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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!


Dashiell Hammett, THE GLASS KEY, 1st edition, 2nd printing before publication

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1931. Octavo, hardcover in dust jacket. First edition, second printing before publication (April 1931). Hammett’s fourth and in some ways best novel finds political fixer Ned Beaumont trying to keep his boss, Paul Madvig, from being framed for the murder of a Senator’s son. Condition: Very Good in As New […]

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Raymond Chandler first editions: RED WIND and SPANISH BLOOD

Cleveland/New York: World Publishing Company, 1946 (both books). Octavo, hardcovers. First editions. These are the true first editions of these particular books, which collect novelettes written for the pulps Black Mask and Dime Detective. While none of these tales “stars” Chandler’s singular shamus Philip Marlowe, several of them were cannibalized by the author for his […]

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Sam Moskowitz, ed., SCIENCE FICTION BY GASLIGHT, 1st edition

Cleveland/New York: World Publishing Company, 1968. Octavo, hardcover and dust jacket. First edition. Review copy with publisher’s slip tipped in. This history and anthology of early (1891-1911) science fiction is not quite as indispensable as the same author’s Under the Moons of Mars, but it’s still a must-have for serious fans and collectors of the […]

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Wilson Tucker, THE CITY IN THE SEA, 1st edition

New York: Rinehart and Company, 1951. Octavo, hardcover in dust jacket. First edition. The first sf novel written by veteran fan publisher Wilson “Bob” Tucker, a First Fandom favorite whose zine Le Zombie was highly regarded. Tucker became a proficient if unspectacular storyteller specializing in sf and mystery. City is considered by many to be his […]

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Edward D. Hoch, THE THEFTS OF NICK VELVET, 1st edition

New York, The Mysterious Press, 1978. Octavo, hardcover in dust jacket. First edition. Trade edition. A collection of short stories, most published originally in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, featuring professional thief Nick Velvet, who specializes in stealing objects without monetary value. Entertaining and ingenious yarns, all. Condition: Very Fine in jacket that would grade Very […]

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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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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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