1961 Alfred Hitchcock's 'Haunted Houseful', 1st Ed, DJ, Scary Stories, Fred Banbery Art, Ghosts, RARE

Nine "COOL" stories about haunted houses and ghosts for boys and girls!!

Alfred Hitchcock; "Good evening ladies and gentleman, and welcome to my haunted houseful. Visitors are always welcome!"

COLLECTOR'S 1961 true first edition vintage hardcover book with original dust jacket - Alfred Hitchcock's Haunted Houseful. First book in series of three.

Anthology, nine scary stories; ghosts, mystery and suspense by the literary greats. Superb illustrations by Fred Banbery; each painting a work of art. Blue, black & white full and duo page plates. Numerous smaller drawings. Outstanding duo page fright decorated endpapers in blue, black & white.

Publisher: Random House, New York, Copyright, 1961, true first edition, probable first printing. Not a later reprint. Not ex-library.

STORIES and Authors:

Let's Haunt A House - Manly Wade Wellman

The Red-Headed league - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Forgotten Island - Elizabeth Coatsworth

The Water Ghost Of Harroby Hall - John Kendrick Bangs

The Treasure In The Cave - Mark Twain

The Mystery of Rabbit Run - Jack Bechdolt

The Wastwych Secret - Constance Savory

Jimmy Takes Vanishing Lessons - Walter R. Brooks

The Mystery in Four-and-a-Half Street - Donald and Louise Peattie

HITCHCOCK Introduction:

"This book is an effort to provide reading for young people who are at the awkward age. Children who are too lazy to walk but still to young to drive. I have previously edited two books for the "older set" and the poor dears were frightened silly!"

Oversize hardcover, priceclipped DJ, laminated color pictorial boards and color illustrated endpapers, 208pp, 10" x 8". Binding tight. Fine vintage condition. Pages fine/bright/clean. Cover near fine/bright/clean/minimal shelfwear-light corner-spine end bumping. DJ excellent/very good+/bright/clean-light shelfwear includes light edgewear-light chipping-light top mylar peel-few small edge tears.

Go out and get some Alfred Hitchcock movies after you read this; anyone up for a SCARY night of fright!!

Perfect read for the fall-winter holiday season; will make a FABULOUS gift!!

Item ID: BK1858

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