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PULP VAULT, complete set of classic fanzine

Here are all 14 issues of the classic pulp fanzine published by Doug Ellis, co-editor of Art of the Pulps and co-founder of the long-running Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention. The first 13 were published between 1988 and 1996; a book-length 14th issue appeared in 2011. The contributors were a Who’s Who of pulp […]

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Boris Karloff (ed.), AND THE DARKNESS FALLS, 1st ed., facsimile DJ

Cleveland and New York: World Publishing Company, 1946. Cloth in facsimile dust jacket. First edition (stated). The famous horror-film actor presents and introduces 72 horror stories and poems in this extremely desirable anthology. Condition: The top corner of the front free end paper has been clipped for no reason I can see. Otherwise the book […]

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August Derleth (ed.), SLEEP NO MORE, 1st edition, DJ

New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1944. Cloth in facsimile dust jacket. First edition. Outside of Derleth’s early Arkham House anthologies, this is his first solo-edited collection of horror stories taken largely (but not exclusively) from such pulps as Weird Tales and Strange Tales. H. P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, Clark Ashton Smith, Carl Jacobi, Howard […]

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JUNGLE STORIES, Spring 1952, Ki-Gor

A gorgeous example of this popular Fiction House pulp, published toward the end of its 16-year run. As usual, the lead novel features Ki-Gor, one of the better Tarzan imitators. Nice interior illustrations (including Good Girl Art); cover is by George Gross. Condition: Fine Plus. I’d grade this Very Fine but for some ever-so-slight darkening […]

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ASTOUNDING, Jan 1942, Hubbard, Williamson, et al

The first bedsheet-sized issue of this great Street & Smith SF pulp got the new format off to a rousing start. In addition to Jack Williamson’s cover story “Breakdown,” there are novelettes by L. Ron Hubbard (“The Invaders”) and Eric Frank Russell (“Mechanistria”) and an installment of E. E. “Doc” Smith’s “Second Stage Lensmen,” along […]

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Dashiell Hammett, BIG KNOCKOVER, 1st edition in jacket

New York: Random House, 1966. Octavo, cloth in dust jacket. First edition, first printing (stated). A groundbreaking anthology of Dashiell Hammett crime fiction, edited and introduced by the author’s long-time lover, playwright Lillian Hellman. It collects nine classic Continental Op stories (including the title yarn and its follow-up, “$106,000 Blood Money”) along with Hammett’s unfinished […]

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Dashiell Hammett, CONTINENTAL OP, 1974 anthology, 1st edition, high grade

New York: Random House, 1974. Octavo, boards in dust jacket. First edition (stated). Hammett scholar Steven Marcus edited and introduced this anthology, which collects seven of the author’s novelettes featuring his first great creation, the unnamed Continental private eye. Condition: Fine in Fine but price-clipped jacket. Just the faintest hint of foxing to yellow top […]

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Dashiell Hammett, NIGHTMARE TOWN, 1st ed., DJ

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1999. Octavo, cloth-backed boards in dust jacket. First edition (stated). Twenty stories, some not previously reprinted, written by the master of hard-boiled crime fiction. The title story was originally published in Argosy All-Story, but not all of the included tales came from pulps. Still, this anthology—along with Big Knockover and […]

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Sax Rohmer, SHADOW OF FU MANCHU, 1st ed.

Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, 1948. Octavo, cloth in dust jacket. First edition (stated). The last of Rohmer’s Fu Manchu novels published by Doubleday’s Crime Club, also the last originally published in hard covers. It’s actually a novelization of a Rohmer-written play featuring his immortal Devil Doctor. Condition: Very Good in Good Plus […]

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