The Adventures Of Tintin: The Crab With The Golden Claws



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Product Description

The Adventures of Tintin: The Crab with the Golden Claws – First Edition

Author: Hergé
Price: £595.00
Publisher: Methuen, London, UK
Publication Date: 1958
Format: Original cloth-backed boards with pictorial endpapers
Condition: Near Fine
Size: 23.2cm x 30.7cm
Pages: 62
Illustrations: Illustrated throughout in colour by the author


“The Crab with the Golden Claws” is a pivotal adventure in the Tintin series, marking the debut of Captain Haddock. The story follows Tintin as he uncovers a secret message hidden in a crab tin, leading him into a thrilling confrontation with drug smugglers. This first UK edition, published by Methuen in 1958, features original cloth-backed boards and pictorial endpapers. It is a near-fine, bright, and clean copy, with very slight rubbing to the spine and edges, and occasional minor age toning to the pages. Scarce in this condition.

Key Features:

  • Historical Significance: The first UK edition, marking a major milestone in the Tintin series.
  • Original Illustrations: Unique illustrations and cover art by Hergé.
  • Collector’s Item: A very nice copy indeed and of collector’s quality.
  • Condition Details: Slight rubbing to the spine, minor age toning, very minor edge rubbing, tight binding but bright and clean.

Why Collect This Edition?

Owning a first edition is akin to owning a piece of literary and artistic history. It is the first time that this book has made an appearance in English, showcasing Hergé’s developing artistry and storytelling.

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