QUILLER-COUCH (ARTHUR) Dead Man's Rock: A Romance, inscribed "Louie - to her for whom this book was written - from Arthur, Sept. 28th 1887"; and quantity of others, inscribed, together with 2 silver ashtrays (quantity)
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QUILLER-COUCH (ARTHUR) Dead Man's Rock: A Romance, inscribed "Louie - to her for whom this book was written - from Arthur, Sept. 28th 1887"; and quantity of others, inscribed, together with 2 silver ashtrays (quantity)
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QUILLER-COUCH (ARTHUR) Dead Man's Rock: A Romance, inscribed "Louie - to her for whom this book was written - from Arthur, Sept. 28th 1887"; and quantity of others, inscribed, together with 2 silver ashtrays (quantity) QUILLER-COUCH (ARTHUR) Dead Man's Rock: A Romance, inscribed "Louie - to her for whom this book was written - from Arthur, Sept. 28th 1887"; and quantity of others, inscribed, together with 2 silver ashtrays (quantity) QUILLER-COUCH (ARTHUR) Dead Man's Rock: A Romance, inscribed "Louie - to her for whom this book was written - from Arthur, Sept. 28th 1887"; and quantity of others, inscribed, together with 2 silver ashtrays (quantity) QUILLER-COUCH (ARTHUR) Dead Man's Rock: A Romance, inscribed "Louie - to her for whom this book was written - from Arthur, Sept. 28th 1887"; and quantity of others, inscribed, together with 2 silver ashtrays (quantity)
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QUILLER-COUCH (ARTHUR)
Dead Man's Rock: A Romance, inscribed "Louie - to her for whom this book was written - from Arthur, Sept. 28th 1887", 1887; idem, another copy, inscribed "To my dear Lily from her loving brother Arthur. Sept. 28th, 1887", 1887; The Astonishing History of Troy Town, inscribed "For Mabel with Arthur's best love. Sept. 26th, 1888", 1888; idem, another copy, inscribed to his sister Lilian, 1888; The Splendid Spur, author's copy with his signature and bookplate, 1889; The Blue Pavilions, inscribed "Louie Quiller-Couch, from 1. the author. 2. her husband. 3. her warmest admirer. Miss Hocken's Clome shop, Christmas 1891", 1891; idem, another copy, inscribed "To Mabel with best love from Arthur, Christmas 1891", 1891; Noughts and Crosses, inscribed "Louie Quiller-Couch from her sincere admirer the author, April 21st, 1891" with Arthur's bookplate, 1891; I Saw Three Ships, inscribed "Jinny with love from Arthur, May 12th, 1892", 1892; The Golden Pomp, the author's copy with his signature and bookplate, 1895; Wandering Heath, inscribed "To Lilian from Arthur, Christmas 1895", 1895; The Ship of Stars, inscribed "Jinny from Arthur, Oct 27th, 1899", 1899; The Laird's Luck, inscribed "Bevil Brian Quiller-Courch from the Writs, Oct 12th, 1901", 1901, FIRST EDITIONS, AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPIES, publisher's cloth, worn, 8vo; and 56 others by Quiller-Couch, 26 inscribed by the author and 7 with his bookplate; together with a silver portable ashtray with the flush cover (engraved "Q") working by squeeze action release, 1895, and a silver footed spot-hammered dish by David Munsey, London, 1907, inscribed "Presented to "Q" by English Students, Cambridge, 1923" (quantity)

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  • A large collection of presentation copies from Quiller-Couch to his closest relatives, including his wife Louise, sisters Mabel and Lilian, and son Bevil. Also included are two silver dishes, one presented to Quiller-Couch by his students at Cambridge, and a portable ashtray engraved "Q" on upper cover.
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