RESULTS: Sporting Books and Memorabilia Including Duplicates From Marylebone Cricket Club Library

Sold:

£805,750

$1,277,919

€947,562

Lots Sold: 156

Lots Offered: 170

Sold by Lot: 92%

Sold by £: 96%

Exchange Rate£:= $ 1.586/  €  1.176

  

Lot

Description

 

Estimate (£)

 

Purchase Price

 

Buyer

59

WILLIAM EPPS, compiler and printer

WORLD RECORD PRICE FOR A CRICKET BOOK

50,000 - 70,000

£151,250

$239,882
€177,870

Anonymous

164

THOMAS MATHISON, the Goff. An Heroi-Comical Poem. In three cantos

30,000 - 50,000

£61,250

$97,142
€72,030

Anonymous

57

SAMUEL BRITCHER, A Complete List of All the Grand Matches of Cricket that have been played in the Year 1793

40,000 - 60,000

£55,250

$87,626
€64,974

Anonymous

  

 

Comment: Rupert Neelands, Director and Head of Sale: ‘We are extremely pleased with today’s sale which realised strong prices throughout as a result of fierce and competitive international bidding. The lots offered from the MCC Collection drew considerable interest and performed particularly well realising a total of £685,225.’

 

Adam Chadwick, Curator of Collections at MCC: `MCC is delighted with the results of today’s sale. The considerable funds realised will be dedicated to future acquisitions as the Club seeks to broaden and strengthen what is the world’s finest museum, library and archive devoted to cricket.’

 

 

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