A First Edition, [First Printing] of 'The Banishing of Billy Bunter' by Frank Richards [Charles Harold St. John Hamilton] et al. in Very Good condition in a Good condition dust jacket published by Cassell & Company Ltd in 1956.
First Edition, [First Printing]
Book edition identified by: 1) publisher's imprint information states 'First published 1956', 2) printers code 'F.656' and 3) the last book listed in the list of books published is 'Lord Billy Bunter'. Dust jacket edition identified by: 1) blurb and priced '8/6 net' on the front flap and 2) advert for 'Lord Billy Bunter' on the lower panel.
A tidy copy, in a rather tatty dust jacket. All notable faults: Book has light foxing on the prelims and page ends. Dust jacket has moderate to heavy surface dirt, one chip, up to 30 mm (1 1/8 inches) deep at the foot of the lower panel, light to moderate wear on the corners and some 'magic' tape repairs on the reverse.
Richards, Frank [Charles Harold St. John Hamilton] Illustrator: C. H. [Charles Henry] Chapman
Frank Richards [Pseudonym for Charles Harold St. John Hamilton] (1876 to 1961)—An English writer, specializing in writing stories for weekly magazines most frequently based on boys' public school stories and C. H. [Charles Henry] Chapman (1879 to 1972)—A British illustrator and cartoonist best known for his work in boys' story papers such as The Magnet where the character Billy Bunter appeared.
12 mo (17.5-20 cm high). Iv and 5 to 223 printed pages in publisher's original red cloth with black 'The Banishing of Billy Bunter', 'Frank Richards', 'Cassell' on the spine and 'The Banishing of Billy Bunter' on the upper board, in dust jacket. Contains colour frontispiece and black and white illustrations by C. H. Chapman.
Cassell & Company Ltd, London, 1956
Cassell & Company Ltd—(Founded in 1848) A British book publisher founded by John Cassell now owned by the Orion Publishing Group.
Billy Bunter Series Number Nineteen (chronologically or as published)
Billy Bunter Series—A series of books featuring William George Bunter originally set at Greyfriars School.
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