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BIGGLES SETS A TRAP
Written by W.E. Johns. Illustrated by Stead.
Stock no. 1324109
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 1st 1962. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Biggles is on the trail of an extraordinary series of murders. History and excitement combine to make this a thrilling detective story. Red boards, black lettering. B/w illustrations. 159 pages. Spine slightly bumped. Front pastedown has become slightly unstuck from cover allowing the front board to slide back when the book is closed (hard to explain - see picture!). Contents bright and clean. Price-cut wrapper is slightly edge rubbed and scuffed with a small patch of surface paper damage to rear panel.

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BIGGLES IN MEXICO
Written by W.E. Johns. Illustrated by Leslie Stead.
Stock no. 1324108
Published by Brockhampton Press Ltd.. 1st 1959. Very good condition.

Blue boards, red title to spine. 6 colour plates. 184 pages. Spine bumped and slightly faded. Light foxing to endpapers and textblock. Dustwrapper is slightly worn to spine and corners, slightly browned to spine and slightly grubby to rear panel.

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BIGGLES IN AFRICA
Written by W.E. Johns. Illustrated by Howard Leigh; Alfred Sindall.
Stock no. 1324107
Published by Oxford University Press; Humphrey Milford. Circa 1938. Good condition.

Blue cloth, black titles and sketch of plane gliding over pyramids & palm trees. Colour frontis and 7 b/w illustrations. 256 pages. Pyramid edition. Spine and corners bumped. Covers foxed and slightly marked. Prize plate to front free-endpaper has been mostly removed. Heavy foxing throughout. Some hinges cracked but binding still tight.

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BIGGLES FLIES EAST
Written by W.E. Johns. Illustrated by Howard Leigh; Alfred Sindall.
Stock no. 1324106
Published by Oxford University Press; Humphrey Milford. Circa 1935. Fair condition.

Pyramid edition. Blue cloth, black titles. Vignette of bi-plane over pyramids on front cover and spine. Colour frontis. No b/w illustrations in this edition. Spine and corners bumped. Spine has split on rear edge at lower 2". Covers grubby. Inscription in ink to front free-endpaper. Foxing throughout. Some hinges cracked but binding still tight. Page between contents page and chapter 1 has been removed.

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BIGGLES GOES TO WAR
Written by W.E. Johns. Illustrated by Howard Leigh; Martin Tyas.
Stock no. 1324105
Published by Oxford University Press; Humphrey Milford. 1938. Almost very good condition.

Pyramid edition. Blue cloth, black titles & vignette of plane flying over pyramids to front. Colour frontis plus b/w illustrations. Spine and corners bumped, covers edge rubbed. Name in ink to front free-endpaper. Textblock is a little grubby and foxed. Some hinges cracked but binding still tight.

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BIGGLES AND THE BLACK RAIDER
Written by W.E. Johns. Illustrated by Stead.
Stock no. 1324104
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 1st 1953. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Red boards, black titles. Black vignette of aeroplane to front. 8 colour plates. Endpapers are maps. Spine slightly bumped. Mark to top edge of rear cover. Small spot to top edge of textblock. Dustwrapper is edge rubbed, is slightly grubby to rear panel and has a name written in ink to front flap.

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BIGGLES CUTS IT FINE
Written by W.E. Johns. Illustrated by Studio Stead.
Stock no. 1324103
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 1st 1954. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Red boards with black titles. 6 colour plates. 159 pages. 7.5 x 5". Spine and corners bumped. Foxing to endpapers, prelims and textblock. Dustwrapper is foxed on verso, is slightly edge worn and has a large tape repair to rear panel which is also a bit grubby.

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BIGGLES OF THE SPECIAL AIR POLICE
Written by W.E. Johns.
Stock no. 1324102
Published by The Thames Publishing Co.. Fair condition in a fair dustwrapper.

Kingston Library. Blue boards with gilt title to spine. Colour frontis. 247 pages. Covers marked, spine and corners bumped. Heavy pencil writing has been erased from verso of frontis. Dustwrapper is worn, torn and creased at edges with loss and tape repairs on verso. Rear panel is grubby.

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BIGGLES FLIES SOUTH
Written by W.E. Johns. Illustrated by Howard Leigh; Jack Nicolle.
Stock no. 1324101
Published by Oxford University Press. 1938. Good condition.

Pyramid edition. Blue cloth with black titles and vignette to front cover showing bi-plane flying over pyramids and palm trees. Colour frontis + b/w illustrations. Spine and corners bumped and rubbed. Crayon(?) scribbles to rear cover. Spine darkened. Foxing to prelims and textblock. Some light fingering to page margins. Frontis has been tape in.

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BIGGLES TAKES A HAND
Written by W.E. Johns. Illustrated by Stead.
Stock no. 1324100
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 1st 1963. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Red boards, black title to spine. B/w illustrations. Spine bumped. Foxing to endpapers, prelims and textblock. Dustwrapper is edge worn and faded with slight loss to spine ends. Rear panel of wrapper is grubby.

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ORCHIDS FOR BIGGLES
Written by W.E. Johns. Illustrated by Leslie Stead.
Stock no. 1324099
Published by Brockhampton Press. 1st 1962. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Green boards with yellow titles to spine. Colour frontis. 168 pages. Spine slightly bumped. Small tear to top edge of front free-endpaper. Textblock is very slightly grubby else contents bright and clean. Dustwrapper is worn at spine and corners with some slight loss. Light damp stain with small patch of surface paper damage to rear panel.

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A BORN SCHOOL CAPTAIN
Written by W.J. Batchelder. Illustrated by Charles Pears; Gordon Browne.
Stock no. 1324065
Published by Blackie And Son Limited. Circa 1921. Good condition.

Blue pictorial cloth. Colour frontis (by Pears) and 4 b/w plates (by Browne). 256 pages. Spine and corners are bumped and rubbed. Large but neat prize inscription in ink to front pastedown. Name plate to front free-endpaper. Endpapers browned. Foxing to textblock. Hinge between frontis and title-page is cracked, old glue has browned. Frontis has been neatly re-inserted. Top corner tip of front free-endpaper has been torn off. Blue crayon scribble to rear pastedown.

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