Oxford University Press, 1939.
First edition, first printing. 8vo. First issue bright red cloth with illustrated boards & black titles. Red topedge as issued. Colour frontispiece. A very good copy with edgewear to extremities with a couple of small nicks. Internally complete. Cracking to front endpaper & some light foxing. No inscriptions. A very good copy.
Biggles, Algy and Ginger accidentally arrive in Spain during the civil war. They meet a British Intelligence agent who passes them a coded message which has to be delivered to the Ministry of Defence in London. Hence unfolds a desperate chase to get back home with the evil chief of Intelligence and Propaganda after them.
John Trendler first issue correct thickness 1.9".