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by W.E. Johns

Illustrated by Leslie Stead

Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 1st. 1957

Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper. 1st edition variant. Red boards, gilt title to spine with Knight logo to base. Colour plates.

Spine and corners bumped. Old tape mark to endpapers and wrapper flaps where wrapper was stuck down to pastedowns. Light browning to textblock. Evidence of removal of a label to front free-endpaper. School library stamp to title-page (neat), no other library markings. Wrapper is slightly worn at edges with printed price of 60p to front flap.

Stock no. 1324163

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  • In which Biggles, Ginger, Algy and Bertie, Air Detectives, take on a job in the Indian Ocean. They are to investigate a complaint of "armed robbery on the high seas." but Biggles soon realises that piracy is not the only thing they are up against.

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