Title: Girls' Crystal Annual 1969
Year: 1968 (First Edition)
Publisher: Fleetway Publications, Ltd.
Condition: Good/Very Good
Jacket Condition: N/A
Description: Scarce annual consisting of picture stories and comic strips. The majority are illustrated in b&w, whilst a handful are in two-tone monochrome. Also contains quizzes and puzzles (one of which has been attempted in black ink) and a crossword (also completed in said ink), plus a number of general interest articles, including Christmas legends from other countries, instructions on how to make brass rubbings, plus a set of recipes for tea-time cakes, buns, and biscuits.
Were it not for a light 3½″ (8¾ cm) scar running diagonally across the front, the boards would be in excellent condition. Corners are bumped. The front hinge has given way, partially exposing the binding, and causing the fep to have come slightly loose at the bottom. Other than that, all pages are soundly bound and have no intention of coming loose. Pages are rather tanned around the edges, but are free from foxing. Illustrated pastedowns and endpapers. Front endpaper hasn't been price-clipped (10´6). Overall, a nice copy.
Measures 10.8″ × 7.6″ (27 cm × 19 cm). 4to. 159 pp.