• Unsigned
  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
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Released January 1, 1948

£100.00

There is a powerful international gang of counterfeiters at work, producing near-perfect forgeries of currency notes and postage stamps and causing havoc in the economies of many countries in Europe. Air Commodore Raymond is convinced that aircraft are involved and asks Biggles to investigate. However the enemy is well-informed and makes the first move to try to buy Biggles off just hours after Biggles is assigned to the case. Biggles' attention is drawn to an airline, Stellar Skyways, which organises expensive, ultra luxurious, big game hunting holidays. The trail takes Biggles and his friends to a remote hunting lodge in Central Africa. Biggles wins through, with friends old and new, ranging from his old squadron mate now taxi driver Tug Carrington to an Egyptian burglar.


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.