Title: Nicky Nobody and the Rocket Spies: A Swift novel
Author: Bill Wellings
Illustrator: Daphne Rowles
Year: 1958 (First Edition)
Publisher: Hulton Press Ltd
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Poor
Description: "Here is the first book ever about a character from the pages of SWIFT — that great favourite, Nicky Nobody. The story tells how Nicky receives a camera as a birthday present. He takes a photograph and, when it is developed, sees something on it which should not be there. Finding the solution to the mystery leads Nicky and his dog Chum into an adventure in which the excitement lasts right up to the final page."
Illustrated with numerous, excellent b&w drawings – some of which are full page – plus a frontispiece.
Red cloth boards. Lower-right corner on front bumped; all others straight. Spine lightly bumped at head; tail is straight. Price-clipped dust jacket torn and creased along edges (refer to image). The flaps have been fixed to the boards using adhesive tape which appears to be as old as the book itself! Large triangular loss at rear plus another irregular one alongside (refer to additional image). Remains of a small adhesive label on rear. Jacket has been. Small, neatly printed inventory number on flyleaf. Excellent internal condition: pages have only the faintest hint of tanning, but are otherwise unmarked and free from foxing. Flyleaf has light discolouration from where it has made contact with the jacket flaps.
Measures 20 cm × 13 cm (8″ × 5.2″). 8vo. 131 pp.