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. There are no colour illustrations by Blampied in this edition, only line drawings and the lovely cover.
Bibliography code: NEL-21.5
Publisher: Thomas Nelson and Sons
Series: The Chummy Book
Binding: printed boards backed with printed cloth, plain rear cover
Size: 261 x 205 mm
Cover: signed Blam [Edmund Blampied]
Dust jacket: not seen, but probably had one
Internal illustrations: line drawings on pages 35, 41, 51, 70-71, 102, 107, 125, 137, 143, 172, 179 and 285 from Blam's Book of Fun.
Source of illustration: Original cover and Blam's Book of Fun.
Price: 5 shillings
Printing history: 9th Year
Printed by: Printed in Great Britain at the Press of the Publishers
Cover of book by Blampied (click to enlarge)
Notes: This Annual reproduced 12 line drawings from Blam's Book of Fun.