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1962 Alfred Hitchcock's 'Ghostly Gallery' 1st Ed, DJ, Ghost Stories, Fred Banbery Art, Mystery, Series
Eleven SPOOKY stories for young people, and all adults who dare!!
Alfred Hitchcock; Good evening ladies and gentleman, and welcome to my Ghostly Gallery."I don't want you to begin this book under false pretenses. This is a book of ghost stories and is designed to both frighten and instruct!"
COLLECTOR'S 1962 true first edition vintage hardcover book with original dust jacket - Alfred Hitchcock's Ghostly Gallery. Second book in series of three.
Publisher: Random House, New York, Copyright, 1962, true first edition, probable first printing. Not a later reprint. Not ex-library.
Anthology, 11 stories, ghosts, mystery, terror and suspense by nine literary greats. Superb illustrations by Fred Banbery; each painting a work of art. Brilliant green, black & white full page plates; each story opens with a drawing. Outstanding duo page fright decorated endpapers in green & black. True to Hitchcock's nature he makes an appearance just like he did in all his movies.
NINE authors and eleven stories:
Miss Emmeline Takes Off - Walter Brook,
The Valley of the Beasts - Algeron Blackwood,
The Haunted Trailer - Robert Arthur,
The Upper Berth - F. Marion Crawford,
The Wonderful Day - Robert Arthur,
The Truth About Pyecraft - H.G. Wells,
Housing Problem - Henry Kuttner,
In a Dim Room - Lord Dunsany,
Obstinate Uncle Otis - Robert Arthur;
The Waxwork - A.M. Burrage,
The Isle of Voices - Robert Louis Stevenson
"This is not a one-man show. The gallery is featuring nine of the very best ghost writers. Pick out a story and read it. That will make you one-tenth of a ghost. Then proceed with the others. I know you will enjoy yourselves, and the next time you see my friendly apparition rising from inside your television tube, I trust you will feel a new friendship toward a fellow spirit."
Three book series. First: 1961 "Haunted Houseful" for not so young children. Second: 1962 "Ghostly Gallery" for teens, adults, third: "Spellbinders in Suspense." If you haven't see his movies, Alfred Hitchcock made some of the best films ever, he was a master at frightening you in a very suspenseful way!!
DJ back flap Haunted Houseful book description $3.95. Oversize hardcover priceclipped DJ, vibrant laminated color pictorial boards, green/black illustrated endpapers, 206pp, 10"x 8". Binding tight. Fine vintage condition.
Pages near fine/bright/crisp/clean/minimal wear-name 1st title pp/fep bite. Cover fine/bright/clean/minimal shelfwear-minimal corner-spine end bump-rub. DJ excellent overall/bright/clean/light shelfwear includes light edgewear-light chipping/back top-light mylar peel/top flap(can't see price)written item no.
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