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THE CAMELS ARE COMING
Written by W.E. Johns. Illustrated by Andrew Skilleter; W.E. Johns.
Stock no. 2138306
Published by Norman Wright. 1st thus 2010. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

Black boards, gilt title to spine. Limited to 300 overall copies, this edition is further Limited to 50 copies that contain a hand-drawn and coloured illustration to front endpaper by Skilleter. The 17 stories that made up 'The Camels are Coming' originally appeared in Popular Flying Magazine, first published together in one volume in 1932 by John Hamilton. This special edition follows the fuller text of the John Hamilton First edition, it includes cover artwork by Skilleter and Frontis and other illustrations by Johns. SIGNED by illustrator (Skilleter) and Publisher (Wright) to title page. This is Copy No. 16. Hand drawn and coloured illustration protected by loose tissue-guard; lovely and bright. Browning to frontis. Small bump to top of spine. A few small knocks to edges of wrapper. This copy would make a wonderful gift.

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THE GREYFRIARS HOLIDAY ANNUAL 1935
Written by Frank Richards. Illustrated by W.E. Johns; et al..
Stock no. 1823000
Published by The Amalgamated Press. 1935. Good condition.

Blue cloth spine. Yellow pictorial front board. 4 colour plates including frontis by W.E. Johns. Numerous b/w illustrations. Includes Billy Bunter stories. First story is 'Frank Richards Versus Greyfriars!' Boards rubbed, corners worn, spine worn. All plates present. Contents a little grubby and foxed.

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OUT OF THE BLUE
Written by W.E. Johns; et al. Illustrated by W.E. Johns; Stanley Orton Bradshaw.
Stock no. 2129930
Published by The Ace Publishing Company. Circa 1938. Good condition.

Red cloth spine. Pictorial front board shows aircraft. Colour plates and b/w illustrations. 5 stories and 1 colour plates by Johns. Front cover is a bit bowed. Spine has a few inch split to one side, with some fraying to cloth; also spotted. Wear and scuffing to covers. Front joint is cracked. Erased doodle to front endpaper, which also has margin tear. Foxing and browning to outer page edges and margins. Plates are present. A reading copy. Printers code is 37.783.

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