Collectibles For Sale

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!


WILD WEST STORIES AND COMPLETE NOVEL, June 1929

J. Samuel Sisco’s serial-like “The Mad Rider” lives up to the magazine’s title: It is indeed a complete book-length novel, consuming 102 of the issue’s 128 pages. Twenties issues of Wild West Stories and Complete Novel Magazine are increasingly rare, especially in high grade. This one is basically Fine, barring a little edgewear at the […]

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10 STORY WESTERN, April 1948, with John D. MacDonald’s 1st Western story

Incredibly prolific mystery-thriller writer John D. MacDonald wrote just a few Western yarns during his long apprenticeship in the pulps, and this issue has the first of them: “The Corpse Rides at Dawn.” It’s second only to William Cox’s Whistler novel, “Iron Bars for the Whistler,” in entertainment value. Condition: Very Fine Minus. This is […]

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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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Joe Bonomo, THE STRONGMAN, 1st edition

New York: Bonomo Studios, 1968. Imperial octavo, hardcover in dust jacket. First edition. Silent-film stuntman and serial hero Joe Bonomo, who left Hollywood shortly after the dawn of talking pictures to become a successful entrepreneur, tells his fascinating story in this profusely illustrated and evocative book. A wealth of compelling anecdotes and valuable historical material, […]

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ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION, June 1938, high-grade

Excellent issue from the title’s early Golden Age, a few months after John W. Campbell assumed the editorship and began to remake Astounding in his own image. Jack Williamson is on hand with “The Legion of Time,” Manly Wade Wellman with “Men Against the Stars,” and Raymond Z. Gallun with the excellent, little-known “Seeds of […]

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GALAXY Lot of 3 issues with Asimov’s CAVES OF STEEL

Galaxy‘s issues for October, November and December of 1953 serialize a classic SF novel, Isaac Asimov’s The Caves of Steel, a tour de force that melds traditional detective story tropes with science-fictional themes and background. Like the other three-issue Galaxy sets I’m listing today, this represents the first appearance in print of this yarn, which […]

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GALAXY Lot of 3 issues with Bester’s DEMOLISHED MAN

Lot of three Galaxy issues — January, February and March 1952 — serializing one of SF’s immortal classics, Alfred Bester’s The Demolished Man. Other notable authors in these issues include Robert Heinlein, Damon Knight, Willy Ley, and L. Sprague de Camp. Condition of these copies is Fine with lightly yellowed pages. PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING AND […]

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GALAXY lot of 3 issues with Fred Pohl’s 1st solo novel

Galaxy‘s March, April and May 1956 issues serialize Frederik Pohl’s Slave Ship, which takes place during a future war in which telepaths operate as spys. Other notable authors represented in these issues include Willy Ley, Robert Sheckley, and L. Sprague de Camp. All three issue are in Fine condition with lightly yellowed pages. PRICE INCLUDES […]

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