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Biggles Works it Out - Captain W.E. Johns

1951 - Hodder & Stoughton, London - First Edition
Biggles get suspicious over a series of robberies that could only have been managed with air support. Suspecting a single gang is behind them all he seeks to infiltrate and then capture the gang in action.

The adventure wanders from England to Australia to Monte Carlo, before a climax in the gang's hideout in the African desert. With thanks to Bertie (going undercover) and Marcel (his first case with Biggles) the gang is captured and/or killed trying to escape.

With eight wonderful full page tinted illustrations by Stead.
 
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Biggles’ Chinese Puzzles and other Biggles’ adventures - Captain W.E. Johns

1955 - Brockhampton Press, Leicester - First Edition
Biggles Wins Through Again!

Hold your breath while Biggles & Co. expose a currency racket in Indo-China, rescue a geologist from torture in a sinister mental home, or snatch luminous blue clay from a sinking volcanic island in the Pacific.

Biggles at his swiftest and surest! Stirringly illustrated with six colour plates by Leslie Stead.
 
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Biggles and the Plot that Failed - Captain W.E. Johns

1965 - Brockhampton Press, Leicester - First Edition
A fine copy and thus scarce.

Biggles and the team are stuck in the Sahara trying to track down the missing son of a friend of Raymond.

The son, Alex Mander, has joined a partner, Sekunder, seeking treasure in a lost tomb. When the tomb is found Alex is deserted by his partner and left to die. Biggles and co find him just in time, and just before his partner returns with a drill to open the tomb.

In his haste to open the tomb the partner is stung by a scorpion. Biggles takes him back to civilisation, not before helping Alex open the tomb and determine there is nothing in it!
 
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Biggles and the Blue Moon - Captain W.E. Johns

1965 - Brockhampton Press, Leicester - First Edition
Biggles and Algy fight a private war with criminals and the Indonesian Army in order to protect the pearl collection of a friend of the British government. He is cut off in his forest mansion in Malaysia and asks Biggles to help get him and his pearls away from danger. 
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Biggles Investigates and other stories of the Air Police - Captain W.E. Johns

1964 - Brockhampton Press, Leicester - First Edition
A collection of eight short stories take Biggles and team 'investigating' crashed Spanish planes and essence of rose petal, bodies dropping from aircraft, Bertie makes a trip to Paris, and Biggles chases a getaway plane all the way to Scotland.

With striking colour frontispiece by Leslie Stead.
 
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Biggles and the Black Mask - Captain W.E. Johns

1964 - Hodder and Stoughton, London - First Edition
Biggles follows a hunch to check up on a dark character from this past, and in the process uncovers a money smuggling ring run by a bored doctor.

The smuggling ring is being run under the guise of a charter holiday service. Ginger is sent along as a customer to check it out, and spends a few days in Nice before being kidnapped when he gets a bit too close to the truth.

The rest of the team manage to uncover Ginger's location, crack the smuggling ring and spring Ginger from his imprisonment in a house in Essex. The leader of the gang, Doctor Fortescue, confesses to running the operation purely as adventure, and then commits suicide.

Illustrated with six full page black and white drawings by Lesley Stead.
 
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The Renowned History of the Seven Famous Champions of Christendom. Embellished with Cuts. - Richard Johnson

1770 - Printed for H. Turpin, London
Early little work, with twelve chapters, giving a brief history of each Champion, and their joint battles against the Pagans and Moors, ending with their triumphant return to England.

Illustrated with six woodcuts. In contemporary 18th century binding of ‘Dutch Gilt’ or ‘Brocade’ paper wrappers with floral pattern on embossed, gilt, overlaid with colour by hand or stencil.

The seven champions of Christendom were; St. George for England, St .Dennis for France, St. Andrew for Scotland, St. Anthony for Italy, St. James for Spain, St. Patrick for Ireland and St. David for Wales.
 
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A Birthday Book - SIGNED - Rockwell Kent

1931 - Random House, New York - First Edition - Number 1219 of 1850 copies
A lovely story written and illustrated by Rockwell Kent, telling of a battle between a good and bad fairy, and the gifts they give to a little girl, just christened. Signed and numbered by Rockwell Kent, and with the name ‘Joan’ to the dedication page.

Bound in lithographed silk design by Rockwell Kent, silk endpapers, and with twenty leaves of individual black and white wood block prints each surrounded by intricate borders.
 
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