Almost antique (1927) first-edition hardcover copy of Bomba the Jungle Boy on Jaguar Island published and printed in the USA by Cupples Leon New York and written under the pseudonym Roy Rockwood.
Hardcover book is complete at 209 pages ++ | NO dust jacket.
Story overview: Written to capitalize on the popular Burroughs' Tarzan theme, written 10 years earlier, the Bomba series of adventure novels hit the scene in 1927 and are set in both Africa and South America. The stories revolve around Bomba, a child who grew up in the jungle, as he tries to discover his origins and find his parents. In 1949, Monogram Pictures brought Bomba to the screen with Johnny Sheffield starring in a series of twelve films. In 1962, WGN-TV repackaged the Bomba films as a prime-time series called Zim Bomba. And, keeping the character alive, in 1967 DC Comics published seven comic books | graphic novels based on the Bomba character and his many adventures. The Bomba books were written under the pseudonym Roy Rockwood a fictitious author created by the Stratemeyer Syndicate for boy's adventure books,
Condition: In overall FAIR! vintage condition, there is wear and stress to the bind and blemishes and wear, particularly to the corners, of the covers front and back. Embossing on the cover and spine is in VERY GOOD! condition with MINIMAL! wear apparent. Internal pages show MINIMAL! foxing, for the age of the book. All text is clear and legible and the imagery, only at the front of the book, is bright and vivid with MINIMAL! fading apparent. Inside overleaf has a library stamp (please review each of the posted photos for a complete visual of the item).
Approximate measurements: 7-1/2" x 5" | hardcover | complete at 209++ pages | NO dust jacket.
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