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Harold Lamb, NUR MAHAL, 1st in DJ, nicely inscribed presentation copy

Garden City, Long Island: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1932. Octavo, cloth in DJ. First edition. Lamb was one of the best respected writers of pulp fiction, his work appearing in such prestigious rough-paper magazines as Adventure and Argosy. He specialized in rousing yarns set in the East and graduated to historical novels that won him […]

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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 collection of stories from this phase in Chandler’s distinguished career. While a fairly […]

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PLANET COMICS COLLECTED WORKS: VOL. 7

East Yorkshire, England: PS Artbooks, 2015. Octavo, boards in pictorial boards. First edition. Full-color reprints of PLANET COMICS issues 25 through 29 (July 1943—March 1944). Artists whose work is represented include Graham Ingels, Lee Elias, Nick Cardy, Rudy Palais, Lily Renee, Joe Doolin, George Appel. The book also includes SF fan Dick Ellington’s article “Me […]

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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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FANTASTIC ADVENTURES, February 1946

An average issue of this Ziff-Davis pulp, story-wise. It sports the usual bylines seen in Ray Palmer-edited issues: Leroy Yerxa, Rog Phillips, Berkeley Livingston, Alexander Blade, and so on. But the roster of illustrators is quite strong: Virgil Finlay, J. Allen St. John, H. W. Macauley, William Juhre, and Robert Fuqua. Weird GGA cover by […]

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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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M.P. Shiel, PRINCE ZALESKI AND CUMMINGS KING MONK, 1st

Sauk City, Wisconsin: Mycroft & Moran, 1977. Octavo, cloth in DJ. First edition. Mycroft & Moran was a sub-label of August Derleth’s Arkham House, which copyrighted this collection of strange detective stories. The four Zaleksi yarns were first published in 1895, the three King Monk yarns in 1911’s THE PALE APE. Condition is Fine in […]

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C. L. Moore, THE BEST OF C. L. MOORE, pulp reprints, 1st in DJ

New York: Taplinger Publishing Company, 1977. Octavo, cloth in Brodart-protected DJ. First edition. Catherine Moore was one of the relatively few distinguished writers of pulp fantasy and science fiction during the Thirties and Forties, and this collection edited by Lester del Rey does indeed represent her at her best. It includes such classic tales as […]

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