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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!


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 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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DVD: JUDEX (1917), French serial directed by Louis Feuillade

Flicker Alley, 2004. Two-disc, 315-minute presentation of this 12-chapter French serial whose costumed avenger—with his hidden underground lair and scientific devices—anticipated such later American crime fighters as Batman and The Shadow. Lovingly restored from the best 35mm archival materials, with a superb musical score. Now long out of print and hotly coveted by devotees of […]

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Early Ace SF Double signed by Van Vogt

Ace #D-53, 1954. An early double in Ace’s long-running series, featuring A. E. van Vogt’s The Weapon Shops of Isher and Murray Leinster’s Gateway to Elsewhere. Great covers on both sides. Van Vogt signed his novel on the title page. Condition: Minor reading creases evident on both sides, otherwise About Fine, with clean and uncreased […]

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Two “Galaxy Novel” PBs with Wally Wood covers

Two consecutive 1958 SF novels in the “Galaxy Novel” series: Manly Wade Wellman’s Twice in Time (#34) and Mark Clifton and Frank Riley’s The Forever Machine. Both are graced with painted covers by legendary EC Comics artist Wally Wood. Condition: The two books are identical — About Fine, with lightly yellowed text blocks but otherwise […]

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Charles Willeford, THE MACHINE IN WARD ELEVEN, PBO, Maguire cover

Belmont #90-286, 1963. First edition. A collection of six horror/fantastic short stories commissioned by Belmont. Three previously appeared in magazines but were revised for this book. Willeford is one of the most hotly collected authors of PBOs (Paperback Originals). Cover by the great Robert Maguire. Condition: Very Good Plus. Thin, almost imperceptible reader’s crease that […]

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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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