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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!


WORDSLINGERS, Will Murray, history of Western pulps

Altus Press, 2016. Revised second edition. Trade paperback. Massive (436 pages) history of the Western pulps, told largely through quotes from writers’ magazine articles written by pulp writers and editors. Cover by Walter Baumhofer, reprinted from Dime Western. Condition: As New, unread copy. SORRY, BUT THIS ITEM IS AVAILABLE TO DOMESTIC U.S. BUYERS ONLY.  COST […]

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ACE-HIGH MAGAZINE, First February 1930

Popular Western/adventure pulp published initially by William Clayton. Chief attractions of this issue are a book-length novel by Zorro creator Johnston McCulley and one of Ray Nafziger’s hilarious yarns featuring those raucous Hooker Brothers. Cover by William Reusswig. Condition: About Fine. Eighth-inch chip out of spine heel, faded grease-pencil number on front cover (see scan). […]

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ADVENTURE, September 30, 1924

Average issue from this long-running pulp’s peak period, when it was edited by Arthur Sullivant Hoffman. Among the “A”-list contributors with yarns herein are Arthur D. Howden Smith, J. Allan Dunn, Thomson Burtis, Raymond S. Spears. Cover by Charles Hargens. Condition: Very Good Minus. Some damp staining to copy’s top edges, with discoloration to top […]

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ASTOUNDING STORIES, November 1933

The second Street & Smith issue of this long-running SF favorite purchased from Clayton in 1933. Contributions by Jack Williamson, Arthur J. Burks, Murray Leinster, Harl Vincent, and others. Cover by Howard V. Brown. A scarce and desirable issue. Condition: Very Good Plus. Small chip out of bottom left front cover (see scan), some edge […]

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ASTOUNDING STORIES, September 1934

An early issue from Street & Smith’s lengthy run of this influential SF title. The main attractions are the second installment of “Doc” Smith’s “Skylark of Valeron” and the concluding installment of Jack Williamson’s “Legion of Space.” Cover by Howard V. Brown. Condition: Very Good Plus. Basically a solid copy—clean, tight, glossy. But the cover’s […]

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COMPLETE WESTERN STORIES OF ELMORE LEONARD

New York: William Morrow, 2004. First edition (stated). Boards in dust jacket. Thirty Western short stories by crime-fiction master Leonard, most of them written for the pulps. Includes the yarns made into such classic films as The Tall T and 3:10 to Yuma. Condition: Slight rubbing to top edge of DJ’s top edge, otherwise Fine […]

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FANTASTIC ADVENTURES, June 1940

Excellent early issue of this long-running Ziff-Davis SF/fantasy pulp. Includes one of Thornton Ayre’s popular Golden Amazon stories and one of Nelson Bond’s humorous Lancelot Biggs yarns. Cover by Stockton Mulford. Condition: Cover edges are lightly trimmed, otherwise a Very Fine copy with off-white to lightly yellowed text block. Clean, tight, glossy. SORRY, BUT THIS […]

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MAMMOTH DETECTIVE, May 1942, first issue

Volume One, Number One of this Ziff-Davis pulp, with stories by top crime-pulp writers Robert Leslie Bellem, Howard Browne, and William McGivern, in addition to many of the Amazing Stories stable. Unusual photo cover. At 324 pages this pulp was the thickest published at the time, although wartime paper shortages would soon force reductions in […]

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MYSTERY BOOK, Summer 1948

“Thrilling Group” detective mag boasts one of Brett Halliday’s Michael Shayne novels, “Murder Is a Habit,” plus novelettes by Roy Vickers, Judson P. Philips, and others. Cover by Rudolph Belarski. Condition: Cover printed with a shortage of black ink, making it appear a bit faded. Condition extends to spine and back cover as well. Otherwise […]

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