• Fine Printed Books, Manuscript auction at Christies

    Sale 5829

    Fine Printed Books, Manuscripts, Traditional Sports

    23 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 18

    FREDERICK LILLYWHITE

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    FREDERICK LILLYWHITE
    The Guide to Cricketers. London: W. and T. Piper, [1852, 1857, 1859, 1860]. 4 vols., 8°, woodcut portrait of W. Lillywhite (in 1857 issue), field diagrams (1857 waterstained, with signature erased from title, and lacking two advertisement leaves at end), uniform modern cloth, 1852 and 1859 with original wrappers bound in, 1860 with original front wrapper. Provenance: 1852 - G.B. Oldfield May 15th 1852 (inscription on wrapper; faint stamp on title). 1860 - Henry Wagner (inscription on wrapper). Fifth, tenth, twelfth and thirteenth editions.

    The 1860 edition contains a blue advertisement slip for "Cricketing Postures ... carefully drawn under the superintendence of the most celebrated cricketers". Padwick 1086. (4)


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