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A Rough List of Cheap, Rare and Valuable Books for Sale
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A Rough List of Cheap, Rare and Valuable Books for Sale

by Bernard Quaritch

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London: Bernard Quaritch, 1882-1883. Brochure/Pamphlet. Very Good. 9.5" by 6". None. Three very scarce pamphlets on books for sale from German-born British bookseller Bernard Quaritch. Three volumes bound in two. Very scarce. This set includes: A Rough List of Cheap, Rare and Valuable Books of History, Natural History, Oriental and European Languages, from Various Libraries, Offered for Sale at the Nett Cash Prices Affixed, No. 55. March 15th 1882. A Rough List of Valuable and Rare Books, Comprising Latest Purchases from Various Private Sources on Sale, No. 65. May 25th 1883. A Rough List of Valuable and Rare Books, Comprising Latest Purchases from Various Private Sources on Sale, No. 65. September 25th 1883. From Bernard Alexander Christian Quaritch, a German-born British bookseller and collector whose company deals in rare books and manuscripts, as well as publishing books. The original paper pamphlets. Externally, smart with light wear to the extremities with minor… Read More
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Divine Fancies, Digested Into Epigrams, Meditations, and Observations
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Divine Fancies, Digested Into Epigrams, Meditations, and Observations

by Francis Quarles

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London: T. D. for John Williams, 1675. Leather. Good. 6" by 3.5". None. A very scarce poetical work by the Royalist Francis Quarles, containing scathing poems that attack the Puritans and Papists. A very scarce work.A poetry collection of epigrams, meditations, and observations.In 'Divine Fancies' Quarles established his viewpoint as an Anglican and royalist, clearly stating but religious and political stances against the puritans and papists, who he vigorously attacks in this work.This work was first published in 1632, written in the budding build up to the English Civil War, with the parliamentarians and Puritans gaining power. This seventh edition was published after the Restoration, when Charles II was on the throne, and after the death of Quarles in 1644. Quarles never lived to see the Restoration.Quarles showcases the growing issues in the country at this time through his verse and observations, providing a fascinating insight into mid-seventeenth century England. Written by Francis Quarles,… Read More
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1684 Emblemes by Fra Quarles Illustrated Engravings Grotesque Emblems Francis
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1684 Emblemes by Fra Quarles Illustrated Engravings Grotesque Emblems Francis

by Francis Quarles

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London: J. Williams, 1684. Leather. Good Only. 6.5" by 4". Francis Quarles. A wonderfully illustrated example of this book of emblems by Francis Quarles. Francis Quarles (8 May 1592 – 8 September 1644) was an English poet most famous for this work. He was entered at Christ's College, Cambridge, in 1608, and subsequently at Lincoln's Inn. Quarles was made cupbearer to the Princess Elizabeth, in 1613, remaining abroad for some years; and before 1629 he was appointed secretary to Ussher, the primate of Ireland. About 1633 he returned to England, and spent the next two years in the preparation of his Emblems, which was originally published in 1635. With an engraved title page and copious amusing, puzzling and beautiful illustrations throughout. Emblem books are a category of mainly didactic illustrated book printed in Europe during the 16th and 17th centuries, typically containing a number of emblematic images with explanatory text. Scholars differ on the key question of whether the actual… Read More
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Enchiridion
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Enchiridion

by Francis Quarles

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London: Charles Baldwin, 1822 . Leather. Very Good Indeed. 6" by 5". None. A lovely uncommon reprint edition of this collection of poetry by seventeenth century poet Francis Quarles. The 1822 reprint edition for Charles Baldwyn of Enchiridion by Francis Quarles in full morocco binding. Reprinted from the 1658 edition. A lovely collection of poetry from the seventeenth century English poet. Includes an intact functioning gilt clasp in excellent condition. There is a small ink spill to pages 110 and 111.  In full morocco binding with a fully functioning gilt clasp. Externally, very smart. There is some minor bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. Internally, firmly bound. The pages are bright and clean with the occasional spot, and there is a small ink spill to pages 110 and 111.  Very Good Indeed
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Divine Poems
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Divine Poems

by Francis Quarles

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London: Jeremiah Batley, 1717 . Leather. Good. 6.5" by 4.5". Not Stated. A scarce early eighteenth century edition of the 'Divine Poems' of Francis Quarles. The fifth edition of this work which was first published the prior century. Scarce in all eighteenth century editions.Illustrated with a portrait of Quarles, an engraved title page, and four leaves of plates. Collated, complete.With a former owner's inscription to a front blank discussing the portrait of Charles.ESTC T94229A smart copy of this religious poetry by Quarles, who is best remembered for his 1634 work 'Emblems'. In a full calf binding, with gilt detailing to spine and blind tooling to boards. Externally, head of front joint starting, with board holding firm. Inscriptions to a front blank. Internally, firmly bound. Pages age toned due to paper type, with handling marks and light spotting throughout, and with the odd marginal ink notation. Good
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Modern Practical Radio and Television    A Practical and Comprehensive Treatise Dealing With...
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Modern Practical Radio and Television A Practical and Comprehensive Treatise Dealing With Every Phase of Radio Engineering, Including Design, Construction and Maintenance, With Special Chapters on Television

by C. A. Quarrington

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London : The Caxton Publishing Company, 1955. Cloth. Near Fine. 9.5" by 6". None. A pair of volumes on the science behind the transmission of radio and television signals. Illustrated throughout with many diagrams in the text, and many plates and folding plans. Second edition, tenth reprint (first volume) and second edition, ninth reprint (second volume). The first two volumes of three only. In blue cloth bindings. Externally, very smart, with just a few marks and very slight bumping. Internally, firmly bound, though one of the plates is detached. Pages are bright and clean. Near Fine
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RM Ballantyne
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RM Ballantyne

by Eric Quayle

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London: Dawsons of Pall Mall , 1968. First edition. Cloth. Fine/Fine. 9" by 6" . None . Bright first edition of this study into R. M. Ballantyne's work by Eric Quayle, complete with unclipped dust wrapper. A bibliography of first editions by R. M. Ballantyne, prolific Scottish author of juvenile fiction. A definitive work in contribution to Victorian bibliography by Eric Quayle. The first edition of this work, complete with unclipped dust wrapper. Featuring black and white plates. In the original publisher's full cloth binding. Externally lovely. Dust wrapper unclipped and excellent. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and clean. Fine
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Ellery Queen's Awards Eleventh Series
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Ellery Queen's Awards Eleventh Series

by Ellery Queen; Various

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London: Collins, 1958. First edition. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. 7.5" by 5". None. The first edition of Ellery Queen's eleventh series of short mystery stories by a various selection of authors. The first edition of this work.In the original price-clipped dustwrapper.A selection of short stories that were originally published in 'Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine'.Containing 'The Black Kitten' by A. H. Z. Carr, 'The Blessington method' by Stanley Ellin, 'A Telegram for Miss Phipps' by Phyllis Bentley, 'The Customs of the Country' by Thomas Flanagan, 'One-Tenth Man' by Michael Gilbert, 'From the Mouse to the Hawk' by Dion Henderson, 'A Toy For Jiffy' by Roy Vickers, 'Miami Papers Please Copy, by Rufus King, 'A Bad Time of Day' by Wade Miller, 'Try it My Way' by Frederick Nebel, 'One of the Family'  by James Yaffe, 'Gifts to My People' by Michael Forrestier, 'Compliments of Caliph Bernie' by Charles Green, 'Don't Believe a Word She Says' by William Lindsay Gresham, 'The Waiting Thing Inside' by… Read More
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The Adventures of Ellery Queen
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The Adventures of Ellery Queen

by Ellery Queen

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London: Victor Gollancz LTD, 1935. First edition. Cloth. Very Good. 7.5" by 5". None. A nice first edition of eleven short stories by the brilliant crime writers Ellery Queen. The first edition.'The Adventures of Ellery Queen' comprises of eleven brilliant crime short stories by Ellery Queen.Stories include adventures of 'The African Traveller', 'The Hanging Acrobat', 'The One-Penny Black', 'The Bearded Lady', 'The Three Lame Men', The Invisible Lover', 'The Teakwood Case', 'The Two-Headed Dog', 'The Glass-Domed Clock', 'The Seven Black Cats', and 'The Mad Tea-Party'.Ellery Queen was the pen name used by the writing duo Frederic Dannay and Manfred Bennington Lee, as well as being the name of the fictional New York City based detective. In the original publisher's cloth binding. Externally, smart, with light marks to the boards and spine. Minor bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Very Good
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Ellery Queen's The Golden 13
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Ellery Queen's The Golden 13

by Ellery Queen [ed.]

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London: Victor Gollancz, 1972. First edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good Indeed. 8" by 5.5". None . A smart copy of this scarce collection of short stories, edited by noted mystery author Ellery Queen. The first edition of the work. In the original scarce unclipped dust wrapper. A charming collection of short stories, being first prize winners from Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. Includes stories from noted authors including John Dickson Carr, A. H. Z. Carr and Stanley Ellin. With the bookplate of one 'Myer Wyman' to front paste down. Edited and with an introduction by Ellery Queen. In the original cloth binding in the original unclipped dust wrapper. Externally in excellent condition with minor bumping to the head and tail of the spine. Dust wrapper is smart with the occasional minor closed tear. The odd light handling mark and offsetting to the reverse. Bookplate to front paste down. Internally firmly bound. Pages very bright and clean. Near Fine
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The Detective Short Story
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The Detective Short Story

by Ellery Queen

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New York: Biblo and Tannen , 1969. Hardback. Fine/Near Fine. 9" by 6". None. A limited edition bibliography of detective short stories collated by Ellery Queen. An updated printing of the 1942 classic. This edition was limited to 1000 copies. In the publisher's binding with original unclipped dust wrapper. A detailed bibliography of detective short stories including Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Charles Dickens and Mark Twain. Ellery Queen is the collective pseudonym for crime writers, Frederic Dannay and Manfred Bennington Lee. Their books were some of the most popular American mysteries published during the 20th century. In the publisher's original cloth binding. Externally, excellent with only minor shelf wear. The original unclipped dust wrapper is in a very smart condition with minor sunning to the spine and some shelf wear to the extremities. Some light chipping to the top of the first panel and a small closed tear to the rear. Internally, firmly bound. Pages very bright and clean. Fine
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Queen's Quorum
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Queen's Quorum

by Ellery Queen

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New York: Biblo and Tannen, 1969. Hardback. Fine/Fine. 9" by 6" . None. A handsome copy of this fascinating book about the history of detective-crime short stories. A new edition. In the publisher's red cloth binding with handsome unclipped dust wrapper. A fascinating book exploring the history of detective-crime short stories through 125 famous works in this field. Referencing notable writers such as Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Conan-Doyle and Charles Dickens. Ellery Queen is the collective pseudonym for crime writers, Frederic Dannay and Manfred Bennington Lee. Their books were some of the most popular American mysteries published during the 20th century. Includes a scanned photograph of the first book containing all three Dupin stories. In the publisher's red cloth binding. Externally, excellent with minor shelf wear. Very light offsetting to the endpapers. The original unclipped dust wrapper is in excellent condition. Slight sunning to the spine and minor shelf wear to the edges.… Read More
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The Glass Village
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The Glass Village

by Ellery Queen

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London: Gollancz, 1954. First edition. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. 7.5" by 5". None. Ellery Queen is a pseudonym used by two American cousins from Brooklyn to write detective fiction. Daniel Nathan, alias Frederic Dannay (1905-1982) and Manford (Emanuel) Lepofsky, alias Manfred Bennington Lee (1905-1971). In a successful series of novels that covered 42 years, Ellery Queen served as both author's name and that of the detective-hero. Movies, radio shows, and television shows have been based on their works. The two, particularly Dannay, were also responsible for co-founding and directing Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, generally considered as one of the most influential English crime fiction magazines of the last sixty-five years. The Glass Village is a mystery novel set in the imaginary New England town of Shinn Corners, United States. In the original publisher's cloth binding and the original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, smart. Minor shelfwear to the boards. Minor edgewear to the… Read More
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The Fourth Side of the Triangle
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The Fourth Side of the Triangle

by Ellery Queen

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London: Victor Gollancz, 1965. First edition. Cloth. Fine/Fine. 8" by 5.5". None. The first edition of this novel by Ellery Queen, the pseudonym for two American cousins. Ellery Queen is a pseudonym used by two American cousins from Brooklyn to write detective fiction. Daniel Nathan, alias Frederic Dannay (1905-1982) and Manford (Emanuel) Lepofsky, alias Manfred Bennington Lee (1905-1971). In a successful series of novels that covered 42 years, Ellery Queen served as both author's name and that of the detective-hero. Movies, radio shows, and television shows have been based on their works. The two, particularly Dannay, were also responsible for co-founding and directing Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, generally considered as one of the most influential English crime fiction magazines of the last sixty-five years. This title had the outline ghost-written with Avram Davidson (1923-1993), a writer who won the Hugo Award, World Fantasy Award and Edgar Award, amongst others, for his… Read More
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The Devil to Pay
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The Devil to Pay

by Ellery Queen

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London: Victor Gollancz LTD, 1938. First edition. Cloth. Very Good. 7.5" by 5". None. The first English edition of the mystery novel, starring Ellery Queen and authored under his name as a pseudonym. First English edition, in the publisher's original cloth binding. 'The Devil to Pay' is a mystery novel set in Los Angeles, involving the mystery writer Ellery Queen. He helps his police inspector father solve confusing murders, and in this novel, he must sit in on an auction and watch as events turn both ghastly and gruesome.Ellery Queen was a pseudonym created by American crime fiction writers Frederic Dannay and Manfred Bennington Lee. Under this name, the two writers wrote over thirty novel and several short story collections.Collated, complete. In the publisher's original cloth binding. Externally, very smart. Some fading to the margins and particularly to the spine. Very minimal bumping to extremities and head and tail of spine. Light spotting to text block. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are… Read More
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The Red Chipmunk Mystery
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The Red Chipmunk Mystery

by Ellery Queen

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London: Collins, 1948. First edition. Cloth. Very Good Indeed/Good. 7.5" by 5". E. A. Watson. A charmingly illustrated first edition of this children's novel by Ellery Queen. First edition. Illustrated with drawings by E. A. Watson. Written by Ellery Queen, the pseudonym of American crime fiction writers Frederic Dannay and Manfred Bennington Lee. The pair wrote a series of successful novels and short stories An adventure story of a young boy called Djuna, who follows his eyes and his head, and his little Scottie dog called Champ, who follows his nose. In the original yellow cloth binding. Externally, smart with light shelf wear and minor bumping to the extremities. Original unclipped dust wrapper sound with chipping to the extremities and the odd small closed tear. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very bright and clean. Very Good Indeed
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To The Queen's Taste
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To The Queen's Taste

by Ellery Queen; Various

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London: Faber and Faber Ltd, 1949. Cloth. Very Good Indeed/Very Good. 7.5" by 5.5". None. An anthology of detective and crime stories. Selected from the first four years of Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine is considered to be one of the most influential crime fiction magazines. Edited by Ellery Queen, a pseudonym for Daniel Nathan and Emanuel Benjamin Lepofsky. This work contains a series of stories ranging from American Detective Stories, English detective stories, Anglo-American Detective stories, French Detective Stories, Riddle Stories, American Crime Stories, English Crime Stories. Authors include Agatha Christie, Steve Fisher, Mark Twain, James M Cain and more. In original full cloth binding with unclipped dustwrappers, with original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, excellent with minor shelfwear. Dustwrapper is generally smart with a small amount of chipping to the extremities and to the head and tail of spine. Light rubbing to joints and to the… Read More
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The Devil to Pay
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The Devil to Pay

by Ellery Queen

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London: Victor Gollancz LTD, 1938. First edition. Cloth. Near Fine. 7.5" by 5.5". None. A first edition Ellery Queen novel, bringing the detective to Los Angeles and the show business world. The first edition.An exciting mystery novel set in Los Angeles, a gripping whodunnit revolving around the detective Ellery Queen.Ellery Queen was the pen name used by the writing duo Frederic Dannay and Manfred Bennington Lee, as well as being the name of the fictional New York City based detective.Bookplate of Mia and Wouter Pronk to the recto of the front endpaper. In the original publisher's cloth binding. Externally, smart. Spine and extremities are lightly faded. Very light bumping to the head and tail of the spine. Bookplate to the recto of the front endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are lightly age-toned and clean. Near Fine
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A History of Everyday Things in England
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A History of Everyday Things in England

by Marjorie and C. H. B Quennell

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London : B. T. Batsford, 1947-1948. Cloth. Very Good Indeed/Good. 9" by 6". Marjorie and C. H. B Quennell. A charming complete four volume set of a history of England for children, with colour plates and the original dust wrappers. A complete four volume set of the children's history books of A History of Everyday Things in England. The volumes are illustrated and written by Marjorie and C. H. B Quennell. The first volume covers the period from 1066 to 1499 and is a copy of the third edition, ninth impression. With forty plates to the first volume, including a colour frontispiece. The second volume covers the period from 1500 to 1799 and is the third edition, eighth impression. with forty plates and a colour frontispiece. The third volume covers the rise of industrialism from 1733-1851 and is a fourth enlarged edition published in 1947. With one hundred and eighty seven figures to the third volume, including a colour frontispiece. The fourth volume discusses the age of production from 1851-1948… Read More
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A History of Everyday Things in England, Done in Four Parts
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by Marjorie Quennell; C. H. B. Quennell

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London: B. T. Batsford, Ltd. , 1948-50. Cloth. Very Good Indeed/Very Good. 9" by 6". Marjorie Quennell; C. H. B. Quennell . A complete four volume set on the fascinating history of everyday things in England, illustrated throughout. New editions. Complete in four volumes. Uniformly bound in the publisher's cloth binding with the original, unclipped dust wrappers. A fascinating historical guide to the everyday things of England, from 1066 until 1948, aimed at children. Topics covered include food, railways, clothes, sanitation and houses. Written and illustrated by Marjorie and C. H. B. Quennell, two British historians and illustrators. After the success of this series, the Quennell's went on to publish other 'Everyday Things' books, covering topics such as Prehistoric times and ancient Greece. This set comprises of: 'A History of Everyday Things in England 1066-1499', with a half title page, colour frontispiece, numerous vignette illustrations, and thirty-nine plates, in both… Read More
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