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; a very good copy with a touch of shadowed fading to fore-edge of upper board beneath the wrapper, internally fine and uninscribed, protected by a remarkably bright and crisp, unclipped dustwrapper (8s 6d) with a sizeable pale brown triangular tide-mark to the reverse at head of spine, barely visible on the right side, and then only on the lower panel.
First edition. On receipt of an anonymous tip-off, Biggles ends up on the trail of three murders and becomes involved in an exciting tale of espionage in West Berlin.