Biggles Sees it Through
First edition First printing.Correct thickness.The wrapper rear list is in blue whereas the medium thick was normally brown. So this would indicate a first dust wrapper.The creases would normally show it is otherwise from a medium book, but the spine crease is not a fold.Spitfire Parade to rear list (same year).
Scarce book especially in original wrapper
Front boards and spine are square, clean and bright with no bumps to the corners. The front cover spine hinge is slightly rubbed. Some minor grubby marks to the back cover. The inside boards and end papers are clean and bright, with no inscriptions. The frontis is bright and bold. The text block has minor foxing, this has spread to some early margins, but most are untouched and vg. Page nine has a grubby mark to the top right hand corner.The binding is tight.No inscription.
Dust wrapper/ The entire jacket is complete bright and bold, just a little grubby in places.Minor rubs to corners and top and bottom of spine but no loss ! There is a crease running from top to bottom of the front and back cover that seems to indicate that the book was on a smaller book.The spine is creased to the middle,(which is the wrong place if the wrapper was from a medium as it sits correctly on the spine.This may have been done by the publisher as it seems not indicate a swap from a medium book. The rear cover has two tiny closed tears to the bottom edge. There are a few grubby marks. Price cut. The rear of the jacket is clean and bright./1733
- First Edition
- First printing
- Near Fine Book
- Near Fine Dust wrapper