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THE SKY BANDITS
Written by George E. Rochester.
Stock no. 2132015
Published by The Ace Publishing Company. Circa 1938. Very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

Green cloth with black title to spine. 4 b/w plates, including frontis. It was towards the middle of the afternoon that two aeroplanes flying wing-tip to wing-tip, headed eastwards towards the bleak moors on which Bleakmoor Prison was situated. The two pilots had planned an amazing escape of one of the prisoners... Light bumping to spine and corners. Some browning to top and tail of spine and cover edges. Foxing to endpapers, outer page edges and some page margins. Page edge browning. Ink smudges to a couple of pages of prelims. Wrapper is price-cut with edge-tears and chips; loss to top of spine and a couple of corners; faded to spine. Wrapper also has some grubby marks.

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THE SCARLET SQUADRON
Written by George E. Rochester.
Stock no. 1818819
Published by The Ace Publishing Company. 1st 1938. Almost very good condition.

Green cloth, black title to spine. 4 b/w plates. Boards marked, spine slightly faded. Slight fraying to top & tail of spine. Inscription in ink to half-title page. Contents browned and a few hinges pulled. All plates present.

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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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AIR STORIES
Written by W.E. Johns; George E. Rochester; et al. Illustrated by Stanley Orton Bradshaw.
Stock no. 2124072
Published by The Ace Publishing Company. 1st 1938. Almost very good condition.

By "Flight-Lieutenant". Red cloth spine with black title, pictorial front cover showing bi-plane and ship. 4 colour and 4 b/w plates. 248 pages. Wear to cover edges. Some scuffs to covers. Foxing and page browning. One B/w plate is MISSING.

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AIR ADVENTURES
Written by W.E. Johns; George E. Rochester; et al. Illustrated by Stanley Orton Bradshaw; et al..
Stock no. 1609225
Published by The Ace Publishing Company. Fair condition.

Red cloth spine with black titles. Pictorial front cover with red title. 4 colour and 4 b/w plates. Contains 5 W.E. Johns stories. Boards worn at corners and edges. Spine marked. Inscription to front endpaper. Joints cracked and broken. Hinges pulled. Pages browned. Wormholes to some corners. Page 11 detached and edge chipped. Book has tobacco smell. A reading copy.

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DOLPHIN HITS THE AIR TRAIL
Written by Michael Poole.
Stock no. 2123135
Published by The Ace Publishing Company. Good condition.

Green cloth covers with black title to spine. 4 b/w plates. 224 pages. Uneven mottling to covers. Corners are bumped. Damp marks to prelims. Foxing and page browning. Book affected by tobacco odour. All plates present.

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THE SCARLET SQUADRON
Written by George E. Rochester.
Stock no. 2123133
Published by The Ace Publishing Company. Almost very good condition.

Orange cloth, black title to spine. 4 b/w plates. Spine is bumped and marks. Corners are bumped. One plate is nearly detached. Page browning and foxing. Book affected by tobacco odour.

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WINGS OVER INDIA
Written by Eric Wood.
Stock no. 2123127
Published by The Ace Publishing Company. Very good condition.

The story of a rebellion by various tribes in Waziristan, and of the parts played in the settlement of the revolt by two officers of the Royal Air Force. A novel. Green cloth boards, black title to spine. 4 b/w plates. A few marks to covers. Corners are bumped. Foxing to outer page edges and page margins. Book affected by tobacco odour.

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AIR ADVENTURES
Written by W.E. Johns; George E. Rochester; et al. Illustrated by Stanley Orton Bradshaw; et al..
Stock no. 1403311
Published by The Ace Publishing Company. circa 1940. Poor condition.

Red cloth spine with black titles. Pictorial front cover with red title. 4 colour and 4 b/w plates. Contains 5 W.E. Johns stories. Spine bumped and faded. Corners are bumped and worn. Board edges are rubbed. Title on front is partially faded. Marks to rear board. Joints and several hinges are cracked, some almost broken leading to some pages starting to be become detached. Inscription in ink to front endpaper with address written in pencil below. Drawings in pencil to rear endpaper. Evidence of bookwork damage on several pages. Two plates are missing - 1 colour and 1 b/w. Foxing and grubby marks throughout including several pencil marks. A reading copy.

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AIR STORIES
Written by W.E. Johns; George E. Rochester; et al. Illustrated by Stanley Orton Bradshaw.
Stock no. 565425
Published by The Ace Publishing Company. 1st 1938. Almost very good condition.

By "Flight-Lieutenant". Red cloth spine with black title, pictorial front cover showing bi-plane and ship. 4 colour and 4 b/w plates. 248 pages. Spine slightly bumped. Lower corner of front cover has been nibbled away, lower corner of rear cover worn. Covers beautifully bright. Front endpaper is missing. Light browning to outer page edges, a few foxspots to contents else exceptionally bright and clean.

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