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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!


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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THE SHADOW, October 15, 1940, high grade

Featuring “City of Fear,” with Theodore Tinsley writing as Maxwell Grant. Also included in “The Highway Kid,” another adventure of Danny Garrett by Steve Fisher writing as Grant Lane. Graves Gladney cover. This is a Fine to Very Fine copy with creamy pages. Slight bump to upper right corner keeps me from giving it the […]

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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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Sax Rohmer, THE DEVIL DOCTOR, British 1st edition of 2nd Fu Manchu book

London: Methuen & Company, 1916. Octavo, hardcover in dust jacket. First edition. This second Fu Manchu novel, cobbled together from Rohmer’s short stories, actually saw hardcover publication in America before it did in Britain, but this is the very rare British first edition, identified by two issue points: the list of three previous Rohmer books […]

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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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Richard S. Shaver, I REMEMBER LEMURIA, AND THE RETURN OF SATHANAS, 1st edition

Evanston, Illinois: Venture Books, 1948. Octavo, hardcover. First edition. Shaver’s fever dreams about a race of degenerates living beneath the earth’s surface and controlling humanity with destructive rays were initially dismissed by Amazing Stories assistant editor Howard Browne, but editor-in-chief Ray Palmer rewrote Shaver’s jumbled narrative and turned it into “I Remember Lemuria,” which proved […]

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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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