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The Wisden Collectors Guide Jonathan Rice

The Wisden Collectors Guide

Jonathan Rice

Published June 21st 2011
ISBN : 9781408126738
Hardcover
352 pages
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The Wisden Collectors Guide is the definitive companion to one of the worlds most important sporting publications.It begins with an overview of Wisden Cricketers Almanack, introducing the original Wisden and describing the history of theMoreThe Wisden Collectors Guide is the definitive companion to one of the worlds most important sporting publications.It begins with an overview of Wisden Cricketers Almanack, introducing the original Wisden and describing the history of the publication. The next section contains highlights from each of the 147 editions, including bibliographic information, excerpts from the best articles, cricketers of the year, interesting obituaries, and noteworthy events and matches. There is even some added historical context in the form of a selection of news stories.It concludes with a section dedicated to the serious collector. It contains a price guide and gives advice on how to build a collection and avoid forgeries, and provides a variety of useful contacts.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.