Collectibles For Sale

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!


GALAXY, January 1954, early Kurt Vonnegut

This early issue of H. L. Gold’s legendary science-fiction digest features “The Big Trip Up Yonder,” Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.’s second SF story. Other authors in the issue include Damon Knight, Jerome Bixby, and Gordon R. Dickson. Condition: Fine. PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING AND HANDLING TO DOMESTIC U. S. BUYERS. NO INTERNATIONAL BUYERS.

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THE NINE BEARS, Edgar Wallace, British “railway edition”

Beginning in 1929 and throughout the ’30s, London-based Ward, Lock & Co. published a series of paperbound novels that were slightly larger than digests but smaller than magazines. These pulp-paper “railway editions” (so named because they were sold mostly in train stations to commuters) were time-killers by such popular authors as E. Phillips Oppenheim, H. […]

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THE JUST MEN OF CORDOVA, Edgar Wallace, British “railway edition”

The third of Wallace’s Three Just Men novels, this paperbound edition was printed some time in the ’30s. Condition: VG. Minor wear and soiling to paper covers, small chip missing from spine head, reader’s crease on front cover, lightly yellowed but supple text block. PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING AND HANDLING TO DOMESTIC U. S. BUYERS. NO […]

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JACK O’JUDGMENT, Edgar Wallace, British “railway edition”

One of Wallace’s early vigilante heroes, a masked and caped avenger who sets himself against an organized band of blackmailers. This edition of the 1920 novel was printed some time in the ’30s. Condition: VG Plus. Reader’s crease to front cover and very minor soiling on right edge, otherwise a sharp copy. PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING […]

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SANDERSON: MASTER ROGUE, John Jay Chichester, pulp origin

New York: Chelsea House, 1929. First edition. This book collects several novelettes (originally published in Detective Story Magazine) about master cracksman Maxwell Sanderson. Condition: VG. Minor soiling to orange-cloth spine, minor bumping and shelf wear to corners. A good solid copy, though hardly high grade. PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING AND HANDLING TO DOMESTIC U. S. BUYERS. […]

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ALIAS MR. DEATH, G. Wayman Jones, pulp origin

New York: Fiction League, 1932. First edition. This novel-length book collects the nine Mr. Death short stories written by D. L. Champion as G. Wayman Jones and published in 1932 issues of Thrilling Detective. Jimmy Gilmore is a New York playboy who becomes Mr. Death to get revenge on the nine members of a criminal […]

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THE LOST CONTINENT, Cutcliffe Hyne’s Atlantis adventure

Originally serialized in 1899 issues of Pearson’s Magazine prior to publication in hardcover by the British firm of Hutchinson, this Hyne novel of high adventure posits that Yucatan was once a colony of Atlantis. There are a couple of science-fictional trappings to what otherwise is a yarn of the type written by H. Rider Haggard. […]

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Two “Night Wind” Adventures, Pulp Origin

Writing as Varick Vanardy, prolific dime-novel scribe Frederick van Rensselaer Dey created Bingham Harvard, a physically powerful protagonist caught between cops and crooks alike and known as the Night Wind for his nocturnal prowlings. The character’s exploits originally appeared in such Munsey pulps as The Cavalier and All-Story Weekly. Here we have vintage hardcover versions […]

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Two Max Brand Novels, Reading Copies

Vintage reprint editions of Brand’s Trailin’ (A. L. Burt) and The Gray Charteris (Grosset & Dunlap), which is credited to Robert Simpson but reportedly was ghostwritten by Brand. Both are basically readers in good condition (VG to VG+). Trailin’ was originally published in All-Story Weekly, Charteris in Adventure. PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING AND HANDLING TO DOMESTIC […]

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