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KING OF THE COMMANDOS
Written by W.E. Johns. Illustrated by Stead.
Stock no. 1327269
Published by University of London Press Ltd.. 1st 1943. Good condition.

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. Frontis is MISSING from this copy. Spine and corners bumped. Covers grubby. Some ink marks to front pastedown. Foxing to textblock. Rear joint is cracked causing last page to be detached (but still present).

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BIGGLES IN THE ORIENT
Written by W.E. Johns. Illustrated by Stead.
Stock no. 1327268
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 1949. Very good condition in a fair dustwrapper.

Light blue boards, silver title on front cover and spine. Colour frontis plus b/w plates. 180 Pages. Third impression. Spine and corners slightly bumped. Some slight fading to cover edges and spine. Endpapers browned, foxing to textblock and page margins. Dustwrapper is worn and grubby with old tape marks (tape no longer present). Some loss to both flaps.

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BIGGLES IN THE ORIENT
Written by W.E. Johns. Illustrated by Stead.
Stock no. 1327208
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 1952. Very good condition.

Red boards, black titles. Colour frontis and 6 b/w double-sided plates. 179 numbered pages. Fourth impression. Spine bumped. Covers slightly dusty with a small mark to rear cover. Heavy foxing to endpapers, also affecting prelims and textblock.

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GIMLET GOES AGAIN
Written by W.E. Johns. Illustrated by Stead.
Stock no. 1327203
Published by University of London Press. 1st 1944. Good condition.

King of the Commandos in another adventure with fighting France and the Grey Fleas of the North. Blue/green cloth, vignette of commando on front cover. Colour frontis and b/w illustrations. Spine and corners bumped and rubbed. Covers slightly grubby and spine slightly darkened. Rear joint is weak, old tape marks to the joint (tape no longer present).

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THE FIRST BIGGLES OMNIBUS
Written by W.E. Johns. Illustrated by Stead.
Stock no. 1326688
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 1st thus 1953. Very good condition in a fair dustwrapper.

Contains 4 full-length stories: Biggles Sweeps The Desert, Biggles In The Orient, Biggles Delivers The Goods and Biggles Fails To Return. Red boards, black titles. B/w illustrations. 640 pages. Spine and corners bumped. Endpapers partly browned. Dustwrapper is well worn, creased and torn. Substantial surface paper loss to spine.

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BIGGLES SWEEPS THE DESERT
Written by W.E. Johns. Illustrated by Stead.
Stock no. 1326686
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 1st 1942. Good condition.

The Biggles Squadron versus the Nazi ace, Von Zoyton, in the battle of the Libyan air route. Blue cloth. Colour frontis. B/w illustrations. Spine and corners bumped and rubbed. Covers marked. Joint between frontis and title-page is cracked. Textblock is grubby.

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BIGGLES GOES TO SCHOOL
Written by W.E. Johns. Illustrated by Stead.
Stock no. 1326685
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 1st 1951. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Even in his schooldays Biggles attracted adventure. Red boards, black titles and vignette. Yellow and black full-page illustrations. 193 pages. Spine slightly bumped. A few foxspots to textblock. Dustwrapper is faded to spine and has a small piece missing to top of spine.

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BIGGLES BREAKS THE SILENCE
Written by W.E. Johns. Illustrated by Stead.
Stock no. 1326683
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 1950. Almost very good condition.

Red boards, black title and vignette to front cover. Eight blue two-tone illustrations plus b/w text illustrations. 190 pages. Spine and corners bumped. Some slight fading to spine. Foxing to textblock.

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BIGGLES FOLLOWS ON
Written by W.E. Johns. Illustrated by Stead.
Stock no. 1326681
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 1st 1952. Very good condition.

Red boards, black titles and vignette. 4 double-sided b/w plates. 158 pages. Spine slightly bumped, some very slight fading to cover edges. Front free-endpaper has been neatly removed. Half title-page is lightly browned. Textblock is slightly grubby.

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BIGGLES TAKES A HOLIDAY
Written by W.E. Johns. Illustrated by Stead.
Stock no. 1326680
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 1952. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

Red boards, black titles and panther vignette. 8 red, black and white plates. Spine slightly bumped. Light tape marks to endpapers. Price-cut wrapper is edge rubbed and badly faded to spine.

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BIGGLES SETS A TRAP
Written by W.E. Johns. Illustrated by Stead.
Stock no. 1326676
Published by The Children's Book Club. Circa 1962. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Blue boards, black title to spine. B/w illustrations. 159 pages. Spine bumped. Small mark to front free-endpaper else contents clean. Dustwrapper is edge worn and has a couple of small splash marks to front panel.

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BIGGLES IN THE GOBI
Written by W.E. Johns. Illustrated by Stead.
Stock no. 1326619
Published by Hodder & Stoughton. 1st 1953. Good condition in a fair dustwrapper.

Red boards. Black ram's horns vignette to front. 6 colour plates. Spine and corners bumped. Dents to lower edge of rear cover. Front free-endpaper has been removed. Stains to textblock. Dustwrapper is worn, creased and torn with loss, several large tape repairs on front panel. A good copy in a fair wrapper.

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