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|Current price :||£13,000.00|
|# of bids:||6|
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|High Bidder(s):||andreewc (227)|
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Here we have a set of rare Wisdens :
1916 , 1917 , 1918 & 1919 Original Hardback Wisdens, in Very Good Condition.
Rare Wisdens available on Auction. The starting price is based on an offer already received but well below the 13.5k to 17.5k of prices realised previously for this set of 4 Wisdens on this site (see the Video for info on how to find the prices). Coincidently the record price at auction for a 1916 is £10,925 in 2007 nearly the SP for this set of 4.
In more details :
1916 : The lettering brightness to the spine is always an issue on 1916s , i guess they were rationed on the gold leaf in 1916, however the front board has very good gilt for a 1916. The spine has faded gilt and no dot after the year which is correct. Nice clean pages inside apart for the signatures of ex owner Caine (future Wisden editor) , the signature to the title page is in pen and pencil , there is one to the first pastedown on the right and the preface page too. Great hinges and nice yellow pastedown, a touch of darkness if being picky. Some darkness to the spine.
1917 : Very nice and bright gilt and boards, an ex owners plate has been removed from the front left page leaving a small wear to it but not off putting, the rest of the book is very nice and clean. Great hinges.
1918 : Presentation Wisden from Pardon (Wisden Editor) to Caine (Editor of 1930s Wisdens) (see title page) , great gilt and boards, very good hinges too and an excellent photoplate. Odd mark to the boards and slight discolouration of the front board near the spine. Some darkness to the spine,
1919 : Usual darkness to the pastedowns but nice clean boards with bright gilt to cover and spine, odd mark to the boards, strong hinges but a small amount of mesh can be seen at the front hinge. Signed to title page to Caine, looks like from Pardon again. Very strong rear hinge. Some darkness to the spine,
Couple of small pencil marks seen within the books,
Please see the large photographs.
More photographs available on request.
Please see the Video (includes how to see prices of previous sales) : https://youtu.be/XKBqwRCeaAw
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