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

£95.00

Two special commissioners on a remote island disappear. This is a job for Gimlet!

Book Condition & Notes

This copy has a lean and discolouration and foxing to the page block. The dust jacket is intact, although showing a lot of shelf wear. It has tears at the top and bottom of the spine, worn-away corners and some loss of colour around the creases. There is one large tear across the bottom of the spine.

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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.

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

This copy has a lean and discolouration and foxing to the page block. The dust jacket is intact, although showing a lot of shelf wear. It has tears at the top and bottom of the spine, worn-away corners and some loss of colour around the creases. There is one large tear across the bottom of the spine.

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.