Wisden Cricketers' Almanack
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£35,000.00
London: Various. 1864-2019.

A complete set of the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack from the first issue in 1864 to 2016.
In 1864, a retired cricketer called John Wisden published a short book containing details of the first-class cricket matches which had been played in 1863 including "full and accurate scores". Wisden Cricketers' Almanack has been published continuously ever since, appearing in April each year just before the start of the English domestic cricket season. It has kept going through near bankruptcy and two world wars even after a German bomber destroyed the company headquarters and all its records. It is hard to write about Wisden without resorting to clichés: it is an institution; it is the cricketer's Bible. In a way, there is not much more to say about Wisden. If you love cricket, you will understand what all the fuss is about. If you don't, then you won't. That is it really. Much the same with all great institutions and, indeed, with the real Bible itself.
Apart from the first fifteen years which are in facsimile and two Willows reprints (1884 and 1886, both numbered 185 of 500) these are all originals in the publishers' brown cloth or rebound to style with the original paper wrappers bound in (save in a few cases where the wrappers are not present). From 1965 all have the yellow illustrated dust jackets. Mostly they are in very good or near fine condition. For further details and a full condition report, please contact us.