1928 Wisden Hardback

£900.00 £675.00

Thank you for looking at this Lovely+ condition 1928 Wisden Hardback edition. The sixty fifth almanack.

The front and rear boards are in super condition – in fact, stunning would be a better description. They are clean, vibrant and without any bumping, rubbing or scuffing. The gilt to the front is also excellent.

The spine is in lovely condition.It would be a 9+/10 and what makes it a strong 8.5/10 is a crease/rubbing to the top of the spine board which can be seen on the photograph – the rest of the board is excellent and the gilt is also splendid.

Internally the front and rear hinges are exceptional, the paste-down pages to the front and rear likewise, indeed internally this has to be one of the best I have ever seen for this year.

The page block is also super.

The 1928 hardback has to be one of the trickiest post WW1 edition to find in anything better than Very Good condition – there are a couple of  reasons; a educed print run and a poor production process. The Wall Street Crash and ensuing world recession had its impact on Wisden, half the workforce was released and the print runs for the 1928 to 1932 editions were almost halved.
The materials used on the hardback editions for the 1928 to 1932 period were also of a lesser quality than previously used. One example was the thickness of the boards – the 1928, 1929, 1930 and 1931 hardbacks were produced on thinner boards and over time the spine board would become creased, cracked and wrinkled. A small number of each years run were actually printed using better quality materials, the remains of the pre-crash stock, the publishers decided to use these materials were press and complimentary copies. I believe this edition was from that run.

 

Contents Include:
Oxford Memories, by Lord Harris.
Laws of Cricket.
Notes by the Editor.
‘In Honour of Cricket.’
Five Cricketers of The Year.
New Zealand in England.
County Champions: Lancashire.
Sheffield Shield: South Australia.
MCC in India.
MCC in South America.
Currie Cup: Transvaal

“He liked slapstick, but he knew when and at whom to throw the pie. His short, square build, busy movements and low-geared run were made for comedy.”
(R.C. Robertson-Glasgow, on Patsy Hendren))

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Ref: 21173

£900.00 £675.00

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Wisden Year

1928

Overall Condition

Lovely+ 8.75/10

Front Board

Excellent 9.25/10

Spine Board

Lovely 8.5/10

Front Cover Gilt

Excellent 9.25/10

Spine Gilt

Excellent 9.25/10

Front Hinge

Excellent 9.25/10

Rear Hinge

Excellent 9.25/10

Page Block

Lovely 8.5/10

Pages Within

Excellent 9.25/10

Ref: 21173

£900.00 £675.00

In stock