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GIMLET BORES IN
Written by W.E. Johns. Illustrated by Leslie Stead.
Stock no. 1324288
Published by Brockhampton Press. 1st 1950. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

Blue cloth with black titles. 4 b/w plates plus text illustrations. Spine and corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Foxing, mainly to endpapers and page margins. Dustwrapper is worn and creased with a couple of tape repairs on verso. Rear panel of wrapper is grubby.

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GIMLET OFF THE MAP
Written by W.E. Johns. Illustrated by Leslie Stead.
Stock no. 1324287
Published by Brockhampton Press Ltd.. 1st 1951. Almost very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

Grey boards, black titles. 4 b/w plates. 191 pages. Spine is foxed and browned. Light foxing to page margins and textblock. Dustwrapper is worn and torn with 1" loss at base of spine, rear panel is slightly grubby and there is foxing on verso.

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GIMLET LENDS A HAND
Written by W.E. Johns. Illustrated by Leslie Stead.
Stock no. 1324286
Published by Brockhampton Press. 1st 1949. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

A "King of the Commandos" adventure. Blue cloth, black titles. B/w pictures. 4 b/w plates. 189 pages. Spine and corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Textblock is slightly foxed and top edges is dusty. Dustwrapper is creased with tears, tears have been repaired on verso.

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THE MECCANO MAGAZINE 1961-1981 (THE HORNBY COMPANION SERIES)
Written by Joseph Manduca.
Stock no. 1824569
Published by New Cavendish Books. 1st 1987. Nearly fine condition in a very good dustwrapper.

seventh volume of the Hornby Companion series, dealing with the history, images and content of The Meccano Magazine. The Meccano Magazine was one of the greatest boys' magazines of its kind and a vivid reminder of Britain's engineering achievements. Large oblong format. Light grey cloth boards, gilt titles. Colour illustrations. ISBN: 0904568377. Text block has a few minor grubby marks. Contents clean. Blue pictorial dustwrapper has a 1.5% closed tear to lower edge of front panel, small closed tear to either side of top of spine.

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GIMLET'S ORIENTAL QUEST
Written by W.E. Johns. Illustrated by Leslie Stead.
Stock no. 1324285
Published by Brockhampton Press. 1st 1948. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

A 'King of the Commandos' Adventure. A desperate treasure hunt in siamese jungle, which began harmlessly enough as a fishing holiday in the Highlands of Scotland. Gimlet and 'Cub' Peters lead an expedition to vindicate a dead man's faith. Green cloth, colour frontis. 8 b/w illustrations. Spine slightly bumped. Name and date in ink to front free-endpaper. No.20 written in ink to front pastedown. Light page browning else contents clean. Dustwrapper is edge worn but no loss, price printed on front flap has been crossed out.

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KING OF THE COMMANDOS
Written by W.E. Johns. Illustrated by Stead.
Stock no. 1324284
Published by University of London Press Ltd.. 1st 1943. Almost very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

A story of Combined Operations. Red cloth, black titles and vignette to front cover. Colour frontispiece, 10 other b/w illustrations. 7.5 x 5". 192 pages. Hinge between frontis and title-page is cracked causing frontis to be detached at lower half. Name in blue biro to front pastedown. Light foxing to textblock. Last page is almost detached (hanging on by a whisker) and the margins of this page and the facing pages have been browned where there was old tape holding it in place (tape now gone). Dustwrapper is worn, torn and creased at edges with some loss and tape/paper repairs on verso. Rear panel is a little grubby.

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GIMLET COMES HOME
Written by W.E. Johns.
Stock no. 1324283
Published by University of London Press Ltd.. 1st 1946. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Light brown cloth, black titles and vignette of stag to front. Colour frontis plus b/w illustrations. 186 pages. Spine and corners bumped. Name and address in ink to front free-endpaper. Light foxing to endpapers and textblock. Dustwrapper is a little edge worn, small piece has been torn from top edge of rear panel and neatly reinserted with tape on verso.

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GIMLET MOPS UP
Written by W.E. Johns.
Stock no. 1324281
Published by Brockhampton Press. 1sy 1947. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

Cream cloth, brown titles and vignette to front cover. Colour frontis plus green and black full-page illustrations. 185 pages. 7.25 x 4.75". Spine and corners bumped. Cover edges very slightly grubby. Inscription in ink and name in ink to front free-endpaper. Endpapers browned. Top edge of textblock is dusty. Dustwrapper is chipped and torn with small sections of loss.

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WILLIAM THE BAD
Written by Richmal Crompton. Illustrated by Thomas Henry.
Stock no. 1324280
Published by George Newnes Limited. 1963. Almost very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Red boards, black title label to spine and vignette to front cover. 188 pages. Abridged edition. Spine and corners bumped. Some foxing/spotting to endpapers and textblock. Ink stamp (spelling Superman) to lower margins of about 20 pages (30-50) else contents clean. Dustwrapper is edge worn and creased with minimal loss.

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STILL WILLIAM
Written by Richmal Crompton. Illustrated by Thomas Henry.
Stock no. 1324279
Published by George Newnes Limited. 1946. Very good condition.

Red cloth with black title to spine. B/w illustrations. 252 pages. Spine very slightly bumped. Light black speckles in the red cloth (binding error?). Some page corner tips creased. Price-cut wrapper is edge worn, torn and cresed. Some fading to spine and a couple of small spots to rear panel. Contents clean.

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BIGGLES FORMS A SYNDICATE
Written by W.E. Johns. Illustrated by Stead.
Stock no. 1324266
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 1st 1961. Good condition in a good dustwrapper.

Biggles finds himself at 'Hells Gates'. Red boards, black title to spine, small vignette to front board. Colour frontis, b/w text illustrations. Ex-lib. Spine and corners bumped. Damp stain to lower edges of covers. Removal of labels to prelims. Small booksellers sticker to front pastedown. Girls school ink stamp to title page (crossed out) and a library number to lower margin of same page. Some spotting to edge of textblock. Price-cut wrapper is edge rubbed with damp stains at lower edges.

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BIGGLES OF THE INTERPOL
Written by W.E. Johns. Illustrated by Leslie Stead.
Stock no. 1324265
Published by Brockhampton Press Ltd.. 1st 1957. Very good condition.

Red embossed scottie dog design with black title and scottie dogs to spine. 6 colour plates. 181 pages. Covers slightly grubby and spine slightly darkened. Inscription in ink to front free-endpaper. Foxing to endpapers and textblock.

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