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FIVE SINISTER CHARACTERS, Raymond Chandler, Avon 1st edition

This digest-sized pulp, Number 28 in Avon’s “Murder Mystery Monthly” series, reprints five classic Chandler tales written for Dime Detective: “Trouble Is My Business,” “Red Wind,” “Pearls Are a Nuisance,” “I’ll Be Waiting,” and “The King in Yellow.” This was the first book-length collection of stories from this phase in Chandler’s distinguished career. While a […]

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SKY BIRDS, September 1934

A great representative issue of this long-running Ace pulp from its best period, the early Thirties. It has most of the title’s most popular recurring characters: William E. Barrett’s Iron Ace, Arch Whitehouse’s Buzz benson, and Joe Archibald’s Elmer and Pokey. Other stories by T. W. Ford, Harold Cruickshank, and James Perley Hughes—all of them […]

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WONDER STORIES, April 1933, good author lineup.

A great issue of this Gernsback-published SF pulp in its “bedsheet” phase. Stories by Nat Schachner, Clark Ashton Smith, Laurence Manning, Eando Binder, P. Schuyler Miller, Arthur Stangland, and others. Cover and most interior illos by Frank R. Paul, of course. Condition: Near Fine. Just a wee hint of spine fade and some short closed […]

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FUTURE SCIENCE FICTION, July-August 1950, all-star lineup

This Columbia/Double Action SF pulp was among the better products of the long-running line. At this point it was edited by Robert A. W. “Doc” Loundes, who used his influence among genre fans and professionals to obtain better stories and art than the notoriously cheap company would normally get. The authors herein include Lester del […]

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Lot of 4 HIGH ADVENTURE hero-pulp reprints

Silver Spring, MD: Adventure House, 2006-09. Trade paperback (7×10). Two of these issues of HIGH ADVENTURE (#’s 91 and 108) have novels featuring the Phantom Detective: “The Sign of the Scar” (September 1936) and “Death to the Laughing Clown” (October 1942). The other two (#’s 102 and 107) feature the Black Bat: “The Nazi Spy […]

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A. D. Howden Smith, PORTO BELLO GOLD, illustrated edition, 1st

New York: Brentano’s, 1924. Large octavo, cloth with gold trim and inset cover illustration. First edition. This prequel to Treasure Island, sanctioned by Robert Louis Stevenson’s estate, was serialized in the pulp magazine Adventure prior to publication in hard covers. Brentano’s issued two editions; this one has nine full-color plates for illustration. Artist is H. […]

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Hugh B. Cave, ESCAPADES OF THE EEL, pulp reprints O.O.P.

Chicago: Tattered Pages Press, 1997. Trade paperback (6×9). First edition. A collection of 15 Cave stories featuring “The Eel,” a mysterious adventurer whose exploits (credited to “Justin Case”) were chronicled in Spicy Mystery, Spicy Detective, and Spicy Adventure during the Thirties and early Forties. The author provides a brief but informative introduction. Long out of […]

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Hugh B. Cave, THE DAGGER OF TSIANG, pulp reprints O.O.P.

Chicago: Tattered Pages Press, 1997. Trade paperback (6×9). First edition. This book collects 11 of Cave’s adventure stories set in and around a British outpost in the jungles of Borneo. They originally appeared in such pulps as Short Stories, Top-Notch, and Thrilling Adventure. Cave supplies a brief but informative introduction. Long out of print. Condition […]

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Wooda Nick Carr, THE OTHER DETECTIVE PULP HEROES, O.O.P. reference

Chicago: Tattered Pages Press, 1992. Chapbook-size trade paperback. First edition. Nick Carr compiles thumbnail studies and bibliographies for 40 pulp-paper sleuths. They include such well-known characters as Carroll John Daly’s Satan Hall, Robert Leslie Bellem’s Dan Turner, and Erle Stanley Gardner’s Ed Jenkins. But the majority are second- and third-tier characters like Ted Tinsley’s Major […]

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