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DOCTOR VANE ANSWERS THE CALL
Written by W.E. Johns.
Stock no. 1505630
Published by Latimer House Limited. 1st 1950. Very good condition in a fair dustwrapper.

Brilliant criminologist, Dr. Vane was not averse to using criminal methods to foil the enemies of his country... Blue cloth, black title to spine. 205 pages. Tiny bump to base of spine. Fading to top edges of covers/spine and bottom edge of spine. A few light marks to covers (splash marks?). Name in ink to front endpaper. Foxing and browning to endpapers. Just a few fox spots and an odd mark to contents. Dustwrapper has been laminated on both sides and underneath the edges, spine and half the panels have been covered in tape, now yellowed. Some small patches of surface paper damage to panels and spine.
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NO MOTIVE FOR MURDER
Written by W.E. Johns.
Stock no. 1505624
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 1st 1958. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Dark pink boards, gilt title and vignette to spine. 190 pages. A murder novel. Minimal bumping to spine. A couple of tiny black spots to covers. Yellowed tape marks to both sets of endpapers. A few words/numbers erased from front pastedown. Faint lines of browning to half-title and title page from tape which left marks on front endpapers. Contents otherwise clean. Dustwrapper is slightly edge worn and chipped, small tear at top of spine had been repaired with tape on verso, tape no longer present. Spine possibly slightly faded.
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GIMLET LENDS A HAND
Written by W.E. Johns. Illustrated by Leslie Stead.
Stock no. 1607946
Published by Brockhampton Press. 1st 1949. Almost very good condition.

A "King of the Commandos" adventure. Blue cloth, black titles. B/w pictures. 4 b/w plates. 189 pages. Covers are scuffed with a little surface wear and fading to spine. Marks to a couple of pages but contents generally clean.
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WORRALS GOES EAST
Written by W.E. Johns. Illustrated by Stead.
Stock no. 1505588
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 1st 1944. Slightly better than good condition in a good dustwrapper.

Blue cloth. Colour frontis. 8 b/w illustrations. Light bumping to spine and lower corners. A few small white marks to covers (damp?) mostly in spine area. Spine slightly faded. Ink inscription to front pastedown. Foxing, mainly to text block. Frontis has pink vertical line, (printing error?). Price-cut dustwrapper is edge worn and creased with some small pieces of loss from spine, ends of folds and top corner of front panel. Clear tape stuck to top of spine and in various places on verso to strengthen/repair. Spine browned, rear panel slightly grubby.
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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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DESERT ADVENTURES
Written by W.E. Johns. Illustrated by Andrew Skilleter.
Stock no. 1315603
Published by Norman Wright. 1st 2001. Nearly fine condition.

Comprising "Desert Night" and "The Raid", two yarns unavailable since the 1930's. Limited to 300 numbered copies. Pictorial card wraps. B/w frontis. Tiny nick to top of spine and minimal rubbing to corners. This is copy no. 206.
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AIR TRAINING CORPS GAZETTE VOL. II No. 1 JANUARY 1942
Written by W.E. Johns; et al.
Stock no. 2119958
Published by The Air League Of The British Empire. 1942. Very good condition.

Magazine with article 'Handsome Is As Handsome Does' by W.E. Johns. Paperwraps. B/w photos. Staples have rusted. Some page browning.
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AIR TRAINING CORPS GAZETTE VOL. II No. 2 FEBRUARY 1942
Written by W.E. Johns; et al.
Stock no. 2119957
Published by The Air League Of The British Empire. 1942. Fair condition.

Magazine with article 'The Officer's Men' by W.E. Johns. Paperwraps. B/w photos. Covers detached and torn nearly in two - one piece of tape to top. Contents are still very good.
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AIR TRAINING CORPS GAZETTE VOL. II No. 5 MAY 1942
Written by W.E. Johns; et al.
Stock no. 2119956
Published by The Air League Of The British Empire. 1942. Almost very good condition.

Magazine with article 'Gliding Grows Up' by W.E. Johns. Paperwraps. B/w photos. Small tear and chipping to top of spine. Some creasing and browning.
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AIR TRAINING CORPS GAZETTE VOL. II No. 6 JUNE 1942
Written by W.E. Johns; et al.
Stock no. 2119955
Published by The Air League Of The British Empire. 1942. Almost very good condition.

Magazine with article 'A Tradition Worth Maintaining' by W.E. Johns. Paperwraps. B/w photos. Bottom corner of front cover is torn off and missing. Spine has split. Some creasing and browning.
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AIR TRAINING CORPS GAZETTE VOL. II No. 6 JUNE 1942
Written by W.E. Johns; et al.
Stock no. 2119953
Published by The Air League Of The British Empire. 1942. Good condition.

Magazine with article 'A Tradition Worth Maintaining' by W.E. Johns. Paperwraps. B/w photos. Front cover has large tear and cover is nearly torn in two at top of spine. Some creasing and foxing. Contents are generally very good.
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