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|Price per item:||Buy Now for £5,580.00|
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|Started :||25/11/2016 10:12:15|
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This is a unique opportunity to buy a complete set of Leather Bound Wisdens, with a very special feature.
Many of you will know that the 1995 Wisden was the first to be produced as a gilt edged leatherbound limited edition. The 1995 edition was limited to 100 copies. All subsequent editions from 1996 to date have been limited to 150 numbered copies.Copies of the 1995–2006 limited edition have sold out by Wisden.
Copy numbers 1 to 5 each year have always been presented to that years’ Cricketers of the Year. Copy number 6 was taken by the then Managing Director of Wisden and so number 7 is the first number to be available to the general public.
This complete set is the number 7 set, signed by the editor.
It is complete – 1995-2016 (the 2016 edition was priced at £280).
Leatherbound editions are produced to the same high quality specifications each year. Each copy is fully bound in brown Morocco leather, extra gilt finished with gold lettering and all edges gilt. In addition, each copy is imprinted with its allocated number, signed by the editor and housed in a slip case.
All are in the original slipcase and all in Mint or near Mint condition. A couple of marks to the spine of the 1995.
In addition, there are 2 letters to the owner in 1995 and 1996 from the managing Director of Wisden (a University friend of the seller) confirming the allocation of set number 7.
The successful purchaser will of course be able to continue to purchase No 7 from 2017.
You can see all the photos here – and what a great set they are.
I would heartily recommend the Leather books as they are beautiful and this one has that special touch of being number 7.
This year the leather collectors were invited to buy a ticket to the official Wisden Dinner held in the long room, I have been thrice and it is a great evening.
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Postage At cost The postage shown will be to deliver the set to a Uk address and the purchaser shall need to sign for the books. If the purchaser is overseas the books will be sent at cost again by a method by which the purchaser signs on delivery.
Video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeIdbK-8O5A (of set 134 not this set)