An Introduction to Wisdens

Wisden Cricketers' Almanacks are without doubt the most respected cricket publication ever - often referred to as 'The Bible of Cricket'. They are a highly collectable item: In Wisdens centenary year of 1963, a full set of Almanacks in good condition was said to be worth £250. Nowadays a complete set in such condition could cost well in excess of £100,000. Collectors include Sir Tim Rice, the Oscar-winning lyricist. They are a book enjoyed by many people for different reasons, whilst some are traditional in their collecting needs, wanting a full run of original hardbacks for example, others take joy in actually reading the Almanacks, or in finding a Wisden in poor condition and getting it restored or rebound. Given the rarity of certain editions, some budding collectors might wish to get something for every year initially with a view to upgrading as and when superior copies become available. Those of you who are fortunate enough to possess nearly every Wisden, except for that elusive year, will find our regularly updated stock pages invaluable in your search. We are happy to discuss your collecting needs and will advise the best copies available from our collection. Whether it is soft backs you are after, hardbacks or even rebinds, by leaving your details with us you will be given first priority over and above website listings. We are able to look out for particular years that you are interested in and let you know as soon as we have them. We are always looking to purchase Wisdens, if you have any you wish to sell just send us a list via e-mail. For more information on selling Wisdens please see our Books for Sale section.

Some Frequently Asked Wisden Questions:
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What Are Wisden?

Who Was John Wisden

What are the Different Types of Wisden Available?

How Have Wisdens Changed Over the Years?

Ten Interesting Facts for the Dedicated Wisden Collector!

Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

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