Lot 1621898 profusely signed cricket book - titled “The...

Auction Date: 1/10/2014 at 10:30 am



1898 profusely signed cricket book - titled “The Cricketers Birthday Book” 1st ed 1898 edited by Percy Cross Standing, publ’d by J M Dent & Co London which sets out the birthdays of cricketers throughout the year, with an index&nbspand snippets of cricketing poetry, quotations and facts. Small 8vo... [255] pp - the book has been signed by approx. 135 cricketers to incl players from the UK, and other worldwide countries. The book contains approx. 540 cricketers birthdays which has been signed by 93 players who feature in the book. The earliest birthday year date recorded in the book dates back to 1815. Notable signatures incl W G Grace, V Trumper, E H Killick, A J Webbe, W Brockwell, A E Johns (Victoria), William Storer, W E Roller, Harry Wrathall, H Carpenter, F C Holland, A N Hornby, GP Harrison, Russell Bencraft, W H Patterson, H B Richardson, W G Quaife, Clem Hill, T Hayward, E J Diver, W N Roe, C M Wells, F G Bull, H.B Daft, Arthur Shrewsbury, F H Gutteridge, Syd Gregory (NSW), S M J Woods, R E Foster, G R Baker, G Brann, C B Fry, H D G Leveson-Gower, O R Borradaile, Hugh Trumble (Victoria) Jack Worrall (Victoria), Gilbert L Jessop, H G Owen, H T Hewitt, Lionel Palairet, R W Frank, J J Kelly (NSW), M R Jardine, Chas Kortright, S Santall, W Attewell, Frank Iredale (NSW), Frank H Bateman Champain, RCN Palairet, David Denton, Fred Tate, Arthur Hill, Gerald Fowler, T Richardson, A O Jones, John Tunnicliffe, Harry Bagshaw, G Hirst, Fred Parris, P F Warner, E J Tyler, Bernard Bosanquet, W L Murdoch (Australia & Sussex), W Ponsford, Francis Eden Lacy, GJV Weighall, R H Spooner, H W Bainbridge, Richard Daft, H K Foster, Sir Timothy O’Brien, C L Townsend, E Arnold, F H Huish, Arthur A Lilley, J Darling (S. Australia), Albert Ward, C J Burnup, J L Tyldesley, Stanley Jackson, Ludford C Docker, Robert Abel, A C MacLaren, William Gunn, W L Foster, Frank Laver, H Wood, H R Butt, C Baldwin – et al note some are laid down – nevertheless what a record of early cricket players

Hammer Price: £4400.00

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