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1896 - 1919 > Original Hardback
1900 Original Hardback Wisden.
Listing # 92697
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Listing Format: Fixed Price
Price per item: Buy Now for £2,750.00
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Location: Cornwall
Started : 13/06/2014 16:32:28
Ended: 14/06/2014 16:33:21
Seller: J M Brearley (49)
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Wisden Year: 1900
Boards: Very Good
Hinges: Both Strong
Front Gilt: Bright
Spine Gilt: Bright
Foxing: Very Little
Any Repairs?: No
Overall Condition: 9
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Dear Wisden Collector,


Regrettably I’m selling my very rare Original Wisden 1900 Hard Back edition, which is in Exceptional Condition.

It is only the 5th edition of the hard back so is very rare, the first edition being published in 1896.

I would give this book at least a 9/10, if not a little more, however I do try and air on the side of caution, as an avid collector myself.

The gilts on the front board are absolutely excellent nice, bright and strong, the front board is in extremely good condition, very clean with just a very slight dent on the edge and slight bending to the edges, see photos.

The spine and spine gilts are again amazing, with very minor wear to the spine extremities, (please see photos). The rear board is also very good, with very minor dent at the edge. The corners of the covers are very good with only the slightest of wear.

The page block is very good and light and there are no marks to any of the page block.

The photo plate is in mint condition including the cover (which is rare) , featuring, J.Darling, M.A. Noble, Major Poore, C.Hill and A.O.Jones.

The yellow pastedowns are again in amazing condition, with a few very slight nicks to the top and side inside of second page, as the next page is unopened. Unusually there is no writing or pencil marks in the book.


The hinges are very strong and binding is tight.

There inside of the book is in superb condition, the pages are very clean and bright.

Overall this is an exceptional very rare book in very good condition with no restoration.

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 kept in a glass bookcase free from sunlight and in a smoke free environment, temperature controlled environment.


Happy collecting




About me

Without wishing to bore you, I have been collecting Wisdens for almost 40 years and now have 126 of the editions. I try to describe the books as accurately as possible, as I have bought a number of Wisdens from this site and also sold when updating my collection.

If for any reason you are unhappy at all, I offer a full refund including postage. Please however contact me first to arrange a return, not that this has ever happened so far!.


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