BIGGLES IN BORNEO
by W.E. Johns
Illustrated by Stuart Tresilian
Published by Oxford University Press. 1st. 1943
Almost very good condition in a good dustwrapper. Green cloth. Palm tree, plane & aircraft carrier vignette to front. Title to spine. Colour frontis. 4 b/w illustrations. 185 pages.
Spine and corners bumped and rubbed. There is light damp(?) staining to the lower half of the spine and front cover - not particularly noticeable. Heavy foxing, mainly at first few and last few pages and also textblock. Some grubby fingermarks to page margins and some page corner tips creased. Dustwrapper is edge worn and torn with loss to spine ends and corners (tape repairs on verso). Rear panel of wrapper is grubby.
Stock no. 1322744
- Biggles sets up a secret air base in the heart of Borneo, and then proceeds to reek havoc on the unsuspecting Japanese stationed in the vicinity.
- Highlights of their tour of destruction include shooting down the odd plane (and having a very good go at the odd aircraft carrier), rescuing a few prisoners (and then rescuing a lot more by raiding the camp), and using a few elephants to destroy a convoy and a barge-load of rubber.