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Releases from Day 5:
by H. Bedford-Jones; covers by Paul Stahr; illustrations by Arthur Rodman Bowker, Don Hewitt, Robert Sears, Samuel Cahan
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.”
1315 pages | $240 casewrap 3-volume hardcover edition
by W. Wirt; covers by Paul Stahr; introductions by Robert Sampson and Matthew Moring; illustrations by John R. Neill, Roger B. Morrison, Samuel Cahan
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.
Volume 1 collects all of the Jimmie Cordie stories from 1928 and 1933: “He’s a Good Little Guy at That,” “The Major Wanted Him Alive,” “According to My Size and Disposition,” “Private Property,” “The Jewel in the Lotus,” “When Tigers Are Hunting,” “That Fish Thing,” “Right Smack At You!,” “I’m Shootin’ Vely Good,” “The River Lies in Front,” “What Kept You?,” “The Death Spell of Nong Chik,” “The Nine Red Gods Decide,” “He’s My Meat!,” “Jades and Afghans,” “Aztec Treasure,” “War Dragons,” “The Devil’s Tattoo,” and “A Manchu Robin Hood.”
Volume 2 collects all of the Jimmie Cordie stories from 1928 and 1933: “The Face in the Rock,” “Ammunition Up!,” “The White War Lords,” “The Mad Monks,” “The Assassin,” “Thy Son Grows Cold,” “How Do You Spoke a Gun?,” “War Lord of Many Swordsmen,” “Swords Are Out!,” “The City of Japheth,” and “The Guns of the American.”
Also included are all four of W. Wirt’s stories of Norcross, another adventure series from Argosy which was part of the same shared universe as his Jimmie Cordie stories. As well as an all-new introduction which finally—after 95 years—reveals the author behind the mysterious “W. Wirt” pseudonym.
754 pages | $160 casewrap 2-volume hardcover edition
by George F. Worts; cover by Paul Stahr; illustrations by Harry Parkhurst, Samuel Cahan
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.
537 pages | $85 casewrap hardcover edition
by J. Allan Dunn; illustrations by Joseph A. Farren
One of the classic sagas from the pages of Detective Fiction Weekly featuring master criminal The Griffin and his war on America. Written by one of the most colorful authors of pulpdom—J. Allan Dunn—and running for 31 installments, this collects the entire series, uncut, and with all the original images by Joseph A. Farren.
393 pages | $85 casewrap hardcover edition
Releases from Day 4:
by George F. Worts; cover by Paul Stahr; illustrations by Samuel Cahan
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.
316 pages | $24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover
by Frank Aubrey; cover by Lawrence Sterne Stevens
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.
310 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover
by Theodore Roscoe; cover by Emmett Watson
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.
246 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover
by Ralph R. Perry; cover by Paul Stahr; illustrations by Samuel Cahan
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.
326 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover
by W.C. Tuttle; cover by Emmett Watson
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.”
271 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover
by W. Wirt; cover by Paul Stahr; illustrations by John R. Neill and Samuel Cahan
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.”
223 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover
by J.U. Giesy & Junius B. Smith; cover by Robert A. Graef; illustrations by Samuel Cahan
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.
165 pages | $16.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover
by William Gray Beyer; cover by Virgil Finlay; illustrations by Samuel Cahan
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….
203 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover
by Frederick Faust, writing as John Frederick
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.
275 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover
by Jackson Gregory
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.
491 pages | $29.95 softcover | $39.95 hardcover
Releases from Day 3:
by Carroll John Daly; cover by Lejaren Hiller; illustrations by Joseph A. Farren
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.
239 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover
by Hulbert Footner; illustrated by Roger B. Morrison
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.
237 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover
by George F. Worts, writing as Loring Brent; cover by Paul Stahr; illustrated by Roger B. Morrison & John R. Neill
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.
263 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover
by Johnston McCulley; cover by P.J. Monahan
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.
421 pages | $29.95 softcover | $39.95 hardcover
by Ray Cummings; cover by Norman Saunders; illustrated by Roger B. Morrison & Virgil Finlay
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.
418 pages | $29.95 softcover | $39.95 hardcover
by W. Wirt; cover by Paul Stahr; illustrated by Roger B. Morrison & John R. Neill
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.
William Wirt was a prolific writer of two-fisted adventure stories, renowned for his Argosy tales of mercenary Jimmie Cordie. His professional life was shadowy, and he claimed to have worked for the United States Secret Service, as had his father before him. Few today doubt Wirt’s credentials, for the quality and authenticity of his writing has stood the test of time.
211 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover
by Frederick Faust, writing as Max Brand
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.
263 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover
by Theodore Roscoe; cover by C.C. Beall; illustrated by Samuel Cahan
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?
232 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover
by Varick Vanardy; cover by P.J. Monahan
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.
248 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover
by F.V.W. Mason; cover by Paul Stahr; illustrated by Roger B. Morrison & John R. Neill
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.
296 pages | $24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover
Releases from Day 2:
by John Lawrence, writing as Jan Dana; introduction by John Wooley; cover by Walter Baumhofer; illustrations by John Fleming Gould
He was a hardboiled lone-wolf investigator whose real name was never revealed. And he was a true company man, identified only by the name of the business he worked for, with an “Op” tagged at the end. His stories were tough and violent, and while they sometimes revealed him to be indecorous or not particularly heroic, he laid them all out in a straightforward, first-person style. He was, however, not the Continental Op. Credited as the author was the mysterious “Jan Dana,” in reality John Lawrence: a former stockbroker and author of another long-running Dime Detective series, the Marquis of Broadway. Volume 1 collects the first six stories in the series. Includes an all-new introduction by John Wooley.
286 pages | $24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover
by Hank Searls; introduction by Hank Searls; cover by Norman Saunders
Known for his later work as the writer of bestsellers such as Jaws II and for classic TV shows such as The Fugitive, Hank Searls began his career toiling in the pages of Dime Detective and other Popular Publications detective magazines penning tales of P.I. Mike Blair, a Sam Spade-esque detective based in San Francisco. The edition collects all seven Blair stories, along with an introduction by Searls himself.
290 pages | $24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover
by Frederick C. Davis; cover by Rafael DeSoto; illustrations by John Fleming Gould
Meet “Lora Lorne,” the love advice columnist for the Recorder newspaper… in actuality, gruff reporter Bill Brent. Written by Frederick C. Davis, Brent stumbled through 16 stories published between 1941 and 1946 in the pages of Dime Detective, the prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre. Collecting the next four stories in the series, all originally published in 1942–43.
326 pages | $24.95 softcover | $34.95 hardcover
by T.T. Flynn; cover by Walter Baumhofer; illustrated by John Fleming Gould
Written by T.T. Flynn, Valentine Easton is regarded as the top agent for American Intelligence who tackled the dreaded Black Doctor’s espionage threats in 5 stories published between 1932 and 1935 in the pages of Dime Detective, the prestigious crime pulp second only to the legendary Black Mask in its impact on the genre.
444 pages | $29.95 softcover | $39.95 hardcover
by Wyatt Blassingame; illustrated by Amos Sewell
Collected for the first time: in 1937, prolific pulp author Wyatt Blassingame introduced a new series featuring a diminutive, once-blind detective who had learned to hear more keenly that any other human being. This—the John Smith series—was Blassingame’s longest-running and most popular character to see print in the 1930s-40s. Included here are all of the John Smith stories originally published from 1937–38.
239 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover
by Ray Cummings; illustrated by Harry Smilkstein & Monroe Eisenberg
Best known for his groundbreaking science fiction work, author Ray Cummings also dabbled in the detective fiction genre. Writing primary for Popular Publications in the mid-1930s, Cummings was in the right place at the right time to pen a series for Popular’s Detective Tales magazine featuring the rotund, middle-aged investigator Uncle Tubby. Collected for the first time are all ten stories from the series.
207 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover
Releases from Day 1:
by Carroll John Daly, with an introduction by Brooks E. Hefner
Race Williams returns! Originally appearing in the pages of Black Mask magazine, author Carroll John Daly pioneered the hard-boiled detective P.I. story and perfected the genre with his classic character, Race Williams. Apart from the novel-length Race Williams stories, these classic hard-boiled thrillers have rarely been reprinted, if ever.
Volume 6 contains 11 Race Williams stories, all from 1938–41, as Daly closed out his lengthiest period of penning new Race Williams stories for Dime Detective Magazine.
It’s also prefaced by an all-new, scholarly introduction by Professor Brooks E. Hefner of James Madison University. Gangman’s Gallows: The Collected Hard-Boiled Stories of Race Williams Volume 6 continues this most important series published in years on the history of the Hard-Boiled Detective story.
445 pages | $29.95 softcover
by James B. Hendryx, illustrated by Pete Kuhlhoff
Black John Smith, Old Cush, and the rest of the outlaws of Halfaday Creek return in seven more adventures, taken from their original magazine texts, and including all of the original interior illustrations. These original versions have never before been reprinted. Collects seven stories.
286 pages | $19.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover
by H. Bedford-Jones; cover by Aiden Lassell Ripley; illustrations by Arthur Rodman Bowker, J. Allen St. John, and Arthur Schwieder
Amongst the genres in which author H. Bedford-Jones wrote, perhaps his most popular were his stories of pirates, life on the sea, and adventure on the oceans. This monster-sized compendium of four of the “King of the Pulps’” stories of the seas is completely remastered from the original texts and includes all of the original pulp illustrations.
363 pages | $29.95 softcover| $39.95 hardcover
by H. Bedford-Jones
H. Bedford-Jones’ most popular series character returns. John Solomon, the mysterious ship’s chandler, faces off against both a group of Congo soldiers and a fiendish Belgian plot. Continue the story of John Solomon with this next book in the series, complete & uncut from the pages of People’s Magazine. Includes the original illustrations.
176 pages | $16.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover
by H. Bedford-Jones
The “King of the Pulps”—H. Bedford-Jones—pens a story of modern China: a country in the throes of rebirth, where the superstition of magic of other days are sometimes opposed to the chattering machine-gun—where the rigid caste system of the oldest surviving civilization is fighting a losing fight against the newly-found ideal of Western democracy. A classic pulp adventure from early in H. Bedford-Jones’ career.
140 pages | $16.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover
by H. Bedford-Jones; illustrated by Charles Wood and James Ernst
Four men have been marked for death by the vengeful Hindu who earned the name of the Rajah from Hell. A serialized novel by the “King of the Pulps”—H. Bedford-Jones—which includes all of the original pulp illustrations.
145 pages | $16.95 softcover | $29.95 hardcover
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