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!


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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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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GALAXY lot of 3 issues with classic Simak novel

Galaxy, December 1952, January and February 1953. These three issues serialize Clifford D. Simak’s Ring Around the Sun, considered by some scholars to be his best novel, and by others second only to his City. It’s about mutants who cleverly insinuate themselves into a society. These issues also feature excellent stories by such SF luminaries […]

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GALAXY, June 1953, early Philip K. Dick

In his second year as a published fictioneer, Dick contributes “Colony,” about a spaceship’s visit to an uncharted planet. Other notable authors in this issue include Willy Ley and Robert Sheckley. Condition: About Fine, with minor handling wear, small chip out of spine heel, and lightly yellowed text block with a light tan “halo.” PRICE […]

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GALAXY, April 1953, Kurt Vonnegut’s 1st SF story

Vonnegut makes his SF debut with the short story “Unready to Wear.” Other notable authors in this early issue include Murray Leinster, Robert Sheckley, and Willy Ley. Condition: Fine/Very Fine with creamy, supple pages. An outstanding copy of this important issue. PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING AND HANDLING TO DOMESTIC BUYERS. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PAY EXTRA ACCORDING TO WEIGHT […]

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