1931 Wisden Hardback

£675.00 £506.25

This is a Very Good+ condition 1931 Wisden Hardback edition. The 68th edition.

The 1931 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; reduced print run and a poor production process. The Wall Street Crash and ensuing world recession had its impact on Wisden, over half the workforce was released and the print runs for the 1929 to 1932 editions were almost halved.

The materials used on the hardback editions were also of a lesser quality than previously used. One example was the thickness of the boards – the 1931 hardback was produced on thinner boards and over time the spine board would become creased, cracked and wrinkled.
On this edition there is minimal spine creasing, the spine board is a little dusty but compared to many it is in very very good condition, it is a little scuffed to the top and foot but the gilt is excellent.
The gilt on the front is also splendid and there is still a slight spring in the boards when opened.

Internally the front and rear hinges are in lovely+ condition and the yellow paste down pages are super, each is bright and clean. The pages within are also in very very good condition.

The page block is good, a little dusty.

It is unusual finding a 1931 in such condition.

Contents Include:
Cricket Records.
Oxford and Cambridge Blues.
Lord’s and The M.C.C. – Thirty Years of History.
Notes By The Editor.

England v Australia in the Tests.
Five Cricketers of the Year.

Calendar for 1930.
Portraits in Wisden.
Australians in England.
M. C. C.  in Australia and New Zealand.
County Champions: Lancashire
Sheffield Shield: Victoria.

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Ref: 21161

£675.00 £506.25

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Wisden Year

1931

Overall Condition

Very Good+ 7.75/10

Front Board

Very, Very Good+ 8.25/10

Spine Board

Very Good+ 7.75/10

Front Cover Gilt

Super 9/10

Spine Gilt

Super 9/10

Front Hinge

Super 9/10

Rear Hinge

Super 9/10

Page Block

Very Good 7.5/10

Pages Within

Lovely 8.5/10

Ref: 21161

£675.00 £506.25

In stock