This is the 1981 calendar, relating to the famous 1979 treasure hunt book (printed before the 1982 reprint) … that caused a sensation at the time of publication, and then a minor scandal as it was alleged that the treasure was found using insider information and metal detectors …
instead of solving the puzzle. The treasure – a gold hare -was later sold at auction by Sotheby’s for over £30,000 to an anonymous bidder. It was eventually displayed at the V&A in 2012.
For sale here – the last unopened copy- of the 1981 calendar here and 3 copies of the 1979 1st edition ( not the 1982 reprint) can be found here : Masquerade by Kit Williams UK HB 1st edition
Condition : 3 x New, unread copies available – in the original unused card envelopes – envelopes have very minor storage bumps – see photos- calendars are near mint.