Jean Cumming Ten Little Nigger Boys, Raphael Tuck , original illustrated card wraps, VG; no internal inscriptions or markings.12pp
Richmal Crompton selection comprising The Innermost Room, Melrose ; David Wilding, Hodder & Stoughton, in reconstructed d/jkt (improvised spine added); Jimmy, Dymock’s, 1950, in fair d/jkt; and Frost at Morning, 1950, two first editions in good to VG d/jkts. All with previous owner’s bookplate.(5)
Richmal Crompton William books 1926-1950 including William –The Fourth, 1926 and Just William’s Luck, 1950 in poor to fair dustjackets. All with previous owner’s bookplate. (20)
Richmal Crompton William books 1950s including six in poor to VG dustjackets of which three are First Editions. All with previous owner’s bookplate. (18)
Richmal Crompton William books 1960-1970, all bar two in fair to fine dustjackets; four are First Editions comprising William the Explorer, William and the Pop Singers (in good d/jkt), William the Superman, and rare William the Lawless (in price-clipped d/jkt). Lawless lacks front endpaper and half-title (may possibly be ex-library). All bar Lawless with previous owner’s bookplate. (10)
Richmal Crompton William paperbacks, various editions, all with previous owner’s bookplate; together with David Schutte William – The Immortal: An Illustrated Bibliography, 1993. (46)
Richmal Crompton William – The Terrible: Plays for Radio Volume 1, David Schutte, 2008, plus the 5 subsequent volumes, all limited editions in fine d/jkts; Mary Cadogan The William Companion, 1990, in VG d/jkt; and various related titles, mostly with previous owner’s bookplate. (16)
Capt. W.E. Johns (and others) Boy’s Own Paper, October 1950 to March 1951 containing the complete serialisation of Biggles at School, original pictorial wraps, slight rusting to staples o/w fine. (6)
Capt. W.E. Johns selection, all Hodder & Stoughton published, 1942 to 1962, mostly First Editions with eight in poor to VG dustjackets; better include Biggles Hunts Big Game, 1948, Biggles Goes to School 1951, Biggles on Mystery Island 1958, Worrals of the Islands 1945, plus Biggles Sets a Trap 1962 (front endpaper removed).(15)
Capt. W.E. Johns selection, various publishers, mostly reprints but including Brockhampton Press Biggles’ Chinese Puzzle, 1955 and Biggles Presses On, 1958 both first editions in fair to fine dustjackets. (16)
Capt. W.E. Johns Biggles Does Some Homework, Norman Wright 1998, No. 25 of 300 in VF dustjacket; one of only 35 with original artwork on the half-title signed and numbered by the illustrator Andrew Skilleter, additionally signed on the limitation page by the publisher. Fine are rare.
Capt. W.E. Johns Biggles Air Ace: The Uncollected Stories, Norman Wright, 2008, No. 273 of 300, h/b in VF dustjacket; signed by publisher and illustrator.
Capt. W.E. Johns Biggles and the Deep Blue Sea, Norman Wright, 2007, No.149 of 300, h/b in VF dustjacket; signed by publisher and illustrator.
Capt. W.E. Johns Biggles Looks Back, Norman Wright, 2006, No. 96 of 300, fine h/b, in dustjacket; signed by publisher and illustrator. Dustjacket slightly chipped at top of spine
Capt. W. E. Johns Biggles in France, Norman Wright, 2009, one 300 published, complimentary copy signed by the publisher; h/b in VF dustjacket. Front cover artwork by Andrew Skilleter. This title was previously published as issue 501 of Boys’ Friend Library 1935, and was never printed in hardback form until this 2009 publication.
Capt. W.E. Johns Biggles Learns to Fly, Norman Wright, 2009, No. 291 of 300, h/b in VF dustjacket; signed by publisher and illustrator.
Capt. W. E. Johns Biggles Scores a Bull, Norman Wright, 2009, No. 45 of 300, h/b in VF dustjacket; signed by publisher and illustrator.
Capt. W.E. Johns No Motive for Murder, Norman Wright, 2004, s/bk, VF, one of 300 printed, complimentary copy, signed by the publisher and by Margaret Collins, niece of W.E. Johns; Mossyface, Trendler & Wright, 1994, original gilt cloth, one of 300, inscribed by Norman Wright, previous owner’s bookplate; plus 4 biographical/bibliographical works, and a DVD. (7)
Capt. W.E. Johns Steeley and the Missing Page, and other stories, Norman Wright, 2000, s/bk, VF, No. 164 of 300, inscribed to Eric Fayne by the publisher. Scarce
Capt. W.E. Johns The Spyflyers, Norman Wright, 2002, s/bk, VF, No. 261 of 300, signed by publisher, illustrator and editor.