Hi everyone, great thread. I purchased (or rather my father) a Charles Frank Junior Astronomical Telescope in the early 1960's. It was basically, if I remember correctly, a long focal length 40mm refractor, with a simple objective glued into the end of a cardboard tube ! It had a fixed magnification of around 30x and provided good views of the moon but little else. This was all for the extortionate price of £4.19s.6d in old money. However, I too received a complimentary copy of the holy bible, ie, Charles Franks Book of the Telescope. I concur with others that this was a great little, almost iconic, publication. Unfortunately, only a few years later, I lent my copy to a school friend, another budding astronomer, and sadly that was the last I saw of it. However, about 10 years ago I managed to secure a replacement in good condition. Thus no real harm done, just be careful who you lend your copy to, "beware astronomers bearing gifts" ! Clear Skies, Chris.