1948 Wisden Hardback

£240.00 £180.00

Thank you for looking at this Lovely condition 1948 Wisden Hardback. The 85th edition.

First of all – the boards have been encased in a non-removable transparent cover. The photograph exaggerates a lot how this looks. In fact it is difficult taking a good photograph – but I assure you the photographs of the front and spine of this edition don’t drop it justice. The price of this edition is down to the covering.

The front and rear boards are super, along with the spine – they are strong and firm with no ageing, scuffing or rubbing. The gilt to both the front and the spine is excellent.

Internally a lovely Wisden – the hinges are Very Very Good and there is still a strong spring in the boards as this edition is opened. The pages within are in lovely condition.

The 1948 Wisden  was produced using two different types of paper. The first 70 pages and the final 180+ are superior quality paper, the central pages are of lesser quality. Again, post war shortages and the decision by Wisden to increase the pagination by 200+ pages in late 1947 meant that the only paper available was that of lesser quality – 90% of all Wisdens for 1948 were produced this way. The result – a two-tone look on the page block and the central block of pages all have brownish tops to the top and foot.

Contents Include:
Compton and Edrich – RC Robertson-Glasgow.
No Magic in Fast Bowling – CJ Kortwright.
Sir Stanley Jackson.
Australia and England – VGJ Jenkins.
South Africa in England.
County Champions: Middlesex.
MCC in Australia & New Zealand in 1946-47.
Sheffield Shield: Victoria.

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Ref: 16230

£240.00 £180.00

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Wisden Year

1948

Overall Condition

Lovely+ 8.75/10

Front Board

Super 9/10

Spine Board

Super 9/10

Front Cover Gilt

Super 9/10

Spine Gilt

Super 9/10

Front Hinge

Super 9/10

Rear Hinge

Super 9/10

Page Block

Super 9/10

Pages Within

Super 9/10

Ref: 16230

£240.00 £180.00

In stock