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Lot 1534:
Lot 1534
Welsh rugby greats biographies and autobiographies. Three titles, each signed by the featured player. Titles are 'Number 8', Mervyn Davies 1977. 'JPR Given the Breaks. My Life in Rugby', J.P.R. Williams 2006. 'Barry John. The King', Barry John 2000. G/VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1535:
Lot 1535
Rugby biographies, histories and annuals. A selection of books with good Welsh interest. Eight titles are signed by the author and/ or subject. Signed titles are 'Nicks & Cuts. Wallaby Tales', Nick Farr-Jones and Steve Cutler, New South Wales 1990, signed by both authors. 'Barry John's World of Rugby No. 2', 1979, signed by Barry John. 'The Life and Times of Swansea R.F.C. The All Whites', David Farmer 1995. Presentation copy signed by Farmer with accompanying letter. 'Giants of Post-War Welsh Rugby', edited by Clive Rowlands and David Farmer, 1990, signed by both editors. 'I Was There', Max Boyce 1979, signed by Boyce. 'The Illustrated History of Welsh Rugby', J.B.G. Thomas 1980, signed by Thomas. 'Calon. A Journey to the Heart of Welsh Rugby', Owen Sheers 2013, signed by Sheers. 'Willie John. The Story of my Life'. Willie John McBride 2004, signed by McBride. Qty 24. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £20
Lot 1536:
Lot 1536
British Lions books. Twenty one titles relating to British Lions tours and history, two signed. 'The Lions Raw. A Captain's Story: South Africa 1997', Martin Johnson 1997, signed by Johnson. 'My Pride of Lions' Fran Cotton 1997, signed by Cotton. Others titles cover Lions tours to Australia and New Zealand 1959, New Zealand 1971, 1983 and 1997, and South Africa 1980 etc. Sold with a full set of eleven official match programmes for the 2005 Lions series in New Zealand, in presentation box. G/VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £22
Lot 1537:
Lot 1537
J.B.G. 'Bryn' Thomas. Rugby and cricket writer. Nine titles by J.B.G. Thomas relating to British Lions tours, each signed by the author, and/ or with dedication. Titles are 'The Greatest Lions' London 1974, with dedication dated 'Nov 1974'. 'Wounded Lions and other 1980 rugby', London 1981, signed to title page, also dedication to front endpaper dated 1981. 'The Lions on Trek', London 1956. 'On Trek Again. The British Rugby Lions in South Africa 1968', London 1968, dedication to front endpaper dated 'Oct 1968'. 'The Roaring Lions', London 1971, dedication dated 'Nov 1971'. 'Trial of Strength. The 1977 British Lions in New Zealand', London 1977, dedication dated 'Cardiff Oct 1972'. 'Lions at Bay', London 1966. 'Lions Among the Springboks', London 1963. 'Lions Courageous', London 1960, dedication dated '1966'. All titles in good condition with good dustwrappers
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: unsold
Born in Pontypridd in 1917, Bryn Thomas was chief rugby writer for the Western Mail from 1946, was appointed the Sports Editor in 1965, becoming as well known as many of the rugby players of the period, and highly influential with administrators
Lot 1538:
Lot 1538
J.B.G. 'Bryn' Thomas. Rugby and cricket writer. Seven titles by J.B.G. Thomas relating to All Blacks, Australia, South Africa and British Lions tours, six signed by the author, and/ or with dedication. Titles are 'The Avenging All Blacks', London 1973 with dedication to front endpaper dated 'Cardiff 1973'. 'Lions at Bay', London 1966. 'Springbok Invasion', London 1970, dedication dated 'Cardiff 1970'. 'Wallabies Walkabout', London 1976, dedication dated 'Cardiff 1976'. 'Rugby in Black and Red', London 1968, dedication dated 'Cardiff 1968'. 'Springbok Glory', London 1961, dedication dated 'Cardiff June 1961'. Also 'On tour', London 1954, unsigned. All titles in good condition, the majority with good dustwrappers
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 1539:
Lot 1539
J.B.G. 'Bryn' Thomas. Rugby and cricket writer. Ten titles by J.B.G. Thomas relating to Welsh rugby, rugby history, clubs, players etc. all signed by the author, and/ or with dedication. Titles include 'The Men in Scarlet. The Story of Welsh Rugby Football', London 1972. 'Rugby: Men, Matches & Moments' 1970. 'Great Moments in Sport: Rugby Football' 1974. 'Great Contemporary Players' 1963, 'Great Rugger Clubs' 1962. 'Great Rugger Players' 1955 (2 copies). 'Fifty Two Famous Tries' 1966 etc. Also two further titles, unsigned. All titles in good condition, the majority with good dustwrappers
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: unsold

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