London, South Kensington
4 May 2006
W.R. WEIR and J.N. PENTELOW
Ayres' Cricket Companion
London: F.H. Ayres, 1903-31. 29 vols., 8vo., half-tone illustrations (margins of 1926 soiled), 1903-04 in original printed wrappers, the remaining vols. in original cloth-backed boards (extremities rubbed, spine of 1904 lacking and wrappers lightly soiled, 1909 worn and lacking rear cover, inner hinges of 1910 split, 1919 with corner piece torn from front cover). Provenance: J.W. Goldman (bookplates in 1905, 1915-17, 1920, 1924-25) -- E.J. Finzi (ownership inscription on front wrappers, 1906-08) -- 1918 A PRESENTATION COPY from the editor (title inscribed "With every good wish for 1918, W.R.W.").
Without the first vol. published in 1902, otherwise a complete run. Padwick 1035; and Ayres' (Public Schools) Cricket Companion, 1932, London: F.H. Ayres, , illustrations, original cloth-backed boards. Padwick 1343. (30)
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