306 pages. A very good copy of this first - and thorough - biography of the great children's writer, his life and works and a discussion of his criticised stereotypes, together with an extensive bibliography. Contents clean and tight, in very good red boards. In a bright unclipped dustjacket with very slight rubbing at ends of spine. Size: 22cm. N° de ref. de la librería
Título: By Jove, Biggles! The Life of Captain W. E. ...
Editorial: W. H. Allen
Año de publicación: 1981
Condición del libro: VG
Edición: First Edition.
Descripción W. H. Allen, 1981. Estado de conservación: Good. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In good all round condition. Dust Jacket in good condition. Nº de ref. de la librería 6357051
Descripción Hardback. Estado de conservación: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Nº de ref. de la librería GOR007803042
Descripción W.H. Allen and Co Ltd, London, 1981. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Good. Illustrated Ilustrador. 1st Edition. 306pp. The life of captain w. e johns, all in good conditions throughout, 1stamp of somerset library on the title page, that`s all, nice and tight and clean otherwise. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library. Nº de ref. de la librería 10458
Descripción W.H. Allen, London,first edition, 1981, 1981. Cloth, 8vo, 22 cm, xii, 306 pp,  pp of plates. From the blurb: "This is the first biography of one of the most popular children's authors of the mid-twentieth century, who is probably best known for the creation of the character Biggles - loved by adults and children alike. Captain W. E. Johns (1893-1968) wrote 168 books, of which 98 were Biggles stories. Thèse have been translated into many languages - at one time, according to UNESCO statistics, Biggles was the most popular juvenile fiction hero in the world. .Johns' many other books written for children include a series of science fiction novels. He also made a serious attempt to establish himself as a writer of adult thrillers and romances. His joumalistic output was equally prolific and varied. In addition to writing articles and editorials for Popular Flying and Flying magazines, he was a regular contributor to a gardening magazine. By Jove, Biggles ! looks at the long and active career of the man who has had a major influence on generations of children all over the world. It concentrâtes particularly on his wartime experiences, on which he based many of the early works, and tells how, after the First World War, Johns played a significant part in the enlisting of A/C Ross (Lawrence of Arabia) into the RAF. There is also a critical analysis of Johns' work, and a discussion of the attack on his books by librarians who objected to Johns' alleged use of racial stereotypes and his jingoistic attitudes. In addition the authors have compiled an extensive and invaluable bibliography of Johns' writings. A carefully documented and well-researched biography which brings to life not only the man but the years of conflict and change in which he played such an active part." Bookplate of the noted crime fiction expert Iwan Hedman (Iwan Morelius) on front pastedown endpaper, Very Good in Very Good dustwrapper. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE-21820
Descripción W. H. Allen, London, 1981 First Edition. Hardback. Dust Jacket., 1981. 8vo. pp xii, 306,  plates. Original publisher's red cloth, lettered gilt at the spine. Signed presentation from the author on the title page to Peter Haining (1940-2007), writer on popular fiction and pulps, 'For Peter Haining, to a scribbler from a scribbler about a scribbler - would we were all sucessful, Peter Berresford Ellis'. ISBN: 0491027753 Fine in fine dust wrapper. Nº de ref. de la librería C17727
Descripción W.H. Allen, 1981. Hardback. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. First edition.. 1st 1981. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper. Biography of one of the most popular children's authors of the mid 20th Century - Capt. W.E. Johns creator of 'Biggles'. Red boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. 306 pages includes index. A little bumping to base of spine, a couple of corners and along a couple of cover edges. Foxing to outer page edges (quite heavy) and to endpapers and brown, light stain mark to half-title and title page. Pictorial wrapper is browned/foxed to flaps, with some edge-creasing. [R]. Book. Nº de ref. de la librería 598904
Descripción W.H. Allen, London, 1981. Cloth. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The first reference book about W.E. Johns author of Biggles and Worrals books and others. With 306 pages including index but excluding prelims i.e. title pages and acknowledgement, this has 4 pages of black and white photographs. A Wonderful insight into the life of this remarkable man. Red cloth boards with gilt titles to spine and protected dustjacket in Fine condition. Nº de ref. de la librería 000337
Descripción W.H. Allen / Virgin Books, 1981. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Nº de ref. de la librería P020491027753