Chums: Chums Special Adventure Number.

Chums - Chums Special Adventure Number. Amalgamated Press, November; does not give year anywhere but as all the Annuals advertised on the back cover have 1931 on them I'd make a fair guess that it's 1930 (but stand to be corrected).

Contents: Photo story endpapers (The Air-Mail over Mt. Blanc and A Pirate of the Deep); colour frontispiece (previous item on verso) 'The Bowmen of Agincourt' by Val Reading; Brent of Gatehouse: A Splendid New School Seriel by Gunby Hadath (despite the 'New' it has a 'First Chapters' box which I take to be a synopsis of previous chapters and it appears to continue beyond this issue); The Training of an Air Cadet (short); SOS: The Gourmand: A Great Humorous Series by Reginald Crunden, illus. Fred Bennett; Sportsman's Corner; 'Barracuda' by Paul Croydon, illus. Glossop (appears to be complete short story); Leaves from a Journalist's Note Book by Ernest Smith; The Phantom Horseman: A Splendid Complete Highwayman Story by Eric Townsend; The Yellow Idol: Powerful New Mystery Story by John Hunter, illus. Thos. Somerfiled (despite the 'New' it appears to be a continuing serial); Mysterious Nature by William Chisholm (short); Another SOS story: The Acorn and the Oak Tree; Clean Sport by Eric Townsend; Taking the Pilot by Commander Pearce (ships; short); Another SOS story: Good Music; Pal o' The Desert: A Splendid Complete Story of the East by Sparrow-Hawk; Wings of Doom: A Magnificant New Serial Story (that 'new' again? I think it's a continuing serial) by Goe. E. Rochester, illus. THos. Somerfield; The Stasmp Collector; Goggles' Captive: More Entertaining Adventrues of 'Goggles' in the Great War by Oswald Dallas; The Life at Sea of a Wireless Operator (short); Yet another SOS story: In the Dark. 12¼" x 9¼", 86pp inc. cover, magazine. Illustrated with a colour cover and frontispiece and with monochrome drawings within the text.

Edge-wear; spine wear; corner-curling; covers 'dusty'; staples rusty but sound; good.

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