George E. Rochester
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Green cloth with black title to spine. 4 b/w plates, including frontis. It was towards the middle of the afternoon that two aeroplanes flying wing-tip to wing-tip, headed eastwards towards the bleak moors on which Bleakmoor Prison was situated. The two pilots had planned an amazing escape of one of the prisoners... Light bumping to spine and corners. Some browning to top and tail of spine and cover edges. Foxing to endpapers, outer page edges and some page margins. Page edge browning. Ink smudges to a couple of pages of prelims. Wrapper is price-cut with edge-tears and chips; loss to top of spine and a couple of corners; faded to spine. Wrapper also has some grubby marks.
THE FLYING BEETLE
Written by George E. Rochester. Illustrated by Stanley Orton Bradshaw.
Stock no. 2132014
Published by John Hamilton Ltd.. Circa 1935. Almost very good condition in a good dustwrapper.
Blue boards, black title to spine. 4 B/w plates, including frontis. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Uneven fading/mottling to covers. Some foxing throughout; heaviest to prelims and outer page edges. Wrapper is creased with some large tears and chips; loss to bottom corner of front panel, top and tail of spine; other smaller loss along edges.
Orange/red cloth with black title to spine. Another adventure with the character Scotty of The Secret Squadron. A few bumps to corners. Light fading to spine. Foxing to outer page edges. Also small stain to outer page edges, spreading to some page margins, especially to rear of book. Wrapper is edge-creased with some tears and chips; small amounts of loss.
Orange/brown boards, black title label to spine. 4 b/w illustrations including frontis. Part of The Ace Series. Spine browned, boards grubby. Text block browned. Name & address in ink to front pastedown. Some foxing present. All plates correct.
The "Ace" Series, books of flying adventures. Light green cloth boards, black title to spine. 4 b/w plates including frontis. Small nick to top and tail of spine. Spine cocked. Front board bowed. Contents browned. Hinge next to plate facing page 76 is pulled showing glue to edge of plate.
The "Ace" Series, books of Flying Adventures. Blue boards, black title to spine. 4 b/w plates including frontis. Early reprint. Vertical crease to spine. A few foxspots mainly to prelims, text block browned.
Beige cloth boards, black title to spine. 4 b/w illustrations including frontis. Spine browned and foxed. Name and adress in ink to front endpaper, written twice. Grubby marks to front endpaper. Text block browned. All plates present.
Green cloth boards with black title to spine. 4 b/w plates. 247 pages. Boards marked and bumped. Text block browned. Some foxing present mainly to endpapers and margins. All plates present.
The "Ace" Series. Blue boards, dark blue title to spine. 4 b/w plates including frontis. 0.5" split to top of spine affecting the title. Spine slightly cocked. Corners bumped. Small marks to front cover. Contents browned.
Red boards, black title to spine. B/w frontis. Spine is bumped with some fading. Page edge browning. A few margin marks. Wrapper is price-cut with tears and chips; piece MISSING along bottom of front panel; a few other smaller bits of loss.
Grey cloth, black title to spine. 216 pages. 4 b/w plates. Bumping to spine and corners. Covers are grubby/marked. Front endpaper has been REMOVED. Foxing. A reading copy.
Blue cloth, black title to spine. B/w frontis. Spine and a couple of cover edges are faded. Foxing to endpapers and outer page edges. Wrapper is creased with edge-tears and chips, but minimal loss; a few marks.