The Adventures Of Tintin: The Seven Crystal Balls

Herge

£175.00

Availability: In stock

Product Description

THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN: THE SEVEN CRYSTAL BALLS – FIRST EDITION

Author: Hergé

Price: £175.00
Publisher: Methuen, London, UK
Publication date: 1962
Format: Original cloth-backed boards with pictorial endpapers
Condition: Very good indeed
Size: 23.2cm x 30.7cm
Pages: 62
Illustrations: Illustrated throughout in colour by the author

Description:

“The Seven Crystal Balls” is a captivating and suspenseful instalment in the Tintin series, setting the stage for the subsequent adventure, “Prisoners of the Sun.” In this adventure, Tintin, accompanied by his loyal dog Snowy and the steadfast Captain Haddock, investigates the mysterious illness afflicting seven archaeologists who recently returned from an expedition to Peru. As they delve deeper into the enigma, they uncover ancient curses and hidden dangers that lead them on a thrilling chase across Europe.

Published by Methuen in London in 1962, this first UK edition exhibits Hergé’s talent for weaving intricate plots with vivid, expressive illustrations. The book is in very good indeed condition, with bright, clean pages. It features a neat pencil name on the front endpaper, slight foxing to the text block and slight rubbing to the spine and edges of the boards. The binding is tight and secure. A very nice copy indeed.

Key Features:

  • Historical Significance: The first UK edition of a pivotal Tintin adventure.
  • Original Illustrations: Includes Hergé’s captivating illustrations throughout and cover art.
  • Collector’s Item: A highlight in the Tintin series.
  • Condition Details: A very nice copy indeed.

Why Collect This Edition?

This is the first edition in English of this classic adventure.

Why Buy from Us?

At Hornseys, we are committed to offering items that meet the highest standards of quality and authenticity. Our collection of rare books is carefully curated to ensure each edition is a valuable piece of bibliographical history. Here’s what sets us apart:

  • Authenticity and Provenance: Each book is meticulously researched and verified for authenticity and collation.
  • Expert Curation: Our selection process focuses on significance, condition, and rarity, resulting in a collection that is both diverse and distinguished.
  • Customer Satisfaction: We aim to provide an exceptional customer experience, from detailed descriptions to secure and prompt delivery of your purchase.
  • Returns Policy: We offer an unconditional guarantee on every item. If you wish to return a book, it may be sent back to us within fourteen days of receipt. Please notify us in advance if you wish to do so. The book must be returned in the same condition as it was sent for a full refund.