BIGGLES FLIES SOUTH
by W.E. Johns
Illustrated by Howard Leigh; Jack Nicolle
Published by Oxford University Press. circa. 1938
Almost very good condition. Pyramid edition. Blue cloth with black titles and vignette to front cover showing bi-plane flying over pyramids and palm trees. Colour frontis + b/w illustrations.
Bumping to spine and corners. Bump and split in cloth to middle of the spine. Bottom of boards a little bumped. Browning to board edges. Prize presentation plate to front endpaper. Heavy foxing to prelims and page edges, including edge of frontis.
Stock no. 1405226
Located at: Rose's Books, Hay-on-Wye
- Biggles and co get sidetracked into an Egyptian adventure whilst on their way to a squadron reunion dinner in South Africa. They meet a threatened scientist and agree to help him find a lost oasis (called Zenzura) in the middle of nowhere.
- Their quest is hindered by the requisite bad guy who has claimed the oasis, and the antiques buried there, who gets off to a spectacular start by marooning them at the oasis by erasing their supply (camel) train.