How to List the Perfect Hardback Wisden 1948+
Hardback Wisdens run from 1896 to date with a change in style after 1937, here are the tip to listing a good recent one (also see Original Hardbacks )
Take the perfect pictures:
1) Covers - Front & Rear , Boards will have odd small mark which is normal but also take pictures of any large marks or wear to the covers. Take pictures of scuff marks, creases and any staining.
2) Spine - the look of the spine is not so critical , it is the bowing of it in linens (see 3)
3) Bowed spine?
A top view is great as it shows off if the spine is bowed, 1948/69 & 63 like to be bowed.
4) General pages - Take a couple of inside shots, any dog eared pages, and noticeable marks or stains and any ex owners bookplates.
After taking the pictures, download them to a PC and use Microsoft Picture Manager (right click on the picture and select open with then Microsoft Office Picture Manager) to crop them to size.
Dont forget to save them. Store them in a place on the PC you can locate or a USB stick for uploading.
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