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GIMLET LENDS A HAND
Written by W.E. Johns. Illustrated by Leslie Stead.
Stock no. 1318650
Published by Brockhampton Press. 1st 1949. Very good condition.

A "King of the Commandos" adventure. Blue cloth, black titles. B/w pictures. 4 b/w plates. 189 pages. Spine and corners bumped and slightly rubbed. Foxing to textblock.

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GIMLET'S ORIENTAL QUEST
Written by W.E. Johns. Illustrated by Leslie Stead.
Stock no. 2131798
Published by Brockhampton Press. 2nd 1950. Almost very good condition.

A 'King of the Commandos' Adventure. Grey cloth, colour frontis. 8 b/w illustrations. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Covers are very unevenly browned. Foxing is heaviest to outer page edges and a few pages of prelims. Some scattered foxing on other pages.

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KING OF THE COMMANDOS
Written by W.E. Johns. Illustrated by Stead.
Stock no. 1317436
Published by University of London Press Ltd.. 1st 1943. 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. Spine and corners bumped. Front joint is cracked (between front free-endpaper and half-title). A few small foxspots else contents clean. Dustwrapper is grubby (especially to spine) and is edge-worn with small closed tears.

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GIMLET'S ORIENTAL QUEST
Written by W.E. Johns. Illustrated by Leslie Stead.
Stock no. 2121094
Published by Brockhampton Press. 1st 1948. Very good condition in a 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. Foxing to endpapers and outer page edges. A small piece of label stuck to front endpaper. Wrapper is edge-creased with a few tears and chips; a little loss.

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RETOUR DE KING
Written by W.E. Johns.
Stock no. 1503661
Published by Les Presses De La Cite. Almost very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Title in English is Gimlet Comes Home. Beige boards with blue titles to spine and front board plus vignette of a stag. 188 pages. Text in French A little bumping to spine and corners and a few small marks to covers. Large corner of page 33/34 has been torn off and repaired with clear tape, which is now browned. Text affected is still readble. Pages are browned but clean. Small marks to rear pastedown. Dustwrapper is edge worn, creased and chipped with a faded spine, rear panel is a little grubby.

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KING ET SES HOMMES
Written by W.E. Johns.
Stock no. 1502940
Published by Presses De La Cite. 1947. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Text in French, translated by Marguerite Chevalley. English title King of the Commandos. Grey boards with brown titles and animal head vignette. 204 pages. Top of spine bumped. A few fox spots to edges and a couple of black marks to front cover. Pages are browned and foxed at edges. Dustwrapper is edge worn and chipped with a small tear to rear panel. Wear to edges of spine and rear panel a bit grubby.

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