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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!


DIME WESTERN, September 1, 1934

Hard-to-find early issue of this long-running Popular Publications title, from its twice-a-month peak period. The magazine’s principal contributors are all represented: Walt Coburn, Harry F. Olmsted, Ray Nafziger, Cliff Farrell, and Bart Cassidy (actually Olmsted, using a house name). Cover by Walter Baumhofer. Condition: Very Good. A well-used but substantially sound copy. Small shallow chip […]

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David Goodis, STREET OF NO RETURN, high-grade

New York: Fawcett Gold Medal, 1954. 1st edition, in wraps. Classic Goodis yarn about power, pain, and redemption in urban setting. A Gold Medal original, cover by Barye Phillips. Made into a memorable if eccentric 1989 movie by Sam Fuller. Condition: Has just a hint of a reader’s crease along the spine joint, off-white to […]

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Curt Siodmak, RIDERS TO THE STARS, 1954, signed

New York: Ballantine Books, 1953. 1st edition, in wraps. Signed by Siodmak on title page. Novelization of his 1953 screenplay for Ivan Tors-produced SF film. Condition: Fine. Clean, tight, square copy, obviously unread. Would grade higher but for slight bumping to bottom corner of back cover. Still an outstanding book, especially as signed by author. […]

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Curt Siodmak, DONOVAN’S BRAIN, 1943 digest edition, signed

New York: American Mercury, 1943. First edition thus, in wraps. Signed by Siodmak on title page. The author’s best-known work, this mystery-horror yarn was serialized in Black Mask prior to hardcover publication by Knopf. Lawrence Spivak’s Mercury Mystery digest series gave the yarn its first paperbound publication; mass-market paperback editions followed some years later. Condition: […]

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Johnston McCulley, THE TRUSTED OUTLAW, 1st in DJ

New York: G. H. Watt, 1934. First edition. Zorro creator McCulley also wrote many “straight” Westerns, including this rip-snorter originally serialized in Street & Smith’s Western Story Magazine prior to hardcover publication. Interestingly, the J. W. Schlaikjer dust jacket illustration was painted for the October 1930 issue of Black Mask and reused here by Watt. […]

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Hal Dunning, WHITE WOLF’S LAW, Chelsea House, 1st

New York: Chelsea House, 1928. First edition. Jim-twin Allen, better known as the White Wolf, rode through the pages of Street & Smith’s Complete Story Magazine for several years before moving to Wild West Weekly, where his exploits were written by others using the Hal Dunning byline. This is the second Chelsea House collection of […]

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James B. Hendryx, BLOOD ON THE YUKON TRAIL, 1st in DJ

Garden City, New York: Doubleday Doran, 1930. 1st edition (stated). Corporal Cameron Downey of the Royal Canadian Mounted was one of the most popular recurring characters in Doubleday’s long-running pulp magazine Short Stories, in which this novel was serialized. Blood on the Yukon Trail features Downey and introduces “Old Cush,” who would become a regular […]

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ALL-FICTION, January 1931, scarce Dell pulp

A casualty of the Great Depression, this magazine barely eked out ten issues before folding. Issues for sale are seldom seen these days. Writers in this number include Arthur J. Burks, L. Patrick Greene, Tom Roan, Frederick Painton, James Stevens. Cover by William Reusswig. Condition: VG. A fair amount of edge wear, including a one-inch […]

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STAR WESTERN, May 1934, early issue, Max Brand

After Dime Western, the best horse-opera pulp in the Popular Publications stable was Star Western. This early number has an all-star author roster headed by Max Brand (with one of only eight stories in this title) and also including Walt Coburn, Harry F. Olmsted, Ray Nafziger, Art Lawson and others. Emmett Watson cover. A scarce […]

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