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882 - London - Bernard Quaritch, 1881 Book. Good. Hardcover. Natural History, General Works and Collections: Part II with Catalogue of Periodical Literature, Journals and Transactions of Learned Societies, Issues from Government and Private Presses, Collections; to which are Added A Botanical Library, a Scientific and Natural History Library and Valuable Miscellaneous Books, Works of Natural History, Science, Art and Books of Prints: Part III by Bernard Quaritch. Two volumes, each one of a three part set. Bernard Alexander Christian Quaritch (1819 - 1899) was a German-born British bookseller and collector. After being apprenticed to a bookseller, he went to London in 1842, and was employed by Henry Bohn, the publisher. In 1847 he started a bookseller's business off Leicester Square, becoming naturalised as a British subject. He became a regular buyer at all the principal book-sales of Europe and America, and from time to time published a variety of other catalogues of old books. Amongst these may be menti ... Read more

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Emblemes

Francis Quarles

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London - J. Williams, 1684 Book. GOOD ONLY. Hardcover. 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 beautifulillustrations 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 emblems in question are the visual imag ... Read more

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The Glass Village

Ellery Queen

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London - Gollancz, 1954 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Ellery Queen is apseudonym 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. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is some minor wear to the extremities. Internally the pages are generally bright with some mild spotting to the first and last few pages. There is some we ... Read more

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  • Edition: First edition.
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London - Victor Gollancz, 1965 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. Nice UKFirst Edition copy. 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 writing across genres. Condition: The binding istight and firm with the pages and boards se ... Read more

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To The Queen's Taste

Ellery Queen (Editor)

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London - Faber and Faber Ltd., 1949 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. 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. Condition: 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 extremities. Small tear ... Read more

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The Queen's Awards

Ellery Queen

  • Edition: First edition.
  • Book condition: FINE with a FAIR
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Boston - Little, Brown and Company, 1949 Book. FINE with a FAIR. Hardcover. First edition.. A collection of short stories from the winners of the second annual detective short-story contest. First edition. Sponsored by Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, edited by ElleryQueen. Featuring the original unclipped dustwrapper, designed by Samuel Bryant. Condition: In original cloth binding with original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, cloth is bright and smart. Dustwrapper is slightly rubbed, with some chipping, and loss to the rear. Internally, firmly bound, bright and clean. Overall: FINE with a FAIR dustwrapper, due to loss..

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  • Edition: First edition.
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ont> Victor Gollancz LTD : London; Southampton, 1938 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A scarcely found first cheap edition of Ellery Queen's detective novel. This scarcely found first cheap edition of Ellery Queen's detective novel 'The Door Between' chronicles more adventures of mystery writer Ellery Queen. Ellery Queen, the author, was the pseudonym used by cousins Frederic Dannay aka Daniel Nathan and Manfred Bennington Lee aka Emanuel Benjamin Lepofsky, and under it they wrote more than 30 novels and short stories and become one of the most important and influential figures in American literature. First cheap edition, scarcely found, which followed a year after the original first edition, with dustwrapper. An icon as both a character and author, Ellery Queen presents another classic of their detective fiction in 'The Door Between'. Condition: In the publisher's original cloth binding with unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, some shelfwear to the head and tail of th ... Read more

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  • Edition: First edition.
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ont> Macmillan and Co., Limited : London, 1936 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. The first edition of Robert Cheesman's interesting look at the Blue Nile and Lake Tana, illustrated with folding maps and plates. The first edition of this work. A geographical and educational look at Lake Tana, the source of the Blue Nile. It is the largest lake in Ethiopia With a folding frontispiece, two folding maps, and twenty-four plates. Written by Robert Ernest Cheesman, an explorer and military officer, and was awarded the Patron's Gold Medal in 1936 for his surveys and explorations of the Blue Nile and Lake Tana. Prior owner's ink inscription to the recto to the front endpaper, 'Christmas 1942, To Daddy, with our fondest love and best wishes, dear Sheila. I do hope you will enjoy this book and bring back 'flighty' memories'. Collated, complete Condition: In the original publisher's cloth binding. Externally, smart. Some light fading to the spine and to the rear board. A littl ... Read more

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Quelques Mots sur Octave Feuillet

Jean Erdic [Eumen Quielle]

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Paris - Alphonse Lemerre, 1891 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A scarce work on the life and work of Octave Feuillet. First edition. Octave Feuillet (August 11, 1821December 29, 1890) was a French novelist and dramatist. Jean Erdic was the pseudonym of the French economist Eumen Quielle. Condition: In a quarter morocco binding with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, sound with slight shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound. Age-toned throughout with the odd spot. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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On The Art of Reading

Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

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ont> Cambridge University Press : Cambridge, 1921 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Bound by Riviere, a collection of lectures on the art of reading. An early edition of this work, which was first published a year earlier. These lectures were originally delivered at the University of Cambridge between 1916-18. To these lectures Quiller-Couch discusses apprehension versus comprehension, children's reading, reading for examination, the values of Greek and Latin as well as reading The Bible. Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch was a Cornish writer. He was a prolific novelist and is best remembered for his work 'The Oxford Book of English Verse' as well as for his literary criticism. An important selection of lectures from a key player of literary criticism in the early 20th century. Condition: In a full calf prize binding with gilt stamping to the front board and spine. Binder's stamp to the verso of front endpaper indicating a Riviere binding. Externally, generally smart with patches of rubbing o the extremit ... Read more

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A Book of Children's Verse

Mabel and Lilian Quiller-Couch

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ondon- Henry Frowde, Hodder and Stoughton, 1911 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A beautifully illustrated collection of children's verse. With illustrations in colourby M. Etheldreda Gray. Mabel and Lilian Quiller-Couch were both English editors and writers of various works who co-wrote and co-edited two works together and lived together until their death. Condition: In a cloth binding with gilt detailing. Externally, smart with some rubbing. Splitting to cloth at joints. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained in places. Pages bright and clean with some scattered spots. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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Wandering Heath

Q [Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch]

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London - Cassell and Company, 1895 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A charmingcollection of short stories. First edition. Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch (21 November 1863 12 May 1944) was a Cornish writer, who published under the pen name of Q. He is primarily remembered for the monumental Oxford Book Of English Verse 12501900 (later extended to 1918), and for his literary criticism. Condition: In a quarter long-grain morocco binding with cloth-covered boards. Externally, sound though both joints arestarting slightly. Internally, firmly bound. Bright with some spotting. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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  • Edition: First edition.
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ont> Witwatersrand University Press : Johannesburg, 1959 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. An interesting first edition copy of this work of anthropology documenting the food and eating habits of local groups living in South Africa. First edition. An exploration of the diet and food habits of the Pedi people. Pedi is a term which is used to describe the Sotho language speaking people located in Limpopo Province of South Africa. Illustrated with 44 pages work of photographic plates to the rear of the volume. This particular volume is bound in the publisher's original cloth binding, and is in very good condition. Condition: In the publisher's original cloth binding. Externally generally smart, with fading to the spine and light bumping to the extremities. Internally firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Overall Condition: Very Good Indeed.

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  • Edition: First edition.
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ont> Witwatersrand University Press : Johannesburg, 1959 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. The first edition of this work on the food of the Pedi people, illustrated throughout, written by P. J. Quin. The first edition of this work. This work is an analysis of the food and habits of the Pedi people. The Pedi is a cultural and linguistic term. Northern Sotho is a tern also used, both to describe a set of people who speak various dialects of the Sotho language, who live in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. With a frontispiece, and forty pages of plates. Written by P. J. Quin. Condition: In the original publisher's cloth binding. Externally, smart. Very minor bumping to the head and tail of the spine. A little fading to the head of the rear board. Rear hinge is starting a little close to the textblock but remains firm. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Overall Condition: Very Good Indeed.

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A Life of William Shakespeare

Joseph Quincy Adams

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London - Constable and Company Ltd., 1923 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An early edition of A Life of William Shakespeare by Joseph Quincy Adams, with a black and white plate of the Chandos Portrait of Shakespeare to frontispiece. Joseph Quincy Adams, Jr. (1880 - 1946) was a prominent Shakespeare scholar and the first director of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D. C. Adams was actively involved with the Folger Shakespeare Library from its foundation in 1931. He became the Library's acting director in 1934, and its first regularly appointed director in 1936. He also served as the editor of its periodical publications, as well as the general editor of the New Variorum edition of Shakespeare's works (1935-46). He wrote and published a wide range of books and scholarly articles; he was especially noted for his biography of Shakespeare, first published in 1923. Previous owner's label to rear pastedown. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, smart but with slight wear to extremities, the ... Read more

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The Lives and works of Michael Angelo and Raphael

R Duppa and Quatremere de Quincy

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ondon- H.G. Bohn, 1861 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. An illustrated edition of this work on two Renaissance artists. With fifteen highly finished engravings. Both Raphael and Michaelangelo were Italianartists of the High Renaissance. Condition: In an armorial morocco binding. Externally, in excellent condition with some minor shelfwear. Bookplate to front pastedown. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and clean with just some spotting to first and last. Blind stamp to front blank. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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Paris - Pagnerre, 1857 Book. Good. Hardcover. An attractively bound volume from the works of the French historian and intellectual,Edgar Quinet. This volume contains his writings on Johann Gottfried Herder's Ideen zur Philosophie der Geschichte der Menschheit (Outlines of Philosophy of the History of Man), for which he received considerable credit. Also features his writings on the Jesuits, an orderhe denouncedand blamed for religious, political and social troubles in 1843. Written in the original French. Condition: In a quarter morocco binding. Externally, a trifle rubbed with just some very minor wear and loss to the extremities. One inconspicuous old ink stain to the spine. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright with just someslight age toning to margins only. Scattered spotting in places, most prominently to the first and last few pages and margins. Overall: GOOD..

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L'Ecole Des Moers

M. De Falbaire Quingey

  • Edition: First edition.
  • Book condition: GOOD though disb
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Paris - Le Veuve Duchesne, 1776 Book. GOOD though disb. Hardcover. First edition.. A very scarce first edition of this play by Charles George Fenouillot Falbaire de Quingey. Translated as The School of morals, or the suites of debauchery, the volume includes a preface by the author. It debuted at the Comedie-French the year of its release, and cemented de Quingey's reputation as a playwright. Condition: Disbound with both boards missing. Externally, there is some age toning and creasing to the title and rear pages, as well as wear to the remnants of the reverse-calf backstrip. Internally, the pages are firmly bound and generally bright and clean, aside from the odd spot, age-toning and handling marks. Overall: GOOD though disbound.

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