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BIGGLES OF THE CAMEL SQUADRON

by W.E. Johns

Illustrated by Andrew Skilleter; Howard Leigh

Published by Norman Wright. 1st thus. 2011

Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper. Black boards, gilt title to spine. Colour frontis. Originally these stories were serialised in Modern Boy between 15th of July and 7th October 1933. The first 13 stories in this edition follows that of the John Hamilton editions, with some spelling corrections. As a bonus story, the R.F.C. adventure 'The Ace of Spades' is also included in this collection. The Colour frontis and 4 half-tone illustrations from the John Hamilton editions have also been included. B/w illustrations originally printed in Modern Boy have also been included where possible. Limited to 300 overall copies, this edition is further Limited to 50 copies and includes a hand drawn and coloured illustration to front endpaper by Skilleter.

SIGNED by Illustrator (Skilleter) and Publisher (Wright) to title page. This is Copy No. 16. Hand drawn and coloured illustration to front endpaper is protected by loose tissue-guard; illustration is lovely and bright! Colour frontis is browned. Wrapper also has some light browning. This copy would make a wonderful gift.

Stock no. 2138308

 

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