Title: Lion Annual 1955
Year: 1954 (First Edition)
Publisher: Amalgamated Press, Ltd.
Jacket Condition: No Jacket
Description: The front cover has a superb science fiction scene, whilst the rear contains a nostalgic Cadbury's puzzle picture in very good condition. There are 8 comic strips (or 'picture stories'), 14 'written stories', and a number of articles plus puzzles. All stories are accompanied by black and white illustrations. There is one colour frontispiece, which is overall in very good condition, bar a dog ear in the bottom left corner (does not intrude onto the image itself) and some millimetre tears along the top of the page. The World-Wide Quiz (the book's only puzzle) has been partially completed in ball-point pen.
Corners bumped and chipped; heavy scrawling and small dedication on inside front board; front endpapers heavily scrawled in pencil; evidence of scrawling on rear pastedown and endpaper; ffep and frontispiece coming loose. Not price-clipped. Page 1 has a 2½″ (6¼ cm) tear in the bottom right corner. Foxing present on first few pages, sporadic thereafter. Binding generally tight. Pages slightly yellowed, but remain clean and bright.
Measures 11.2″ × 8.6″ (28 cm × 21.5 cm). 4to. 144 pp.