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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. Light bumping to top of spine (minor). A few minor foxspots mainly to text block. Pictorial dustwrapper is edge-rubbed and worn with a few small chips and tears.
Red boards, black title to spine. Front endpapers are maps of the island of Tola. No other illustrations despite accreditation to Leslie Stead. 184 pages. Foxing to text block and some page margins else contents clean. Pictorial dustwrapper is edge-rubbed & worn, rear panel is foxed.
Biggles & Co. are on a trail of a yacht that sailed away and never came back. Blue boards, black titles. Not illustrated. Minor bump to middle of spine and light shelf wear to base of spine. Contents clean. Pictorial dustwrapper is rubbed at corners, a little rubbing to pictorial front panel of dustwrapper has removed surface paper to one area, rear panel is browned and slightly crinkled.
Cream boards, black title to spine. 6 colour plates. Base of spine lightly bumped. Text block and endpapers browned. Some foxing to page margins. All plates present. Pictorial dustwrapper is rubbed at corners, browned to spine and rear panel, minor chips to edges.
BIGGLES AND THE LEOPARDS OF ZINN
Written by W.E. Johns. Illustrated by Leslie Stead.
Stock no. 1826506
Published by The Children's Book Club. Circa 1960. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.
In Central Africa Biggles & Co. free a primitive race from sinister influences and expose a plot. Green boards, black title to spine. 6 colour illustrations. Light discolouration to top of spine. A few minor margin marks. Pictorial dustwrapper is edge-rubbed and worn with slight loss to corners, 0.5" loss to top of spine and a little loss to base of spine, Spine is faded and has a few light splash marks, horizontal crease across the middle, rear panel is browned and has a few marks.
The second volume of the Adventure Series. Cream pictorial cloth with green titles. B/w illustrations. 318 numbered pages. Spine lightly faded with light discoloured patches. Text block lightly browned with minor foxing present. Tape marks to endpapers. Some minor foxing to contents. Price-cut pictorial dustwrapper is lightly browned with minor foxing to flaps, spine has what looks like snail damage (a little surface paper loss) and is slightly chipped to top and tail.
Pictorial front cover showing kitten and puppy. Blue cloth spine. Colour plates and two-tone illustrations throughout. Minimal text in verse below pictures. Board edges rubbed and worn. Boards grubby. Gift inscription in ink to front pastedown. Some foxing present, mainly to endpapers and text block. A few margin marks. All plates present. Musty odour present.
The sixth book in the Adventure series. Cream pictorial cloth, blue titles. B/w illustrations throughout. 327 pages. 8 x 5.5". Reprint. Covers browned and stained. Spine cocked. Text block browned and stained. Address rubber stamped to top corner of free front endpaper. Marks and staining to margins of contetns.At least one b/w illustration has been coloured in e.g. page 83.Pictorial dustwrapper is edge-worn and chipped with slight loss, damp staining to verso. Musty odour present.
THE RESCUE FLIGHT
Written by W.E. Johns. Illustrated by Alfred Sindall.
Stock no. 1826482
Published by Oxford University Press; Geoffrey Cumberlege. 1948. Good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.
A Biggles Story. Green boards, gilt title to spine. 256 pages. 6 b/w illustrations. Boards are unevenly faded, browned to base of spine, splits to sides of spine, worn to corners. Spine slightly cocked. Name in ink to front pastedown. Front joint cracked but binding still strong. Minor foxing to endpapers and text block else contents clean. Pictorial dustwrapper is edge-chipped and wornand a little grubby. Musty odour present.
Some Jolly Tales of Bimbleton. Blue cloth. Dark blue title to spine and vignette to front. Colour pictorial endpapers. Colour plates and b/w text illustrations. Spine and corners bumped. Some slight discolouration to spine and cover edges. Foxing to textblock and page margins, a few marks to page margins. Dustwrapper is worn, creased and torn with tape repairs on verso, some slight loss to spine and corners and foxed on verso.
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Some Jolly Tales of Bimbleton. Blue cloth. Dark blue title to spine and vignette to front. Colour pictorial endpapers. Colour plates and b/w text illustrations. Covers unevenly faded and marked. Text block browned. Light creasing to free front endpaper with tiny closed tear to vertical edge. Front hinge pulled between free front endpaper and half-title page. Binding feels worn but is tight. A few marks and small chips to contents. Large, expertly repaired closed tear to page 65/66 (no loss). Foxing mainly to text block.
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Blue boards, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations. Autobiography. Glimpses of one of the world's most popular writers for children that no one will want to miss. ISBN: 0224029851. Top edge of text block just a little dusty. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly scuffed to rear panel.