1934 Wisden Rebound Paperback

£200.00 £160.00

Thank you for looking at this EXCEPTIONAL 1934 Wisden Paperback that has been very tastefully rebound. This edition is the seventy-first almanack.

When building a Wisden collection some particular years are simply a ‘must have’ and 1934 is one of them. This edition contains the full record, analysis and extensive comment on the MCC tour of Australia in 1932-1933, or the ‘Bodyline’ tour as it has become known.
Such was the ferocity of the English bowling that it led to condemnation in both countries and questions in Parliament.  The England quickies led by Larwood were instructed by the Captain, Douglas Jardine to bowl at the body of the Aussie batsman, thus restricting their infamous run-getting capability and the consternation from the cricket authorities, media and spectators created a tidal wave of venom against the tourists.

This almanack covers the tour and its repercussions. Larwood, acting under orders, was never to play for England again after refusing to apologise. Jardine was never asked to apologise and yet it was he who instigated the strategy.

The boards are splendid. I would guess that this edition has been rebound within the last 10-15 years. The front board is blank, the year to the spine.

Internally the original front and rear wrappers are present and they are excellent – bright and very clean. Internally the condition of the pages within is also splendid.

Contents Include:
The Bowling Controversy.
Ranjitsinhji
West Indies in England.
MCC in Australasia.
County Champions: Yorkshire
Sheffield Shield: New South Wales.

“I have no desire to be a hack bowler up the bush with Packer” (Rodney Hogg, Australian bowler, 1978)

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Ref: 14050

£200.00 £160.00

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Wisden Year

1934

Overall Condition

Excellent 9.25/10

Front cover

Blank

Spine Condition

Exceptional 9.5/10

Spine Gilt

Exceptional 9.5/10

Original Front Wrapper

Excellent 9.25/10

Original Rear Wrapper

Excellent 9.25/10

Front Hinge

Excellent 9.25/10

Rear Hinge

Excellent 9.25/10

Page Block

Super 9/10

Pages Within

Super 9/10

Ref: 14050

£200.00 £160.00

In stock