Williams(ed.), H Darkin - The British Boy's Annual. Amalgamated Press, not dated, inscribed 1942 but is much earlier. 9¼" x 6¾", 200pp plus 3 plates, red cloth, colour onlay (rugby players, repeat of an internal plate), black blocked lettering and decoration, hardback.
Contents: The Spectre Ship of The Atlantic by George E. Hopcroft, illus. S. Drigin; The Lone Scout's Dream: A Strange Yarn of the Redskin Trail by Rowland Walker, illus. D. C. Eyles; The Figure of Mr Spenser: A Scout Yarn by Harold Markham, illus. T. H. Robinson; Making Friends with the king of Beasts by Harold J. Shepstone, illus. monochrome photographs; Oliphant Keeps the Bridge: A Tale of Pluck and Adventure in the Wilds of Africa by Oswald Dallas; The Mutiny on the S.S. Pride of the Morning: A Thrilling Story of the Sea by John Mowbray, illus. Charles Crombie; Trooping the Colour: An Article which makes an Interesting Ceromony Trebly interesting by J. T. Gorman, illus. monochrome photographs; The "Axe" of Damocles: A Scout Yarn of "The Three Musketeers" by Harold Markham, illus. T. H. Robinson; In The Days of the Old Pretender: Rob Roy to the Rescue by D. H. Parry, illus. Ogle; The Charming Young Rascal by R. A. H. Goodyear, illus. Savile Lumley; With My Readers by The Editor; The Hero of the Fifth: A Patrol Leader's Great Adventure by Charles H. Lea, illus. Tom Hall; The Terror of Lost Man Creek: A Forest Ranger's Adventure by Lee Harrington, illus. W. T. Wightman; The Mascot: A Story of Football by Gunby Hadath; The Last of the Red Man by harold J. Shepstone, illus monochrome photographs; Circumventing Seager: A School Story by Peter martin, illus. Frank Gillett; Animal Scouts by J. T. Gorman; Aircraft as a Career: Golden Opportunities for Ambitious Boys by A. C. Marshall, illus. monochrome photographs; In Borrowed Plumes: A Public School Story by R. A. H. Goodyear, illus. H. M. Brock; The Stuffed Totem: An Adventure Out West by Percy Dent, illus. N. Sutcliffe; The Mystery of the Brankstine Downs: A School Adventure Story by George E. Hopcroft, illus. Laurence East; How to Make an Up-to-date Ten-Rater: A Practical Plan Any Boy Can Follow by George E. Hopcroft, illus with diagrams; His Place in the West by H. E. Boyten, illus. Herbert Hyde; The Turn of the Tide by R. J. B. Sellar, illus Leonard Gable; Up to Scratch: A Thrilling School Mystery by H. Harcourt Burrage, illus. C. P. Shilton. Illustrated with 3 colour plates (S. Drigin, Ogle and C. P. Shilton) and within the text with monochrome drawings and photographs.
Edge and corner wear; loss at head of spine; spine sunned; Xmas inscrption on front paste-down; edge and internal foxing, good, reasonably solid copy, no wrapper.
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