WELCOME TO MY NEW PAGES ABOUT THE OXFORD “FLYING JACKET” REPRINTS OF THE
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PAGE ONE – Shows this introduction
PAGE TWO – Shows the 11 original “Pyramid” hardback reprints in blue boards with the original “Flying Jacket” dust jackets. It also shows the 8 “Pyramid” hardback reprints in the blue boards, showing later printing dates.
PAGE THREE – Shows the 8 original “Pyramid” hardback reprints in different coloured boards, other than blue, again published with the “Flying Jacket” dust jackets.
PAGE FOUR – Shows the 6 “Pyramid” paperbacks in “Flying Jacket” dust jackets.
PAGE FIVE – Shows the 40 “Flying Jacket” reprints that were published from 1946 to 1949 inclusive.
PAGE SIX – Shows the 45 “Flying Jacket” reprints that were published from 1950 to 1953 inclusive.
PAGE SEVEN – Shows some miscellaneous foreign “Flying Jacket” inspired dust jackets.
PAGE EIGHT – Shows some miscellaneous examples of the “Economy Jackets”
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THERE WERE TWENTY DIFFERENT BIGGLES TITLES PUBLISHED BY “OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS” BETWEEN 1935 AND 1943
BUT THERE ARE APPROXIMATELY 181* EDITIONS OF THOSE 20 TITLES AS THEY WERE REPRINTED NUMEROUS TIMES UNTIL 1953
(* I can’t be certain of this figure as other editions may still be waiting to be found. As I was building these pages, I found and bought the only Oxford edition published after 1953.
It was an educational book published in 1966 and can be seen here). If you click on the number 181 above you will see a chart setting them all out. The ones in white are the 28 I have yet to collect.
AT LEAST 118 DIFFERENT EDITIONS DISPLAYED THE “FLYING JACKET” DUST COVER AND ALL OF THOSE BOOKS ARE SHOWN ON THESE PAGES
I HAVE TRIED TO BE AS COMPREHENSIVE AS POSSIBLE ON THESE PAGES BUT IT IS ALWAYS POSSIBLE FOR ERRORS TO CREEP IN
AS NEW INFORMATION COMES TO LIGHT. IF YOU SPOT ANYTHING YOU THINK IS INCORRECT, THEN PLEASE TELL ME BY E-MAILING
I wish to place on record my particular thanks to the following four individuals:-
IAN NOUWENS – A fellow collector and expert on the different versions of the “Biggles” books.
JAMES STACEY – Creator of the Biggles online website using Ian Nouwens comprehensive research work
GARY KROHN – A W. E. Johns collector and book dealer who has written many excellent articles including “When the Pyramids were Built”
ALFRED UHLHERR – A fellow collector and expert on the different pyramid versions of the “Biggles” books.
I found his excellent article “The Mysteries of the Pyramids” particularly helpful.
It was the work of the above that helped inform me what I needed to collect in order to build these pages about the Oxford “FLYING JACKET” reprints.
However, the information given is from my own collection and these pages are all my own work. I am solely responsible for any mistakes in the information I give.