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Comrades in Arms - Captain W.E. Johns

1947 - Hodder & Stoughton Limited, London - First Edition
First edition of this collection of six short stories, with colour frontispiece and tile page, plus six double page tinted illustrations by Leslie Stead.

Three of the stories are Gimlet, Worrals and Biggles stories respectively, they are unique to this collection and are not to be found in any other W. E. Johns' books published.

In the Biggles adventure,
Thunder over Germany, the usual suspects follow up on a lead from a schoolboy to destroy a secret German fuel depot in the Black Forest. In a hair-raising daytime attack the team fly over Germany and the schoolboy, acting as navigator, leads them straight to the secret depot. 
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Sergeant Bigglesworth C.I.D. - Captain W.E. Johns

1946 - Hodder & Stoughton Limited, London - First Edition
Chocks away Biggles!

A superb example of the first post-war Biggles story. With magnificent colour frontispiece and title page, together with eight tinted full page illustrations by Leslie Stead.

Air Commodore Raymond approaches Biggles, Algy, Ginger and Bertie with an interesting proposition. Now that the Second World War had ended, he could use good pilots in a new force he is forming as Assistant Commissioner at Scotland Yard. This force would be used to combat flying crooks.

They set out to track down a spate of jewel robberies are occurring in mid-flight, costing the country millions. The Germans are still up to their tricks, and clues lead to El Zufra and the Sanseviera Jungle in Abyssinia.
 
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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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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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The Three Lieutenants, or, Naval Life in the Nineteenth Century - W. H. G. Kingston

1897 - Griffith Farran Browne & Co. Limited, London
Illustrations by Charles J. de Lacy. From the Boys’ Own Favourite Library series. The second novel in Kingstons series which began with ‘The Midshipmen’. A lovely copy in pictorial boardsand gilt edges.

Kingston's reputation was made by these books, that first appeared about 1860, and dealt with an officer's life in the Navy at about that time. By an extraordinary coincidence, the three young men who had met as midshipmen, get postings that enable them to keep their friendships alive when they are lieutenants. Another old friend is Admiral Triton, who, though retired, takes a great interest in their careers.
 
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Stalky and Co. - Rudyard Kipling

1899 - Macmillan and Co., London - First English Edition
“Stalky,’ in their school vocabulary, meant clever, well considered and wily, as applied to plans of action: and ‘stalkiness’ was the one virtue Corkran toiled after.’

Schoolboy japes and mischief abound in this volume about a trio in an English boarding school, based on Kipling’s own experiences as a young man. An amusing and entertaining novel from one of Britain’s most famous authors.
 
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1901 - Macmillan and Co., London - First English Edition (preceded by the American edition by 16 days)
He sat, in defiance of municipal orders, astride the gun Zam-Zammah on her brick platform opposite the old Ajaib-Gher – the Wonder House, as the natives call the Lahore museum. Who hold Zam-Zammah, that 'fire-breathing dragon', hold the Punjab; for the great green-bronze piece is always first of the conqueror's loot.

A bright copy of Kipling’s legendary Indian spy novel, set amongst the background of the Great Game, and one of the author’s most enduring thrillers. Considered to be Kipling’s greatest work, and the finest novel about the India of the British Empire.

Though he was burned black as any native; though he spoke the vernacular by preference, and his mother-tongue in a clipped uncertain sing-song; though he consorted on terms of perfect equality with the small boys of the bazar; Kim was white – a poor white of the very poorest.’

Illustrated with 10 plates from photographs of bas-reliefs by Rudyard's father, John Lockwood Kipling. The basis for the classic 1950 movie starring Errol Flynn and Dean Stockwell. This is the book for boys.
 
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