Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 1881 – 1881 Paperback (Ref 10630)

£1,000.00

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  • Wisden Year 1881
  • Condition Super 9.25/10
  • Front Hinge Super 9.25/10
  • Back Hinge Super 9.25/10
  • Cover Lettering Super 9.25/10
  • Spine Lettering Super 9.25/10
  • Spine Condition Super 9.25/10
  • Dust Wrapper N/A

This is a very rare and super condition 1881 Wisden paperback. The 18th edition.

This is a very unusual edition. The covers are exceptional – original and in, for a 138 year-old paperback, stunning. The spine looks original. I am fairly certain it is original, but an owner prior to the last one, has had the year and title professionally put onto the spine – therefore the spine looks like a replacement. The person this edition was acquired from has told me that it was sold to him as a completely original 1881 Paperback
Owing to the slight uncertainty this edition is being sold and priced as an 1881 paperback with original front and rear wrappers, but as having a replacement spine.

The contents are super, with minimal ageing. The page block is also quite splendid, once again, with minimal ageing.

Contents include:
The Counties in 1880.
The Laws of Cricket.
Deaths in 1880.
The English Twelves in Australia.
The Calendar.
The Australian Matches in 1880.
A Few Large Innings hit by sides in 1880.

“Hey, Tuffers, your mum’s your dad.”

(David Boon to Phil Tufnell)