JOHNS, Captain W.E. (author). STEAD (illustrator). Biggles Takes A Hand. London; Hodder And Stoughton. 1963.
8vo. Original red linson boards lettered in black, preserved in pictorial dustwrapper; pp. [vi], 7-160; line drawings by Leslie Stead; both externally and internally crisp and clean, without inscription, protected by an uncommonly bright, unclipped dustwrapper (8s 6d) with light rubbing to joints, dusting to lower panel, and some fading to spine.
First edition. On receipt of an anonymous tip-off Biggles ends up investigating three murders, getting drawn into an exciting tale of espionage in West Berlin.