Biggles' Combined Operations - Captain W.E. Johns

1959 - Hodder and Stoughton, London - First Edition
In this adventure with some Interpol colleagues Biggles, of the Special Air Police, cleans up a dope racket threatening the United States.

‘Biggles, our air hero.’ -
The Daily Telegraph.

A smashing copy, with six colour illustrations by Leslie Stead.
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Biggles in the Orient - Captain W.E. Johns

1944 - Hodder & Stoughton Limited, London - First Edition
A fine copy, in bright dust jacket, of a scarce Biggles title. With colour frontispiece and twelve black and white illustrations by ‘Stead’.

You're our last hope, Bigglesworth,' said the Air Commodore, with something like despair in his voice.’

The war supply route between Calcutta and China is a vital one but something is attacking the planes that fly it. Again and again pilots set off, only to disappear somewhere along the line, never to be seen again. When Biggles and his team are called in to investigate, flying the route is close to a suicide mission . . .
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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
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 their tricks, and clues lead to El Zufra and the Sanseviera Jungle in Abyssinia.
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Biggles in the Gobi - Captain W.E. Johns

1953 - Hodder & Stoughton, London - First Edition
‘Biggles and his men fly east in grave danger from Red Chinese, when they go looking for eleven smuggled people, hidden in the shrine by the Caves of a Thousand Buddhas in the Gobi desert.

‘Only brave men could triumph over bandits and Chinese in such circumstances as those that arose against Biggles in the Gobi’.

With a map of Mongolia, and six full page colour illustrations 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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Price HK$ 3,000