This specially-priced set includes all ten books in Series 9 of The Argosy Library:
- The Python Pit: The Complete Adventures of Singapore Sammy, Volume 2 by George F. Worts
- A Queen of Atlantis: The Saga of Monella, Volume 2 by Frank Aubrey
- Four Corners, Volume 2 by Theodore Roscoe
- The Stuff of Empire: The Complete Adventures of Bellow Bill Williams, Volume 2 by Ralph R. Perry
- Galloping Gold: The Complete Tales of Sheriff Henry, Volume 4 by W.C. Tuttle
- Jades and Afghans: The Complete Adventures of Cordie, Soldier of Fortune, Volume 3 by W. Wirt
- The Ledger of Life: The Complete Cabalistic Cases of Semi Dual, the Occult Detector by J.U. Giesy & Junius B. Smith
- Minions of Mercury by William Gray Beyer
- White Heather Weather by Frederick Faust writing as John Frederick
- The Fire Flower and Other Adventures: The Jackson Gregory Omnibus by Jackson Gregory
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This specially-priced set includes all ten books in Series 8 of The Argosy Library:
- Satan’s Vengeance by Carroll John Daly
- The Viper: The Complete Cases of Madame Storey, Volume 2 by Hulbert Footner
- The Sapphire Smile: The Adventures of Peter the Brazen, Volume 4 by George F. Worts writing as Loring Brent
- The Curse of Capistrano and Other Adventures: The Johnston McCulley Omnibus, Volume 2 by Johnston McCulley
- The Man Who Mastered Time and Other Adventures: The Ray Cummings Omnibus by Ray Cummings
- The Guns of the American: The Adventures of Norcross, Volume 2 by W. Wirt
- Trailin’ by Frederick Faust writing as Max Brand
- War Declared! by Theodore Roscoe
- The Return of the Night Wind by Varick Vanardy
- The Fetish Fighters and Other Adventures: The F.V.W. Mason Foreign Legion Stories Omnibus by F.V.W. Mason
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The complete tales of the mysterious John Solomon, the Cockney British ship’s chandler operating out of Port Said, and who is really a British secret agent, is finally collected in a Deluxe Edition set of hardcovers. Written by “the King of the Pulps,” H. Bedford-Jones, this three-volume series collects all 25 stories in this: the longest-running series Bedford-Jones ever wrote. Each story also includes all of the original pulp illustrations (by illustrators such as Arthur Rodman Bowker, Samuel Cahan, Don Hewitt, Roger B. Morrison, Robert Sears and Paul Stahr).
Volume 1 collects all of the published John Solomon stories from 1914 and 1915: “The Gate of Farewell,” “John Solomon, Supercargo,” “Solomon’s Quest,” “Gentleman Solomon,” “The Seal of John Solomon,” and “Solomon’s Carpet.” Volume 2 collects all of the published John Solomon stories from 1916 and 1921: “Solomon’s Submarine,” “John Solomon, Argonaut,” “The Shawl of Solomon,” “Pilgrim Solomon,” “John Solomon, Retired,” “Solomon’s Son,” “John Solomon,” and “John Solomon, Incognito.” Volume 3 collects all of the published John Solomon stories from 1926 and 1935: “The Wisdom of Solomon,” “The Mysterious John Solomon,” “John Solomon’s Biggest Game,” “The Gold of Ishmael,” “Solomon’s Caves,” “Solomon Settles Accounts,” “Solomon in the Catacombs,” “The Terror of Algiers,” “John Solomon of Limehouse,” “The Case of the Kidnapped Duchess,” and “The Case of the Deadly Barque.”
Collected for the first time are the complete stories of Singapore Sammy, one of the most action-packed series to see print in the golden age of the pulps.
Sailor Singapore Sammy Shay roamed the South Seas, desperate to find the father he neither knew nor loved. For reckless old Bill Shay had absconded with the only copy of a will that left all of his own father’s worldly riches to Sammy alone. Singapore Sammy didn’t know why, and he didn’t care particularly. He just wanted to get his hands on that precious document. When Sammy came into possession of the fabulous Malobar pearl, he realized that he had something to bargain with….
Written by the author of the Peter the Brazen series—George F. Worts—the stories of Singapore Sammy are among the greatest adventures to ever appear in Argosy magazine. This complete collection includes several never before reprinted stories.
Clearly an inspiration for the creation of Doc Savage, the sagas of Jimmie Cordie and his crew are finally collected in a Deluxe Edition set of hardcovers. Written by one of the most popular authors to appear in the pages of Argosy, W. Wirt, this two-volume series collects all 26 stories in long-running series of adventure in Asia (and on occasion, anywhere else in the world where there was treasure to be found). Each story also includes all of the original pulp illustrations by artists such as Samuel Cahan, Roger B. Morrison, John R. Neill and Paul Stahr.
Sailor Singapore Sammy Shay roamed the South Seas, desperate to find the father he neither knew nor loved. For reckless old Bill Shay had absconded with the only copy of a will that left all of his own father’s worldly riches to Sammy alone. Singapore Sammy didn’t know why, and he didn’t care particularly. He just wanted to get his hands on that precious document. He had only two clues to go on: his old man loved pearls and elephants—in that order. When Sammy came into possession of the fabulous Malobar pearl, he realized that he had something to bargain with. If only he could track down the elusive Bill Shay….
The volume collects the next four stories in the saga of Singapore Sammy Shay and Lucky Jones of the schooner, Blue Goose.
The sequel to The Devil-Tree of El Dorado, A Queen of Atlantis is another early science fiction classic by the British author Frank Aubrey; the second of his trilogy of novels surrounding the mysterious giant, Monella, as published in the pages of the Argosy magazine in the United States.
Mystery runs rampant in the quiet, upstate New York town of Four Corners… featuring five more Gothic mysteries as only Theodore Roscoe could write. Easily one of Roscoe’s best-written series, Volume 2 collects the second half of this lost masterpiece of the pulps, as they originally appeared in the pages of Argosy magazine.
Finally in book form: the burly pearler—Bellow Bill Williams—was one of the most popular, and colorful, characters who appeared in the early 1930s issues of Argosy. Written by Ralph R. Perry, Bellow Bill was a seemingly-superhuman, tattoo-covered mountain of a sailor who couldn’t keep from stumbling into one adventure after another throughout the South Seas.
Clearly another inspiration for the creation of Doc Savage (whose creator Lester Dent was an avid reader of Argosy during this period), these adventures of Bellow Bill have never before been reprinted. Included here are his next seven stories, originally appearing in 1931–34.
Once voted Adventure magazine’s most popular author, W.C. Tuttle introduced the world to one of his longest-running—and most popular—series characters, Henry Harrison Conroy, in the pages of Argosy. Collected here are the next two novels: “High Heels—and Henry” and “Galloping Gold.”
Jades and Afghans: The Complete Adventures of Cordie, Soldier of Fortune, Volume 3 (The Argosy Library)
The sagas of Jimmie Cordie and his crew of soldiers of fortune were among Argosy Magazine’s most popular series when it was brought to that magazine during its early ’30s renaissance by writer W. Wirt. Quite clearly an inspiration for the creation of Doc Savage, this edition collects his next three adventures which originally appeared in Argosy in 1930–31: “He’s My Meat!,” “Jades and Afghans,” and “Aztec Treasure.”
The Ledger of Life: The Complete Cabalistic Cases of Semi Dual, the Occult Detector (The Argosy Library)
Detectives Glace and Bryce find a blackmail and murder mystery worth taking to the Persian astrologer-sage, Semi Dual. Investigating a city plagued by a blackmail ring by an unknown criminal, Glace and Bryce soon find themselves involved in a murder. When the two detectives are targeted for murder themselves, it’s only Semi Dual—and his mysterious powers of deduction—who can put the solve the case and rescue his friends.
Given an overdose of an untried super-anesthetic, Mark Nevin went into a slumber that lasted for six thousand years. While he slept, there were wars; the civilization Mark knew disappeared; and mankind reverted to savagery. Detroit (AD 7952 Edition) is running around in circles—following the commands of men long dead and threatening chaos to the world. Enter Omega, swooping from the clouds with Mark Nevin flying behind him. A sparkling and fast-moving tale of adventures in the Days to Come….
Set in 17th Century England, after Oliver Cromwell’s death, young Samson Northam has grown tired of assisting his father run a rustic inn. But when a chance encounter with a young blonde brings him to London, Northam soon learns just what the truth is about this mysterious girl. Written by the king of the Westerns, Frederick Faust (AKA Max Brand), this swashbuckling epic has never before appeared in book form.
The first omnibus by one of the most popular authors to appear in the Munsey pulps—Jackson Gregory—this oversized, remastered edition collects one short story and two novels which originally were published in the pages of All-Story Weekly in 1916–18. Gregory excelled at penning Westerns, but he was no slouch when he branched out to other genres as well, as this omnibus shows.
The influence of an Underworld lord known as The Other Man has crept into the Police Commissioner’s office. This criminal mastermind is forcing the market owners of New York to pay protection to him, and is getting control of all rackets. In desperation, the Police Commissioner appeals to Satan Hall, the cop who believes in killing criminals as they kill others, the one man on the police force that all the Underworld fears. First time in book form. By the creator of the hard-boiled detective story, Carroll John Daly.
Femme fatale Mme. Rozika Storey was one of the most popular series characters in the pages of Argosy during the 1920s–30s. These detective stories are fast-paced adventures which pushed Madame Storey’s masterful deductive skills to the limit. Volume 2 contains the next three stories in the series, accompanied by the original pulp illustrations.
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In 1930, Argosy Magazine brought back several of their most popular series characters, and that list was headlined by Peter the Brazen. The four stories collected in Volume 4 showcases an even more action-oriented series compared to the earlier stories, and are considered by pulp readers as among the best stories to ever appear in Argosy. Written by George F. Worts under his primary pen-name, Peter the Brazen made a marked impression on Argosy reader Lester Dent when he co-created Doc Savage. The saga of Peter the Brazen is amongst the best adventure series in the history of pulp fiction.
The Curse of Capistrano and Other Adventures: The Johnston McCulley Omnibus, Volume 2 (The Argosy Library)
A monster-sized volume containing the first two Zorro novels from the pages of All-Story Weekly by Johnston McCulley. It’s headlined by the premiere Zorro adventure, “The Curse of Capistrano,” along with the rare, second Zorro story, “The Further Adventures of Zorro.” Taken directly from the original pulp texts and including several of the original pulp illustrations.
Two early science fiction classics from the heyday of Argosy are reprinted from their original magazine texts. Pioneering the subatomic fiction genre and inspiring a legion of imitators, Ray Cummings followed up his initial science fiction works with two more novel-length stories: “The Fire People” and “The Man Who Mastered Time,” which are considered installments in Cummings’ “Matter, Space, Time” series. Included here are the Virgil Finlay illustrations from “The Man Who Mastered Time’s” subsequent appearance in Fantastic Novels, as well as all of the original illustrations from their first magazine appearances by Roger B. Morrison.
Captain John Norcross is back for his final two adventures from the pages of Argosy. In “The City of Japheth,” Norcross and his handful of fighting troopers battle Afghan raiders in the lawless mountains of western China. Then in “The Guns of the American,” with Norcross far away, and with two princesses he had entrusted to their care trapped by the hordes of hostile War Lords, his troop of U.S. cavalrymen face cruel odds in western China’s mountains.
A Western story as only Max Brand can write, as those who read The Untamed will testify; and from the moment when Anthony Woodbury backs the outlaw stallion in Madison Square Garden until, under the shadow of Two Brother Mountains in the Far West, he stands face to face with a long-dead past and comes to a final great decision. A Western classic from the pages of All-Story Weekly by Frederick Faust AKA Max Brand.
Two of the leading diplomats of Europe, sitting across a dinner table in a locked room, both shot to death. That was the spark that kindled the war flames in the summer of 1936. The two had met in the Teuton capital to discuss a secret matter of vital importance. No one, not even the occupants of the press room next door, had heard the shots fired, yet there the two men were, riddled with bullets. Teutonic police, after a quick investigation, announced that the Esperenchman had started the duel. Excited Teutons began shouting, “Down with Esperance!” Mobilization began.
Of those reporters whose room was so close to the mystery chamber, there were some who did not believe they had killed each other. John Keats, the American, was one. At the height of the excitement, two attempts were made on the life of Keats, and another was murdered. The surviving reporters, seeing that war was inevitable, took the first train for the Esperench capital. But war was inevitable: can Keats put a stop to it?
Bingham Harvard, former protégé of a banker named Chester, is wrongfully accused of robbing Chester’s bank. Escaping from the police, Harvard must flee to England. While his private detective wife attempts to clear Harvard’s name, how can sudden appearance in New York of the mysterious Night Wind be explained, when Bingham Harvard and the Night Wind are one and the same?
Varick Vanardy was the pseudonym of prolific dime-novel producer Frederick Van Rensselaer Dey, the author of over one thousand Nick Carter stories. His Night Wind novels were written for The Cavalier magazine during the last years of Dey’s amazing writing career, as dime novels gave way to the new pulp magazine field pioneered by Argosy.
The Fetish Fighters and Other Adventures: The F.V.W. Mason Foreign Legion Stories Omnibus (The Argosy Library)
Famed author Francis Van Wyck Mason’s stories of the French Foreign Legion were amongst the most popular to see print in the pages of Argosy during the 1920s-30s. Lauded for their vivid detail and high adventure, these stories have before now been rarely reprinted. This omnibus contains four of his best Foreign Legion stories from Mason’s peak period writing for Argosy between 1929 and 1931. These Foreign Legion stories by famed author F.V.W. Mason are amongst the most-requested stories for inclusion as part of The Argosy Library.
Superstar pulpsmith Max Brand was best known for his Westerns, but his historical adventures rank among the best stories he ever wrote. These seven stories of 16th Century Italian Renaissance swashbuckling swordsman Tizzo are tightly-plotted, action-packed adventures which were rarely equaled in quality by Brand’s contemporaries.
Collected for the first time in its entirety—and in the only edition authorized by the Frederick Faust estate—are all seven Tizzo adventures, accompanied by all the original illustrations from Argosy Magazine. And this edition also includes an all-new introduction by Max Brand expert William F. Nolan (Logan’s Run).
The complete saga of Dikar and The Bunch by science fiction pioneer Arthur Leo Zagat is collected for the first time in a single volume. Set in a decimated post-invasion United States, Dikar and The Bunch fight to restore America to its former glory. A classic post-apocalyptic saga from the pages of Argosy Magazine.
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This specially-priced set includes all ten books in Series 7 of The Argosy Library:
- Kingdom Come by Martin McCall
- Henry Rides the Danger Trail: The Complete Tales of Sheriff Henry, Volume 3 by W.C. Tuttle
- Z is for Zombie by Theodore Roscoe
- The Bait and the Trap: The Complete Adventures of Tizzo, Volume 2 by Max Brand
- Minions of Mars by William Gray Beyer
- Swords in Exile: The Rakehelly Adventures of Cleve and d’Entreville, Volume 2 by Murray R. Montgomery
- Men With No Master: The Complete Adventures of Robin the Bombardier by Roy de S. Horn
- The Torch by Jack Bechdolt
- King of Chaos and Other Adventures: The Johnston McCulley Omnibus by Johnston McCulley
- The Blind Spot by Austin Hall & Homer Eon Flint
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This specially-priced set includes all ten books in Series 6 of The Argosy Library:
- The Complete Cases of The Mongoose by Johnston McCulley
- The Girl and The People of the Golden Atom by Ray Cummings
- The Gray Dragon: The Adventures of Peter the Brazen, Volume 2 by Loring Brent
- The Golden City by Ralph Milne Farley
- The House of Invisible Bondage: The Complete Cabalistic Cases of Semi Dual, the Occult Detector by J.U. Giesy & Junius B. Smith
- The Scrap of Lace: The Complete Cases of Madame Storey, Volume 1 by Hulbert Footner
- The Tower of Death: The Adventures of Scarlet and Bradshaw, Volume 3 by Theodore Roscoe
- The Devil-Tree of El Dorado: The Saga of Monella, Volume 1 by Frank Aubrey
- The Firebrand: The Complete Adventures of Tizzo, Volume 1 by Max Brand
- Marching Sands and The Caravan of the Dead: The Harold Lamb Omnibus by Harold Lamb
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This specially-priced set includes all ten books in Series 5 of The Argosy Library:
- Eric of the Strong Heart by Victor Rousseau
- Murder on the High Seas and The Diamond Bullet: The Complete Cases of Gillian Hazeltine by George F. Worts
- A Columbus of Space and The Moon Metal: The Garrett P. Serviss Omnibus, Volume 1 by Garrett P. Serviss
- The Woman of the Pyramid and Other Tales: The Perley Poore Sheehan Omnibus, Volume 1 by Perley Poore Sheehan
- The Black Tide: The Complete Adventures of Bellow Bill Williams, Volume 1 by Ralph R. Perry
- The Nine Red Gods Decide: The Complete Adventures of Cordie, Soldier of Fortune, Volume 2 by W. Wirt
- A Grave Must Be Deep! by Theodore Roscoe
- The American by Max Brand
- The Complete Adventures of Koyala, Volume 1 by John Charles Beecham
- The Cult Murders by Alan Forsyth
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