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Catalogue of books by Capt. W.E. Johns

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209733
Johns, Capt. W.E.
Biggles in the Jungle
Hampton Library/Brockhampton Press, Leicester UK, 1963.
Reprint: octavo; hardcover; 184pp. Moderate wear; text block and page edges heavily embrowned; mild offset to the endpapers; retailer's bookplate to the front pastedown. Price-clipped dustwrapper is mildly rubbed and edgeworn; spine panel sunned; minor chipping to the spine panel extremities and flap-turns; a small surface tear to the front panel; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$50
83599
Johns, Capt. W.E. (Alfred Sindall, illus.)
The Rescue Flight A Biggles Story
Geoffrey Cumberlege for the Oxford University Press, London, 1950.
Third edition: octavo; hardcover; 256pp., with monochrome illustrations. Moderate wear; rolled; spine extremities lightly softened and sunned; spine heel pulled; text block edges toned; previous owner's ink inscription to the flyleaf; some light bumping to the top edges of the first few pages. Price-clipped dustwrapper is well-rubbed and edgeworn; scraping to the spine panel; chipping to the spine panel extremities and flap-turns; several big chips from the panel top edges; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive film. Very good.
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$50
209706
Johns, Capt. W.E (Howard Leigh & Alfred Sindall, illus.)
Biggles - Secret Agent
Oxford University Press, Melbourne Vic., 1946.
First Australian edition: octavo; hardcover, with upper board titles and decoration; 217pp., with many monochrome illustrations. Moderate wear; rolled; spine extremities softened; boards rubbed and edgeworn with some corner-bumping; text block edges toned and spotted; offset to the endpapers; retailer's bookplate to the front pastedown. Good to very good.
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$45
7280
Johns, Capt. W.E (Howard Leigh & Alfred Sindall, illus.)
Biggles Defies the Swastika
Oxford University Press, Melbourne Vic., nd. [1946].
First Australian edition: octavo; hardcover, with upper board titles; 198pp., with many monochrome illustrations. Moderate wear; rolled; spine extremities softened; boards rubbed and edgeworn; text block edges and pages embrowned; offset to the endpapers. Dustwrapper is rubbed and edgeworn with sunning; repaired and restored chipping and associated creasing to the spine panel extremities and flap-turns; some minor tears to the edges; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Good to very good.
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$80
209735
Johns, Capt. W.E. (Howard Leigh & Alfred Sindall, illus.)
Biggles in the Baltic A Tale of the Second Great War
Humphrey Milford for the Oxford University Press, London, 1940.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, with upper board titles and decoration; 256pp., with a colour frontispiece and monochrome illustrations. Moderate wear; slightly shaken and rolled; brown boards rubbed and marked; spine extremities softened and spine faded; text block edges toned and spotted; previous owner's ink stamps and an old inked price to the flyleaf. Photocopied dustwrapper professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film and white paper backing. Good to very good. Additional facsimile wrapper included. The first edition was issued in two versions due to war economy standards. This is the slimmer variant.
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$300
209725
Johns, Capt. W.E. (Leslie Stead, illus.)
Biggles and the Lost Sovereigns
Brockhampton Press, Leicester UK, 1964.
First edition: octavo; hardcover; 182pp., with a colour frontispiece. Moderate wear; a stain to the upper board and spine head; text block edges toned and top edge dusted; mild offset and some old tape stains to the endpapers; previous owner's ink inscription to the flyleaf. Price-clipped dustwrapper is mildly rubbed and edgeworn; minor chipping with associated creasing to the spine panel extremities; tape stains to the flaps; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good. Laid in: an eagle's feather.
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$150
209720
Johns, Capt. W.E. (Leslie Stead, illus.)
Biggles and the Poor Rich Boy Another case form the records of Biggles and the Special Air Police
Hampton Library/Brockhampton Press, Leicester UK, 1961.
First edition: octavo; hardcover; 182pp., with many monochrome illustrations. Mild wear; spine extremities lightly softened; text block edges lightly toned and spotted; mild offset to the endpapers; school prize bookplate to the flyleaf. Dustwrapper is mildly rubbed and edgeworn; minor chipping to the spine panel extremities; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$120
209781
Johns, Capt. W.E. (Leslie Stead, illus.)
Biggles' Chinese Puzzle And other Biggles' adventures
Brockhampton Press, Leicester UK, 1955.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, boards decorated in blind; 182pp., with a colour frontispiece and five plates likewise. Moderate wear; slightly rolled; spine extremities lightly softened; foxed preliminaries; text block edges lightly toned and spotted; price in ink to upper corner of flyleaf. Facsimile dustwrapper now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Good to very good.
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$40
209726
Johns, Capt. W.E. (Leslie Stead, illus.)
Biggles Investigates And other stories of the Air Police
Brockhampton Press, Leicester UK, 1964.
First edition: octavo; hardcover; 184pp., with a colour frontispiece. Moderate wear; board edges sunned lightly; text block edges toned and top edge dusted; mild offset to the endpapers; inked initial to the half-title page; some internal marks. Price-clipped dustwrapper is rubbed and edgeworn; mild chipping with associated creasing to the spine panel extremities and flap-turns; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$150
209780
Johns, Capt. W.E. (Leslie Stead, illus.)
Biggles of the Interpol Some adventures of Air Detective-Inspector Bigglesworth of the International Police Commission
Brockhampton Press Ltd., Leicester UK, 1957.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, boards decorated in blind; 181pp., with a colour frontispiece and five plates likewise. Mild wear; slightly rolled; text block edges spotted; offset to the endpapers; small sticker remnant at top of flyleaf. Price-clipped dustwrapper moderately worn with creasing to upper edge of front panel; chipping to corners and head of spine panel and shallow segment missing from heel (now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film and white paper backing). Good to very good.
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$60
209783
Johns, Capt. W.E. (Leslie Stead, illus.)
Biggles Takes Charge
Brockhampton Press, Leicester UK, 1956.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, boards decorated in blind; 192pp., with a colour frontispiece. Mild wear; foxing; text block edges spotted; Facsimile dustwrapper now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Good to very good.
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$50
209718
Johns, Capt. W.E. (Leslie Stead, illus.)
Biggles Takes Charge
Brockhampton Press, Leicester UK, 1956.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, boards decorated in blind; 192pp., with a colour frontispiece. Mild wear; boards slightly fanned; text block edges spotted; retailer's ink stamp to the front pastedown. Price-clipped dustwrapper is well rubbed and edgeworn with some creasing; chipping to the spine panel head; a large chip to the bottom corner of the upper panel and flap; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$65
209801
Johns, Capt. W.E. (Leslie Stead, illus.)
Return to Mars - A Story of Interplanetary Flight A Sequel to Kings of Space
Hodder & Stoughton Ltd., London, 1955.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, with upper board titles and decoration; 160pp., six full-colour plates and decorated title page. Moderate wear; mild rubbing to board edges with mildly browned spine extremities; bumped corners; offset and mild foxing to the preliminaries; owner's book plate remnant on front free endpaper; retailer's ink stamp on front pastedown; toned and spotted text block edges. Price-clipped illustrated dustwrapper with tiny missing segments on spine panel extremities and flap-turns, mild scraping along upper flap-turn and hinges; very mild rubbing to lower panel with a tiny tear to the bottom edge; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$100
74511
Johns, Capt. W.E. (Stead, illus.)
Biggles - Air Detective
Latimer House, London, 1952.
Second impression: octavo; hardcover; 142pp., with many monochrome illustrations. Moderate wear; somewhat rolled; light softening to the spine extremities; boards mildly fanned; text block edges lightly toned and top edge dusted; offset to the endpapers; previous owners' ink inscriptions to the flyleaf and the rear pastedown. Price-clipped dustwrapper is rubbed and edgeworn; mild chipping to the spine panel extremities and flap-turns with some light associated creasing; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$60
75298
Johns, Capt. W.E. ("Stead", illus.)
Biggles and the Black Raider Another adventure of Air Detective-Inspector Bigglesworth and his Air Police
Hodder & Stoughton Ltd., London, 1953.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, with upper board decoration and endpaper maps; 192pp., with 8 full-colour plates. Moderate wear; rubbing to boards; boards slightly fanned; spine extremities softened; text block edges toned with some spotting; offset to the endpapers; previous owner's ink inscription to the verso of the contents page; mild scattered foxing throughout. Price-clipped dustwrapper is rubbed and edgeworn; chipping to the spine panel extremities and flap-turns; a tear with associated creasing to the lower panel; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$60
74984
Johns, Capt. W.E. (Stead, illus.)
Biggles Hunts Big Game A Story of Sergeant Bigglesworth C.I.D. and his Special Air Police
Hodder & Stoughton Ltd., London, 1951.
Third impression: octavo; hardcover, with upper board titles and decoration; 211pp., with a duotone frontispiece, 14pp. of plates likewise and many other duotone and monochrome illustrations. Mild wear; boards slightly fanned; text block edges spotted; mild offset to the endpapers; retailer's ink stamp to the front pastedown; school prize bookplate to the flyleaf. Price-clipped dustwrapper rubbed and edgeworn; some minor tears with associated creasing; chipping to the spine panel extremities and flap-turns; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$60
83600
Johns, Capt. W.E. ("Stead", illus.)
Biggles in the Gobi A further adventure of Detective Air-Inspector Bigglesworth and his Air Police, this time in the desert known as the Black Gobi in the heart of Asia
Hodder & Stoughton Ltd., London, 1953.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, with upper board title and decoration; 160pp., with a full-colour frontispiece and 5 plates likewise, along with a monochrome map. Mild wear; some rubbing to the boards; faint spotting and some toning to the text block edges; some mild foxing around the colour plates. Price-clipped dustwrapper is rubbed and edgeworn; mild chipping to the spine panel extremities and flap turns; some small tears to the lower panel; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive film. Very good.
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$75
209702
Johns, Capt. W.E. (Stead, illus.)
Biggles on Mystery Island
Hodder & Stoughton Ltd., London, 1960.
Second impression: octavo; hardcover, with upper board titles and decoration; 192pp., with a colour frontispiece and five plates likewise. Mild wear; a bump to the spine head; text block edges lightly spotted; faint offset to the endpapers; old inked price to the flyleaf. Price-clipped dustwrapper is mildly rubbed and edgeworn; light chipping to the spine panel extremities and flap-turns; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$60
209699
Johns, Capt. W.E. ("Stead", illus.)
Biggles Takes a Hand Biggles and his pilots of the Air Police take a case on their home ground
Hodder & Stoughton Ltd., London, 1963.
First edition: octavo; hardcover; 160pp., with many monochrome illustrations. Mild wear; a touch rolled; spine heel lightly softened; text block edges toned with some spots; some offset from a retailer's bookplate (now removed) to the front endpapers. Dustwrapper is rubbed and edgeworn; light chipping to spine panel extremities and flap turns; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive film. Very good.
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$160
30752
Johns, Capt. W.E. (Stead, illus.)
Biggles Takes a Holiday
Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1952.
Fifth impression: octavo; hardcover, with upper board title and decoration; 191pp., with a duotone frontispiece and seven plates likewise. Mild wear; boards lightly fanned; a slight bump to the spine and extremities softened; text block edges lightly spotted and top edges dusted; heavy offset to the endpapers; previous owners' ink inscriptions to the flyleaf. Dustwrapper rubbed and edgeworn; spine panel sunned; light chipping to the spine panel extremities and flap-turns; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$50
209701
Johns, Capt. W.E. (Stead, illus.)
Biggles Takes the Case Some Problems Solved by Air Detective-Inspector Bigglesworth, C.I.D., and his Air Police
Hodder & Stoughton Ltd., London, 1952.
Second impression: octavo; hardcover, with upper board titles and decoration; 189pp., with many monochrome illustrations. Mild wear; slightly rolled; light softening to the spine extremities; text block edges spotted and top edge dusted; mild offset to the endpapers and preliminaries; previous owner's ink inscription to the flyleaf. Price-clipped dustwrapper is rubbed and edgeworn; light chipping to the spine panel extremities and flap-turns; hinges scraped; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$50
209784
Johns, Capt. W.E. (Stuart Tresilian, illus.)
Sinister Service
Oxford University Press, Leicester UK, 1942.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, decorated upper board; 191pp., with a colour frontispiece and monochrome illustrations. Moderate wear; slightly rolled; spine extremities softened; boards quite worn and smudged with a little scraping; pages tanned and spotted text block edges; scattered foxing throughout; previous owner's ink inscription; retailer's ink stamp. Facsimile dustwrapper now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Good to very good.
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$200