London: Howard Baker, 1970, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.
From the cover: This is the book that every collector of British juvenile literature and every enthusiast has long been awaiting. It contains the names of well over two thousand authors and editors, together with biographical details of many of them, including the pen-names they used and the papers and publishers to which they contributed. One can tell at a glance what ones favourite author wrote, and where.
It contains many new facts never before revealed, all checked either through official records or by personal contact with the author or editor concerned. This book is the result of fifteen years of painstaking research by two of the foremost acknowledged experts in this field, and whether your interest is in Henty, Rider Haggard, Frank Richards of Billy Bunter fame, or the creator of the Tiger Tim stories, you will find in this book all the information you desire.
The Men Behind Boys Fiction will provide a most valuable addition to your bookshelf, not only to read and enjoy but also to keep as an invaluable work of reference for all time.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Previous owners’ gift inscription to the first blank.
Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 361 pages. 8¾” x 5½”.