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1 "flight-Lieutenant"; Authors Include W. E. Johns Flying Adventures
London John Hamilton First Edition Disbound Poor with no dust jacket Illustrated by Leigh, Howard; W. E. Johns; Stanley Orton Bradshaw 
No date (c. 1936) . 248 pages + b& w frontis + 3 b&w plates + 5 of 6 colour plates. Dimensions: 9" by 7". NB: condition. Front board detached. Rear board missing. Spine missing. Pencil scribbles on inside of front board. The frontis illustration is by Howard Leigh. Two of the other b&w plates are by Howard Leigh and the third is by W. E. Johns ("Johns") . The b&w plate by Johns has moderate creasing and several 1" tears in the margins. Of the 5 colour plates, the first two are by Stanley Orton Bradshaw. The other three have no artist's name. Some are possibly by W. E. Johns? One of the other three plates is titled "The Camels are Coming", which was the titel of W. E. Johns first book. The missing sixth plate is titled "The Duel". Some of the colour plates are in fair condition only as someone has traced over the outlines of the images creating indentations in the paper. 1" chip missing in one plate. 2" marginal tear and several 3/8" tears in one plate. Rubber school stamp on title page. Occasional pen marks or small stains. Moderate browning to pages throughout. The front board is very worn with chips and heavy rubbing. This book is a collection of 11 short stories, of which 3 are by W. E. Johns. One of these three stories is a Biggles story ("The Ace of Spades") . ; 8vo 
Price: 84.50 NZD
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Biggles And The Missing Millionaire, Johns, Capt. W. E.
2 Johns, Capt. W. E. Biggles And The Missing Millionaire
Leicester Brockhampton Press 1961 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket Illustrated by Stead, Leslie 
Previous owner's name and address on front endpaper. Some spots of foxing to page edges. Dust-jacket with fading and some foxing. Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover. ; [iv], 170 pages + colour frontispiece. Yellow boards with red lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 184mm x 122mm. "Biggles and Co. are on the trail of a yacht that sailed away and never came back." Number 60 in the series, with "60" printed on dust-jacket spine. [Bibliographical reference: Burnet 70.1] 
Price: 28.60 NZD
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3 Johns, Capt. W. E. The Air V. C. 's
London John Hamilton [1935] First Edition Original Cloth Good with no dust jacket 
Previous owner's signature. Spine faded and browned. Some marginalia (including a neat list on the blank page 30 of 4 V.C.s not mentioned in the list on the preceding pages). One leaf of the advertisements has been torn out and is missing (pages 3-4) . ; 181 pages + 13 plates + 30 pages undated advertisements. Blue cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 184 x 117mm. In the publisher's advertisements, three titles in "The Ace Series" are marked as new editions - "The Black Peril"; "War in The Air"; and "The Raid". It would be fairly safe to say then that this issue of "The Air V.C.'s", or at least its advertisements, must predate the issue with the Autumn 1935 List of Publications, which lists "The Black Peril" and "War in the Air" as "Previously Published" rather than as "New Titles". ; 12mo 
Price: 520.00 NZD
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4 Johns, Captain W. E. Biggles Scores a Bull
London Hodder and Stoughton 1965 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Owner's signature on copyright page. Some spotting to page edges. There is a 1 1/4" tear in the rear panel of the dustjacket. A 1/4" chip at head of dustjacket spine. Dustjacket is price-clipped. Dust wrapper protected in archival mylar cover. ; First printing. 160 pages. Red boards with gilt lettering on spine. ; 12mo 
Price: 340.75 NZD
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The Murder at Castle Deeping: A 'Steeley' Story, Johns, W. E
5 Johns, W. E The Murder at Castle Deeping: A 'Steeley' Story
London Latimer House (1951) Hardcover Good+ in Good dust jacket 
School prize label on front endpaper. Some foxing. Dust-jacket has tears and chips at edges and at ends of dust-jacket spine. Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover. ; Second printing of this Latimer House edition. 152 pages. Blue boards with black lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 183 x 122mm. "'You can't deny that crime is far more rampant in America than it is in this country.' It was Wayne who spoke, one-time officer in the Royal Flying Corps, now Detective-Inspector Wayne, C.I.D., Scotland Yard .." - the opening sentences. "Worried by the activities of a gang of smugglers of dope and of cosmopolitan crooks, Scotland Yard enlists 'Steeley' Delaroy and 'Tubby' Wilde as special investigators." - from dust-jacket blurb. 
Price: 52.00 NZD
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Biggles' Special Case, Johns, W. E (Capt)
6 Johns, W. E (Capt) Biggles' Special Case
Leicester Brockhampton Press (1963) First Edition Hardcover Poor in Good dust jacket Illustrated by Stead, Leslie 
Ex-Library with library stamps and markings. Gutters split. Dust wrapper taped along edges. Adhesive tape markings to gutters and endpapers. Heavy adhesive tape repairs to title page and frontis. Dust wrapper protected in archival mylar cover. Dust wrapper is price clipped. ; 170, [i], pages. Grey papered boards. Page Dimensions: 184mm x 121mm. ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall 
Price: 78.00 NZD
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Biggles of the Camel Squadron, Johns, W. E. (Capt.)
7 Johns, W. E. (Capt.) Biggles of the Camel Squadron
London John Hamilton [1935] Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Cloth boards rubbed and faded. Small (<1/4") indentation to middle of spine cloth. Narrow split to gutter between front free endpaper and frontispiece. Fading to blue colour on top page edges. Light foxing to pages throughout. A 1/2" page corner (blank) missing to pages 23-24. ; Second printing. 254, [1] pages + colour frontispiece + 4 b&w plates + 38 pages advertisements dated "Autumn1935". Blue cloth boards with gilt titles on spine and front board. Page dimensions: 184 x 122mm. Top page edges dyed blue.; 8vo 
Price: 390.00 NZD
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8 Johns, W. E. (Captain) Biggles Air Detective
London Latimer House 1952 Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket 
Some spotting to page edges. Front free endpaper cut out. A 1 1/2" tear and several smaller tears to edges of dust wrapper. 1/4" missing at head of dust wrapper spine. 1/4" chips at corners of dust wrapper. Adhesive tape stains on verso of dust wrapper. Dust wrapper now protected in archival mylar cover. ; Third printing. 142 pages. Green boards with black lettering on spine. Dimensions: 190 x 124mm. ; 12mo 
Price: 28.60 NZD
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Biggles and the Black Mask, Johns, W. E. (Captain)
9 Johns, W. E. (Captain) Biggles and the Black Mask
London Hodder and Stoughton (1964) First Edition Hardcover Fair in Fair dust jacket 
Water damage to rear board and rear panel of dust-jacket. Some foxing. Dust-jacket is price-clipped. Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover. ; 159 pages. Red boards with black lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 184 x 123mm. Illustrated by Stead. "Biggles becomes suspicious when he learns that an ex-R.A.F. officer, with a questionable reputation in the service, is operating an Air Charter Company, making regular flights to Switzerland and the south of France for the Tourist Industry." - from dust-jacket blurb. 
Price: 62.40 NZD
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Biggles and the Black Mask, Johns, W. E. (Captain)
10 Johns, W. E. (Captain) Biggles and the Black Mask
London Hodder and Stoughton (1964) First Edition Hardcover Fair in Poor dust jacket 
Ex-library. Library stamps and markings. Edges of boards worn. Foxing and staining to some pages. Blank corner missing from one leaf. Adhesive tape stains to boards and dust wrapper. Rear flap of dust wrapper missing. Dust wrapper trimmed at margins. Dust wrapper pasted down to rear board. ; 158 pages. Red boards with black lettering on spine. Illustrated by Stead. 
Price: 45.50 NZD
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Biggles and the Gun-Runners, Johns, W. E. (Captain)
11 Johns, W. E. (Captain) Biggles and the Gun-Runners
London Knight Books (1974) 0340104341 / 9780340104347 Softcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
No signatures. Moderate rubbing and fading to spine.; 1974 reprint. 158, [2] pages. Page dimensions: 177 x 110mm. "A case bristling with spies, lies and deception . . . and Biggles' plane is shot down in the Sudd - 400 miles of swamp." 
Price: 26.00 NZD
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Biggles and the Noble Lord, Johns, W. E. (Captain)
12 Johns, W. E. (Captain) Biggles and the Noble Lord
Leicester Knight Books (1972) 0340042141 / 9780340042144 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
No signatures. Spine faded.; First paperback printing. 158 pages + [2] pages advertisments. Page dimensions: 178 x 110mm. 
Price: 31.20 NZD
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Biggles Charter-Pilot: The Adventures of Biggles & Co. on a World-Wide Cruise of Scientific Investigation, Johns, W. E. (Captain)
13 Johns, W. E. (Captain) Biggles Charter-Pilot: The Adventures of Biggles & Co. on a World-Wide Cruise of Scientific Investigation
London Oxford University Press (1951) Hardcover Good+ in Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Mendoza 
Previous owner's signature. Moderate foxing. Some staining to margins of boards. Several 3/4" chips or tears to margins of dust wrapper. Dust wrapper protected in archival mylar cover. ; 1951 reprint (originally published in 1943). 157 pages. Green cloth boards with maroon lettering on spine.Page dimensions: 185 x 120mm. ; 12mo 
Price: 31.20 NZD
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Biggles Hits the Trail, Johns, W. E. (Captain)
14 Johns, W. E. (Captain) Biggles Hits the Trail
London Brockhampton Press [1964] Hardcover Very Good in Poor dust jacket 
Previous owner's signature. Dust-jacket has had blue plastic electrical tape put along the long margins. ; No date [1964]. 182 pages. Blue/white patterned boards. Page dimensions: 184 x 118mm. "Hampton Library" edition. "Biggles goes to the frontier of Tibet to help his professor uncle discover the secret of the Mountain of Light - a mountain which has curious properties." - from dust-jacket blurb. 
Price: 30.00 NZD
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Biggles Hits the Trail, Johns, W. E. (Captain)
15 Johns, W. E. (Captain) Biggles Hits the Trail
London Oxford University Press (1951) Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Moderate rubbing and wear and some small scuffs and marks to boards and spine. Some small pinprick indentations to spine cloth. Previous owner's signature and address in pencil on front endpaper. ; Fourth printing. 256 pages. Green cloth boards.; 12mo 7" - 7" tall 
Price: 20.80 NZD
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Biggles in the Baltic, Johns, W. E. (Captain)
16 Johns, W. E. (Captain) Biggles in the Baltic
London Oxford University Press (1947) Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Sindall, Alfred 
No signatures.; 1947 reprint (originally published in 1940). 256 pages + colour frontispiece. 6 b&w illustrations. Blue-green cloth boards with black lettering on spine and front board. Illustration on front board. Page dimensions: 180 x 119mm. ; 12mo 
Price: 26.00 NZD
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Biggles in the Terai, Johns, W. E. (Captain)
17 Johns, W. E. (Captain) Biggles in the Terai
London Knight Books (1974) 0340041498 / 9780340041499 Softcover Good with no dust jacket 
No signatures. Bookstore's rubber stamp on first leaf. Marker pen marks on lower page edges. ; Fourth Knight impression. 190, [2] pages. Page dimensions: 178 x 110mm. "Algy Lacey is reported missing from a gold smuggling investigation, and Biggles and Bertie are sent out from England to see what they can discover." ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall 
Price: 21.15 NZD
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Biggles of the Interpol, Johns, W. E. (Captain)
18 Johns, W. E. (Captain) Biggles of the Interpol
Leicester Brockhampton Press (1957) First Edition Hardcover Good+ in Fair dust jacket 
Ink price on front endpaper. Foxing to endpapers. Dust-jacket with extensive creasing, tears and some small losses to margins. Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover. ; 181, [3] pages. Red boards with black lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 185 x 121mm. Number 48 in the series, with "48" printed on dustjacket spine. "Whether tidying up a case of cold-blooded murder, stamping out a dope peddling organization, or helping Marcel Brissac to put a stop to trouble in French Guiniea, Biggles, backed by the International Police Commission, comes out on top every time" - from dust-jacket blurb. [Bibliographical reference: Burnet 58.1] 
Price: 23.40 NZD
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Biggles of the Interpol, Johns, W. E. (Captain)
19 Johns, W. E. (Captain) Biggles of the Interpol
Leicester Brockhampton Press (1957) First Edition Hardcover Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket 
No signatures. Some foxing to endpapers. Small tears and chips to corners of dustjacket and ends of dustjacket spine. Dustjacket rubbed at edges. Dustjacket is not price-clipped. Dustjacket protected in archival mylar cover. ; 181, [3] pages. Red boards with black lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 184 x 120mm. Number "48" on dustjacket spine. ; 12mo 
Price: 36.40 NZD
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Biggles on Mystery Island, Johns, W. E. (Captain)
20 Johns, W. E. (Captain) Biggles on Mystery Island
London Hodder and Stoughton (1958) First Edition Hardcover Very Good- in Fair dust jacket 
Dust-jacket faded and worn, with tears to margins, and 2" missing at tail of dust-jacket spine. Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover. ; 192 pages + 6 colour plates (including frontispiece). Red boards with black lettering on spine and front board. Small illustration on front board. Page dimensions: 184 x 123mm. "There are all sorts of rumours about the island of Oratovca in the South Pacific." 
Price: 26.00 NZD
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