BRIGGS, Raymond First edition, first printing. 4to, Original pictorial boards. A near fine copy with clean boards. Slight pushing/wear at spine tips. None of the usual yellowing/creaming to boards & spine - very bright diamond white boards. Internally complete with no inscriptions. Endpapers clean and unsplit. No inscriptions. Priced £2.95net to foot of back board. A wonderful copy of this classic title. A little boy rushes out on a winters day to build a snowman which comes alive in his dreams at night. Turned into a classic with the short animated film cementing its longevity in the annuals of children's literature.
JOHNS, W. E. First edition, first printing. 8vo. Red boards with black titles. Pictorial dustwrapper. First edition, first printing. 8vo. Red boards with black titles. Pictorial dustwrapper. A near fine copy with clean boards. Very light spotting to edges. Internally fresh with no inscriptions - appears unopened and unread. The near fine dustwrapper is in lovely condition with light wear to extremities. Original price of 8s6dnet to front flap. An lovely copy from the library of a Welsh collector who stowed these copies away from new. Biggles, Ginger, Algy and Bertie take the Air Police "Gadfly" to the north east frontier of India to rescue a wealthy Chinese fugitive from the Communists.
SUTCLIFF, Rosemary First edition, first printnig. 8vo. Blue boards with silver gilt titles. Pictorial dustwrapper. A fine copy with no marks & internally spotless and unread. The fine dustwrapper is complete and clean with no wear. An exceptional copy of a very uncommon title.
JOHNS, W. E. First edition, first printing. 8vo. Red boards with black titles and illustration. A fine book with no marks to cloth. A hint of occasional spotting to textblock edges. No inscriptions and appears unopened and unread. The fine dustwrapper is in exceptional condition with a very short closed tear & none of the usual fading to bright red spine. Original price of 8/6net on front flap. An outstanding copy of one of the harder 1950's titles; From the library of a Welsh collector who stowed these copies away from new. Unaccountably scarce title to find in superior condition. "Another adventure for Biggles and the Air Police Pilots. This time Biggles, Ginger, Algie and Bertie go to the rescue of Inspector Gaskin of the CID who has a hunch that aviation plays a part in the latest crop of jewel robberies in London"
WATERHOUSE, Keith First edition, first printing. 8vo. Dark red boards with gilt titles. Geometric patterned dustwrapper by William Belper. A near fine copy with clean boards. No marks to textblock edges. Usual toning to leaves & dustwrapper offsetting to endpaper o/w fine. No inscriptions. The very good+/near fine dustwrapper is complete with some light edgewear to extremities & a couple of short closed tears. Original price of 13s6dnet on front flap. An attractive copy importantly without the heavy toning to spine. The novel which was the basis for the 1963 classic film with Tom Courtenay and Julie Christie. Yorkshire teenager, Billy Fisher is unable to stop lying especially to this three girlfriends; he is trapped in his boring job and living with his working class parents - he dreams of Ambrosia, the name he has given for his fictional idyllic country where he will release the shackles of his everyday.