Captain W.E.Johns BIGGLES

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Captain W. E. Johns was born in Hertfordshire in 1893. He flew with the  Royal Flying Corps in the First World War and made a daring escape from a German prison camp in 1918.Although strictly speaking A Flying officer he felt the title Captain gave weight to the books. Between the wars he edited Flying and Popular Flying and became a writer for the Ministry of Defence. The First Biggles story, Biggles the Camels are Coming was published in 1932, and W. E. Johns went on to write a staggering 102 Biggles titles before his death in 1968.He also wrote approx 50 other novels, plus collections and contributions in Boys magazines and annuals.Worrals, Gimlet,Steeley and Tiger Clifton were his main characters.Biggles remains his most beloved.

 

 

23749

23749 JOHNS, Captain W.E.:
BIGGLES AND THE BLACK PERIL.
The Thames Publishing Co. Dean & Son, London, n.d. 8vo.green hardcover.Very Good hardcover in Very Good chipped dust wrapper.

$25.00 AUD

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Biggles & The Black Peril by W.E.Johns

24963

24963 JOHNS , W.E.:
BIGGLES AND THE BLACK RAIDER. Another adventure of Air Detctive Inspector Bigglesworth and his Air Police.
Illustrated by Stead
Hodder & Stoughton , London, 1953

First Edition pp.192 map endpaper Very Good Original Red hardcover with plane in black. with the loosely inserted A Letter to every boys who reads this book from W.E.Johns
An urgent assignment in Central Africa where they lead the search for the elusive black elephant.

$60.00 AUD

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Biggles and The Black Raider by Captain W.E.Johns

23765

23765 JOHNS , Captain W.E.:
BIGGLES-CHARTER PILOT. The Adventures of Biggles & Co. on a World-Wide Cruise of Scientific Investigation.
Illustrated by Mendoza
Oxford University Press , Melbourne,1952

8vo.green hardcover Some foxing due to poor paper quality Very Good hardcover in Good chipped dust wrapper. with a couple of sellotape stains to blurbs.
Illustrated by Australian Artist June Mendoza. Dr Duck and Biggles

$50.00 AUD

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Biggles Charter Pilot by W.E.Johns

23750

23750 JOHNS , Captain W.E.:
BIGGLES IN THE CRUISE OF THE CONDOR.
The Thames Publishing Co. Dean & Son, London, n.d. 8vo.red hardcover.Very Good hardcover in Very Good chipped dust wrapper.

$30.00 AUD

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Biggles In The Cruise of The Condor by W.E.Johns

24958

24958 JOHNS , W.E.:
BIGGLES IN THE ORIENT.
Illustrated by Stead
Hodder & Stoughton , London, 1948

.Second Impression pp.180 Original blue cloth.hardcover. Dustwrapper rubbed, nicked & price clipped now protected. a little offsetting to title page from illustration A Very Good dust wrapper in a better than good dust wrapper.
High adventure in India right in the tradition which has won Biggles world wide fame.

$50.00 AUD

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Biggles In The Orient by W.E.Johns

23728 (2)

23728 JOHNS , Capt. W.E. :
BIGGLES DEFIES THE SWASTIKA.
Illustrated by Edward Leigh and Alfred Sindall.
Oxford University Press, London, 1941

First medium Edition. 8vo. pp.249 + 6p ads at rear. Pictorial red cloth decoration in black, map of Norway with the plane, Dark top edge of pages, List of 16 Biggles titles starting with Camels are Coming ending with Spitfire parade. asterisk on p9 A * under Immediate with the * under nothing in on right hand. Very Nice copy of this rare title in facsimile dust wrapper.
Biggles happens to be in Oslo Norway when it is overun by the Nazis.

$400.00 AUD

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Biggles Defies The Swastika by W.E.Johns

23759

23759 JOHNS , Captain W.E.:
BIGGLES DEFIES THE SWASTIKA
Illustrated by Alfred Sindall .
Oxford University Press,, 1951.

8vo. reprint green hardcover. with damp staining to the bottom couple of inches around the boards ,it has discoloured that section but does not affect the interior at all. Good hardcover in Good repaired dust wrapper Actually presents much better than it sounds

$40.00 AUD

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Biggles Defies The Swastika by W.E.Johns

23725

23725 JOHNS , W.E.:
BIGGLES ‘FAILS TO RETURN’.A Biggles Adventure
Illustrated by Stead
Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1951 Fourth Impression.

pp.223 Original red cloth .hardcover. Dustwrapper slightly nicked & price clipped now protected. A little foxing to title page and foredges else Good clean tight copy
Biggles in the most desperate enterprise of his career- the rescue of a Princess from Monaco.

$45.00 AUD

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Biggles Fails To Return by W.E.Johns

23751

23751 JOHNS , Captain W.E.:
BIGGLES FLIES AGAIN.
The Thames Publishing Co. Dean & Son, London, n.d. 8vo.red hardcover.Very Good hardcover in Very Good chipped dust wrapper.

$40.00 AUD

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Biggles Flies Again by W.E.Johns

23768

23768 JOHNS , Captain W.E. :
BIGGLES HUNTS BIG GAME.
Illustrated by Leslie Stead
Brockhampton Press, Leicester, n.d. Light blue hardcover in very good dust wrapper

$30.00 AUD

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Biggles Hunts Big Game by W.E.Johns

24964

24964 JOHNS, Captain W.E.:
BIGGLES IN MEXICO.
Illustrated by Leslie Stead.
Brockhampton Press,Leicester,1959

First Edition. 8vo.pp.183+ip. Green cloth, in edge rubbed and used now protected dust wrapper. A crease to p 77- 82 now uncreased..

$70.00 AUD

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Biggles In Mexico by Captain W.E.Johns

23721

23721 JOHNS , W.E.:
NO REST FOR BIGGLES
Illustrated by “Studio Stead”
Hodder & Stoughton , London, 1956

First Edition. pp.159 Original red cloth.hardcover. Original owners inscription Dustwrapper chipped, with loss price clipped now protected. else Very Good tight copy with some foxing present .
In a matter of weeks three aircraft flying over Africa had disappeared without trace and Biggles who was called on to investigate did not believe it was by accident.   $45.00 AUD

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No Rest For Biggles by Captain W.E.Johns

24965

24965 JOHNS,Captain. W.E.;
BIGGLES AND THE POOR RICH BOY.Another case from the records of Biggles and the Special Air Police.
illustrated by Leslie Stead
Brockhampton Press,Leicester,1961

First Edition, 8vo.pp.182 + 2p.ads. a litle spotted foxing to the fore edge.

The dust wrapper is edge worn and used now protected.

$40.00 AUD

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Biggles and The Poor Rich Boy by Captain W.E.Johns

23730

23730 JOHNS , W.E.:
BIGGLES SECOND CASE .A Biggles Adventure .
Illustrated by Stead
Hodder & Stoughton , London, 1951

Fourth Edition pp.191 Original red cloth .hardcover. Dust wrapper slightly nicked price clipped now protected.a little foxed with prize label on free front endpaper Good clean tight copy in dust jacket
The Second great adventure of Sergeant Bigglesworth C.I.D. The case of the pirate U-Boat!

$40.00 AUD

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Biggles Second Case.by W.E.Johns

23738

23738 JOHNS , W.E.:
SERGEANT BIGGLESWORTH C.I.D
Illustrated by Stead
Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1952

Fourth Impression pp.188 .Original owners signature, scattered foxing else clean tight copy in original blue cloth.
The Case of Biggles versus The Highwaymen of the air.

$30.00 AUD

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Sergeant Bigglesworth C.I.D by W.E.Johns

23744

23744 JOHNS , Captain W.E.:
BIGGLES IN THE SOUTH SEAS.
Illustrated bt Norman Howard .
Oxford University Press, London, n.d. Pea green cloth illustrated in darker green.pp255. 7 p. illustrations by Norman Howard.
Early variant edition. a little foxing to foredges,slight rubbing to cloth else Very Good in facsimile dust wrapper.

$300.00 AUD

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Biggles In The South Seas by Captain W.E.Johns

23753

23753 JOHNS , Captain W.E.:

BIGGLES OF THE SPECIAL AIR POLICE.
The Thames Publishing Co. Dean & Son London, n.d.

8vo.red hardcover.original owners name and address on half title in childs writing. else Very Good hardcover in Very Good chipped dust wrapper.

$25.00 AUD

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Biggles of The Special Air Police by W.E.Johns

23770

23770 JOHNS , Captain W.E.:
BIGGLES SWEEPS THE DESERT. A Biggles Squadron Story
Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1951 Fourth Impression 8vo.red hardcover.Very Good hardcover in Very Good price clipped dust wrapper.       $60.00 AUD

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Biggles Sweeps The Desert.A Biggles Squadron Story by W.E.Johns

23770

23771 JOHNS , Captain W.E.:
BIGGLES SWEEPS THE DESERT. A Biggles Squadron Story
Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1951 Fourth Impression 8vo.red hardcover.Very Good hardcover in Good facsimile dust wrapper.

$40.00 AUD

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Biggles Sweeps The Desert A Biggles Squadron Story by W.E.Johns

 

24962

24962 JOHNS , W.E.:

BIGGLES TAKES A HAND.
Illustrated by Stead
Hodder & Stoughton,London, 1963

number 65 pp.160 Original pictorial laminated hardcover
An anonymous letter sets Biggles off on the trail of three murderers in a thrilling story of espionage which takes him and the Air Police to West Berlin

$50.00 AUD

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Biggles Takes A Hand by Captain W.E.Johns

24956[1]24956

24956 JOHNS , Captain W.E.;
THE FIRST BIGGLES OMNIBUS
Illustrated by Alfred Sindall
Hodder & Stoughton.London , 1953

Red hardcover blocked in black Original owners name on half title half

Biggles Sweeps The Desert , Biggles in The Orient , Biggles Delivers The Goods, Biggles Fails to Return.

$40.00 AUD

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The First Biggles Omnibus by Captain W.E.Johns

24960

24960 JOHNS, Captain W.E.;
A BIGGLES OMNIBUS. Three books in one volume. Biggles Learns To Fly, Biggles Flies East,Biggles In The Orient.
Cresset Editions,London,1994.

8vo.pp.624. general uniform tanning of pages else very Good in original laminated pictorial hardcover.

$20.00  AUD

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A Biggles Omnibus by Captain W.E.Johns

24961

24961 JOHNS.Captain,W.E.:

GIMLET LENDS A HAND.A King of Commandoes Adventure.
Illustrated by Leslie Stead
Brockhampton Press, Leicester, 1949.

First Edition. 8vo. pp.189.Dark blue cloth hardcover, original owners inscription on endpaper else Very Good in edge worn and rubbed , now protected dust wrapper.       $40.00 AUD

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Gimlet Lends A Hand by Captain W.E.Johns

23743

23743 JOHNS , Capt. W.E .:
THE RAID .
John Hamilton , London, n.d.[1935]

Early Edition and scarce in itself.olive/tan hardcover, lettered in black with the Hamilton sundial at foot of spine Very Good clean tight copy.
Contains the title novella The Raid,All’s Fair, Strange Freight and Biggles story The Ace of Spades .

$350.00 AUD

 

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The Raid by W.E.Johns

 

 

24959

24959 JOHNS,Captain W.E. :
THE RUSTLERS OF RATTLESNAKE VALLEY.
Illustrated by Drake Brookshaw.
Nelson,Edinburgh,n.d.[1948]

Second Impression. pp.236. Very good blue cloth titled in darker blue.A little pale foxing to first few pages.
Mr. Black of New York City owns the O-bar-O ranch at Silversprings, Arizona, USA and agrees to the son of his friend, Mr. Somerville, coming out from England, to work at the ranch to improve his health. Young “Pash” Moore is sent to the station to meet him and first makes the acquaintance of Tony Somerville. Pash tells Tony that Indians killed his parents and a cowboy named “Daddy” Moore had brought him up. On the way back to the ranch with Tony, Pash is alarmed to see “Two-gun” Grundle, a notorious villain with the reputation of being a rustler.

$35.00 AUD

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The Rustlers of Rattlesnake Valley by Captain W.E.Johns

 

We have a few other titles without dust wrappers or in lesser condition I might list these for those who want to know,just ask.

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