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Quair Books

Quair Books specialises in modern literary and visual cultures, particularly alternative, different and radical authors/artists, presses and histories. We also hold a small general stock, with a focus on rare, significant and bonny books. We trade at fairs, online and via catalogue. Private Premises.

A collection of books & pamphlets inscribed to her friends


Comprising: Kaleidoscope (1928), Ladybrook (1931), The Fair of St. James (1932), Brave Old Woman (1941), Magic Casements (1941), The Fair Venetian (1943), Love Affair (1947), Mrs Malone (1950; with decorations by David Knight), Edward Thomas (1958), Eleanor Farjeon’s Book (1960; illustrated by Edward Ardizzone), A Nursery in the Nineties (1960), plus Eleanor and Herbert Farjeon’s A Room at the Inn ([1955?]) and Denys Blakelock’s Eleanor, Portrait of a Farjeon (1966). 8vos, one trade paperback and two side-stapled pamphlets. All first UK editions (excepting a first UK thus) in original cloth or paper wrappers, the majority without dust jackets. Earlier books well used: lean to spines, unevenly sunned, soiled, a few frayed joints and cracked hinges, but bindings holding firm. All featuring affectionate inscriptions to, variously, Maggie, Denys, Bertha and Charles. Light foxing to a few titles. Else, clean and tidy. Plus: two of Farjeon’s bespoke printed Christmas cards (undated and without addressees). Good-VG/ VG. Do get in touch for full descriptions.