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The Haunting of Hill House by  Shirley Jackson - First - 1960 - from Fine Book Cellar Limited ABA ILAB PBFA (SKU: 1476183139218)

The Haunting of Hill House

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The Haunting of Hill House

by Jackson, Shirley

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  • near fine
  • Hardcover
  • first
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About This Item

First UK edition, first impression (Michael Joseph, 1960). Originally published in the US the previous year. The UK edition is far more uncommon.

One of the best and most influential ghost stories published in the 20th century. The basis for past film adaptations and, most recently, a successful Netflix series in 2018.

Publisher's original black cloth with lettering to the spine in gilt. A better than near fine book with faint off-setting to endpapers and a very minor and inconspicuous knock to the bottom corner of upper board.

The original and unclipped dust jacket has been fantastically preserved with just one small closed tear to the top edge of upper panel and a hint of toning to verso in places, else near fine and beautifully crisp and bright.

A very rare edition, and even more so in such fantastic condition.

Synopsis

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson is widely considered one of the best literary ghost stories published during the twentieth century. The novel has been adapted to film twice — in 1963 and again in 1999 — both times under the title The Haunting . The Gothic tale tells the story of socially repressed Eleanor Vance and three others who head to Hill House to partake in an experiment involving paranormal activities.

Read More: Identifying first editions of The Haunting of Hill House

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Bookseller
Fine Book Cellar Limited ABA ILAB PBFA GB (GB)
Bookseller's Inventory #
1476183139218
Title
The Haunting of Hill House
Author
Jackson, Shirley
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Michael Joseph
Date Published
1960
Keywords
Jackson, Haunting of Hill House, First
Bookseller catalogs
Modern First Editions; Books to Film; Horror;

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Fine Book Cellar Limited ABA ILAB PBFA

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About Fine Book Cellar Limited ABA ILAB PBFA

We are an online book store specialising in modern first editions and are a full member of the ABA, ILAB and PBFA. Visit our website at www.finebookcellar.com.

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Spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [More]
Fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the... [More]
Gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in... [More]
Verso
The page bound on the left side of a book, opposite to the recto page.
Cloth
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