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The Intercessor and Other Stories.

By Sinclair, May.

New York, NY: The Macmillan Company, 1932. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good in Fair dust jacket. Very good octavo hardcover in purple cloth binding in fair dust jacket. Wear and rubbing to edges of boards with bumping to top corners and heel of spine. Dj has wear and rubbing along edges with chipping along edges and scuffing to covers. Dj's spine is heavily browned. Dj has large chip missing from upper corner of front cover, another large chip on heel of spine and smaller chips missing from head of spine. Page edges are lightly browned. 222 pages. The stories in this work are: 1. The Mahatma's Story, 2. Jones's Karma, 3. Heaven, 4. The Intercessor, 5. The Villa Desiree.

$105.00

The Screaming Ghost and Other Stories.

By Carmer, Carl. Illustrated by Irv Docktor.

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1956.. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. Very good octavo hardcover in illustrated boards without dust jacket. Light wear and running to edges of boards with some minor scuffing to covers. Light bumping to head and heel of spine and also slight bumping on corners of back panel. Signed by author on front free endpaper. 146 pages with illustrations. A collection of ghost stories and legends for younger readers.

$35.00

The Ghosts About Us.

By Burke, Clara.

Philadelphia: Dorrance & Company, 1969.. First edition. Very good octavo hardcover in very good dust jacket. Some light wear and rubbing to the edges of the boards with bumping to the head and heel of the spine. The dj has light wear along the edges with some scuffing to the covers. 42 pages with illustrations. This book examines the experiences of the author and others communicating with dead friends and relatives.

$20.00

The Ghost in the Tower: An Episode in Jacobia.

By Reed, Earl H.

Chicago: Privately printed and bound by Tony Rubovits, 1921.. Hardcover. Good. First edition. Good quarto hardcover in grey binding without dust jacket. Wear and rubbing along the edges of the boards with places where the binding is worn away or slightly torn, mainly on the fore-edges of the panels, with bumping to the head and heel of the spine and on the corners of the panels. The covers are scuffed and have some soiling. Slight roll to the spine. Pages are a little bit browned. The binding is a little weak in some spots but all pages are still firmly attached. Gift inscription by one "H. W. Jacobs Chicago 1923" to his friend Frank B. Niles on the front free endpaper. Henry Jacobs was the owner of the haunted farm in this account (see the postscript). 62 pages with illustrations by Reed. The ghost in question is the shade of the Hungarian Emric Szapolyai, a general of King Mathias Corvinus. Dying in 1489, the ghost travelled to the Mediterranean, falling in with Christian and Turkish Pirates, then to the new world where he sailed with Morgan and Blackbeard. Eventually he wound up in New York, where he met the ghosts of Kidd and several robber barons, and finally boarded a train bound for Michigan, ending his journeys in the hospitable tower in the title. A scarce work of fiction by the noted Chicago architect and writer Earl H. Reed, using a friend's property as the setting.

$125.00

The Journey to the Other World.

By Davidson, H. R. Ellis, editors.

Cambridge: Folklore Society, D. S. Brewer, Rowman and Littlefield, 1975.. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. First edition. Very good octavo hardcover in very good dust jacket. Wear and rubbing to the edges of the boards with bumping to the head and heel of the spine. Dj has wear and rubbing along the edges with some scuffing and minor soiling to the covers. 149 pages with notes. A collection of eight essays on stories and tales that involve trips to heaven and descents into the underworld. The essays are: 1. Muhammad's Journey to Heaven, 2. The Thirteenth-century Mongols' Conception of the After-Life: The Evidence of Their Funeral Practices, 3. Other World Journeys in Japan, 4. The Ship of the Dead, 5. West County Entrances to the Underworld, 6. The Phantom Coach in the West Country, 7. The Hero's Descent to the Underworld, 8. Underworld Themes in Modern Fiction.

$35.00

The Wandering Spirits.

By Greenberg, Emily.

New York: Vantage Press, 1965.. Hardcover. Good in Good dust jacket. First edition. Good octavo hardcover in green binding with good dust jacket. Wear and rubbing to the edges of the boards with bumping to the head and heel of the spine and lighter bumping to the corners of the panels. Dj has wear and rubbing along the edges with some scuffing to the covers and fading along the edges and many small tears mainly on the upper edge of the cover. Light browning of the pages. 189 pages. A novel based on roughly 39 "true" ghost tales.

$25.00

Ghost Stories from the American South.

By McNeil, W. K., editor.

Little Rock: August House, 1985.. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. First edition. Very good octavo hardcover in dark blue binding with very good dust jacket. Wear and rubbing to the edges of the boards with bumping to the head and heel of the spine and lighter bumping to the corners of the panels. Dj has light wear and rubbing along the edges with some light scuffing to the covers. Back flap of dj is creased. 170 pages with illustrations, endnotes, 2 appendices (1. Southern Folklore Archives, 2. Directories), and index of Southern Locales. An interesting collection of Southern folklore including tales of haunted places, headless ghosts, ghosts and hidden treasure, witches, and other topics.

$25.00

The Obstinate Ghost and Other Ghostly Tales.

By Palmer, Geoffrey, and Noel Lloyd. Illustrated by Rowel Friers.

London: Odhams Books, 1968.. Hardcover. Good in Good dust jacket. First edition. Good octavo hardcover in good dust jacket. Wear and rubbing to the edges of the boards with bumping to the head and heel of the spine and the panels are slightly bowed. Dj has wear and rubbing along the edges with many tiny tears on the head and heel of the spine, some browning along the edges of the covers, and some scuffing to the covers. Page edges are lightly browned. Signed by both authors in blue ink on the title page. 144 pages with illustrations. A collection of 11 ghost tales which are: 1. Huw, 2. The Headless Horseman, 3. The Ghost of Smeaton Hall, 4. Billy Bates's Story, 5. The Staircase, 6. The Ghost in the Barrel, 7. First Peformance, 8. The Obstinate Ghost, 9. The Message, 10. Ghost at Hallowe'en, 11. The Ghost of Rosewarne.

$40.00

The Necromancers.

By Benson, Robert Hugh.

London: Hutchinson & Co., 1909. Hardcover. Good. First British edition, probable later printing. Good duodecimo (12mo) hardcover in purple-blue cloth binding without dust jacket. Wear and rubbing along the edges of the boards with heavy bumping to the head and heel of the spine. Spine is a little rolled. Some scuffing and light scratching to the covers. Name of the previous owner and date on the front free endpaper. Pages are lightly browned. No gilt title on front board however, but title page has date of 1909, and no other statement of publication 326 pages. Uncommon.

$50.00

The Shadowy Third and Other Stories.

By Glasgow, Ellen.

Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1923.. Hardcover. Fair. First edition. Fair duodecimo hardcover in maroon cloth without dust jacket. Wear and rubbing along the edges of the boards with bumping to the head and heel of the spine with small tears in the binding on the head and heel of the spine also. Panels are a little browned and lightly scuffed. Pages are lightly browned and foxed. Frontispiece by Elenore Plaisted Abbot. 291 pages. A collection of stories by Ellen Glasgow (1874-1945), a gifted Virginia writer. The stories are: 1. The Shadowy Third, 2. Dare's Gift, 3. The Past, 4. Whispering Leaves, 5. A Point in Morals, 6. The Difference, 7. Jordan's End.

$90.00

The Realm of Ghosts.

By Maple, Eric.

New York: A. S, Barnes & Company, Inc., 1964.. First edition. Very good octavo hardcover in good dust jacket. Some wear and rubbing to the edges of the boards with bumping to the head and heel of the spine and the corners of the panels. The dj also has wear and rubbing along the edges with some small tears and minor chipping with browning and scuffing to the covers. Page edges are slightly browned. 205 pages with glossary, illustrations, bibliography, and index. An examination of ghost lore and history.

$20.00

Los Fantasmas Existen Casos Documentados de Apariciones.

By Feslikenian, Franca.

Barcelona, 1971.. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. Very good octavo hardcover in very good dust jacket. Light wear and rubbing along the edges of the boards with bumping to the head and heel of the spine. Dj has some wear and rubbing along the edges with a few minor tears and some light scuffing and browning to the covers. 214 pages with illustrations. A work on spririts and ghosts in Spanish.

$25.00

The Ghost-Hunter and His Family.

By Banim, John [ actually penned by Michael Banim].

London: Simms and M'Intyre, 1852.. Hardcover. Good. First edition thus, original was in 1833. Good sextodecimo (16mo) hardcover with leather spine and brown boards without dust jacket. Wear and rubbing, heavy in spots`, along the edges of the boards and spine with bumping to the head and heel of the spine and on the corners of the panels. Corners have small holes in the binding. Also some light bumping to the upper edges of the panels. Panels have some light scuffing and scratching. Bookplate of the previous owner on the front pastedown endpaper. Name in pencil on the front free endpaper. Pages are a little browned but not brittle. Page edges are foxed. 284 pages. The binding is still tight and this copy is in nice shape for its age. An uncommon edition of Irish writer Banim's body of work, actually written by his older brother Michael. Best known with Michael for their O'Hara novels.

$105.00