Willows and other Facsimile Wisdens

Lot 968:
Lot 968
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1896. 33rd edition. Original hardback. Minor tear to page liii/liv otherwise in very good condition, this edition rarely seen in this condition. The rare first issue of the original hardback with titles bright
Estimate: £8000/12000
Hammer price: £12000
Lot 969:
Lot 969
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1898. 35th edition. Original paper wrappers. Bound in brown boards with gilt titles to spine. Some age toning to wrappers otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £70
Lot 970:
Lot 970
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1899. 36th edition. Original paper wrappers. Bound in brown boards with gilt titles to spine. Some age toning, wear and odd ink blot to wrappers otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £70
Lot 971:
Lot 971
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1900. 37th edition. Original paper wrappers. Bound in brown boards with gilt titles to spine. Some age toning and minor wear to wrappers otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £80
Lot 972:
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Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1901. 38th edition. Original hardback. Very good condition with gilt titles bright. A rare early hardback edition
Estimate: £1000/1500
Hammer price: £1700
Lot 973:
Lot 973
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1902, 1903, 1904 and 1908. 39th, 40th, 41st & 45th editions. The 1902 with original front paper wrappers, lacking rear wrapper, crude plain paper spine attached, lacking photographic plate, lacking rear advertising pages, the 1903 edition lacking original wrappers and appears incomplete and the 1904 edition bound in maroon boards, lacking original wrappers and front and rear advertising pages. The 1908 edition with original wrappers, page block broken and book in two parts, appears to be lacking page 385/386 otherwise in good condition. Bought as seen, viewing essential, not subject to return. Qty 4
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £75
Lot 974:
Lot 974
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1905. 57th edition. Original paper wrappers. Bound in brown boards with gilt titles to spine. Some darkening and age toning to wrappers otherwise in good/very good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £40
Lot 975:
Lot 975
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1920. 57th edition. Original paper wrappers. Darkening, wear and heavy loss to spine paper, minor wear and loss to wrappers otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £65
Lot 976:
Lot 976
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1932. 69th edition. Original paper wrappers. Some wear and small loss to spine paper, some wear to rear wrapper, odd ink blot to page block edge otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £38
Lot 977:
Lot 977
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1933. 70th edition. Original hardback. Some general wear and soiling to boards and spine paper, some dulling and fading to gilt titles. Internally in good+ condition
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £190
Lot 978:
Lot 978
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1935. 72nd edition. Original hardback. Some dulling and fading to gilt titles on the spine paper, minor bumping to corners otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £380
Lot 979:
Lot 979
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1938. 75th edition. Original hardback. Tear to head of spine paper, minor wear and odd corner bump to boards, internally good condition
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £160
Lot 980:
Lot 980
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1939. 76th edition. Original hardback. Minor breaking to front internal hinge, slight dulling to gilt titles on spine otherwise in good+ condition
Estimate: £180/250
Hammer price: £220
Lot 981:
Lot 981
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1941. 78th edition. Original hardback. Only 800 hardback copies were printed in this war year. Very minor staining to front board, slight dulling to gilt titles on front board and spine paper otherwise in good/very good condition. Rare wartime edition
Estimate: £280/350
Hammer price: £500
Lot 982:
Lot 982
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1942. 79th edition. Original hardback. Only 900 hardback copies were printed in this war year. Minor wear to head and base of spine paper otherwise in very good condition. Rare wartime edition
Estimate: £300/400
Hammer price: £440
Lot 983:
Lot 983
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1944. 81st edition. Original hardback. Only 1500 hardback copies were printed in this war year. Minor dulling to gilt titles on spine, bump to corner of rear board otherwise in very good condition. Rare wartime edition
Estimate: £140/180
Hammer price: £150
Lot 984:
Lot 984
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1945. 82nd edition. Original hardback. Only 1500 hardback copies were printed in this war year. Very minor nick to top edge of first advertising page otherwise in very good condition. Rare wartime edition
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £260
Lot 985:
Lot 985
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1946. 83rd edition. Original hardback. Only 5000 hardback copies were printed in this war year. Odd minor fault otherwise in very good condition. Rare wartime edition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £120
Lot 986:
Lot 986
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1947. Original hardback. Broken front and rear internal hinges, usual browning to paper otherwise in good/very good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £48
Lot 987:
Lot 987
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1949. Original hardback. Some splitting to rear internal hinges, odd minor faults otherwise in generally good/very good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £22
Lot 988:
Lot 988
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1950. Original hardback. Minor wear to head and base of spine paper, slight dulling to gilt titles on the spine otherwise in good/very good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £35
Lot 989:
Lot 989
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1951. Original hardback. Good/very good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £45
Lot 990:
Lot 990
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1952 and 1953. Original hardback editions. The 1952 edition with broken internal front hinges and the 1953 edition with wear to front internal hinges. Both editions with very minor foxing to page block edge otherwise in good/very good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £25
Lot 991:
Lot 991
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1954 and 1955. Original hardback editions. The 1954 edition with slight wear and dulling to gilt titles on the front board and spine, minor wear to spine paper and the 1955 edition with minor wear to the spine paper. Both editions with very minor foxing to page block edge. Good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £25
Lot 992:
Lot 992
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1956. Original hardback. Odd minor faults otherwise in good condition. Sold with a softback edition for 1957, some soiling and age toning to spine otherwise in good+ condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £22
Lot 993:
Lot 993
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1958 and 1959. Original hardback editions. Some light soiling to page block edge to both editions, odd minor faults otherwise in good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Lot 994:
Lot 994
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1960 and 1961. Original hardback editions. Some light soiling to page block edge to both editions, minor wear to gilt titles on front boards otherwise in good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Lot 995:
Lot 995
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1962, 1963 and 1964. The 1962 and 1964 are original hardback editions, the 1963 is a softback edition. The two hardback editions with odd minor faults, the 1963 edition with some bowing to spine and age toning to spine. Some light soiling to page block edge to all three editions otherwise in good condition. Qty 3
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £80
Lot 996:
Lot 996
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1964. Original hardback. Good/very good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 997:
Lot 997
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1965, 1966 and 1967. Original hardbacks with dustwrapper. Some soiling, wear and nicks to dustwrapper spines otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £55
Lot 998:
Lot 998
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1968 and 1969. Original hardbacks with dustwrapper. Minor wear and slight age toning to dustwrapper spines otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £80
Lot 999:
Lot 999
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1970. Original hardback with dustwrapper. Very minor age toning to dustwrapper spine otherwise in good/very good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £50
Lot 1000:
Lot 1000
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1971. Original hardback with dustwrapper. Very minor age toning and soiling to dustwrapper spine otherwise in good/very good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £45
Lot 1001:
Lot 1001
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1972, 1973 and 1974. Original hardbacks with dustwrapper. Minor age toning to dustwrapper spines, the 1973 edition with slight soiling to dustwrapper front and nicks to dustwrapper edges otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £90
Lot 1002:
Lot 1002
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1975 to 1990. Original hardbacks with dustwrapper. Faults to odd dustwrapper otherwise in good condition. Sold with a softback edition for 1980 in fair/good condition. Qty 17
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £70
Lot 1003:
Lot 1003
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1991 to 2010 and 2013 (150th edition). Original hardbacks with dustwrapper. Faults to odd dustwrapper otherwise in good condition. Qty 21. Plus a few Wisden related publications
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £42
Lot 1004:
Lot 1004
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1890. Willows softback second reprint (2007) in light brown hardback covers with gilt lettering. Limited edition 187/250. Very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £35
Lot 1005:
Lot 1005
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1891. Willows softback second reprint (2007) in light brown hardback covers with gilt lettering. Limited edition 219/250. Very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £35
Lot 1006:
Lot 1006
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1908. Willows softback reprint (2000) in light brown hardback covers with gilt lettering. Limited edition 296/500. Very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1007:
Lot 1007
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1927. Willows softback reprint (2007) in light brown hardback covers with gilt lettering. Limited edition 152/500. Very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1008:
Lot 1008
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1932. Willows softback reprint (2009) in light brown hardback covers with gilt lettering. Limited edition 113/500. Very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £35
Lot 1009:
Lot 1009
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1942. Willows reprint (1999) in softback covers. Limited edition 667/750. Very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1010:
Lot 1010
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1943. Willows reprint (2000) in softback covers. Limited edition 745/750. Very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1011:
Lot 1011
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1943. Willows hardback reprint (2000) with gilt lettering. Limited edition 553/750. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1012:
Lot 1012
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1944. Willows reprint (2000) in softback covers. Limited edition 648/750. Very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1013:
Lot 1013
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1944. Willows hardback reprint (2000) with gilt lettering. Limited edition 278/500. Very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1014:
Lot 1014
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1945. Willows reprint (2000) in softback covers. Limited edition 181/500. Very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1015:
Lot 1015
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1945. Willows hardback reprint (2000) with gilt lettering. Limited edition 432/500. Very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1016:
Lot 1016
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1946. Willows hardback reprint (2012) with gilt lettering. Limited edition 110/250. Very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £35
Lot 1017:
Lot 1017
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1864-1878. Fifteen facsimile editions, with pink wrappers, second facsimile edition printed by Lowe & Brydone Ltd, London 1974. Limited edition. Some soiling to the rear wrapper of the 1864 edition otherwise in good/very good condition
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £200
Lot 1018:
Lot 1018
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1897, 1900, 1904 and 1905. 34th, 37th, 41st & 42nd editions. All four bound in various coloured boards, lacking original paper wrappers, with gilt titles to spine, with the exception of the 1897 edition which has original worn and soiled paper wrappers and the 1904 which has an original rear wrapper, some loss to the front wrapper. Odd pages detached in the 1900 edition otherwise all four in good condition. Qty 4
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £150
Lot 1019:
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Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1898 and 1906. 35th & 43rd editions. Both bound in brown boards, original paper wrappers, with gilt titles to spine. The 1898 edition in very good condition, the 1906 with age toning, darkening and wear to wrappers, small loss to corners otherwise in good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £100
Lot 1020:
Lot 1020
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1900, 1938 and 1943. 37th, 75th & 80th editions. Original paper wrappered and cloth covered editions. The 1900 edition lacking front wrapper with detached poor rear wrapper, total loss of spine paper otherwise complete, the 1938 with 'light fading' to covers, breaking to front and rear internal hinges, soiling and age toning to covers, handwritten ink annotation to top of front cover and the 1943 edition with bleached and faded covers otherwise in good condition. Qty 3
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £80
Lot 1021:
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Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1907 and 1908. 44th & 45th editions. Both bound in light and dark brown boards. The 1907 edition bound with original paper wrappers with gilt titles to spine and in good/very good condition, the 1908 edition lacking wrappers but complete and in good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £65
Lot 1022:
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Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1907 and 1910. 44th & 47th editions. Both bound in dark brown boards, with original wrappers, gilt titles to spine. The 1907 edition with some age toning to wrappers, odd minor faults otherwise in good condition, the 1910 edition with odd minor faults otherwise in good+ condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £70
Lot 1023:
Lot 1023
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1910. 47th edition. Original paper wrappers. Minor age toning to spine otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £140
Lot 1024:
Lot 1024
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1911. 48th edition. Bound in brown boards, original wrappers, with gilt titles to spine. Small ink marks to edge of front wrapper and ink splash to back wrapper, some soiling to wrappers otherwise in good+ condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £42
Lot 1025:
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Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1912 and 1920. 49th & 57th editions. Both bound in light and dark brown boards, with original wrappers, gilt titles to spine. The 1912 edition with 'light' fading to wrappers otherwise in good/very good condition, the 1920 edition with wear and soiling to wrappers, minor loss to print on wrappe otherwise in generally good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £60
Lot 1026:
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Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1915. 52nd edition. Original paper wrappers. Some restoration to spine, some wear and loss to spine paper, some wear and soiling to wrappers otherwise in good condition. Sold with a further Wisden Cricketers' Almanack for 1914, 51st edition. Bound in brown boards, original paper wrappers, gilt titles to spine. Old tape marks and foxing to wrappers, internally a little tired otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £100
Lot 1027:
Lot 1027
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1917. 54th edition. Original paper wrappers. Some wear to spine paper with small loss, slight splitting to spine paper, odd minor faults otherwise in good/very good condition. Rare war-time edition. Sold with a poor softback 1921 edition with replacement spine, poor wrappers and some damage to front and rear outer pages internally
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £180
Lot 1028:
Lot 1028
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1920 and 1928. 57th & 65th editions. Both bound in light brown boards, the 1920 with original front wrapper only, the 1928 with original front and rear wrappers. Some wear and slight soiling to wrappers, the 1920 edition a little tired, the 1928 edition in good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £45
Lot 1029:
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Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1921 and 1923. 58th and 60th editions. Bound in brown boards, original wrappers, with gilt titles to spine. The 1921 edition with slightly darkened wrappers, nick to rear wrapper, the 1923 edition with slightly soiled wrappers otherwise in good/very good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £85
Lot 1030:
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Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1924 and 1925. 61st and 62nd editions. Bound in brown boards, original wrappers, with gilt titles to spine. The 1924 edition with odd faults, the 1925 edition with some darkening, wear and soiling to wrappers otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £70
Lot 1031:
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Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1925 and 1928. 62nd and 65th editions. Bound in green and brown boards, original wrappers, with gilt titles to spine. The 1928 edition lacking front original wrapper. The 1925 edition with tight trimming by the binder, the 1928 edition with some soiling to page block otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £48
Lot 1032:
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Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1926 and 1930. 63rd & 67th editions. Both bound in brown boards, with original wrappers, gilt titles to spine. The 1926 edition with some 'light' fading to wrappers otherwise in good condition, the 1930 edition with soiled and darkened wrappers, the book a little 'tired' otherwise in generally good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £55
Lot 1033:
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Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1926, 1932 and 1936. 63rd, 69th & 73rd editions. All three bound in brown boards, with original paper wrappers, gilt titles to front board and spine. The 9126 edition with slightly soiled and age toned wrappers and in good condition, barring a brown strip of paper which has been attached to the edge of page 14, the 1932 edition has a slightly tired feeling, otherwise complete and in good condition and the 1936 edition with slightly age toned wrappers, some tight trimming by the binder otherwise in good condition. Qty 3
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £100
Lot 1034:
Lot 1034
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1927 and 1931. 64th & 68th editions. Original paper wrappers. Both with broken spine blocks with wear and loss to spine papers, faded, worn and age toned wrappers. The front wrapper of the 1927 edition detached, internally good. The 1931 edition good internally. Qty 2
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £55

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