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Stewart Sterling, WHERE THERE’S SMOKE, scarce novel with pulp detective

Philadelphia and New York: Lippincott, 1946. Octavo, cloth in dust jacket. First edition. Stewart Sterling created New York City Fire Marshal Ben Pedley in the late Thirties for Detective Tales and continued the character’s crime-busting adventures in the Forties for Dime Detective. (He dedicates the novel to Popular Publications editorial director Rogers Terrill.) In this […]

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John Taliaferro, TARZAN FOREVER, ERB biography

New York: Scribner, 1999. Octavo, boards in dust jacket. First edition. One would think that previous biographies of Edgar Rice Burroughs would have exhausted the subject, but Taliaferro comes up with additional information and puts a new spin on some of the old revelations. Condition is Fine in Fine jacket with Brodart protector. PRICE INCLUDES […]

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Dorothy B. Hughes, THE CASE OF THE REAL PERRY MASON: A BIOGRAPHY

New York: William Morrow and Company, 1978. Octavo, cloth in dust jacket. Second printing. Acclaimed mystery writer Hughes presents this biography of legendary fictioneer Erle Stanley Gardner, which not only covers his later career as the chronicler of Perry Mason’s exploits but also his early days as a struggling penny-a-word pulp writer. This book is […]

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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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Ellery Queen, CALAMITY TOWN, 1st edition in DJ

Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1942. Octavo, cloth in dust jacket. Stated first edition. Arguably the best Ellery Queen book, a Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone title and a fixture on many lists of Best Mystery Novels. The first of Queen’s “Wrightsville” stories, which show the Great Detective in a more relaxed, humanistic light. Condition: Near Fine in […]

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