Original Paper Wrappered & Cloth Covered Wisdens

Lot 1249:
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'The Wreck of Westminster Abbey alias The Year Two Thousand, alias The Ordeal of Sepulchral Candour... being a selection from the Monumental Records of the most Conspicuous Persons' by the Author of Kilkhampton Abbey (Sir Herbert Croft). Eighth edition dated 21st May 1788 'with considerable Additions, ornamented with a Characteristic Frontispiece, and a Description thereof'. 60pp plus prologue and editors notes. Printed for Charles Stalker, Ludgate Street, London, and dated 'MMI [2001!]'. An unusual collection of satirical epitaphs on political and literary figures of the day, described in the year 2000 to provide a historical perspective. Page 59 records a 'Communion Table... with the following Inscription, Underneath the Representation of a Cricket Match' and refers to 'his G--e the D--e of D--t... to the noble Amusement and salutary exercise of Cricket... by dint of his Superior skill Notched 99, his adversary throwing up the hundredth ball, by dislodging one of his Eyes, made him a Member of the Cyclopean Corps'. Bound in modern green calf and marbled boards. Not recorded in Padwick. Expert repairs to the bookplate engraving and page 60, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £500/700
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1250:
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'An Epistle from Alexander M'C Fisher, of Stockton, to his friend Michael O'Higgins, of London'. Printed by R. Firth, High Street, Stockton, 1846. Eight page booklet containing a poem praising the charms and attractions of Stockton including the food and drink, the theatre, schools, High street, shops etc. and six lines on the cricket club (founded in 1816), including 'Our Cricket Club, Mike, or the members are such/ That no language of mine can extol them too much', comparing them to those of 'the Mary-le-bone'. Tipped in to modern blue cloth, original plain wrappers retained. Not listed in Padwick or recorded in other collections. Some ageing to original wrappers, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1251:
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'School Sport'. W. R. Glasson. Printed by W.A. Pepperday & Co. Ltd., Sydney, and dated 28th May 1936. 24pp including nine full page photographic images. The book is dedicated to T.W. Garrett (19 Tests for Australia). Subjects covered include George Bonnor (Australia, 17 Tests) and Tarpot, a member of the Aboriginal touring team to England in 1868. The illustrations include pictures of Bonnor, the First Australian team to England 1878, and an excellent photograph portrait of Tarpot. Bound in green cloth, original wrappers retained. Handwritten dedication in ink to the first page, 'With the author's compliments', and bookplates of J.W. Goldman and A.E. Winder. Loosely inserted is a two page handwritten letter dated 18th July 1936 from the Australian cricket writer, A.G. Moyes, to 'Dear Scotty'. Moyes states he has obtained a signature of Garrett, but not yet of Bonnor, and includes a newspaper review of the Glasson book, a copy of which he encloses, 'and think that Mr. Goldman will be interested in it and value it as there were [only] four copies published', as the book was 'not for sale but only for private circulation'. Padwick 8162, incorrectly recorded as a Trumper item. Vertical crease to the original book, foxing to front endpaper, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £600/900
Hammer price: £750
William Russell Glasson was a writer on a wide range of sports including cricket. Glasson and Garrett were pupils at Newington College in Sydney
Lot 1252:
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Huddersfield Cricket. Two booklets relating to Huddersfield cricket. 'Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Huddersfield Cricket & Athletic Club 1879'. 15pp booklet of the incorporation of the Club as a limited company covering subscriptions, governance, officers, list of subscribers etc. Not listed in Padwick. Printed by George Whitehead of Huddersfield. Tipped in to blue cloth, original wrappers retained. Also 'Huddersfield Cricket 50 Years Ago... Interesting Reminiscence of Mr. C.H. Bradley' by "Umpire". Reprinted from the Huddersfield Daily Chronicle, 14th October 1908. 4pp booklet of memories on local cricket, a match between Folly Hall Union and Birkby Hall Union. Bookplate of A.E. Winder to last page. Tipped in to red cloth. Padwick 2937-1. Rare. G/VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £85
Lot 1253:
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Cricket rhymes. 'To the Harrow Colts of 1877'. 'F.P.' (Frederick George Brabazon Ponsonby, 6th Earl of Bessborough). 8pp booklet comprising three poems on the subjects of batting, bowling and fielding. Inscription in ink to first page 'M.J. Dauglish, Harrow Colts 1883' and signed 'Bessborough'. Padwick 6516. Tipped in to yellow cloth, original plain paper wrappers retained. Scarce. VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £320
Ponsonby was a founder of Surrey County Cricket Club. Maurice John Dauglish played nine first-class matches for Middlesex 1886-1890. He and Ponsonby were educated at Harrow.
Lot 1254:
Lot 1254
'101 Scores of Cricket Matches contested by players of Newick during the years 1893 to 1899'. T.B. Powell. Lewes 1910. 100pp. Contains scores of matches played between 1893 and 1898, in which Powell regularly featured, also appearances at the Newick ground of players including E. Dillon of Kent and F. Tate of Sussex. Tipped in to blue cloth, original paper wrappers retained. Padwick 2756. G/VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £150
Lot 1255:
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William Wade Fitzherbert Pullen. Gloucestershire 1882-1892. A 36pp foolscap handwritten manuscript of a lecture given by Pullen on cricket in 1890. Born in Gloucestershire Pullen was a contemporary of W.G. Grace with whom he also played for Thornbury, once sharing an opening partnership of 311. The date of the lecture of 1890 can be identified from a reference on p34 to a match against Yorkshire at Dewsbury 'last summer'. There is much on his Gloucestershire and other contemporaries: E.M. Grace the 'master of the pull and supreme fielder at point' and on W.G., 'the supreme cricketer', with whom Pullen played on numerous occasions. He recounts one occasion when W.G. took seven wickets against Nottinghamshire with leg-side half volleys, caught by his brother Fred, 'even Daft fell for it and Notts were all out for 27'. On bowlers Pullen praises the change of pace of Spofforth and Lohmann. Pullen selects his best fielders for the various positions, highlighting Royle, Blackham is his choice for wicketkeeper. There are sections on 'Rustic Cricket' and on the school and university game. Some of the lecture is technical with a drawing of a ball to show movement in the air on page 16. There are two introductory typed pages on Pullen, perhaps compiled by G. Neville Weston whose ownership note is on the inside front cover. Enclosed are a letter from E.K. Brown dated 1968 to Weston stating that he bought the manuscript from Desmond Eagar for 63/- and a typed copy of the Wisden obituary of Pullen. All this has been collated into handsome modern maroon cloth boards with gilt title to spine, with a holderpocket for the loose items. Previously sold by Trevor Vennett-Smith in 2003. A fascinating item. G/VG
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £750
Lot 1256:
Lot 1256
'Cricket. Reminiscences of the Old Players and Observations of the Young Ones by the Author of "The Cricket Field". James Pycroft. Blackwood & Co., 1868. Bound in green cloth with original wrappers retained, along with three other issues from the 'Popular Series of English Sports & Amusements' on the subjects of 'The Lobster', 'Famous Billiard Players' and 'Police Mysteries'. Previously sold by Phillips as lot 513 in the Hal Cohen sale of 26th January 1995. G/VG
Estimate: £180/250
Hammer price: £380
Lot 1257:
Lot 1257
'Routledge's Sporting Annual'. London 1882. First year of only two issues. The original complete issue comprised 96pp covering many sports, this copy has the first 66pp which relate to cricket plus advertising pages. Includes engraved portraits of nine cricketers including Hornby, Leslie, W.W. Read etc. Bookplate of A.E. Winder to title page. Original wrappers retained with contemporary replacement spine. Padwick 1100. Scarce. Minor wear and ageing to wrappers, some foxing otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £50
Lot 1258:
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'Rules of the Beckhampton Cricket Club' c1830. Printed by Smith, Printer, Devizes. Three pages of Rules and a List of Members. The text suggests that these rules were established at the foundation of the club and include rule 8, 'The dinner shall be on the table at three o'clock and the game resumed at four', rule 9 'Any member smoking in the club room or tent shall be fined 5s, and any member riding or driving over the ground, or dining without his coat shall be fined 10s'. The list of members is headed by the President, T.H.S. Bucknall Estcourt Esq. M.P. and the thirty nine playing members include Lord Kerry (Marquess of Lansdown). One notable player is Edward Hayward Budd (1785-1875) who played over seventy first-class matches for M.C.C., Middlesex, England and others clubs. The last page has a wax seal and a handwritten inscription in ink signed by Rev. T Meyler, one of the playing members. The Rules are tipped in to navy cloth boards. Not listed in Padwick. Horizontal and vertical folds, neat expert repair to edge of last page, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £80
Lot 1259:
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'Rules of the Bridgnorth Club'. Printed by R.H. Evans, Bridgnorth. Four page sheet with the majority of the rear page, probably originally blank, removed, tipped in to modern blue cloth. The rules cover the club's name, committee members, terms of membership, general meetings etc. The rules are undated but a handwritten inscription in ink to verso is dated 17th April 1888. Not listed in Padwick. Foxing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £80
A club named the Bridgnorth True Blue Club was founded in 1839
Lot 1260:
Lot 1260
'St. Lawrence Cricket Club 1897'. 8pp booklet with title and officers listed to front cover with decorative striped colour border. Other pages list batting and bowling averages, results for the 1897 season, and 'A' team batting and bowling averages and results. Tipped in to modern blue cloth. Very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £80
Lot 1261:
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'Scores of the Apsley Park Cricket Club' 1886-1893. Eight volumes of match scores, averages and rules for each of the eight seasons bound together in one volume in contemporary blue calf and marbled boards, marbled page edges. Ownership stamp of Arthur F. Tooke to front endpaper. Padwick 1937. Previously sold as lot 200 in the Guy Currey Collection sale, Christie's, 4th May 2006. Some rubbing to spine and cover extremities, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: unsold
Apsley Park played its home matches on the Durdham Down ground in Bristol where Gloucestershire played its inaugural first-class match in 1870. Arthur Tooke was a regular player and served variously as vice-captain, committee member and vice-chairman
Lot 1262:
Lot 1262
'Cricket. Shaw and Shrewsbury's Team in Australia 1884-1885. The voyage out- Description of the matches, Description of the players, The voyage home, Batting and bowling averages'. Alfred Shaw and Arthur Shrewsbury. Nottingham 1885. Excellent original mono photograph between pages six and seven. Small original advertising notice tipped in to inside front cover for Shaw and Shrewsbury's sporting equipment. Original decorative wrappers with expertly restored spine, contained in modern blue case. Padwick 4409. Very good condition
Estimate: £400/600
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1263:
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'"W.G." Up To Date. The Doings of W.G. Grace from 1887 to 1895 inclusive by King Willow'. Thomas Stafford Sidney. Nilgiri News and South of India Observer Press, Ootacamund 1896. 100pp comprising a series of articles that appeared in the paper. This was Grace's copy, signed and dated 1896 in pencil by Grace to the inside front cover, with the bookplate for the sale of the Grace library by Bearne's of Exeter, 11th July 1996, lot 10. Bound in dark wine coloured cloth with gilt title to front cover. Spine very faded, with some fading to front cover and gilts. Contents in very good condition. Rare
Estimate: £800/1200
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1264:
Lot 1264
'The Winchester Register of Cricketing and Athletic Sports' 1858-1866. Complete run of nine issues for 1858 (first year of issue), 1858/59, 1859/60, 1860/61, 1861/62, 1863, 1864, 1865 and 1866 (last issue). Printed by D. Nutt / Nutt and Wells/ J. Wells of Winchester. Original paper wrappers. Ownership name in ink to front cover of each issue for H.B. or J.B.W. Forster. Bookplate of A.E. Winder to front cover of all issues. The first three issues include appearances by John William Haygarth (Oxford University 1862-1864), cousin of Arthur Haygarth. Odd faults and staining to some issues, overall in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: unsold
J.W. Haygarth emigrated to Australia in 1865 and played no first-class cricket after leaving England
Lot 1265:
Lot 1265
'The Tenth Australian Cricket Team with a note on unfair bowling'. James 'Jim' Phillips. Printed for the author 1899. Pre tour penny booklet comprising fifteen printed portraits and biographies of the Australian players, including Darling, Trumper, Gregory, Laver, Trumble etc., and an article by Phillips on 'Unfair Bowling'. Original paper wrappers. Padwick 4992. Ageing and wear to booklet with tape repair to spine, front wrapper partly detached
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £240
With two strong teams, only one Test of the first five match series was decided, with Australia winning the second Test at Lord's by ten wickets
Lot 1266:
Lot 1266
'The Canadian Cricketer's Guide and Review of the Past Season 1877'. 'Third Year'. Rev. T.D. Phillips and H.J. Campbell. Printed for the Compilers at the 'Free Press' Office, Ottawa by C.W. Mitchell, May 1877. Contents include a 'Photograph and Biographical sketch of a Prominent Cricketer', hints on the game, clubs of Canada, prospects for the coming season, schools cricket, Centennial cricket, American cricket etc. Real photograph of Rev. Phillips laid down to page four. Padwick 4115. Bound in modern half calf and marbled boards, original wrappers retained. G/VG
Estimate: £300/400
Hammer price: £300
Only three issues were published, the first in 1858, then not again until 1876. Publication ceased after the 1877 edition due to poor circulation
Lot 1267:
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'An Adieu to the Turf: A Political Epistle from The E--l of A--n to His Grace The A--p of Y--k'. Bertie Willoughby, Earl of Abingdon. Printed for M. Smith, London 1778. Twenty four page poem bound in modern plain brown paper wrappers, lacking half-title page. 24pp plus seven pages of 'Dedication to Mr. Tattersall'. Cricket interest on page three of the poem, "Scarce fourteen years had pass'd away/ When first I thought of am'rous play/ Of Women not afraid:/ For them I left more childish cricket:/ I only strove to hit their wicket/ And put-out every Maid". Padwick 863-3. Some soiling to last page, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £300/500
Hammer price: £300
Lot 1268:
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Desmond Eagar library. Eight titles published by J.W. Arrowsmith of Bristol from the collection of Desmond Eagar, Captain of Hampshire C.C.C. and noted cricket collector. Each volume very nicely and uniformly bound for Eagar by Bernard Middleton in blue half morocco with marbled boards, gilt title and two raised bands to spines. Top edges gilt. Titles bound with original paper wrappers preserved are 'Told in the Pavilion', Alfred Cochrane, 1896. Includes a typed letter slipped in from Middleton to Eagar dated 17th July 1960 relating to the binding of this set of books, very nicely signed 'Bernard C. Middleton'. 'How's That? Including a century of Grace', Harry Furniss, 1896. 'The County Cricket Championship 1873 to 1896', Rev. R.S. Holmes, 1897. 'Cricket Notes', Gilbert Jessop, 1903. 'Cricket Stories Wise and Otherwise', C.W. Alcock, 1901. 'At the Sign of the Wicket', E.B.V. Christian, 1894. 'Ranjitsinhji. Prince of Cricket', Percy Cross Standing, 1903. Also 'Willow & Leather. A Book of Praise', E.V. Lucas, 1898, lacking original wrappers. Bookplate of E.D.R. Eagar to front cover of each title. The set previously sold as lot 158 in the Christie's sale of Eagar's library, 21st April 2005. An excellent selection of books from the renowned binder. VG
Estimate: £350/450
Hammer price: £300
Bernard Middleton is considered one of the best craft binders of the last century and has written widely on the subject of bookbinding and restoration
Lot 1269:
Lot 1269
'Cricket'. W.G. Grace. J.W. Arrowsmith, Bristol and Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. London 1891. Handsomely rebound by Bayntun-Riviere of Bath in full green morocco, top edge gilt, hand marbled endpapers, and hand sewn headbands. Gilt caricatures of Grace by Harry Furniss to front and rear covers, Vanity Fair caricature of Grace to spine with raised bands. Contained in a green cloth box. Limited 'Edition de Luxe' of 652 copies (of which ten were presentation copies) signed by Grace, this being copy number 198, subscribed for by Charles T. Jacoby of Chipping Sodbury. Padwick 433. Ownership initials inscribed to the text of page 53. A classic cricket book in a splendid and unique binding in excellent condition
Estimate: £1500/2500
Hammer price: £1400
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. The Bayntun-Riviere bindery, which dates back to 1829, was founded by Robert Riviere in Bath, whose example was followed in 1894 by George Bayntun. In 1939 the Bayntun and Riviere binderies were incorporated into their present premises and remains in family ownership
Lot 1270:
Lot 1270
'The History of Kent County Cricket'. Lord Harris. London 1907. Beautifully bound in full blue leather by Bayntun Riviere of Bath with decorative gilts and raised bands to spine, gilt to all page edges, in blue cloth box. Previously sold in the Hal Cohen auction of January 1995, this was Cohen's copy. Some foxing, otherwise in very good condition. A unique example of this title in a splendid binding
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £240
Lot 1271:
Lot 1271
'With the M.C.C. in Australia (1907-1908)'. Major Philip Trevor. London 1908. Bound in brown cloth, original wrappers retained. Published by Alston Rivers Limited. Minor wear to wrappers, slight browning to pages otherwise in good condition. Rare
Estimate: £140/180
Hammer price: £140
Lot 1272:
Lot 1272
'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. Ex Anthony Woodhouse collection. Minor wear to covers, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £90
Lot 1273:
Lot 1273
'The Theory and Practice of Cricket, from its origin to the present time'. Charles Box. London 1868. Some wear to contemporary binding with red board and leather spine. 'Routledge's Handbook of Cricket'. Edmund Routledge. c1866. Some wear and soiling to original pictorial boards. 'Old Cricket and Cricketers' with a preface by C.W. Alcock. H.H. Montgomery. London 1890. Original decorative wrappers. Annotation to front cover. G. Qty.
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £42
Lot 1274:
Lot 1274
'The Triangular Tests 1876-1912'. H.V. Dorey. London 1912. Bound in blue cloth and marbled boards, original decorative wrappers retained. Ex libris J.W. Goldman. Scarce. Very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £80
Lot 1275:
Lot 1275
'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. Slight creasing to spine and bumping to board extremities, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £40
Lot 1276:
Lot 1276
'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. Breaking to page block otherwise in good condition. Sold with a modern hardback reproduction by Gerald Brodribb published in 1962 with dustwrapper. G. Qty. 2
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £250
Lot 1277:
Lot 1277
Nottinghamshire Cricket Matches, from 1771 to 1865. A.K. Sutton. 118PP. Nottingham 1865 (3rd Edition). Original stiffened green wrappers, bound in green boards,with gilt titles to spine. Minor age toning to wrappers otherwise in good/very good condition. Rare
Estimate: £180/250
Hammer price: £160
Lot 1278:
Cricket histories, statistical, reference books etc. Good varied selection of fifty two books. Some copies signed, signatures include Martin-Jenkins (2), Bill Frindall, Tim Rice, Vic Marks, Patrick Eagar, Lemmon, Gooch etc. One multi signed 'A Century of Cornhill Tests'. Ken Lawrence, by twelve players, signatures include McGrath, Langer, Taylor, Gilchrist, Waugh, Stewart, Knight, Croft etc. Some large format books included. In three boxes
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £22
Lot 1279:
Australia, Ashes and Test matches. Good varied selection of twenty three books. Odd copy signed, authors signatures include Mike Coward, Frith, Harte, Robert Colemen etc. Some large format books included
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £10
Lot 1280:
Cricket biographies, writings, statistical, general books etc. Good varied selection of eighty eight books. Some copies signed with odd limited edition, signatures include Ian Peebles, Ric Sissons, David Rayvern Allen, Frith, Gooch, Martin Johnson, David Foot, Frindall etc. Some multi signed 'World of Cricket 1978'. edited by Trevor Bailey, signatures include John Rice, David Steele, Ted Hemsley, Gordon Greenidge, Chris Cowdrey, Andy Stovold, Sarfraz Nawaz, Dilip Doshi, Viv Richards etc, 'Summer of Success'. David Lemmon 1980, with eleven signatures, Norbert Phillip, Ray East, Lilley, Pont, Turner etc and 'Woolley. The Pride of Kent' Ian Peebles 1969, signed by some Kent players, Sayer, Graham, Elms, Hooper, Laycock etc. In four boxes
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £50
Lot 1281:
Lot 1281
Badminton Library: Duke of Beaufort. Editor. 'The Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes 1891-1896'. A good selection of fourteen volumes of the standard edition in publishers original bindings. Sporting subjects covered are: Golf, Shooting, Coursing and Falconry, Cricket (Volumes 1 & 2), Billiards, Driving, Skating, Big Game Hunting (2 volumes), Sea Fishing, Archery, Riding & Polo and Dancing. Good/very good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £45
Lot 1282:
Lot 1282
'The Book of Cricket- A New Gallery of Famous Players'. C.B. Fry. Editor. London 1899. Twelve individual weekly issues nos. I-III, VII-XI and XIII-XVI. One duplicate. Original pictorial wrappers. Illustrated. Majority of covers split and detached, otherwise in good condition. Also 'Famous Cricketers and Cricket Grounds', C.W. Alcock 1895. Two individual issues, parts VI and XIV. Some wear and tape repairs
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £20
Lot 1283:
Lot 1283
Association of Cricket Statisticians publications. Fifty one volumes of 'Important Cricket Matches' 1801-1849, 'Cricket Matches' 1850-1863', and 'First Class Cricket Matches' 1864-1905, 1907-1912, 1914-1922. Also 'Complete First-Class Match List' Volumes I-V covering the period 1801-1998 with duplication. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £45
Lot 1284:
Lot 1284
'The Book of Cricket. A Gallery of Famous Players'. C.B. Fry. London 1899. Original green pictorial boards. Nicks to head and foot of spine, otherwise in very good condition with bright gilts to front cover and spine, the boards almost as new. Sold with 'A Portfolio of Cricket Prints. A Nineteenth Century Miscellany'. Introduction and Notes by Irving Rosenwater. London 1962. Wear and foxing. Qty. 2
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £28
Lot 1285:
Lot 1285
Peter B. Kettle. Two titles by Kettle. 'A Plea for Qualitative Justice featuring a Comprehensive Merit Rating Scheme for Batsmen'. Script for a play written by Kettle published in Melbourne, 2019, with a two CD recording of the play. 'Rescuing Don Bradman from Splendid Isolation. Putting his Test average into a true long-term perspective'. Melbourne 2019. VG
Estimate: £18/25
Hammer price: £10
Lot 1286:
Lot 1286
Cricket histories, biographies and coaching books. Twenty one titles of which four are signed including 'Lord's 1787-1945', Sir Pelham Warner, London 1946. Good dustwrapper, signed by Warner. 'Jack Hobbs. A Portrait of an Artist as a Great Batsman', Ronald Mason, London 1960. Signed by Hobbs. 'The Jubilee Book of Cricket', Prince Ranjitsinhji, Edinburgh 1897, signed by A.P.F. Chapman, dated 1944. 'Hampshire County Cricket', H.S. Altham, John Arlott, E.D.R. Eagar and Roy Webber, London 1958, signed by Arlott. Other titles include 'The Cricket-Field', James Pycroft, third edition, London 1859. 'Bat-v-Ball. Individual cricket records from 1864 to 1900', J.H. Lester, Nottingham 1900. Original decorative paper wrappers. 'The Story of a Cricket Picture (Sussex and Kent)', Alfred D. Taylor ("Willow Wielder"), Hove 1923. Original paper wrappers. 'Jerks in from Short-Leg', 'Quid', London 1866 etc. Some faults, generally good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £70
Lot 1287:
Lot 1287
Cricket histories and biographies. Small box of fifteen books and brochures. Titles include 'The Book of Greenock Cricket Scores from 1862 to 1874', John Steven, Greenock 1875. Breaking to hinges and wear. 'The Leeds Zingari Cricket Club', C.L. Champion, 1945. 'Time for Reflection', Colin Cowdrey, London 1963, signed by Cowdrey, Original dustwrapper with some faults. 'From Commons to Lord's. A Chronology of Cricket 1700-1799. Volume II 1751-1770', Ian Maun, Evington 2011. Limited edition no. 142/200, signed by Maun etc. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £75
Lot 1288:
Lot 1288
Cricket Annuals. 'First-Class Cricket. A Complete Record'. 1930-1939. A full run of the series compiled and edited by Jim Ledbetter in very good condition. The 1938 and 1939 editions are hardbacks with dustwrappers. Playfair Cricket Annual 1958, 1960-1962, and 1969-1973. News Chronicle Cricket Annual 1949, 1952, 1954, 1956-1958 and 1960. Sunday Chronicle Cricket and Golf Annual 1948 and 1949. Daily Worker Cricket Handbook 1949. Sold with a selection of ACS publications and Australia Wisden Almanacks. Odd faults to some annuals, overall in good/ very good condition. Qty. 42
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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