The Wisden Collector's Guide
Bloomsbury Academic, Apr 8, 2011 - Sports & Recreation - 352 pages
The Wisden Collector’s Guide is the definitive companion to one of the world’s most important sporting publications.
It begins with an overview of Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack, introducing the original John Wisden and describing the history of the publication. The next section contains highlights and information from each of the 147 editions, including bibliographic details (page extent, price, reprints etc), excerpts from the best articles, cricketers of the year, obituaries, and noteworthy events and matches. There is also additional information of interest to collectors and historical context in the form of news ’headlines’ from each year. The guide concludes with a section dedicated to the serious collector. Covering everything from reprints to rebinds and from pagination to publishers, it is a vital resource for collectors.
Affording a glimpse of the cricketing and historical landscape
of the last 147 years, this is an accessible and fascinating volume for cricketing fans generally and a must-have item for Wisden collectors.
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