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by W.E. Johns

Illustrated by Leslie Stead

Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 1st. 1949

Almost very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper. Black boards, silver titles and vignette. 8 blue & white full page illustrations, other b/w illustrations. 191 pages.

White marks to covers. Bumping to spine. Foxing to endpapers, outer page edges and some page margins. Wrapper is creased with edge-tears and chips; a little loss; some grubby marks.

Stock no. 2139796


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  • Biggles is visited by 'Jumbo' Grimes, whose son used to serve in his old squadron in the Western Desert. 'Jumbo' gives information which leads Biggles to conclude that Jumbo empoyers have discovered the Starry Crown, a ship which contains a horde of gold.
  • Leaving Algy and Bertie on the Falkland Islands as their South Atlantic base, Biggles, Ginger and Grimes Senior and Junior make a risky landing in the Antarctic, and so the adventure begins.

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