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  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
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Released January 1, 1960
ISBN 978-0340031193

£125.00

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"We've just heard that a very good friend of ours is somewhere in the jungle of Garhwal, sick, and we'd like to have him brought here."


"Presumably by me?"


"Of course."


"Where exactly is he?"


"I don't know."


That was the mission that brought Biggles, Ginger, Algy and Bertie in the air police Gadfly amphibian to the north-east frontier of India - to rescue a wealthy Chinese fugitive from the communists.

Book Condition & Notes

Near-fine first edition with small scuffs to top and bottom of spine with slight foxing on page edges. In a near-fine, unclipped dust jacket with slight discolouring along the spine and back panel.


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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 small scuffs to top and bottom of spine with slight foxing on page edges. In a near-fine, unclipped dust jacket with slight discolouring along the spine and back panel.


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.