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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!


David Goodis, STREET OF NO RETURN, high-grade

New York: Fawcett Gold Medal, 1954. 1st edition, in wraps. Classic Goodis yarn about power, pain, and redemption in urban setting. A Gold Medal original, cover by Barye Phillips. Made into a memorable if eccentric 1989 movie by Sam Fuller. Condition: Has just a hint of a reader’s crease along the spine joint, off-white to […]

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Curt Siodmak, RIDERS TO THE STARS, 1954, signed

New York: Ballantine Books, 1953. 1st edition, in wraps. Signed by Siodmak on title page. Novelization of his 1953 screenplay for Ivan Tors-produced SF film. Condition: Fine. Clean, tight, square copy, obviously unread. Would grade higher but for slight bumping to bottom corner of back cover. Still an outstanding book, especially as signed by author. […]

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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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UNKNOWN, Feb. 1940, L. Ron Hubbard, Edd Cartier cvr

Pretty nice copy of this excellent issue of John W. Campbell’s classic fantasy pulp. Featuring L. Ron Hubbard’s novel “Death’s Deputy,” one of his best works along these lines. Evocative cover by Edd Cartier, who also contributes interior illos. Condition: a solid Very Good. Front cover is clean but for tiny chip on right side […]

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AVON FANTASY READER #2, high grade, top lineup

Number 2, 1947. The second issue of this Avon-published digest edited by Donald A. Wollheim is tougher to find than the first, especially in this condition. Pulp writers represented herein with reprint tales include Robert E. Howard, Robert W. Chambers (with a story from The King in Yellow), Guy Endore, David H. Keller, S. Fowler […]

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AVON FANTASY READER #6, all-star author lineup, GGA cover, high grade

Number 6, 1948. Arguably the finest editorial package in this digest’s 18-issue history. With contributions by H. P. Lovecraft, A. Merritt, Jack Williamson, David H. Keller (his classic “The Thing in the Cellar”), Edmond Hamilton, Henry S. Whitehead, Thorp McClusky, and others. Condition: Very Fine, with off-white to very lightly yellowed text block. Fairly common, […]

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AVON FANTASY READER #10, high grade with GGA cover

Number 10, 1949. Another first-rate issue of this Donald A. Wollheim-edited digest reprinting great fantasy and SF stories from the pulps. In addition to Robert E. Howard’s Conan yarn “A Witch Shall Be Born,” there’s H. P. Lovecraft’s “The Statement of Randolph Carter” and other meritorious contributions, including a 1942 tale by Wollheim himself. Condition: […]

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AVON FANTASY READER #11, high grade with GGA cover

Number 11, 1949. One of the three or four best issues of this title, with reprinted pulp yarns by Ray Bradbury, Seabury Quinn, Nelson Bond, T.S. Stribling, Robert “Doc” Lowndes, and others. Superb GGA cover. Condition: Erasure of pencilled date visible on “F” in logo, otherwise Very Fine with off-white paper. Fairly common issue, but […]

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AVON FANTASY READER #15, high grade, GGA cover

Number 15, 1951. Reprint stories by fantasy and science-fiction greats, including Stanley G. Weinbaum. Outstanding cover with Good Girl and BEM. Condition: Very Fine Minus. Clean, tight, glossy with very lightly yellowed text block. Copies of this digest are fairly common, but not in this condition. PRICE INCLUDES SHIPPING AND HANDLING TO DOMESTIC U. S. […]

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