Charles Buchan’s Soccer Gift Book 1955 – 56
Very good hard red boards, contents clean and tight but for very minor browning to endpapers. Contains 160 printed pages of text with colour and monochrome photographs throughout. The dustjacket not price clipped (10/6d) has some minor chips on the back cover. Full of all the usual great features associated with this style of publication, articles, quiz and great illustrations. A very comprehensive guide to football of the time.
We trade in football books and annuals from the 1940’s to the 1960’s,The Charles Buchan Football Monthly Magazine and retired players signed photos. Books signed by the author are also a speciality mainly from the quality Publishing houses of the day, Stanley Paul, Museum and Pelham to name just a few.
Mass market soccer annuals, were first published just after the war, The Boys Book of Soccer being the first published by Evans Brothers in 1945 was printed on war economy standard paper other popular annuals that followed The FA Book for Boys 1947, Sampson Low Marston Series 1949, The Big Book of Football Champions 1950, Charles Buchan’s Soccer Gift Book 1953, The Topical Times Football Book 1959, in mid 1960's Publishing Houses launched Players Annuals, Billy Wright, Denis Law and many more.
With 100's of collectors of the early annuals we do hope we can help some of you with your collections by supplying missing editions to upgrading your collection. We have several editions all in very good condition.