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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.
A History of England series. Blue cloth, gilt decorations. Colour and b/w illustrations. Top edge blue. Seventh printing.Some faint scuff marks to spine of book else contents fine. Contained in publisher's slipcase which has some light scuffing.
Introduction by Giles Foden. Pictorial blue boards, silver title to spine. Dramatic, stylised black & white illustrations. A lovely copy contained in publisher's slipcase with some very minor scuffing.
The author's story of the German occupation of Crete in World War Two. Translated and with an introduction by Patrick Leigh Fermor. Colour pictorial boards. B/w photos. A lovely copy contained in publisher's slipcase in almost fine condition.
Grey patterned boards. Authorised translation by Lawson, introduced by Penrose. A lovely copy contained in publisher's slipcase with very light scuffing.
Introduction by Richard Woodman. Blue pictorial cloth. 351 pages. B/w illustrations. A lovely copy contained in publisher's slipcase with some very minor shelf-scuffing.
Introduction by Vale. Cochrane was an inspired naval commander in the Napoleonic wars, a leading figure in the Radical movement but he was also guilty of making disastrous decisions on land and being pig-headed and vindictive and he used his memoirs to settle old scores. Colour illustrations. Dark blue cloth, with gilt title, border and vignette. 311 pages. A lovely copy contained in publisher's slipcase in almost fine condition.