Tintin Le Tresor de Rackham le Rouge – Hergé 1947


  • Author: Hergé
  • Publisher: Casterman, Belgium 1947
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Condition: Good
  • Size: 4to
  • Attributes: Illustrated

Early reprint, ca 1958. Text in French. Board rubbed, faded, edges worn. Spine missing, showing thread and tape removal around the hinge. Binding slightly loose, pages still holding. Interior clean with light toning around the edges, unmarked. Fair to Good.

Red Rackham’s Treasure (French: Le Trésor de Rackham le Rouge) is the twelfth volume of The Adventures of Tintin, the comics series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. The story was serialised daily in Le Soir, Belgium’s leading francophone newspaper, from February to September 1943 amidst the German occupation of Belgium during World War II. Completing an arc begun in The Secret of the Unicorn, the story tells of young reporter Tintin and his friend Captain Haddock as they launch an expedition to the Caribbean to locate the treasure of the pirate Red Rackham.

Red Rackham’s Treasure was a commercial success and was published in book form by Casterman the year following its conclusion. Hergé continued The Adventures of Tintin with The Seven Crystal Balls, while the series itself became a defining part of the Franco-Belgian comics tradition. Red Rackham’s Treasure has been cited as one of the most important instalments in the series for marking the first appearance of eccentric scientist Cuthbert Calculus, who subsequently became a core character.

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