Strang(ed.), Herbert - The Big Book for Boys. Humphrey Milford/OUP, printed 1936. 9¾" x 7¼, 192pp plus 4 plates, paper covered boards (front board and spine colour bronco scene by D. C. Ehles?; back plain yellow with Oxford Books symbol in black), hardback. Illustrated wth 4 colour plates (Vernon Ward (1), Conrad Leigh (1), ? (2)) and within the text with monochrome drawings by various artists (Vernon Ward, H. M. Brock, Keeble Smith, L. R. Brightwell and others). Contents: The Vengeance of Gun-a-Noot by George Surrey; Early Flying Days, and Late by L. E. O. Charlton; Meredith's Number by Gunby Hadath; Mates by Charles Gilson; Mechanical Detectives by John Harrison; Black and White: A Tale of the Queensland Black-Tracker by Philip Lindsay; The Making of Maps by F. A. Stocks; President of the Scouts by J. C. Bristow Noble; Morfu: A Trek-Ox by Wilfrid Robertson; The Test Case by John Sweet; The White Cobra by R. P. Russ; A Novel Hobby [collecting flints] by W. Shepherd; Animal Hikers by L. R. Brightwell; The Strange Affair at Stark End: being an inquiry into what was known as 'The Devon School Mystery', and including a number of facts hitherto unpublished by A W. Swymour; The Stroke of Time by John Sweet; The Mascot by J. T. Gorman; Sled-Dog Racing by George S. Surrey; and, The Haunted Camp by Phil Ley.
Corner and edge wear; spine sunned; edge-foxing; Xmas inscription in top-front corner of front paste-down; front-hinge paper split at title-page/frontispiece and held by webbing only; back-hinge paper split at back-free endpaper/last-page; approx. 20 pages faintly marked with a central mark; good, average copy; no wrapper.
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