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21 Brown, Alice THE EMPIRE OF DEATH and Other Strange Stories
Ashcroft, British Columbia: Ash-Tree Press, 2003 1553100573 / 9781553100577 First edition: one of 500 copies issued. Edited and with an introduction by Jessica Amanda Salmonson. Hardcover. Very fine, in chianti cloth with red-on-red endsheets; in a b&w-illustrated dust jacket with cover illustration by Deborah McMillion-Nering. 
"Brings together for the first time all of Alice Brown's distinguished but forgotten supernatural short stories" and adds "a cluster of her poems."--Salmonson. With Sarah Jewett and Mary Wilkins-Freeman, "the great trinity of New England local colorists." 
Price: 45.00 USD
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22 Burnett, Frances Hodgson; illustrations by Jessie Willcox Smith IN THE CLOSED ROOM
New York: McClure, Phillips & Co., 1904. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. About near fine: with soiling to covers, a band of fading to upper rear cover, very mild wear, bookseller's faint stamp to pastedown, areas of pale foxing within; in green cloth with gilt stamping and title cartouche, gilt top-edge. 
Chilling, eloquent, powerfully affecting ghost story from the author of THE SECRET GARDEN and LITTLE LORD FAUNTLEROY. Eight JWS color illustrations reproduced on coated stock inserts. Why is this haunting tale not better known? 
Price: 50.00 USD
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23 Capes, Bernard THE BLACK REAPER
Ashcroft, British Columbia: Ash-Tree Press, 1998. 1899562524 / 9781899562527 First thus, limited to 600 copies. Hardcover. Very fine in pictorial dust jacket with illustration by Richard Lamb depicting a deranged puritan-garbed reaper squeezing blood from a fistful of wheat. Edited by Hugh Lamb. 
Twenty-three tales: of terrors from beyond the grave, of werewolves, lost souls, and vengeful suicides by the prolific but neglected Edwardian novelist and short story writer. With foreword by Ian Burns and introduction by Hugh Lamb. Bibliography. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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24 Cherryh, C.J. CHERNEVOG
New York: Del Rey/Ballantine Books, (1990). 0345359542 / 9780345359544 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket painting by Keith Parkinson. 
A young wizard, his best friend, and a woman magically restored to life find their idyllic forest existence shattered by the dark machinations of an old and implacable enemy in this sequel to RUSALKA. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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25 Cherryh, C.J. YVGENIE
New York: Del Rey/ Ballantine Books, (1991). 0345367847 / 9780345367846 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. Jacket painting by Keith Parkinson. 
"Third of Cherryh's medieval fantasies (RUSALKA, CHERNEVOG) describing the tangled relationships and doings of a wizard family living in the primeval forests of Russian Kiev."--Kirkus 
Price: 15.00 USD
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26 Dalby, Richard, edited by THE VIRAGO BOOK OF GHOST STORIES
New York/St. Louis/San Francisco/Dusseldorf: McGraw-Hill Book Company, (1989). 0070151326 / 9780070151321 First U.S. edition, first printing: a trade paperback original. Trade Paperback. Faint soiling to page edges, mild crease to spine, very good plus, and fairly tight, in wraps. 331 pages; notes on authors. 
The ghost story scholar collected and edited this first anthology written by women. Contains 34 classic ghost stories by authors including Edith Wharton, Mary Webb, Elizabeth Bowen, Elizabeth Jenkins, Ellen Glasgow, E. Nesbit, Elizabeth Taylor, and more. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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27 de la Mare, Walter THE RETURN
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1922. First U.S. revised edition: one of fifty ''made for bookseller friends of Borzoi Books'' specially bound in decorated boards with printed spine label. Hardcover. Very good: previous owner's partially erased inscription to front free endsheet, wear to edges, covers lightly splayed, mild dust soiling to top edge, two tiny nicks to upper rear cover, age-toning to spine label; no dust jacket. 
"Arthur Lawford goes to sleep beside the crumbling gravestone of Nicholas Sabathier, a 17th-century Hugenot suicide, and awakes...his face, now transformed into the wolfish features of Sabathier."--Jack Adrian. Winner of the de Polignac Prize. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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28 Doyle, Arthur Conan THE LAND OF MIST
London: Hutchinson & Co. (Publishers) Ltd., (1926). First edition, first printing. Housed in an elegant green cloth and marbled paper-over-boards custom two-piece slipcase, with printed spine label. Hardcover. Faint foxing to page edges, the fore-edges of a few pages slightly crimped, else a bright, fine example in green cloth with paler green lettering and front cover cartouche; no dust jacket. 
"The great Professor Challenger has been -- very improperly and imperfectly -- used in fiction." Thus Doyle cheekily begins his third Challenger adventure, in which the daring Professor confronts the world of mediums, ghosts and spirits. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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29 Finch, Paul AFTER SHOCKS
Ashcroft, British Columbia: Ash-Tree Press, 2001. 1553100212 / 9781553100218 First edition, first printing: limited to 500 copies. Hardcover. Very fine in chianti cloth, spine-lettered in gilt, with red-on-red decorative endsheets; in an illustrated dust jacket featuring artwork by Tony Patrick. Sources. 
Debut collection of supernatural tales from the British-based former policeman and journalist. Most of the stories have previously appeared only in various small press publications, three are original to this edition. With an introduction by the author. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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30 Fox, Marion APE'S FACE
Ashcroft, British Columbia: Ash-Tree Press, 2006. 1553100913 / 9781553100911 First edition, first printing: one of 400 copies produced. First republication since 1914. Hardcover. Fine, a new book, in chianti cloth with gilt spine stamping, red-on-red endpapers; in a fine, new, illustrated dust jacket, with artwork by Keith Minnion. With an Introduction by Jack Adrian. 
Novel of a well-known writer, Armstrong by name, who is invited to visit a remote country house in the Wiltshire downland for the purpose of examining certain ancestral documents belonging to the Delane-Mortons--a family beset by a curse. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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London: Heinemann, (1964). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very faint foxing to upper page edges, and to endsheets, else fine, in black cloth with gilt lettering and rules against an orange-red spine panel; in an age-toned, very very lightly worn nearly fine dust jacket. Jacket art by Tom Adams. 
Alexander Hero, chief inspector for the UK Society of Psychical Research, is sent to NYC "where a scientist is convinced that he is in touch with his dead daughter through a medium" (Martin Benson). Filmed for TV in 1969 as DAUGHTER OF THE MIND. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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32 Gallico, Paul TOO MANY GHOSTS
New York City: International Polygonics, Ltd., (1988). Book club edition. Hardcover. Fine, in a very good plus dust jacket that shows mild wear and faint age-toning and a short, creased tear to upper front panel. Jacket art by Quay. 
"Alexander Hero is a ghost-hunter. He specialises in exposing fraudulent ghosts and mediums. One day, he is asked to investigate a haunting in a castle, which taxes his ingenuity to the hilt."--Martin Benson. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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33 Graves, Sarah TRAP DOOR
(New York, New York): Bantam Books, (2006). 0553804294 / 9780553804294 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
In this humorous, well-constructed 10th home improvement cozy Jacobia "Jake" Tiptree, former money manager to the mob, is still hard at work on her 1823 Federal-style house in Eastport, Maine. Includes home repair tips, a murder, hit men, and an old book. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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Ashcroft, British Columbia: Ash-Tree Press, 2007. First edition thus. One of 400 copies. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. Jacket art by Keith Minnion. 
M. Y. Halidom's 1906 supernatural novel, is now given a retrospective centenary celebration in this attractive new edition from Ash-Tree Press. Richard Dalby provides an informative introduction revealing details about the life of M.Y. Halidom. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1898. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Mild rubbing at joints and shelf edges, else a very good plus to near fine copy in original blue cloth stamped with a pattern of sixty circled dancers (stamped in white) to the front and rear cover, gilt-stamped titles to the spine and covers. 
Collection of five stories by Gertrude Hall Brownell (1863-1961). "The Hundred" is a Christmas tale and "Paula in Italy" is a ghost story. Four black-and-white plate illustrations by Albert E. Sterner and W. H. Hyde. Listed in Bleiler. Scarce. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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36 Halliwell, Leslie THE GHOST OF SHERLOCK HOLMES: Seventeen Supernatural Stories
(London): Panther/Granada Publishing, (1984). 0586059954 / 9780586059951 First edition: Paperback Original. Mass market paperback. Mild age-toning, nearly invisible sticker depression to front cover, else an unread, fine copy in wraps; splendid cover painting by Gary Blyth of a bloodily dead gent on a library carpet with menacing scarecrow seen through the French windows. 
Entertaining collection of spooky yarns from the pop film historian par excellence, whose never-surpassed GUIDE was a pre-internet bible for film geeks, and whose companionable wit and sheer readability beloved by film buffs is strongly in evidence here. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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37 Hamilton, Alex THE ATTIC EXPRESS and Other Macabre Stories
Ashcroft, British Columbia: Ash-Tree Press, 2007. 1553100964 / 9781553100966 First edition, first printing. Limited to 500 copies. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 
A collection of macabre stories essentially formed from two previous collections: BEAM OF MALICE (1966) and FLIES ON THE WALL (1972), with the addition of two stories from a third collection, and a new tale, "Night Mare", written for this edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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(North Yorkshire): Tartarus Press, (2005). 1872621627 / 9781872621623 Second edition. Hardcover. Fine in dark blue binding with gilt lettering and devices; matching dark blue endsheets, satin ribbon marker; in a fine dust jacket. 
Thirty-seven psychologically sophisticated ghostly and gothic tales by the author of THE GO-BETWEEN; with an introduction by Mark Valentine. 498 pages. 
Price: 70.00 USD
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39 Henderson, J.A. BUNKER 10
Orlando/Austin/New York/San Diego/Toronto/London: Harcourt, Inc., (2007). 0152062408 / 9780152062408 First U.S. edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's slip laid in. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 
A thriller featuring seven teenagers trapped in an escape-proof military installation after a strange explosion. Recommended for fans of video games, science fiction, and T.V. shows like "24". The Scottish author also seeded a ghost entertainment tour. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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40 Hepworth, George H. THE QUEEREST MAN ALIVE And Other Stories
New York: R.F. Fenno & Company, (1897). First edition. Hardcover. Very good only: spine slant, staining to borders of front cover, owner's discreet name to endsheet and verso of contents page; bound in grey cloth with elaborate teal, gilt and flame cover illustration of a fantastical beast in a circle of flames. 
Collection of supernatural tales charmingly related in a wry, urbane style by the minister and New York Herald editor, author of a fantasy novel of reincarnation with the unusual title--!!!. Both the collection and the novel are listed in Bleiler. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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