LORD'S

Original engraving, from 1793, by Cook for J. Wheble of London, showing the 'Grand Cricket Match, played in Lord's Ground Mary-le-bone, on June 20 & following day between the Earl's of Winchelsea & Darnley for 1000 Guineas.'

Author: 
Cook, engraver [J. Wheble, printseller, Warwick Square, London; Lord's Cricket Ground, Marylebone, 1793; Hambledon Cricket Club]
Grand Cricket Match
Publication details: 
'Published July 1st. 1793, by I. Wheble, Warwick Square, London'. [From the 'Sporting Magazine'.]
£165.00
Grand Cricket Match

On watermarked paper roughly 13 x 20.5 cm. Dimensions of image 9 x 13 cm. With plate mark. Fair, on lightly-aged paper. Loosely attached to brown mount. Rare eighteenth-century cricket print from the June 1793 issue of the 'Sporting Magazine'. Cardus & Arlott state, in their 'Noblest Game' (1969), that 'This print, once barely considered, has lately become rare'.

Autograph Note Signed ('Hawke') informing Barnes of his selection for England.

Author: 
Martin Bladen Hawke, 7th Baron Hawke [Lord Hawke] (1860-1938), Yorkshire and England Cricketer, and President of the MCC [S.F. Barnes Sydney Francis Barnes] (1873-1967), England cricketer]
Publication details: 
20 June [no year]; on letterhead of 107 Jermyn Street, S.W.
£450.00

12mo, 1 p. Bifolium. On aged and foxed grey paper. Reads 'June 20th | Dear Barnes | Selection Committee will be pleased if you will play for England v The Rest at Lords 29th. | Yours faithfull | [signed] Hawke'. Hawke was an England selector between 1899 and 1909, and Barnes, one of the finest bowlers in English history, made his international debut in 1901. I'm sure someone will tell me if this was Barnes's first game for England.

Autograph Letter Signed to John Maxwell, publisher

Author: 
[CRICKET] Courtenay Edmund Boyle
Publication details: 
17 July 1871; on crested letterhead '13, Portman St. W.'
£50.00

English cricketer (1845-1901), wicket-keeper and right-handed batsman who played for Oxford University and M.C.C. 1 page, 16mo. Grubby and discoloured, with some fading, but no loss of text. The context raises the interesting possibility that a pseudonymous article might be identified as Boyle's. "Dr. Mr. Maxwell. | I enclose the paper on Lords Cricket which I think [hope] will be worth its space.

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