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THE BIGGLES BOOK OF TREASURE HUNTING
Written by W.E. Johns. Illustrated by William Randell.
Stock no. 1405053
Published by Max Parrish. 1st 1962. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Genuine adventure supported by historical fact. Red boards, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations. 144 pages. Slight bumping to bottom of spine. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Endpapers very lightly browned. Contents excellent. Dustwrapper is edgeworn with a few small edge tears, some of which have been mended with magic tape. Spine and top of rear panel is lightly browned. Bottom of rear panel is creased.
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THE BIGGLES BOOK OF HEROES
Written by W.E. Johns. Illustrated by William Randell.
Stock no. 1405052
Published by Max Parrish & Co. 1st 1959. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Green boards, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations. 156 pages. Slight bump to top of spine. Light browning to endpapers. Some foxing mostly to prelims and page edges. Dustwrapper is edgeworn. Spine is faded. Panels are browned and a bit grubby. Browning and some foxing to verso.
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THE BIGGLES OMNIBUS
Written by W.E. Johns.
Stock no. 1405050
Published by Oxford University Press; Humphrey Milford. 1939. Slightly better than good condition.

Containing three Biggles stories: Biggles Flies East, Biggles Hits The Trail and Biggles & Co.. Brown pictorial cloth. A thick volume. Spine bumped, worn and scratched. Cloth is fraying at bottom. Corners bumped and worn. Cloth is split a little at corners and top of spine. Yellow crayon to vignette on front board. Green mark to board on verso. Boards are scuffed. Front joint badly cracked showing webbing beneath. Some hinges cracked. Small tear to one page. Small pieces missing from rear endpaper. Foxing throughout
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THE BIGGLES FLYING OMNIBUS
Written by W.E. Johns.
Stock no. 1405046
Published by Oxford University Press; Humphrey Milford. 1941. Almost very good condition.

Contains 'Biggles Flies North,...South,...West'. B/w illustrations. Blue cloth, vignette of biplanes on front cover. 255 pages. Spine bumped and darkened with small split in cloth at back. Corners bumped and rubbed. Foxing and a few small marks to covers. Rear joint cracked. Inscription in ink to top of front pastedown. Slight wrinkling to first few page edges. Some foxing and a few marks mostly to page edges. Text block edges are grubby.
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BIGGLES DOES SOME HOMEWORK
Written by W.E. Johns; Norman Wright; Jennifer Schofield. Illustrated by Andrew Skilleter.
Stock no. 1315608
Published by Norman Wright; Jennifer Schofield. 1st 1997. Nearly fine condition.

The final unfinished novel, never published before. On 21st June 1968 Captain W.E Johns sat down to continue writing his latest Biggles adventure, he was halfway through chapter 12 when tragically without warning he suffered a fatal heart attack. This is the first edition, limited to just 300 copies, of that unpublished novel. Appendix I includes some pages of notes found with the manuscript, Appendix II consists of a suggested chapter synopsis for the rest of the story. Appendix III adds a short passage of narrative that might possibly complete the book. The text of Biggles Does Some Homework and the notes in Appendix I are 100% genuine W.E.Johns material. The introduction and appendices II and III are by Wright and Schofield. Pictorial card wraps. B/w illustrations. Minimal rubbing to a couple of corners otherwise a fine copy. This is copy no. 44.
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BIGGLES AND THE LITTLE GREEN GOD
Written by W.E. Johns.
Stock no. 1315597
Published by Brockhampton Press. 1st 1969. Good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Blue boards with gilt title to spine. 179 pages. ISBN: 0340041943. Possibly ex-lib (but no labels or stamps). Spine and corners bumped. Damage to endpapers where the joints were once reinforced and the reinforcement has now been removed (not by us!). Removal of a label to front free-endpaper. Old tape marks to rear endpapers. Hinge between half-title and title-page is cracked. Textblock is grubby. Dustwrapper is edge worn and has a few small pieces of magic tape stuck on verso (they were holding a cover in place) and a couple of light stains to top and tail of spine (mostly visible on verso).
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BIGGLES AND THE BLUE MOON
Written by W.E. Johns.
Stock no. 1315595
Published by Brockhampton Press. 1st 1965. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Black boards, gilt title to spine, 181 pages plus 2 page book list. It isn't surprising that the known existence of a fabulous collection of pearls should set off a chain of bloodshed and crime. Spine and corners bumped, a few tiny dents to edges of front cover. Some slight pulling to front joint. Some pale foxing else contents clean. Price-cut wrapper is edge worn and a little grubby to rear panel, there are a few small pieces of magic tape stuck to verso of wrapper (they were holding a cover in place).
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TO OUTER SPACE
Written by W.E. Johns. Illustrated by Stead.
Stock no. 1505568
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 1st 1957. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Blue boards with black titles and vignette to front. 6 colour plates. Rex Clinton's 4th exciting space voyage. Base of spine bumped, also slightly faded with line of stronger fading to top and bottom edges. Light browning to endpapers. Foxing to text block and top margin of a few pages including prelims. All plates present. Dustwrapper is a little edge worn with chips to ends of folds. Spine a little faded, rear panel a touch grubby and front panel slightly rubbed.
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THE MAN WHO VANISHED INTO SPACE
Written by W.E. Johns.
Stock no. 1505567
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 1st 1963. Nearly fine condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Another adventure of the spacecraft Tavona in the Great Unknown. Blue boards, gilt title to spine and vignette to front. Just a little foxing to top edge of text block. Dustwrapper has been laminated on both sides. Underneath it is a little edge worn with a grubby rear panel. Spine very slightly faded, browned on verso.
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KINGS OF SPACE
Written by W.E. Johns. Illustrated by Stead.
Stock no. 1505566
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 1st 1954. Very good condition in a slightly better than good dustwrapper.

A Story of Interplanetary Exploration. Blue boards, black titles and vignette of flying saucer. Colour plates. Top and bottom edge of spine faded. Just a little foxing to page edges otherwise contents clean. Dustwrapper has been laminated on both sides, underneath it has some edge wear and a grubby rear panel.
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WORRALS DOWN UNDER
Written by W.E. Johns.
Stock no. 2119731
Published by Lutterworth Press. 1st 1948. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

When Worrals and her friend Frecks go to Australia to start up their own airline they expect a quiet and steady life. Instead they are met with high adventure. Blue cloth, black title to spine. Colour frontis. A few marks to cover edges. Foxing to outer page edges. Wrapper is edge-torn and chipped, with loss to top and tail of spine and corners; faded to spine.
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BIGGLES FLIES NORTH
Written by W.E. Johns. Illustrated by Will Narraway.
Stock no. 2119395
Published by Geoffrey Cumberlege; Oxford University Press. 1951. Very good condition in a fair dustwrapper.

Green cloth, redish brown title to spine. B/w illustrations. 256 pages. Foxing to spine. Bumping to corners. Foxing to endpapers and outer page edges. Wrapper is badly torn, with large pieces of loss; some damp marking and foxing.
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