13th Dec, 2023 10:30 GMT/BST

Books, Maps & Manuscripts

  Lot 74


John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1927 and 1932 to 1950, 64th edition and 69th to 87th editions.
John Wisden & Co., 1927-1950, twenty volumes, 1927 in original cloth with yellow advert endpapers, the other volumes in original wraps, wear to the earlier volumes with several broken spines. [periodical]

Sold for £550
Estimated at £300 - £500


1929 - Front pastedown partially detached from board, hinge gaping after free endpaper, edges dust marked, cloth rubbed;
1932 - Spine broken, remnant backstrip, gathers detached, ink stain to lower corner, dust marked top edge;
1933 - Spine weak, wear to covers, dust marked top edge ;
1934 - Spine cracked, gathers uneven, covers well worn, cricket bat bookmark present, dust marked top edge;
1935 - Spine cracked, covers worn, repairs to joints, dust marked;
1936 - Creasing to tanned spine, dust marked top edge;
1937 - Creased and tanned spine, gather loose, dust marked top edge, bat bookmark;
1938 - Tanned spine, dust marked top edge;
The remainder with dust-marked top edges, some foxing in places, tanning of covers.


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Auction: Books, Maps & Manuscripts, 13th Dec, 2023

The Books, Maps and Manuscripts sales encompass a broad range of collecting areas from early antiquarian books to modern first editions, which are sold alongside illustrations, private press, manuscripts, maps and atlases, early photographs, autographed letters and historic documents. Held four times a year, the specialist Book sales incorporate both private collections and libraries, and single lots from vendors across the United Kingdom.


Tuesday 12 December 10am-5pm and morning of sale from 8am

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