Original cover painting by Sidney Riesenberg (1885-1971) to the January 1931 issue of Complete Detective Novel Magazine. Oil on canvas, 30″ x 28″; framed to 33.5″ tall x 31.5″ wide in.
Comes with a copy of the original pulp.
Quality-wise, Riesenberg’s covers are hit-or-miss. The figure on the left is the best-realized figure we’ve seen in any of Riesenberg’s surviving paintings.
Original paperback cover painting by Gerald Powell (American, 20th Century)” for A Man Made for Trouble by James Powell (Major Books #3249, Canoga Park, CA, 1976). The painting also appeared as the cover of Creed’s Gauntlet by Mike Newton (Carousel Westerns #70236, CA, 1982). Acrylic on board, 30″ x 20″. From the Dan Roberts Collection.
A copy of the paperback A Man Made for Trouble accompanies this.
A nicely-rendered piece and at a large size.
Original paperback cover painting by Jerome Podwil (1938- ) to Tall for a Texan (by Roger Spellman, Ace Double M-122, 1965) and used again for South to New Range (by Don P. Jenison, Ace Double 17235, 1970). Mixed media on board, 23.5″ x 15.5″. Comes with a copy of the original paperback.
Provenance: from the Dan Roberts Collection.
This is great-looking piece for Ace paperback collectors with an interest in owning a piece of original Ace artwork.
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.
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.
This is a replacement facsimile dustjacket for the first edition of The Deputy Sheriff of Comanche County by Edgar Rice Burroughs.
The Thrill Book has always had mythical status among pulp and science fiction fans. Introduced during the early days of pulp magazines, The Thrill Book’s first seven issues were published using the same dimensions and page counts as the dying genre of magazines known as “Dime Novels.” Saddle stitched, with only 48 pages, The Thrill Book broke the mold for Dime Novels. Its stories had nothing in common with any other Dime Novel. Yet, its impact on fantastic fiction to come isn’t denied. Published on a bi-monthly basis, The Thrill Book lasted a scant sixteen issues, and continues to stir the imagination of collectors and readers alike.
This is a copy of the first edition of Tarzan and the Tarzan Twins by Edgar Rice Burroughs as published by Canaveral Press in 1963. It includes illustrations by Roy G. Krenkel and has its original dustjacket. The dustjacket is in great shape but it has two small pieces of tape on it for some reason. And the interior has some previous owner stamps. Still, a strangely tough Burroughs first to find.
This is a copy of the first edition of Tarzan and the Foreign Legion by Edgar Rice Burroughs, in original dustjacket, as published by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., in 1947. There are some markings from a previous owner on the inside front boards.