Biggles Forms A Syndicate

JOHNS, Captain W.E. (author). [Leslie] STEAD (illustrator). Biggles Forms A Syndicate.

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JOHNS, Captain W.E. (author). [Leslie] STEAD (illustrator). Biggles Forms A Syndicate. London, Hodder & Stoughton. 1961.

8vo. Original red boards illustrated and lettered in black, preserved in pictorial dustwrapper; pp. [iv], v-vii, [viii-x], 11-160; coloured frontispiece and other line drawings by Leslie Stead; a nice bright copy with speckling and dusting to edges of book block, internally clean with 2 early ink inscriptions to front pastedown and some browning to title, protected by an attractive, unclipped dustwrapper (8s 6d) with a little rubbing to spine ends and dust-soiling to lower panel.
First edition in book form. Biggles gets involved in a highly unconventional operation in Arabia where he collaborates with a syndicate of treasure-hunters who discover booty in the ancient city of Ophir.