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Part of the Stella & Rose's Books family


by W.E. Johns; William Earle

Published by John Hamilton Ltd..

Slightly better than good condition. Blue cloth, gilt title to spine. Colour frontis. B/w illustrations. William Earle was Johns' pseudonym. The first published Biggles book. 220 pages. No catalogue to rear.

Spine and corners bumped and a little worn. Spine is very faded. Fading to edges of front board. Large white mark to rear board (possibly damp). Some marks to boards. Front board is bowed. Brown mark to rear pastedown (damp?). Foxing to endpapers, prelims and page edges. Some fingering to margins. Contained in a photocopy dustwrapper.

Stock no. 1405389

Price £400.00

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  • The first edition of this book can be hard to identify because it is undated. It is bound in black and has a crest about one third of the way up the spine There is no catalogue at the rear and no other titles by W.E. Johns are mentioned in the preliminary pages. The early editions contain no colour frontispiece but have 17 black and white illustrations by Johns. There is also a distinctive error in the text which occurs in the first three editions, on Page 224 of the story "THE FOG!". The code number of the spy is given incorrectly as "2792" when it should be "2742"

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