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  1. Limited deluxe edition, number 344 of 652, signed by the author; crown 4to (260 x 200 mm); 45 illustrations including frontispiece portrait of Grace, small mark and hole to base of tissue guard, not affecting image, else internally near fine; publisher's half black morocco, top edge gilt, others uncut, small, professional repair to head cap, offsetting (browning) to endpapers, fore-edges toned, with a few minor spots, otherwise a near-fine and very bright copy; xii, 512pp.

    £1,200
  2. 17vols; 8vo (220 x 150 mm); vols 1-4 with title: Frederick Lillywhite's cricket scores and biographies of celebrated cricketers...; vols 5-6 with title: Arthur Haygarth's Cricket Scores...; vols 7-14 with title; Marylebone Cricket Club Cricket Scores...; vol 15 with title; MCC Cricket Scores...; 2vols of: An Index to Marylebone Club Cricket Scores and Biographies from 1865 to 1866 being a continuation of Frederick Lillywhite's scores and biographies from 1772 to 1854, compiled by Roger Heavens, Cambridge, 1996; contemporary ink inscripton to half-title of vol. v and ink ownership to half-title of vol. xiii, very occasional browning and the odd spotting but in the main, very clean and bright; modern half crimson morocco over cloth, panelled spines gilt.

    £3,000
  3. First edition, first issue (without advertisements or date to title verso); 8vo; half-title, frontispiece and 11 plates by T.M.R. Whitwell, device to title, some scattered foxing, heavier to preliminary leaves, three short closed tears to plate opposite p164, plate reattached opposite p200, toning to endpapers, small ink name to head of front free endpaper; publisher's green cloth with with cricketing scene in white, black and red to upper cover and spine, with title in gilt to spine, spine slightly dulled, some minor rubbing and bumping to extremities with small closed tear to cloth at head of spine.

    £1,400
  4. First Trade edition, thick 8vo (200 x 155 mm), pictorial frontispiece and 10 further plates, numerous vignettes within the text, some minor spotting, mostly to preliminary and terminal pages, toning to extreme edges of some plates, not affecting the illustrations, else very good; modern half morocco, gilt cricketing devices to spine, in excellent order; xiii, [2], frontispiece, 429, [1] pp, 2 pages of advertisements.

    £350
  5. First edition, first impression; large 8vo.; numerous photographic plates; inscribed by the editor. publisher's green cloth, device to upper board and titles to spine gilt. Cloth rather faded and a little marked, very good

    £150
  6. First edition, first issue (without advertisements or date to title verso); 8vo; half-title, frontispiece and 11 plates by T.M.R. Whitwell, device to title, some minor toning and oxidising, usual toning to endpapers, contemporary lending library label & stamp to front pastedown; publisher's green cloth with with cricket scene in white, black and red to upper cover and spine, with title in gilt to spine, spine slightly dulled, some minor rubbing and bumping to extremities with small closed tear to cloth at head of spine.

    £1,500
 

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