BIGGLES AND THE BLACK PERIL
by W.E. Johns
Published by Dean & Son Ltd..
Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper. Blue boards. 184 pages. 7.5 x 5".
Bumping to base of spine, corners and a couple of cover edges. Dark stain to very edge of about 10 pages. Rest of contents clean but browned with some foxing. Dustwrapper is edge worn with some tears and chipping. Rear panel grubby. Foxing to flaps and verso.
Stock no. 1504756
- Set in East Anglia, U.K. and Eastern Europe with the bases of the story being a Russian invasion using Flying Planes. Biggles and Algy stumble into the fray following a forced landing in East Anglia. When their attempts to pass the issue to the local constabulary fail they organize a reconnaissance flight into Russia and a closer than anticipated inspection of the Seaplane HQ. The book marks the introduction of Ginger, and his quick thinking saves the troupe on a series of occasions, enabling them to thwart the plan and have most of the aeroplanes destroyed.
- Original titled The Black Peril when published in 1935 by John Hamilton the book was re-titled Biggles and the Black Peril when re-issued by Thames and Dean with some minor amendments to the text to make it more appealing to the target audience.