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Wisden Print Runs

Part of the mix for the Wisden collector is the underlying debate and intrigue as to just how many Wisdens were published in any particular year. The apparent lack of any detailed information from the publisher has over the years merely encouraged more debate and speculation

Questions to tantalise the collectors such as whether 500 or 250 1864s were issued or the exact number of 1941 hardbacks produced or did 1875 have a third run, abound.

For many collectors part of the fascination for Wisden has included a desire to learn more about the print runs. This has led to many a library visit, many a conversation and hours upon hours of delving through records and historical documents to answer some of these questions. A true labour of love and one that the WCC and others will hopefully, continue to pursue.

If the number of “yellow books” printed is also something that you are interested in then the Information contained in this section may give a very good indication on print runs back to the first issue. Despite all the research undertaken we are offering an educated assessment and we welcome more information.

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