Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1879 – 1879 Wisden Paperback (Ref 10575)

£1,200.00

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  • Wisden Year 1879
  • Condition Excellent 9/10
  • Front Hinge Excellent 9/10
  • Back Hinge Excellent 9/10
  • Cover Lettering Excellent 9/10
  • Spine Lettering Blank, as per this year.
  • Spine Condition Excellent 9.25/10
  • Dust Wrapper N/A

A Lovely 1879 Original Paperback Wisden. The sixteenth edition.

I will be honest – This 1879 Wisden is one of the best I have come across. It has completely original front and rear covers and a spine that at first glance looks original, but is in fact a professionally-made replacement.

The spine is exceptional.

Internally the previous-but-one owner has placed a name/ownership sticker about a quarter down the page – this can be seen on the photograph. This edition has some odd marks and some very minor foxing internally, but this is so slight that it deserves not to be mentioned.

Finding 1879 editions with covers that are not so light that no text can be read is a difficult task, the text on this edition is readable and clear.

A splendid edition!!

Contents Include:
The Laws.
Largest Scores and Individual Innings in 1878.
MCC Matches.
North v South.
First Australian team tours England.
The England Twelve in Australia.
The Counties.
Unofficial County Champions: Middlesex.