Vintage Boys/Children's Annual - Chums - 1934/35 HB

Vintage Boys/Children's Annual - Chums - 1934/35 HB Vintage Boys/Children's Annual - Chums - 1934/35 HB Children & Babies

Chums was a boys' weekly newspaper started in 1892 by Cassell & Company and later, from 1927, published by Amalgamated Press. The publisher gathered the weekly paper into monthly and annual editions. The monthly versions were published on the 25th of the month, and up to November 1920 included all the content of the weekly editions. From then on, the monthly editions had all the story content of the weeklies, but left out the covers. This left a gap which was then filled by short stories, articles and even serials that were not included in the weekly edition. The serial ceased publication in 1941.

Chums was notably the sponsor of the Chums League, Chums Society of Stamp Collectors, Chums Scouts, the British Boy Scouts and the British Boys Naval Brigade/National Naval Cadets. Chums is one of the most highly sought-after boys' papers by collectors due to its distinctive and attractively illustrated red covers.

This is the 1934-35 annual. 768 pages. Not a slim annual!

Photogravure: pages of old photos of the day such as Boat Race Cameos; Gate of India; Is Douglas Fairbanks Jr. -- or Eddie Cantor, Gary Cooper, Jack Oak, James Cagney, Richard Arlen, "Schnozzle", Spencer Tracy, Walter Huston --Your Favourite?; Japan Advances; Mickey's Makers; Rolls Royces of Other Lands; Young Germany; and many more

Serial Stories & Series of Short Stories: Champion of Ratlingham by Eric Townsend; For The Glory of the "Legion" by Sackville Hart; The North Sea Mystery by Harry Edmonds; The Roadmaker by Captain Oswald Dallas; The School Jonah by St. John Pearce; The Tiger of Tangiers by D. H. Parry.

Long & Short Complete Stories: An Awfully Big Adventure by Robert Harding; Condors of Gold by Eric Townsend; The Cunning of Mr. Quaing by Major Charles Gilson; The Haunted Rectory by Morton Pike; The Leap of Death by Athol Denver; Marooned on Rover Island by S. Walkey; The Pact by Robert Jameson; The Red Swastika by Piers Anson; Shadow-Ship by Lewis Allen; and many more

Articles: Do You Want to Be In Advertising? by Barry Wells; Danger Ahead-Fog in The Channel by Horatio Ayden; The Enchanted Island by "Wanderer"; Inventions the World Is Waiting For; Is All-In Wresting a Disgrace to Sports? by Leslie Swainson and a Yale Student; Jack Hobbs and Chums by Robin Baily; The Ocean "Streamliner"; The World Famous Thumb Trick by J. C. Cannell; and many more

Very good copy in pictorial gilt-blocked cloth. Boards dust-toned and slightly scratched to back. Slight foxing to the end-papers and browning to the pages. Binding tight. Remains quite well-preserved overall.

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