Title: Girls' Crystal Annual 1957
Year: 1957 (First Edition)
Publisher: The Amalgamated Press, Ltd.
Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: No Jacket
Description: Charming annual consisting of numerous picture strips and stories. All are illustrated in black and white, except for two strips that are in six colours. Also includes a full-colour frontispiece in excellent condition, a quiz on the inside of the front board, a crossword, and a stunningly illustrated maze game on the rear pastedown. All are untouched, with exception to the maze, which has been partially attempted using pencil.
Front and rear boards in excellent condition, bar some discolouration to the upper-right corner of the front cover and minor rubbing along the top and bottom (visible on photo). Corners bumped (lower corners are also chipped) and heavy foxing to spine. Foxing also present on endpapers and on last page. Front endpaper and frontispiece slightly loose, otherwise binding very tight. Overall, pages have resisted tanning or yellowing and – apart from some very sporadic foxing – are clean, bright, and free from marks. The annual has not been price-clipped and bears its original price of 7/6.
Measures 12″ × 9.2″ (30 cm × 23 cm). Large 4to. 160 pp.