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THE NEW PROSPERO A NOVEL

Quakerson, W. E.

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London: Heath, Cranton, Ltd., n.d. [1916].. Octavo, pp. [1-9] 10-304, original terra cotta cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black. First edition. A presentation copy with inscription by Quakerson (a pseudonym?) on the front free endpaper: "To his dear Aunt & Uncle / with the Author's love. / Sept. 1916." A political allegory and updating of THE TEMPEST in which a man of great wealth becomes involved in international politics. His effort to bring national pride and prosperity to the citizens of the "small" and "politically insignificant" kingdom of Egregia, results in the invasion and assimilation of the country by a major foreign power. The author was a member of the Society of Friends. Considerable foxing, heavy early and late, a very good copy. COPAC reports 4 copies. KVK reports a copy at Saarländische Bibliotheken. OCLC records no copies in North America. A very scarce book. (#153451)

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SAMMY SLAMS THE GANG

Quaye, Cofie

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Accra, Ghana: Moxon Paperbacks Ltd, [1970].. Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. First of two (?) Sammy Hayford stories, in which the schoolboy detective thwarts a gang of counterfeiters. Number 1 of the "Moxon Paperbacks Crime Series." An odd little book, with ads for a local brand of ice cream, and a design that evokes cheap postwar 1940s British paperbacks. Not in Hubin (1994). Faint, partial glass ring on front cover, light wear to edges, a very good copy of a scarce curiosity. (#118030)

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New York: Clarkson N. Potter, Inc. / Publisher, [1973].. Large octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-144, profusely illustrated with facsimiles and photographs in color and black and white, cloth. First U.S. edition. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#161331)

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CHALLENGE TO THE READER

Queen, Ellery (pseudonym of Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee) (editor)

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New York: The American Mercury, n.d.. Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First paperback edition. Abridged from the 1938 hardcover edition. Anthology of stories in which the detective's name is changed and the reader must deduct their identity from reading the story. A near fine copy with a little edge rubbing. (#84470)

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QUEENS FULL: 3 NOVELETS [sic] AND A PAIR OF SHORT SHORTS

Queen, Ellery (pseudonym of Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee)

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New York: Random House, [1965].. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Stories featuring Ellery Queen. A fine copy in very good dust jacket with light edge wear and mild dust soiling to rear panel. (#118006)

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THE SCARLET LETTERS

Queen, Ellery (pseudonym of Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee)

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Boston: Little, Brown and Company, [1953].. Octavo, boards. First edition. Very mild crimping to boards at spine ends, mild bruise to lower rear corner tip, else a fine copy in near fine pictorial dust jacket with light wear at upper spine end and light rubbing at lower spine end and to corner tips. A pretty copy, and scarce thus. (#118247)

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THE QUEEN'S AWARDS 1948

Queen, Ellery (pseudonym of Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee) (editor)

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Boston: Little, Brown, 1948.. Octavo, hardcover. First edition. Prize winning detective stories from EQMM. First book appearances of the first Merlini short story by Clayton Rawson, and "The Specialty of the House" by Stanley Ellin. A near fine copy in very good dust jacket with internal tape mends and light shelf wear to spine ends. (#83192)

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ELLERY QUEEN'S MURDER MENU

Queen, Ellery (pseudonym of Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee) (editor)

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New York and Cleveland: The World Publishing Company, [1969].. Octavo, hardcover. First edition. 22 stories from EQMM. A fine copy in fine price-clipped dust jacket. (#85037)

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THE ORIGIN OF EVIL

Queen, Ellery (pseudonym of Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee)

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Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1951.. Octavo, boards. First edition. The twenty-fifth Ellery Queen novel. A fine copy in near fine pictorial dust jacket with a single old vertical fold crease to front panel, spine panel, and rear panel. (#118248)

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TO BE READ BEFORE MIDNIGHT: 21 STORIES FROM ELLERY QUEEN'S MYSTERY MAGAZINE

Queen, Ellery (pseudonym of Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee) (editor)

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New York: Random House, [1962].. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Twenty-one stories by Bryce Walton, Avram Davidson, Robert Bloch, Stanley Ellin, Robert L. Fish, and others. A very good copy in very good dust jacket. (#83894)

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ELLERY QUEEN'S GIANTS OF MYSTERY: ELLERY QUEEN'S ANTHOLOGY, VOLUME #31

Queen, Ellery (pseudonym of Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee) (editor)

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New York: The Dial Press/Davis Publications, Inc., [1976].. Octavo, boards. First edition. Collects three short novels and eleven short stories from ELLERY QUEEN'S MYSTERY MAGAZINE. Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe is featured in one of the short novels, Ed McBain's 87th precinct is featured in another. Some darkening to edges of text block, a near fine copy in very good dust jacket with some rubbing. (#126449)

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THE QUEEN'S AWARDS 1947

Queen, Ellery (pseudonym of Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee) (editor)

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Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, [1947].. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Prize winning detective stories from ELLERY QUEEN'S MYSTERY MAGAZINE. First hardcover appearance of Jack Finney's first story "The Widow's Walk." A very good copy in very good dust jacket with light shelf wear to spine ends and some soiling and age-darkening to rear panel. (#126450)

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25th ANNIVERSARY ANNUAL: ELLERY QUEEN'S GRAND SLAM: 25 STORIES FROM ELLERY QUEEN'S MYSTERY MAGAZINE

Queen, Ellery (pseudonym of Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee) (editor)

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New York and Cleveland: The World Publishing Company, [1970].. Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First edition. Twenty-five stories from ELLERY QUEEN'S MYSTERY MAGAZINE by Edward Hoch, Stanley Ellin, Anthony Gilbert, Joe Gores and others. Faint glue stain on rear free endpaper, a near fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#128051)

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TO BE READ BEFORE MIDNIGHT: 21 STORIES FROM ELLERY QUEEN'S MYSTERY MAGAZINE

Queen, Ellery (pseudonym of Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee) (editor)

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New York: Random House, [1962].. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Twenty-one stories from ELLERY QUEEN'S MYSTERY MAGAZINE by Avram Davidson, Lloyd Biggle, Jr., Robert Bloch, Stanley Ellin, Robert L. Fish, William McGivern and others. The seventeenth volume in the series. A fine copy in very good plus dust jacket with mild rubbing to extremities and closed tear and crease to head of spine panel. (#128045)

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ELLERY QUEEN'S MYSTERY MIX #18: 20 STORIES FROM ELLERY QUEEN'S MYSTERY MAGAZINE

Queen, Ellery (pseudonym of Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee) (editor)

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New York: Random House, [1963].. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Collects "One Drop of Blood" by Cornell Woolrich, as well as stories by Stanley Ellin, John Dickson Carr, Ring Lardner, Avram Davidson, Patricia Highsmith, and others. Old price penciled on front free endpaper, a nearly fine copy in very good dust jacket with mild rubbing at edges and small narrow chip at upper edge of rear panel. (#152792)

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THE LAST WOMAN IN HIS LIFE

Queen, Ellery (pseudonym of Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee)

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Cleveland and New York: The World Publishing Company, 1970.. Octavo, hardcover. First edition. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with light bump to lower front corner, slight shelf wear to head of spine panel, and light rubbing to rear spine fold. (#85046)

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THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN ..

Queen, Ellery (pseudonym of Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee)

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Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1943.. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Several mild pressure creases to cloth at upper spine end, else a fine copy in very good to near fine pictorial dust jacket with light wear at spine ends, rubbing to corner tips, and 41 mm closed tear at upper edge of front panel. A pretty copy. (#118236)

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ELLERY QUEEN'S GRAND SLAM: 25 STORIES FROM ELLERY QUEEN'S MYSTERY MAGAZINE

Queen, Ellery (pseudonym of Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee) (editor)

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New York and Cleveland: The World Publishing Company, [1970].. Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First edition. The twenty-fifth annual selection of stories reprinted from EQMM. Contributions by Stanley Ellin, Christina Brand, Anthony Gilbert, Michael Gilbert, Lawrence Treat, Margery Allingham, Julian Symons, Joe Gores, and others. Review slip laid in. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#118251)

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THE LITERATURE OF CRIME: STORIES BY WORLD-FAMOUS AUTHORS

Queen, Ellery (pseudonym of Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee) (editor)

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Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1950.. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Collects twenty-six crime stories by Sinclair Lewis, Pearl S. Buck, W. Somerset Maugham, Edna St. Vincent Millay, John Galsworthy, John Steinbeck, and others. A very good copy in very good dust jacket with some light edge wear. (#83191)

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THE KING IS DEAD

Queen, Ellery (pseudonym of Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee)

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Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1952.. Octavo, cloth. First edition. An Ellery Queen mystery novel. A fine copy in very good or better dust jacket with mild shelf wear and rubbing to spine ends and corner tips and light fading to spine panel. (#137061)

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