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Last Three Issues of Alan G. Barbour’s SERIAL QUARTERLY

This mid-Sixties chapbook—with covers printed on glossy card stock and interiors on high-quality bond paper—reprinted photos, poster art, and chapter synopses from vintage pressbooks of old cliffhanger serials.  In those pre-video days, when chapter plays rarely played on TV anymore, Serial Quarterly was not only entertaining but also valuable as a reference tool.  We have […]

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Fredric Brown, SPACE ON MY HANDS, 1st edition

Chicago: Shasta Publishers, 1951. Octavo, hardcover (cloth) in dust jacket (not clipped). Stated First Edition. The first collection of Brown’s science fiction to be published in hard covers, Space on My Hands includes many of the author’s best-remembered pulp stories, including “PI in the Sky” (from Thrilling Wonder Stories), “The Star Mouse” (from Planet Stories), […]

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WILD WEST STORIES AND COMPLETE NOVEL, June 1929

J. Samuel Sisco’s serial-like “The Mad Rider” lives up to the magazine’s title: It is indeed a complete book-length novel, consuming 102 of the issue’s 128 pages. Twenties issues of Wild West Stories and Complete Novel Magazine are increasingly rare, especially in high grade. This one is basically Fine, barring a little edgewear at the […]

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10 STORY WESTERN, April 1948, with John D. MacDonald’s 1st Western story

Incredibly prolific mystery-thriller writer John D. MacDonald wrote just a few Western yarns during his long apprenticeship in the pulps, and this issue has the first of them: “The Corpse Rides at Dawn.” It’s second only to William Cox’s Whistler novel, “Iron Bars for the Whistler,” in entertainment value. Condition: Very Fine Minus. This is […]

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TOP-NOTCH, Sept. 15, 1932

Long-running Street & Smith title that in the early Thirties shifted its emphasis from sports and Western stories to tales of high adventure, including lost-race and jungle-hero yarns. This issue’s standout is the cover story, “Treasure of Uha,” by veteran pulpster and S&S workhorse J. Allan Dunn. Cover by Don Hewitt. Condition: Very Good. Overhangs […]

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THE SHADOW, January 1, 1938

The first 1938 issue is a pip, with a novel-length Shadow adventure, “The Crystal Buddha” (by Walter B. Gibson writing as Maxwell Grant), as well as short stories featuring The Whisperer and Danny Garrett, two of the magazine’s most popular recurring characters in this period. Edd Cartier supplies illos for the Shadow yarn; some of […]

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THE SHADOW, November 15, 1937

Featuring the novel “Teeth of the Dragon,” by Walter B. Gibson writing as Maxwell Grant. A fan favorite, this story introduces Myra Reldon, the only recurring female character in the series until Gibson brought Shadow radio-show character Margo Lane to the pulps in 1941. “Dragon” is a fast-moving Chinatown adventure illustrated by the incomparable Edd […]

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THE SHADOW, October 15, 1937

Featuring the Master of Darkness in “The Keeper’s Gold,” a novel-length adventure written by Walter B. Gibson as Maxwell Grant. Action-packed George Rozen cover shows The Shadow at his most vulnerable. The novel is illustrated by Edd Cartier, whose dynamic drawings make late-Thirties issues of this magazine particularly collectable.  Condition: Very Good Minus. There’s been […]

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DETECTIVE TALES, March 1936, Lovell, all-star author lineup

One of the great Popular Publications pulps (lasting 18 years and producing 202 issues), Detective Tales in its formative period boasted stories by the cream of the company’s contributing writers. This issue is no exception, featuring a novel by chief Spider scribe Norvell W. Page and backup stories of various lengths by such top-notchers as […]

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