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(Boy's Own Annual). The Boy's Own Annual. Volume 59. 1934-1935. Edited by Robert Harding. London : The Boy's Own Paper Office, n.d. . Pp. [i]-iv,1-576,+ frontispiece + 3 black-and-white aviation plates. Index. Large thick 8vo, illustrated green cloth with a cricket scene to the front board andthe spine, black and cream lettering to frnot board and spine. Of nautical interest: "True Pirate Tales: The Sack of Panama" (Geoffrey Rhodes, pp. 33 -34); "The 'Rogue' Run: A Story of a Temperamental Torpedo" ("Sea-Wrack", pp. 155-159, a short story); "Where Time Stands Still: Pitcairn Island" (Edward Vernon Clayton, pp. 196, 1 photo); "Secrets from the Deep: Dr. William Beebe's Weird and Amazing Discoveries in the Depths of the Ocean" (T.C. Bridges, pp. 200-202); "On the Road to Snizort Family and the Mermaid with theDetachable Tail" ("Bywayman", pp. 212-214, a short story); "A Model Submar ine" ("Adsum, p. 214); "The Loss of the Birkenhead" (Captain S.J. Parker, pp. 225-226); "The Deep-Sea Menace: How the Naval Mine is Constructed, Laid,and Swept Up" (Commander H.R. Gordon Cumming", pp. 232-234, 1 photo and 2 diagrams); "True Pirate Tales: The Rescue of Robinson Crusoe" (Geoffrey Rhodes, pp. 238-239, on William Dampier); "The Haunted Reef: A Gripping Yarn of the South Seas" (E. Collins, pp. 244-247, a short story); "True Pirate Tales: The Capture of the Great Mogul's Treasure Ship" (Geoffrey Rhodes, pp. 248-249, on John Avery); "The Truth About Rowing nia Boat Race" (Hylton Cleaver, pp. 253-254, 1 photo); "Little Ships That Do Great Work" (John C. Campbell, pp. 264-266, 2 photos of the tug Seaman and barque Olivebank, and tug Norman and M.V. Port Hobart); "Britain's Oldest Ship Sinks" (p 287, on the ketch Ceres); "The S.S. Scouter: Sea Scouts' Novel Training Centre" (Frank Illingworth, p. 294, 1 photo); "Scourge of the Seas: A Tale of the Naval Secret Service" (a two-part serial by "Sea-Wrack"); "Land of the Blizzard: The Empire's New Possession: Australian Antarctic Territory" (T.C. Bridges,pp. 330-332, 3 whaling photos); "Early Explorers of the Pacific" (James Bo swell, p. 335); "Model Yachting Terms" (Sid G. Hedges, p. 399); "Build the 'B.O.P.' Land Yacht!" (Frank Illingworth, pp. 425-426); "Can You Row a BoatWell?: Some Points About Rowing" (E. Wrightson, pp. 468-469, with five dia grams); "Magnetic Ship Control" (John Silvester, p. 478, with two modellingdiagrams); "How to Make a Surf-rider" (p. 499, with four diagrams); "Ness by Ness: A Coastwise Cruise from Southend to Southwold in a Canvas Canoe" (Geoffrey Prout, pp. 518-520, with 8 photos and a map). Of Canadian interest: 3 L.C. Douthwaite "Larry Vincent, RCMP" stories; "Buffalo Trails" (Bud Cotton, pp. 470-472, about following a buffalo herd near Wainwright, Alberta); "Canada's Red Indians" (Philip H. Godsell, pp. 536-538). Other interesting pieces: "The History of Fireworks in England" (A. St. H. Brock, pp. 80-81); "A Footplate Trip with the 'Breakfast Flyer'" (H. Underwood, pp. 91-92, rail travel); "New Types of Aeroplanes" (H.J.C. Harper, pp. 93-95, with photos of the Hawker Huricane, Fairey Battle Bomber, and Vickers Supermarine Stranraer Flying-boat); "Croydon Ho!: Flying Home from Australia for Christmas" (H.J.C. Harper, pp. 132-134, with five photos and a map of the air route); "Khartoum: Garden City of Africa" (Harold J. Shepstone, pp. 189-191, 5 photos); "Off the Map" (Surgeon-Commander G. Murray Levick, R.N., pp. 193-194, about a Public Schools Exploring Society trip to the Lapland); "The Sport of Falconry: How Hawks are Traind to Kill Fur and Feather" (EricHardy, p. 309, 1 photo); "The King as an Airman" (H.J.C. Harper, pp. 354-355, 2 photos of the future King George VI piloting a De Havilland and a 504K Avro); "Singapore: The Wonder City of the East" (Harold J. Shepstone, pp. 377-379); "Behind the Scenes at Le Mans" (Charles Metchin, pp. 385-389); "The Empire Flying Boats" (H.J.C. Harper, pp. 433-435, 3 photos and 1 diagram); "London to New York in A.D. 2000: A Transatlantic Crossing Ten Miles Above the Earth!" (described by An Aircraft Engineer, pp. 447-448; right on as far as the six-hour New York-London jaunt; a little off on the "for a penny a mile!" prediction); "The Tailor Who Explored: The true story of how Kinthup, a Buddhist, playing a lone han on behalf of the Indian Survey, solved the mystery of Tibet's two great rivers, the Tsang-po and the Brahmaputra" (Sir George Dunbar, pp. 492-494); "Sea Cave Exploring During Your Holidays" (Sydney Moorhouse, pp. 525-526); "Race Swimming: How to Improve Speed and Win Races" (Sid G. Hedges, p. 527); "Giant American Locomotives" (H. Coble and A.R. Payne, pp. 555-556); "A First Solo Flight" (W.R.A. Walters). Boards lightly soiled, front inner hinge cracked, else very good. 50.00
Title: Boy's Own Annual. Volume 59. 1936-1937.
Publisher: Boy's Own Paper Office, London, 1937,:
Item: 1.00 Item
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