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GIMLET GOES AGAIN
Written by W.E. Johns.
Stock no. 1327813
Published by Youth Book Club Ltd.. Circa 1950. Good condition.

Blue boards, gilt title to spine. Colour frontis, b/w illustrations. 185 pages. A grubby and well worn copy. Spine is browned. Foxing and marks to contents. Front joint cracked.

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BIGGLES GOES HOME
Written by W.E. Johns. Illustrated by Stead.
Stock no. 1827898
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 1st 1960. Almost very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Red boards, black title to spine. Black vignette on front cover - Biggles in a parachute. Colour frontis, b/w chapter headers. 160 pages. Sunlight on title to dustwrapper spine has imprinted title on to spine of book (faint). Neat name in ink to front endpaper, Some minor rust marks to front flap of dustwrapper and endapers. Text block lightly browned and foxed. Damp staining to edge of prelims and rear endpaper (light). Contents otherwise clean. Pictorial dustwrapper is grubby, rubbed at corners, repaired with clear tape to verso, damp stain to verso (not visible to front). Sounds worse than it is.

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BIGGLES AND THE POOR RICH BOY
Written by W.E. Johns. Illustrated by Leslie Stead.
Stock no. 1327433
Published by The Children's Book Club. Circa 1961. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

Pale blue boards. Dark titles to spine. B/w illustrations. 182 pages. Spine and corners bumped. Light browning to spine. Foxing to textblock and endpapers. Dustwrapper is foxed on verso and edge worn/chipped with slight loss. Rear panel is grubby and foxed.

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THE CORAL ISLAND: A TALE OF THE PACIFIC OCEAN
Written by R.M. Ballantyne. Illustrated by Ethel Larcombe; Harold Copping.
Stock no. 1327304
Published by Blackie & Son Ltd.. Circa 1911. Very good condition.

Blackie's Crown Library series. Blue decorated cloth (Ethel Larcombe binding). B/w frontis by Copping. 262 pages plus publication list to rear. Spine and corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Prize plate to front free-endpaper. Foxing to prelims, last few pages and text block (affecting some page margins) else contents clean.

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THE BUMPER BIGGLES BOOK
Written by W.E. Johns.
Stock no. 1327272
Published by Chancellor Press. 1984. Almost very good condition.

Glazed pictorial boards. Five adventures of the intrepid aviator! Contains Biggles Pioneer Air Fighter; Biggles Flies South; Biggles in the Orient; Biggles Defies The Swastika; and Biggles In The Jungle. ISBN: 0907486320. Spine bumped with small split at top, Pale page browning else contents clean.

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GIMLET LENDS A HAND
Written by W.E. Johns. Illustrated by Leslie Stead.
Stock no. 1327270
Published by Brockhampton Press. 1st 1949. Very good condition.

A "King of the Commandos" adventure. Blue cloth, silver titles. B/w pictures. 4 b/w plates. 189 pages. Spine and corners bumped and slightly rubbed. Small mark to rear cover. Some pencil writing to front free-endpaper. Foxing to textblock and some margin marks.

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BIGGLES IN THE ORIENT
Written by W.E. Johns. Illustrated by Stead.
Stock no. 1327268
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 1949. Very good condition in a fair dustwrapper.

Light blue boards, silver title on front cover and spine. Colour frontis plus b/w plates. 180 Pages. Third impression. Spine and corners slightly bumped. Some slight fading to cover edges and spine. Endpapers browned, foxing to textblock and page margins. Dustwrapper is worn and grubby with old tape marks (tape no longer present). Some loss to both flaps.

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BIGGLES AND THE BLACK PERIL
Written by W.E. Johns.
Stock no. 1327206
Published by Dean & Son Ltd.. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Blue boards. 184 pages. 7.5 x 5". Spine slightly bumped. Contents browned but clean. Dustwrapper is rubbed at edges and foxed on verso.

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BIGGLES OF THE CAMEL SQUADRON
Written by W.E. Johns.
Stock no. 1327193
Published by Dean & Son Ltd.. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Red boards, black title to spine. 182 pages. Slight bumping to spine and corners. Browning to contents which are otherwise clean. Dustwrapper is edge worn and slightly creased, small tear to lower corner of front panel and slight foxing on verso.

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BIGGLES HITS THE TRAIL
Written by W.E. Johns. Illustrated by Alfred Sindall.
Stock no. 1327192
Published by Oxford University Press; Geoffrey Cumberlege. 1951. Good condition.

Green cloth, dark red/brown title to spine. B/w illustrations. 256 pages. Spine and corners bumped and worn. Covers slightly grubby. Writing to front free-endpaper (and some blotted out with black crayon). Top 1" of front joint is cracked. Foxing to contents.

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BIGGLES MAKES ENDS MEET
Written by W.E. Johns. Illustrated by Leslie Stead.
Stock no. 1326899
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 1st 1957. Almost very good condition.

Red boards, black titles and vignette. Colour plates. Spine and corners bumped. Some light markings to covers. Inscription in ink to front free-endpaper. Foxing to textblock and page margins. Title list before title-page has some underlining to it.

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THE FIRST BIGGLES OMNIBUS
Written by W.E. Johns. Illustrated by Stead.
Stock no. 1326688
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 1st thus 1953. Very good condition in a fair dustwrapper.

Contains 4 full-length stories: Biggles Sweeps The Desert, Biggles In The Orient, Biggles Delivers The Goods and Biggles Fails To Return. Red boards, black titles. B/w illustrations. 640 pages. Spine and corners bumped. Endpapers partly browned. Dustwrapper is well worn, creased and torn. Substantial surface paper loss to spine.

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