ALFRED HITCHCOCK’S ;Speak of the Devil, Murderer’s Row, 16 Skeletons from my Closet, Anti-Social Register, Murder Racquet All £5.00 each
ALFRED HITCHCOCK and the Three Investigators in ; The Secret of Terror Castle, The Mystery of the Fiery Eye, The Mystery of the Shrinking House, The Mystery of the Coughing Dragon, The Mystery of the Talking Skull, The Mystery of the Vanishing Treasure all £2.50 each
A “Mushroom” Publishers example, 32 (though it says 31 on last page) small booklet 6″ X 4″,. The “Mushroom” period is a reference to the times of paper rationing during and after WWII. Ex servicemen were offered a paper ration as a “resettlement initiative” that was after books were published on any paper that could be found, some were printed on greaseproof butter wrappers, and were very short, though this example is particularly small and short.
that entered houses, killing dogs with maniacal cruelty: a Thing that left absolutely no track or trace of itself: a Thing that shot men with bullets fired by a gun lying in a locked drawer…this was the problem faced by Superintendent Lakin.
I can only find one other copy for sale on ‘tinternet, as you can see I am undercutting his price. (but who is to say, we could both be over optimistic)
Should I continue listing a mixture or should I try to list similar books. This lot ranges from “Children’s” to “Adult” with everything in between.
Benzani Juliette – Catherine
Boucher (ed) – The Best from Fantasy & SF 7th
Budrys Algis – Rogue Moon
Charteris Leslie – The Happy Highwayman
Christie Agatha – Easy to Kill
Crisp Frank – The Devil Diver
Duggan Alfred – The Cunning of the Dove
Fearing Kenneth – Dagger of the Mind
Ford Leslie – False to Any Man
Hitchcock (ed) – Once Upon a Dreadful Time
Homes Geoffrey – Then There Were Three
Jakes John – Conquest of the Planet of the Apes
Romains Jules – Verdun The Battle
Royce Lloyd – Expert Seductress
Various – The Pocket Playboy Number two
From Conan to Prehistoric man, come to think of it not probably all that far. The rarest book today is Edgar Mowrers – Germany Puts the Clock Back – the first Penguin Special and on a different vein HG Wells – The Cone. The Arabs in History by Bernard Lewis is also a rare title. Not that any of the other books are common in these formats.