London: Boxtree, 1988, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs;
From the cover: Childrens annuals have provided generations of readers with laughs and thrills, mystery and adventure, practical advice and fantasy.
Alan Clark traces the story of this extremely successful type of publishing from its origins in the early nineteenth century to the boom years of the 1930s to the present day. Landmarks include The Boys Own Annual and Chums; the Amalgamated Presss Playbox, Tiger Tims Annual and The Grey Friars Holiday Annual; the newspaper annuals featuring Teddy Tail and Rupert Bear and the much-loved Dandy and Beano, as well as Eagle, Roy of the Rovers, and the Disney and Hanna and Barbera annuals and the sci-fi annuals of recent years.
These annuals contain stories by well-known childrens authors and highly talented artists.
This book is a comprehensive and richly illustrated survey of the childrens annual which includes a price guide for collectors.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 160 pages. Index. 11¼” x 8″.