1948 Wisden Hardback

£275.00 £206.25

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

The boards arena super condition with no rubbing or scuffing to the edges. The spine board on the 1948 edition was not produced as sturdily as in later years – post war restrictions were still having a major impact on publications into the early 1950’s. As a result creasing and fold lines are common on the spines of 1947 to 1949 Wisdens. This edition has s super spine, with just a minor crease to the top and the foot.

The gilt on the front board is excellent, the spine gilt is bright and readable.

Internally a super edition that still retains a strong spring as it is opened. Internal hinges are very very important on Wisdens – they are more important than the gilt on the front or spine. This is because weak hinges will result in breakage with normal reading. The hinges on this edition are again, exceptional – strong and firm.

The pages within are delightful

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: 16068

£275.00 £206.25

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Wisden Year

1948

Overall Condition

Super 9/10

Front Board

Super 9/10

Spine Board

Very, Very Good+ 8.25/10

Front Cover Gilt

Super 9/10

Spine Gilt

Lovely 8.5/10

Front Hinge

Super 9/10

Rear Hinge

Super 9/10

Page Block

Super 9/10

Pages Within

Super 9/10

Ref: 16068

£275.00 £206.25

In stock