Tintin – Les 7 Boules de Crystal – Hergé 1958


  • Author: Hergé
  • Publisher: Casterman, Belgium 1958
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Condition: Good
  • Size: 8vo
  • Attributes: Illustrated

First published in 1948, this is an early reprint 1958. Text in French. Board rubbed, faded, edges worn. Spine sunned, small tear at the tail of spine. Binding tight, interior clean with light toning and scattered foxing around the edges, unmarked. Good.

Seven explorers are home from Peru; among their trophies is the mummy of Rascar Capac, looted from an Inca tomb. One by one the explorers are struck by a mysterious illness, and beside each lie the fragments of a crystal ball. Tintin and Captain Haddock are soon involved. They learn of the ancient curse upon those who violate the Inca’s tomb. Then one night the mummy vanishes; later, Professor Calculus is kidnapped. Tintin, Snowy and Captain Haddock take up the chase in the first part of a remarkable South American adventure.

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