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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!


ACTION STORIES, Spring 1944, 1st app. Senorita Scorpion

Action Stories was the premier pulp of Fiction House, debuting in 1921 and lasting three full decades. While its editorial mix skewed heavily Western, the magazine ran adventure stories of various types, even dabbling in science fiction and prehistoric yarns. This particular issue is the most desirable of Action‘s third decade, with copies in grade […]

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ASTOUNDING STORIES, Dec 1933, scarce issue

The third Street & Smith issue of this long-running SF pulp, which began as a Clayton title, later became Astounding Science Fiction, and ultimately Analog. Editor F. Orlin Tremaine, still finding his way at this time, with this issue established a policy of periodically featuring stories of the “thought-variant” variety—yarns calculated to inspire discussion and […]

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THRILLING WONDER STORIES, Spring 1944, Brackett

Great issue of the Thrilling Group’s flagship SF pulp, at this time entering its peak period. The high spot of this issue is the first appearance of Leigh Brackett’s well-regarded, oft-reprinted “Veil of Astellar.” Among the other stories is a Manly Wade Wellman thriller and one of Ray Cummings’ “Tubby” yarns. Good Girl cover by […]

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SCIENCE FICTION MAGAZINE STORY INDEX, 1926-1995

Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Co., 1999. Hardcover in cloth. First edition. Invaluable reference work by Terry A. Murray covers all SF (and SF/Fantasy) pulps and digests published in the seven decades following Hugo Gernsback’s first issue of Amazing Stories in 1926. The list of titles covered goes from A. Merritt’s Fantasy Magazine to Worlds […]

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AVON FANTASY READER #2, 1947, high grade

Editor Donald A. Wollheim considered this digest-sized title an anthology series rather than a magazine. Whatever it was, Avon Fantasy Reader specialized in reprinting great stories from the pulps (and, occasionaly, from slicks and hardcover books). The second volume’s highlights include Robert E. Howard’s “The Mirrors of Tuzun Thune” (a King Kull yarn from a […]

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POPULAR WESTERN, August 1947, Louis L’Amour

Another “Thrilling Group” title, this one began later than the others but established itself early on as a vehicle for dependable if second-rank Westerns. This issue features several recurring characters, the most prominent being Louis L’Amour’s Ranger Chick Bowdrie, in his fifth of many appearances in Popular Western. L’Amour was already a skilled and prolific […]

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UNKNOWN, Nov. and Dec. 1940 issues, L. Ron Hubbard’s “Typewriter in Sky”

This lot of two consecutive issues features some of Unknown‘s very best fiction. I’m selling them as one lot so you’ll get both installments of L. Ron Hubbard’s classic “Typewriter in the Sky,” arguably one of his top five novels. The December issue also contains Jack Williamson’s highly regarded werewolf novella, “Darker Than You Think,” […]

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UNKNOWN, July 1940 issue, L. Ron Hubbard’s “Fear”

The highlight of this issue of John W. Campbell’s exemplary fantasy pulp is L. Ron Hubbard’s novel-length psychological thriller “Fear,” arguably among the top handful of novels he produced during his long career. Illustrated by the great Edd Cartier. Condition: About Fine. Light rubbing to front cover’s spine hinge. Also, note that cover was printed […]

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UNKNOWN, August 1941, L. Ron Hubbard, Henry Kuttner

This issue of John W. Campbell’s fantasy-fiction pulp contains one of L. Ron Hubbard’s little-discussed yarns, “The Case of the Friendly Corpse,” a whimsical story about a reluctant necromancer. Also contains a beaut of a tale by Henry Kuttner, “The Devil We Know.” Condition: Good/Very Good. We could just as easily call it Good Plus […]

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