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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
 
 
RIDLEY:  THE STORY OF A SCHOOL.  2 VOLUMES IN SLIPCASE., Beattie, Kim.  With collaboration in research by A.H. Griffith  Introduction by Arthur L. Bishop.
2 Beattie, Kim. With collaboration in research by A.H. Griffith Introduction by Arthur L. Bishop. RIDLEY: THE STORY OF A SCHOOL. 2 VOLUMES IN SLIPCASE.
St Catharines, Ontario Ridley College 1963 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - 
Volume One: 612 pp.- Volume Two's pagination runs 613-1265, 9 1/4" H, black boards with gilt lettering and school crest on front boards, orange spines with black title blocks/gilt lettering. Black endpapers with illustration by Edward Goodall. B&w photographs, reproductions. A history of Ridley College, St. Catharines, Ontario. Light rubbing and soiling on boards and spines. Volume One has minor discoloration at top corner of front board. Volume Two has faint foxing marks on front board, one slight corner bump. Slipcase has moderate wear and rubbing, one top rear corner is bumped. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
FOR VALOUR:  THE AIR VCs., Bowyer, Chaz.
3 Bowyer, Chaz. FOR VALOUR: THE AIR VCs.
London Grub Street 1992 0948817577 / 9780948817571 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
548 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. Of the 1,350 Victoria Crosses awarded since 1856, only 51 have been conferred on airmen. "Here, for the first time, are the complete and accurate biographies of each of those 51 men. Though primarily regarded as a British honour, of those 51 airmen, 16 were not British-born; coming from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Eire willingly to pledge their lives in Britain's cause during the two major world wars of this century. Resulting from several decades of private research on an international scale, and profusely illustrated, this book has undoubtedly become the standard reference work on the subject of air VCs. It also provides a lasting record of their lives and astonishing courage - a permanent tribute to every airman ever awarded a Victoria Cross." Very minor wrinkle at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light rubbing. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
FOR VALOUR:  THE AIR VCs., Bowyer, Chaz.
4 Bowyer, Chaz. FOR VALOUR: THE AIR VCs.
London Grub Street 1992 0948817577 / 9780948817571 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
548 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. Of the 1,350 Victoria Crosses awarded since 1856, only 51 have been conferred on airmen. "Here, for the first time, are the complete and accurate biographies of each of those 51 men. Though primarily regarded as a British honour, of those 51 airmen, 16 were not British-born; coming from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Eire willingly to pledge their lives in Britain's cause during the two major world wars of this century. Resulting from several decades of private research on an international scale, and profusely illustrated, this book has undoubtedly become the standard reference work on the subject of air VCs. It also provides a lasting record of their lives and astonishing courage - a permanent tribute to every airman ever awarded a Victoria Cross." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, minor wrinkling at top of spine and front flap-fold. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
5 Currey, L.W. With David G. Hartwell. SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY AUTHORS: A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF FIRST PRINTINGS OF THEIR FICTION AND SELECTED NONFICTION.
Boston G.K. Hall 1979 0816182426 / 9780816182428 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ 
571 pp, 10 1/4" H. Brick-coloured cloth printed in black with gold lines. No dust jacket - as issued. Contents: Pseudonyms; Introduction; Acknowledgements; Listings in Alphabetical Order. Dampness mark at bottom corner of approx. pages 450 to end of book, small bump at top corner of both boards, 2" light scratch on front board, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear, small light liquid stain on top of text block and at bottom corner of fore-edge of text block, very light browning to top of text block. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
6 Davidson, Avram/Asimov, Isaac, eds. (Vance Aandahl, James White, Avram Davidson, Robert Wallsten, John Anthony West, Robert Silverberg, Richard Matheson, Isaac Asimov, Grendel Briarton, Otis Kidwell Burger, Israel Zangwill, Don White.) THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION. INCLUDING VENTURE SCIENCE FICTION. VOLUME 24, NO. 2, WHOLE NO. 141. FEBRUARY 1963.
Mercury Press, Concord, N.H., 1963. 
130 pp, soft cover (digest size). Cover art by John Pederson, Jr. Contents: The Riddle Song by Vance Aandahl; Counter Security by James White; Books (department) by Avram Davidson; Punk's Progress by Robert Wallsten; Gladys's Gregory by John Anthony West; The Nature of the Place by Robert Silverberg; The Jazz Machine by Richard Matheson; Science: The Lost Generation by Isaac Asimov; Ferdinand Feghoot: LIX by Grendel Briarton; The Pleiades by Otis Kidwell Burger; Satan Mekatrig by Israel Zangwill; Peggy and Peter Go to the Moon by Don White; Editorial; F&SF Marketplace. Interior - light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light browning to spine and cover edges, very light edge wear - a little more on spine, tiny light foxing marks on edges of textblock, very light rubbing, spine flat and a few small wrinkles. VG- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
7 Ferman, Edward L. and Mills, Robert P. eds. (Isaac Asimov, Alfred Bester, Larry Niven, Philip MacDonald, Robert Bloch, Theodore Sturgeon, Will Stanton, Charles Runyon, Ray Bradbury, Philip K. Dick, Frtiz Leiber, Gahan Wilson, Richard Matheson, et al TWENTY YEARS OF THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION.
G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, (1970). 
264 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "...twenty stories which appeared in the magazine during its first two decades - stories with a wide range of mood and technique, but all meeting a consistent standard of excellence. The stars of SF are here - Ray Bradbury, Isaac Asimov...Fritz Leiber, Theodore Sturgeon, Robert Bloch, Alfred Bester, Philip K. Dick - along with memorably individual stories by writers less famous. Carefully avoiding the overanthologized story, the editors have made a fresh selection which will be a delight to all readers of imaginative fiction." Light edge wear to boards. Dust jacket is price clipped, has very light browning, light edge wear/wrinkling/soiling, a few tiny scuffs to spine. VG/VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
8 Keswick, Maggie, editor. Revised and updated by Clara Weatherall. (Alan Reid, Peter Ward Fay, Yen-p'ing Hao, Kwang-ching Liu, Pat Barr, Edward LeFevour, John Keswick, Adam Williams, Jeremy Brown, John King Fairbank, Percy Weatherall.) THE THISTLE AND THE JADE: A CELEBRATION OF 175 YEARS OF JARDINE MATHESON.
London Frances Lincoln 2008 0711228302 / 9780711228306 1st Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
320 pp, 4to (12 1/8" H). First printing of the revised edition (an update of the 1982, 150th anniversary volume). Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs and reproductions. "Founded in Canton in 1832, Jardine Matheson has grown, principally from bases in the East, to become an international trading house with business interests throughout the world. (This book) assembles contributions from leading historians, such as Professor John King Fairbank and Professor K.C. Liu, and old Jardine hands, including Alan Reid and Sir John Keswick, as well as figures from the more recent history of the firm, to chronicle how this happened. They tell the story of how wealth and influence were accumulated in the early days of trading, and of the special relationship forged by 'the Princely Hong' with China and her people. They describe the opening up of Japan. They explain how the company faced the challenge of the last years of the nineteenth century by diversifying into railway construction in China and other industrial activities. After World War II the firm had to cope with the closure of China before going public in 1961. A major restructuring in the 1980s propelled the Group forward into new markets in Asia and, more recently, has allowed it to recommence full-scale operations in China. 'The Thistle and The Jade' is truly a tale of merchant adventure." Minor wear at corners and top/bottom edges of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 57.50 USD
 
 
9 Matheson, Dawn and Anderson, Rosemary, Editors. (Gloria Dent, Ted Mitchell, Bonnie Durtnall, Steve Thorning, Gilbert Stelter, Fred Dahms, Ceska Brennan.) GUELPH: PERSPECTIVES ON A CENTURY OF CHANGE, 1900-2000.
Guelph, Ontario Guelph Historical Society 2000 096059434 Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
277 pp, oblong large 8vo (9 1/8" H x 12 1/8" D). B&w and colour photographs, maps, reproductions. Contents: Introduction; Cultural Life in Twentieth Century Guelph; Guelph Township; Doing Business in Guelph; Buildings and Guelph's Character; The Growth and Planning of Guelph in the Twentieth Century; Appendices: Sources for Profiles and Guelph Anecdotes / Mayors of Guelph 1900-2000 / Members of City Council; Index; Group Photo and Contributor Biographies; Profiles: People of Guelph; Guelph Anecdotes. Mylar dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
A CLUTCH OF VAMPIRES:  THESE BEING AMONG THE BEST FROM HISTORY AND LITERATURE., McNally, Raymond T.  (Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Maontague Summers, Lawrence Durrell, Robert Bloch, Stephen Grendon, Richard Matheson, Bram Stoker, John Polidor, et al.)
10 McNally, Raymond T. (Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Maontague Summers, Lawrence Durrell, Robert Bloch, Stephen Grendon, Richard Matheson, Bram Stoker, John Polidor, et al.) A CLUTCH OF VAMPIRES: THESE BEING AMONG THE BEST FROM HISTORY AND LITERATURE.
Greenwich, Conn. New York Graphic Society 1974 0821205943 / 9780821205945 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket illustration by Edward Gorey. 
255 pp, 8 1/2" H. 30 b&w illustrations. "Dr. McNally begins this book with an essay on the evolution of the vampire. Then he presents the most diversified collection of vampire accounts yet published in English. The historical vampirana includes accounts by such persons as a first-century Roman historian, a twelfth-century bishop, a Cambridge philosopher in the 1600s, the two major vampire experts - Calmet and Summers, and a nineteenth-century Yankee journalist. The literary pieces include: 'Carmilla' a classic tale by Le Fanu; a short story by Bram Stoker which was originally intended as the first chapter of 'Dracula'; a moving tale by Lawrence Durrell; and several thrillers by such masterful writers as Robert Bloch and Richard Matheson." Minor edge wear, very light wrinkling at top of spine, faint pencilled previous owner's name at top of free front endpaper. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, three tiny edge tears - archivally taped, small creases at top edge of front flap and at bottom corner of rear flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
COLLECTIBLE BOOKS:  SOME NEW PATHS., Peters, Jean, editor.  (William Matheson, Percy Muir, G. Thomas Tanselle, Charles Gullans, John Espey, William B. Todd, Daniel J. Leab, Thomas L. Bonn, Stuart Bennett, Wm. P. Barlow, Jr., Peter B. Howard, Jean Peters.)
11 Peters, Jean, editor. (William Matheson, Percy Muir, G. Thomas Tanselle, Charles Gullans, John Espey, William B. Todd, Daniel J. Leab, Thomas L. Bonn, Stuart Bennett, Wm. P. Barlow, Jr., Peter B. Howard, Jean Peters.) COLLECTIBLE BOOKS: SOME NEW PATHS.
New York R.R. Bowker 1979 0835211541 / 9780835211543 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
294 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. Contents: Preface; Introduction; A Backward Look: The Sadleir Circle in Perspective; Non-Firsts; American Trade Bindings and Their Designers, 1880-1915; Books in Series; Film Books; American Mass-Market Paperbacks; Photography as Book Illustration, 1839-1900; Book Catalogues; Publishers' Imprints; American Fiction since 1960; Contributors; Index. Very small star stamp on rear pastedown, tiny bump at top of front hinge. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, one small edge tear archivally taped, light browning on spine/flap-folds/top of flaps, very light soiling on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
HORROR OF THE 20TH CENTURY: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY., Weinberg, Robert.
12 Weinberg, Robert. HORROR OF THE 20TH CENTURY: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY.
,Collectors Press, Portland, OR, 2000, first American edition. 
256 pp, folio (13/14" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1888054425 Profusely illustrated in color and b&w. "As long as there have been storytellers, audiences have sought stories that make their flesh creep and their blood curdle - stories that slither into the darkest corners of our psyches. These are the tales that have been read furtively under covers or retold in whispers by the light of campfires. From Horace Walpole to Stephen King, the masters of horror have offered us jus t s u c h tales of the eerie and the spectral. Author Robert Weinberg has assembled the best of these phantasmal visions. Here is a vivid recounting of the writers, illustrators, publishers, actors, and filmmakers who for more than two centuries h a ve f ed o u r hunger for the macabre. As a student of the field whose collection of 25,000 genre-related materials is among the finest worldwide, Weinberg is a uniquely qualified writer whose perspectives span the spectrum of horror. (This boo k) be gin s w ith E nglish author Horace Walpole who, in 1765, gave birth to the Gothic novel 'The Castle of Otranto'. Mary Shelley plundered new depths of darkness with 'Frankenstein', and late nineteenth-century readers feasted voraciously on O sca r Wi lde' s 'T he P ict ure of Dorian Gray' and Henry James' 'The Turn of the Screw'. Washington Irving, Edgar Allen Poe, and Nathaniel Hawthorne each cast their unique spell on tales of the weird. As the modern era unfolded, horror has c rept, how led, and s limed its way into the twentieth century on celluloid and paper, and Weinberg reveiws the silents and talkies, the comics, the paperbacks, and hardcovers - including such haunting and immortal creations as Frankenstein, Dracul a, and 'The Phan tom of the O pera' ." Light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners, minor bump at bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two tiny bumps on front hinge. Very Good+/Very G ood+ 
Price: 50.00 USD
 


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