The Adventures of Tintin – The Secret of the Unicorn by Herge. First edition (1959). First impression. Large format hardback in good to very good condition. General wear to boards. Spine has a crack on the side. Slight toning to edges of pages, otherwise clean. Binding firm. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About The Adventures of Tintin – The Secret of the Unicorn
While looking through an old sea-chest found in his attic, Captain Haddock chances upon the diaries of his ancestor, Sir Francis Haddock. This legendary sea dog achieved fame through his renowned run-in with the fearsome pirate Red Rackham. So are the words of Sir Francis Haddock just another chronicle of life at sea? Certainly not! His journals speak of a fabulous hoard of jewels: for Tintin, Captain Haddock – and a gang of crooks – the treasure hunt is well and truly on. But as the search continues, the plot thickens…
Despite the picture on the book’s cover showing a caravel at sea, The Secret of the Unicorn keeps both feet firmly on the ground. We only breathe sea air through the story of Sir Francis Haddock and Red Rackham. In the sequel, Red Rackham’s Treasure, there is a change of scene as we embark on a thrilling maritime adventure. But that’s another story and another adventure to look at under the microscope.
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