The Adventures of Fudge the Elf

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AMP
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Re: The Adventures of Fudge the Elf

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Interesting...No Hawkeye it's an original, well certainly not a home-made affair in the sense that it appears definitely contemporary and professionally printed.

I'll dig it out in the next day or so but, from memory, it reproduces the front cover and spine of the boards but the back cover and inside front and back flaps are blank - I may be wrong, there may be a price but certainly not a synopsis or anything like that.

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Re: The Adventures of Fudge the Elf

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I have the book in front of me now and I was slightly mistaken. There is an illustration on the back cover and a printed price (2/6) on the inside front flap - no synopsis though.

I'm uploading some photos below, there's a jacket protector which I'm loath to remove so they're not fantastic quality but should give you an idea.
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Re: The Adventures of Fudge the Elf

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...and here's the front flap:
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Re: The Adventures of Fudge the Elf

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That's very interesting Andrew. Does your copy also include the colour plate?

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Re: The Adventures of Fudge the Elf

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Thank you for the pictures Andrew. Positively not a home-made dustwrapper.

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Re: The Adventures of Fudge the Elf

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Yes Phil, it does have the colour plate.

No problem Hawkeye. If it's permissible I can try to upload an image of Ken's signing session. It's hard to tell if the copies on display are jacketed because the image is so poor but the white border on the bottom of the front cover illustrations seem thicker than that printed on the boards and more like the jacket - really difficult to be sure though.

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Re: The Adventures of Fudge the Elf

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I also wondered if the jacket was a near contemporary addition to try to shift unsold copies but the 2/6 price was the initial 1939 price according to the advertising lists I've seen.

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Re: The Adventures of Fudge the Elf

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Well that's great to see, I've seen a few copies over the years but never ever one with a dustwrapper - thanks for posting the pics!

Now if we can get a #1 Eagle annual with a dustwrapper that'll put the cherry on the cake.

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Re: The Adventures of Fudge the Elf

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Here's Ken signing copies:
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Re: The Adventures of Fudge the Elf

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Marvellous! Also it's intriguing to see how spelling has evolved so that we don't hyphenate 'today' and 'tomorrow' any longer.

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