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GIMLET BORES IN
Written by W.E. Johns. Illustrated by Leslie Stead.
Stock no. 1321594
Published by Brockhampton Press. 1st 1950. Almost very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

Grey/stone scottie dog covers, with red title and scottie dogs to spine. 4 b/w plates and b/w illustrations. A King of the Commandos Adventure. Spine bumped. Covers grubby.. Old tape marks to pastedowns. Foxing, mainly to endpapers and text block. Dustwrapper is creased and worn with heavy foxing on verso and tape marks to flaps, some loss to rear flap. Rear panel of wrapper is just a little grubby.

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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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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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CAPTAIN W.E. JOHNS CATALOGUS
Written by Marvel M. Wagenaar-Wilm.
Stock no. 1108252
Published by International Biggles Association. 1998. Very good condition.

Biography and worldwide bibliography of W.E. Johns of Biggles fame. Text in Dutch. Large format. Spiral bound pictorial cardwraps. B/w illustrations and photographs. ISBN: 9080142719. Some browning to covers. Crease to lower corner of front cover. Contents slightly fingered but generally clean.

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