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1938 - 1949 > Original Linen Cloth
Listing # 25084
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Listing Format: Auction
Current price : £140.00
Starting bid: £140.00
Shipping Cost: £5.00
# of bids: 1
Closes: Auction is closed
Location: Orpington
Started: 24/06/2011 20:44:23
Ended: 08/07/2011 20:44:23
Seller: Keith Parker (788)  
High Bidder(s): cloggyw (2)
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Wisden Year: 1944
Bowing to Spine: No
Linen Covers: Very Good
Any Repairs?: No
Overall Condition: 8
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This very rare Wisden is in very good condition, there is a faded signature to the front cover.

The book will be posted by first class recorded post to the UK and by airsure overseas and shall be fully insured in transit under our private library insurance.



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Q: Hello Keith, my name is Clare Withers. I have been looking for a 1944 Wisden for a birthday present for my father-in-law's 70th birthday which is in August. I noticed that you have re-posted this auction, for which I am very grateful...I missed the last auction! I am, myself, not very 'au fait' with cricket or Wisden's apart from sitting on the side lines on a Sunday, many years ago watching the "old boys" play!!! My father-in-law, however, is a true cicket fan (I think he actually played for Warwickshire) and he knows everything about the game. During a visit a month or so ago, he had a Wisden sitting on his armchair, ... it sparked up a conversation and so brought on my thought that a Wisden would be a great 70th birthday present!(What do you get a man who has everything?! Or actually a man of 70?!!) He mentioned that this was one he didn't have - hence the reason why I'm contacting you. Sorry, I'm going on a bit!! I would be grateful if you could tell me when the book was printed? Is it 1944 or a later reprint? You also mention a 'faint' signature? Could that be from the person it belonged to or perhaps an old cricketer? That doesn't matter to me! However, my father-in-law will be "hot" on the whole thing and I really don't want to look a fool - the more information I have - the happier he and I will be!! Please let me know if you have any more information about this book I thank you for your help, I am very interested and will be bidding on Friday at 20.44pm! I look forward to hearing from you Kind regards Clare  posted by: cloggyw  06/07/2011 01:33:20
A: Hello Clare, I confirm this is an original Wisden printed in 1944. Since 1896 Wisden have provided a softback and hardback version, this is the softback/limpback version. It is rare due to wartime paper restrictions (only 5600 limpback versions were printed and 1400 hardbacks, these days the print run is about 50,000). I am sure he will like this copy which is in amazing condition for a wisden of this age. I cannot make out the signature as it is so faint but such signatures normally belong to previous owners (where they are signatures of a county or test match player they tend to increase the value of the book). I wonder if your father in law appears in Wisden himself, even if he played for the Warwickshire reserve team he would probably appear somewhere! Good luck with your bid. Best wishes Keith Parker
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