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ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS: STORIES TO BE READ WITH THE DOOR LOCKED, (Alfred Hitchcock).  Robert L. Fish; Adobe James; Jerry Jacobson; William Jeffrey; Charles W. Runyon; Betty Ren Wright; Roald Dahl; Isaac Asimov; Richard Matheson; John Keefauver; Jacques Futrelle; Harlan Ellison; Waldo Carlton Wright; et al.
1 (Alfred Hitchcock). Robert L. Fish; Adobe James; Jerry Jacobson; William Jeffrey; Charles W. Runyon; Betty Ren Wright; Roald Dahl; Isaac Asimov; Richard Matheson; John Keefauver; Jacques Futrelle; Harlan Ellison; Waldo Carlton Wright; et al. ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS: STORIES TO BE READ WITH THE DOOR LOCKED
New York Random House 1975 0394498399 / 9780394498393 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
365 pp, 8vo (8 7/16"). $8.95 price on dust jacket. Contents: Stories - Hijack by Robert Fish; Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Adobe James; Funeral in Another Town by Jerry Jacobson; A Case for Quiet by William Jeffrey; A Good Head for Murder by Charles W. Runyon; The Invisible Cat by Betty Ren Wright; Light Verse by Isaac Asimov; The Distributor by Richard Matheson; How Henry J. Littlefinger Licked the Hippies' Scheme to Take Over the Country by Tossing Pot in Postage Stamp Glue by John Keefauver; The Leak by Jacques Futrelle; All the Sounds of Fear by Harlan Ellison; Little Foxes Sleep Warm by Waldo Carlton Wright; View by Moonlight by Pat McGerr; There Hangs Death! by John D. MacDonald; Lincoln's Doctor's Son's Dog by Warner Law; Coyote Street by Gary Brandner; Zombique by Joseph Payne Brennan; The Pattern by Bill Pronzini; Pipe Dream by Alan Dean Foster; The Magnum by Jack Ritchie; Voices in the Dust by Gerald Kersh; The Odor of Melting by Edward D. Hoch; The Sound of Murder by William P. McGivern; The Income Tax Mystery by Michael Gilbert; Watch for It by Joseph N. Gores. Novelettes - Royal Jelly by Roald Dahl; The Graft is Greener by Harold Q. Masur; Shottle Bop by Theodore Sturgeon; The Affair of the Twisted Scarf by Rex Stout. Minoe soiling to edges of textblock, small scuff to fore-edge of pages 275 to 338, minor bump to bottom edge of rear board. Dust jacket has one tiny edge tear, very light rubbing, minor waviness on spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
New York Barnes & Noble 1993 0880295198 / 9780880295192 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
628 pp, 9 1/4" H. "Here in one volume, is a classic of Western literature - the complete fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm. These magnificent tales, which date back to the dawn of storytelling among the people of Northern Europe, was first compiled by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm and were published in Germany in 1812 and 1815. Since then, selections from these stories have appeared and reappeared in countless translations throughout the world. It is a rare event, however, to offer 'Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales' in a large, one volume edition, complete, unabridged and unexpurgated. (Over 200 tales, with all the) old favorites - The Sleeping Beauty, Rumpelstiltskin, Hansel and Gretel, Snow White and others - and many little-known treasures such as The Juniper Tree, Clever Gretel, King Thrushbeard, and The Singing, Soaring Lark." Small soft wrinkle at bottom edge of page leaf 123/124 with some minor offset on adjacent pages. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling and minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
3 Attwell, Mabel Lucie. (A.I. Mungeam, Charles Giffiths, Gertrude Munro Higgs, Paddy Smith, Dora Cook, Mary Steer, Margaret Connor.) LUCIE ATTWELL'S BUMPER BOOK OF FUN.
Dean & Son, London, 1973 edition. 
125 pp, 10 1/4" H, hard cover with glazed pictorial boards - no dust jacket. Contents: The Missing Glue Pot; The Toys Are All So Big Today; The Singing Lesson; How to Make "Humpty-Dumpty" Sit on the Wall; I'd Like to be a Policeman; I Wonder Why My Plants Don't Grow; A Painting Page; The Broken Rocking-Chair; We're Building a House; "Oh, Teddy Dear"; All Aboard the Daisy Bell; It's Waggles; The Lost Children; A Painting Page; Flossie the Lamb; The Elf Who had Chilblains; How to Make Annie A p p le; The Plain Princess; A Party Swing Song; Leap Frog; It's Dreadfully Foolish to Put to Sea; The Music Lesson; A Painting Page; The Wishing Well; I Had a Jolly Bubble Pipe; Elizabeth's Happy Morning; When I Take Spot Out; How to Make a Kitch e n M o pp et Man; The Golden Forest; My New Fur Hat! (A Painting Page); The Whistling Kettle; I Wish I Had a Scooter!; The Happy Windmill. Light browning to pages, one tiny corner bump, tiny dint on bottom edge of front board, light wear at top ed ge of re ar board. Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
THE M.F.H. WHO RAN RIOT!, Bateman, H.M.
4 Bateman, H.M. THE M.F.H. WHO RAN RIOT!
London Moss Bros. Card Good H.M. Bateman. 
Unpaginated (8 pages of colour illustrations and text, 2 page price list of Moss Bros. of Covent Gardens - printed on one side of leaves only with versos blank), buff coloured illustrated card covers attached with cord, 9 1/2" H x 14 1/8" D. Undated. A Master of Fox Hounds is outraged by the appearance of his field, but all is well after a visit to Moss Bros. the following day. A promotional brochure featuring artwork by H.M. Bateman. Interior - minor wrinkling on pages due to handling, small bump/crease at top edge of first three page leaves. Exterior - light edge wear, slight bump at bottom of spine, corner creases - larger one on front cover, a few small scuffs and small soiling marks, small water mark and a group of tiny water marks on front cover, rubbing to textured paper of rear cover. 
Price: 85.00 USD
New York Grosset & Dunlap Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Good- Harrison Cady 
206 pp, 7 5/8" H. Blue tweedy covers with dark blue lettering on spine and front board, top edge medium blue. Green and white endpapers, four b&w illustrations by Harrison Cady, including frontispiece (collated). "There is nothing Bowser the Hound enjoys quite so much as to hunt someone who will give him a long, hard run. That is why one day he ran so far from home, while following the trail of Old Man Coyote, that he could not find his way back to Farmer Brown's. Fortunately for Bowser, Blacky the Crow was sorry for him and led him to a strange farmhouse where he was petted and fed. But Bowser was not happy. He knew all the time that he was a prisoner and missed his snug little house and his master. If crafty Blacky had not found a way of getting him back home, and if Reddy the Fox had not been so hungry for a fat hen, Bowser still might be lost." Soft crease down spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear, moderate small edge creases - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap folds, several very small edge tears and a few very small edge chips, some old tape on inside, small taped tear on spine, a few tiny scuffs, three creases down front panel, some light toning on flap folds, very light soiling and rubbing on rear panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
New York Grosset & Dunlap 0448027844 / 9780448027845 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Harrison Cady 
202 pp, 7 9/16" H, pictorial front cover - no dust jacket. B&w pictorial endpapers and 4 full page b&w illustrations. The adventures of Old Granny Fox and her grandson Reddy as they try to outwit Farmer Brown's boy and others in their quest for dinner. Light wrinkle at top of spine, birthday gift notation and date in ink on title page. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Garden City, New York Doubleday 1972 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Betty Fraser. 
107 pp, 9 7/16" H. B&w illustrations. "In the model Ainu village on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, Old Ekashi is one of the few storytellers who can remember the drama and excitement of ancient customs, legends and magic. Toko and Haruko beg their grandfather to repeat their favorite tales of Kamui, the Great-and-Important God, who sent lesser gods from the Sky Country to teach, protect and guide the Ainu people. Although Ekashi's eyes twinkle as he explains why the lark never flies very high, why the Ainu have no books and why the sparrow has only one dark spot on her beak, he doest not reveal just how much of his fabulous accounts of myth and folklore he really believes." Contents; People from the Sky; A-E-Oina, the Demon, and the Tattle-tale Dog; Animals from Heaven; "Good-by, Dear Little Bear God"; The Hungry Time; Yoshi-Tsuni, Brave Warrior from Japan; The Old Man on the Mountain; The Frog's Tattoo; The Mad Dancers of Upo-Pou-Shi; The One-Eyed Monster; Fox Magic; Pan'ambe and Pen'ambe; The Bats of Ru-Pe-Shi-Pi; The Golden Mare; Flying Sword; Two Terrible Fish; The "Little People". 3" line of glue residue on free front endpaper, browning on inside hinges. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light edge browning/foxing, light browning on spine, two small edge tears, very light general soiling, small soiling stain at bottom of front flap-fold. 
Price: 17.50 USD
PICTURE TALES FROM THE RUSSIAN., Carrick, Valery.  Translated by Nevill Forbes.
8 Carrick, Valery. Translated by Nevill Forbes. PICTURE TALES FROM THE RUSSIAN.
Philadelphia J.B. Lippincott Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket Valery Carrick. 
119 pp, oblong (5 3/8" H x 7 1/4" D). Charming b&w drawings by the author. No date, but circa 1920. Contents: The Gold Egg; The Little House; The Cock, the Cat, and the Fox; The Fox and the Pot; The Crane and the Heron; Snowflake; The Bun; The Lame Duck; Mr. Samson Cat; The Dog and the Wolf; The Crow and the Lobster. Tiny piece of old tape on front free endpaper, two small areas of light browning on front pastedown, a few very small areas of discoloration on rear board, light rubbing and a small area of foxing on front board, light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small area of soiling at top of spine. 
Price: 35.00 USD
9 Crossley-Holland, Kevin, chosen and introduction by. (Thomas Crofton Croker, Edward Clodd, Sir John Rhys, George Waldron, Helen Waddell, Sir Walter Scott, Joseph Jacobs, Alan Garner, Thomas Keightley, Hugh Miller, Ernest M. Marwick, P.H. Emerson, et al.) FOLK-TALES OF THE BRITISH ISLES.
London Folio Society 1985 Hard Cover Very Good Hannah Firmin. 
393 pp, 9" H. Bound in quarter black cloth, light green paper boards with a pattern in dark green based on a design by Birgitte Cramer, light green endpapers. Gilt lettering/decoration on spine. Medium brown slipcase. Hannah Firmin's b&w wood-engravings consist of a frontispiece and 57 head-pieces, one of which is used seven times. A collection of folk-tales, legends and fairy tales from England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and the Isle of Man, under the headings: Fairies; Origins and Causes; Kings and Heroes; Fabulous Beasts; Nursery and Jocular; Ghosts; Fables and Animal Tales; Giants and Strong Men; Historical; Saints and Devils; Enchantment; Envoi. Tiny bump at bottom of rear hinge. Slipcase has tiny dent on one front edge, light soiling on bottom panel, very small bump at one top rear corner. 
Price: 17.50 USD
Hutchinson, London, (1994), 3rd printing. 
137 pp, 8vo, HC in dust jacket. B&w illus. by Trevor Newton. "In this exciting prequel to 'The Animals of Farthing Wood', we meet an earlier generation of animals at the beginning of the adventure that will take their descendants on their epic jou rney from Farthing Wood to White Deer Park." Page edges just starting to yellow. Dust jacket has very minor rubbing. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
IRISH GHOSTS., Dunne, John J.
11 Dunne, John J. IRISH GHOSTS.
Belfast Appletree 1999 0862817668 / 9780862817664 Soft Cover Very Good+ 
118 pp, 8 1/8" H. B&w photographs. Publisher's bookmark laid in. "The banshee and the 'headless coach', phantom dogs and fearsome black cats, shadowy figures flitting along the dim corridors of old houses, gentle ladies that glide at midnight down gracious staircases, strange death warnings, unaccounted sounds at night in the secret recesses of storied castles - these are the ghosts of Ireland, an integral part of her tradition and atmosphere. (This book) contains forty-seven tales of such ghosts, ranging in time from the middle ages to the twentieth century, full illustrated throughout with photographs from the Lawrence O'Connor collection in Dublin." Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor corner wear, small soft crease and very light rubbing on rear cover. 
Price: 12.00 USD
THE WILES OF THE FOX., Edwards, Lionel.
12 Edwards, Lionel. THE WILES OF THE FOX.
London Medici Society 1932 First Edition Hard Cover Good Poor Lionel Edwards. 
50 pp, 10 1/8" H. Oatmeal cloth spine with brown lettering, red cloth boards with fox's head in brown & white in white diamond. Six colour illustrations on dark olive stock (one double page) and over 15 b&w illustrations (collated). "To admirers of Lionel Edwards's brilliant pictures of the hunting field it is hardly necessary to say that he has all his life been a hunting man. In this sketch-book he gives us the fruits of his experience of the devious and wily ways of the fox, and his rapid, effective pencil illustrates his text with a vividness which has the quality of genius in it." Inside rear hinge paper is torn making hinge weak but it is holding well, slight insect damage at bottom edge of free endpapers, crease at bottom corner of page leaf 31/32, small bump at bottom corner of boards - migrates into pages, tiny bump at top corner of front board, tiny light foxing marks on spine/hinge cloth, very small bump on fore-edge of rear board. Dust jacket has edge tears, chips, wrinkling and wear; spine has dark browning; insect damage on spine and hinges; light browning and soiling on panels; scattered light foxing marks on inside; protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 55.00 USD
New York Counterpoint 2007 158243154X / 9781582431543 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
270 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). "After spending the greater part of a decade traveling around the island of Newfoundland, at 'the edge of North America', beloved nature writer and host of an NPR radio series Robert Finch chronicles the people, geography, and wildlife of this remote and lovely place. From the shear cliffs of Cape Spear overlooking the Atlantic, the beaches of Sandy Cove (about eight miles by road from Squid Tickle), the steep streets of St. John's, and the moss-covered tundra of the southern coast, Finch carefully collects the intimate stories of birds and moose and foxes - and the people who share their space. He evokes an untrammeled landscape of raw beauty even as he tells a tale of economic hardship, with the local cod fisheries deplete and very little industry to replace it. Finch's ear is finely attuned to the vernaclar of Newfoundlander's stories; he revels in the particular cadences and unexpected movement of their tales. With a boundless curiosity, a profound appreciation for the beauty of everyday life and prose as hospitable and full of good humor as the people he encounters, Finch brings alive a wide array of characters - fishermen, hunters and hitchhikers, newcomers and old timers - and an island tucked between provinces, languages, and cultures, a land of ancient hardship and stirring beauty." Slight bump at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling - mainly at top of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Toronto S.B. Gundy 1924 First Canadian Edition. Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket Arthur Heming. 
324 pp, 7 3/4" H. 14 colour plates, including frontispiece (collated). "(I) travelled twenty-three times through various parts of the vast northern woods, between Maine and Alaska, and covered thousands upon thousands of miles by canoe, pack-train, snowshoes, bateau, dog-train, buck-board, timber-raft, prairie-schooner, lumber-wagon, and 'alligator'. (B)ack again I went at all seasons of the year to encamp in that great timber-land that sweeps from the Atlantic to the Pacific. thus it has taken me thirty-three years to gather the information this volume contains - (but) I wish to explain that in compliance with the wishes of the leading actors - who actually lived their parts of this story - fictitious names have been given to the principal characters and to the principal trading posts, lakes, and rivers herein depicted. Furthermore, in order to give the reader a more interesting, complete, and faithful description of the daily and the yearly life of the forest dwellers as I have observed it, I have taken the liberty of weaving together the more interesting facts I have gathered - both first- and second-hand - into one continuous narrative as though it all happened in a single year. And in order to retain all the primitive local colour, the unique costumes, and the fascinating romance of the fur-trade days as I witnessed them in my twenties - though much of the life has already passed away - the scene is set to represent a certain year in the early (1890s)." Separation between some page gatherings (mainly at illustration locations) - pages are firm in binding, very slight bump at top corner of boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor shelf soiling on bottom of text block, three very small stains on top of text block, minor rubbing on boards. Book is protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 45.00 USD
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND., Hocking, Anthony.
15 Hocking, Anthony. PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND.
Toronto McGraw-Hill Ryerson 1978 0070826838 / 9780070826830 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
64 pp, 11 1/4" H. A volume from 'The Canada Series". Pictorial boards. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions, maps. Contents: Land and Sea; The Ecosystem; Ile St. Jean; French and English; New Settlers; The Land Question; Confederation; Island Province; Ships and Foxes; The Economy; Farming; Spud Island; Forestry; Fishing; Aquaculture; Industry; Transportation; Tourism; Energy; Communities; Government; The Assembly; Health and Education; Island Culture; Sport; Harness Racing; The Islanders; Heritage; Environment; Green Gables; Credits and Acknowledgements; Index. Very light browning to edges of text block, very small bump at top corner of boards, very light rubbing on rear board. 
Price: 20.00 USD
Toronto Fur Trade Journal of Canada 1947 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- 
100 pp, 11 7/8" H. Dark blue cloth with black lettering/decoration on front board. B&w photographs, drawings. Contents: Introduction; The Early Silver Fox Industry and the Men Who Made It (Sir Charles Dalton's Own Story / Frank Tuplin / B.I. Rayner / Jim Tuplin / The Industry Spreads / Russia and Japan Raise Silver Foxes / Fox Shows / Biscuits and Medicine / Other Early Ranches and Prices / Early Magazines and Publication / The Fur Markets); History of the Mink Industry (New Type Mink / Early Mink Shows); Through the Eye of the Camera (photographs of hunt camps, fur farms, fur-bearing animals, dog teams, hunting/fishing expeditions, etc.). Much of the early information on fox farming centres on Prince Edward Island. Light wear /wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light wear at corners, minor soiling, two tiny corner bumps. 
Price: 30.00 USD
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey Prentice-Hall 1985 0139341595 / 9780139341595 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Jim Spanfeller. 
79pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "Here is an exciting and unusual collection of tales from Czechoslovakia, retold with great style and verve by a master storyteller. Beloved traditional figures of fairy tales - a peasant girl who outwits a king, a young prince whose quest for a golden firebird is aided by a magical vixen - give these tales universal appeal, while colorful details highlight their unmistakably Czech origin. Wry humor and unexpected twists provide a unique flavor in this highly original collection. Beautiful and intricately detailed drawings make this a volume to be treasured and pored over again and again." Contents: Twelve Iron Sandals; The Fisherman's Clever Daughter; The Wheelmaker's Son; How the Pig and the Bear Went into Business; The Twelve Months; The Firebird; Krakonos. Light edge wear at corners and at top/bottom of spine, remainder mark on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, large corner crease on rear flap, three small edge tears taped on inside surface. 
Price: 15.00 USD
18 Kilworth, Garry. HUNTER'S MOON: A STORY OF FOXES.
Unwin Hyman, London, (1989), Ist edition. 
330 pages, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "O-ha was a vixen who believed in tradition. She had lived beneath the old oak in Trinity Wood ever since leaving her parents. Now she was fully-grown with a mate of her own, awaiting her first litter of cubs. Surrounded by the wood she loved and by the other creatures of her world she thought her happiness could never be spoiled...Foxes are adaptable creatures, but every day the humans are coming closer to Trinity Wood with their bulldozers and their concrete mixers. Who will run and who will stand to face the guns and dogs; who will remain in a world where woodland paths have changed to alleys, grasslands to streets?" Two pages have tiny corner crease, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing. VG/VG 
Price: 25.00 USD
19 Kilworth, Garry. HUNTER'S MOON: A STORY OF FOXES.
Unwin Hyman, London, (1989), Ist edition. 
330 pages, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "O-ha was a vixen who believed in tradition. She had lived beneath the old oak in Trinity Wood ever since leaving her parents. Now she was fully-grown with a mate of her own, awaiting her first litter of cubs. Surrounded by the wood she loved and by the other creatures of her world she thought her happiness could never be spoiled...Foxes are adaptable creatures, but every day the humans are coming closer to Trinity Wood with their bulldozers and their concrete mixers. Who will run and who will stand to face the guns and dogs; who will remain in a world where woodland paths have changed to alleys, grasslands to streets?" Light wrinkling and crease at top of spine, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, creasing at top of spine, small closed tear with creases at top of front panel, light wrinkling at bottom edge of front flap, small damp stain at bottom inside edge of spine, very light rubbing. VG -/V G- 
Price: 20.00 USD
Toronto Coles 1974 Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
334 pp, 8 5/8" H. Burgundy cloth with gilt lettering/banding on spine and front board - one of the Coles Canadian Collection.B&w drawings. A facsimile of the edition published by Hurst & Blackett, London, 1866. "Step into the boots of a touring English sportsman, travel across the ocean and up the St. Lawrence River. Ramble vast tracts of primaeval forest, game stocked prairies, and broad rivers, hunting, fishing, and sketching all the while. This comprehensive guide to British North America for the hunter and nature-lover of over a century ago takes us on such a tour, describing in exhaustive detail the game, game birds, and fishes of Canada. Full of all sorts of tips on successful hunting and nature watching, the author portrays Canada as a hunter's paradise and a nature-lover's nirvana. His enthusiasm is surpassed only by his wealth of information on every conceivable aspect of Canadian wildlife: each creature's habits and habitats, the hunting season, the various hunting methods, and tips such as warning on when not to approach a moose." Very light wrinkle at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, two tiny tears (archivally taped) and wrinkle at top of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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