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Eight titles by Ellery Queen, 4 of them signed, inscribed or with a letter from Frederic Dannay as Ellery Queen

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Estimate: US$500 - US$800
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Title: Eight titles by Ellery Queen, 4 of them signed, inscribed or with a letter from Frederic Dannay as Ellery Queen Author: Queen, Ellery, pseudonym of Frederic Dannay & Manfred B. Lee Place: New York Publisher: Date: Various dates Description: Includes: The French Powder Mystery. Signed Ellery Queen on the title-page. Jacket (chipped). 7th Ptg. 1930. * The Chinese Orange Mystery. A.L.s. signed as both Ellery Queen and Frederic Dannay laid in. Jacket (soiled, repaired tears, spine head chipped). 1934. * The Devil to Pay. Jacket from Triangle Books edition. 1938. * The Four of Hearts. Jacket from Triangle Books edition. (Cloth soiled.) 1938. * The Dragon's Teeth. Inscribed and signed Ellery Queen on the front free endpaper. (Jacket chipped at spine ends.) 1939. * Calamity Town. Inscribed to Bill Targ on front free endpaper. (Jacket with edge wear, chipped at spine ends and corners, verso tape repairs.) 1942. * There Was an Old Woman. Bookplate of Adrian H. Goldstone. (Jacket worn at edges, a few repaired tears, spine head chipped.) 1942. * The Glass Village. (Jacket spine foot chipped, price clipped.) [1954]. Together, 8 volumes. Cloth, jackets. First Editions except as noted. The inscription to Bill Targ reads "February 1945. To Bill Targ - Calamity Town was out of print and Little, Brown were completely out of stock - but I persuaded my literary agent to part with his file copy - so you have a first edition after all! With best wishes from 'Ellery Queen.'" Lot Amendments Condition: Generally very good in good to very good jackets. Item number: 214675

Informations about the auction
Auction house: PBA Galleries
Title: Sale 434: Fine Literature with Illustrated & Children's Books; Fine Press Books
Date of the auction: 5 Aug 2010
Address: PBA Galleries
1233 Sutter Street
94109 San Francisco, CA
United States
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