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DESIRABLE ITEMS FOR DISCRIMINATING COLLECTORS OF ADVENTURE, MYSTERY AND MELODRAMA.  ALL PRICES INCLUDE THE COST OF SHIPPING (USPS) AND HANDLING. VINTAGE ITEMS ARE SOLD AS IS; ALL SALES ARE FINAL! NEW LISTINGS WILL BE ADDED FREQUENTLY, SO COME BACK OFTEN!


SNARL OF THE BEAST, Carroll John Daly, 1st Race Williams novel

New York: Edward J. Clode, Inc., 1927.  First edition. Octavo, green cloth. A historically important tale, Snarl of the Beast (originally serialized in Black Mask) was Daly’s first novel featuring his groundbreaking private eye Race Williams — and, therefore, the first hardboiled detective novel. In other words, this is the seminal work in an influential […]

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SKYLARK OF VALERON, E.E. “Doc” Smith, 1st ed.

Reading, Pennsylvania: Fantasy Press, 1949. First edition. Octavo, cloth with brand-new facsimile dust jacket. The third “Skylark” novel was intended to be the last. Originally serialized during 1934 in Astounding Stories, it was published in hard covers for the first time by Fantasy Press. This copy is exceptionally clean, with gold stamping on the blue […]

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THE CAVE GIRL, Edgar Rice Burroughs, 1934 British edition

This is the 1934 Methuen reprint of Burroughs’ 1913 novel, first published in All-Story Weekly and issued in hard covers by McClurg in 1925. The British edition published by Methuen uses the same J. Allen St. John painting done for the American edition’s dust jacket. This copy is a true Fine, tight and clean, with […]

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DIME MYSTERY, December 1947

The first “weird menace” pulp changed emphasis several times, with its post-WWII iteration stressing tales of psychological terror for older readers. This issue is an excellent sample, its best story being Fleming-Roberts’ “She Walks in My Sleep!” This copy is a clean, glossy Very Good Plus marred only by minor tears on the edges. Complete, […]

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THRILLING WONDER STORIES, December 1949, all-star author lineup

Post-WWII issues of Thrilling Wonder are uniformly good, but this one is a real standout with a Grade-A roster of contributors: Ray Bradbury, Arthur C. Clarke, Murray Leinster, James Blish, L. Sprague de Camp, Cleve Cartmill, and Raymond F. Jones (the latter with one of his “Cal Meacham” novelettes adapted to film as This Island […]

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FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES, December 1943

One of the early Popular Publications issues of this title, which began life as a Munsey pulp. In addition to the stories featured on the cover (see scan), the December 1943 FFM contains the first appearance of Ray Bradbury’s “King of the Gray Spaces,” later known as “R Is for Rocket.” Condition: Very Good, maybe […]

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ADVENTURE, October 1, 1932

A great Hubert Rogers cover graces this 1932 issue with an all-star author lineup. At a quick glance this copy looks pretty good, having complete covers and spine with very little edge wear.  Unfortunately, the inside pages are deeply tanned and a little brittle, with some chipping evident. Still readable, and an adequate place holder […]

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TWO COMPLETE DETECTIVE BOOKS, November 1945

Sharp copy of this long-running Fiction House pulp, which reprinted popular recent detective novels originally published in hard covers. This issue boasts Herman Petersen’s excellent Old Bones and Lavinia Davis’ Evidence Unseen, a big hit for Doubleday’s Crime Club imprint. Cover art by George Gross. Condition is About Fine. Covers and spine are complete, bright […]

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MASKED RIDER WESTERN, June 1937

Here’s a relatively scarce issue of this long-running Western hero pulp from its Ranger Publications phase, which predates Masked Rider Western‘s tenure as a Thrilling Group title. The cover is by Norman Saunders. Condition is just Very Good, with general wear and a two-inch closed tear midway down the front cover (see scan).  Spine is […]

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