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  • Raucher, Herman.
    MAYNARD'S HOUSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1980) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel by the author of "The Summer of '42." When disturbed Vietnam vet Austin Fletcher is left an old Maine house, by his slain Army buddy, he hopes to find peace but instead finds a house beset by occult forces that trap him in a hallucinatory nightmare - it is a malevolent house in which no one dares live, because fronting it is a witch's tree where a witch was hanged 350 years ago. Like the best horror books (and this title is included in several lists), this can be read on more than one level. The New York Times called it ""An unsettling experience. Confounding, touching and well-written."…

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    New York: Putnam, (1980) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel by the author of "The Summer of '42." When disturbed Vietnam vet Austin Fletcher is left an old Maine house, by his slain Army buddy, he hopes to find peace but instead finds a house beset by occult forces that trap him in a hallucinatory nightmare - it is a malevolent house in which no one dares live, because fronting it is a witch's tree where a witch was hanged 350 years ago. Like the best horror books (and this title is included in several lists), this can be read on more than one level. The New York Times called it ""An unsettling experience. Confounding, touching and well-written." 240 pp. Wraparound dust jacket art by Wendell Minor. ISBN: 0-399125086.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (3 initials stamped on bottom edge)

    Book ID: 82226
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  • HECKEDY PEG. by Wood, Audrey; illustrated by Don Wood.
    Wood, Audrey; illustrated by Don Wood.
    HECKEDY PEG.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1987). Hardcover first edition - A gorgeous collaboration between this award-winning husband and wife team. An original story based on a 16th century game. "The poor mother of seven children, each named for a day of the week, goes off to market promising to return with individual gifts that each child has requested and admonishing them to lock the door to strangers and not to touch the fire. The gullible children are tricked into disobeying their mother by the witch, Heckedy Peg, who turns them all into various kinds of food. The mother can rescue her children only by guessing which child is the fish, the roast rib, the bread, etc., a trick she…

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    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1987). Hardcover first edition - A gorgeous collaboration between this award-winning husband and wife team. An original story based on a 16th century game. "The poor mother of seven children, each named for a day of the week, goes off to market promising to return with individual gifts that each child has requested and admonishing them to lock the door to strangers and not to touch the fire. The gullible children are tricked into disobeying their mother by the witch, Heckedy Peg, who turns them all into various kinds of food. The mother can rescue her children only by guessing which child is the fish, the roast rib, the bread, etc., a trick she neatly performs by matching each kind of food with the gift that each child had requested." Beautifully illustrated in full color by Don Woods. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-152336788.

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    Condition: Fine in brick red cloth with gilt lettering in a fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81545
    View cart More details Price: $30.00