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Brett Halliday, DATE WITH A DEAD MAN, 1st edition Michael Shayne

New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1959. Octavo, hardcover in dust jacket. First edition. A millionaire’s disappearance begins private eye Mike Shayne’s 34th case. This is the second novel not written by series creator Davis Dresser; the Brett Halliday pseudonym was likely used by pulp veteran Ryerson Johnson for this outing, arguably the best of […]

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James Oliver Curwood, THE ALASKAN, 1st edition

New York: Cosmopolitan Book Corporation, 1923. Octavo, hardcover in dust jacket. First edition. Rugged adventure story pitting hero against fur smugglers. Made into a 1924 film starring Thomas Meighan. One of Curwood’s best yarns. Condition: Very Good Plus in Very Good jacket with a couple of small tears and minor chips, plus light soiling. Overall […]

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Lin Carter, ed., KINGDOMS OF SORCERY, 1st edition

Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1976. Octavo, hardcover in dust jacket. First edition. Carter provides biographical intros to classic fantasy stories by such authors as J.R.R. Tolkien, T.H. White, C.S, Lewis, E.R. Eddison, Fritz Leiber, Fletcher Pratt, Clark Ashton Smith, L. Sprague de Camp, and even Edgar Allan Poe, among others. An excellent selection with […]

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Alan Green, WHAT A BODY!, 1st edition, signed by Dorothy B. Hughes

New York: Simon and Schuster (An Inner Sanctum Mystery), 1949. Octavo, hardcover in dust jacket. First edition. This hilarious whodunit won a much deserved Edgar Award for Best First Mystery. About the murder of an obnoxious physical-fitness guru, it boasts one of the most ingenious locked-room puzzles ever concocted. This copy is unique in that […]

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Maxwell Grant [Walter B. Gibson], THE SHADOW AND THE GOLDEN MASTER

New York: The Mysterious Press, 1984. Large octavo, hardcover in unclipped dust jacket. First edition (stated). A facsimile reprint of The Shadow’s first two encounters with master villain Shiwan Khan, “The Golden Master” and “Shiwan Khan Returns,” both originally published in 1939 issues of The Shadow Magazine. Photographed directly from the pulp pages, this handsome […]

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WILD WEST WEEKLY, October 21, 1933

Lee Bond’s Oklahoma Kid, among the most popular of WWW’s first wave of recurring characters, gets the W. H. Hinton cover of this 1933 issue, which boasts the usual array of hard-ridin’, straight shootin’ heroes. Condition is Near Fine: small closed tear about halfway down the front cover, minor tear at spine heel carefully repaired […]

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THRILLING WESTERN, October 1934

Scarce early issue of this venerable title, the flagship of the Thrilling Group’s Western line. It has a strong line-up of horse-opera authors including Hapsburg Liebe, Stephen Payne, Ray Nafziger, Chuck Martin, and J. Edward Leithead. Cover painted by the underrated Richard Lyon, who supplied Thrilling Western with a string of outstanding covers during the […]

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THRILLING WESTERN, April 1936

Another nice example of this long-running “Thrilling Group” Western title, with stories by such regulars as “Jackson Cole,” Lee Bond, Stephen Payne, Tom Gunn, and James W. Egan. Cover by Richard Lyon again. Condition is About Fine: Tiny chip out of bottom front cover near spine, a few short closed tears on bottom edge. Eighth-inch nick […]

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