4 May 2006,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 3,600
GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500
Conway's Australian Cricketers' Annual for 1876-77 [I877-78]
Melbourne: F.F. Bailliere, 1877, and Fergusson and Moore: 1879. 2 vols., 8vo., pagination: 1877. [vi], 235, p., with 2 preliminary and 2 end advertisement leaves; 1879. [iv], 399, p. (second vol. without advertisements, if called for, and with spotting to title and preliminaries), uniform calf-backed blue cloth, the first vol. with original wrappers bound in (wrappers and pastedowns laid down on card). Provenance (first vol): Robert Stratten Holmes (signature on title dated Wakefield, 2.11.91) -- A.J. Gaston (visiting card on front pastedown) -- [John Arlott?] -- Tony Winder (bookplate).
ALL PUBLISHED. The first volume included a report on the "Campaign of the English Cricketers, 1876-77" (pp. 20-36). The second was published under the title The Tour of the Australian Eleven through England, America and the Colonies, with Conway's Australian Cricket Annual for 1877-78, and has four chapters on this first tour which was managed by Conway. Padwick 3363. (2)
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