1903 – Rebound Paperback


Winning Bid: £50.99

Product Description

This is a Very Nice condition 1903 Rebound Wisden paperback. The 40th edition.

This edition was once a part of the Charles Lyttelton collection.  His signature and brief address are on the inside page, which is otherwise blank.

Charles John Lyttelton, the 10th Viscount Cobham, KC, PC, GCMG, GCVO, who died in hospital on March 20, aged 67, was a member of one of the greatest of cricketing families. He himself, as the Hon. C. J. Lyttelton, began to play for Worcestershire in 1932 and, after captaining them on a number of occasions in 1935 and going out to Australia and New Zealand that winter as Vice-Captain of the MCC side under E. R. T. Holmes, was the county’s official Captain from 1936 to 1939. This was the more remarkable as at Eton he was nowhere near the XI. But by keenness and close study of the principles of the game he made himself first into a good club cricketer and then into a competent county one.

The boards on this original Wisden paperback are in good condition. They are a little aged. The year and title are to the spine, the front being blank.   The paperback within is lacking the original covers, along with the front and rear advertising pages.
The photo-plate is present and in very good condition.

Internally the contents of this 1903 edition are in very nice condition.

Overall a Very Nice 7/10

Contents Include:
Modern Batting, by Lord Harris.
GH Hirst in First-Class Cricket.
Notes by the Editor.
Some Cricket Records.
County Champions:Kent
Australia in England.
Sheffield Shield: New South Wales.

*****Please check your collection prior to bidding. In the last auction two books were sold to people who already had the years. The WCC has paid the sellers and these editions will be re-listed and all proceeds will be split between the two charities. These were genuine mistakes on the part of the buyers, but we do not wish to let down the sellers who have put their trust in our auction process.


Every Wisden in all our auctions has been put forward by a Wisden Collectors’ Club member. They all agree with the idea that every auction starts at £0.99, has no Buy-It-Now or ‘Offer” function and whatever the final price plus the postage is paid to the seller. The WCC pay all postage as a thank you to the members who have put forward their editions.

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Postage Costs

UK Second Class Delivery £ 5.00
UK Special Delivery £ 7.50
Overseas Standard AirMail £ 9.00
Overseas AirMail Tracked / Signed For £ 13.00

Auction History

This Auction Has Finished

Highest bidder was : clifford6

Date Bid User Auto
2019-08-30 16:27:49£50.99clifford6
2019-08-30 16:27:49£50.01mf18 Auto
2019-08-28 19:45:40£41.00mf18
2019-08-28 19:45:40£40.00clifford6 Auto
2019-08-28 09:52:36£33.00clifford6 Auto
2019-08-28 09:52:36£32.00fletch
2019-08-25 11:35:55£21.00clifford6
2019-08-23 03:05:47£20.00tait Auto
2019-08-23 03:05:47£20.00w_g_rook
2019-08-22 13:27:54£1.99tait
2019-08-22 04:58:36£0.99w_g_rook
2019-08-21 09:55Auction started