobers, Valentine, Walcott, Weekes (West Indies), Congdon, J. Crowe, M. Crowe, Dempster, R. Hadlee, W. Hadlee, Playle, Sutcliffe (New Zealand), Bedi, Borde, Chandrasekhar, Doshi, Engineer, Gavaskar, Mankad, Pataudi, Vishwanath (India), Alim-ud-Din, Asif Iqbal, Hanif Mohammad, Ijaz Butt, Intikhab Alam, Javed Miandad, Mushtaq Mohammad (Pakistan), De Silva, Dias Ranatunga, Wettimuny (Sri Lanka) etc. Dustwrapper. G/VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £95
Lot 1391:
Lot 1391
'ABC Guide to Australian Test Cricketers'. Rick Smith. London 1994. Original soft back. Signed to the player profiles either to the page or on label laid down by approximately eighty Australian Test cricketers, with the signature of Don Bradman on card laid down to title page. Signatures include Terry Alderman, Richie Benaud, Bill Brown, Ian Chappell, Bob Cowper, Pat Crawford, Alan Davidson, Ron Hamence, Neil Harvey, Kim Hughes, Merv Hughes, John Inverarity, Ian Johnson, Bill Johnston, Bill Lawry, Dennis Lillee, Ray Lindwall, Sam Loxton, Bob Massie, Keith Miller, Arthur Morris, Geoff Noblet, Doug Ring, Bob Simpson, Jeff Thomson, George Tribe, Shane Warne, Mark and Steve Waugh etc. G/VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £60
Lot 1392:
Lot 1392
'A Who's Who of Lancashire County Cricket Club 1865-1990'. Robert Brooke and David Goodyear. Breedon Books, Derby 1991. Over two hundred and seventy signatures signed to the player profiles and endpapers, either signed to the page or on label laid down. Some signatures duplicated, some photocopies. Original signatures include Ken Higgs, Brian Statham, Frank Hayes, John Abrahams, Michael Atherton, Bob Barber, Bill Barron, Bob Berry, Roy Collins, Ken Cranston, Jack Dyson, Ken Grieves, Ken Higgs, Jim Hilton, David Hughes, Lionel Lister, Peter Lever, Clive Lloyd, David Lloyd, Peter Marner, Norman Oldfield, Harry Pilling, Winston Place, Geoff Pullar, Sonny Ramadhin, Bill Roberts, Jack Simmons, Roy Tattersall, Cyril Washbrook, Len Wilkinson, Alan Wilson, Barry Wood etc. Some wear and repairs to dustwrapper, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £70
Lot 1393:
Lot 1393
'The History of Surrey County Cricket Club'. David Lemmon. Christopher Helm 1989. Original hardback with dustwrapper. Over one hundred and fifty signatures signed throughout to the pages and on pieces laid down, with an album page for the 1961 team, and an official sheet for 'County Champions 1952-1956' laid down to the endpapers. Some duplication, the odd photocopy. Signatures include Stuart Surridge, Peter May, Alec and Eric Bedser, Tony Lock, Ken Barrington, Micky Stewart, Arthur McIntyre, Alf Gover, Bob Gregory, Stan Squires, Jim Laker, Raman Subba Row, Pat Pocock, Roger Knight, Geoff Arnold, Graham Roope, Monte Lynch, Roy Swetman, John Edrich etc. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £70
Lot 1394:
Lot 1394
'A Who's Who of Yorkshire County Cricket Club'. Tony Woodhouse. Breedon Books 1992. Original hardback with dustwrapper. Signed by the author. Over two hundred and fifty signatures signed throughout to the player profiles and endpapers and on pieces laid down. Some duplication, the odd photocopy. Original signatures include Bob Appleyard, Ron Aspinall, David Bairstow, Eric Barraclough, Harold Beaumont, Jimmy Binks, Brian Bolus, Roy Booth, Bill Bowes, Geoff Boycott, Horace Brearley, Phil Carrick, Brian Close, Ron Eckersley, John Hampshire, Ray Illingworth, Ted Lester, Martyn Moxon, Chris Old, Doug Padgett, Stanley Raper, Ellis Robinson, Brian Sellers, Bill Sutcliffe, Fred Trueman, Cyril Turner, Willie Watson, Don Wilson, Sachin Tendulkar etc. G/VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £110
Lot 1395:
Lot 1395
'England Cricket Legends Since 1946'. Dean P. Hayes. Stroud 2002. Original hardback. Signed to the player profile or on label laid down by fifty two of the sixty featured players. Signatures include Amiss, Atherton, Bailey, A. Bedser, Botham, Brearley, Close, Compton, Cowdrey, Denness, Dexter, D'Oliveira, J. Edrich, Evans, Gatting, Gooch, Gower, Graveney, Greig, Hussain, Illingworth, Snow, Statham, A. Stewart, Titmus, Trueman, Tyson, Washbrook, Willis etc. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £40
Lot 1396:
Lot 1396
'The Immortals'. The Book of New Zealand Test Players'. Paul Verdon. Auckland 2006. Limited edition number 412 of 665 copies, signed by the author and by 'every living former and present Test player able to complete the exercise'. One hundred and seventy signatures to dedicated decade pages. Signatures include W. Hadlee, Kerr, Tindall, Rabone, Reid, Snedden, Alabaster, Blair, Dempster, MacGibbon, Meale, Cameron, Congdon, D. Hadlee, Howarth, Pollard, G. Turner, Vivian, L.Cairns, Chatfield, Edgar, R. Hadlee, Parker, J. Wright, C. Cairns, Greatbatch, M. Crowe, Morrison, Rutherford, Astle, Fleming, Larsen, Nash, Parore, Spearman, Vettori, Oram etc. In slip case. VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £240
Lot 1397:
Lot 1397
'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: £40
Lot 1398:
Lot 1398
'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 1399:
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'Cricket'. W.G. Grace. J.W. Arrowsmith, Bristol and Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. London 1891. Original green cloth, with gilt titles to front board and spine. With inscription to front end paper 'With the Publisher's kind regards 11/6/91 (11th June 1891) and nicely signed in ink by W.G. Grace. The book was presented to Mr Ronald L. Elliott, a cricket writer for the Bristol Evening Post, in 1950 as a thank you from Edgar M. Grace, E.M. Grace's son for writing a biography of W.G. Grace's brother, G.F. Grace, which was published in the newspaper. The book with wear and discolouration to the rear board, minor break to the base of the front internal hinge and nick to light yellow front end page. Inside the book Elliott found a rare original menu for the Dinner held to celebrate the completion and publication of the book 'Cricket' which he wrote with the assistance of W. Methven Brownlee. The Dinner was held at Glena House, Bristol on the 2nd May 1891. The front and rear covers of the menu are based on the actual covers of the book itself The Dinner was attended by fourteen guests including W.G. Grace, Brownlee, Arrowsmith, the publisher, fellow cricketers, J.A. Bush, J.J. Ferris, C. Strachen, other guests include H.W. Gibbs, a Bristol Sheriff, I.M. Dunlop, a Restaurateur, E.G. Clarke, a Solicitor etc. The book and menu sold with a typed page from Ronald Elliott of the Bristol Evening Post detailing the provenance of the book and a handwritten two page letter, on 'Park House, Thornbury, Bristol' headed paper, dated 5th October 1950 from Edgar M. Grace regarding the writing of the G.F. Grace biography 'May I take this opportunity to compliment you on your effort and say how much I appreciate it' plus various related newspaper cuttings. A rarely seen publisher's presentation edition of 'Cricket' signed by Grace, a very rare Dinner menu of the book's launch, only previously seen and sold once by the auctioneer and excellent provenance
Estimate: £500/700
Hammer price: £480
The Dinner menu with colour pictorial covers showing the book front cover and spine to front and the back cover with the book back cover and cameo pictures of Grace and Brownlee (?). To inside pages are the menu and table plan. The menu is written in humourous 'Playne Englysh'. Examples of this include 'Ye Ordere of ye Feastte at ye housen of Glena..... Ye Souppe. Ffrom ye pungent Tomato, Ye Fysche. Ye Salmone, ffrom ye loved River offe ye Severne, to which is added ye Cucumber.... Ye Dinner will be served after ye mannere of ye Russian people. Ye Guestes are bydden to eate after ye Hungarie mannere. This Bille of ye fare is drawn in playne Englysh, without any cloake of Frenche or other foreyne tongue, for the saddle and sobere comforte of friendes, and that they maye knowe what they are asked to ackcepte.' Gilt edges to menu.
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'Cricket'. W.G. Grace. J.W. Arrowsmith, Bristol and Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. London 1891. A very rare presentation copy with handwritten inscription 'With the author's compliments' and nicely signed by W.G. Grace. The book in stunning contemporary presentation binding by G.T. Bagguley, Newcastle, Staffordshire. Dark green full calf, the front, back and spine finely tooled with elaborate borders onlaid in caramel coloured calf. Bright red cricket balls motifs to the centre and in each corner, bright red title shield label to spine 'Cricket' W.G. Grace'. Wonderful gaufferred page block edges, finely tooled turn-ins and swirling marbled endpapers. The front board has, apparently, been rehinged and a little skilful restoration work carried out to the spine. A truly unique and magnificent Grace item
Estimate: £1000/1500
Hammer price: £3600
The best known book by Grace, this was just as much the work of W. Methven Brownlee, as Grace acknowledges at the beginning of the book. Brownlee had written the first biography of Grace four years earlier Grace presentation copies are rare. In the signed limited edition of 652 copies, only 1-1 were designated as presentation copies, as opposed to merely being signed by Grace. Presentation copies of this trade edition are truly rare. Definition of gauffering: The edges of a book, usually gilded, which have been decorated further by means of heated finishing tools or rolls which indent small repeating patterns. Gauffering is most successful on a book printed on hard paper and gilt solid. It may be done directly on the gold, or by laying a different coloured gold over the first, and tooling over the top gold, leaving the pattern in the new gold impressed. The term comes from the French word for honeycomb: gaufre
Lot 1401:
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'The Complete Cricketer', Albert E. Knight 1906. Original red boards with titles in gilt, photographic illustrations. . Nicely signed to front endpaper 'W.G. Grace' and dated '1906'. This was W.G. Grace's copy and was previously sold in Bearne's auction of 'Cricketing Books from the collection of W.G. Grace' in 1996 as lot 64. Sold with a copy of the Bearne's auction catalogue, a printed invoice for the book and several newspaper articles regarding the sale. Good condition
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1402:
Lot 1402
'Cricket'. W.G. Grace. Bristol 1891. Leather bound limited edition, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. Original black boards with gilt lettering, somewhat worn. Limited de luxe edition of 652 numbered copies, signed by the author Grace, this being number 114. Handwritten inscription in ink to title page, 'O.P. Lancashire received this book April 18th 1891'. Some bleeding to the inscription, the book in good/ very good condition throughout
Estimate: £350/450
Hammer price: £300
Subscriber number 114 was Oswald Philip Lancashire, Cambridge University & Lancashire 1878-1888. He was President of Lancashire C.C.C. 1923-24
Lot 1403:
Lot 1403
'The Jubilee Book of Cricket'. K.S. Ranjitsinhji. Edinburgh 1897. Limited edition of 350 copies signed by Ranjitsinhji, this being number 146. Hand made paper, edges untrimmed. Original board covers. Staining and ageing to boards, internally in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £550
Lot 1404:
Lot 1404
Cricket fiction. A good selection of cricket fiction books. Books include 'Malleson at Melbourne', William Godfrey, London 1956, 'The Devil in Woodford Wells'. Harold Hobson 1946, 'Out in the Glare'. G. Appleby Terrill, 'The Abbeygate Cricket Cup' Alfred Edgar 1929, 'England Their England' A.G. McDonnell 1937, 'The Match' Romesh Gunesekera 2006, 'The Friendly Game' William Godfrey 1957, 'Netherland' Joseph O'Neill 2008, 'Half of the Human Race' Anthony Quinn 2011, 'Mortimer Also' Jo Rice 1968, 'A Sky-Blue Life', Maurice Moiseiwitsch, Surrey 1956 etc. Some with dustwrappers. In two boxes. Qty 57. Good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £140
Lot 1405:
Lot 1405
West Indies biographies. Four titles, each signed by the subject or author. 'At the Crease with Garry Sobers: His Partnerships in Test Cricket', Keith A.P. Sandiford, London 2001. Limited edition no. 39/160 signed by Sobers and the author. 'Desmond Haynes. Lion of Barbados', Rob Steen, London 1993 signed by Haynes. Hitting Across the Line', Viv Richards, London 1991 signed by Richards. 'Brian Lara. Cricket's Troubled Genius', Brian Scovell, Stroud 2007, signed by the author G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
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Lot 1406
Australia biographies. Six titles each signed by the subject or author. 'Mark Waugh. The Biography', James Knight, London 2002, signed by Waugh. 'Lambs to the Slaughter', Graham Yallop, Victoria 1979, signed by Yallop. 'Farewell to Cricket', Don Bradman, London 1950, signature of Bradman to label laid down. Some loss to dustwrapper. 'Thommo', David Frith 1980, signed by Thomson and Frith. 'Anything But... An Autobiography', Richie Benaud, London 1998, signed by Benaud. 'Ponting at the Close of Play', Ricky Ponting, London 2013, signed by Ponting. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £75
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Lot 1407
England player biographies. Nine titles each signed by the subject or author. 'Tom Graveney. The Biography', Christopher Sandford, London 1992, signed by Graveney. 'Hooked on Opening', Alan Jones, Gomer Press 1984, signed by Jones. 'Fast Fury', Freddie Trueman, London 1961, signed by Trueman. Loss to dustwrapper. 'Follow On', E.W. Swanton, London 1997, signed by Len Hutton. 'Playing for England', Denis Compton, London 1948. Wear and loss to dustwrapper. 'From Bradman to Boycott. The Master Batsmen', Ted Dexter, London 1981, signed by Dexter. 'Following On', Alec and Eric Bedser, London 1954, signed by both Bedsers. 'Cricket Today', Colin Cowdrey, London 1961, signed by Cowdrey. 'I Don't Bruise Easily', Brian Close, London 1978, signed by Close. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1408:
Lot 1408
Cricket biographies 1970s/1990s. Nineteen biographies and autobiographies, each signed by the featured player. Subjects are David Gower, Jack Simmons, Derek Underwood, Graham Dilley, Bob Willis, Chris Cowdrey, Ian Botham, Geoff Boycott, Glenn Turner, Derek Randall, Dennis Amiss, David Bairstow, Graham Gooch, Mike Gatting, Bob Woolmer and Andrew Strauss. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £70
Lot 1409:
Lot 1409
Cricket histories. Nine titles, each signed by the author. Titles include 'Northampton Club Cricket. A Centenary History', Gil Sibley 1986. 'Next Man In', Gerald Brodribb 1985, 'Runs in the Memory', Stephen Chalke 1998. 'Eton & Harrow at Lord's Sine 1805', Robert Titchener-Barrett 1996. 'Cricket's Silver Lining 1864-1914', David Rayvern Allen 1987. 'The Hunt For Peace', Khadim Hussain Baloch, Karachi 1997 etc. G/VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: withdrawn
Lot 1410:
Lot 1410
Cricket biographies and histories. Eight biographies, each signed by the subject. Subjects are Dickie Bird, Geoff Boycott, Andrew Strauss, Michael Vaughan, Fred Trueman, Graham Dilley and Farokh Engineer. Sold with a further fifteen unsigned titles. Qty 23. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £15
Lot 1411:
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Large format cricket books c1900. 'The Book of Cricket- A New Gallery of Famous Players'. Edited by C.B. Fry. London 1899. Original decorative covers. Minor ageing, otherwise in very good condition. 'Famous Cricketers and Cricket Grounds 1895'. Edited by C.W. Alcock. London 1895. Lacking title page and index. Wear to covers, lacking spine, otherwise in good condition. 'Cricket of To-Day and Yesterday'. Volumes I & II. Subscription Illustrated Edition. Percy Cross-Standing. London 1902. Original hardback pictorial covers. Minor wear to covers, otherwise in good condition. Qty
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £25
Lot 1412:
Lot 1412
Cricket biographies and autobiographies. Box comprising thirty biographies signed by the subject and/ or author. Titles include 'Bumper'. Keith Miller and R.S. Whitington. London 1953. Nicely signed and inscribed by Miller to title page 'To Arthur (Wheat), Best Wishes Keith Miller'. Excellent dustwrapper. Damage with small loss to page edges to two pages (61-64) otherwise in very good condition. 'The Skipper. A Biographer of Wilf Wooller', Andrew Hignell, signed by the author and Wooller. Signatures to other biographies include Ali Bacher, Denis Compton, Colin Ingleby-Mackenzie, Tom Graveney etc. G/VG
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £70
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Lot 1413
The Ashes. Four titles including 'England v Australia. The Story of the Test Matches from 1874-1904'. J.N. Pentelow. Bristol 1895. 'How we Recovered the Ashes'. P.F. Warner. London 1904. Some wear to decorative covers. 'Anglo Australian Cricket 1862-1926'. Percy Cross Standing. 1926. 'The Fight for the Ashes 1928/29'. M.A. Noble. London 1929. Generally good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £30
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Lot 1414
Cricket histories. Five titles including 'Jerks in from Short Leg'. Quid (R.A. Fitzgerald). London 1866. Slight breaking to page block. 'Kings of Cricket', Richard Daft, Bristol 1893. 'With Bat and Ball'. George Giffen. London 1898. 'Talks with Old English Cricketers'. A.W. Pullin (Old Ebor). Edinburgh 1900. 'The Walkers of Southgate. A Famous Brotherhood of Cricketers', W.A. Bettesworth, London 1900. All with original decorative covers, nice bright gilt titles, and in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £50
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Lot 1415
'The History of Kennington and its Neighbourhood, with Chapters on Cricket Past and Present'. H.H. Montgomery. London 1889. Slight breaking to internal hinges, otherwise in good condition. Sold with 'The County Cricket Championship 1873-1896', R.S. Holmes, Bristol 1897. Bound in blue cloth lacking original wrappers. 'Cricket Drill and Training', A.O.D., London 1904. 'Our Cricketers Past & Present', Published by A.D. Jones 1896. Appears to comprise the six original parts featuring county cricketers and teams. Bound as one volume lacking original wrappers. G/VG. Qty 4
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
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Lot 1416
Good box of cricket titles including 'A Mother's Son', B. & C.B. Fry, London 1907. 'Great Batsmen. Their Methods at a Glance'. George W. Beldam and Charles B. Fry, London 1905. 'The Memorial Biography of Dr. W.G. Grace', Lord Hawke, Lord Harris, Sir Home Gordon, London 1919. 'Recollections and Reminiscences', Lord Hawke, London 1924, Second Impression. My Cricketing Life', P.F. Warner, London 1921. 'Twenty Four Years of Cricket', Arthur A. Lilley, London 1912. 'Peter Steele. The Cricketer', Horace G. Hutchinson, Bristol 1895. 'Alfred Shaw. Cricketer, his Career and Reminiscences', A.W. Pullin ("Old Ebor"), London 1902. 'Cricket on the Brain' 1905 (two copies) and 'Cricket at the Breakfast Table' 1909. M.C.C., illustrations by 'Gil' etc. Mixed condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £170
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Lot 1417
The Ashes. Titles include 'Test Cricket. A Unique Record of England v Australia Matches (1877-1921)', compiled by William P.H. Sparks, London 1921. 'Gilligan's Men', M.A. Noble, London 1925. 'Those Ashes- The Australian tour of 1926', M.A. Noble, London 1927. 'The Fight for the Ashes 1932/33', Jack Hobbs, London 1933. Mixed condition. Sold with approximately fifty books relating to Ashes series and tours 1950s-2000s in two boxes. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £45
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Lot 1418
W.G. Grace biographies. 'Cricket', W.G. Grace, Bristol 1891. 'The Memorial Biography of Dr W.G. Grace'. Lord Hawke, Harris and Home Gordon. London 1919. 'The Chronicle of W.G.'. J.R. Webber. Nottingham 1998. Original stiffened wrappers. Limited edition of 200 copies, this being number 8. Signed by Webber. Generally good condition. Also 'The History of a Hundred Centuries'. W.G. Grace, edited by W. Yardley, London 1895. Wear and worm damage. Qty 4
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £35
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Lot 1419
'The Bradman Albums'. Queen Anne Press, London 1987. First edition, Volumes I & II. Cloth covers, gilt titles to fronts and spines. Slip case. Minor marks to slip case, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £15/25
Hammer price: £5
Lot 1420:
Lot 1420
Yorkshire signed biographies. Five titles, each signed by the player. 'How to Become a First Class Batsman', Herbert Sutcliffe, Leeds 1949. Slight breaking to page block. 'The Freddie Trueman Story', Freddie Trueman, London 1965. Small tape repairs to dustwrapper. 'Great Campaigns', Norman Yardley, London 1950. 'Fifty Years in Cricket', Len Hutton, London 1984. 'Bringing Home the Ashes. Winning With England', Joe Root, London 2015. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
Lot 1421:
Lot 1421
Signed cricket biographies. Eight titles, each signed by the subject. 'Cricketing Days', Bill Edrich, London 1950. 'Many a Slip. Colin Ingleby-Mackenzie, London 1962. 'Parson's Pitch', David Sheppard, London 1964. Signature on label laid down. Good dustwrapper. 'Flying Bails', Brian Statham, London 1961. Tape repair to dustwrapper. 'Playing for England', Denis Compton, London 1948. Some wear, pages a little loose. Other subjects are Imran Khan, Les Jackson and Allan Lamb. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £20
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Lot 1422
Two boxes of cricket books, magazines etc. A good selection of biographies and histories, the majority cricket with some other sports. Two titles signed, 'Just My Story', Len Hutton, London 1956, dustwrapper with some wear and tear. 'I'll Spin You a Tale', Eric Hollies, London 1955. Also a bound volume of 'Famous Cricketers and Cricket Grounds 1895' edited by C.W. Alcock. Subjects of biographies include Douglas Jardine, Fred Trueman, John Snow, David Steele, Plum Warner, Frank Woolley, Godfrey Evans, Jack Hobbs etc. Other sports include horse racing, golf, rugby league etc. Also includes a selection of Raphael Tuck postcards including two 'A Coming Cricketer' series, and two horse racing. Three official programmes from the 1948 London Olympics for Athletics events at Wembley on 30th July, 4th August and 6th August etc. Some books damp stained, generally fair to good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £80
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'Famous Cricketers and Cricket Grounds'. C.W. Alcock 1895. Complete set of eighteen individual issues, all with original wrappers. Rusting to staples, otherwise in good condition. Sold with an original copy of 'The Times M.C.C. Number' for 25th May 1937, 24pp supplement dedicated to cricket. Some ageing. Also an original copy of the 'Daily Sketch', 19th August 1926 with reports and pictures on England's Ashes victory. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £20
Lot 1424:
Lot 1424
Australia tour to England 1948. Four original copies of the Illustrated London News for June 5th, Jun 19th, July 17th and August 21st 1948, each featuring pictures and/or reports on the 1948 Ashes series. Also an issue for 10th March 1951 with a report of England's Test victory in Australia. Sold with an original copy of 'The Sphere' for 2nd November 1946 with a report on the M.C.C. match against Western Australia at Perth. Qty 6. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £25
Lot 1425:
Lot 1425
'Playing With Fire'. Nasser Hussain. London 2004. Signed to the title page by Hussain. Dustwrapper. VG.
Estimate: £12/18
Hammer price: unsold
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'P.F. Warner's Cricket Record 1888-1919'. F.S. Ashley-Cooper 1919. A unique manuscript comprising 233 pages of Warner's individual scores, averages, season by season statistics and summaries, all handwritten in his immaculate writing style in black and red ink, and bound by Ashley-Cooper for Warner. The period covers Warner's time at Harrison College in Barbados, Rugby School, Oxford University and his career playing for Middlesex and England, also minor and miscellaneous matches. The book is bound in black leather with gilt title to front and spine, raised bands to spine and marbled endpapers. Recorded in Padwick as 8196. Tipped in to the front is a handwritten letter to Warner from Ashley-Cooper dated 15th September 1919, 'You will find the statistics about which you enquired- and also a few others- in the accompanying note-book, which I should be glad if you would kindly accept. I have written to an old cricket correspondent in Bardados for details of your performances at Harrison College, & these shall be forwarded to you as soon as they reach me' (the entry on page three for Harrison College being blank.) Nicely signed 'Yours, F.S. Ashley-Cooper'. Bookplate of A.E. Winder to inside front cover. Excellent condition
Estimate: £800/1200
Hammer price: £2400
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'Hints on Slow Round Bowling'. David Buchanan 1894. Six page booklet of an article which originally appeared as the last eight pages of Buchanan's 'The Rugby Cricket Club its Rise and Progress from 1844 to 1894' (Padwick 2815), but not recorded by Padwick in this standalone form. The article gives detailed advice on slow bowling with emphasis on straightness, pitch, pace, precision and spin, and ends with Buchanan's bowling analyses for Gentlemen v Players matches at Lord's and The Oval 1868 to 1874, and Gentlemen of England and Free Forester matches v The Universities 1864 to 1879. Stored in a modern pale green cloth slipcase. Foxing to pages, otherwise in very good condition. Rare
Estimate: £300/500
Hammer price: unsold
Buchanan played 62 first class matches and many for Warwickshire pre first class. His best bowling was 9-82 for Gentlemen v Players at The Oval in 1868. He declined an invitation to tour Australia with the 1878/79 team at the age of forty eight
Lot 1428:
Lot 1428
'Heywood's Cricketers' Guide Being A Complete Manual of the Game of Cricket' for 1873, 1879 and 1894. With illustrations. John Heywood, Manchester 1873 etc. The 1873 edition in small format, 36pp with original beige printed wrappers. The 1879 'new edition', 30pp, larger format with original blue printed paper wrappers. 1894 larger format, 24pp, original beige printed paper wrappers. The three editions contained loose in modern hinged box with green quarter leather and cloth. Odd faults, some wear to spines of the 1873 and 1879, otherwise in good condition. Rare
Estimate: £400/600
Hammer price: unsold
The annual started life in 1863 and ended in 1896 with nine issues being produced intermittently in 23 years. They are difficult to date. The 1873 can be dated by the announcement on the inside front cover, the 1879 is dated to the front cover, and the date of the 1894 is based on the 'laws as revised' on page 3. The contents are similar, but the illustrations vary. Five illustrations appear in the edition for 1873 (of batting and bowling positions and field placing) and the laws of cricket and instructions on how to play. The 1879 has two full page illustrations of fielding positions and batting and bowling actions, and the 1894 retains the illustrations of field positions, but scatters the batting and bowling illustrations through the text
Lot 1429:
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'Memento of Arthur Shrewsbury's Last Match'. William Frederick Grundy. Nottingham 1904. Bound in tan cloth with original paper wrappers retained. Dedication in ink to original inside front cover, to 'A.D. Taylor Esq with Mr Grundy's compliments 5th March 1904. Bookplate of J.W. Goldman and owner's name 'R.N. Jones' handwritten to the inside of the rebind cover. A nice copy in very good condition
Estimate: £300/500
Hammer price: £800
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Lot 1430
'William Scotton, The Celebrated Nottinghamshire Cricketer. His Cricket Career from commencement to the present time'. Compiled by C.H. Richards. G. Richards, Nottingham 1889. Bound in red leather with marbled boards. Original front wrapper retained, appears to be lacking the original rear wrapper. A scarce copy in very good condition
Estimate: £300/500
Hammer price: £240
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John Wisden's Cricketers' Note Book 1907. Edited by F.S. Ashley-Cooper. London 1907. 219pp. Small book in original red cloth wrappers containing a diary, laws of cricket and miscellaneous records. Small loss to lower spine, some wear to original front wrapper and fading to titles otherwise in good condition. Rare
Estimate: £300/400
Hammer price: £260
Lot 1432:
Lot 1432
John Wisden's Cricketers' Note Book 1908. Edited by F.S. Ashley-Cooper. London 1908. 204pp. Small book in original red cloth wrappers containing a diary, laws of cricket and miscellaneous records. Slight fading to titles otherwise in very good condition. Rare
Estimate: £300/400
Hammer price: £280
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'Krekt Kard for the Komik Kriket Karnival on the Marple Klub Ground [Manchester]'. Original and unusual four page programme for a carnival cricket match, possibly in fancy dress, held on 18th September 1909 in aid of the 'Marple Kripples Home'. The programme comprises printed handwritten titles and illustrations to the front cover and similarly drawn advertising to the remaining three pages. Below the title are listed two 'Komik Kuts' (teams) with players appearing as characters such as Little John, Robin Hood, Weary Willie, Tired Tim, John Bull etc. Tipped in to modern blue cloth. Some wear and creasing with small tape repairs
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1434:
Lot 1434
'Mr Biddle's Cricket Match'. W.J. Melhuish. Simpkin, Marshall 1884. 32pp of comic sketches describing a match between 'Chorlton Incapables' and 'The Drovers'. Tipped in to modern blue cloth with incorrect title to spine. Lacking original front paper wrapper, rear wrapper retained. Padwick 6884. Some soiling to original rear wrapper, odd tears and losses which have been expertly repaired, otherwise in good condition. Scarce
Estimate: £180/250
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1435:
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'Peakodde, Bailzie pseud The Pump: ane righte lamentable dirge composit be Bailzie Peakodde, poet laureate to ye Cricket Club; rendered into modern verse by Dr. Minch'. 1835. Thirty three stanzas, each of four lines, of comic verse relating to Glasgow Cricket Club comprising a humorous account of trickery to prevent a Glasgow player turning out in a match against Perth. Bound in tan leather and green cloth with original wrappers retained. Bookplates of J.W. Goldman and E.D.R. Eagar to inside front cover. Also includes two letters loosely inserted, one a two page handwritten letter from Dr Lang Stevenson dated 24th January 1948 to Goldman, the other a typed copy of Goldman's reply, both of which appear to relate to 'The Pump'. Also inserted is a two page handwritten note about the match that inspired the poem. Padwick 3259, records that only twenty three copies were printed, and is the earliest known book published on cricket in Scotland. Minor soiling to original wrappers, otherwise in very good condition. Rare
Estimate: £800/1200
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1436:
Lot 1436
'Nottingham County Cricket Matches from 1865 to 1877'. Compiled and published by F.G. Spybey, Nottingham 1878. Also 'Spybey's Annual Register of Nottingham County Cricket Matches' for 1878 (second edition), 1879, 1880 and 1881. The five issues bound together as one in red leather and cloth, lacking original wrappers. The bound volume has good provenance with a handwritten inscription to the first facing title page written by A.W. Shelton, secretary of Nottinghamshire C.C.C. dated 14th November 1931, 'This volume also includes 'Spybey's Annual Register of Nottinghamshire Cricket Matches for the first four years of its issue, 1878, 1879, 1880 and 1881. These registers were published annually from 1878 to 1886 inclusive', signed by Shelton. A further inscription to the title page in Shelton's hand states, 'Purchased by A.W. Shelton from F.A. Brooks, Huddersfield 1931', with the former owner's signature of R.S. Holmes to the top of the page, who has recorded the purchase in Liverpool on 30th November 1889. Bookplate of Nottinghamshire C.C.C. to the inside front cover, and the remnants of a plate recording the presentation of the book by Shelton to the County Club. Minor wear and scuffs to covers and spine, internally in good condition. Rare
Estimate: £500/700
Hammer price: £450
The 1878 issue is described as the 'second edition' as it was the second year of publication
Lot 1437:
Lot 1437 Lot 1437
'Spybey's Annual Register of Nottingham[shire] County Cricket Matches' for 1878 (second year of issue) to 1886 (tenth year) inclusive, bound together in one volume in tan leather and marbled boards, lacking original wrappers. The issue for 1878 has been written out by hand, probably due to its scarcity. Very good condition
Estimate: £500/700
Hammer price: £450
The title changed from 'Nottingham County' to 'Nottinghamshire County' from the 1881 issue
Lot 1438:
Lot 1438
'Sussex Cricket: Past and Present by An Old Sussex Cricketer [Charles Francis Trower]'. Published by Alex Rivington, Lewes 1880. 'Re-printed with additions from the Sussex Archaeological Collections'. Original pink printed paper wrappers in modern blue cloth box. Spine paper expertly replaced. Some foxing & wear, otherwise good
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £180
Lot 1439:
Lot 1439
'The Yorkshire Cricketers' Handbook' 1882-1897. Ten individual original issues for 1882-1885, 1887, 1890, 1891, 1893, 1894 and 1897, all with original wrappers, housed in modern blue cloth box The 1882 with bookplate of Anthony Woodhouse. Wear and repair to the spine and wrapper of the 1882, small loss to the wrapper of the 1885,, general rusting to staples, otherwise in good condition. Rarely seen
Estimate: £800/1200
Hammer price: £1900
Lot 1440:
Lot 1440
'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: £180/250
Hammer price: £140
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 1441:
Lot 1441
'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: £150/250
Hammer price: £130
Lot 1442:
Lot 1442
'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: £140/180
Hammer price: £220
Lot 1443:
Lot 1443 Lot 1443
'The Greedy Dwarf'. J.M. Barrie. Original and rare four page programme for the performance of a pantomime performed at Barrie's home 133, Gloucester Road on 7th January 1901. Presented by the Allahakbarrie Cricket Club 'for the first and only time on stage'. The cast included Barrie as Cowardy Custard, Mr [A.E.W.] Mason as Sleepyhead, Gerald du Maurier as Allahakbarrie, Addison Bright as Bruin, a bear, and Will Meredith as a policeman- all members of Allahakbarries C.C. The attending children were given copies of the programme. The programme is tipped into modern cream/gilt boards. Not listed in Padwick. Horizontal fold, otherwise in good/ very good condition. Very rare
Estimate: £300/400
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1444:
Lot 1444
'A Bavin of Bays Containing Various Original Essays in Poetry', by 'A Minor Poet' (William Perfect), London 1763. Page 64 includes a reference to cricket in the poem, 'June'. 'In blended group surround the level dale, While Cricket does obstrep'rously prevail. Mindless of toil and the sultry ray, The eager Youths th'admiring crouds [sic] survey'. A footnote describes cricket as 'a game very much in vogue in many parts of England; particularly in the counties of Surrey, Sussex and Kent'. Padwick 6514. Nicely bound in full leather, raised leather bands and tooled gilt title to spine. Ex libris A.E. Winder and David Rayvern Allen. Some wear to boards, with minor loss to page 45/46, more minor tears to some internal pages, wear to odd page edge, browning and wear to end papers otherwise in good condition. Viewing essential
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £140
Lot 1445:
Lot 1445
Horae Sarisburienses' Second edition, Salisbury 1829. A collection of articles arranged into six numbered sections, by the pupils of a college at Salisbury. Pages 17-19 comprise a poem, 'A Scene in the Cricket Field', and pages 279-282 a letter by 'Cornubranus' on cricket. Padwick 5848-3. Ex Swindon Public Library copy, library label to inside front board, library stamp to back of title page and library number to base of spine, some wear and bumping to boards, internally in generally good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £15
Lot 1446:
Lot 1446
'A Correct Account of all the Cricket Matches which have been played by the Marylebone Club, and all other Principal Matches, from the year 1786 to 1822 inclusive...'. Henry Bentley. Printed by T. Traveller, London 1823. Bound in brown half leather with marbled board. Title and emblems in gilt to spine, speckled page edges. Padwick 1221. Some wear and bumping to boards, internal foxing, otherwise in good condition. A nice rare copy
Estimate: £400/600
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1447:
Lot 1447
'Triangular Cricket. Being a Record of the Greatest Contest in the History of the Game'. E.H.D. Sewell. London 1912. Top edge gilt. Original decorative covers. Odd annotations in pencil. Some wear to covers otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £100
Lot 1448:
Lot 1448
'Lancashire County Cricket. A Complete Record of the Full Scores and Bowling Summaries... in 1864... to 1882'. Compiled by F. Reynolds. Third edition. Published by John Heywood, Manchester, 1883. Bound in red cloth lacking original wrappers. Owner's name of the cricket historian and collector G.A. Brooking in pencil to title page, also in ink to inside front cover, with some pencil annotations. Heavy wear to first page, small loss to top corner of the first few pages, overall only a fair copy
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £90
Lot 1449:
Lot 1449
'Chats on the Cricket Field'. W.A. Bettesworth. London 1910. Presentation copy to H.E. Beckley from Bettesworth with handwritten inscription to second endpaper 'with the author's compliments'. Original green cloth with gilts tiles to front cover and spine. Some minor ageing to board and spine extremities, staining to rear cover, otherwise in good/very good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £50
The book contains a collection of interviews which Bettesworth conducted for 'The Cricket Field' and 'Cricket' magazines between 1892 and 1906 and published in one volume by Bettesworth
Lot 1450:
Lot 1450 Lot 1450
Kent County Cricket Club 1865. 'The Canterbury Cricket Week. An authentic narrative of the origin and career of the institution; including the programmes of The Old Stagers' Performances... Volume First'. Printed and published by William Davey, Canterbury 1865. First edition. Original red cloth, with gilt titles, and coloured and gilt border bands, all edges gilt. Coloured decorative half-title page and seventeen real photographs on five plates of players and officials, photographs include N. Felix, F. Ponsonby, S. Ponsonby, J.L. Baldwin etc. Wear to spine, some staining to boards, otherwise in good condition. A scarce volume. Sold with 'History of Kent County Cricket'. Edited by Lord Harris. London 1907. Original decorative cloth. Some wear and ageing to spine, otherwise in good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: unsold
The book covers the Canterbury Cricket Week between 1843 and 1851. For each week details are given of the cricket matches played between sides such as 'The Gentlemen of England' and 'The Gentlemen of Kent' plus the Kent county team. A commentary on the social events during each week is then followed by a precis of what the Old Stagers put on to amuse the cricket followers once play had ended for the day including a selection of farces and extravaganzas
Lot 1451:
Lot 1451
'Fifty Years History of the Durham County Cricket Club. 1882-1931'. W.R. Bell. Sunderland 1932. Original paper wrappers. Some creasing to wrappers, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £40
Lot 1452:
Lot 1452
'Fresh Light on Pre-Victorian Cricket. A Collection of New Cricket Notices from 1709 to 1837'. G.B. Buckley. Birmingham 1937. Green and cream cloth boards. Light foxing, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £110
Lot 1453:
Lot 1453
'Huddersfield and District Cricket League Diamond Jubilee 1891-1951'. Official handbook published by the League. Minor wear and creasing to original paper wrappers, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1454:
Lot 1454
'England v. Australia. The Record of a Memorable Tour'. P.F. Warner. Mills & Boon 1912. This is the large paper limited edition of only 50 copies produced, this being no. 2, nicely signed by the author. Appears to have been rebound in white cloth with original cloth laid down to front cover and spine and replacement endpapers. Titles in gilt, gilt to top edge, other page edges untrimmed. Ex Winder collection. Water staining to first three pages, some soiling to original covers, otherwise in good condition. Rare
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £165
Lot 1455:
Lot 1455
'A History of Queensland Cricket'. E.H. Hutcheon. Brisbane 1946. Original red boards with titles in yellow. Includes a Queensland Cricket Association compliment slip. Slight fading to the spine otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £40
Lot 1456:
Lot 1456
'New Zealand Cricket 1841-1914. T.W. Reese. Christchurch 1927. Original olive green cloth with titles in black to front and spine with silver fern emblem to spine. Sold with 'New Zealand Cricket 1914-1933'. Volume II. T.W. Reese. Christchurch 1936. Good original dustwrapper with very minor faults in protective film, internally in very good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £55
Lot 1457:
Lot 1457
South African histories. The History of South African Cricket', M.W. Luckin, Johannesburg 1915. Some wear and ageing to original green cloth boards, otherwise in good condition. 'South African Cricket 1927-1947 Volume III', Louis Duffus, Johannesburg 1948. 'South African Cricket 1919-1927', M.W. Luckin, Johannesburg 1928. Slight breaking to internal hinges, some wear to original green cloth boards. 'South African Cricket Volume IV 1947-1960', Brian Bassano, Turners Hill 1996. Softback in very good condition. Qty 4
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £50
Lot 1458:
Lot 1458
Squire Osbaldeston: His Autobiography'. London 1926. Autobiography of George Osbaldeston (1786-1866), the renowned huntsman, cricketer and all-round sportsman. Original light brown cloth, folding map etc. Some foxing to spine, slight breaking to rear internal hinge otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £20
Lot 1459:
Lot 1459 Lot 1459
'Ancient Customs, Sports and Pastimes of the English'. J. Aspin. John Harris, London. 'Little Library' second edition 1835. The section on "Games with the Ball" includes hand ball, tennis, football, golf, and club ball, with reference to cricket on pp 221-223. Original green boards with leather spine. Padwick 7112. Slight breaking to front and rear hinges, some wear to spine, soiling to covers, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £35
Lot 1460:
Lot 1460 Lot 1460
Redbourne Cricket Club 1884-1905. Original minute book with handwritten records of meetings in ink of the Club for the period. Bound in original marbled boards with leather spine. Handwritten inscription to front end paper, 'Redbourne Cricket Club inaugurated July 1879 by the Duke and Duchess of St Albans in Redbourne Park'. The first entry records a meeting held at the 'Red Lion on Tuesday March 11th 1884' and lists the officers of the Club for the coming season. Wear to spine and boards, internally in very good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £55
The Redbourne Estate near Gainsborough in Lincolnshire was passed to William Beauclerk who became the 8th Duke of St. Albans in 1816. It remained in the family until it was sold in 1917
Lot 1461:
Lot 1461
'Body-line?', Harold Larwood. Elkin Matthews & Marrot, London 1933. Original but worn dustwrapper with loss, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £15
Lot 1462:
Lot 1462
'Annals of Cricket'. W.W. Read. London 1896. Original quarter vellum over dark green boards, gilt title to spine. Contents on hand-made paper, rough edges. Top edge gilt. Limited edition 16 in the deluxe edition of 250 copies, unsigned by Read. Minor wear to covers and spine, otherwise a good copy. Rare
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: unsold
Many copies of the limited edition were not signed by Read. Walter William Read played eighteen matches for England and was considered one of the best batsmen of the 1880s
Lot 1463:
Lot 1463
'The Centenary of the Marylebone Cricket Club 1787-1887'. Compiled by Henry Perkins, Secretary 1887. A short summary of the history of the club, the names of those present at the Centenary Dinner, and a resume of the speeches delivered thereat. Twenty seven page book, red cloth boards with titles and page edges in gilt. Includes copy of the Centenary Dinner menu, two scorecards from the Centenary matches etc. Printed by G.H. Whittmann of London. Covers detached and stained, internally in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £35
Lot 1464:
Lot 1464
'The Centenary of Lord's Cricket Ground 1814-1914'. Red cloth boards with titles in gilt to cover. Gilt to edges. Some breaking to page block, staining to covers, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1465:
Lot 1465
'Cricket Scores, Notes, &c. From 1730-1773. Written as reported in the different newspapers....'. Compiled by H.T. Waghorn. London 1899. Original red decorative boards, gilt title to spine. Some wear to spine, Minor bumping to corners, small stain to front cover, otherwise in very good condition. Sold with 'Oxford v Cambridge. Cricket Scores and Biographies'. J.D. Betham. London 1905. G. Qty 2
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1466:
Lot 1466 Lot 1466
'The Bailie. "My Conscience"!'. Original copy of the magazine published 2nd July 1890. The sixteen page magazine features an article on W.G. Grace titled 'Men You Know- No. 924'. Page 7 of the accompanying eight page Cartoon Supplement includes a full page caricature of Grace in batting pose. Artist unknown, printed by Gilmour & Dean, Steam Litho, Glasgow. The supplement appears to have been previously bound and lacks the centre pages. Not recorded in Padwick. Centre pages detached, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1467:
Lot 1467
'Ironside's Cricket Programme Season 1902-1903'. Small cricket annual covering cricket in New South Wales in season 1902-03. Includes state and regional association fixtures within the state for all grades. Lacking one page. Some wear to rear cover, rusting to staple, some annotations to internal pages, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £130
Lot 1468:
Lot 1468
Barbados Cricketers' Annual 1904-05. Published in Barbados 1905. Bound in maroon boards. Appears to have been bound with the front wrapper for 1902-03 edition, and significant loss to the original rear wrapper. Heavy loss to front wrapper and first advertising page which have both been expertly repaired. Ageing to internal pages. Generally poor condition. Viewing essential
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £40
Lot 1469:
Lot 1469
'The Windsor Magazine' August 1912. Complete with original decorative wrappers. Includes a ten page article with photographs on the 1912 Canterbury Cricket Week by Sir Home Gordon. Some wear and some loss to spine, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
Lot 1470:
Lot 1470 Lot 1470
'C.B. Fry's The Outdoor Magazine' February 1906. Volume IV No. 23. Complete with original decorative wrappers. Includes articles on cricket, golf, rugby etc. Wear and loss to covers and spine, rear wrapper detached, internally in good condition. Sold with 'Penny Pictorial', 16th July 1921, Volume LXXXIX No. 1,555. Contains one cricket article. Some wear, generally good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1471:
Lot 1471
'How to Play Cricket'. Don Bradman. Published by the Daily Mail, London. Revised edition 1948. Nice dedication in ink to title page, 'With very best wishes from the author, Don Bradman'. Original decorative paper wrappers. The book in poor condition, wrappers detached, lacking spine paper, old tape repairs. Sold with a Don Bradman Flicker book No.1 'On Drive and Off Drive'. Covers worn. Qty 2
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £65
Lot 1472:
Lot 1472
'Talks With Old Yorkshire Cricketers'. "Old Ebor". Leeds 1898. Reprinted from the Yorkshire Evening Post. Original decorative boards with cloth spine. Owner's name 'C.E.M. Wilson' handwritten in ink to inside front cover. Wear to boards, breaking to internal hinges, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £70
Rev Clement Eustace Macro Wilson, Cambridge University, Yorkshire & England 1895-1900, played in two Tests for England on Hawke's tour to South Africa 1898/9. Unusually he bowled right-arm medium and slow left arm, often changing during the course of a match
Lot 1473:
Lot 1473
'Bat v. Ball. The Book of Individual Cricket Records, &c. 1864-1900'. J.H. Lester. Nottingham 1900. De-luxe edition comprising a chapter on 'Cricket Curiosities' by A.J. Gaston. Beautifully bound in full leather, gilt title to front cover, gilt decoration and raised bands to spine, gilt page edges. Presentation copy with handwritten dedication in ink to front detached endpaper, 'To Herbert E. Jewell from A.W. Shelton with kindest regards & best wishes. Nottingham 16th August 1900'. Padwick 118. Very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £55
Lot 1474:
Lot 1474
'The Lighter Side of Cricket'. Captain Philip Trevor ('Dux'), edited by E.T. Sachs. London 1901. Signature in ink of Trevor on label laid down to inside front cover. Original green cloth with decorative front cover and spine. Some wear and bumping to covers and spine, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1475:
Lot 1475
'Great Batsmen Their Methods at a Glance' and 'Great Bowlers & Fielders Their Methods at a Glance'. George W. Beldam and Charles B. Fry. London 1905 and 1906. The two volumes handsomely rebound in half blue leather with marbled boards, gilt titles and raised bands to spines, gilt to top edges. Very good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £220
Lot 1476:
Lot 1476
'Kings of Cricket'. Richard Daft. London 1893. 'A Cricketer's Yarns', Richard Daft, London 1926. 'Cricketing Memories', Frank R. Foster, London 1930. 'Twenty Four Years of Cricket', Arthur A. Lilley, London 1912. Some staining to covers, generally good condition. Qty 4
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
Lot 1477:
Lot 1477
'The Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes, Cricket. A New Edition'. P.F. Warner, London 1920. Original decorative cloth. Signed in ink to the front end paper by Warner. Water staining to endpapers and inside front covers, foxing to page edges, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1478:
Lot 1478
'Cricket Prints. Series 2'. Published by S.K. Roy, Illustrated News (Sports), Calcutta. Tour guide for the 1949/50 Commonwealth Tour to India, Pakistan and Ceylon, featuring pictures of the Commonwealth and Indian teams. Minor foxing and rusting to staple, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £15/25
Hammer price: £15
The tour, led by George Duckworth, was arranged following MCC's decision not to send a tour party to India. The Commonwealth team was made up of players in the Lancashire Leagues from England, Australia and West Indies, most with international experience. Frank Worrell announced himself to the international arena with five centuries and an average of over 97 for the five matches against the full Indian team. Tribe and Freer of Australia were the most successful bowlers
Lot 1479:
Lot 1479
'My Life Story'. Jack Hobbs, London 1935. Two copies, each very nicely rebound. One copy rebound in green leather and marbled boards, raised bands and gilt to spine and top page edges, signed to half title page in ink by Hobbs. The other similarly rebound in blue leather, ex libris. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £100
Lot 1480:
Lot 1480
'With the 15th Australian XI- A complete record of the team's tour throughout Great Britain and South Africa'. Sydney Smith Jr (Manager). Sydney 1922. Original cloth-backed pictorial boards. Wear to spine. One folding plate and other illustrations. Some breaking to page block, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £80
Lot 1481:
Lot 1481
'Forty Seasons of First Class Cricket'. Richard Gorton Barlow. Manchester 1908. Original pictorial boards with gilt title and illustrations to front cover and spine. Padwick 7298. Minor light fading and wear to spine and covers, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £40
Lot 1482:
Lot 1482 Lot 1482
'Hoyle's Games Improved, being practical treatises on the following fashionable games viz whist, quadrille, piquet, chess, back-gammon, draughts, cricket, tennis, quinze, hazard, lansquenet and billiards'. Revised and corrected by Charles Jones Esq. A new edition enlarged'. London 1786. 306pp. Contains a chapter on the Laws of Cricket pp 239-243. Rebound in brown leather and marbled boards, raised band and gilt to spine. Padwick 153 (this edition not listed). Odd faults, otherwise in good condition. Rare
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £48

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