• Unsigned
  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
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Released January 1, 1954

£95.00

Biggles and Ginger join the Foreign Legion as part of an undercover operation for the International Police Commission. Their brief is to expose the workings of a sinister organisation sabotaging all peaceful settlements achieved by war-faring nations. Biggles takes his life into his own hands by joining one of the most toughest military forces in the world when he realises the price of global peace is at stake.

Book Condition & Notes

Near-fine first edition with slight bruising to top and bottom of spine and foxing along page edges. In an unclipped dust jacket with small tears and chips to top and bottom. Unclipped dustwrapper.


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Captain W. E. Johns

Williams Earl Johns, born 1893, was an English First World War pilot, and writer of adventure stories, usually written under the pen name Capt. W. E. Johns.

He was the creator of the fictional air-adventurer Biggles. In his 46-year writing career (1922–68) he penned over 160 books, including nearly one hundred Biggles books, more than sixty other novels and factual books, and scores of magazine articles and short stories.

His first novel, Mossyface, was published in 1922 under the pen name "William Earle". After leaving the RAF, John became a newspaper air correspondent, as well as editing and illustrating books about flying. At the request of John Hamilton Ltd, he created the magazine Popular Flying which first appeared in March 1932. It was in the pages of this magazine that Biggles first appeared.

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Book Condition & Notes

Near-fine first edition with slight bruising to top and bottom of spine and foxing along page edges. In an unclipped dust jacket with small tears and chips to top and bottom. Unclipped dustwrapper.


Professionally Packed

All of our books that a have dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.