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1938 - 1949 > Original Hardback
1944 ORIGINAL WISDEN HARD BACK RARE WARTIME EDITION
Listing # 90061
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Listing Format: Fixed Price
Price per item: Buy Now for £299.00
Quantity: 0
Closes: Auction is closed
Location: Plymouth
Started : 17/05/2014 00:58:00
Ended: 23/05/2014 11:11:44
Seller: J M Brearley (49)
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Wisden Year: 1944
Boards: Good for age
Hinges: Both Strong
Front Gilt: Bright
Spine Gilt: Faded
Any Repairs?: No
Internal Markings?:
Overall Condition: 6
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DESCRIPTION

Dear Wisden Collector,

 

Regrettably I’m selling my rare wartime Original Wisden 1944 Hard Back edition, which is in acceptable / good condition for a wartime issue. These are difficult to find in good condition.

 

Chris Ridler has had a look over the book with me and we gave it a 6/10, however I do try and air on the side of caution as an avid collector myself.

 

The gilts on the front board are starting to fade but are clearly visible.  The front board is in reasonable condition, but has some creasing and also rubbing to the spine.

 

The spine gilts are very faded and the spine has some marking which is common for the age. The rear board is in good condition with a slight creasing. The corners of the covers are good.

 

The page block is good and quite light, with the top showing a few minor marks.

 

The photo plates are in lovely condition and features Hedley Verity amongst others. 

 

There is a quaint pen inscription on the opening inside page, with very slight foxing, which is hard to see. (Please see photos). The hinges are good and binding is tight. 

 

The inside of the book is really nice with the pages in very good condition and no marks or foxing that I can see.

 

Overall this is a nice rare wartime book with no restoration and would make a great start to any wartime collection. 

Please see the photographs, more photographs available on request.

Postage via Special Delivery with insurance, Free

 

I will miss this book as it’s been in my collection for several years and was one of my first wartime Wisdens. It has been kept in a glass bookcase free from sunlight and in a smoke free, temperature controlled environment.

 

About me

 

Without wishing to bore you, I have been collecting Wisdens for almost 40 years and now have 118 of the editions. I try to describe the books as accurately as possible, as I have bought a number of Wisdens from this site for my collection.

If for any reason you are unhappy at all, a full will be refund will be made within 14 days of dispatching to you, including postage both ways. Whilst this has never happened before, please contact me before returning.

 

Happy collecting

 

Neil

 

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