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[Old English Sports & Games- Cricket.]
[Old English Sports & Games- Cricket.]
Cecil Aldin. [signed in pencil.]
Entered at Stationer's Hall - Copyright. - Entered According to Act of Congress, in the year 1901, by Lawrence & Bullen, Ltd., In the Office of Librarian of Congress, at Washington. Copyright 1901- Published by Lawrence & Bullen, Ltd., 16 Henrietta Stret, Covent Garden, London, W.C.
Lithograph. Sheet: 345 x 275mm, (13½ x 10¾").
A portly figure swinging his cricket bat in the air, looks behind him concerned as the ball hits the wicket and the bails fly through the air. A crowd of men and women watch from the sidelines. From Cecil Aldin's (1870-1935) 'Old English Sports & Games' series.
[Ref: 37826]   £480.00  
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Mr W.W. Armstrong.
Mr W.W. Armstrong.
A. Chevalier Taylor 1905 [facsimile signature.]
Spottiswoode & Co. Ltd. Lith London.
Chromolithograph with accompanying text sheet. 381 x 254mm. 15 x 10". Slight creasing.
Warick Windridge Armstrong (1879-1947), the Australian cricketer who played 50 Test matches between 1902 and 1921. An all-rounder, he captained Australia in ten Test matches between 1920 and 1921 and was undefeated, winning eith Tests and drawing two. Albert Chevalier Taylor (1862-1925), the English artist who specialised in portrait and genre painting.
[Ref: 26491]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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E.G. Arnold.
E.G. Arnold.
A. Chevalier Taylor 1905 [facsimile signature.]
Spottiswoode & Co. Ltd. Lith London.
Chromolithograph with accompanying text sheet. 381 x 254mm. 15 x 10". Some creasing, foxing.
Edward George Arnold (1876-1942) the English cricketer who played ten Test matches from 1903 to 1907, and most of his 343 first-class matches for Worcestershire between 1899 and 1913. Albert Chevalier Taylor (1862-1925), the English artist who specialised in portrait and genre painting. From 'The Empire's Cricketers'.
[Ref: 26518]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Baumont____Cricket-field____looking towards the Beeches.
Baumont____Cricket-field____looking towards the Beeches.
Painted by F.P.Barraud & A. H.Wardlow, Etched by W.A.Cox.
London Published March 18th 1892 by Messrs Dickinson & Foster Publishers to The Queen, 114 New Bond Street, W. Copyright Registered.
Etching. 670 x 430mm. Trimmed to plate. tiny pin hole in lower margin.
[Ref: 521]   £320.00  
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Mr. G.W. Beldam.
Mr. G.W. Beldam.
A. Chevalier Taylor 1905 [facsimile signature.]
Spottiswoode & Co. Ltd. Lith London.
Chromolithograph with accompanying text sheet. 381 x 254mm. 15 x 10". Some creasing.
George William Beldam (1868-1937) the English cricketer and pioneer of action photography in sport. In cricket he represented Middlesex, Marylebone Cricket Club and London Country in 102 first-class matches between 1900 and 1907. Albert Chevalier Taylor (1862-1925), the English artist who specialised in portrait and genre painting. From 'The Empire's Cricketers'.
[Ref: 26514]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Mr. B.J.T. Bosanquet.
Mr. B.J.T. Bosanquet.
A. Chevalier Taylor 1905 [facsimile signature.]
Gilbt. Whitehead & Co., Ltd., Lith. New Eltham, S.E.
Chromolithograph, 381 x 254mm (15 x 10"). Small tear on right
Bernard James Tindal Bosanquet (1877-1836), English cricketer best known for inventing the googly, a delivery designed to deceive the batsman. Bosanquet played for Middlesex between 1898 and 1919 and appeared in seven Test matches for England as an all-rounder. In 1905 he was chosen as a Wisden Cricketer of the Year. Albert Chevalier Taylor (1862-1925), the English artist who specialised in portrait and genre painting. From 'The Empire's Cricketers'.
[Ref: 27628]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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L. Braund.
L. Braund.
A.Chevalier Taylor. 1905.
Spottiswode & Co. Ltd. Lith. London.
Chormolithograph. 255 x 380mm. Repair lower right corner
Leonard Charles Braund [1875-1955], England, London County, Somerset, Surrey Right-hand bat. ACT:Born in Leytonstone, Essex, in 1862 to a legal family, Albert Chevalier Taylor won a scholarship to the Slade School when he was 17. He prints date from the same period as his commissioned by Kent County Cricket Club to paint what has now become his most famous painting of 'Kent Vs. Lancashire'. In his career he exhibited 49 paintings in total at the Academy, and he was also the Honorary Secretary of the Royal British Colonial Society of Artists. Albert Chevalier Taylor died in 1928.
[Ref: 1245]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Arthur Sawyer Brook, Esq.
Arthur Sawyer Brook, Esq.
Painted by Stephen Pearce. Engraved by Cha.s Mottram. Printed by Holdgate.
Published December 1st 1870, by the Proprietor, T.W. Green, 36 Union Grove, Clapham, Surrey _ Copyright Registered.
Mezzotint, scarce. 580 x 450mm (22¾ x 17¾"). Cut to platemark.
Arthur Sawyer Brook (1820 or 21-1890), known as the 'Squire of Bexhill', master of the Bexhill Harriers, shown mounted with his foxhounds, the Sussex coast behind.
[Ref: 32416]   £240.00  
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[Eton College. Playing Fields. Eton Winchester Match.]
[Eton College. Playing Fields. Eton Winchester Match.]
[Painted by H. Jamyn Brooks. Etched by F. G. Stevenson]
London Published Dec.2nd 1889 by Messrs Dickinson & Foster Publishers to The Queen, 114 New Bond Street, W. Copyright Registered.
Etching, remarqued proof [Arms of Eton College], signed in pencil.. 620 x 425mm.
Henry Jamyn Brooks, (1865-1925)F. G. Stevenson, Active (1885 - 1910)
Printseller's Association I p.111[Ltd 60].
[Ref: 975]   £650.00  
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Bullingdon on a Summer's Afternoon.
Bullingdon on a Summer's Afternoon.
Published by J. Ryman, High St. Oxford. [n.d. c.1840.]
Coloured lithograph. 341 x 458mm (13 x 18"). Tear into upper margin and in title; damaged.
A sporting scene featuring a cricket match and horse race. The Bullingdon Club was founded over 200 years ago, and by 1875 it was considered "an old Oxford institution, with many good traditions". Originally it was a hunting and cricket club. In 1805 cricket at Oxford University "was confined to the old Bullingdon Club, which was expensive and exclusive". This foundational sporting purpose is attested to in the Club's crest. Printed locally by James Ryman (1840 - 1856; fl.), print publisher.
See Ref: 8527 for heightened with white and added colour version.
[Ref: 31241]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Mr. C.J. Burnup.
Mr. C.J. Burnup.
A. Chevalier Taylor 1905 [facsimile signature.]
Gilbt. Whitehead & Co., Ltd., Lith. New Eltham, S.E.
Chromolithograph. Sheet: 255 x 380mm, (10 x 15").
Cuthbert James "Pinky" Burnup (1875-1960) the amateur cricketer and footballer. As a cricketer he played for Kent until 1907, and was their captain in 1903 and was also named a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in the same year. Albert Chevalier Taylor (1862-1925), the English artist who specialised in portrait and genre painting. From 'The Empire's Cricketers'.
[Ref: 39900]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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[Louis Cage, the Young Cricketer].
[Louis Cage, the Young Cricketer].
L. Busiere [pencil signature].
Copyright 1st September 1929 by Henry Graves & Co. Ltd 182 Sloane Street London S.W.1. Printed in England. Copyright 1929 in the United States of America by Henry Graves & Co. Ltd 182 Sloane Street London S.W.1.
Colour-printed mezzotint. Image 365 x 535mm.
After the painting by Francis Cotes [1725? - 1770]. Printseller's Association blindstamp lower left of plate.
[Ref: 1117]   £580.00  
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The Umpire. William Caldercourt, born at Blisworth in 1802.
The Umpire. William Caldercourt, born at Blisworth in 1802.
John C. Anderson del et lith.
London Published by John Corbell Anderson, 40 Church Road, de Beauvoir Square, Kingsland, March 1st 1852, and by F.Lillywhite, 10 Princes Terrace, Caledonian Road, Islington.
Tinted lithograph. Printed area 205 x 130mm.
'Sketches at Lords'. No.2.
[Ref: 88]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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James Carr-Lloyd. [ink mss.]
James Carr-Lloyd. [ink mss.]
[n.d., c.1820.]
Photographic image 185 x 105mm, 7¼ x 4¼". Laid on album paper.
A boy leaning on a cricket bat.
[Ref: 21636]   £260.00  
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Mr A Cotter.
Mr A Cotter.
A. Chevalier Taylor 1905 [facsimile signature.]
Gilbt. Whitehead & Co., Ltd., Lith. New Eltham, S.E.
Chromolithograph with accompanying text sheet. 381 x 254mm. 15 x 10".
Albert 'Tibby'Cotter (1883-1917), the Australian cricketer who played in 21 Tests between 1904and 1912. Albert Chevalier Taylor (1862-1925), the English artist who specialised in portrait and genre painting.
[Ref: 26487]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[A game of cricket.]
[A game of cricket.]
[Anon., c.1840.]
Lithograph, sheet 75 x 205mm. Sheet trimmed; possibly a fragment.
A scrap from an album, children playing cricket, with a distant view of buildings.
[Ref: 16454]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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[A game of cricket.]
[A game of cricket.]
[Anon., c.1840.]
Lithograph with hand colour. 70 x 197mm (2¾ x 7¾"). Sheet trimmed; possibly a fragment.
A scrap from an album, children playing cricket, with a distant view of buildings.
See Ref: 16454 for uncoloured.
[Ref: 29041]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[Cricket.]
[Cricket.]
[n.d., c.1820.]
Etching. Sheet: 85 x 80mm (3¼ x 3"). Trimmed.
A small scene showing boys engaged in a game of cricket.
[Ref: 44554]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Cricket Boy.]
[The Cricket Boy.]
E Milner [signed in pencil lower right.]
Copyright 1922 by G.C. Klackner, New York. Published 1922 by G.C. Klackner, London.
Colour printed mezzotint, image 470 x 340mm. 18½ x 13½". Unexamined out of frame.
A boy leaning on his cricket bat in a landscape, stumps in the ground to right. Engraved by Eleanor Milner (c.1860 - 1953), bird painter and mezzotinter after 18th century portrait paintings. Exhibited at the RA from 1887 to 1898. After Thomas Gainsborough (1727 - 1788).
[Ref: 10878]   £480.00  
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The Kent Eleven, Champions, 1906.
The Kent Eleven, Champions, 1906.
A. Chevalier Tayler RBA Pinxit.
Swann Electric Engraving Co. Ltd. Sculpt. [n.d.1907]
Photogravure 570 x 980mm, 22½ x 38½ inches.
Kent Vs. Lancashire, Albert Chevallier Tayler’s scene of the cricket match between Kent and Lancashire at Canterbury in 1906 is regarded by some as the ultimate example of this genre. The special nature of Chevallier Tayler’s Canterbury painting stems in part from the fact that here we have identifiable players in credible poses on the field of play, several of them household names. THE CRICKETERS - KENT Edward William “Ted” Dillon (amateur), Cuthbert James “Pinky” Burnup (amateur) James “Jim” Seymour (professional) Kenneth Lotherington Hutchings (amateur). At Melbourne in the 1907-08 series, Hutchings, who, like Blythe, was to become a widely-mourned First World War casualty, scored one of the most attractive centuries in the history of England v Australia Test matches. John Richard Mason (amateur), Edward “Punter” Humphreys (professional),Richard Norman Rowsell “Dick” Blaker (amateur) , Cloudesley Henry Bullock “Slug” Marsham (amateur) , Frederick Henry Huish (professional) , Colin “Charlie” Blythe (professional). Blythe shared the role of England’s premier slow left-arm bowler with Wilfred Rhodes in the pre-Great War period. Arthur Fielder (professional) , Fielder, one of England’s fastest bowlers, took all 10 wickets in an innings while playing for the Players against the Gentlemen at Lord’s in July 1906: Hutchings was among his victims. LANCASHIRE BATSMEN - John Thomas Tyldesley (professional) and William “Billy” Findlay (amateur) As a result of the artist’s perfectionism, Billy Findlay modelled the other batsman even though he did not play in this 1906 match at Canterbury. Most of the players depicted were invited to Chevallier Tayler’s St John’s Wood studio, but Lancashire opening batsman Harry Makepeace was unable to attend. UMPIRE - Alfred John Atfield.
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[Twelve comic cricket sketches, drawing room scene and watercolour by a Kashmiri artist, c.1860]
[Twelve comic cricket sketches, drawing room scene and watercolour by a Kashmiri artist, c.1860]
Pen and ink sketches and watercolour (one signed ?AR), with ms, pasted to two album sheets, each 290 x 225mm (11½ x 9"). Damage to portrait.
Comical cricket vignettes by an amateur artist, and a watercolour portrait described as follows: 'This splendid work of Art is from the pencil of one Duli Jehan- a name perhaps but little known in Western Europe- A native of Cashmere + a "self made man" he might have done well had he possessed the very faintest idea of drawing- or been able to hit off anything at all approaching to a likeness + been less exorbitant in his chrages. He was hanged during the Mutiny in 1859- why or wherefore nobody could ever discover but everybody said he richly deserved his fate- He was a very inoffensive man- but he charged me ten rupees for the above- so perhaps everybody was right'.
[Ref: 42452]   £450.00  
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The Cricketers of Vanity Fair.
Russell March. Introduction by John Arlott.
Published in Great Britain 1982 by Webb & Bower (Publishers) Limited. 9 Colleton Crescent, Exeter, Devon EX2 4BY.
Book: 4to (306 x 213mm). Dust jacket a little creased around the edges, but otherwise in very fine condition.
An illustrated narrative of Vanity Fair Cricketers divided by nations.
[Ref: 10113]   £45.00  
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Cricketing.
Cricketing. (Lord Cricket Ground, St. John's Wood, Match of the Gentlemen & Players.) Drawn expressly for the "Book of Field Sports."
London: Henry Lea & Co., 125, Fleet Street. [n.d., c.1860.]
Coloured lithograph. Sheet size: 230 x 295mm (9 x 11¾") with large margins.
View of a cricket match at Lord's, watched by several spectators; cricketing vignettes to border. From 'The Book of Field Sports and Library of Veterinary Knowledge' by Henry Downes Miles.
[Ref: 46340]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Cricketing.
Cricketing. (Lord Cricket Ground, St. John's Wood, Match of the Gentlemen & Players.)
London: Henry Lea & Co., 125, Fleet Street. [n.d., c.1860.]
Lithograph. Sheet size: 230 x 295mm (9 x 11¾") with large margins.
View of a cricket match at Lord's, watched by several spectators; cricketing vignettes to border. From 'The Book of Field Sports and Library of Veterinary Knowledge' by Henry Downes Miles.
[Ref: 46341]   £230.00  
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Cricketing.
Cricketing. (Lord Cricket Ground, St. John's Wood, Match of the Gentlemen & Players.) Drawn expressly for the "Book of Field Sports."
Thinot Lorrette Lith. London.
London; Henry Lea, 22, Warwick Lane. [n.d., c.1860.]
Lithograph. Sheet: 305 x 240mm (12 x 9½"), with large margins.
A view of a cricket match at Lord's, watched by several spectators; cricketing vignettes to border. From 'The Book of Field Sports and Library of Veterinary Knowledge' by Henry Downes Miles.
[Ref: 39960]   £290.00  
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Cricketing.
Cricketing.
[n.d., c.1860.]
Lithograph. Sheet: 305 x 240mm, (12 x 9½") large margins.
A view of a cricket match at Lord's, watched by several spectators. From 'The Book of Field Sports and Library of Veterinary Knowledge' by Henry Downes Miles.
[Ref: 39961]   £290.00  
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Cricketing.
Cricketing. (Lord Cricket Ground, St. John's Wood, Match of the Gentlemen & Players.) Drawn expressly for the "Book of Field Sports."
London: Henry Lea & Co., 125, Fleet Street. [n.d., c.1860.]
Lithograph. Sheet size: 230 x 295mm (9 x 11¾")
View of a cricket match at Lord's, watched by several spectators; cricketing vignettes to border. From 'The Book of Field Sports and Library of Veterinary Knowledge' by Henry Downes Miles.
[Ref: 40020]   £290.00  
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D.Denton.
D.Denton.
A.Chevalier Taylor. 1905.
[Spottiswode & Co. Ltd. Lith. London.]
Chormolithograph. 255 x 380mm.
David 'Lucky' Denton (1874-1950), batsman for Yorkshire & England. In 1905 Denton scored 2,405 runs, with eight centuries, becoming 'Cricketer of the Year' in the 1906 Wisden Almanack.
[Ref: 1248]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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Alfred Diver.
Alfred Diver. Born At Cambridge, July 6th. 1824.
John C. Anderson del et lith. Printed by Richard Black.
Published by Lillywhite & Wisden, 2, New Coventry St. Leicester Square, London, July 18th. 1858.
Tinted lithograph, image 295 x 195mm. 11½ x 7¾". Minor surface soiling.
Alfred John Day Diver (1824 - 1876), cricketer for Cambridge Town Club, Cambridgeshire, Middlesex, and Nottinghamshire. John Corbet Anderson (1827 – 1907) is perhaps best known for his series of portraits of famous English cricketers, 'Sketches at Lords', between 1850 and 1860.
Siltzer: pg. 341.
[Ref: 9481]   £320.00  
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Cricket. (A long Innings.)
Cricket. (A long Innings.) Vacation Amusements. [N. 3.]. HB Sketches No. 633.
HB [monogram]. A Ducote's Lithog.y 10, St. Martin's Lane.
Published Oct.r 5th 1840, by Tho.s McLean, 26, Haymarket.
Hand coloured lithograph, very fine. 'HB Subscribers Copy' blind stamp in lower left corner. Sheet size: 290 x 400mm (11½ x 15¾"). Good colour. Tipped into backing sheet.
Two groups of men playing cricket, with two batsmen (Lord Morpeth at left, and Lord Russell at right), one bowling (Lord Stanley), two stationed to catch the ball (Sir William Follett in the foreground at the left, Sir James Graham in the foreground at the right), two acting as umpires (Duke of Wellington at left, Daniel O'Connell at right), and a wicket keeper (Sir Robert Peel). The scene is in reference to Lord Stanley's Irish Registration Bill of 1840.
[Ref: 36636]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Angleterre_Oxford University, Rifle Volunteers. Types Militaires. Pl. 100. 15.
Angleterre_Oxford University, Rifle Volunteers. Types Militaires. Pl. 100. 15.
Dess. et lith par Draner. (by Renard) Imp. Lemercier & C.ie, r. de Seine 57, Paris.
Publié par Daziaro à Paris. [n.d. c.1860.]
Coloured lithograph with added gum arabic. 439 x 298mm (17¼ x 11¾"). Mint.
A rare foreign image of the game of cricket showing a batsman about to be hit by a cricket ball, by "Draner" Jules Renard (1833-1926). When Renard-Draner was settling in Paris in the mid-19th century, the armies and navies of the world, besides engaging in occasional short wars, were engaging themselves - and most vaingloriously and conspicuously indeed - in the art of display: reviews, parades, the exchange of visits by various branches and units, a mounting elaboration and variety in the design of uniforms and the social standing and activities of those of officer rank. All of these things caught and amused the eye and mind of Draner, and this was what he most happily and most successfully set out to caricature for the diversion and pleasure of all. The chief result of his observation and his artistry was the series of 136 full-colour lithographic plates of high quality published by the firm of Daziaro in Paris and handsomely printed by the renowned establishment of Lemercier. The series was entitled "Types Militaires: Galerie militaire de toutes les nations" Soldiers and sailors of all countries and all ranks are shown with strong humorous emphasis on ludicrous situations and national characteristics, but, it must be emphasised, always with the strictest accuracy in the depiction of uniforms and accoutrements down to the most minor details of button, braid, fringe or feather.
Ogliby: 268: 100.15.
[Ref: 29673]   £360.00  
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Mr. R. A. Duff
Mr. R. A. Duff
A.Chevalier Taylor. 1905.
Spottiswode & Co. Ltd. Lith. London.
Chormolithograph. 255 x 380mm.
'Reggie' Duff Australian. ACT: Born in Leytonstone, Essex, in 1862 to a legal family, Albert Chevalier Taylor won a scholarship to the Slade School when he was 17. He prints date from the same period as his commissioned by Kent County Cricket Club to paint what has now become his most famous painting of 'Kent Vs. Lancashire'. In his career he exhibited 49 paintings in total at the Academy, and he was also the Honorary Secretary of the Royal British Colonial Society of Artists. Albert Chevalier Taylor died in 1928.
[Ref: 1249]   £125.00   (£150.00 incl.VAT)
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English Country Life;
English Country Life; A Valuable Work of Reference for The Gentleman, the Sportsman, the Farmer [...]
William Mackenzie, 22 Paternoster Row, London, E.C. [c.1880]
Wood engraving printed in colour, sheet 300 x 240mm (11¾ x 9½").
Frontispiece with vignettes of various sports including a cricket match, angling, shooting, rowing, horseriding and hunting.
[Ref: 40092]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Mr. W.H.B. Evans.
Mr. W.H.B. Evans.
A.Chevalier Taylor. 1905.
Spottiswode & Co. Ltd. Lith. London.
Chormolithograph. 255 x 380mm.
W.H.B. Evans, Player for Worcestershire died in and aircraft accident in 1913. ACT:Born in Leytonstone, Essex, in 1862 to a legal family, Albert Chevalier Taylor won a scholarship to the Slade School when he was 17. He prints date from the same period as his commissioned by Kent County Cricket Club to paint what has now become his most famous painting of 'Kent Vs. Lancashire'. In his career he exhibited 49 paintings in total at the Academy, and he was also the Honorary Secretary of the Royal British Colonial Society of Artists. Albert Chevalier Taylor died in 1928.
[Ref: 1250]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Felix on the Bat; Being a Scientific Inquiry into the use of The Cricket Bat;
Felix on the Bat; Being a Scientific Inquiry into the use of The Cricket Bat; Together with the History and Use of the Catapulta. Also the Laws of Cricket, as Revised by the Marylebone Club, 1845.
London: Bailey Brothers, Cornhill MDCCCXLV [1845].
First Edition. 4to, original half morocco gilt with marbled boards, edges worn; title + pp.41, coloured litho. frontis. & 9 plates, 6 coloured, a few wood-engraved text illustrations. Some faint soiling, remains of ink library stamp on title, occasional ink mss. and spotting.
Nicholas 'Felix' Wanostrocht (1804-76), noted English gentleman cricketer, played for Kent from 1830 until 1852, alongside Alfred Mynn, Fuller Pilch, William Hillyer and Ned Wenman. Besides writing this famous instruction book he invented a bowling machine called the 'Catapulta', described and illustrated here, and batting gloves made from india rubber. According to Abbey this is 'The only colour plate book prior to 1850 devoted to cricket'. The illustrator was George Frederick Watts (1817-1904), who exhibited at the R.A. from 1837. The frontispiece is a visual pun: Felix is shown while standing on the back of a bat flying over a cricket pitch. Further original editions were published in 1850 & 1855.
Abbey Life: 396.
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Felix on the Bat: being a Scientific Inquiry into the use of The Cricket Bat;
Felix on the Bat: being a Scientific Inquiry into the use of The Cricket Bat; Together with the History and Use of the Catapulta: contain also, coloured drawings, woodcuts, and Vignettes, Illustrative of the Principles of Batting; New Diagrams and Theoretical Demonstrations, Illustrative of the Great Question of ''Leg Before Wicket;'' A Dissertation on the Different Styles of Bowling [...] Also the Laws of Cricket, as Revised by the Marylebone Club.
London: Bailey Brothers, Cornhill MDCCCL [1850].
Second edition, enlarged. 4to, original blind-illustrated cloth, rebacked, later endpapers, all edges gilt; pp. viii (incl. half-title & title) + 58 + (2)(publisher's ads), coloured litho frontis. & 9 plates, 6 coloured, a few wood-engraved text illustrations. Ink ownership inscriptions on prelim. & title, occasional spotting; frontis. taped in.
Nicholas 'Felix' Wanostrocht (1804-76), noted English gentleman cricketer, played for Kent from 1830 until 1852, alongside Alfred Mynn, Fuller Pilch, William Hillyer and Ned Wenman. Besides writing this famous instruction book he invented a bowling machine called the 'Catapulta', described and illustrated here, and batting gloves made from india rubber. According to Abbey the first edition (1845) was 'The only colour plate book prior to 1850 devoted to cricket'. This second edition has a new introduction and a chapter on bowling. The original illustrations by George Frederick Watts (1817-1904), have been replaced, although the changes seen to be limited to the removal of most of the players' caps and their mutton-chop whiskers. Stylistically they are the same, and the punning frontispiece of Felix riding a bat over a cricket pitch is retained. A third edition was published in 1855.
See Abbey Life: 396 for the first edition.
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The Book of Field Sports and Library of Veterinary Knowledge.
The Book of Field Sports and Library of Veterinary Knowledge. Edited by Henry Downes Miles. Div. 1 Vol 2.
R.S. Groom, Wilkinson & Co., Litho, St Paul's Press, 3, 4 & 4, Queen's Head Passage, Paternoster Row, St Paul's, London E.C.
London: Henry Lea, 22, Warwick Lane, Paternoster Row.
Lithographed titlepage. Sheet 305 x 235mm (12 x 9¼").
One of two titlepages from the scarce and important work on field sports, showing a cricket match. Fewer than five complete copies have been sold at auction in the last thirty years.
[Ref: 39930]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Mr. H.K. Foster.
Mr. H.K. Foster.
A. Chevalier Taylor 1905 [facsimile signature.]
Spottiswoode & Co. Ltd. Lith London.
Chromolithograph with accompanying text sheet. 381 x 254mm. 15 x 10". Some creasing.
Harry Knollys Foster, MBE (1873-1950) the English cricketer who played for both Oxford University and Worcestershire. Unlike his brother, Reginald Erskine Foster, Harry did not play Test match cricket, but he led the amateur side in both Gentlemen v Players matches in 1910, and was named Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1911. Albert Chevalier Taylor (1862-1925), the English artist who specialised in portrait and genre painting. From 'The Empire's Cricketers'.
See Ref: 26508 for Reginald Erskine Foster.
[Ref: 26511]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Mr. R.E. Foster.
Mr. R.E. Foster.
A. Chevalier Taylor 1905 [facsimile signature.]
Spottiswoode & Co. Ltd. Lith London.
Chromolithograph with accompanying text sheet. 381 x 254mm. 15 x 10". Some creasing.
Reginald Erskine Foster (1878-1914) the English cricketer and football player. He was the only man to have captained England at both sports. He played for both Worcestershire and England, and in 1903 he scored 287 on Test debut, setting a world record for the highest Test score. Albert Chevalier Taylor (1862-1925), the English artist who specialised in portrait and genre painting. From 'The Empire's Cricketers'.
See Ref: 26511 for Harry Knollys Foster.
[Ref: 26508]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Mr. C.B. Fry.
Mr. C.B. Fry.
A. Chevalier Taylor 1905 [facsimile signature.]
Gilbt. Whitehead & Co., Ltd., Lith. New Eltham, S.E.
Chromolithograph with accompanying text sheet. 381 x 254mm. 15 x 10". Some creasing, foxing along lower edge.
Charles Burgess Fry (1872-1956) the English polymath who was an outstanding sportsman, politician, diplomat, academic, teacher, writer, editor and publisher, but who is best remembered for his career as a cricketer. Albert Chevalier Taylor (1862-1925), the English artist who specialised in portrait and genre painting. From 'The Empire's Cricketers'.
[Ref: 26515]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Dr. W.G. Grace, Champion Cricketer Of The World.
Dr. W.G. Grace, Champion Cricketer Of The World.
[n.d., c.1895.]
Scarce printed cotton handkerchief commemorating the career of W.G. Grace; his portrait and biography in circular frame that records his 100 centuries. 540 x 565mm, 21¼ x 22¼". Some soiling and spotting; generally good. Unexamined out of frame.
William Gilbert ('W.G') Grace (1848 - 1915) was perhaps the most famous celebrity of the Victorian era, his legendary cricketing triumphs earning him a unique place in national life. Among many records, he was the first player to hit a test century and the first to achieve the 'double' (1,000 runs and 100 wickets in a season). In an extraordinary career of forty-three years between 1865 and 1908 he made 126 centuries, scored 54,896 runs and took 2,876 wickets. A note to the verso of frame states 'Given by W.G. Grace Esq. to my Grandmother Rosa Palmer (nee Linton)'. Vignettes of cricket bats, stumps, balls and wickets to margins.
[Ref: 17663]   £680.00  
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Dr W.G. Grace.
Dr W.G. Grace.
From the Original Picture by A. Stuart Wortley and in the possession of the Marylebone Cricket Club.
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1st May, 1891. Published by Messrs Mawson, Swan & Morgan Ltd., 11, Grainger Street West. Printed in Berlin
Photogravure. 460 x 575mm.
Dr. William Gilbert Grace transformed the game of cricket during his lifetime and much of his career was spent playing for Gloucestershire. He was born in Bristol and has played on many of the grounds in the area. He started playing when he was just 16 in 1864 and played his final first class match in 1908. The doctor from Downend scored 54,896 runs at an average of 39.55. He is still the 5th highest scoring player of all time. He wasn't just a batsman thought. He took 2876 wickets at an average of 17.92 - the 6th highest wicket taker of all time. On two occasions (1873, 1876) he scored 2000 runs and took 100 wickets in one season. He also make 887 catches which is still the second highest number of catches taken by anyone in their career. All of this was done in 43 years between 1865 and 1908 when he eventually retired aged 59. At the Oval in 1878 he once threw a cricket ball over 116 yards (106m) three times with the wind and over 100 yards back in the other direction.
[Ref: 6711]   £520.00  
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[William Gilbert Grace].
[William Gilbert Grace].
W&S Ltd.
Barraud. 263 Oxford Steer, London & 92, Bold Street, Liverpool. [n.d., c.1888].
Photograph on card mount. Card size: 350 x 260mm (13¾ x 10¼").
William Gilbert ('W.G') Grace (1848 - 1915) was perhaps the most famous sporting celebrity of the Victorian era, his legendary cricketing triumphs earning him a unique place in national life. Among many records, he was the first player to hit a test century and the first to achieve the 'double' (1,000 runs and 100 wickets in a season). In an extraordinary career of forty-three years between 1865 and 1908 he made 126 centuries, scored 54,896 runs and took 2,876 wickets. Herbert Rose Barraud (1845 - 1896) was a noted portrait photographer who had studios in London and Liverpool. He produced cabinet photographs of many famous Victorians including statesmen, artists, and members of the aristocracy.
[Ref: 33592]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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Mr S. E Gregory.
Mr S. E Gregory.
A. Chevalier Taylor 1905 [facsimile signature.]
Spottiswoode & Co. Ltd. Lith London.
Chromolithograph with accompanying text sheet. 381 x 254mm. 15 x 10". Mark on image.
Sydney Edward Gregory (1870-1929), the cricketer who played for New South Wales and Australia. Albert Chevalier Taylor (1862-1925), the English artist who specialised in portrait and genre painting.
[Ref: 26489]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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J. Gunn.
J. Gunn.
A. Chevalier Taylor 1905 [facsimile signature.]
Spottiswoode & Co. Ltd. Lith London.
Chromolithograph with accompanying text sheet. 381 x 254mm. 15 x 10". Some creasing.
John Gunn (1876-1963) the English cricketer who played six Test matches from 1901 to 1905. Albert Chevalier Taylor (1862-1925), the English artist who specialised in portrait and genre painting. From 'The Empire's Cricketers'.
[Ref: 26509]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Joseph Guy. Of Nottingham.
Joseph Guy. Of Nottingham.
John C. Anderson del et lith. Printed by Richard Black.
London: Published by John Corbet Anderson, 40, Church Road De Beauvoir Square Kingland, 2nd. April, 1853, and by F.Lillywhite, 10, Princes Terrace, Caledonian Rd. Islington.
Tinted lithograph, image 290 x 205mm. 11½ x 8". Some spotting; slight surface soiling.
Joseph Guy (1813 - 1873), Nottinghamshire cricketer. John Corbet Anderson (1827 – 1907) is perhaps best known for his series of portraits of famous English cricketers, 'Sketches at Lords', between 1850 and 1860.
Siltzer: pg. 341.
[Ref: 9480]   £320.00  
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Joseph Guy. Of Nottingham.
Joseph Guy. Of Nottingham.
John C. Anderson del et lith. Printed by Richard Black.
London: Published by John Corbet Anderson, 40 Church Road De Beauvoir Square Kingsland 2nd April 1853, and by F. Lillywhite, 10 Princes Terrace Caledonian Rd. Islington
Coloured lithograph, printed area 320 x 210mm. Some creasing.
Joseph Guy (1813-73) batsman and wicketkeeper for Nottinghamshire. His first-class career lasted from 1837 to 1854.
[Ref: 13641]   £350.00   (£420.00 incl.VAT)
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S. Haigh
S. Haigh
A. Chevalier Taylor 1905 [facsimile signature.]
Spottiswoode & Co. Ltd. Lith London.
Chromolithograph, 381 x 254mm (15 x 10"). Small tears on right.
Schofield Haigh (1871-1921), bowler for Yorkshire and England. Albert Chevalier Taylor (1862-1925), the English artist who specialised in portrait and genre painting. From 'The Empire's Cricketers'.
[Ref: 27638]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Lord Harris.
Lord Harris.
A.Chevalier Taylor. 1905.
Spottiswode & Co. Ltd. Lith. London.
Chormolithograph. 255 x 380mm. Crease lower left.
George Robert Canning Harris, 4th Baron Harris [1851-1931]. A great batsman and a brilliant field in his younger days, and all his life a commanding figure in the world of cricket. Born in Leytonstone, Essex, in 1862 to a legal family, Albert Chevalier Taylor won a scholarship to the Slade School when he was 17. He prints date from the same period as his commissioned by Kent County Cricket Club to paint what has now become his most famous painting of 'Kent Vs. Lancashire'. In his career he exhibited 49 paintings in total at the Academy, and he was also the Honorary Secretary of the Royal British Colonial Society of Artists. Albert Chevalier Taylor died in 1928.
[Ref: 1252]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[George Robert Canning Harris.] Harris. [facsimile signature.]
[George Robert Canning Harris.] Harris. [facsimile signature.]
Downey photo. Joseph Brown sc.
[London, A.H. Bailey & Co., Cornhill June 1, 1880.]
Stipple with large margins, proof before publication line, printed on india.
George Robert Canning Harris (1851-1932), 4th Baron Harris, GCSI, GCIE. A keen cricketer, he played for Eton, Kent (for over 40 years) and Oxford University. He became the second-ever captain of the English cricket team, leading a tour of Australia in 1878-9 on which a test match at Melbourne was lost by ten wickets. In 1909 he played an important role in organising the Imperial Cricket Conference, which started with only three nations (England, Australia and South Africa) but expanded to include the West Indies, New Zealand and India under his guidance. His service as Governor of the Presidency of Bombay (1890-5) is not so highly regarded, as he was far more interested in sport than administration. When he left India in 1895, having virtually ignored famine, riots and sectarian unrest, a publisher circulated a collection of newspaper extracts from his time as governor. The introduction stated: 'Never during the last hundred years has a Governor of Bombay been so sternly criticised and never has he met with such widespread unpopularity on account of his administration as Lord Harris'.
[Ref: 35257]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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