This is one of three annuals published by Thomas Nelson and Sons for children of different ages. The Chummy Book was for the middle age group. It was advertised for children who can just read, so from 4 to 8 years old, because The Jolly Book was said to be
dear to the heart of Boys and Girls from nine to twelve years and The Nursery Book was for the youngest children.
The Chummy Book contained a selection of stories or extracts from stories already published by Thomas Nelson and 16 colour plates, all printed on glossy card on one side only and bound in, each between 8 pages of text printed on rough paper.
Bibliography code: NEL-20.6
Publisher: Thomas Nelson and Sons
Series: The Chummy Book
Binding: printed boards backed with cloth covered with a printed strip
Size: 261 x 204 mm
Cover: not by Blampied
Internal illustrations: Title page, from the endpapers of The Jolly ABC; Contents page 1, from the endpapers of The Jolly ABC; Contents page 2, from the endpapers of The Jolly ABC; page 11, illustration from Blam's Book of Fun; pages 13-27, 129-143 and 147-159 text and illustrations from Two Little Scamps and a Puppy; pages 52-55 and 178-181, text and illustrations from At the Farm; pages 183-194, 208-219, 242-251 and 260-273 text and illustrations from Terry and Starshine.
Price: 5 shillings
Printing history: 8th Year
Printed by: Printed in Great Britain at the Press of the Publishers
Cover of book, NOT by Blampied (click to enlarge)
Notes: This Annual reproduced the text and illustrations, including the internal colour plates, of Two Little Scamps and a Puppy and Terry and Starshine.