The Boy's Own Annual. Vol.37. 1914-1915. Jules Verne. British Empire.Prince of Wales.First World War.Cricket.Silent film insert.

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The Boy's Own Annual. Volume 37. 1914-1915.
Publisher Arthur Lincoln Haydon. London.
760 pages.
Sewn red canvas cover.
Published in 2 columns.
11 special boards.
Numerous black and white illustrations in the text.
Contraplated boats (H.M.S Lion - H.M.S. Queen Elisabeth - H.M.S Lysander - H.M.S. Submarine E-9).
Engraved binding decorated with a cricket player on the 1st cover and a Native American in a canoe on the back.
Contains the 1st printing of "Kongre, The Wrecker" or The Lighthouse at the End of the World" signed Jules Verne although now attributed to his son Michael Verne.

Also contains a small advertising insert for the silent film "The Secretary of Frivolous Affairs'" directed by Tom Ricketts and starring May Allison and Harold

Periodical from 1879 to 1967, "The Boy's Own Annual" was aimed at young boys and included adventure stories, articles on sports, slices of high school life and war stories.
This volume 37 is particularly marked by an orientalism specific to the European powers advocating the fact that foreign cultures are inferior, hostile and that they must be tamed. There is also an apology for national pride and a minimization of the dangers of war.

Rubbed binding (see photos).
Blunt caps and corners (see photos).
Headdress split in the middle by 1.5 cm (see photos).
Scuff, with lack of fabric, at the bottom left of the 1st cover (see photos).
Slight black stain on the edge opposite the back.
Junction of the split counter plates (see photos 2 and 9).
Plate "Regiment of British Yeomanry" p. 33 split vertically over 9 cm (see photo 5).
Very clean interior.

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