The comic annual, Dandy Bookfrom 1956 is for sale. The Dandy Book 1961 was published by D.C. Thomson. The Dandy Book 1956 front board has a great Korky the Cat cartoon and the back board has a Desperate Dan cartoon strip surrounded by a very attractive grey and yellow stripped background.
The Dandy Book 1956 binding is in Good condition being complete but with knocks to the corners and to the spine, and slight surface loss to the paper of the top left corner of the back board (not noticeable since the yellow of the board matches the pattern of the board. This is an attractive binding for this collectable Dandy Book 1956.
The Dandy Book 1956 has 125 numbered pages with a Contents Page that is divided into Picture Stories, Stories and Comics. There are double page illustrated red tinted endpapers of different designs to the front and back of the book. The front endpaper has an illustration of a ship called The Hey Presto and pirates sailing in little boats all around it. And the rear endpaper features the pirates boarding The Hey Presto.
The pages are in overall Very Good condition with age toning throughout due to the quality of the paper and some occasional foxing and marks, and a neat pencil inscription to the front endpaper dated “Xmas 1955”. This Book Belongs To features an angry Desperate Dan shouting “Say you! Bring this Dandy back!” The name and address of the previous owner has been completed. Opposite this page is the Title Page featuring Korky the Cat.