Biggles on the Home Front - Captain W.E. Johns 1957 - Hodder and Stoughton, London - First Edition With six full page colour illustrations by Leslie Stead.

Another adventure of Biggles and his Air Police Pilots. This time Biggles, Ginger, Algie and Bertie go to the rescue of Inspector Gaskin of the C.I.D., who has a hunch that aviation plays a part in the latest crop of jewel robberies in London.

Crime in the air is Biggles’ job, and he fastens onto the trail leading from the Barnstaple Arms in Soho with his usual zest and courage.
  Number 49 in the Biggles series.

First Edition Points: Copyright page with
First Printed 1957 statement. Both the verso of half title and rear panel of dust jacket list Biggles titles ending in Biggles of the Interpol followed by Comrades in Arms and a brace of Omnibus (Omnibi?).

Reference: YABS. BOL 59.1.

Octavo (book size 19x13.1cm), pp. 190 [2]. In publisher’s red cloth, lettered in black to spine, front board with black lettering and vignette of a plane. Dust jacket priced ‘8s 6d net’ to lower corner of front flap.
  Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket with some loss to spine ends, and a little tape repair to verso.   Ref: 111432   Price: HK$ 1,200