Various - Storyland Annual for Girls. D. C. Thomson. Not dated, mid '20s? 10" x 7½", 188pp plus 6 plates, quarter blue cloth with colour spine onlay, glossy paper covered boards, front colour illustrated (girl with hockey-stick over shoulders), back plain cream, hardback. Monochrome illustrated endpapers (different). Illustrated with 6 colour plates (?, Mark Anthony, Savile Lumley, P. Walford, R. H. Brock, and Moorsom); 4pp of two-colour (green and black) illustrated contents pages; 8pp of monochrome photo-pictures; and throughout the text with monochrome drawings. The colour, two-colour and photo-pictures are printed on 'art' paper; the rest on the medium-heavy paper commonly used in this period. Contents: Kobo's Warning by Jack Halliday; Grown-Up Fairies [verse]; The Lonely Rich Girl by Kate Addiscombe; Queer Pets [captioned photo-pictures]; Her Father's Good Name by Alison Buchanan; Hairdressing in Many Lands [captioned photo-pictures]; Pearls and Prying: A One-Act Parlour Play by Gladys Wynne; Catching a Crab [1 side humourous 'strip']; The Honarable Mr Lynx by Gordon Drew; Bird ringing on the Bass Rock [captioned photo-pictures; The Ranee's Bangle by Doris Laing; Who Was the Winner by Enid Leale; Three Girls and a Picture by Jean Morton; Robin Hood's Lass by Violet M. Methley; Betty Grey's Ninth Badge by Jean Clifford; Mia's Gratitude by May Wynne; From Cocoon to Kimono [captioned photo-pictures]; Rebels of Ryecroft by Hilda Brierley; Making Music the World Over [captioned photo-pictures]; Nancy Whom Nobody Wanted; Peggy Blane - A. B. by Frances Pearson; Sheila's Sheik [1 side humourous 'strip']; Gina at the Wheel by J. M. Hill; A Tidy Guide [1 side humourous 'strip']; and, Screen Star for A Day by Phyllis Martin. Top-front spine corner bumped, edge-foxing, some foxing to endpapers, 'This book' completed in pencil, a few slight fox spots in margins, very bright and clean borads and spine onlay (due to presence of wrapper), internally bright and clean (no colouring); complete with wrapper (repeats boards) that has edge wear/tears, several 2" tears, wear and some loss at fold-corners and head/foot of spine, chip at foot of front panel by spine; but is in remarkably good shape and bright appearance. Well above average condition; wrappers are very scarce with this type of book.
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