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PULP VAULT, complete set of classic fanzine

Here are all 14 issues of the classic pulp fanzine published by Doug Ellis, co-editor of Art of the Pulps and co-founder of the long-running Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention. The first 13 were published between 1988 and 1996; a book-length 14th issue appeared in 2011. The contributors were a Who’s Who of pulp […]

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Boris Karloff (ed.), AND THE DARKNESS FALLS, 1st ed., facsimile DJ

Cleveland and New York: World Publishing Company, 1946. Cloth in facsimile dust jacket. First edition (stated). The famous horror-film actor presents and introduces 72 horror stories and poems in this extremely desirable anthology. Condition: The top corner of the front free end paper has been clipped for no reason I can see. Otherwise the book […]

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Dashiell Hammett, BIG KNOCKOVER, 1st edition in jacket

New York: Random House, 1966. Octavo, cloth in dust jacket. First edition, first printing (stated). A groundbreaking anthology of Dashiell Hammett crime fiction, edited and introduced by the author’s long-time lover, playwright Lillian Hellman. It collects nine classic Continental Op stories (including the title yarn and its follow-up, “$106,000 Blood Money”) along with Hammett’s unfinished […]

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Sax Rohmer, SHADOW OF FU MANCHU, 1st ed.

Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, 1948. Octavo, cloth in dust jacket. First edition (stated). The last of Rohmer’s Fu Manchu novels published by Doubleday’s Crime Club, also the last originally published in hard covers. It’s actually a novelization of a Rohmer-written play featuring his immortal Devil Doctor. Condition: Very Good in Good Plus […]

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SKY BIRDS, Nov 1931, rare early issue

Early number of this long-running aviation pulp from A. A. Wyn’s Magazine Publishers, Inc., when it was still using a swastika as its trademark. Truly top-notch author lineup includes Major George Fielding Eliot (with the lead story), Philip Strange creator Donald E. Keyhoe, and the ubiquitous Arch Whitehouse, among others. Issues from 1931 almost never […]

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WEIRD TALES, December 1939

One of the last issues of “The Unique Magazine” edited by the great Farnsworth Wright. It features a number of notable stories, including “Nymph of Darkness,” a Northwest Smith yarn written by C.L. Moore in collaboration with famous SF fan Forrest J Ackerman. There are also tales and poems by such Weird Tales regulars as […]

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AMAZING STORIES, October 1938

Just a few months after Ziff-Davis bought the failing Amazing Stories and installed veteran SF fan Raymond A. Palmer as editor, this issue spotlights the late and lamented author Stanley G. Weinbaum with the posthumous publication of his “Revolution of 1950.” With Part One, anyway; Part Two appears in the November 1938 issue, which we’re […]

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TOP-NOTCH, 1st February 1929, De Soto illustrations

The cover story, “Ghost of the Derelict,” is an excellent yarn about a movie company that commandeers a haunted windjammer for its film and runs into nothing but trouble. Other contributors include Frank Merriwell scribe Burt L. Standish (pen name, of course) and Albert M. Treynor, who with Phillips constituted the backbone of Top Notch‘s […]

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TOP-NOTCH, 2nd February 1929, De Soto illustrations

Forbes Parkhill’s “Colonel Colt’s Kid” is a book-length novel and this issue’s chief attraction. Among the other authors are Burt L. Standish, Albert M. Treynor, and Roland Ashford Phillips, who anchored Top-Notch‘s roster of contributors during this period. Condition: Let’s call it Very Good Plus to be on the conservative side. The extra-long overhangs have […]

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