• Fine Printed Books, Manuscript auction at Christies

    Sale 5829

    Fine Printed Books, Manuscripts, Traditional Sports

    23 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 14


    Price Realised  


    The Jubilee Book of Cricket. Edinburgh and London: 1897. 4°, plates and illustrations (half-title browned), original cream cloth (soiled, section torn from rear free endpaper). NO. 25 OF 350 SIGNED COPIES. Padwick 467.

    FRY, C.B and G.W. BELDAM. Great Batsmen: Their Methods at a Glance. London: Macmillan, 1905. 8°, plates and illustrations (title with section torn from bottom margin, title and preliminaries a little loose), original cloth (extremities rubbed, front inner hinges split, endpaper spotted). FIRST EDITION, GEORGE HIRST'S COPY, with 7-line inscription to Hirst signed Jos[eph] Woodhead, Blakelee Oct. 27 1906. Hirst himself appears on pp. 363-376. Padwick 687.

    HARRIS, Lord. A Few Short Runs. London: John Murray, 1921. 8°, portrait (browning and spotting to title, preliminaries and final index leaf), original red cloth (extremities rubbed, a few ink spots on spine, front inner hinges split). FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY "To F.E. Lacey, Secretary of the M.C.C. with gratitude for much sound advice on cricket matters and for a long friendship," signed "Harris". Padwick 7650; and a limited edition copy of W.W. Reade's Annals of Cricket, 1896 (spine slightly torn at head). (4)

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