Giles Annual, 1950, Collectors' Limited Edition Facsimile by Pedigree Books, Vintage

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Unusual gift, Giles 1950 Annual, Collectors' Limited Edition Facsimile by Pedigree Books.

In great condition, looks new. It comes with a hard cover and the Giles soft back book slides inside.
The book has many of the famous black and white cartoons in.

What a great gift for anyone that was born in 1950. A really nice keepsake.

Dimensions of book:

Length - 10 inch
Width - 8 inch

From 1943 through to his retirement in 1991, Carl Giles was, by and large, Express Newspaper’s greatest asset. Those who regularly read the Daily and Sunday Express during those years would often make a bee line straight for the Giles cartoon, deliberately prioritising it over the paper’s other news stories and features. According to one commentator, "His oblong space in the Express newspapers became a window into which the British public peered day after day to see themselves, reacting to history through more humorous, more tender and infinitely more sensitive eyes.”

Giles was considered indispensable and received a salary that was two or three times as much as that of the editor. At the height of his popularity, Giles was taken to lunch in London by the Chairman of Express Newspapers, Sir Max Aitken. As they walked through Berkeley Square, Sir Max asked Giles how he was getting home. ‘By the train,’ said the cartoonist. He then walked the cartoonist into Jack Barclay’s, then the pre-eminent London dealer in Bentleys and Rolls-Royces. Knowing Giles’s affection for motorcars, he asked him which car was his own favourite. Giles immediately pointed out a Bentley Continental. Sir Max then said “Give me your return ticket to Ipswich?.” He did. “Right. I’ll keep this and you go home in that” and he did.

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The item will be very well wrapped and packed to ensure that it gets to you safely.

Please note that were possible I do try and recycle my packaging. Please note that if the piece comes in its original presentation box and/or certificate, I will state this in the description.
Any props in the photograph are not included and dimensions are approximate.

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