1948 Wisden Soft Back
Thank you for looking at this ‘OK’ condition 1948 Wisden Soft back. The 85th edition.
The covers on this edition are decent – they are bright. There is creasing to the bottom left of the front cover and some light staining in the same area which has gone through tot he bottom of the early few pages. the rear cover is brighter than the front. The spine is curved, and the front and back covers are pulled back as a result.
Internal hinges are very very important on Wisdens – this is because weak hinges will result in breakage with normal reading. The hinges on this edition are in decent condition.
The pages within are in decent condition, some page edge curling to the first few pages within but these impact on the content. There is ageing/browning to the top of the internal pages.
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.
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.
|Original Front Wrapper
|Original Rear Wrapper
Good to Very Good 7.25/10