HERGÉ [Georges REMI] (author and illustrator). Flight 714. The Adventures of Tintin. London; Methuen & Co. Ltd. 1968.
Small folio. Original laminated pictorial black boards, light blue pictorial endpapers; pp. [ii] + 62; illustrated throughout in colour in comic strip format; an uncommonly fresh copy of a vulnerable book with no peeling to spine laminate and only one small bruise to lower forecorner of upper board; priced 10s 6d to lower cover; internally fine, without inscription; an elusive title.
First UK edition. This, the twenty-second title in the series of adventures of Tintin, is unusual in that it has more science fiction overtones than most of the books and deals with the paranormal. It was first serialised in Le Journal de Tintin from September 1966 and published in book form by Casterman two years later when an event organised to celebrate its issue coincided with large-scale student unrest in the city. The UK edition appeared in this same year with some interesting changes including the relocation of Krollspell's medical clinic from New Delhi to Cairo.