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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
"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!!
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