Tintin Noir Sur Blanc by Marcel Wilmet 1930 - 1942 Casterman
From the back cover is this description of the book.
"Tintin in Black on White describes in detail the genesis and characteristics of Tintin's first nine albums, published in black and white before the end of the Second World War. The book is intended both for Tintinologists, curious to discover the methods of publication of the first adventures, and for sophisticated collectors. It is for the latter's intention that Marcel Wilmet has added, in the form of technical data sheets, a detailed description of the various "official" editions and variants. It thus offers collectors of these legendary and often untraceable albums a long-awaited documentary source. It was put together thanks to the knowledge that arose from the author's personal passion tor Tintin's albums, especially the "black and white" ones. Knowledge enriched by consultation of numerous prestigious collections and by in- depth reading of the abundant letters exchanged between Herge and his publisher Casterman".
Published by Casterman in 2004. In French.
Book cover shows some shelf wear with some minor scratches.