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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!


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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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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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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THE RINGER, 1929 Edgar Wallace playscript, 1st edition

Mystery writer Edgar Wallace authored a good many plays as well, but none was more popular (or important) than The Ringer, based on his novel The Gaunt Stranger. It was produced in 1926 by Gerald du Maurier and opened in London. A phenomenal success, The Ringer subsequently had five movie adaptations and Wallace wrote a […]

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Vintage Movie Script: THE TERRIBLE PEOPLE, 1928 serial based on Edgar Wallace novel

Here’s another one-of-a-kind item tied to a long-lost movie serial from the silent era. The Terrible People (1928 Pathé) adapted the Edgar Wallace mystery novel of the same title (but originally serialized in Detective Story Magazine as The Gallows Hand). George Arthur Gray’s script faithfully adapts the Wallace story but adds a grotesque mystery figure […]

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INDEX TO THE SCIENCE-FANTASY PUBLISHERS, 1966

Baltimore-based SF fans Mark Owings and Jack L. Chalker compiled this 86-page reference work, which indexes the outputs of small-press publishers catering to SF and fantasy-fiction collectors. It lists the publications of Arkham House, Gnome Press, Fantasy Press, Shasta, and many others. Individual entries offer story titles and issue points when applicable. The original work […]

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