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Hawk Books facsimile editions (1989-1995)


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Hawk Books published a variety of facsimile editions of children's ephemeral fiction, in particular Dan Dare strips from The Eagle, and Rupert Bear annuals.

They started publishing the Skilton and Cassell Bunter books in facsimile format (hardback with copies of the original dust wrappers) circa 1990, having already published a selection of Billy Bunter comic strips from the Comet and Knockout, and collected the complete Herlock Sholmes stories written by Charles Hamilton under the pseudonym Peter Todd.

The first 4 volumes (published in 1991) sold at £7.50, the next 4 (published 1992) at £8.50, and the rest at £14.95. Hawk stopped the facsimile editions in 1995, allegedly due to a copyright dispute with Frank Richards' estate.

Scans of some of the original Hawk catalogues are available on the Friardale site in the ephemera section.

 

No.

Title

 

Author

Published (original date)

 

1

Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School

 

Frank Richards

1991 (September 1947)

2

Billy Bunterís Banknote

 

Frank Richards

1992 (October 1948)

3

Billy Bunterís Barring-Out

 

Frank Richards

1994 (October 1948)

4

Billy Bunter in Brazil

 

Frank Richards

1992 (March 1949)

Bessie Bunter of Cliff House School

 

Hilda Richards

1991 (1949)

5

Billy Bunterís Christmas Party

 

Frank Richards

1993 (October 1949)

6

Billy Bunterís Benefit

 

Frank Richards

1994 (March 1950)

7

Billy Bunter Among the Cannibals

 

Frank Richards

1995 (September 1950)

8

Billy Bunterís Postal Order

 

Frank Richards

1994 (May 1951)

9

Billy Bunter Butts In

 

Frank Richards

1993 (December 1951)

10

Billy Bunter and the Blue Mauritius

 

Frank Richards

1992 (March 1952)

11

Billy Bunterís Beanfeast

 

Frank Richards

1993 (November 1952)

13

Billy Bunterís First Case

 

Frank Richards

1994 (October 1953)

15

Bunter Does His Best

 

Frank Richards

1991 (September 1954)

16

Billy Bunterís Double

 

Frank Richards

1995 (March 1955)

20

Billy Bunterís Bolt

 

Frank Richards

1994 (March 1957)

21

Billy Bunter Afloat

 

Frank Richards

1992 (August 1957)

22

Billy Bunterís Bargain

 

Frank Richards

1995 (March 1958)

23

Billy Bunter the Hiker

 

Frank Richards

1994 (August 1958)

25

Bunter Comes For Christmas

 

Frank Richards

1994 (September 1959)

26

Bunter the Bad Lad

 

Frank Richards

1991 (March 1960)

30

Bunter the Ventriloquist

 

Frank Richards

1994 (October 1961)

31

Bunter the Caravanner

 

Frank Richards

1995 (March 1962)

32

Billy Bunterís Bodyguard

 

Frank Richards

1993 (September 1962)

Miscellaneous

The Big Fat Bunter Book

Mike Higgs (edited)

1989

The Complete Casebook of Herlock Sholmes

Norman Wright (introduction)

1989


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