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Vintage Annuals and Comics

Vintage Annuals

Annuals We all remember the books we had as children and what more fun books were there than the Annual. Almost an obligatory Christmas present, they gave hours of fun without a battery or computer clip in sight!

All of us here at cj-books-etc love old books and old children's books are the best. We are delighted to have on offer a great selection of vintage children's annuals and comics and not to leave us adults out, we also have a fabulous selection of rare adult annuals and comics.

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Rare Vintage

The Adventures of Bingo and the Mustard Tin

The Adventures of Bingo and the Mustard Tin illustrated by Will Owen
published by Coleman's, circa 1900

A Christmas free gift from Coleman's Mustard to their customers. The paper used was never meant to last and so is very tanned but text and illustrations are clear enough. This is a very rare publication.
20 pages paperback

Used good
£45.00
FREE delivery for UK addresses.

The Adventures of Bingo and the Mustard Tin
The Adventures of Bingo and the Mustard Tin

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Little Crazy Car

Little Crazy Car written and illustrated by Hilda Boswell
published by Collins, 1965

A read-with-me book from the Collins Wonder Colour Book series - attractive picture books for younger children. Ms Boswell is well known as the illustrator for Enid Blyton covers as well. Complete with dust jacket with wear to edges only.
26 pages hardback

Used very good
£10.00
FREE delivery for UK addresses.

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The Unnecessary Lion

The Unnecessary Lion by Del Connell
illustrated by Frans Van Lamsweerde
published by L Miller & Co, 1963

A Jolly Miller Book designed to entertain the mind of the young child and give hours of enjoyment over and over again.
32 pages hardback

Used very good
£10.00
FREE delivery for UK addresses.

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Further Doings of Milly-Molly-Mandy

Further Doings of Milly-Molly-Mandy by Joyce Lankester Brisley
published by Puffin for The Book People

The enchanting and classic adventures of a little country girl. This modern edition is a perfect way to continue the love of this adorable character down through the generations. Perfect for reading aloud and sharing.
125 pages paperback
ISBN 9780141336381

New
£5.00
FREE delivery for UK addresses.

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Nutty Noddle Annual 1963 Nutty Noddle

From Longacre Press, 1962

Good overall condition, some pages are marked in pen or pencil, slight damage to spine but un-faded.

Lots of fun and games with Nutty and his friends Nan and Nook, Cousin Bertie and Captain Sam. Full colour and monochrome illustrations.

£54.00 with FREE delivery for UK addresses.

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Wilfred's Annual 1931 Wilfred

Daily Mirror Newspapers edited by Uncle Dick

Very Good Condition, 200 pages, slight pulling to spine, slight wear to edges.

Hours of entertainment

£35.00 with FREE delivery for UK addresses.

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Wilfred's Annual 1932 Wilfred

Daily Mirror Newspapers edited by Uncle Dick

Good Condition, 200 pages, slight pulling to spine, some wear to corners, pages clean and unmarked.

Hours of entertainment

£35.00 with FREE delivery for UK addresses.

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Wilfred's Annual 1928 Wilfred

Daily Mirror Newspapers edited by Uncle Dick

Good condition, clean unmarked pages, slight wear to edges and small stain to bottom edge of cover pulling to spine, black and white illustrations and full colour plates.

Hours of entertainment

£35.00 with FREE delivery for UK addresses.

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Hippo

Mrs Hippo Annual 1928
Good condition
£16.00 with FREE p&p (UK)
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Rainbow

The Rainbow Annual 1928
Good condition
£20.00 with FREE p&p to UK destinations
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Rainbow

The Rainbow Annual 1929
Good condition
£24.00 with FREE p&p to UK destinations
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Empire

Empire Youth Annual 1950
edited by Raymond Fawcett
published by The Gawthorn Press Ltd, 1950

Includes a special message from Mr J R Chifley, Prime Minister of Australia. Fascinating articles from around the Commonwealth giving a unique insight into life in those days. Dust jacket is missing but pages clean and unmarked with only slight foxing to edges.
416 pages hardback
Used very good
£10.00 with FREE p&p (UK)
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Empire

Empire Youth Annual 1951
edited by Raymond Fawcett
published P R Gawthorn Ltd, 1951

Includes a special message from Mr S G Holland, Prime Minister of New Zealand. Fascinating articles from around the Commonwealth giving a unique insight into life in those days. Complete with dust jacket which has some wear to edges and spine, pages clean and unmarked.
416 pages hardback
Used very good
£10.00 with FREE p&p (UK)
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Empire

Empire Youth Annual 1952
edited by Raymond Fawcett
published by The Gawthorn Press Ltd, 1952

Includes a special message from Mr D S Senanayake, Prime Minister of Ceylon. Fascinating articles from around the Commonwealth giving a unique insight into life in those days. Prize sticker inside front cover for first place in form, dust jacket is missing but pages clean and unmarked with only slight foxing to edges.
400 pages hardback
Used very good
£9.00 with FREE p&p (UK)
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Empire

Commonwealth and Empire Annual 1953
edited by Raymond Fawcett
published The Gawthorn Press Ltd, 1953

Complete with a special message from Sir Godfrey Huggins, Prime Minister of Southern Rhodesia. fascinating articles from around the Commonwealth in the Coronation year.
320 pages hardback
Used good
£10.00 with FREE p&p (UK)
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The Chunky Store

The Chunky Store
The Chunky Store

Written and illustrated by Chloe Preston
Published by Humphrey Milford, undated

All about naughty children, a fruit shop and over-indulgence - could be a modern story if it wasn't such an old publication! Some colouring in of drawings, some wear to spine, binding sound.
16 pages hardback

Used good
£20.00
FREE delivery for UK addresses.

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Les Cinq Frères Chinois

Les Cinq Frères Chinois par Claire Huchet Bishop
Illustré par Kurt Wiese
Published by The Bodley Head, London, 1965

Wonderful story about five identical Chinese brothers and their amusing adventures. Double dust jacket, both in very good condition with slight wear and small tear to rear only. French edition, first published in Great Britain 1965.
60 pages hardback

Used very good
£25.00
FREE delivery for UK addresses.

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Vintage Boys' Annuals

Blackie

Blackie's Boys' Annual 1930's
Excellent condition, spine intact and solid, pages clean and unmarked, inscription in pencil inside front cover only.

£25.00 with FREE delivery for UK addresses.

Bumper

Bumper Book for Scouts 1929
Collins' Bumper Books series
Very good condition, pages clean and unmarked, binding tight, slight wear to spine top edge.
£15.00 with FREE delivery for UK addresses.

Warne

Warne's Pleasure Book for Boys 1932
Good condition with 4 colour plates and numerous black and white illustrations, some wear to bottom of spine, inscription inside front cover dated Xmas 1932, pages unmarked.
£12.00 with FREE delivery for UK addresses.

Roy Rogers Cowboy Annual 1959

Roy Rogers Cowboy Annual 1959
published by World Distributors (Manchester) Ltd, 1959
Great stories in the Old Wild West with Roy and Trigger.
93 pages hardback
Good overall condition with some wear to cover, only slight markings on a few pages, colour comic book story format.
£5.00 with FREE delivery for UK addresses.

Friend

Children's Friend Volume LXVIII
Published by Partridge, London
Good condition with some pulling to cover at the spine, pages unmarked except small inscription inside front cover, great stories.
£20.00 with FREE delivery for UK addresses.

Friend

The Dandy Book 1974
Very good condition with minimal wear to cover, name inscribed inside cover but otherwise pages clean and unmarked.
£6.00 with FREE delivery for UK addresses.

Friend

The Dandy Book 1975
Very good condition, slight fading to spine, name inscribed inside cover in pencil, otherwise pages clean and unmarked.
£6.00 with FREE delivery for UK addresses.

Dandy Book

The Dandy Book 1986
Excellent condition A
£8.75 with FREE delivery for UK addresses.

Dandy Book

The Dandy Book 1987
Excellent condition A
£12.75 with FREE delivery for UK addresses.

Bash Street Kids

The Bash Street Kids 1986

SOLD

Beano Book

The Beano Book 1986
Very good condition A

£9.25 with FREE delivery for UK addresses.

Bumper Story Book

The Bumper Story Book for Boys 1975
Very good condition A
£7.75 with FREE delivery for UK addresses.

Friend

The Sparky Book for Boys and Girls 1974
Excellent condition, pages clean and unmarked, cover only slight shelf wear to corners.
£9.00 with FREE delivery for UK addresses.

Friend

Knockout Annual 1976
Very good condition, pages unmarked, slight fading to spine.
£7.50 with FREE delivery for UK addresses.

Friend

The Topper Book 1974
Excellent condition, unmarked pages, slightest shelf wear to cover. A
£10.00 with FREE delivery for UK addresses.

Denis The Menace

Dennis The Menace Annual 1985
Very good condition A
£8.25 with FREE p&p to UK destinations

Hobby

Every Boy's Hobby Annual 1930
Used acceptable
£20.00 with FREE p&p to UK destinations

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Vintage Girls' Annuals

Bunty

Bunty: The book for girls 1967
Excellent condition with price clipped dust jacket in nearly fine condition, pages clean and unmarked except for name inscribed under front flap.
£15.99 with FREE delivery for UK addresses.

Bunty

Bunty: The book for girls
Good overall condition, some wear to dust jacket, pages clean and unmarked, name inscribed on front flap of dust jacket.

£5.99 with FREE delivery for UK addresses.

Crystal

Girls' Crystal Annual 1969
Very good condition, binding is tight, puzzle pages has some marking and name inscribed inside front co'ver.

£8.99 with FREE delivery for UK addresses.

Diana

Diana for Girls 1966
Very good condition complete with unclipped dust jacket, name inscribed inside front cover, some pencil markings on puzzles, hard cover in excellent condition
£8.99 with FREE delivery for UK addresses.

Diana

Diana for Girls 1967
Good overall condition, complete with dust jacket, which has a large tear to front, price clipped, pages clean and unmarked except for name inscribed inside front cover.
£5.99 with FREE delivery for UK addresses.

Princess

Princess Gift Book for Girls 1963
Good overall condition, some wear to spine, pages clean except for one page with slight colouring-in.

£5.99 with FREE delivery for UK addresses.

Guides

The Girl Guides' Annual 1963 (dated 1962)
Very good condition, slightest wear to cover only, some colouring-in to 3 pages only, full colour hard cover.

£6.99 with FREE delivery for UK addresses.

Guides

The Girl Guide Annual 1964 (dated 1963)
Very good condition, slight coloring-in and pencil marks, dust jacket in very good condition.

£6.99 with FREE delivery for UK addresses.

Princess

Princess Gift Book for Girls 1966
Very good condition, some puzzles completed, but other pages clean and unmarked, some wear to edges of spine and cover edges.
£5.99 with FREE delivery for UK addresses.

Brownies

The Brownies' Annual 1963 (dated 1962)
Very good condition, full colour hard cover in very good condition, slight colouring-in on a few pages only.

£6.99 with FREE delivery for UK addresses.

Brownies

The Brownie Annual 1964 (dated 1963)
Good overall condition, inscription on title page, some puzzles filled in and a few pages with colouring-in, some wear to full colour hardcover.
£5.99 with FREE delivery for UK addresses.

Brownies

The Brownie Annual 1966 (dated 1965)
Very good overall condition, inscription on title page, some colouring-in on a few pages.

£6.99 with FREE delivery for UK addresses.

Girl Annual

Girl Annual 1962
Very good condition A

£10.75 with FREE delivery for UK addresses.
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Girl

Our Girls' Tip Top Annual 1949
Published by Renwick of Otley, London
Unmarked pages except for some foxing and inscription dated Xmas 1948 inside front cover, includes full colour plates. Cover in very good condition with slight wear to edges.

Used very good £12.75 with FREE delivery for UK addresses.
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Popular

Popular Stories for Girls 1948
Published by Birn Brothers Ltd, London
Front cover illustration by Nat Long. Some neat colouring in on a few pages, spine is missing, inscription inside front cover dated Xmas 1947.

Used acceptable £4.99 with FREE delivery for UK addresses.
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TV and Film Characters

Playland

Playland Annual 1970
Good overall condition, some pages marked in pen or pencil, slight fading to spine.
A
£11.50 with FREE delivery for UK addresses.

Playland

Playland Annual 1971
Good overall condition, some pages marked or coloured in pen or pencil, fading to spine

£6.50 with FREE delivery for UK addresses.

Playland

Playland Annual 1972
Good overall condition, a few puzzles have rubbed out pencil marking, others pages unmarked, fading to spine.
£11.99 with FREE delivery for UK addresses.

Robin

Robin Annual 1967
Very good condition, one puzzle filled in, cover has slight shelf wear to edges.
A

£11.50 with FREE delivery for UK addresses.

Robin

Robin Annual 1968
Very good condition, one page with rubbed out pencil marks only, cover with slight shelf wear to edges.
A
£14.75 with FREE delivery for UK addresses.

Pippin

Pippin Annual 1970
Good overall condition, some pages marked in pen or pencil, fading to spine.

SOLD

Pinky

Pinky and Perky Annual 1968
Very good condition, unmarked pages, cover has slight shelf wear to edges.
A
£13.99 with FREE delivery for UK addresses.

Basil Brush

Basil Brush Annual 1974
Excellent like new condition

SOLD

Camberwick

Camberwick Green Annual 1968
Very good condition, unmarked pages, slight shelf wear to cover edges.
A
£12.99 with FREE delivery for UK addresses.

Flowerpot

Flowerpot Men and Wooden Tops 1969
Very good condition, one page with colouring, cover with slight shelf wear only.
A
£12.00 with FREE delivery for UK addresses.

Huckleberry Hound

Hanna-Barbara's Huckleberry Hound Annual 1966
Excellent condition, unmarked pages

£14.00 with FREE p&p to UK destinations

Scooby

Hanna Barbera Scooby Doo Where Are You! Annual 1974
Good overall condition, some pages marked in pen or pencil, slight fading to spine.

SOLD

Andy Pandy

Andy Pandy's Annual 1966
Very good condition, some colouring to a few pages, cover with slight shelf wear only, page edges tanned. A
£10.99 with FREE delivery for UK addresses

Roy Rogers Cowboy Annual 1959

Roy Rogers Cowboy Annual 1959
published by World Distributors (Manchester) Ltd, 1959
Great stories in the Old Wild West with Roy and Trigger.
93 pages hardback
Good overall condition with some wear to cover, only slight markings on a few pages, colour comic book story format.
£5.00 with FREE delivery for UK addresses.

Mork and Mindy

Mork and Mindy Annual 1980
Very good condition A
£10.75 with FREE p&p(UK)

Muppet Show

The Muppet Show Annual 1979 (dated 1978)
Authorized version, unclipped price, a few puzzles filled in, inscribed Xmas 1978, binding sound. Great stories and cartoons from all the Gang!
Very good condition for £11.99 with FREE delivery for UK addresses.

SOLD

Disneyland

Disneyland Annual 1979
A Fleetway Annual dated 1978, unclipped price, some colouring in attempted, inscription dated Xmas 1978, binding sound, hard cover.

Excellent condition for £5.99 with FREE delivery for UK addresses.

Disneyland

Disneyland Annual 1981
A Fleetway Annual dated 1980, unclipped price, some colouring in attempted, slight pulling to binding, hard cover.

Excellent condition for £5.99 with FREE delivery for UK addresses.

Sooty Adventures

Sooty's Adventures 1967
Very good condition A
£6.75 with FREE p&p to UK destinations

Sooty

Sooty Annual 1967
Excellent condition
£12.99 with FREE p&p to UK destinations

Sooty is a bear, created by Harry Corbett in 1948, that appears on British television. The children's television show that bears his name has continued in various forms since the 1950s and, according to Guinness World Records, is the longest-running children's programme in the UK.

Bugs Bunny

Bugs Bunny Annual 1966
Very good condition A
£10.75 with FREE p&p(UK)

Tom & Jerry

Tom & Jerry Annual 1979
Very good condition A
£10.25 with FREE p&p(UK)

Buster

Buster Book 1983
Excellent condition A
£19.99 with FREE p&p (UK)
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Children's Vintage Annuals

Nutkins

Nutkins by Dennis Burley
illustrated by Maury
published by Brimax Books, undated

Stories about Mary Lou, Teddy, Anne and friend and how their adventures with Nutkins lead to all sorts of trouble. Some wear to edges, full colour illustrations.
14 pages paperback

Used very good
£10.00
FREE delivery for UK addresses.

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Whizzer

Whizzer and Chips Annual 1973
Very good condition
£12.75 with FREE p&p (UK)
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Whizzer

Whizzer and Chips Annual 1981
Very good condition A
£7.75 with FREE p&p (UK)
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Whoopee! Annual

Whoopee! Annual 1980
Excellent as new condition A
£10.25 with FREE p&p (UK)
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Krazy Annual

Krazy Annual 1980
Very good condition A

£7.75 with FREE p&p (UK)
International Deliveries possible

Bumper Story Book

The Tiger Tim Fun Book 1974
Very good condition A
£8.75 with FREE p&p (UK)
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Wow! Annual

Wow! Annual 1986
Excellent condition A
£12.75 with FREE p&p (UK)
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Bible

Bible Story Annual
Unmarked pages, complete with cut our nativity scene, cover intact with only slight wear to edges and some spotting to cloth spine. A lovely truly Christmas annual.

Used very good £8.00 with FREE delivery for UK addresses.
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Popular

Once Upon A Time Annual 1974
Published by World Distributors Ltd, Manchester
Pages clean and unmarked, cover in very good condition with slight fading only. Full of stories children will love.
SBN 723502145

Used very good £8.00 with FREE delivery for UK addresses.
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Collins Children's Annual

Collins Children's Annual 1967
published by Collins, 1966
A great mix of stories, poems, puzzles and features. Very good condition with unmarked pages, slight wear to spine and slightest fading to cover.
94 pages hardback
Used very good A
£12.00 with FREE p&p (UK)
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Prayers and Graces

Prayers and Graces
selected and compiled by Dorothy Sheldon
illustrated by Pelagie Doane
published World Distributors (Manchester) Ltd, 1955
20 pages hardback

Used very good £5.00 with FREE delivery for UK addresses.
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Look and Learn

Look and Learn Book 1965
published by Fleetway Publications Ltd, 1964
A miscellany of facts and fiction with hundreds of illustrations in colour and black and white.
93 pages hardback

Used acceptable £4.00 with FREE delivery for UK addresses.
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Adult

Picture Show Annual 1954

Picture Show Annual 1954 published by The Amalgamated Press Ltd, 1954

For people who go to the pictures! Copious photos of all the stars of the day with endearing snap shots off screen and anecdotal stories, includes several full sized fan photos of the big names, binding is tight but cover has some wear, pages clean and unmarked, price unclipped.
hardback

Used good
£10.00
FREE delivery for UK addresses.
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Picture Show Annual 1954
Picture Show Annual 1954

Hollywood Album 1946

Hollywood Album 1946 edited by Ivy Crane Wilson
published by Sampson Low, Marston & Co Ltd, 1946

For all movie fans, insights into the lives of the great Hollywood stars of the day with articles about Hollywood itself to give fascinating background into this wonderful city and its inhabitants. Black and white and colour tinted photos throughout.
159 pages hardback

Used very good
£20.00
FREE delivery for UK addresses.
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Picture Show Annual 1954
Picture Show Annual 1954
Picture Show Annual 1954
Picture Show Annual 1954

Blighty 1957

Blighty 1957 published by City Magazines Ltd, 1957

A bit risky now but considered more so when they are first published! These were a weekly publication. This edition from 1957 is in very good condition and features Elizabeth Taylor on the front cover.
98 pages paperback

Used very good
£55.00
FREE delivery for UK addresses.

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Picture Show Annual 1954
Picture Show Annual 1954

Marvels of Land, Sea & Air and Boloney Book

Marvels of Land, Sea & Air and Boloney Book The Gold Star Broadway Book
published by D C Thomson, c1933

Rare publication given originally as a free gift with Rover comic in the 1930's. This is a double book with the top half all with facts about travel and transport and the bottom half about jokes and misleading 'facts'. Great fun even today. This publication was never meant to last and so was printed on poor quality paper which has over time tanned and is now very fragile but all pages readable.
50 pages paperback

Marvels of Land, Sea & Air and Boloney Book

Used acceptable
£10.00
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The Private Eye Annual 2004

The Private Eye Annual 2004 edited by Ian Hislop
published by Pressdram Ltd, 2004

An imitable compilation of current affairs and comedy from 2004. This book is a great snapshot of a classically comic year, Comes with a guarantee that it does not contain any material about events in 2005 or 2006!
96 pages hardback
ISBN 1901784347

Used like new
£7.00
FREE delivery for UK addresses.
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VIZ The Billposter's Bucket 2013

VIZ The Billposter's Bucket 2013 buttered buns Graham Dury and loads of others
published by Denis Flyposting Ltd, 2012

A barber's lather pot overflowing with mighty wads of junk from issues 192-201. Great cartoon stories from Mr Logic, Fat Slags and all your other favourite characters. Not for children!
159 pages hardback
ISBN 9781781060902

Used like new
£5.00
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Ripley's Believe It Or Not 2010

Ripley's Believe It Or Not 2010 edited by Rebecca Miles
published by Random House Books, 2009

In 1918 Robert Ripley, the creator of Believe It Or Not, became fascinated by strange facts. By 1940 he had travelled to 201 countries collecting stories and facts for his column in the New York Globe newspaper. Even though he died in 1949, his research staff continued his work and added to the Ripley collection of weird artefacts now housed in 30 Ripley Museums around the world. This annual from 2010 is a great introduction to his legacy.
254 pages hardback
ISBN 9781847945853

Used like new
£9.50
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