Sporting Ephemera

Lot 1331:
Lot 1331
'The Norfolk Cricket Annual. Season 1889'. Edited by W.S. Barker and J.H. Hatch. First year of publication. Published by Jarrold & Sons, London and Norwich. Original printed card boards. Minor wear to spine and boards, slight age toning otherwise in very good condition. Sold with a further 1895 edition, 6th year of publication, bound in maroon boards with gilt titles, lacking original wrappers, red page edges. Edited by Robin H. Legge. Very good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: unsold
The Annual ran in various editions from 1889-1898, 1909/10, 1910/11, 1926 and 1927
Lot 1332:
Lot 1332
'The Cricket Year Book 1888'. Published by Abel Heywood & Son, Oldham Street, Manchester. Original pictorial boards. Old tape to spine, some soiling and age toning to boards otherwise in good/very good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £40
'The Cricket Year Book' ran for four years 1886-1889 and featured W.G. Grace to the front board
Lot 1333:
Lot 1333
'The Athletic News Cricket Annual 1900'. Original wrappers featuring Tom Hayward to front wrapper and 'The Surrey Team of 1899'' to frontispiece. Some age toning to spine paper and to wrapper extremities otherwise in good/very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
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Lot 1334
'The Derbyshire Cricket Guide for season 1911'. Compiled by L.G. Wright and W.J. Piper. Published by the Derby Daily Telegraph. Front wrapper worn and detached, rear wrapper in similar condition and almost detached, internally with some minor staining otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £40
Originally published from 1885 until 1893 this handbook was known as the Derbyshire Cricket Annual. After a two year hiatus, it re-emerged in 1896 as the Derbyshire Cricket Guide, under which title it continued until 1939
Lot 1335:
Lot 1335
'All About Surrey Cricket. The Oval Cricket Guide 1922'. Edited by Herbert J. Henley and E.J. Larby. London 1922. Original decorative wrappers. Some wear and signature of ownership to top border of front wrapper, some age toning and minor foxing internally otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
This was the 1st year of the annual which ran for only seven years
Lot 1336:
Lot 1336
'Richards' Nottinghamshire Cricket Guide for 1924'. Edited by 'Incog' (F.S. Ashley-Cooper). Printed and published by C.H. Richards, Nottingham. Original pale blue wrappers. Some minor wear and age toning to wrappers otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £65
Ashley-Cooper edited this Annual from 1920-1931
Lot 1337:
Lot 1337
'Famous Cricketers'. R.Scott & Co, Manchester 1905. Portraits of the leading players in each county plus Trumper of Australia. 24pp. Some soiling/age toning to original wrappers, vertical crease, some nicks to page edges and splitting to spine otherwise in generally good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1338:
Lot 1338
'The Golden Penny' Cricket Album 1902. Special Photographic Groups of the Australians and all the first-class counties'. London 1902. Original pictorial wrappers. Some wear and damage to wrappers with small loss to lower border of the front wrapper and to spine edges, nicks small tears to page edges otherwise in good condition. Rare
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £110
Lot 1339:
Lot 1339
'Some Recollections of Cricket' by Lord Charles J.F. Russell. H.G. Fisher, Woburn 1879. Small 8vo, 39pp, original red cloth, lettered in black (slightly soiled). Presentation copy to Rev. A.R. Ward (half title inscribed by the author, and with Ward's name and address at 46 Jesus Lane, Cambridge, later added; his signed pencil note on p. 11 indicating that Lord Charles Russell was the best known spectator at cricket, in the same way that Lillywhite, Pilch and Box were the best known players; "A Dream of the Past" attributed to G. Richmond in ms. Good/very good condition throughout. A rare book, only twelve copies are thought to have been published. Previously sold as lot 87 in the Christie's sale of November 2006
Estimate: £1800/2500
Hammer price: unsold
A.R. Ward (Cambridge University cricket), to whom this copy was given by the author, was the son of William Ward who is featured in Lord Russell's Recollections in some detail. Taylor p. 88, giving a limitation of 12 copies; Padwick 6762.
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'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. Forty pages with ten lithograph plates (seven hand-coloured), each with protective tissue interleaf bound before the plate. Rebound in green half leather with raised bands and gilt title, original decorative green cloth cover with gilt titles and cricket scene image bound in to the rear of the book, top edge gilt. Minor wear to leather boards, minor faults to marbled end papers, light foxing to outer pages at front and rear otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £180/250
Hammer price: £290
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'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. Second edition. London 1850. Padwick 397. Fifty eight pages with unusually ten lithograph plates (seven hand-coloured). Bound in original green cloth with gilt title and cricket scene image to front, gilt to all edges. Minor wear and fading to cloth boards, some foxing and light soiling throughout the book, slight breaking to page block otherwise in good condition. Ink signature of 'S.M.[?] de Winton. 14th June 1850 or 59 [?] to front yellow end paper
Estimate: £180/250
Hammer price: £220
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'Felix on the Bat; Being a scientific inquiry into the use of the cricket bat: together with the history and use of the catapulta; a dissertation on the different styles of bowling; with valuable suggestions as to the management of the field when employed under the operation of fast or slow bowling'. Nicholas Wanostrocht. London 1855. Third edition. Seven hand-coloured lithograph plates and illustrations in the text. Presentation copy with dedication handwritten in ink to half title page, 'Presented to Charles Sharpe Bracher, by his sincere friend and late pupil, Charles Wadham Wyndham Esq., of the Close, Salisbury. July 1859'. Original green decorative cloth with gilt illustration to front cover, all edges gilt. Padwick 397. Slight breaking to page block, some foxing, light wear to covers, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £180/250
Hammer price: unsold
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'The Cricket-bat and how to use it' by 'An Old Cricketer' (Nicholas 'Felix' Wanostrocht). London 1860. Original green patterned cloth with gilt illustration of batsmen at the wickets, and gilt title to spine. Padwick 398. Minor wear to spine, slight breaking internal hinges, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
Padwick lists this title with a first publication date of 1861 but 'some copies have variant title page dated 1860' as does this copy

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