Lot 1146:
Lot 1146
Playfair Cricket Annual. Nice run of the annual 1949 to 1960 in large format , 'Cricket In Kent Year Book 1963' and Gloucestershire C.C.C. Year Books's 1995-2001, 2003 and 2006. Sold with a selection of biographies, histories, general cricket books etc. Qty 44. Good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £20
Lot 1147:
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Yorkshire C.C.C. annual 1911. Original red cloth with gilt emblem and title to front and spine. To the front endpaper is a moving fourteen line poem, 'Verity', handwritten in ink by the war poet, Drummond Allison. To the inside front cover a note in Allison's hand reads, 'Roger with love from Drummond', and below, in the hand of Roger, 'Drummond Allison's hymn to Hedley Verity (killed in action in Sicily 1943)'. Previously sold by Christie's in 2004. Some staining to boards, slight breaking to internal hinges, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £30
John Drummond Allison (1921-1943) was killed in action, aged 22 years old, in Italy just a few months after Verity perished. It is not known whether Allison had met Verity, but clearly took a keen interest in Yorkshire cricket
Lot 1148:
Lot 1148
'The Cricket Calendar, a pocket diary containing all the chief fixtures for the season arranged in chronological order'. Published by Murby, Virtue, Wright & Co. and Cricket Press, London, 1869-1914. Complete set of forty six annual issues from 1869 (first issue) to 1914 (forty sixth and final year of issue). Various compilers including G. Kelly King, C.W. Alcock, P. Cross Standing, Charles Plairre, H.L. Bourke, J.N. Pentelow, Sidney Billingham, A. Sinclair etc. All issues bound in original publisher's cloth, with the exception of the 1870 which appears to have been rebound later. The majority with the ownership signature of the writer and collector, R.S. Holmes, also E.G. Wynyard (1901) with handwritten notes of his performances. The 1894 and 1896 issues with the bookplate of J.W. Goldman. Padwick 1155. Odd minor faults, overall in good/ very good condition. Rare to see a complete set of this annual
Estimate: £500/800
Hammer price: £640
Lot 1149:
Lot 1149
'The Australian Cricket Guide 1926'. F.S. Ashley-Cooper. C.H. Richards, Nottingham. Original cover bound into brown boards. Very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £42
Lot 1150:
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'Worcestershire C.C.C. Centenary Year Book 1965'. Original green boards. Nicely signed to front end paper by eleven members of the 1964 team. Signatures are Kenyon (Captain), Headley, Graveney, Horton, Ormrod, Gifford, Booth, Flavell, Coldwell, Richardson and Fearnley. Wear to covers and spine, internally good
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £40
Lot 1151:
Lot 1151
Yorkshire C.C.C. annuals 1948-2010. A large selection of the handbook for seasons 1948, 1949, 1953-1956, 1960-1975, 1977-1981, 1984, 1985, 1987-1999, 2009 and 2010. All hardbacks in original publisher's cloth, except the editions for 1984 in limp cloth covers. Heavy duplication. Mixed condition ranging from fair to very good. Qty 219 in three boxes
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £15
Lot 1152:
Lot 1152
'The Cricket Quarterly. A Journal devoted to the Noble Game of Cricket' 1963-1970. Volumes I-VII. Edited by Rowland Bowen. Eastbourne, Sussex. Lacking Vol. V no. 4. Also 'The Cricket Quarterly 1963' contents and index, and 'Index to the Cricket Quarterly 1963'. Overall in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £55
Lot 1153:
Lot 1153
Playfair Cricket Annuals. A good run of the annual from 1948-1962 in larger format and 1963-2019 in the smaller standard format, lacking issues for 1964, 1972, 1995 and 2012. Odd duplication, some faults, otherwise in good condition. Qty 71
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £32
Lot 1154:
Lot 1154
Victorian Cricket Association Annual Reports for 1932/33 (Bodyline), 1934/35 and 1935/36. Odd faults otherwise in good condition. Qty 3
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £50
Lot 1155:
Lot 1155
Gloucestershire C.C.C. Complete run of Year Books for seasons 1947-2019. The 1950 issue signed in ink to the front cover by ten Gloucestershire players. Signatures are B.O. Allen, T.W.J. Goddard, L.M. Cranfield, G.E.E. Lambert, C. Cook, J.F. Crapp, J.K.R. Graveney, C.A. Milton etc. Qty 73. Odd faults to earlier issues, otherwise good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £110
Lot 1156:
Lot 1156
'First-Class Cricket. A Complete Record'. 1930-1939. A run of the series compiled and edited by Jim Ledbetter (two with Peter Wynne-Thomas) in very good condition. The 1938 and 1939 editions are hardbacks with dustwrappers. All volumes signed by the author(s). G/VG. Qty 10
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1156a:
Lot 1156a
'The Yorkshire Cricketers' Handbook' 1894. Nice small booklet comprising 'Match Fixtures of the Principal Clubs in Yorkshire, the Counties &c, Synopsis of Yorkshire Cricket, County Players' Averages, Laws of the Game &c'. Includes fold out portraits of the Yorkshire Champion County Eleven for 1893 and the Lancashire Eleven 1893. Printed and published by Fletcher & Speight, Bury. Original pale blue wrappers. Padwick 2885. Rusting to staple and small loss to spine, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £90
Twelve issues of the annual were published from 1881 to 1902
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'James Lillywhite's Cricketers' Companion' 1884 (Fortieth edition) and 1886. Two issues, each similarly bound in contemporary half leather with gilt title to spines. Both lacking original wrappers. The 1884 lacking photographic plate, the 1886 lacking title page, rear advertising pages and large part of pp271/2 is missing. Light wear to spine, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £35
Lot 1158:
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Yorkshire C.C.C. Yearbooks 1947 to 2019. Complete run of the Annual for 1947-1985, also 2014 and 2016-2019. Some staining to boards of the 1947, otherwise in good/ very good condition. Sold with a run of the Playfair Cricket Annual for 1954, 1959 (larger format), 1963, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1975, 1978, 1981-1989, 1991-2000, 2003-2007, 2009-2016, 2018, 2019, and World Cup guides for 1996 and 1999. Qty 91. G
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £60
Lot 1159:
Lot 1159
Northern counties and clubs annuals and yearbooks. Yorkshire annuals with cloth covers for 1922, 1924-1926 and 1928. Some soiling to boards. Lancashire 1947, 1975, 1977, 1982-1984 and 2019. Also two volumes of 'Iron & Willow- a History of Middlesborough C.C.', by Ray Baker, Volume One 1855 to 1911, and Volume 2 1915-1989. Both limited editions, nos. 115/300 and 88/300 respectively, and signed by the author. Other counties include Warwickshire (6), Derbyshire (3), Nottinghamshire (3), etc. Qty 31. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £40
Lot 1160:
Lot 1160
West Country and Southern counties yearbooks. A selection of annuals and yearbooks including Worcestershire 1949. Hampshire 1954, 1961, 1964-1966, 1968, 1981, 1982, 1985, 1999, 2000, 2005, 2018-2020. Dorset C.C.C. 1959-1968, 1973, 1975, 1989, 1999-2002, 2008 and 2010, Sussex 1982, 1985, 1989, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2019 etc. One duplicate. Qty 54. Odd faults to earlier issues, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £160
Lot 1161:
Lot 1161
'The Staffordshire Sentinel Cricket Annual for 1911'. Original pictorial wrappers. 96pp. G
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £25
Lot 1162:
Lot 1162
M.C.C. members' books. Four member's books for seasons 1913, 1926, 1930 and 1944. Each bound in original red cloth with gilt title and emblem to front. The 1930 copy signed in green ink to the front endpaper, 'A.T.A. Dobson' and dated 1931. Taylor played in one first-class match for Gentlemen v Surrey in 1905. The 1913 copy with heavy staining to boards, others in good/ very good condition. Sold with two volumes of 'M.C.C. Cricket Scores and Biographies'. Volume V 1855-1875, and Volume XV. Red cloth covers with gilts, in good condition. Qty 6
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £40
Lot 1163:
Lot 1163
Indian Cricket Almanack. Run of the Annual for seasons 1954/55, 1957/58-1960/61, 1963-1968, 1971, 1972, 1990 and 1999. Madras. Edited by Gurunathan, Sundaresan etc. Original paper/ cloth covers, the 1990 and 1999 with hard covers. Odd faults to earlier issues, otherwise in good condition. Qty 15
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £45
Lot 1164:
Lot 1164
'Sketches of the Players'. William Dennison. London: Simpkin, Marshall and Co., Rudolph Ackermann, R. Dark [and others], 1846. Late 19th-century green morocco and marbled boards, gilt lettered spine, original printed buff wrappers bound in. Extremities of binding rubbed, abrasion mark to marbling on lower cover, some minor wear to original wrappers otherwise in very good condition. Ex M.C.C. library, with two bookplates to front, and sold in Christie's sale, which included duplicates from the Marylebone Cricket Club Library, of November 2010 as lot 24. Rare
Estimate: £1500/2500
Hammer price: unsold
First edition of the earliest collection of player biographies. Dedicated to 'the Noblemen and Gentlemen, members of the Marylebone Cricket Club', it is largely about Denison's contemporaries, though beginning with the earlier figure of Alfred Mynn. Padwick 876 & 7201.
Lot 1165:
Lot 1165 Lot 1165
'The Cricket Guide'. Mohummud Abdullah Khan. Lucknow, Royal Printing Press 1891. First and only edition. 'Intended for the use of young players, containing a short but comprehensive account of the game, embracing all the important rules and directions nicely arranged in due succession. Original pink paper wrappers with full-page diagram of fielding positions, errata slip on fold yellow paper. Loss and damage to wrappers, internally good, but some splitting to spine otherwise in good condition. Loose bound in red boards. Rare
Estimate: £300/500
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1166:
Lot 1166
'The Young Cricketer's Tutor; comprising full directions for playing the elegant and manly game of Cricket; with a complete version of its laws and regulations'. John Nyren. Edited by Charles Cowden Clarke. London. Effingham Wilson 1833. 126pp. First edition. Lacking engraved frontispiece of Lord's Cricket Ground. Original green boards with printed paper label to centre. Minor wear and soiling to boards, broken internal front hinge, wear with loss to final page, odd further minor faults otherwise in good condition. Appears complete
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1167:
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'The Noble Game of Cricket. Illustrated and described from Pictures, Drawings and Prints in the Collection of Sir Jeremiah Colman at Gatton Park, Surrey. With an introduction by Clifford Bax'. Published for the collector by B.T. Batsford, London. 1941. 105 plates, some coloured and mounted. Original green buckram with gilt lettering and decoration, with top edge gilt. Good original dustwrapper. Published in an edition of 150 copies of which 100 were for sale. The other fifty were for 'the Collector'. Neat handwritten inscription in pencil to rear endpaper by a former owner referring to an ink inscription to the second front endpaper of a four line extract of the poem 'A Gleam of Sunshine' by H.W. Longfellow, signed 'Jeremiah Colman, Author'. Light foxing to page edges, nicks to dustwrapper extremities, otherwise in good/ very good condition. Very rare in this signed form
Estimate: £400/600
Hammer price: £380
Lot 1168:
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'History of Yorkshire County Cricket 1903-1923. A.W. Pullin ("Old Ebor"). Leeds 1924. Original blue cloth with gilt title and emblem to front and spine. Original Victorian bookplate to inside front cover of Lord Hawke. The bookplate with family crest/coat of arms 'Strike' and beneath 'Baron Hawke'. Some light fading to spine and minor wear to spine extremities, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £18
Lot 1169:
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'A Sporting History. The Priory Collection'. David Norrie in Association with the Priory Collection. Privately published 2012. Large format highly illustrated book detailing the comprehensive sporting collection compiled by Nigel Wray. Signed by Wray to the title page. Dustwrapper. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £50
Lot 1170:
Lot 1170 Lot 1170
Don Bradman. '100 not out. A Century of Cricket on the Adelaide Oval'. Sidney Downer. Adelaide 1972. Presentation copy 'To Dick Pellew' signed in Don Bradman's hand, 'Don & Jessie Bradman Xmas 1972. In due course I hope you reach the above milestone. You will, if you have a good doctor...'. Good dustwrapper. With certificate of authenticity. VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1171:
Lot 1171
Statistical cricket books. 'Padwick's Bibilography of Cricket Vol II', compiled by Stephen Ely and Peter Griffiths, London 1991, 'The Gibbs Guide to Items not in Padwick', compiled by Stephen W Gibbs, Christopher Saunders, second edition October 2004 and 'The Don: A Bibliographical & Referential Journey', Stephen W. Gibbs 2005. Qty 3
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £55
Lot 1172:
Lot 1172
Statistical books, brochures, magazines, dealer catalogues etc. Box comprising a good selection of modern titles including Association of Cricket Statistician publications (Qty 7), 'The Cricket Statistician' 2010-2019, issue nos. 152, 155-186, dealer catalogues (11), 'M.C.C. Magazine' 2010-2018 (20), 'M.C.C. Cricket Annual' 2002-2014 (13), The Journal of the Cricket Society 2012-2019 (14), plus a selection of Society members' newsletters etc. VG
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £55
Lot 1173:
Lot 1173 Lot 1173
Histories, biographies, anthologies, general cricket interest. Two boxes comprising sixty seven titles, the majority hardbacks, including some signed and limited editions. Titles include 'Archie Remembered', limited edition no. 49/424 with accompanying order of service for the renovation of Maclaren's grave, 2004. 'How We Recovered The Ashes', M.C.C. Centenary Edition 2003, limited edition no. 99/400. 'Old English Cricket', H. P.-T., Willows reprint 1995, no. 23/300. 'John Lillywhite's Cricketers' Companion', softback reprint in green cloth, Roger Heavens 2007, no. 99/100. 'Matches, From 1786-1822', Henry Bentley, facsimile reprint no. 99/400. Two titles signed by the author, 'Through The Remembered Gate', Stephen Chalke 2019 and 'On Cricket', Mike Brearley 2018. VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £70
Lot 1174:
Lot 1174
Australia and The Ashes. Twenty three mainly modern hardback titles relating to Ashes series from Bodyline onwards, also biographies of Bradman, Trumper, Fingleton, Benaud etc. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £18
Lot 1175:
Lot 1175
Middlesex C.C.C. and Lord's. A good selection of biographies, histories and annuals relating to Middlesex and Lord's. Biographies include Brearley, Compton, Edrich etc. Includes a complete run of 'Middlesex County Cricket Club Review' 1980/81-2017. Also four Surrey C.C.C. Yearbooks for seasons 1989-1992 etc. Qty 65. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £45
Lot 1176:
No lot
Hammer price: £0
Lot 1177:
Lot 1177 Lot 1177
Don Bradman. Thirteen biographies on Bradman. Authors include Roland Perry (two titles), Margaret Geddes, Graeme Wright, Philip Derriman, Christopher Hilton, Bill O'Reilly, Peter Allen, A.L. Shillinglaw, Richard Mulvaney etc. Titles include 'The Bradman Albums', two volumes in slipcase, 'The Art of Bradman', 'Farewell to Bradman' etc. Also 'Neil Hawke Bowled Over', Adelaide 1982, signed by Hawke and Bradman. Sold with 'The Art of Bradman', three still sealed jigsaw puzzles nos. 1, 2 and 4. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £18
Lot 1178:
Lot 1178
Australian cricketers' biographies. Ten titles of which six are signed by the subject or author. Titles signed by the subject are 'The Doug Walters Story', Ken Laws, Adelaide 1981, and 'Mark Waugh', James Knight 2002. Titles signed by the author(s) are 'The Story of Jack Iverson. Mystery Spinner', Gideon Haigh 1999, 'The Ross Gregory Story', David Frith 2003, 'Phillip Hughes. The official biography', Malcolm Knox & Peter Lalor 2015, 'Harry Graham. The little dasher', Ronald Cardwell, West Pennant Hills 2017. Unsigned subjects include Bert Collins, Kerry O'Keefe, Ted MacDonald and Ian Chappell. VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £42
Lot 1179:
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Cricket histories. Box comprising forty one modern mainly hardback cricket histories with some biographies. The majority signed by the author with other odd signatures. Authors' signatures include Chris Westcott, Alan Hill, David Frith, Robert Titchener-Barrett, Ralph Barker, David Foot, Brian Halford, Alan Hill, David Kynaston, Alan Haselhurst, Peter Baxter, David Thurlow, Keith Booth, Brian Bearshaw, David Kynaston, Basil Ashton Tinkler, Don Mosey etc. Some signatures on labels laid down. Subjects include cricket at Eastbourne, Eton and Harrow, fast bowlers, Tony Lock, Harold Gimblett, A.C. MacLaren, Bobby Abel, Johnny Wardle, J.C. 'Farmer' White, Archie Jackson etc. G/VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £35
Lot 1180:
Lot 1180
England cricketers signed biographies 1950s onwards. Thirty four titles, the majority hardbacks signed by the featured player, the odd title with signature on label slipped in. Signatures include Alan Knott, Robin Hobbs, Tom Graveney (two different), R.E.S. Wyatt, E.T. Smith,Jim Parks, Basil D'Oliveira, Peter Richardson, Alan Oakman, Brian Statham, Mike Brearley, Ian Botham, Andrew Flintoff, Jack Russell, Fred Trueman, Peter May etc. VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £95
Lot 1181:
Lot 1181
Australian cricketers signed biographies 1970s-2010s. Nineteen titles, the majority hardbacks signed by the featured player, the odd title with signature on label slipped in or laid down. Signatures include Brian Taber, Ian Redpath, Alan Davidson, Richie Benaud, Shane Warne, Adam Gilchrist, Doug Walters, Michael Bevan, Ricky Ponting, Steve Waugh, Dennis Lillee, Mark Waugh, Ray Lindwall, Terry Jenner, Ian Meckiff etc. VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £140
Lot 1182:
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England and Australia cricketers' biographies, autobiographies, histories, tours etc 1940s onwards. A good selection of seventy mainly modern titles in two boxes, the majority hardbacks with generally good dustwrappers, some with signed card slipped in. Earlier titles include 'Forty Years of English Cricket', H.W. Lee 1948. 'Headley Verity. Prince with a piece of leather', Sam Davis 1952. 'I Declare', Jack Cheetham 1955. 'Alletson's Innings', John Arlott 1957. 'Over to me', Jim Laker 1960. 'Fast Fury', Freddie Trueman 1961. 'Many a Slip', Colin Ingleby-Mackenzie 1962. 'My World of Cricket', Neil Harvey 1963. 'Classic Centuries', B.J. Wakley 1964. 'Simpson's Australians', E.M. Wellings 1964 etc. Odd minor faults, otherwise in good/ very good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £80
Lot 1183:
Lot 1183
Gloucestershire cricket biographies. Four titles by David Battersby, each limited edition and signed by the author. Titles are 'Woofy. The Life & Times of W.A. Woof' 2018, limited edition no. 88/120. 'Edward Sainsbury- The Lost Years of 1889 and 1890' 2019, no. 13/50. 'The Early Years of Gilbert Laird Jessop', 2019, no. 68/130. 'Jessop's Son. The Cricketing Life of Gilbert Laird Osborne Jessop' 2020, no. 46/115. Sold with 'Something Uncommon in the Flight. The Life of J.J. Ferris', Max Bonnell, Yallambie, Victoria 2013. Limited edition no. 10/125 signed by the author. Qty 5. VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £62

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