Leatherbound Limited Edition Wisdens & Willows Wisdens

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Arthur Mailey, New South Wales & Australia 1912-1930. '10 for 66 and all that'. Arthur Mailey. London 1958. Original dustwrapper. Signed to the half title page by Mailey with an excellent original self portrait caricature of Mailey in ink. Also signed in ink to the front end paper by seventeen members of the 1958/59 M.C.C. touring party to Australia. Signatures are May (Captain), Bailey, Trueman, Cowdrey, Subba Row, Evans, Graveney, Laker, Lock, Richardson, Statham, Loader, Tyson, Swetman, Brown (Manager), Eagar (Assistant Manager) and Duckworth (baggage master). Some age toning to otherwise good dustwrapper. The book in good condition
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: £190
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Modern cricket books. Box comprising twelve cricket books, three multi-signed. Signed titles are 'Champions... about bloomin' time!', G. Hardcastle and C. Ostick, 2011. Thirty six signatures including Prince, Lever, Cork, Cross, Anderson, Hogg, Sajid Mahmood, Croft, Kerrigan, Siddle etc. 'Lords of Cricket', J. Galsworthy, 2005, signed to the player portraits by eight players and a further four on loose pieces. 'Cricket Grounds from the Air', Z. Cooper and D. Lightman 2009, twenty five signatures. Also 'International Cricket. A History from 1905'. A collection of facsimile copies of newspaper reports from the Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror and Sunday Pictorial, covering Test cricket from 1905 to 2005. Nicely bound in red leather with title in gilt to front cover with inscription, 'Researched for and Presented to Arthur Parker' etc. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £40
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Signed cricket biographies and histories. A collection of twenty six signed titles, the majority biographies and histories etc. Signed autobiographies include Brian Statham, Fred Trueman, Alec and Eric Bedser, Ken Barrington (signature on piece laid down), Peter May, Tony Lewis, Allan Border, Ricky Ponting etc. Includes one limited edition title, 'Heads or Tails? Lancashire Captains 1865-1991', Roy Cavanagh 1992, limited edition no. 45/1000, signed by the author. Odd faults to some dustwrappers, generally in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £65
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Multi-signed cricket books. 'England v West Indies 1981', Peter Smith, London 1981. Seven signatures to front endpaper including Gooch, Willis, Gower, Old, Willey etc. 'From Bradman to Boycott. The Master Batsmen', Ted Dexter, London 1981. Signed by the author and to the player profile pages by Neil Harvey, Garry Sobers, Geoff Boycott, Viv Richards, Colin Cowdrey and Graeme Pollock. Also fifteen signatures to the endpapers including Basil D'Oliveira, Bob Simpson, Ray Lindwall, Roy Marshall, Phil Sharpe, David Sheppard etc. 'Island Summers. A History of Tasmanian Representative Cricket', Ric Finlay, Hobart 1992. Twenty one signatures including Boon, Ponting, Lillee, Holding, Simmons, Hampshire, Bevan, Watson etc. 'A Test of Cricket: Know the Game', Mike Atherton, London 1995. Signed by Atherton and to the front endpaper by eleven members of the 1998 Lancashire team including Watkinson, Crawley etc. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £65
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'The Lord's Taverners Fifty Greatest'. Heinemann-Quixote, 1983. Dustwrapper. Signed to the colour plate by eleven of the fifty cricketers featured, Viv Richards, Ray Lindwall, Wes Hall, Peter May, Arthur Morris, Denis Compton, Neil Harvey, Alec Bedser, Alan Davidson, Ted Dexter and Zaheer Abbas. A further fifteen signatures to front and rear pages including Tom Graveney, Gordon Greenidge, George Mann, Bob Willis, Bob Wyatt, Keith Fletcher, Asif Iqbal etc. Some wear to dustwrapper, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £60
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'The Lancaster Cricket Club 1841-1909'. J.J. Gilchrist. Lancaster 1910. Original green cloth with gilt title to spine. Limited edition no. 238/250. Excellent condition. Sold with 'Cricket by the Lune. The Story of Cricket in Lancaster from 1841 to 1970', T. Alderson. This appears to be a typed proof manuscript with the odd annotations in ink throughout. Signed to the title page by the author, dated 2nd February 1971, and nicely bound in green cloth. The book was eventually published in 1985. VG. Qty. 2
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £22
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Somerset. A selection of fourteen modern titles relating to Somerset cricket. Titles include 'Somerset Cricketers', Stephen Hill and Barry Phillips. Two hardback volumes with dustwrappers covering the periods 1919-1939 and 1946-1970, published in Wellington, Somerset, 2017 and 2018. Both volumes signed by the authors. Good dustwrappers. Also 'Somerset County Cricket Club. Players, Photographs and Statistics 1891-2002', Eddie Lawrence. Limited edition no. 163/500, and the supplement covering 1882-2007. Limited edition no. 82/500. Both volumes signed by Lawrence. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £32
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'Memories and Adventures'. Arthur Conan Doyle. Second edition, London 1924. Original blue cloth with gilt title to spine. Signed in ink to the title page, 'Arthur Conan Doyle'. Chapter XXIV, 'Some Recollections of Sport', includes references to his cricketing career, including taking his only first-class wicket, that of W.G. Grace, while playing for M.C.C. v London County at Crystal Palace, 23rd-25th August 1900. Grace had scored 110. Slight breaking to front internal hinge, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £460
Arthur Conan Doyle played ten first-class cricket matches, all for the M.C.C. He took only one first-class wicket, no less than that of W.G. Grace, whom he dismissed having scored 110. He also played under the pseudonym of A.C. Smith for Portsmouth F.C. in the 1890s as their first goalkeeper
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'A Village Match and After'. M.D. Lyon. London 1929. Presentation copy from the author to 'J.C.W. Macb [MacBryan] with love from M.D.L. July 1929' with annotated scores in the same hand below. Original blue cloth. Minor wear and fading to spine, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £20
Malcolm Douglas 'Dar' Lyon and John Crawford William 'Jack' MacBryan played together at Cambridge University and for Somerset in the 1920s and 1930s. They both appeared in the match v Surrey at The Oval, 17th-19th July 1929 in which Lyon scored 199 in Somerset's second innings
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Herbert Sutcliffe. Three titles written and signed by Sutcliffe. 'For England and Yorkshire', London 1935. 'Batting', London 1937. 'How to Become a First Class Batsman', Leeds 1949. All in original cloth/ boards. G
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £22
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South Africa. Two titles by Maurice W. Luckin. 'The History of South African Cricket. Including the full scores of all important matches since 1876'. Johannesburg 1915. Nicely signed in ink to the title page by the author. Original green cloth. Good/very good condition. Rare in this signed form. Also 'South African Cricket 1919-1927', Johannesburg 1927. Some staining to original green boards, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £90
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Yorkshire C.C.C. Three signed titles including 'Cricket Is My Life', Len Hutton, London 1951. Original green cloth. 'Cricket Campaigns', Norman Yardley, London 1950. Original black cloth. Both titles signed by the author to the half title page. Also 'The Official History of Yorkshire County Cricket Club', Derek Hodgson, Marlborough 1989. Signed to the title page by the author, to internal pages by eleven players, and a further fifty five signatures to front and rear end papers. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £22
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'If the Cap Fits'. Colin Bateman. Tony Williams Publications 1993. Hardback with good dustwrapper. Signed to the title page by the author, to player profiles by over 150 England Test cricketers, and to rear end paper by a further fourteen. Signatures of earlier players include Appleyard, Andrew, Barber, Bailey, Alec and Eric Bedser, Bolus, Carr, Dexter, Dewes, Doggart, Graveney, Higgs, Illingworth, Oakman, Padgett, Parks, Shackleton, Simpson, Subba Row, Titmus, Trueman, Tyson, Watson etc. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £75
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Somerset. 'Tom Cartwright. The Flame Still Burns'. Stephen Chalke. Bath 2007. Signed to the half title page by Chalke and Cartwright. 'From Sammy to Jimmy. The Official History of Somerset County Cricket Club'. Peter Roebuck. London 1991. Unsigned dedication to front endpaper. Signed to rear blank pages by fifty three former Somerset players. Both titles with good dustwrappers. Qty. 2. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £35
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Jim Laker. Two titles by Laker, both signed by the author. 'One Day Cricket', London 1977, and 'A Spell from Laker', London 1979. Good dustwrappers. VG
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £28
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Signed autobiographies. 'I Declare', Mike Denness, 1977. 'Time to Declare', Basil D'Oliveira, 1980. 'Big Bird Flying High', Joel Garner 1988. Each signed by the subject. Good dustwrappers. Qty. 3. G/VG
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £22
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Signed biographies and histories. Twelve titles signed by the subject/ author unless stated, with good Yorkshire interest. Titles with dustwrappers are 'Express Deliveries', Bill Bowes 1949. Two biographies by or about Fred Trueman, both signed by Trueman, 'Ball of Fire' 1976, and 'The Test Match Career of Freddie Trueman', C.D. Clark 1980. 'We Don't Play It For Fun. A Story of Yorkshire Cricket', Don Mosey 1988. Also 'Cricket Campaigns', Norman Yardley 1950. 'Len Hutton', J.M. Kilburn 1951, signed by Hutton. 'Aussies and Ashes', Bill Bowes 1961. 'The Book of Cricket', Pelham Warner 1945, signed with dedication by D.C.F. Burton (Yorkshire 1907-1921). 'How to Become a First-Class Batsman', Herbert Sutcliffe 1949. Sold with three other signed titles by Denis Compton, Tony Lock and Trevor Bailey etc. Odd faults, overall in good condition. Qty. 13
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £42
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Signed biographies. Eight hardback titles with dustwrappers, each signed by the author/ subject. 'Behind the Stumps', Godfrey Evans', London 1951. 'Fast Fury', Freddie Trueman, London 1961. 'M.C.C. The Autobiography of a Cricketer', Colin Cowdrey, London 1976. Other subjects are Ray Illingworth, Harold Rhodes, Garry Sobers, and Alf Gover. Also coaching books, 'The Young Cricketer's Companion', Learie Constantine, London 1964, and 'M.C.C. Masterclass', Tony Lewis 1994. Eight signatures including Lewis, Boycott, Illingworth, Benaud, Gower, Brearley etc. Two editions of the Wisden Anthology, 1940-1963 and 1963-1982, both signed by the editor, Benny Green. Sold with an autograph sheet for England v West Indies, Lord's 1976 fully signed by the England team, a mixed collection of engravings, modern reproductions, miniature bats etc. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £45
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C.V. Grimmett. Flicker Book. No.2 'Googley Delivery and Off-Break Finger Spin'. Flicker Productions Ltd 1930. Signed by Grimmett to title page. Very good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £70
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'I.T. Botham. A Few Highlights'. Irving Rosenwater. Privately printed for the author in London, September 1993. Limited edition number 25 of only twenty five numbered copies produced, signed by the author. None were available for sale. VG. Rare
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £320
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'Douglas Robert Jardine. Gentleman and Player'. Irving Rosenwater. Privately printed for the author in London, April 1993. Limited edition number 24 of only fifty numbered copies produced, signed by the author. None were available for sale. VG. Rare
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £200
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'J.M. Kilburn. An Appreciation'. Irving Rosenwater. Privately printed for the author in London, November 1993. Limited edition number 16 of only twenty numbered copies produced, signed by the author. None were available for sale. Excellent condition. Rare
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £300
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'A.C. MacLaren- Justice Denied?. A look at Ponsford's 429'. Irving Rosenwater. Printed for private circulation in London, January 1996. Limited edition number 21 of fifty numbered copies produced, signed by the author. Excellent condition
Estimate: £60/80
Hammer price: £90
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'W.G. Grace: A Leviathan Was He'. Irving Rosenwater. Printed for private circulation, London, October 1997. Limited edition number 20 of only twenty copies produced, signed by the author. None were for sale. VG
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £310
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'Voices from the Past'. Irving Rosenwater. Privately printed 1996. Limited edition number 16 of only twenty numbered copies produced, signed by the author. None were for sale. VG
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £150
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'W.G. Grace- A Footnote to History'. Irving Rosenwater. Printed for private circulation, London, October 1994. Limited edition number 32 of fifty copies produced, signed by the author. None were for sale. VG
Estimate: £60/80
Hammer price: £80
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'Thomas Keay Tapling. Cricketer and Philatelist'. Irving Rosenwater. London 1995. Printed for private circulation. Signed limited edition copy 9 of thirty five copies produced. VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £70
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'Frederick Gale and the first cricket auction'. Irving Rosenwater. Privately printed for the author in London, September 1994. Limited edition number 23 of only fifty numbered copies produced, signed by the author. VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £90
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'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 155 of 200 copies of which 190 were for sale, signed by Rosenwater. Minor damp staining to covers, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £70
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'Seymour Clark of Somerset. An Appreciation'. Irving Rosenwater. Printed for private circulation, London, April 1995. Limited edition number 23 of only fifty numbered copies produced, signed by the author. VG
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £50
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'The Cricket Chronicle for the season 1863'. W. Bayly, London 1864. 'Volume the First' (only year of publication). Original card wrappers with embossed decoration and gilt title to front and spine. Padwick 902. According to Padwick 'covers are variously dated 1863 and 1864', this example has the title to the cover 'The Cricket Chronicle 1864'. Gilts faded otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £600/800
Hammer price: £700
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'Stoddart's Team In Australia 1897/98'. F.S. Ashley-Cooper. London 1898. Post-tour publication, rebound with original wrappers retained. 48pp including adverts and thirteen portraits in the text. Padwick 4417. Some foxing to original wrappers, otherwise in very good condition. Rare
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £280
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'Cricket in Perth 1827-1921'. History of the Perthshire Cricket Club. James Barlas, Perth, 1921. Original souvenir brochure stamped 'Prize draw No. 7552' to front cover. Original decorative paper wrappers. Padwick no. 3285. Rusting to staple, minor ageing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £38
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'The Galaxy. Consisting of a Variety of Sacred and Other Poetry. The Whole Original and New'. W. Belcher and others. Rochester 1790. Printed by W. Gillman at the Phoenix Printing Office and sold by James Evans, Paternoster Square, London. The publication is dedicated 'To William Wilberforce, Esq. and his worthy compatriots in this cause of humanity...'. Approx. 320pp divided into sections. Pages 41-42 of the last section, 'Poems on Various Subjects' includes a 100 line poem, 'Cricket being a game peculiar to Kent, and a few other counties, I subjoin a short description of it, by way of episode, or rather detachment'. The poem provides vivid descriptions of the game, such as 'The streaming bomb [ball]', 'tingling catch', 'whose hands let fall the plumping ball'. Stamp to the title page and others of the 'Demilt Bequest 1845'. Handsome later binding in quarter calf and marbled boards with raised bands to the spine, speckled page edges. Padwick 6385. Very good condition. Rare
Estimate: £2000/3000
Hammer price: unsold
On his death in 1845, Benjamin DeMilt, a watchmaker, bequeathed his entire library to the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen in New York
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'Beddington Cricket Week' by 'Carolus'. Reprinted from the 'Weekly Record', Wallington, south London, 1911. 23pp booklet recording the seven matches played in the club's cricket week with scores, reports and averages. Opponents include M.C.C. Club and Ground for whom Hendren and Murrell of Middlesex, F.N. Bird of Northamptonshire, and Young of Essex played. Tipped in to modern blue cloth, original wrappers retained. To inside back cover of the original wrapper is a label for 'Alfred D. Taylor, Collector of Cricketana'. Padwick 2618. Rare. Minor ageing to original wrappers, otherwise in very good condition. Rare
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: unsold
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'Wykehamical Scores from the year 1825'. Allen Cowburn. Robbins and Wheeler, Winchester 1838 (third edition 1841?). 104pp. Dark green cloth boards, with gilt tile to front cover. Padwick 1565 records various editions of this book published between 1838 and 1851 with updated scores, each retaining the original title page dated 1838. Wear to head of spine, bumping, creasing and light staining to boards, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: unsold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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