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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
 
 
2 Amundsen, Roald. Translated from the Norwegian by A.G. Chater. THE SOUTH POLE: AN ACCOUNT OF THE NORWEGIAN ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION IN THE "FRAM", 1910-1912. (2 VOLUMES IN 1.)
Toronto McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1976, facsimile reprint of John Murray, 1912 editions. 1976 0771001304 / 9780771001307 Facsimile Reprint of John Murray 1912 Ed Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
393 pp + 449 pp (2 volumes in 1), 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w photographs, maps (1 fold-out), fold-out plan of the 'Fram'. "In the southern spring of 1911 two separate expeditions left their respective winter quarters in Antarctica in a desperate bid to achieve the glory of being first at the South Pole - a British party, led by Captain R.F. Scott, and a Norwegian one under Captain Roald Amundsen. Scott reached the Pole on 18 January 1912, only to find that the Norwegains had forestalled him over a month previously. Disconsolate, Scott and his four companions retraced their footsteps across the polar plateau, a 'via dolorosa' which was to lead to the deaths of all five from hunger and exposure. Scott's edited diary of the events has been a perennial bestseller ever since. Amundsen's own account, translated into English as 'The South Pole', never achieved the same popularity. Lacking in personal charisma, Amundsen was to some extent a victim of British chauvinism, which stereotyped him as a devious foreigner not above gaining the Pole by a deceitful stratagem and, worse by far, sacrificing his dogs to do so. His complaint in later years that British schoolchildren were being taught to regard Scot t as the true discoverer of the South Pole was probably no exaggeration. Today we can look back to these distant events more dispassionately, and freely give Amundsen the credit that is his due. He was a truly professional explorer who took pains to put all his theories to the test and left nothing to chance. 'The South Pole', which so successfully exemplifies Amundsen's philosophy of exploration, is a polar masterpiece which deserves to be in print again after so many years in limbo." Previous owner's name/date on front pastedown, embossed blind stamp on free front endpaper, a few edge creases and tiny tear archivally taped on fold-out map at rear, tiny speck on top of textblock, very light soiling on bottom of textblock, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, ghost sticker mark on front panel, some darkening to flap-folds and spine edges, very light rubbing/soiling, a few tiny tears at top/bottom of spine, very small scuff mark on front panel. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
MEMORIES WITH FOOD AT GIPSY HOUSE., Dahl, Felicity and Dahl, Roald.  Photographs by Jan Baldwin.
3 Dahl, Felicity and Dahl, Roald. Photographs by Jan Baldwin. MEMORIES WITH FOOD AT GIPSY HOUSE.
Viking / Penguin, London, 1991, first edition. 
239 pp, 10" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0670841420 B&w and colour photographs, drawings. "(A) mixture of delightfully written anecdotes covering Roald Dahl's family upbringing, his youth and early days in Africa, and his happiness at home with Liccy, his wife, and their numerous children, grandchildren and friends. For this extensive family, there is no more enjoyable way of relaxing than sharing good food and wine. The meals they enjoy together round the old pine farmhouse table a t Gipsy House are either fine examples of national dishes of their heritage - Norwegian, French, British, etc. - or favourite recipes that have delighted three generations of discerning eaters. Many recipes have acquired a particular significan c e f or the Dahl family over the years, and these are introduced with reminiscences rich in nostalgia and humour. This book has many sections. The text has been written by Roald and Liccy Dahl, their children, close family and friends. The illus tr at i on s are by Quentin Blake, photographs by Jan Baldwin and all the recipes have been cooked by Josie Fison. The recipes are for all occasions, covering family birthday parties, Christmas and Easter celebrations, Roald's passion for chocolate , o nio ns an d wine, his enthusiasm for gambling and gardening and finally, a Dahl-style chapter: Hangman's Suppers - contributed by Francis Bacon, P.D. James, John le Carre, Peter Ustinov and others. It is a medly of great reading and good cooki ng." Li ght rem ainder mark on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, one small tear archivally taped. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
4 Finnie, Richard. Introduction by Diamond Jenness. LURE OF THE NORTH.
Philadelphia David McKay 1940 Hard Cover Good- 
227 pp, 10" H. Blue cloth with silver lettering/decoration on spine/front board. Map endpapers, b&w photographs. Contents: Introduction; Preface; Lure of the North; Herschel Island; Eastward with the 'Baychimo'; To Coronation Gulf; Ships That Pass in the Polar Night; Over the North Magnetic Pole; White Man's Igloo; Shipwreck in the Frozen North; Arctic Adventuress; Freeze-Up; Sled Trip; Krusenstern Chronicle; Black Magic in the White North; Arctic Christmas; Lost; Sun-Up; Social Service; Eggs and Airplanes; Among the Igloo Dwellers; Break-Up; Whither Our Eskimos?; Index. Wear and very small bump at bottom corners - light edge wear elsewhere, light fading to edges of boards and on spine, some fading to color on top of text block, light browning and light soiling on fore-edge and bottom of text block, very small area of color loss on rear board, 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE TRUE 'INTREPID': SIR WILLIAM STEPHENSON AND THE UNKNOWN AGENTS., Macdonald, Bill.
5 Macdonald, Bill. THE TRUE 'INTREPID': SIR WILLIAM STEPHENSON AND THE UNKNOWN AGENTS.
Timberholme, Surrey, British Columbia, 1998, first edition. 
429 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1894254015 B&w illustrations. "The true story of Winnipeg born William Stephenson (known as 'Intrepid'), his career, and the secret World War II espionage organization, British Securit y Coordination, which he established in the heart of New York City. Stephenson staffed BSC with hundreds of Canadians recruited from across the country. Bill Macdonald documents Stephenson's clouded early life and unravels layers of misinformati o n from previous books and secret papers to reveal the astonishing details of the man who said: 'Nothing deceives like a document'. - Included in this volume are many interviews with former members of BSC: secretaries, cipher clerks, covert operat iv es and with former BSC agent, British author, Roald Dahl. Of special historic significance are the revelations of the Allies' communications genius, the late Benjamin de Forest Bayly, who had previously never discussed his war work. His electr oni c w izardry helped guard the Allies' top secrets, and win the Battle of the Atlantic. (This book) weaves its way through deception, treachery, war, espionage and a search for the 'real' James Bond." Slight waviness to edges of text block, very lig ht w rinkling at top/bottom of spine, previous owner's place, date and signature along with small blanked-out notation on title page. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing. Very Good/Very Go od 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE POLAR PASSION:  THE QUEST FOR THE NORTH POLE.  WITH SELECTIONS FROM ARCTIC JOURNALS., Mowat, Farley.  (Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri, Robert Bylot, William Baffin, Elisha Kent Kane, Charels Francis Hall, George Tyson, Adolphus Greely, Fridtjof Nansen, Frederick Cook.)
6 Mowat, Farley. (Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri, Robert Bylot, William Baffin, Elisha Kent Kane, Charels Francis Hall, George Tyson, Adolphus Greely, Fridtjof Nansen, Frederick Cook.) THE POLAR PASSION: THE QUEST FOR THE NORTH POLE. WITH SELECTIONS FROM ARCTIC JOURNALS.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
303 pp, 12 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with reproductions, drawings, maps, photographs. Contents: Foreword; The First Steps North: The Saga of Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri c. 997 A.D.; The Bay of Disbelief: The Fifth Voyage of Robert Bylot and Wm. Baffin, 1616; A Moth to the Flame: Elisha Kent Kane, Arctic Explorations, 1853-55; Life on an Ice-Floe: Charles Francis Hall, Life Among the Esquimaux, 1865 / George Tyson, Wonderful Drift, 1871-73; Lieut. Greely Sees It Through: Adolphus Greely, Three Years of Arctic Service, 1881-84; The Inland Ice: Fridtjof Nansen, The First Crossing of Greenland, 1888; The Passion Quickens: A Survey - 1892-1906; The Top of the World: Frederick Cook, My Attainment of the Pole, 1907-08; Epilogue; Sources and Acknowledgements; Index. Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two very tiny stains on top of text block, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/creasing, a few small edge tears and chips - tears archivally taped, light fading to spine color, light rubbing a few small faint foxing marks on inside. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
7 Owen, Russell. THE ANTARCTIC OCEAN.
London Whittlesey House / McGraw-Hill 1941 Second Printing Hard Cover Good Fair Stephen J. Voorhies, maps. 
254 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map endpapers. B&w photographs, maps. "The search for a land greater than the United States and Mexico began centuries ago, but it was not until a little more than a hundred years ago that an American sealer, Nat Palmer, first glimpsed its mainland. After the fanatic fumblings of explorers like Quiros, the discoverer-priest, hard-headed men pushed farther and farther south to learn what lay in the land of mist and snow. Captain Cook sailed around the land without seeing it; Lieut. Charles Wilkes, an American, sailed along its coast for 1,500 miles. Capt. James Clark Ross, the famous Englishman, broke into the silent sea which bears his name and for the first time brought back some knowledge of this great continent, with its high barriers of ice, its lofty mountain ranges and a live volcano, its tremendous beauty. Since then men have been to the South Pole on foot and in airplanes, have lived on ships fast in the ice and on the ice itself. Here are found the names of Scott and Shackleton, of Charcot and Amundsen, of Byrd and Ellsworth. (This) is the story of the almost incredible hardships men overcame because they were driven to rip the veil from one of the most majestic and fabulous regions of the earth." Pencil erasure mark at top of free front endpaper, previous owner's bookplate on verso of free front endpaper, very soft crease down preliminary pages, previous owner's stamp at bottom of page 100 and on one rear page, erased pencilled number on free rear endpaper, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/creasing, old tape at top/bottom inside edge, light to moderate rubbing/soiling, afew very small chips and tears, light browning, date stamp on inside of rear flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WRITTEN FOR CHILDREN:  AN OUTLINE OF ENGLISH-LANGUAGE CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.  THIRD REVISED EDITION., Townsend, John Rowe.
8 Townsend, John Rowe. WRITTEN FOR CHILDREN: AN OUTLINE OF ENGLISH-LANGUAGE CHILDREN'S LITERATURE. THIRD REVISED EDITION.
New York J.B. Lippincott 1987 0397322992 / 9780397322992 3rd Revised Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
364 pp, 8 11/16" H. B&w illustrations. "(A)n account of the development of children's books in the United States, Britain, Canada, and Australia, (this book) has long been acclaimed as an invaluable guide and resource for parents, teachers, and students alike. The third revised edition faithfully maintains all the strengths of the earlier editions - concise, informative coverage of a vast subject - and includes a totally rewritten Part Four that provides a fresh, detailed investigation of aspects of the modern world most relevant to books for children and young people during the years 1945-1985. The result is an extremely readable and stimulating survey of imaginative writing (including poetry and picure books) accompanied by a superb bibliography of works on children's literature and dozens of illustrations from many of the books mentioned in the text. (The author) offers an enthusiastic, balanced - and sometimes controversial - view of a subject of interest to everyone who cares about the quality of books written for children." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling, small remainder mark on bottom of text block, very light browning to pages. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light edge wrinkling, tiny dent on front hinge, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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