HERGÉ [Georges REMI] (author and illustrator). The Adventures of Tintin and the Picaros. London; Methuen Children's Books. 1976.
Small folio. Original laminated pictorial boards, blue pictorial endpapers; pp. [ii] + 62; illustrated throughout in colour in comic strip format; a fine, uninscribed copy with only one tiny bruise to top forecorner of lower cover.
First UK edition. This title was first serialised, in French, in the magazine Tintin between September 1975 and April 1976 and then collected in book form by Casterman later that year. Its theme reflects Hergé's interest at the time in South American revolutionaries, especially those in Cuba, as Tintin and Snowy travel to the fictional South American country of San Theodorus to rescue their old friend Bianca Castafiore. In the process they hook up with their previous collaborator General Alcazar. Bianca is imprisoned by the strong-arm government of General Tapioca and our heroes engage in rebel politics to set her free.