BIGGLES CUTS IT FINE
by W.E. Johns
Illustrated by Studio Stead
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 1st. 1954
Almost very good condition in a slightly better than good dustwrapper. Red boards with black titles. 6 colour plates. 159 pages. 7.5 x 5".
Bumping to spine and board edges. Spine is faded. Mottled appearance to rear cover. Small address label and small booksellers label to front pastedown. Endpapers browned. Foxing to endpapers and page margins. Edge of one plate a little ragged. Price-cut dustwrapper is edge worn with some tears and a little loss to top of spine. Small tear and hole to middle of spine. Browned tape to top and bottom of spine. Wrapper is foxed and grubby.
Stock no. 1405458
- The islands in the South Indian Ocean are some of the lonliest in the world, uninhabited, desolate and until recently utterly worthless. Those in authority knew why they might suddenly have become valuable but that was all.
- That was why Biggles and Co. were sent on a roving commission to the South Indian Ocean with the task of searching the islands to see, as Biggles put it, " if any unwelcome tenants had taken up residence."
- The discovery of certain trespassers on one particular island and of some rather curious 'treasure" turned this from a dull routine mission into a highly exciting adventure.