London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1949. [Children's Adventure] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.191; . With four double-sided dichromatic plates by Stead, as well as occasional in-text vignettes. Publisher's blue cloth with silver titles and decoration to spine and upper board. With the dust-jacket also illustrated by Stead, priced at 6s. Small blue ink gift inscription to flyleaf. Spotting to edges and preliminaries. Light rubbing to boards. Jacket sunned to spine with just a few small nicks, chips and closed tears to edges. Very good. A merchant seaman tips Biggles off about adventure in the Antarctic, while Ginger discovers the frozen hulk of the Starry Crown, but is captured by ruffians. Item #53356
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