A nice-looking copy of The Avenger: The Gray Nemesis by Howard Hopkins. Running about 128 pages, it includes a history of The Avenger, as well as a 70+ page gallery of Avenger interior illustrations by Paul Orban and others. The spine glue is separating (but can be easily repaired) and there’s a minor tear at the top of the spine.
This is an ex-library copy of Explorers Into Infinity by Ray Cummings (Avalon, 1965). The hardcover has some soiling on some pages and the usual library markings. The price-clipped dustjacket by Gray Morrow is in nice shape.
This is a set of the three-volume The Compleat Adventures of Jules de Grandin by Seabury Quinn, published by The Battered Silicon Dispatch Box. These three hardcovers are in like-new shape, with the dustjackets encased in Brodart archival jacket sleeves.
3 volumes, 1,300 pages total.
This is a nice-looking copy of The Tarzan Twins, published by Whitman in 1935 as part of their Big Little Book series. As can be seen in the photos, this is a tight copy with a solid spine. A superior example of this tough Big Little Book.
This set contains every issue of Astounding Stories edited by John W. Campbell from 1937 to 1943 (at which point it changed to digest form), 74 issues in all. Included in this set are:
- All of the pulps from September 1937 to December 1942
- All of the bedsheet-sized issues from January 1942 to April 1943
- All of the pulps from May 1943 to October 1943
What hasn't been written about Astounding Stories, the most important SF publication of all time, and of its most important era? Authors include L. Sprague DeCamp, Jack Williamson, Nat Schachner, Arthur J. Burks, Otto Binder, Eric Frank Russell, John Russell Fearn, E.E. “Doc” Smith, Lester del Rey, Manley Wade Wellman, L. Ron Hubbard (including his very first science fiction work), John W. Campbell, Clifford D. Simak, Ray Cummings, Ross Rocklynne, Malcolm Jameson, Henry Kuttner, Nelson S. Bond, Paul Ernst, Raymond Z. Gallun, A.E. van Vogt, C.L. Moore, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein (including his very first science fiction work), Frederik Pohl, Theodore Sturgeon (including his very first science fiction work), Leigh Brackett (including her very first science fiction work), Harry Bates, Ray Bradbury, Hal Clement, C.L. Moore, George O. Smith, Murray Leinster, and many, many more.
Movies that came from these issues of Astounding Stories include The Day the Earth Stood Still and The Thing, among others.
As for condition, overall this is a nice set. A small handful are G, with the rest rating higher. This is a clean, eminently readable set of one of the most significant fiction magazines ever published.
This is new hardcover copy of a fantastic book, and it’s signed by Doug Ellis and Ed Hulse.
Experts in the ten major Pulp genres, from action Pulps to spicy Pulps and more, chart for the first time the complete history of Pulp magazines—the stories and their writers, the graphics and their artists, and, of course, the publishers, their market, and readers.
This is a sharp-looking hardcover copy of Frank Gruber’s Oliver Quade story collection Brass Knuckles: The Oliver Quade Human Encyclopedia Stories, which contains ten of the Oliver Quade stories from the pulps, along with an all-new 50-page introduction by Gruber. The dustjacket is clean without ay fading.
This is a copy of the initial edition of Dime Detective Index, compiled by James L. Traylor and published by The Pulp Collector Press in 1986. As with small-press titles of the era, the glued binding is a bit weak. And there is some yellowing of the cover.
This is a copy Bob Weinberg’s early pulp reprint title, Pulp Classics #12. Usually, this title reprinted a complete classic pulp, and in this issue is a comprehensive representation of the one & only issue of The Scorpion from April/May 1939. A one-shot hero pulp title.
A copy of this Bob Weinberg-published collection of Weird Menace horror stories, mostly from the pages of Dime Mystery, Terror Tales, and Horror Stories. This collection includes stories by Arthur Leo Zagat, Mindret Lord, Ray Cummings, Arthur J. Burks, and Frederick C. Davis.
A copy of Pulp Press’ Pulp Classics #11, which reprinted the sole adventure of The Octopus, “The City Condemned to Hell.” This also includes stories by Donald G. Cormack, Russell Grey, and Arthur Leo Zagat.
A copy of The Phantom Detective: The Phantom’s Phantom by Robert Reginald, published by Wildside Press. First printing.
A near mint copy of the first printing of Ron Fortier’s Captain Hazzard: Python Men of the Lost City, published by Wild Cat Books.
This is a professionally hardbound complete set of Marvel’s The Defenders comic book series from 2001, by Erik Larsen. Includes the original, vintage issues of The Defenders #1-12, The Order #1-6, and Day of The Defenders #1. The book is wrapped in a facsimile Marvel Masterworks dustjacket, which is wrapped in an archival Broadart cover.
This is a professionally hardbound complete set of Marvel’s Heroes For Hire comic book series. Includes the original, vintage issues of Heroes For Hire #1-19. The book is wrapped in a facsimile Marvel Masterworks dustjacket, which is wrapped in an archival Broadart cover.
Published by Street & Smith’s Chelsea House imprint in 1925. This is the novel edition of a story originally in Western Story Magazine. Has some wear.
This is a first edition copy of Treasure of the Black Falcon by John Coleman Burroughs, published by Ballentine in 1967. There is wear to the cover and spine.
A copy of the historic The Hero Pulp Index. This pamphlet was the bible for a number of pulp collectors in the 1970s-80s. This is the second edition which had some additions & corrections. It’s unclear if this was published like this or if there was an additional cover.
This is a signed, numbered, limited hardcover edition of Jo Gar’s Casebook, by Raoul Whitfield, as published by Crippen & Landru. What makes this exceptional is that it’s signed edition #1.
The cover is covered by an archival Brodart jacket sleeve.
This deluxe Centipede Press edition of The Complete Slayers by Paul Cain is long out of print and difficult to find. It’s a beautiful hardcover edition, and it’s mint. The Ron Lesser-illustrated cover is covered in an archival Brodart dustjacket cover.
Get a vintage file copy of this #1 issue of the revival of Black Mask Magazine from 1974. Note: we have a small handful of copies available so your copy many not necessarily be the copy pictured.
This is a lot of 10 beautiful Dennis Wheatley hardcovers, containing such novels as “The Forbidden Territory,” “Strange Conflict,” “They Found Atlantis, “Vendetta in Spain,” “Three Inquisitive People,” “The Golden Spaniard,” “Codeword Golden Fleece,” “The Second Seal,” and “The Devil Rides Out.”
This is an average-conditioned copy of the March 1946 issue of Thrilling Mystery Novel Magazine. Contains “The Thirty-First Bullfinch” by Helen Reilly, “Get the License Number” by John L. Benton, “Murder with Mice” by C.K.M. Scanlon, and “Killers Don’t Last” by Robert Sidney Bowen, as well as a cover by Rudolph Belarski.
This is a replacement facsimile dustjacket for the first edition of Tarzan and the Forbidden City by Edgar Rice Burroughs.