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1896 - 1919 > Original Paperback
1903 Original Paperback Wisden - Excellent & Scarce!
Listing # 370242
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Listing Format: Auction
Current price : £680.00
Starting bid: £400.00
Shipping Cost: £9.00
# of bids: 19
Closes: 5 Days, 18 Hours +
Location: UK
Started: 08/10/2020 16:07:50
Ends: 31/10/2020 21:07:00
Seller: CAT12 (3240)  
High Bidder(s): TimGarnett (6)
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Wisden Year: 1903
Covers: Very Good
Spine Block: Very Good
Spine Paper: Worn at Edges/Ends
Foxing: Very Little
Any Repairs?: No
Overall Condition: 9
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Stock Number: O286


This lot is an 1903 Original Paperback Wisden. It is in Excellent Condition

I have been buying and selling Wisdens now for 15 years and at least a decade ago myself and a few members were sat at the bar and Ken mused how rare 1903 paperbacks were, at the time I didnt think too much of it as all books seemed rare that I didn't have and I needed plenty then. Ken a wise man, who I have to whole hartedly agree with as in 15 years this is the first time I have ever held a 1903 paperback with a decent spine paper - 100% unrestored. I had collected a full set and upgraded to hardbacks prior to 1903 before seeing a PB like this so I never owned one in my personnel set either. If you search 1903 paperbacks on our site and click completed you will see a few, many have facsimile parts , all but 2 others have touched up spines, the two that don't have touch ups have either tape to the spine or most of the spine paper missing. Hence this is an absolute treat. So much so I have broken with convention of a buy now and popped it on Auction so every ones gets a fair chance at owning it. 

The book itself is a 9/10 , the covers are pretty much mark free, the spine paper nearly complete (if you are wondering why two pictures of the spine , that is because a tony piece of paper came off while i was taking the pictures, that small piece is tipped inside now but the spine coverage is till fabulous, 100% original, no restoration. Tightly bound, clean pages, a few spots around the photoplate but a very hard year to find, next one may come up in 2035 :-) , the £1500+ hardback comes around 10 times more often!! Modest starting price to save having a reserve. (I'd pay it for my set :-))

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Postage: £9 which covers special delivery fully insured & Jiffy Bag.

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Q: Chris, I’d like this 1903, Been looking For a good one for a while. Will need shipping to the US as usual.  posted by: TimGarnett  21/10/2020 00:25:23
A: Hi Tim, yes these are incredibly hard to find, in fact must be one of the scare books there are. This is our wisden of the month and hence on an auction so you'll have to bid but if you win ill post at UK prices. Cheers Chris
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