Original Paper Wrappered and Cloth Covered Wisdens

Lot 1035:
Lot 1035
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1864, 1865 and 1866. 1st, 2nd & 3rd editions. The three editions bound together as one in blue boards, all lacking original wrappers, with titles in gilt to spine. All pages checked. The 1864 edition is complete. The 1865 edition lacks four 'prominent dates' pages for May to December 1865 being pages 5/6, 7/8, 9/10 and 11/12 otherwise complete. The 1866 edition is lacking its title page, six pages detailing the prominent dates for January to December 1866 being pages 1/2, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8, 9/10 and 11/12 and two pages 'The Laws of Cricket' being pages 13/14 and 15/16. Some annotation to all three editions, albeit the majority written in pencil. Odd minor faults, otherwise in good condition. Previously sold at Christie's, May 2000 auction as lot 14
Estimate: £6000/8000
Hammer price: £8500
Lot 1036:
Lot 1036
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1868. 5th edition. Pair of original wrappers from the 1868 edition. The wrappers are a little faded, the front wrapper has some loss to edges, the rear wrapper cleanly detached and in good overall condition. A valuable edition to a collector with the same edition lacking wrappers, I would suggest
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £550
Lot 1037:
Lot 1037
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1876. 13th Edition. Bound in dark brown boards, lacking original wrappers, with titles in gilt to spine, red speckled page block edges. Very good condition. Pages checked, complete. Rare
Estimate: £700/1000
Hammer price: £700
Lot 1038:
Lot 1038
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1878. 15th edition. Handsomely half bound in red leather, with original paper wrappers, with raised bands and title and date in gilt to spine. Red marbled end papers and gilt to top edge. Binding by prestigious London binding company, Morrell Binders. Pages checked, complete. Standard (for this year) wear, age toning and fading to the original wrappers, very small loss to the top right hand corner of the front wrapper, some minor wear to both wrapper extremities otherwise in good/very good condition. Bookplate of ownership to inside front board. Rare
Estimate: £700/1000
Hammer price: £800
Lot 1039:
Lot 1039
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1879. 16th edition. Original paper wrappers. Usual standard fading to the wrappers of this edition. The front wrapper and title page are cleanly detached from the book, the front wrapper with almost half of the top right hand side missing, old tape marks to spine edge, also two old tape marks to back of title page and 'notes' page, name of ownership to top border of title page, some wear to title page edge, total loss of spine paper otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £200/250
Hammer price: £320
Lot 1040:
Lot 1040
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1881. 18th edition. Original paper wrappers. Old tape mark down the spine edge of the front and rear wrappers, some corner loss to front wrapper, some more minor nicks and small loss to the rear wrapper otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £250/300
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1041:
Lot 1041
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1893. 30th edition. Original paper wrappers. Wear, fading and staining to the wrappers, small loss to spine paper, Number '30' handwritten boldly to lower border of the front wrapper, '1892' boldly handwritten to page block edge, the photographic plate misbound between pages 254/255, internally in good condition. The book slightly warped
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1042:
Lot 1042
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1895. 32nd edition. Bound in dark brown boards, with original paper wrappers, titles in gilt to spine. Old tape marks to the vertical edge of each wrapper near to spine. Some age toning and foxing internally, some foxing and staining to page block edge otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £35
Lot 1043:
Lot 1043
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1895. 32nd edition. Original paper wrappers. Wear, fading and staining with small loss to the wrappers, old tape to spine paper (which has turned a greenish colour), minor wear to odd page edges, some browning to page borders otherwise internally in good condition. The book slightly warped
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1044:
Lot 1044
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1896 and 1899. 33rd & 36th editions. The 1896 with original front paper wrapper, replacement facsimile spine paper and rear wrapper and last advertising page. Some browning to page edges, some wear to front wrapper, name handwritten to top border of front wrapper, small loss to top border of one rear advertising page, some pencil annotation to internal pages otherwise in good condition. The 1899 with replacement facsimile wrappers at front and rear, spine paper and first advertising page, odd minor faults otherwise in good condition. Qty. 2
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £55
Lot 1045:
Lot 1045
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1900 to 1905 and 1909. A run of Wisden's, all in a state of disrepair with some damaged outer pages, loss to spine papers, broken spine blocks, parts becoming loose and detached, all lacking wrappers, with the exception of the 1909 edition which has both wrappers (poor), rear one detached, 1902 edition which has a poor front wrapper and 1904 edition which has a poor rear wrapper. The 1900 edition lacking the last two advertising pages, the 1901 edition appears complete, the 1902 edition lacking the majority of the rear advertising pages, the 1903 edition lacking all advertising pages and some further pages at the rear, the 1904 edition appears complete, the 1905 edition lacking pages at front and back and possibly also internally and the 1909 edition appears complete. A few odd pages loose... Qty. 6. Viewing and checking essential, bought as seen, not subject to return
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £140
Lot 1046:
Lot 1046 Lot 1046
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1907 and 1915. 44th & 52nd editions. The 1907 edition bound in light brown boards with original rear paper wrapper, titles in gilt to front board and spine paper and in good condition. The 1915 edition bound in similar brown boards with original wrappers, titles in gilt to front board and spine paper. Ink marks to front wrapper otherwise in good condition. Qty. 2
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £95
Lot 1047:
Lot 1047
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1909. 46th edition. Bound in red quarter leather, with original wrappers, gilt titles to spine. Some age toning to wrappers, soiling to page block edge otherwise in generally good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £25
Lot 1048:
Lot 1048
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1911 and 1914. 48th & 51st editions. Original paper wrappers. Both with, somewhat, soiled and worn wrappers and spine papers, some darkening and slight loss to spine papers, some breaking to page block, names handwritten to top border of both front wrappers otherwise in good condition. Qty. 2
Estimate: £60/80
Hammer price: £65
Lot 1049:
Lot 1049
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1912. 49th edition. Original paper wrappers. Minor age toning and light wear to wrappers and spine paper otherwise in good + condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1050:
Lot 1050
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1920. 57th edition. Original paper wrappers. Some wear and staining with small loss to spine paper, slight bowing to spine, wrappers a little age toned, lacking two advertising pages to rear otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £50
Lot 1051:
Lot 1051
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1922, 1923 and 1926. 59th, 60th and 63rd editions. Original paper wrappers. All three editions with faults. The first two editions poor, the 1922 lacking rear wrapper, front wrapper detached, broken spine block and missing some rear pages, the 1923 edition has wrappers covered in tape, wrappers almost detached from the book. The 1926 edition is the best of the three, old tape marks to spine affecting edge of both wrappers, loss to spine paper, spine block breaking otherwise in generally good condition. Bought as seen, not subject to return. Qty. 3
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £50
Lot 1052:
Lot 1052
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1925. 62nd edition. Original paper wrappers. Minor wear and age toning to spine paper, browning to spine block edge otherwise in good+ condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £80
Lot 1053:
Lot 1053
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1930, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1954 and 1955. The 1930 edition bound in brown half leather, lacking wrappers, with gilt titles to spine, good condition. Sold with cloth covered editions for the other five years. The 1948 and 1949 editions with faults, the 1948 edition in a bout fair/good condition, the 1949 edition poor. The three 1950's editions with some soiling to covers and spine, odd minor faults, some foxing to the spine of the 1955 edition otherwise in good condition. Qty. 6
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £32
Lot 1054:
Lot 1054
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1932. 69th edition. Bound in dark brown board, original paper wrappers, with titles in gilt to spine. Good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £25
Lot 1055:
Lot 1055
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1937. 74th edition. Original paper wrappers. Minor wear and age toning to spine paper otherwise in good+ condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £65
Lot 1056:
Lot 1056
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1946, 1948, 1950 and 1951. Original cloth covers. All with a little wear and odd faults otherwise in generally good condition. Qty. 4
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
Lot 1057:
Lot 1057
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1947 to 1964. Original cloth covers. Good complete run of the Almanack for the period stated. Some wear, some soiling, some faults, occasional edition with bowing to spine otherwise in good condition. Qty. 18
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £110
Lot 1058:
Lot 1058
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1950, 1951, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1963, 1998, 2003 and 2005. Original cloth covers with the exception of the three modern editions witch are original hardbacks, the 1998 lacking dustwrapper. Mixed condition, the 1950, 1951, 1952 and 1963 have bowing to spines, some age toning to odd cover or spine, heavy light fading to the dustwrapper of the 2003 edition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £10
Lot 1059:
Lot 1059
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1950, 1953 and 1963. Original cloth covers. The 1950 edition with some wear to front internal hinge, the 1953 and 1963 with some bowing to spine, some stating to the spine of the 1953 edition, some age toning to the spine of the 1963 edition otherwise all in generally good condition. Qty. 3
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1060:
Lot 1060
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1953, 1956, 1957 and 1959. Original cloth covers. All with a little wear and odd faults otherwise in generally good condition. Qty. 4
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1061:
Lot 1061
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1960, 1962, 1964 and 1970. Original cloth covers. Some bowing to spines, general wear otherwise in generally good condition. Qty. 4
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £10
Lot 1062:
Lot 1062
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1965, 1966 and 1967. Original cloth covers. Very slight bowing to the 1967 edition otherwise in very good condition throughout. Qty. 3
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
Lot 1063:
Lot 1063
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1969, 1971, 1975, 1976 and 1977. Original cloth covers. Slight bowing to the spines of two edition, minor soiling otherwise in good general condition throughout. Qty. 5. Sold with two duplicate cloth covered editions for 1976 in slightly less good condition and a small run of hardback editions with dustwrappers for 1974 (2), 1975, 1977 (2), 2000, 2002 and 2004. Plus nine Wisden related publications published by Wisden. Qty. 24
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
The 2002 edition produced as a limited edition to commemorate Martin McCague's Benefit Year, signed by him to the front end paper and the 2004 edition produced as a limited edition of 1000 copies to commemorate Sussex winning the County Championship in 2003.
Lot 1064:
Lot 1064 Lot 1064
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1864-1878. Fifteen facsimile editions published by John Wisden & Co Ltd, London 1991. Limited edition 572/1000. Brown hard board covers with gilt lettering to covers and spine. Very good condition. In original Wisden yellow presentation box, the box a little stained and the folding two lids have become detached
Estimate: £400/600
Hammer price: unsold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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