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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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BLACK BOOK DETECTIVE, Spring 1945, Black Bat novel

Featuring the 32nd Black Bat novel, “The Marked Man,” by G. Wayman Jones (house name used by Norman Daniels).  Condition: Very Good Plus/Near Fine. Minor overhang tears but no major flaws. Spine is complete and bright.  Text block is lightly yellowed but supple.  Late WWII-vintage issues are rarely found in high grade because wartime paper […]

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THRILLING MYSTERY, Fall 1943, Green Ghost novel

Launched in 1935 as a “weird menace” title, Thrilling Mystery in the early Forties segued into straight crime fiction. This scarce wartime issue features as its lead story “The Case of the Broken Broom,” a Green Ghost mystery (second to last with this character) by G. T. Fleming-Roberts. Dale Clark, Allan K. Echols, and Lawrence […]

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WONDER STORIES, May 1931, 1st story by John Wyndham

The most outstanding feature of this Hugo Gernsback pulp is “Worlds to Barter,” the first published story by then-young British writer John Benyon Harris, who would become better known as John Wyndham (author of The Day of the Triffids and The Midwich Cuckoos, among many other memorable yarns).  Another well-regarded story in this issue is […]

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DETECTIVE FICTION WEEKLY, September 10, 1932. Dunn, Gardner, et al

Nice representative sample of this long-running Munsey pulp, launched in 1926 as Flynn’s and later called Flynn’s Detective Fiction before becoming Detective Fiction Weekly. Arguably the fourth most influential crime pulp (after Black Mask, Dime Detective, and Detective Story Magazine), it had a stable of the genre’s most skilled practitioners, including those featured in this […]

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GEORGE BRUCE’S CONTACT, November 1933 (#4)

Fourth issue of this scarce and short-lived Adventure House pulp, which traded on the popularity of genre mainstay Bruce by putting his name in the magazine’s title as well as giving him the lead story. Other well-known aviation writers in this issue include Robert Burtt (creator and chief writer of radio’s Captain Midnight, Sky King, […]

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GEORGE BRUCE’S CONTACT, September 1933 (#2)

Second issue of this scarce aviation pulp that traded on the popularity of genre mainstay Bruce by putting his name in the title as well as giving him the lead story. Other top authors herein include Arthur J. Burks and Robert Sidney Bowen, among others. Cover by Eugene Frandzen.  Condition: Good Plus or Very Good […]

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COMPLETE STORIES, June 1928, scarce S&S pulp

Once relatively common, issues of Street & Smith’s Complete Stories, successor to People’s Magazine, are now increasingly scarce.  This 1928 number, a good representative sample of the title, features yarns by such popular Twenties pulpsters as Richard Howells Watkins, Hal Dunning (creator of the “White Wolf” series), and Robert Carse, along with such newcomers as […]

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TOP-NOTCH, April 1936, Tom Lovell cover

Late issue of classic Street & Smith pulp, initially dominated by sports stories but in the Thirties a great venue for tales of high adventure, such as this issue’s “The Land of the Fan-Shaped Flame,” a lost-race yarn by R. A. Emberg. Cover by the great Tom Lovell; interior illos by Orban, Kirchner, and Eisenberg. […]

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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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