London: George G. Harrap, 1935. FIRST RACKHAM EDITION. Large octavo (26 x 20cm), pp.318. With 12 fine colour plates and 17 line drawings, captioned tissue guards and pictorial endpapers. In publisher's black cloth with titles and illustrations stamped in gilt to spine and upper board. Top edge black, others untrimmed. With original illustrated dust-jacket. Pencil gift inscription to fly-leaf, dated 1984. Some chipping to jacket edges; jacket spine toned, with rubbing to joints. Very good. Item #49348
Queen's Quorum (their first Cornerstone title), Eric Quayle; Detective Fiction. Peter Haining; Crime Fiction. Listed in 100 Books That Shaped World History [Raftery, 2002]. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature . Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'; No.273; 'Amercan Sci-Fi'.
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