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Gimlet’s Oriental Quest

W.E. Johns

First Edition


W.E. Johns Gimlet’s Oriental Quest 1948 First Edition

W.E. Johns Gimlet’s Oriental Quest book is for sale from The First Edition. This is the first edition of W.E. Johns Gimlet’s Oriental Quest that was published by Brockhampton Press in 1948.

The W.E. Johns Gimlet’s Oriental Quest original dust jacket is in Very Good condition with minor tears and losses and creases, with creasing and rubbing particularly to the back panel.  The W.E. Johns Gimlet’s Oriental Quest dust jacket is mostly complete, with the price “6/-“ to the inside front flap and is still very attractive.

The W.E. Johns Gimlet’s Oriental Quest original green binding has black lettering to the front board and spine and are in Near Fine condition with only slight rubbing to the top and bottom of the spine.

W.E. Johns Gimlet’s Oriental Quest has 191 numbered pages with one page advertisement to the front detailing books by W.E. Johns, and one-page advertisement to the end for the Champion Brock Books series.  The pages are in overall Very Good condition with all 8 black and white illustrations and colour frontispiece.  There is discolouration to the top edge.

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Front of Dust Jacket

Spine of Dust Jacket

Back of Dust Jacket

Dust Jacket Spread Open

Dust Jacket Flaps

Front Board


Back Board

Title Page

Children's Illustrated Books

W.E. Johns Books

Biggles on the Spot

The Biggles Omnibus

Samson of Patagonia

Adventure of the Luminous Lilly

Secret Weapon

Biggles Gets His Men

Biggles Takes the Case

Chinese Puzzle

Biggles and the Poor Rich Boy

Biggles and the Missing Millionaire

The Bumper Biggles Book

Gimlet’s Oriental Quest

Gimlet Lends a Hand

The Passing Show

Kings of Space

The Edge of Beyond

The Death Rays of Ardilla