Johns, W E

This section includes the Biggles books written by Captain W E Johns. It will also include his other books concerning 'Gimlet' and 'Worrals'.

The Biggles books were written over a period of many years by Captain W E Johns, who served in the Royal Air Force in both world wars. Johns used various publishers for his books, and they were published in differing styles.
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Another Job for Biggles, 1st edn 1951 (Capt W E Johns)This jacket is for the first edition of Another Job for Biggles, published by Hodder & Stoughton in 1951.

ReproJacket #47-A-1, size 190.5x428mm.
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Biggles Air Detective, 1st edn 1952 (Capt W E Johns)This ReproJacket is for the 1st printing in 1952. It's a well-executed illustration presented in vibrant colours. The jacket was designed without a price, rather unusually.

ReproJacket #85-A-1, size 190.5x431mm.
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Biggles and the Poor Rich Boy, 1st edn 1961 (Capt W E Johns)This jacket is for the first printing in 1961.

ReproJacket #84-A-1, size 189.6x438mm.
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Biggles Breaks the Silence, 1st edn 1949 Capt W E Johns)Biggles flies off to the Antarctic on the trail of bullion thieves.

ReproJacket #92-A-1, size 191x456mm.
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Biggles Breaks the Silence, 1st edn 1955 (4th printing) (Capt W E Johns)The Biggles books are now officially numbered and Hodders have a distribution deal for them all.

ReproJacket #92-D-1, size 189.7x453mm.
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Biggles Gets His Men, 1st edn 1950 (Capt W E Johns)Biggles Gets His Men was first published in 1950 by Hodder & Stoughton, in a striking jacket!

Jacket illustration by Leslie Stead.

ReproJacket #8-A-1, size 190.8x457mm.