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Lot 911:
Lot 911
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1925 to 1929. 62nd-66th editions. All five editions uniformly bound in blue and green quarter leather boards, with original wrappers, titles in gilt to spine, red speckled page edges. Some age toning and wear to the wrappers of three editions, the other two very good, the 1927 edition with dark and soiled wrappers otherwise in generally good/very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £150
Lot 912:
Lot 912
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1930 to 1933 and 1935 to 1937 editions. 67th-70th and 72nd-74th editions. All seven editions uniformly bound in blue and green quarter leather boards, with original wrappers, titles in gilt to spine, red speckled page edges with the exception of the 1932 edition which has original paper wrappers. Some age toning and wear to the wrappers of all five editions otherwise in generally good/very good condition. Qty. 7
Estimate: £140/180
Hammer price: £190
Lot 913:
Lot 913
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1934. 71st edition. Original paper wrappers. Minor bowing to spine, odd very minor faults otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £130
Lot 914:
Lot 914
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1938, 1939 and 1940. 75th-77th editions. Original cloth covered covers. Some bowing to all three spines, some soiling and name of ownership to the front cover of the 1939 edition, soiling to the covers of the 1940 edition. Good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £110
Lot 915:
Lot 915
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1941. 78th edition. Original limp cloth covers. Only 3200 paper copies printed in this war year. Minor bowing to spine otherwise in good/very good condition. Rare war-time edition
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £140
Lot 916:
Lot 916
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1942. 79th edition. Original limp cloth covers, bound in blue and green quarter leather boards, titles in gilt to spine, red speckled page edges. Only 4100 paper copies printed in this war year.Good/very good condition. Rare war time edition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £85
Lot 917:
Lot 917
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1943. 80th edition. Original limp cloth covers, bound in blue and green quarter leather boards, titles in gilt to spine, red speckled page edges. Only 5600 paper copies printed in this war year.Good/very good condition. Rare war time edition. Sold with 'An Index to Wisden 1864-1943'. Compiled by Rex Pogson. London 1944. Original hardback. Qty. 2
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 918:
Lot 918
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1944. 81st edition. Original limp cloth covers. Only 3200 paper copies printed in this war year. Generally good/very good condition. Rare war-time edition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £50
Lot 919:
Lot 919
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1945. 82nd edition. Original limp cloth covers, bound in blue and green quarter leather boards, titles in gilt to spine, red speckled page edges. Only 5600 paper copies printed in this war year. Name handwritten to top border of front cover otherwise in good/very good condition. Rare war time edition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 920:
Lot 920
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1946. Original limp cloth covers, bound in blue and green quarter leather boards, titles in gilt to spine, red speckled page edges. Good/very good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £18
Lot 921:
Lot 921
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1947. Original limp cloth covers. Odd very minor faults otherwise in good/very good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £15
Lot 922:
Lot 922
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1948 to 1958 and 1961. All twelve editions with original limp cloth covers and bound in blue and green quarter leather boards, titles in gilt to spine, red speckled page edges with the exception of the 1953 and 1957 editions which are original limp cloth covered editions. Bowing to the spine of the 1957 edition otherwise in good/very good condition. Qty. 12
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £35
Lot 923:
Lot 923
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1959, 1960, 1962 to 1965. Original limp cloth covers. Two editions with some bowing to spine otherwise in good condition. Qty. 5
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £22
Lot 924:
Lot 924 Lot 924
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1966 to 1994 and 2000. Original limp cloth covers. Odd editions with some bowing to spine otherwise in good, some very good condition. Qty. 30
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 925:
Lot 925
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1893 and 1915. 30th & 52nd editions. Original paper wrappers. The 1893 with loss to spine paper, wear and age toning to front and rear wrappers, wrappers becoming slightly detached, minor foxing, page block edge soiled otherwise in good condition. The 1915 with worn and soiled wrappers, detached rear wrapper, some loss to spine paper, small old tape mark to first advertising page otherwise in generally good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £110
Lot 926:
Lot 926 Lot 926
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1899 and 1901. 36th & 38th editions. The 1899 bound in blue boards, lacking original wrappers, with gilt titles to spine, lacking front and rear advertising pages otherwise in good condition. The 1901 edition bound in light brown boards, with original wrappers, with gilt titles to front board and spine. Some darkening, age toning and wear to wrappers, some light pencil annotation to internal pages. Qty. 2
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £85
Lot 927:
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Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1907, 1909 and 1910. 44th, 46th & 47th editions. All three editions bound in light brown and dark brown boards (2), with original wrappers, gilt titles to spine and the 1909 to front board. All wrappers, a little darkened and age toned, some wear with small loss, odd minor staining otherwise in good condition. Qty. 3
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £70
Lot 928:
Lot 928 Lot 928
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1911 and 1912. 48th & 49th editions. Both editions bound in dark brown boards, with original wrappers, gilt titles to spine. The 1911 edition has repair to first advertising page otherwise in good condition. The 1912 edition has light age toning and wear to the wrappers otherwise again in good condition. Qty. 2
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £60
Lot 929:
Lot 929 Lot 929
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1913 and 1914. 50th & 51st editions. Both editions bound in brown boards, with original wrappers, gilt titles to spine. The 1913 edition with thin strip of white tape to edge nearest to spine on both wrappers otherwise in good condition. The 1914 edition with some age toning and wear to wrappers, some soiling and staining to page block edge otherwise in good condition. Qty. 2
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 930:
Lot 930
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1916. Willows softback reprint (1990) in light brown hardback covers with gilt lettering. Limited edition 712/1000. Minor soiling to page block edge otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 931:
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Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1923, 1925 and 1926. 60th, 62nd & 63rd editions. The 1923 and 1926 editions bound in brown boards, with original wrappers, with gilt titles to spine, the 1925 edition, bound in blue quarter leather, lacking original front wrapper, with rear wrapper, with gilt titles to spine. The 1923 edition with worn and age toned wrappers, some soiling to page block edge, the 1925 edition with odd fault to first advertising page and the 1926 edition with odd faults otherwise all three in good condition. Qty. 3
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 932:
Lot 932
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1924, 1927 and 1928. 61st, 64th and 65th editions. All uniformly bound in blue/green boards, the first two with original wrappers, the 1928 lacking wrappers, with gilt titles to spines. The 1924 edition in good condition, the 1927 with staining to page block edge affecting tops of internal pages to a small degree and the 1928 edition lacking four advertising pages at the front and all advertising pages at the rear otherwise all three in good condition. Qty. 3
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £55
Lot 933:
Lot 933
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1930, 1932, 1935 and 1936. 67th, 69th, 72nd & 73rd editions. All bound in various coloured boards, the 1930 edition, somewhat unusually, bound in two books (part one, pages 3-320 and part 2, 1-738) lacking original wrappers otherwise in good condition, the 1932 bound with original wrappers, some ink staining to bottom of the page block, good condition and the 1935 and 1936 editions bound without original wrappers otherwise in good condition. Qty. 4
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £65
Lot 934:
Lot 934
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1938, 1939 and 1940. 75th to 77th editions. The first two editions in original cloth covered covers, the 1940 edition bound in green boards, with original covers, gilt titles to spine. The 1938 and 1939 editions with some bowing to spine, the 1938 edition with some age toning to covers, the 1939 with soiled and worn covers and spine paper otherwise both in generally good condition and the 1940 edition in very good condition. Qty. 3
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £85
Lot 935:
Lot 935
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1943. 80th edition. Original limp cloth covers. Only 5600 paper copies printed in this war year. Light crease to corner of front cover, some minor wear to covers and spine otherwise in good+ condition. Rare war-time edition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £50
Lot 936:
Lot 936
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1945 and 1946. 82nd & 83rd editions. Original limp cloth covers. Only 6500 paper copies of the 1945 edition printed in this war year. The 1945 edition with slightly cocked spine to the right, some breaking to front internal hinge, slight wear to covers otherwise in good condition. The 1946 edition with slightly age toned covers and some light soiling otherwise in good condition. Qty. 2. Rare war-time editions
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £50
Lot 937:
Lot 937
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1947, 1948, 1950, 1951 and 1952. Original limp cloth covers. The 1947 and 1948 editions with some bowing to spines, standard browning to pages, some additional staining to the 1948 edition, the 1950 to 1952 editions with odd faults, soiling etc otherwise in good condition. Qty. 5
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £48
Lot 938:
Lot 938
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1949, 1953, 1955, 1960, 1963 and 1964 Original hardback editions. The 1949 edition in poor condition, the 1953 edition with dulling to gilt titles on spine paper, slight breaking to front internal hinge, the 1955 in about fair/good condition, the 1960 edition with dulling to gilt titles, the 1963 edition with minor spotting to front board, wrinkling to spine paper, dulling to gilt titles on spine, some soiling and the 1964 edition with minor soiling otherwise in good condition. Qty. 5
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 939:
Lot 939
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1954, 1956, 1957, 1958 and 1959. Original limp cloth covers. The 1954 edition in only fair condition, the 1956 in generally good condition, the 1957, 1958 and 1959 editions with staining and darkening to spine, the 1958 and 1959 editions with bowing to spine and the 1959 edition with 'M.C.C. Committee' written to top of front cover. Qty. 5
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £15
Lot 940:
Lot 940
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1961, 1962 and 1965. Original limp cloth covers. Some age toning to the spine papers of the 1961 and 1965 editions otherwise in good condition. Qty. 3
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £32
Lot 941:
Lot 941
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1966, 1967 and 1968. Original limp cloth covers. Some age toning to the spine papers of the all three editions, slight bowing to the spines of the 1967 and 1968 editions otherwise in good condition. Qty. 3
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £32
Lot 942:
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1969 to 2017. The majority original hardback editions with the exception of the 1970 to 1975, 1980, 1983, 1989-1991, 1996, 1999 and 2004 which are cloth covered editions. Lacking the dustwrapper of the 1987 edition. Mixed condition, some in good/very good condition, some only fair/good condition. Viewing essential. Qty. 49
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £110

Lot 943:
Lot 943
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1898. 35th edition. Bound in dark brown boards, lacking original front wrapper, with rear wrapper, with gilt titles to front board and spine. Lacking photographic plate, minor foxing to first few pages otherwise in good condition. Sold with incomplete editions for 1897, front wrapper and up to page 254 and 1902, lacking front wrapper and all pages up to page 33, very poor rear wrapper. Qty. 3
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £65
Lot 944:
Lot 944 Lot 944
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1901 and 1903. 38th & 40th editions. The 1901 bound in dark brown boards, lacking original wrappers, with gilt titles to front board and spine. Lacking advertisement pages at the front of the book, some wear with small loss to the last few advertising pages. The 1903 edition similarly bound, with original wrappers. Odd minor faults otherwise in good condition. Trimming from the binder, in both editions, a little tight. Qty. 2
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £85
Lot 945:
Lot 945
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1905, 1908 and 1911. 42nd, 45th & 48th editions. All bound in various coloured bindings with gilt titles to spine. The 1905 edition lacking original wrappers and lacking advertising pages at front and rear, the 1908 edition lacking wrappers, one page section detached and the 1911 with original front wrapper, lacking last advertising page and rear wrapper otherwise in good condition. Qty. 3
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £60
Lot 946:
Lot 946 Lot 946
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1912 and 1913. 49th & 50th editions. The 1912 edition, bound in dark brown boards, with original wrappers, with gilt titles to spine, blue page block edge. Good condition. The 1913 edition similarly bound, with original front wrapper. Lacking three rear advertising pages otherwise in good condition. Qty. 2
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £55
Lot 947:
Lot 947
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1921. 58th edition. Original publisher's rebind.Bound in publishers hardcloth with advertising pages used as end papers. Broken internal hinges at front and rear, minor bump to front board otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £40
It is assumed that clients asked Wisden to provide hardback copies of back numbers to look identical with original hardback copies bought from 1896 onwards. To a purist they cannot be described as 'original hardbacks' but were certainly bound by Wisden in publisher's hard cloth, albeit at a later date

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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