HERGÉ [Georges REMI] (author and illustrator). Red Rackham's Treasure. The Adventures of Tintin. London; Methuen & Co. Ltd. 1959.
Small folio. Original red cloth-backed pictorial boards, pictorial blue endpapers; pp. [ii] + 62; illustrated throughout in bold comic strip format in full colour; a clean and attractive copy with mild overall dusting, some surface scuffing to spine, rubbing to joints, abrasions to spine ends, and light shelf-wear to edges and corners, internally very good and clean throughout with a small, neat, previous owner's name to front free endpaper.
First UK edition, priced 8s 6d to lower cover. First serialised in Le Soir, Belgium's foremost francophone newspaper at the time, between February and September 1943 during the German occupation of the country during World War II, it first appeared in book form in French, published by Casterman, in the following year. It completes the arc of a story first begun in The Secret of the Unicorn and is important in its own right for introducing the figure of Professor Calculus, who was to become a core character throughout the remainder of the series.