HOW TO IDENTIFY THE FIRST EDITIONS OF THE JOHN HAMILTON BOOKS – ILLUSTRATED WITH PHOTOGRAPHS

 

 

The dust wrapper I have for ‘The Black Peril’ is a genuine John Hamilton dust wrapper – but, sadly, the dust jackets on the other books are merely reproductions

 

 

 

 

Through my web sites, I am often asked for assistance with identifying first editions of the John Hamilton books.

 

I am lucky enough to have the first five John Hamilton Biggles book in first edition – after twelve years of collecting – so I have photographed the books and set out information to assist other collectors.

 

 

I certainly don’t claim that all the information I give here is absolutely 100% correct – particularly details as to exact measurements of books.

 

If you measure the width of a book and squeeze you can reduce the measurements considerably!

 

I would welcome any advice, observations and corrections from other Biggles collectors out there.  I can be e-mailed from the link at the bottom of my main page.

 

Just click on the picture of the individual book BELOW to find out the first edition information.   I hope you find it of interest and assistance.

 

I have tried to create the sort of web page I would have wanted to find when I started collecting ……..

 

 

Roger Harris

August 2012

 

 

                           HOW TO IDENTITY A FIRST EDITION OF “THE CAMELS ARE COMING”

 

 

 

                      HOW TO IDENTITY A FIRST EDITION OF “THE CRUISE OF THE CONDOR”

 

 

 

      HOW TO IDENTITY A FIRST EDITION OF “BIGGLES OF THE CAMEL SQUADRON”

 

 

 

                                   HOW TO IDENTITY A FIRST EDITION OF “BIGGLES FLIES AGAIN”

 

 

 

                                          HOW TO IDENTITY A FIRST EDITION OF “THE BLACK PERIL”

 

 

 

 

AS AN ADDED HELP – I HAVE PUT A LINK UP TO A REFERENCE DOCUMENT THAT I CREATED TO STORE THE INFORMATION ABOUT MY OWN BOOK COLLECTION.

THIS CONTAINS INFORMATION ABOUT THE WIDTHS OF THE OXFORD BIGGLES BOOKS AS WELL AS THE JOHN HAMILTON BOOKS

 

 

GUIDE TO WIDTHS.doc

 

 

 

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