BIGGLES LEARNS TO FLY

THE BOYS’ FRIEND LIBRARY PUBLICATION

Number 469 – Cover dated 7th March 1935

The original first edition

 

WHAT WAS IT LIKE?

 

 

This publication ran to 100 pages if you count the front cover as page 1 and the back page as page 100

Although it was actually numbered from the inner first page to the inner last page as pages 1 to 96

 (The cover was referred to as pages i, ii, iii and iv)

 

 

I obtained my Boy’s Friend Library version of Biggles Learns to Fly on Friday 3rd June 2016,

after a fifteen year search.  I am of the opinion that it is the hardest Biggles first edition to find.

 

As so few people have actually seen a copy of this, I have put some photos up to show what it was really like.

 

 

The inner front cover looked like this.

 

 

 

 

The first internal page contained the only illustration for the entire Biggles story

 

 

 

 

Here is an advert that appeared on Page 92

 

 

 

The story “Biggles Learns to Fly” actually ends on page 95. 

 

 

 

On Page 96 there is an article called “Hunting for Good Gates” that seems just as relevant for football clubs today.

 

 

 

The inner back cover looked like this.

 

 

 

And finally, the back cover itself looked like this

 

 

 

 

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