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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!


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OPERATOR #5, April 1934, first issue, Girasol facsimile reprint

This is an exceptionally handsome “full count” (all pages, including ads) facsimile reprint of the first issue of this Popular Publications hero pulp, with Frederick C. Davis writing the lead novel as Curtis Steele. As New, unread copy. Girasol sold this issue for $35. PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING AND HANDLING TO DOMESTIC BUYERS. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PAY EXTRA […]

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STARTLING STORIES, November 1948, classic Arthur C. Clarke novel

The book-length novel in this issue is Clarke’s “Against the Fall of Night,” later revised and expanded and published in hard covers in 1956 as The City and the Stars. It’s widely regarded as one of the best things Clarke ever wrote. Backup stories by Ray Bradbury, Jack Vance, A. E. van Vogt, John D. […]

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STARTLING STORIES, September 1949, Clarke, Hubbard, Kuttner, MacDonald

Henry Kuttner’s “Portal in the Picture” leads off this outstanding issue, which includes stories by Arthur C. Clarke, L. Ron Hubbard (writing as Rene Lafayette), John D. MacDonald, and others. Like most Thrilling Group SF pulps of this period, this one boasts interior illustrations by Virgil Finlay, among others. Terrific Good Girl Art cover by […]

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STARTLING STORIES, November 1949, L. Ron Hubbard

Murray Leinster’s book-length novel, “The Other World,” is backed up by short stories from L. Ron Hubbard (as Rene Lafayette), Jack Vance, John Taine, Clifford D. Simak, Robert Moore Williams, and others. Condition: About Fine. Nicks and one or two very short closed tears to cover edges. Otherwise clean, tight and bright. Very lightly yellowed […]

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AMAZING STORIES, September 1946, Shaver Mystery

Highlight is Richard S. Shaver’s “Earth Slaves to Space,” a 30,000-word novella in the wild series that boosted Amazing‘s circulation even as it infuriated serious SF fans. Condition: About Fine. Brightly colored cover has nicks in overhangs, slight dust soiling on edge of back cover. Spine is complete and bright. Text block is very lightly […]

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THRILLING WONDER STORIES, April 1949, high-grade, Bradbury

Another Earle Bergey Good Girl Art cover, another outstanding lineup of SF authors. The cover story is Noel Loomis’ “The Ultimate Planet,” but the issue is filled out with novelettes and short stories by Ray Bradbury, Edmond Hamilton, Fredric Brown, Leigh Brackett, Murray Leinster, Raymond Z. Gallun, Rog Phillips, and others. Condition: Fine/Very Fine. Tiny […]

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THRILLING WONDER STORIES, February 1949, Bradbury, Sturgeon, van Vogt

Another great late Forties issue, highlighted by a complete A. E. van Vogt novel, “The Weapon Shops of Isher.” Like most issues of Standard’s SF pulps of this period, it has a great author lineup: Ray Bradbury, Theodore Sturgeon, James Blish, Damon Knight, and others. Condition: Near Fine. Cover bound slightly off center, resulting in longer overhang […]

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Allen J. Hubin, CRIME FICTION II: COMPREHENSIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY, 1749-1990

New York, Garland & Company, 1994. Two volumes. Imperial Octavo, hardcover in cloth, no jacket (as issued). Hubin’s massive labor of love extends to 1568 pages of tiny type (in three columns) cross-referencing mystery authors, books, and even films adapted from the books. It’s a work of staggering scope and complexity, with very few errors or […]

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Jon Tuska, THE FILMING OF THE WEST, 1st edition

Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1976. Large octavo, hardcover in dust jacket. First edition. Tuska’s book is hardly “the definitive behind-the-scenes history” its front-cover blurb promises; it’s riddled with factual errors (most minor, but some major) and questionable conclusions drawn from incomplete data, and the author commits the unpardonable sin of using his tome […]

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