I have been collecting Wisdens for a while now and in 2005 set up this Website, the first ever created on the internet to explain Wisdens to the masses, it includes a popular discussion forum (wisdenclub.com) which has kept me entertained ever since. Over time we were offered Wisdens from members and also people asked if we had any spares for their set. This generated our online Wisden Catalogue and this evolved after a couple of years into our sister site wisdenauction.com (see 2013 Wisden, pages 50/51), we improved the look and feel of this site in August 2013, Happy Collecting, Chris Ridler, Wisden Collector.
Mission Statement "Our aim is to put our heart and soul into helping you, in any way we can, complete your Wisden Collecting goals, providing free expert advice along the way".
Our collection is below. For each selected year , you can study the pictures and see all the statistics/prices/values for that year on the 3 tabs : For Sale (available Wisdens), Recent Values Tab (Auction Prices), Statistics Tab (our valuation tool)
1879 Wisden - Original Paperback - Front
1879 Wisden - Original Paperback - Rear
1879 Wisden - Original Paperback - Spine
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|1879||Rebound without Covers||£265||2013|
|1879||Rebound without Covers||£360||2010|
|1879||Ex Lib - Rebound without Covers||£300||2010|
|1879||Rebound without Covers||£360||2009|
|1879||Rebound without Covers||£340||2009|
|1879||Rebound without Covers||£270||2009|
|1879||Rebound with Covers||£1180||2008|
|1879||Rebound without Covers||£570||2008|
|1879||Rebound without Covers||£529||2008|
|1879||Rebound without Covers||£600||2007|
|1879||Rebound without Covers||£560||2007|
|1879||Rebound without Covers||£530||2007|
|1879||Rebound with Covers||£1320||2006|
|1879||Rebound with Covers||£1080||2006|
|1879||Rebound with Covers||£810||2006|
|1879||Rebound without Covers||£810||2006|
|1879||Rebound without Covers & Ads||£520||2006|
The covers had a shine to them; this causes the lettering to fade badly and a lot of covers have almost no text remaining, so it is hard to find with near mint covers.
More common than the first 15 but still scarce.
If you have any comments to add regarding the 1879 Wisden, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add them
I am currently reading my set and pop notes into the www.wisdenauction.com newsletter, here is a snippet of the write up from 1879 : There seems to be a bit of a change to the 1879 Wisden from the previous editions, the first thing that is obvious is the back of the front cover has an advertisement and not a summary of the contents of previous Wisdens, the adverts here are for Dredge’s Heal-All that is the most efficacious remedy for Rheumatism and Sawyer’s Corn and Bunion Patent Mechanical Plasters. The title page is opposite. On the next page is the usual thank you , some omitted MCC results and a year error that is corrected. It ends with an Important note that to sum it up looks like Gentlemen in the matches vs Players are not allowed to make a profit dated Nov 2nd 1878. Other than this new rule I wander what the background is? I am gutted though, I have had hours of enjoyment reading the calendar pages of the first 15 Wisdens but in the 1879 they have been replaced by a single page of a calendar, like we have today on our office desks. A grid of 12 months. How dull. You will be missed calendar entries, how else will I know how much a cow is sold for in 1879? Or how many people massacred at a said battle. : Please contact us for the full write up.
My 1879 Wisden, as pictured, is an Original Paperback Wisden with an Original Spine, Minor spine paper flaking. Purchased Circa 2010 for £1020
Early paperback tend to have spine touch ups, something to look out for on purchasing them.
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