Joey and the Magic Eye

By Robert Martin (Reginald Alec Martin)
First Published 1956 by Nelson
Illustrated by T R Freeman
tatty dustwrapper. Click to open up and enlarge
When Joey was given a rather splendid camera with plenty of films, he naturally took photographs of everyone he knew; and after that he began to take photographs of the places he knew. Now, in one of those places, at the moment when he photographed it, there happened to be someone he didn't know but whom the police knew very well indeed, and that someone didn't at all care for the idea of Joey's photograph being in circulation. So . . .
Book first published at 2/6.

Red boards; black lettering on spine and front board; The Joey books logo front board lower right; 119pp; b/w frontis and 8 full page illustrations.

The dustwrapper is the first of the series to be pictorial on the back as well as on the front and spine. In this case, as can be seen in the 'enlarged' picture, there are five photographs taken in London, purporting to be by young Joey himself.

Reprinted ?:
Our copies are dated as first - yet list books up to Joey and the Square of Gold which was first published in 1957, so they are either reprints - or, more likely, the publisher prelisted the book next to be published.
On my copy: The dustwrapper is price-clipped with no price showing.It has a presentation label dated January 1959 affixed to the inside front board.

On Mike's copy the dustwrapper has the printed price 2/6.

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