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Clarence E. Mulford, ON THE TRAIL OF THE TUMBLING T

Garden City, New York: Doubleday Doran, 1935. Octavo, cloth. First edition (stated). This is not one of Mulford’s Hopalong Cassidy novels; it features one of his minor series characters, Nueces of the JC Ranch. Full of rip-snortin’ action in the best Mulford manner, originally serialized in the pulp magazine Short Stories. Condition: Very Good Plus. […]

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Healy and McComas, FAMOUS SCIENCE FICTION STORIES

New York: Modern Library, 1957. Octavo, gray cloth in dust jacket. Later printing. This is Modern Library’s reprint edition of the groundbreaking 1946 SF anthology Adventures in Time and Space, a thousand-page tome collecting 35 of the genre’s Golden Age classics, all but a couple of them originally publishing in the pulps Astounding Stories and […]

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HIDEAWAY, 1952 Uni-Book sleaze digest

HIDEAWAY, by Peggy Gaddis, Universal Publishing and Distributing Corporation, 1952. Uni-Book #21. An original novel credited to Peggy Gaddis, queen of the love pulps, but possibly ghosted by another writer. Its theme of adulterous romance anticipates the “sleaze” paperbacks then beginning to achieve great popularity, especially in mass-market paperbacks. Condition: About Fine. No specific defects, […]

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MAKE MINE A SHROUD, British crime digest reprint, Heade cover

MAKE MINE A SHROUD, by Michael Storme, 1952, Leisure Library #4. American reprint of British crime digest, using the original’s cover art by the great Reginald Heade. An imitation of the American hardboiled style, written in first person present and unintentionally hilarious. Condition: Minor cover creasing is evident (but not obvious). Paper is lightly yellowed […]

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THE AMERICAN GUN MYSTERY, Ellery Queen, 1940s digest reprint

THE AMERICAN GUN MYSTERY, by Ellery Queen. Mercury Mystery #164, undated (but mid ’40s). Lawrence Spivak-published digest reprint of Queen’s 1933 novel originally issued in hard covers by Stokes. One of the liveliest early EQ mysteries, set at a rodeo in New York City. Condition: Very Good Plus to Near Fine. No major defects, just […]

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THE MOON POOL, A. Merritt, 1944 Avon digest reprint

THE MOON POOL, by A. Merritt. Avon Murder Mystery Monthly #18, 1944 digest. One of the classic works of pulp fantasy, combining Merritt’s original novelette “The Moon Pool” with its book-length sequel, “Conquest of the Moon Pool.” Condition: Very Fine. But for some very slight page yellowing this copy looks just as you would have […]

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THE NIGHT RIDER, 1924 Garden City paperback reprint

THE NIGHT RIDER, Elmer Brown Mason, Garden City Publishing Company #17, 1924. Beginning in 1923 the Garden City Publishing Company, a subsidiary of the Doubleday, Page book-publishing concern, issued a series of popularly priced paperback reprints of recent novels and novellas. Most, like this one, came from the pages of Short Stories, a Doubleday-owned pulp […]

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THE SPIRIT ARCHIVES, Vol. 17

New York: DC Comics, 2010. Octavo, cloth and boards with dust jacket. First edition (stated). Influential comic-book artist Will Eisner reached his creative peak in the years immediately following World War II, and this handsome collection of his Spirit Sunday sections (from July 4 through December 26 of 1948) includes many of his best-remembered stories. […]

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THE SPIRIT ARCHIVES, Vol. 18

New York: DC Comics, 2012. Octavo, cloth and boards with dust jacket. First edition (stated). Influential comic-book artist Will Eisner reached his creative peak in the years immediately following World War II, and this handsome collection of his Spirit Sunday sections (from January 2 through June 26 of 1949) includes many of his best-remembered stories. […]

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