The Street of Queer Houses and Other Tales

Vernon Knowles

Published by Lon: Wells Gardner, Darton & Co., Ltd., 1925
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Vernon Knowles. The Street of Queer Houses and Other Tales. Lon: Wells Gardner, Darton & Co., Ltd., 1925, 1st. printing, viii, 225 pp. *** Near Fine in G dust jacket. An unusual book that contains fifteen (15) connected short stories, all centered about John Street. An architect sets forth certain unrevealed facets of his character in a number of houses. The result is a street of queer houses. The uniqueness of the houses attracts peculiar and unworldly resident who affect each other's destinies. An entertaining and clever blend of reality and unreality in a workaday world. Illustrated end papers and ten (10) full-page illustrations by Helen Binyon. *** Australian born Knowles was an unconventional writer and a poet who spent much of his life as an expatriate in England. This title is his best known work. *** Bound in red cloth boards and a black cloth spine with a pale yellow paper label. With the original illustrated Dust Jacket (not price clipped) in a clear protective cover. The covers are clean with almost no wear. The jacket has light to moderate soil, chipping at spine ends with partial loss of letters, spine slightly sun darkened, two short closed tears on back panel (repaired on verso with archival tape), a little spotting on back panel. The contents are clean and complete in a good binding. *** 8.25 inches tall by 6 inches. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: The Street of Queer Houses and Other Tales
Publisher: Lon: Wells Gardner, Darton & Co., Ltd.
Publication Date: 1925
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: 1st Edition

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Knowles, Vernon
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Book Description Wells Gardner, Darton & Co. (1925), London, 1925. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Edition. Ex-library. Library stamps and markings. Adhesive tape on spine. Adhesive stickers on endpapers. Name in ink on front board and front endpaper and page 3.; UK edition. vii, [1], 225 pages. Red cloth boards. Black cloth spine with paper lettering piece. Page dimensions: 204 x 143mm. 15 short stories. 10 full page illustrations by Helen Binyon (a different illustrator than in the US edition). Illustrated endpapers. ; 8vo. Seller Inventory # 17156

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Book Description Wells Gardner, Darton & Co.: London, 1925. Hardcover. First British edition (& 1st printing). Collection of fantasy stories: ten full-page illustrations by Helen Binyon. The contents of the British edition differ considerably from those of the 1924 Boullion-Briggs edition and are expanded to include fifteen fantasy stories (eleven were collected in the U.S. edition). Bookplate on front pastedown, a VG+ copy. Seller Inventory # 40590

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Book Description London: Wells, Gardner, Darton & Co. Ltd. (1925), 1925. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. First edition. Red cloth little marked at edge (dampness?) else VG & clean with just a trace of foxing. Seller Inventory # 0779

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Book Description Ayer Co Pub. Condition: Fair. New York: Arno Press, 1976. Reprint. 8vo Hardcover 225 pgs. B/W illustrations. Near Fine Book. Inquire if you need further information. Seller Inventory # X10C-00374

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