Wisden Cricketers' Almanacks, Books & Brochures From The Library Of The Cricket Society

Lot 1417:
Lot 1417
'Eton v Harrow at Lords'. Sir Home Gordon. London 1926. Harrow limited edition of 325 copies, this being number 231. Original decorative covers. Gilt to top edges. Original dustwrapper, rarely seen. Tears and ageing to dustwrapper, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £15
Lot 1418:
Lot 1418
'Cricket'. W.G. Grace. Bristol 1891. Original green cloth, with gilt titles to front and spine. Nicely signed in ink by Grace to the reverse of the frontispiece. Ex library copy of Lovola College, Montreal. Some breaking to internal hinges, some wear to board edges and small loss to head of spine otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: £95
Lot 1419:
Lot 1419
'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volumes II and III. Numbers 22-49 (16th February to 27th December 1883) and 50-79 (31st January to 25th December 1884). Both complete with title-page and contents page to front. Illustrated. Original publishers cloth, with titles in gilt. Signature in ink of J.N. Pentelow to page opposite title page of Vol. III, dated 25th April 1899. Wear to spine of Vol. II. Vol. III with breaking to hinges and page block, some pages loose or detached. Qty 2
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £68
The magazine ran from 1882-1913. Pentelow was Editor of the magazine 1911-1913, and co-edited its successor, 'The World of Cricket' which ran for twenty three issues in 1914
Lot 1420:
Lot 1420
'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volumes IV and V. Numbers 80-109 (29th January to 24th December 1885) and 110-139 (29th January to 30th December 1886). Both complete with title-page and contents page to front. Illustrated. Original publishers cloth, with titles in gilt. Some breaking to internal hinges and wear to boards. Qty 2
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £65
Lot 1421:
Lot 1421
'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume VI. Numbers 140-169 (27th January to 29th December 1887). Complete with title-page and contents page to front. Illustrated. Original publishers cloth, with titles in gilt. Wear to boards and spine paper, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1422:
Lot 1422
'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume VII. Numbers 170-199 (26th January to 27th December 1888). Complete with title-page and contents page to front. Illustrated. Original publishers cloth, with titles in gilt. Minor wear to boards and spine paper, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/80
Hammer price: £50
Lot 1423:
Lot 1423
'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volumes VIII and IX. Numbers 200-229 (24th January to 27th December 1889) and 230-259 (27th January to 27th December 1890). Both complete with title-page and contents page to front. Illustrated. Original publishers cloth, with titles in gilt. Wear to boards and breaking to internal hinges. Qty 2
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £50
Lot 1424:
Lot 1424
'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume X. Numbers 260-289 (24th January to 31st December 1891). Complete with original wrappers retained but trimmed, title-page and contents page to the last issue. Illustrated. Original publishers cloth, with titles in gilt. Good/ very good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1425:
Lot 1425
'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume XI. Numbers 290-319 (28th January to 29th December 1892). Complete with title-page and contents page to front. Illustrated. Original publishers cloth, with titles in gilt. Some wear to boards and spine paper, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £50
Lot 1426:
Lot 1426
'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume XIV. Numbers 380-409 (31st January to 26th December 1895). Complete with title-page and contents page to front. Illustrated. Original publishers cloth, with titles in gilt. Minor wear to boards and spine paper, breaking to internal hinges, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £50
Lot 1427:
Lot 1427
'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume XV. Numbers 410-439 (30th January to 31st December 1896). Complete with title-page and contents page to front. Illustrated. Original publishers cloth, with titles in gilt. Good/ very good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £90
Lot 1428:
Lot 1428
'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume XVI. Numbers 440-469 (28th January to 30th December 1897). Complete with title-page and contents page to front. Illustrated. Original publishers cloth, with titles in gilt. Breaking to internal hinges, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £80
Lot 1429:
Lot 1429 Lot 1429 Lot 1429
'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume XVII. Numbers 470-499 (27th January to 22nd December 1898). Complete with title-page and contents page to front. Illustrated. Includes 'Supplement' pages on F.E. Lacey after p106, and G.G. Hearne & W. Attewell after p162. Original publishers cloth, with titles in gilt. Good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £140
Lot 1430:
Lot 1430
'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume XVIII. Numbers 500-529 (26th January to 21st December 1899). Complete with title-page and contents page to front. Illustrated. Original publishers cloth, with titles in gilt. Breaking to internal hinges and age toning, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £60
Lot 1431:
Lot 1431
'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume XIX. Numbers 530-559 (25th January to 20th December 1900). Complete with title-page and contents page to front. Illustrated. Original publishers cloth, with titles in gilt. Age toning to page edges, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £140
Lot 1432:
Lot 1432
'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume XX. Numbers 560-589 (31st January to 19th December 1901). Complete with title-page and contents page to front. Illustrated. Original publishers cloth, with titles in gilt. Odd minor faults, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £88
Lot 1433:
Lot 1433
'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume XXIV. Numbers 680-709 (26th January to 21st December 1905). Complete with title-page and contents page to front. Illustrated. Original publishers cloth, with titles in gilt. Good/ very good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £90
Lot 1434:
Lot 1434
'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume XXV. Numbers 710-739 (25th January to 20th December 1906). Complete with title-page and contents page to front. Illustrated. Original publishers cloth, with titles in gilt. Breaking to internal hinges, age toning, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £100
Lot 1435:
Lot 1435 Lot 1435
'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume XXVII. Numbers 770-799 (30th January to 24th December 1908). Complete with title-page and contents page to front. Illustrated. Nice signature of J.N. Pentelow in ink to front endpaper, dated 7th January 1909. Original publishers cloth, with titles in gilt. Breaking to internal hinges, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £100
Lot 1436:
Lot 1436
'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volume XXIX. Numbers 830-859 (27th January to 22nd December 1910). Complete with title-page and contents page to front. Illustrated. Original publishers cloth, with titles in gilt. Breaking to internal hinges, minor age toning, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £100
Lot 1437:
Lot 1437
'Cricket: A Weekly Record of the Game'. Volumes III 1884, VII 1888 and XI 1982. Bound in similar non-original bindings. Vols. III and VII appear complete with title-page and contents page to front, Vol. XI lacking title and contents page. Sold with two further incomplete volumes covering 1884-1886. The volume for 1885/86 with rear cover detached. Other odd faults, otherwise in generally good condition. Qty 5.
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £85
Lot 1438:
Boys fiction and cricket fiction c1900-1980's. A good selection of fiction and boys cricket fiction and boys books with incidental cricket, odd girls cricket and sporting fiction included. Books include ''Play! The Best Sporting Stories' R.J.B. Sellar, 'Friendly Eleven'. Eric N. Simons 1950, 'Sherlock Holmes at the 1902 Fifth Test'. Stanley Shaw 1985, 'Cricket At Benfield'. Graham White 1960, 'The Test Match Murder'. Alfred Tack, 'Willow The King' J.C. Snaith, 'Extra Cover' A.C.H. Smith 1981, 'The Complete memoirs of George Sherston'. S. Sassoon 1940, 'Death at Lords'. Bernard Newman 1952, The Blue Field', 'Brensham Village', Dance and Skylark' all three by John Moore, Cardus etc. Some faults including odd loose picture plates, wear to bindings etc. In three boxes. Qty 108
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £115
Lot 1439:
Boys cricket fiction c1900-1930's. A good selection of boys cricket fiction and boys books with incidental cricket, odd girls cricket and sporting fiction included. Books include 'Mr Yates' Cricket Club' E..D.H., 'The Chaps Of Harton' B. Blinders 1913, 'Boys of the Priory School'. Florence Coombe, 'The Black Fifteen'. W.E. Cule, 'Bardfield's Blazer' W.E. Cule, 'Tales of Charlton School'. Rev H.C. Adams, 'Play Up, Queens' Herbert Hayens, 'Playing for the School' Jack Heming, 'The Skipper of the XI' John Barnett etc. Some with colourful and ornate pictorial spines and boards, some with original decorative and pictorial dustwrappers. Some faults including odd loose picture plates, wear to bindings etc. Odd duplication. In two boxes. Qty 54
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £130
Lot 1440:
Boys cricket fiction c1900-1960's. A good selection of boys cricket fiction and boys books with incidental cricket, odd girls cricket and sporting fiction included. Books include 'Dr Jolliffe's Boys' Lewis Hough 1908, Arthur Peck's Sacrifice'. Gilbert Jessop, 'Winning his Laurels'. F.M. Holmes, 'Over!' Hugh de Selincourt 1932, 'More-Over' Hugh de Selincourt 1934, 'Play up Tigers!'. Herbert Hayens, 'Jennings Abounding'. Anthony Buckridge 1968, 'Playing the Game' Kent Carr, 'The Shaping of Jephson's'. Kent Carr, 'Dawson's Score' Richard Bird etc. Some with colourful and ornate pictorial spines and boards, some with original decorative and pictorial dustwrappers. Some faults including odd loose picture plates, wear to bindings etc. Odd duplication. In two boxes. Qty 58
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £120
Lot 1441:
Boys cricket fiction c1900-1950's. A good selection of boys cricket fiction and boys books with incidental cricket, odd girls cricket and sporting fiction included. Books include 'Just Percy!'. H.S. Whiting 1907 (with inscription 'with the author's compliments'), 'A Term to Remember'. May Wynne, 'The Gold Bat'. P.G. Wodehouse 1926, 'The Abbeygate Cricket Cup' Alfred Edgar 1929, 'The Captain of the Eleven'. K. Shirley Plant, 'The Missing Cricketer'. Patrick Pringle 1952, 'For the Sake of his Chum'. Walter Rhoades, 'Well Bowled Grantley!'. Michael Poole, 'Captain Geoff'. Ismay Thorn 1892 etc. Some with colourful and ornate pictorial spines and boards, some with original decorative and pictorial dustwrappers. Some later cricket fiction included. Some faults including odd loose picture plates, wear to bindings etc. Odd duplication. In two boxes. Qty 52
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £130
Lot 1442:
Large format cricket books c1900. Titles include 'Imperial Cricket'. P.F. Warner. London 1912. Original full red morocco, all edges gilt. Limited subscribers edition of 900 copies, this being number 432, 'The Book of Cricket- A New Gallery of Famous Players'. Edited by C.B. Fry. London 1899. Original decorative covers, 'Cricket of To-Day and Yesterday'. Volumes I & II. Percy Cross-Standing. London 1902, The Bradman Albums, 'Memorable Cricket Matches'. Sir Geoffrey Tomkinson. Kidderminster 1958. Limited edition of 500 numbered copies, signed by the author etc. Odd faults, generally good condition. Qty 11
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £50
Lot 1443:
Lot 1443
'History of Warwickshire Cricket'. S. Santall. London 1911. Bound in modern red cloth, original wrappers retained, the wrappers in poor condition in protective cellophane sleeve. First advertising page with significant adhesive damage, the remainder in good condition. Includes an original telegram with decorative colour borders from M.C.C. to Santall on the occasion of his 80th birthday. Sold with a rarely seen printed card featuring a caricature of Frank Foster to the front and advertising to the verso. Possibly produced for Foster's testimonial. Also 'Cricket's Greatest Comeback. Warwickshire v Hampshire 1922', Neil Jenkinson, Ewell 1998. Good condition. Qty 3
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £60
Lot 1444:
Lot 1444
F.S. Ashley-Cooper. 'Cricket Highways and Byways', London 1927. Includes a handwritten letter in ink dated 25th April 1930 from Ashley-Cooper to the playwright, Clifford Bax. Ashley-Cooper is enquiring about a book about Old Broughtonians' Cricket, of which he is keen to add to his library comprising 'about 4,000 items'. Nicely signed 'F.S. Ashley-Cooper'. The letter is laid down to the front endpaper. Ex A.E. Winder collection. Original green cloth in good condition. Sold with three further titles by Ashley-Cooper, 'Lord's & the M.C.C.', with Lord Harris, London 1914, 'Eton v Harrow at the Wicket', London 1922 (lacking frontispiece), and 'Nottinghamshire Cricket and Cricketers', Nottingham 1923. Good condition. Qty 4
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £85
Lot 1445:
Lot 1445
C.B. Fry. A selection of three printed articles by Fry relating to the build up to the 1920[?] tour to Australia, possibly extracts from 'C.B. Fry's Magazine of Sports and Outdoor Life'. Nicely bound together in red quarter leather, with ornate gilt decoration and title to spine, marbled boards, endpapers and page edges. Minor wear to board extremities, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £47
Lot 1446:
Lot 1446
Cricket histories and biographies. Small box comprising seven cricket histories. Titles include 'The Graces. E.M., W.G. & G.F.'. A.G. Powell and S. Canynge Caple. London 1948. Limited edition no. 226/1000. 'Edward Mills Grace, Cricketer', F.S. Ashley-Cooper, London 1916. 'A Cricketer's Yarns', Richard Daft, London 1926. 'A History of Leicestershire Cricket', E.E. Snow, Leicester 1949. 'A Complete History of Sussex County Cricket 1728 to 1957', G. Washer, Hove 1958 etc. Odd faults, otherwise in good condition. Sold with a further three titles with faults and repairs. Qty 10
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £55
Lot 1447:
Lot 1447
Cricket histories and handbooks. Small box comprising a collection of over twenty five histories relating to counties, clubs, schools, leagues etc. Earlier titles include 'Cricket in North Hants', J.May, Basingstoke 1906. 'The History of the Hampstead Cricket Club', F.R.D'O. Monro, London 1949. Other club histories include Kings Heath, Devon Dumplings, Dulwich, Oaklands Park, Chesterfield, Tunbridge Wells, Hursley, Beaulieu etc. Odd faults, generally good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £42
Lot 1448:
Lot 1448 Lot 1448
'The Jubilee Book of Cricket', Prince Ranjitsinhji, London 1901. Original pictorial paper wrappers. Unusual to see the paperback edition. Wear and ageing to wrappers, old tape repair to front internal hinge, otherwise in good condition. Sold with 'Ranji. The Legend and the Man', Vasant Raiji, Bombay 1963. Original cream cloth boards. Ex B.J. Wakley collection. Good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £15
Lot 1449:
Lot 1449 Lot 1449
'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 'the Mechanics Institution for its Reference Library by A.W. Shelton who was responsible for the publication of the book. Nottingham December 1925'. Good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £45
Lot 1450:
Lot 1450
Pelham Warner. 'Lord's 1787-1945'. London 1946. Signed in ink to title page by Warner. Green cloth with gilt M.C.C. emblem to front cover. Very good condition. 'How We Recovered The Ashes', London 1904. Blue cloth with decorative covers, gilt to top edges. Unusually good condition. 'The M.C.C. in South Africa, London 1906. Some foxing, otherwise in good condition. Qty 3
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £45
Lot 1451:
Lot 1451
'The Valiant Stumper. A History of Wicket-Keeping'. G.D. Martineau. London 1957. Presentation copy nicely inscribed in ink to R.L. Arrowsmith, signed by Martineau and dated August 1957. Some foxing to page edges, tear to top edge of dustwrapper with small loss, otherwise in good condition. Includes an interesting two page handwritten letter slipped in, from Martineau to Arrowsmith, dated 21st September 1957. Martineau thanks Arrowsmith for his help and encouragement in the writing of the book, valuing his judgement 'very highly', and laments 'that I have missed the point of the box's effect on stance'. He is pleased to report that the National Library of the Blind have offered to produce a braille version stating, 'I like your idea of "two states" of the book: it is rather like that of the uncirculated school report which was once circulated through the malice of a sacked master'. Signed 'G.A. Martineau'. The letter in very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £55
Lot 1452:
Lot 1452
'Famous Cricketers and Cricket Grounds'. Edited by C.W. Alcock. 1895. Published in eighteen weekly parts. All eighteen individual parts bound in modern green cloth with gilt titles to spine with original pictorial and decorative covers retained. Generally good/very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £18
Lot 1453:
Lot 1453
Signed cricket histories and biographies. Eight titles, each signed by the author unless otherwise stated. 'Playing for England! My Test- Cricket Story', Jack Hobbs 1931. 'The Ayling Cricketing Family in Argentina 1900-1980', Eric Ayling c1980. 'The History of the Sheffield Shield', Chris Harte 1987. 'From the Sea End. The Official History of Sussex County Cricket Club', Christopher Lee 1989. Seven signatures to the front end paper including Carlos Remy, Chris Waller, Jason Lewry, Jamie Hall etc. 'Herbert Sutcliffe. Cricket Maestro', Alan Hill 1991. 'Beyond Bat & Ball. Eleven Intimate Portraits', David Foot 1993. 'Bob Barber. The Professional Amateur', Colin Shindler 2015. Signed by the author and Barber. 'The Gilliats. A Chorleywood Family History', Ian Foster 2016. Sold with an official menu for the Adelaide Oval Centenary Test, 1984. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
Lot 1454:
Lot 1454
'The Centenary of Lord's Cricket Ground 1814-1914'. Red cloth boards with titles in gilt to cover. Gilt to edges. Good/ very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £40
Lot 1455:
Lot 1455
'Cricket Poems'. George Francis Wilson. London 1905. Original decorative cloth covers. Good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £45
Lot 1456:
Lot 1456
'Alfred Shaw, Cricketer. His Career and Reminiscences'. Recorded by A.W. Pullin ("Old Ebor"). Cassell & Co., London 1902. Bound in modern red cloth, unusually with original card wrappers retained. Some wear to original wrappers, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £22
Lot 1457:
Lot 1457
Cricket histories and biographies. Six titles unusually with generally good dustwrappers. Titles are 'The Hambledon Cricket Chronicle 1772-1796', F.S. Ashley-Cooper, London 1924. 'The Summer Game. A Cricketer's Journal', Neville Cardus, London 1929. 'Cricket with the Lid Off', A.W. Carr, London 1935. 'A Cricket Pro's Lot', Fred Root, London 1937. 'History of the Tests', Sydney Smith, reprinted London 1947. 'The Larwood Story', Harold Larwood, London 1965. Also 'Twenty-Five Years Behind the Stumps', Herbert Strudwick, London 1926. Green cloth boards. 'From a Window at Lord's', E.H.D. Sewell, London 1937. Original decorative paper wrappers. Qty 8. G/VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £65
Lot 1458:
Lot 1458
'Pierce Egan's Book of Sports, and Mirror of Life'. London 1832[?]. Good cricket content, pages 337-352. Padwick 1992. Expertly rebound with original maroon cloth boards, spine paper and gilts retained. Good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £200
Lot 1459:
Lot 1459
'Felix on the Bat: Being a scientific inquiry into the use of the cricket bat: together with the history and use of the catapulta. Also, The Laws of Cricket as revised by the Marylebone Club'. Nicholas Wanostrocht. First edition. London 1845. Padwick 397. Fifty eight pages with ten lithograph plates (seven hand-coloured). Original decorative green cloth, all edges gilt. Some staining and soiling to boards minor foxing to internal pages otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £180/250
Hammer price: £260
Lot 1460:
Lot 1460
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. Some wear and staining to boards, breaking to internal hinges, poor rear endpaper, otherwise in good condition. A scarce volume
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £260
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 Old Stagers' productions performed to amuse the cricket followers once play had ended for the day including a selection of farces and extravaganzas
Lot 1461:
Lot 1461
'The English Game of Cricket: Comprising a Digest of its Origin, Character, History and Progress....'. Charles Box. London 1877. Original decorative green cloth with titles in gilt, all edges gilt. Minor wear to boards and spine, pp99-102, partly detached, odd light pencil annotations, otherwise in good/very good condition. A nice copy. Rare
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £160
Lot 1462:
Lot 1462
'Death's Doings; Consisting of numerous original compositions in prose and verse...'. D.R. Dagley. London 1826, First edition. Bound in brown leather with marbled boards and endpapers, gilt titles to spine with raised bands. Cricket content includes an engraving of 'The Cricketer' facing page 53, a poem 'The Game of Life: or Death among the Cricketers' on pp53-56 and an essay, 'Death and the Cricketer' on pp57-62. Padwick 6970. Some and ageing and foxing to pages, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £65
Lot 1463:
Lot 1463
'How we Recovered the Ashes'. P.F. Warner. London 1904. An account of the 1903-04 M.C.C. tour of Australia. Original decorative cloth. Signed in ink to verso of frontispiece plate by Warner and dated 4th December 1904. Some wear to boards and spine, nicks to head and base of spine, breaking to internal hinges, lacking front endpaper, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £22
Lot 1464:
Lot 1464
John Arlott. Four signed titles by Arlott. 'Gone with the Cricketers', London 1950. Signed to the title page by Arlott. Odd nicks to otherwise good dustwrapper. 'Cricket in the Counties', edited and signed by Arlott, London 1950. 'The Middle Ages of Cricket', London 1949. Signature of Arlott on label laid down to half title page. 'John Arlott's Book of Cricketers', London 1979. Signed to front endpaper by Arlott. Good dustwrapper. G
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £50
Lot 1465:
Lot 1465
'The Bradman Albums'. Queen Anne Press, London 1987. First edition, Volumes I & II. Cloth covers, gilt titles to fronts and spines. Signature of Bradman on labels laid down to both title pages. Very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £45
Lot 1466:
Lot 1466 Lot 1466
'Lewis Baboon Turned Honest, And John Bull Politician being the fourth part of Law is a Bottomless Pit'. John Arbuthnot. Published by John Morphew, London 1712. Cricket reference on page 18. Arbuthnot's five part 'History of John Bull' sees Bull symbolising England, and Lewis Baboon for France, in which Bull tries to get 'the better of his cholerick temper' and 'pursue his own interest through all impediments that were thrown in his way; he began to leave off some of his old acquaintance, his roaring and bullying about the streets; he put on a serious air, knit his brows, and for the time had made a very considerable progress in politicks... However, he could not help discovering some remains of his Nature, when he happen'd to meet with a Foot-Ball, or a Match at Cricket; for which Sir Roger was sure to take him to task'. Rebound in brown half morocco with marbled boards, gilt title to spine. Previously sold by Christies as lot 18 in the sale of the Library of the Late E.D.R. Eagar, 21st April 2005. Eagar's bookplate to the inside front cover. Padwick 858. Odd pages tightly trimmed by the book binder, otherwise in good/ very good condition. Scarce
Estimate: £300/500
Hammer price: £280
Lot 1467:
Lot 1467
'A Royal Road to Cricket by an old Sussex Cricketer'. W.A. Bettesworth. London 1891. Dedicated to Lord Sheffield. Original pictorial wrappers. Tipped in to modern green cloth with title in gilt to spine. Repair to lower corner of rear wrapper, some foxing throughout, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £90
Lot 1468:
Lot 1468
'Neville Cardus'. Original handwritten manuscript of an article on Frank Woolley by Cardus with additional corrections and additions in Cardus' hand. Cardus writes about Woolley's Test career of sixty four matches. In his typically florid style he writes, 'on a Kent v Lancashire match that one day a rush of blood might go to Woolley's head, causing him to wield his bat with all his strength and effort, whereupon the ball would be propelled beyond the county's geographical boundaries, as measured by the Ordnance Survey... he compelled me, one afternoon in the Press Box at Old Trafford to break into prose as unblushingly, as unashamedly, ornate as this:- "His cricket is compounded of soft airs and fresh flavours. The bloom of the year is not his batsmanship. And the brevity of summer is in it too'. The article may have been written for the Guardian's series of the 'Bedside Guardian'. Bound in green cloth with the bookplate of A.E. Winder who bought the manuscript from John Arlott in 1979. A unique personal record of Cardus' admiration for Frank Woolley. G/VG
Estimate: £300/500
Hammer price: £1300
Lot 1469:
Lot 1469 Lot 1469
'The Champion Cricketers' Guide and Companion containing a plan of the cricket field, showing where you are to stand &c'. Published by R. March, London c1865. Padwick 414 refers to a 32pp booklet and 'several issues' of which this 19pp edition plus the plan illustration is one. Tipped in to green cloth with original paper wrappers retained. Bookplate of A.E. Winder to inside front cover. D.R. Allen's 'With the Bookplate of A.E. Winder' records Winder having bought this booklet from E.K. Brown in 1976 for £1. Expert repairs to small loss to corners of some pages, age toning throughout, otherwise in good condition. Very scarce
Estimate: £180/250
Hammer price: £700
Lot 1470:
Lot 1470
'The Cricket Player's Pocket Companion containing plans for laying out the Grounds, Forming Clubs...'. Published by Mayhew & Baker, Boston 1859. 34pp with a frontispiece of the cricket field. Padwick 386-1. The booklet, in original cloth wrappers and pictorial gilt to front, is contained in a modern red calf and cloth box with gilt title to the spine. Original front cover partially detached. Somewhat fragile, but otherwise good condition. Rare
Estimate: £800/1200
Hammer price: £1350
Lot 1471:
Lot 1471 Lot 1471
'A Compendious History of the Indian Wars with an Account of the Rise, Progress, Strength and Forces of Angria Pyrate'. Clement Downing. First edition printed for T. Cooper, London 1737. Page 229 includes a reference to mariners of the East India Company playing cricket at Cambay in India, 'Captain Dogget and Captain Herring went up in our Galleywat... We lay here near a Fortnight before they return'd, and all the while kept a good look-out; and tho' all the Country round was inhabited by the Culeys, we every day diverted ourselves with playing at Cricket, and other Exercises, which they would come and be Spectators of'. According to Maun in 'From Commons to Lords' this is the first reference to cricket in India. Padwick 863. Bound in brown calf with raised bands to spine. Light wear to covers, internally in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £240
Lot 1472:
Lot 1472 Lot 1472
'Wickets in the West; or The Twelve in America'. R.A. Fitzgerald. Tinsley Brothers, first edition London 1873. Original red cloth with pictorial gilts to front cover and spine. Padwick 4895. Handwritten dedication in ink to front endpaper, '"All the men" are "merely players". To Mr R. Roberts from one of them (Arthur Appleby). Oct 1891'. Roberts played ten matches for Lancashire 1872-1874, and Appleby 58 matches, 1866-1887. Bookplate of J.W. Goldman to inside front cover. Wear to head of spine, some soiling to covers, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: £140
Lot 1473:
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'Echoes from Cricket Old Fields'. Frederick Gale. First edition. Simpkin, Marshall & Co, London 1871. Bound in modern navy calf and marbled boards, original decorative card covers retained. Original errata slip to Chapter I. This was the author's own copy with copious annotations in ink to the page margins throughout in Gale's hand, including on pp63-64, 'I went to Town Malling in 1883 for the first time since 1841. I saw a jovial old butcher standing outside his door, and I went in and bought some Kentish sausages. I asked him as a stranger if Town Malling was celebrated for cricket?... his face flushed as he spoke of the single wicket match between Nyren and Drazman[?]. I gave him a friendly poke in his vast corporation & said "my boy I saw it all myself"'. The final preface page is signed by Gale with the comment, 'This little sketch was written for the Sporting Mag just about the time when "slang writing" was outrageous'. Padwick 809. Wear and soiling to original wrappers with small loss to original rear wrapper. Internally in good condition. An important and unique copy
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £220
Lot 1474:
Lot 1474
'The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle'. Volume CIII Part II, July to December 1833. Sylvanus Urban. London 1833. Bound in publisher's original calf and marbled boards, with title labels to spine. Contains a review of John Nyren's 'The Young Cricketer's Tutor' by Charles Conden Clarke on pp41-46 of the July issue, concluded on pp235-240 of the September issue, including interesting references to players of the period including Small, Lumpy, Pilch, Walker, Beldham etc. Not recorded in Padwick. Bookplates of J.W. Goldman and A.E. Winder to inside front cover. Wear to spine and boards, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £92
Lot 1475:
Lot 1475
'W.G. Grace on the County Cricket of the Future: Abridgement from the "Ludgate Monthly"'. Three column offprint printed on one side of the page, published by Tempest, Printer, Burley Street, Leeds. Undated but the text suggests 1891, the first year of the monthly's publication. Grace writes on some of the counties, including Gloucestershire, stating that 'it would be rash to prophecy that in '96 it will not again be at the top'. He expresses his views on residential qualifications; the need to play dashingly rather than slowly; the bright prospects for Australian cricket; professionals on top against the amateurs; declarations; golf, tennis and baseball as rivals to cricket; closing with 'I firmly believe that in 1991 cricket will be played as it is today; and that it will forever remain our national game'. The sheet is tipped in to modern maroon cloth. Not recorded in Padwick. A rare item from the pen of Grace. Foxing to the page, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £300/500
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1476:
Lot 1476
'The Cricket on the Green'. E.W. Hornung with illustrations by R.Ed. Wethey. Published by Jordison of Middlesborough 1895. 36pp landscape format comprising humorous verses of a cricket match between the villages of Whizzingham and Hurry-cum-Up. Tipped in to modern blue cloth with original pictorial card wrappers. Padwick 6698. Ex A.E. Winder collection who purchased the book from John Arlott for £45 in 1979. Previously sold as lot 35 in the Christie's sale of 17th November 2010. Soiling to original wrappers, light foxing to pages, otherwise in good condition. Scarce
Estimate: £700/1000
Hammer price: £1200
Ernest William Hornung was brother-in-law to Arthur Conan Doyle. In 1899 he published 'The Amateur Cracksman', his first stories about A.J. Raffles, cricketer by day and burglar at night
Lot 1477:
Lot 1477
'Juvenile Sports 1818[?]'. Twenty four unnumbered pages featuring twelve games and sports, each with an illustration and rhyme. Games include Blind Man's Buff, Trap Bat and Ball, Marbles, Cricket etc. The book, lacking original wrappers or title page, is bound in maroon cloth with title in gilt to spine. Bookplates of J.W. Goldman and A.E. Winder to inside cover and front endpaper. Handwritten pencil annotation to first page in Goldman's hand, 'Juvenile Sports 1818'. D.R. Allen's 'With the Bookplate of A.E. Winder' records Winder having bought this book in 1977 for £6.50. Not recorded in Padwick or other sources. Fading to the cloth covers, some internal foxing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £160
Lot 1478:
Lot 1478
'Parsi Cricket. With hints on bowling, batting, fielding, captaincy, explanation of laws of cricket &c. &c.'. M.E. Pavri. Bombay 1901. Original pictorial covers with replacement spine. Owner's name 'A.J. Dossa' in ink to front cover and endpaper. Fading to the covers, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £120
Anandji Jamnadas Dossa (1916-2014) was a cricket statistician who published a number of works on Indian cricket, some in collaboration with Vasant Raiji
Lot 1479:
Lot 1479
'Captain Crawley's Handbooks of Out-door Games'. 'Cricket as now played by Frederick D'Arros Planche and Base-ball and Rounders by Captain Crawley'. London 1877. Original colour pictorial wrappers with replacement spine. Signed bookplate of [Judge] B.J. Wakley to inside front cover. Some wear to wrappers, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £80
Lot 1480:
Lot 1480
'Press Critiques. Cricket: Past, Present, & Future, by Dr W.G. Grace'. 15pp booklet published by George Howe of Fleet Street, London 1892. Original beige wrappers with titles printed to the front wrapper. A very rare early booklet. Padwick 818 refers to a similarly titled publication comprising 32 pages published c1893. Another copy of this version has not been recorded. Presented in green slip case. Some loss to wrappers which have been expertly restored with backing card. Age toning otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £200
Lot 1481:
Lot 1481
'Arthur Shrewsbury, the Great Cricketer. A Complete Record of his Cricket Career'. C.H. Richards. Nottingham. Second edition 1893. Rebound in green cloth. Appears complete. pp11-14 with horizontal tears across the pages, other odd faults, otherwise in generally good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £25
Lot 1482:
Lot 1482
'Rules of the Lynn Cricket Club 1833'. Printed by W. Whittingham, King's Lynn. Eleven page booklet comprising rules and officers of the club approved at a meeting held at the Duke's Head Inn, King's Lynn, 22nd April 1833. Possibly unrelated plain brown wrappers with handwritten ownership details in ink to front cover of an unknown Polish soldier, 'Commander in Chief of the Patriot Polish Army 20 November 1830. Commencement of their Revolution'. Pages loose but complete. The booklet is in a modern brown slipcase. Padwick 2436-1. Rare
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £100
Lot 1483:
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'Rules of the Stinchcombe Hill Cricket Club, established 1954'. Four page folded rules and list of committee members to the first page, printed by Whitmore of Dursley (Gloucestershire). The text implies the recent establishment of the Club. The booklet is tipped in to modern blue cloth, together with two signed handwritten letters from the Secretary, W.P. Want, dated 18th April and 15th May 1957, relating to patronage of the Club. Horizontal and vertical folds, age toning, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £120
Lot 1484:
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'Sketchy Bits Cricket Supplement Presented Gratis' 7th August 1899. The eight page supplement with full page images of teams and players, tipped in to modern blue cloth. Teams are Surrey 1899 (photograph by Thiele & Co, London), Nottingham 1899, All England 1899 to centre spread (E. Hawkins & Co, Brighton). Players are A.C. Maclaren, K.S. Ranjitsinhji, and Hayward (all E. Hawkins & Co, Brighton). Padwick 7248. Some tears, also loss to last page, all expertly restored. Some age toning, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £70
Lot 1485:
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'Minutes of the Stockport Cricket Club 1837[-1838]'. Minute book bound in red calf and marbled boards with gilt title to spine and handwritten title on label to front cover. Comprises twenty two pages of handwritten minutes, the first meeting recorded on 8th March 1837 when it was proposed that the club by named 'Stockport Junior Cricket Club', the last on 13th November 1828. The following page has been removed. Bookplates of J.W. Goldman and A.E. Winder to inside front cover with a handwritten note in pencil laid down, inscribed 'After my death this book is valuable and should be offered to the Club & is worth £50-£100. Feb 22 1950, J.W. G[oldman]'. Previously exhibited in the National Book League exhibition in 1950. Good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £190
Lot 1486:
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'Reminiscences of Oxford Varsity Life by An Undergraduate'. Printed by T. and G. Shrimpton of Oxford c1862. Large format book comprising nineteen full page illustrations of sporting scenes including athletics, snooker, squash, rowing, and two on cricket, 'A Drive for Six' and 'Waiting for the Verdict'. The pictorial front board with six illustrations and printed title. Typed label laid down to inside front cover from E.K. Brown, 'Have a look at this before you put it in. You want it yourself' followed by 'It was G.N.W.'s' in ink. Previously from the collections of G. Neville Weston, John Arlott and A.E. Winder with Winder's bookplate laid down. Spine and corners with replacement blue cloth. Wear to boards, internally in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £280
Lot 1487:
Lot 1487
'Cricket Celebrities of 1890. With a complete resume of the season's doings'. E. Walmsley. Published by John Heywood. 76pp comprising full page portraits and biographies of twenty three English first-class cricketers plus Murdoch of the Australian touring side, followed by a summary of the season county by county. Padwick 915. Rebound in green cloth with original paper wrappers retained. Bookplates of A.E. Winder. Old tape repairs to original wrappers, splitting to front hinge affecting front cover and first two advertising pages, otherwise in good condition. Scarce
Estimate: £140/180
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1488:
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'Cricket Close Ups'. Ron Yeomans, illustrated by "Thack". Privately printed and bound for Yeomans c1950. A unique collection of sixty four 'close-up' cartoon strips of players reprinted from the series that originally appeared in the Yorkshire Post and Yorkshire Evening Post in 1949 and 1950. Players featured include Hadlee, Robinson, Griffith, Hardstaff, Perks, Edrich, Fishlock, Gladwin, Stollmeyer, Gomez etc. Bound in green cloth with gilt title to front cover with the bookplate of A.E. Winder and signature of Yeomans dated 1951 to inside front cover. Slipped in is a short typed note on Yeoman's personal letterhead. 'Here we are. £10 is what I'd like because it is the only one, but if you think that's too much, will you make me an offer accordingly? Cheers, Ron'. Winder is recorded as having purchased the book from Yeomans in 1977 for £7.50. Slight breaking to page block, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £95

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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