The Gem July 6, 1929 -- no. 1,116 vol. 36 [1st appearance of 1st chapter of The Robot Man]

London: Amalgamated Press, 1929. Paperback. 28 p.: illustrations; 28 cm. Front wrapper has illustration in red and blue of boys playing cricket. Running title: The Gem Library. Contents: Grundy's Cricket Match by Martin Clifford [complete] -- Famous Daredevils: Ernest Shackleton -- Marvels of the Future: Television in War [a fascinating look at the ways television could be used in warfare in the future]-- The Robot Man by H.J. Allingham [chapter 1]. Martin Clifford was a pseudonym used by the publisher for the many stories set at St. James College in Sussex, known as St. Jim's. Most often Martin Clifford was used for works by Charles Hamilton (1876-1961), the most prolific writer of boys' fiction (according to Guinness). This was the first appearance of the first chapter of The Robot Man by Herbert John Allingham (1867-1936), father of mystery writer Margery Allingham. In Very Good Condition: pages are browning; minor edge chipping; clean and solid. Very Good. Item #004073

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