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AN EXTENSIVE COLLECTION OF BOOKS, PERIODICALS AND OTHER PRINTED MATERIAL, COMPRISING:
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AN EXTENSIVE COLLECTION OF BOOKS, PERIODICALS AND OTHER PRINTED MATERIAL, COMPRISING:
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5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 6,000 GBP
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English Literature, History, Children's Books and Illustrations Including Eric Gill – The Felix Dennis Collection

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Johns, W.E.
AN EXTENSIVE COLLECTION OF BOOKS, PERIODICALS AND OTHER PRINTED MATERIAL, COMPRISING:
i) Biggles series, 664 volumes; ii) Biggles Omnibus, 37 volumes; iii) Biggles works in translation, 84 volumes; iv) Worrals series, 43 volumes; v) Gimlet series, 53 volumes; vi) Space series, 46 volumes; vii) other novels, including Steeley series, 60 volumes; viii) Annuals, compilations of stories and other volumes, including biographical works, catalogues, occasional papers, etc., 90 volumes; ix) Periodicals, c. 250 volumes; mostly 8vo, mostly original bindings, occasional spotting and browning, occasional wear to bindings(c.1327)
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Catalogue Note

This extensive collection is a rich bibliographical resource and features many early editions, later reprints, paperback editions and more recent limited edition reprints. Many include their dust-jackets. Highlights include:

The Camels are Coming. Hamilton, [c.1933], later edition (colour frontispiece), 32pp. publisher’s catalogue original cloth, worn, facsimile dust-jacket;

The Cruise of the Condor. Hamilton, [c.1933], first edition, colour frontispiece and other plates, original cloth, dust-jacket, loss to dust-jacket (protected by facsimile), adhesive tape repairs to dust-jacket;

Biggles Flies Again. Hamilton, [1934], first edition, colour frontispiece and other plates, original cloth, dust-jacket, loss and tears to dust-jacket, adhesive tape repairs to dust-jacket;

Desert Night. Hamilton, [1938], original cloth, slightly skewed, facsimile dust-jacket;

The Murder at Castle Deeping. Hamilton, [1938], first edition (although no catalogue at end), original cloth, dust-jacket (with “5’-” sticker on upper inside flap), dust-jacket frayed and chipped at extremities;

Worrals of the W.A.A.F. Lutterworth Press, 1941, first edition, original cloth, reprint dust-jacket (title on lower wrapper), lacking front free endpaper, dust-jacket worn and soiled with some loss

The periodicals comprise i) Modern Boy, 1930-1939, 79 volumes; ii) Popular Flying, 1934-1938, 18 volumes; iii) My Garden, 1936-1942, 22 volumes; iv) Men Only, 1937-1941, 11 volumes; v) Girl’s Own Paper, 1939-1941, 25 volumes; vi) Boy’s Own Paper, 1941-1942, 22 volumes and 1951-1958, 16 volumes; vii) Britannia and Eve, 1941-1942, 3 volumes; viii) Biggles and Co., 1992-1996, 17 volumes; ix) Biggles Flies Again, 1997-2013, 37 volumes; together with several others and a large collection of clippings, several of which appear to be from the collection of the author, many disbound, some lacking covers, numerous tears and creases

English Literature, History, Children's Books and Illustrations Including Eric Gill – The Felix Dennis Collection

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