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The Boy Biggles

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Green Boards edition. Jacket in a new protective sleeve, not price clipped. This is perhaps the only Biggles book that cannot with total certainty have its 1st edition identified. However these points are offered as indicating that this copy is in probability a True 1st edition.

1.Pre 1968 Dean & Son hid the publishing date under the front pastedown. This book simply has "Boy Biggles Pastedown" on the pasted down side in keeping with Dean & Son books circa 1968-69

2. The Dustjacket does not have a price in New pence on the front flap (Introduced in 1970)

3. There is no ISBN number just an SBN. (ISBN also introduced at around the same time :1970).

The laminated editions sometimes offered as "1st editions" are all reprints from the 1970s and later.

This copy has a jacket with heavy corner wear and loss to the head of the spine. Now placed in a protective loose sleeve.The jacket spine is also moderately discoloured. The book is near very good and has an ink name to the opening page.

1st book in chronological order of the entire Biggles canon. We are specialists in W E Johns books and have written and contributed to published bibliographical research

Condition: Book - Very good- ; Jacket - Good

Hardcover English 1st Edition

Dean & Son 1968 England

Stock Number 031481