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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!


WESTERN ACES, October 1940

One of the best sellers in A. A. Wyn’s Magazine Publishers line (with its familiar “Ace” trademark). This issue has yarns by reliable second-tier Western scribes such as Walker A. Tompkins, Wayne D. Overholser, J. Edward Leithead, and Homer King Gordon. Cover sports one of George Rozen’s earliest Western-pulp paintings. Condition: Fine. Initials “Mc” heavily […]

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WESTERN SHORT STORIES, September 1940

Western pulp published by Martin Goodman’s Manvis Publications, one of his “Red Circle” group of magazines. Goodman, of course, was the founder of what today is the Marvel Comics empire. Cover by J. W. Scott, who painted most of the Red Circle covers during this period. Stories by reliable but hardly noteworthy second- and third-raters. […]

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LLANA OF GATHOL, 1st edition, uncirculated copy

Tarzana, CA: Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc., 1948. Cloth in dust jacket. First edition (stated). ERB’s final John Carter of Mars novel, cobbled together from four novelettes originally published in 1941 issues of the pulp magazine Amazing Stories. Condition: Fine/As New in Fine/As New dust jacket. An uncirculated copy liberated from the ERB warehouse many years […]

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TARZAN AND THE FOREIGN LEGION, high-grade 1st edition

Tarzana, CA: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., 1947. Cloth in dust jacket. First edition (stated). Here’s a lovely copy of the last Tarzan novel published during ERB’s lifetime. It’s a good one, with a World War II background. Condition: Fine in Near Fine jacket. Just a couple of nicks and tiny marks on the wrapper, otherwise […]

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ARGOSY lot of two consecutive issues with Tarzan serial

We have here the September 19 and September 26, 1936 issues of Argosy, containing the first two installments of the three-part serial “Tarzan and the Magic Men,” later published in book form as Tarzan the Magnificent. Hubert Rogers’ cover for the September 19 issue presents the infamous blonde Tarzan. This copy grades Fine, with only […]

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L. Sprague de Camp, SWORDS & SORCERY, 1st, 1963

New York: Pyramid Books, 1963. Mass-market paperback original, first printing (stated). This influential collection of vintage sword-and-sorcery fiction, with an erudite and perceptive introduction by SF author de Camp, arguably helped pave the way for the revival several years later of Robert E. Howard’s Conan the Cimmerian (in which de Camp also played a major […]

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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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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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