The book contains comic strips and text stories as well as other Dalek-related articles including the famous "Anatomy of a Dalek". This example here is not perfect, but it is a lovely example with a bit of general wear. Externally amazingly only the rear cover has slight crinkling to the laminate - something that affects both covers of most surviving examples - and the corners are very slightly bumped.There is also very slight warping to the cover boards resulting in the covers not sitting 100% perfectly squarely with each other (sounds worse than it is). There is a very small bump on the upper edge of the front cover board, above the "L" in "DALEK".
The spine is complete, intact and in pretty good condition with a little wear. Overall there is really just general age-related wear to the exterior, but it is far better than many examples of this book that come up for sale. There are no inscriptions and no grafitti or other unwanted marks. The book has been read but has not been abused. Many pages have a degree of wear and foxing due to the chemicals in the cheap paper used (not much can be done to prevent this).
Page edges have yellowed with age (again difficult to prevent). The binding is pretty good apart from the top 3cm or so (see picture 8) where it is starting to split, but there are no loose pages or missing pages.
So definitely it is a previously enjoyed annual, but it is certainly not falling apart. It has its minor faults, but it is still a lovely intact example of a very desirable book. Limited to twelve photos, I have tried to produce a fair representation of the condition.
Please study the photos very carefully in case I have missed something. The photos form part of the description. Would make an excellent gift for a Doctor Who fan!
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Do have a look at my other items. Always plenty of Doctor Who items for sale! Good luck and happy eBaying! The item "Doctor Who The Dalek Book (pub 1964) EXCELLENT CONDITION!Free UK postage" is in sale since Thursday, December 20, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectables\Science Fiction Collectables\Doctor Who Collectables\Books". The seller is "cosmosis_collectables" and is located in Rugby, Warwickshire.
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