24725 BIERCE, Ambrose ;
The Realm of the Unreal and Other Stories
Intro. by Will Self bb& illustrated by Nathan Sissons
The Folio Society,London, 2009.
Thick 8vo.pp.xviii+ 534.Near Fine decorated pictorial cloth in near Fine slipcase
That a peculiarly susceptible subject may be kept in the realm of the unreal for weeks, months, and even years, dominated by whatever delusions and hallucinations the operator may from time to time suggest.
21744 CRAVEN , Wes :
FOUNTAIN SOCIETY .
Simon & Schuster, New York, 1999.
8vo.pp.350. Stunning holograph dust jacket. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
First novel by the director of Nightmare on Elm Street & thirty other films A plot to confer immortality on a group of elite government scientists.
25062 DON,Lari & JAMES,Cate :
BREAKING THE SPELL. Stories of Magic and Mystery From Scotland.
Frances Lincoln Childrens Books,2013
Tall 8vo,pp.69 original hardback,laminated decorated cover Fine and in a fine dust wrapper
Ten magical spellbinding tales from Scotland.wittily brought to life by storyteller and illustrator.
24919 GUPPY, Samuel:
MARY JANE OR SPIRITUALISM CHEMICALLY EXPLAINED WITH SPIRIT DRAWINGS ALSO ESSAYS BY AND IDEAS.[ Perhaps erroneous of a child at school]
Large 8vo.pp.xi + 379 + 3 colour plates + 4 b/white plates.Errata slip at p.iii. Bound in full black calf with gilt title on spine. Front hinge cracked.,small piece missing from head of spine has been repaired. A few spots of foxing otherwise Very Good.
This copy is signed by the Author on the title page.
24720 HAINING, Peter:
The Mystery and Horrible Murders of Sweeney Todd.The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Frederick Muller, London,1979First Edition.8vo.pp.xii+ 172. slight aging else Very Good hardcover in price clipped dust wrapper.
ISBN 0584104251 At long last a book to throw light on the mysterious legend.
21931 KONSTAM,Angus :
GHOST SHIPS Tales of Abandoned,Doomed and Haunted Vessels.
Greenwich Editions, London, 2005.
4to pp.144.Profusely illustrated.Near fine laminated pictorial hardcover in Near Fine dust jacket.
The Mary Celeste and numerous other ships through history have been found abandoned and floating unmanned.this excellent book looks into their history.
23234 LINDER , Seth ,MORRIS , Caroline & SKINNER , Keith :
RIPPER DIARY . The Inside Story.
Sutton Publishing , Stroud , 2003. First Edition . 8vo. pp.viii + 280 . index , illustrations.
Very Good hardcover in Very Good dust jacket.
Another theory in the Jack The Ripper history The Whitechapel Murders.
21664 LINDSAY , Joan :
PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK.
F.W.Cheshire , Melbourne,1967.
FIRST EDITION 8vo.pp.x + 212. Original owners discrete signature on free front endpaper else a Very Good copy in hardcover in Very Good complete dust jacket.
One of Australia’s iconic novels about a group of schoolgirls who of St Valentines day 1900 set out innocently on a picnic to Hanging Rock Mt Macedon Victoria. Later made into one of Australias most acclaimed films. Lindsay paints the picture of the era in words.
24908 POE.Edgar Allan:
THE WORKS OF EDGAR ALLAN POE.Six Volumes.
With an introduction & memoir by Richard Henry Stoddard.
Kegan Paul.Trench, London,1884.
Each Volume with an etched frontispiece with a tissue guard.Volume One contains a facsimile letter.Bound in half red calf with red cloth sides.A Very attractive set.
25104 PRICE, Harry & LAMBERT, R.S.;
THE HAUNTING OF CASHEN’S GAP
Methuen & Company, London,1936.
First Edition 8vo.pp.xii+212+8black and white plates. Original tan cloth in price clipped dust wrapper.Some pale foxing to the prelims.The spine of the dust wrapper is a little discoloured. Else a Very Good copy
The tale of Gef, a “Talking Mongoose,”reported as a poltergeist or ghost in the form of a mongoose who was said to inhabit the walls of the house on the farm known as Cashen’s Gap on the Isle of Man. In 1935 the authors went to the Isle of Man to investigate the haunting first hand.Gef was a good humoured naughty ghost.
24494 STEVENSON, Robert Louis:
THE BODY SNATCHER & OTHER STORIES.
Illustrated by Michael Foreman
Folio Society, London, 2007.
First thus.8vo.,14 colour plates including frontispiece,black cloth with green & gold design on upper board.A fine copy in fine like slipcase
In 1815 in Scotland, having realized that the corpses he and his peers examine in anatomy class are stolen from fresh graves, a young medical student finds that he must procure the next specimen. Stevenson at his adult scary best.
20887 STINE, R. L.:
With Illustrations by Ten Outstanding Artists
Parachute Publishing, New York, 1999. 8vo, 148, contents page. Illustrated in black and white by ten different artists. Very good original hardcover in very good original pictorial dust jacket. Very good undamaged copy.
ISBN 0060286881. ‘
These are my scariest stories ever because I wrote them at Nightmare Hour’ says R.L. Stine. Nightmare Hour is when the lights fade, the real world slips into shadow… and the cold, moonlit world of evil dreams takes over your mind. Ten stories from R.L. Stine with the secrets and ideas behind each story.