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Lot 1178:
Lot 1178 Lot 1178
'Cricket'. W.G. Grace. Bristol 1891. Original green cloth, with gilt titles to front and spine. Nicely signed in ink by Grace to the reverse of the frontispiece. Broken internal hinges, some wear to board edges and small loss to head of spine otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £120/160
Lot 1179:
Lot 1179
'The Theory and Practice of Cricket, from its origin to the present time'. Charles Box. London. Warne 1868. 165pp plus adverts. Bound in quarter leather and marbled boards. Good condition, a nice copy
Estimate: £40/60
Lot 1180:
Lot 1180
'The Cricket Bat and how to use it. A Treatise on the Game of Cricket. With Practical and Scientific Instructions on Batting, Bowling and Fielding...'. 'An Old Cricketer'. Nicholas Wanostrocht. London 1863 (new issue). 96pp. Good original decorative green boards with cricketers in gilt to cover. Padwick 398. Some breaking to internal hinges, minor bumping to corners and slight wear to base of spine paper otherwise in good condition. A nice copy
Estimate: £70/100
Lot 1181:
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'A Correct Account of all the Cricket Matches which have been played by the Marylebone Club, and all other Principal Matches, from the year 1786 to 1822 inclusive.....'. Henry Bentley. Printed by T. Traveller, London 1823. Bound in brown half leather. Title in gilt to spine, marbled page edges. Padwick 1221. Worn boards and spine paper with some loss, rear board almost detached, internally in good condition. Rare
Estimate: £350/450
Lot 1182:
Lot 1182 Lot 1182 Lot 1182
Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley. Prime Minister. 'I Zingari. Origin-Rise-Progress-Results'. Original decorative boards. Two club handbooks for 1924 and 1929 both presented to Stanley Baldwin by a member of I. Zingari. The 1924 edition with long handwritten inscription to Baldwin on the front yellow end paper in ink' To The Rt Honourable Stanley Baldwin M.P. Prime Minister of England who as leader of the All-English Cabinet Team "Played the Game"in the spirit of IZ. Abnegation [sacrifice self] and Reiteration [keep your promise]... for God, and King and Country. As a slight mark of respect and admiration from a member of IZ, who on his election 32 years ago received a similar IZ Book...' Signed to lower border 'A.F. Gatliff. General & Deputy Lieut[enant] for Sussex'. The 1929 edition has a shorter handwritten inscription to Baldwin on the front yellow end paper in ink 'S.B. From one who tried to keep up her wicket whilst he tried to score. Christmas 1929'. Minor faults to decorative boards otherwise in good condition. Two rare presentation copies to an English Prime Minister
Estimate: £200/300
The auctioneer assumes that Stanley Baldwin was elected as a member of I. ZIngari in 1924. He was given 'The Freedom of the Club' in 1926, the highest honour the club could bestow and the details of this are printed in the 1929 handbook (page 19) 'After the war, though I.Z. takes no note of party politics, the freedom was offered to Mr Stanley Baldwin, the Prime Minister, in recognition of the manner in which he had kept his promise, his temper and his wicket up under very difficult circumstances (General Strike 1926?). With Baldwin's full length reply, dated June 1926, printed on page 20. Stanley Baldwin was a British Statesman and three times Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, in 1923/1924, 1924/1929 and 1935/1937.
Lot 1183:
Lot 1183
'The Adventures of a Cricket Ball, with the Laws and Practice of Cricket'. By an Old Boy. London, Ward, Lock & Tyler, Tunbridge Wells. H.S. Colbran. 1860. 66pp plus two advertising pages. Original yellow illustrated wrappers. Wear to spine paper with some loss, front wrapper cleanly detached, rear wrapper almost cleanly detached, light foxing otherwise in good condition. Scarce
Estimate: £70/100
Lot 1184:
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'The English Cricketer's Trip to Canada and the United States in 1859'. Frederick Lillywhite. London 1860 (first edition). Presentation copy from Lillywhite with inscription in ink to front end paper 'Presented by Fred Lillywhite, Aug[ust] 24th 1860'. Original green boards with title in gilt to front board. Some breaking to spine block, minor light foxing, light soiling to page edges otherwise in good condition. A rarely seen presentation copy of this scarce early book
Estimate: £500/700
Lot 1185:
Lot 1185
Worcestershire County Cricket Club Official Yearbook 1949 (Jubilee Year). Original decorative covers. Very minor wear to covers, minor staining to odd page otherwise in good/very good condition
Estimate: £30/40

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