W.E. Johns Gimlet’s Oriental Quest “A King of the Commandos” Adventure with Dust
Jacket First Edition 1948
The First Edition is selling this Gimlet 1948 first edition book by W.E. Johns, Gimlet’s
Oriental Quest, published by Brockhampton Press.
The original dust jacket is in Very Good condition with minor tears and losses and
creases (creasing and rubbing particularly to the back panel). The dust jacket is
mostly complete, with the price “6/-“ to the inside front flap and is still very
The original green boards have black lettering to the front and spine are in Near
Fine condition with only slight rubbing to the top and bottom of the spine.
There are 191 numbered pages with one page advertisement to the front detailing books
by W.E. Johns, and one page advertisement to the end for “Champion Brock- Books”
The pages are in overall Very Good condition with all 8 black and white illustrations
and colour frontispiece; and discolouration to the top edge.
This is a lovely example of Gimlet’s Oriental Quest, the fifth book in the Gimlet
series by W.E. Johns. This is a ‘must have’ for the Biggles book collector!
Some Images from Gimlet’s Oriental Quest First Edition Book 1948