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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!


THE CAVE GIRL, Edgar Rice Burroughs, 1934 British edition

This is the 1934 Methuen reprint of Burroughs’ 1913 novel, first published in All-Story Weekly and issued in hard covers by McClurg in 1925. The British edition published by Methuen uses the same J. Allen St. John painting done for the American edition’s dust jacket. This copy is a true Fine, tight and clean, with […]

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ADVENTURE, October 1, 1932

A great Hubert Rogers cover graces this 1932 issue with an all-star author lineup. At a quick glance this copy looks pretty good, having complete covers and spine with very little edge wear.  Unfortunately, the inside pages are deeply tanned and a little brittle, with some chipping evident. Still readable, and an adequate place holder […]

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TWO COMPLETE DETECTIVE BOOKS, November 1945

Sharp copy of this long-running Fiction House pulp, which reprinted popular recent detective novels originally published in hard covers. This issue boasts Herman Petersen’s excellent Old Bones and Lavinia Davis’ Evidence Unseen, a big hit for Doubleday’s Crime Club imprint. Cover art by George Gross. Condition is About Fine. Covers and spine are complete, bright […]

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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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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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WEST, December 1945, Zorro story

“Thrilling Group” Western pulp with a distinguished lineage: It began life in 1926 as a Doubleday pulp, then was sold to Ranger Publications, and finally to Ned Pines’ Better Publications. The highlight of this late wartime issue is “Zorro Lays a Ghost” by Johnston McCulley, one of the early stories in the series that ran in […]

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RANGE RIDERS WESTERN, December 1945

“Thrilling Group” Western hero pulp featuring the adventures of Cattlemen’s Association investigator Steve Reese and his fighting aides. This issue’s novel, “Feast of Flaming Guns,” was written by Zorro creator Johnston McCulley. Scarce wartime issue. This copy is a little ragged on the front cover’s bottom edge but otherwise Fine with text block of slightly-darker-than-cream […]

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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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