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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!


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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Charles B. Stilson, MINOS OF SARDANES, 1st edition

New York: Avalon Books, 1966. Octavo, hardcover in dust jacket. First edition. One of Avalon’s sf reprints, featuring the sequel to Stilson’s Polaris of the Snows, originally published in All-Story Weekly. This lost-race adventure is one of the true classics of sf’s early “scientific romances” period. Condition: Fine in Fine jacket.  Very sharp copy. PRICE […]

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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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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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