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1 (Burroughs, Edgar Rice). McWhorter, George T. THE BURROUGHS BULLETIN, NUMBER 39: SUMMER, 1999
Louisville, KY: The Burroughs Bibliophiles, Inc., 1999. First edition, first printing: staplebound periodical. Magazine. Fine, in stiff color-illustrated wraps. 36 pages, printed throughout on coated stock. Generously illustrated in black-and-white. 
Issue of the ERB fanzine, a quite sophisticated publication, this number features a piece by Irwin Porges on Burroughs's long-lost "first" story, coverage of the Disney adaptation of TARZAN, articles on Tarzan comics (Van Hise), gallery of Mike Cho, more. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2 (Davis, Frederick C.) Steele, Curtis Operator 5: BLOOD REIGN OF THE DICTATOR
(San Diego, California): A Corinth Suspense Novel, (1966). First edition, first printing. Operator 5 Book No. 6. Fine, as as-new, unread copy in illustrated wraps. First book appearance of a story first seen in the OPERATOR #5 pulp in May, 1935. 
"Ursus Young was Absolute Dictator of a State..Then Wrested to Himself All Powers Over the Nation!...Those who dared to oppose the usurper fell one by one beneath the blade of his guillotine!" 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Operator 5: THE ARMY OF THE DEAD, (Davis, Frederick C.)  Steele, Curtis
3 (Davis, Frederick C.) Steele, Curtis Operator 5: THE ARMY OF THE DEAD
(San Diego, California): A Corinth Suspense Novel, (1966). First edition, first printing: paperback original. Operator 5 Book No. 2. Mass market paperback. A fine, as-new copy, in illustrated wraps. The first book appearance. 
Yarn first seen March, 1935 in the pulp OPERATOR #5: AMERICA'S SECRET SERVICE ACE. "Into Death's Temple Jimmy rushed headlong where the archfiend awaited, eager to sacrifice him on the bloody altar of tyranny and resurrect him as a mindless recruit." 
Price: 45.00 USD
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4 (Grey, Zane). Jackson, Carlton ZANE GREY: Revised Edition
Boston: Twayne Publishers, (1989). 0805775439 / 9780805775433 First edition thus. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket that shows some light rubbing and some minor shelf wear. 
A feast for the Grey enthusiast. Critical study of Grey updated from Jackson's 1973 edition. #218 in the Twayne series. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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5 (Hammett, Dashiell). Johnson, Diane DASHIELL HAMMETT: A Life
New York: Random House, (1983). 0394505018 / 9780394505015 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Upper corner tips lightly bumped, else a fine copy in gilt-lettered black cloth shelfback over rust boards; in a lightly age-toned illustrated dust jacket. 
Pioneering Hammett biography by the novelist and screenwriter (LE DIVORCE, THE SHINING), undertaken with the cooperation of Lillian Hellman. 344 pages, including notes, bibliography, index. Illustrated. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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6 (Howard, Robert E.) Gianni, Gary ROBERT E. HOWARD'S BRAN MAK MORN
(Kent, England): Wandering Star, (2000). First edition, first printing: a chapbook original, one of three thousand copies printed. Fine, in staplebound illustrated cardstock wraps. Introduction by Al Williamson. 
Snatches of Howardian verse are sprinkled througout this chapbook of sketches and preliminary drawings produced by Gianni to illustrate Wandering Star's omnibus volume collecting all Howard's tales of the doomed lost race and its tragic warrior king. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7 (Howard, Robert E.) Gianni, Gary, drawings and sketches by ROBERT E. HOWARD'S CONAN OF CIMMERIA
[Kent, England]: Wandering Star, [2003]. First edition, first printing: a chapbook original. Fine, as-new, staplebound within illustrated cardstock wraps. Oblong octavo. 
Gianni's musings about his approach to illustrating the complete CONAN for Wandering Star, with dozens of sketches and working drawings printed in b&w, including a page from an unpublished Conan comic Gianni created in 1973, THE PHOENIX AND THE SWORD. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8 (Howard, Robert E.) Van Hise, James, editor THE FANTASTIC WORLDS OF ROBERT E. HOWARD
(Yucca Valley, California): (James Van Hise), (2001). Second printing. Large format softcover. Very fine in illustrated wraps. Large quarto. Studded with scores of b&w illustrations: reproductions of artwork from pulp and book publications, and new original art inspired by Howard. Full-color jacket art by Steve Firchow. 
A compendious collection of articles and essays about the author of the Conan series; contributions by Van Hise, Rusty Burke, Rick McCollum, and many more. 
Price: 17.95 USD
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9 (Johnson, George Clayton). Nolan, William F.; Fritch, Charles E.; Matcha, Jack, editors GAMMA 1
North Hollywood, CA: Star Press, 1963. Volume One, Number One. SIGNED by the author George Clayton Johnson to the contents/title-page. Digest. Pages toned as usual, else fine, as-new, in pictorial wraps with cover art by Morris Scott Dollens. 
"The Freeway" by George Clayton Johnson (Nolan's collaborator on LOGAN'S RUN), stories by Matheson, Leiber, Beaumont, Bradbury, Ray Russell, van Vogt, Tennessee Williams, Forry Ackerman; plus an interview of Rod Serling, "Crescendo", a poem by Bradbury. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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10 (McNeile, Herman Cyril). Sapper THE RETURN OF BULLDOG DRUMMOND
(London): Hutchinson Library Services, (1975). First edition thus. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in blue composition binding with gilt spine titles; in a lightly rubbed, faintly age-toned, illustrated dust jacket. 
Nifty re-issue of the Bulldog Drummond yarn which first appeared in 1932 from Hodder and Stoughton. Filmed as "Bulldog Drummond's Revenge" by Paramount with John Howard and John Barrymore. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11 (Silverberg, Robert). Jorgenson, Ivar STARHAVEN
New York: Avalon Books, (1958). B0007E9ANM First edition, first printing. In yellow cloth with black spine lettering; dust jacket by Ric Binkley. Hardcover. A near fine example, with very faint foxing to page edges, light use, minor bump to lower rear cover, a hint of soiling; in a very good dust jacket: with spine slightly faded, chip to upper front panel, wear, short creased tear to upper rear panel. 
"Conspiracy on a sanctuary planet for the galaxy's criminals."--Tuck. Originally seen as "Thunder Over Starhaven" in SCIENCE FICTION ADVENTURES for October 1957. Scarce Silverberg published as by house name Jorgenson. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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12 (Woolrich, Cornell). Hopley, George FRIGHT
New York: Popular Library, (1952). First paperback edition. PL #424. Mildly rubbed covers, pages tanning, as usual, nearly fine in wraps. Cover blurb intones, "Here Comes the Bride--to a Killer!" 
Cover art by Rudolph Belarski is a terrific example of the genre: A blue-gowned beauty lies lifeless and staring (with shoulder strap torn and skirt askew revealing the gartered top of her nylons) as a huge, terrified male face engulfs her in crimson. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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13 Anonymous editor ANALOG: The Best of Science Fiction
New York: Galahad Books, [undated]. 088365637X / 9780883656372 First edition thus. Hardcover. Near fine, with the corner tips of a few pages creased, in gilt-lettered blue boards; in a very nearly fine dust jacket. 
32 stories drawn from the legendary mag, from the 1920's to 1970's, with stories by Simak, Laumer, Garrett, Haldeman, Blish and Knight, Bester, del Rey, Clarke, Boucher, Piper, Kornbluth, Fyfe, Asimov, Russell, Schmitz, Harrison, Pohl, more! 621 pages. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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14 Asimov, Isaac and Greenberg, Martin H., edited by ISAAC ASIMOV PRESENTS THE GOLDEN YEARS OF SCIENCE FICTION: Second Series
New York: Bonanza Books, (1983). 0517413671 / 9780517413678 First edition thus. Hardcover. Pages age-toned, as expected, else fine, in maroon boards with gilt spine titling; in a fine, if lightly age-toned, illustrated dust jacket. 
28 short stories and novellas, previously issued as two separate works entitled ISAAC ASIMOV PRESENTS THE GREAT SF STORIES, 3 -- 1941 and ISAAC ASIMOV PRESENTS THE GREAT SF STORIES, 4 -- 1942. Splendid gathering of early magazine sf. 723 pages. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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(Tallahassee, Florida): Naiad Press, 1986. 093004486X / 9780930044862 First edition thus: First Naiad Trade Edition. Mild age-toning to the covers, else fine, in slick, silhouette-illustrated wraps. 
Lesbian novel originally appearing in 1960 from Gold Medal as a PBO. This copy SIGNED by the author to the title-page. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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(New York, NY): Mysterious Press/Warner Books, (1999). 089296670X / 9780892966707 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in bright orange-red boards with yellow spine lettering; in a fine, as-new, illustrated dust jacket. Jacket by Richard Fahey. 
"Superstar Nadia Wentworth reads The Wrath of Kali-Ra, written decades ago by the long-forgotten Valerian Ricardo, and determines to produce a film about the eponymous cruel dominatrix, Queen of Doom...a dead-on sendup of Hollywood and pulp fiction."--PW. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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17 Bedford-Jones, H. SAINT MICHAEL'S GOLD
New York/London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1926. First edition. Hardcover. Hint of wear at the spine ends, else a bright, sharp nearly fine copy in maroon cloth lettered and decorated in gilt; in an illustrated dust jacket with age-darkening to the spine, a tiny chip to spine head and to upper front corner, very light edgewear. 
Lovely copy of the historical adventure tale set in Revolutionary France by the prodigiously prolific fictioneer known as "The King of the Pulps." Map-decorated endpapers. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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18 Bedford-Jones, H. THE SHADOW
New York: The Fiction League, 1930. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Front hinge cracked and partially repaired, staining and soiling to the covers, some shelfwear and fraying at the edges, else a good copy in yellow cloth with titles in blue; lacking the dust jacket. 
"The Shadow--a strange, strong man, a man of evil destiny--who dwelt in that land of romance and adventure, Lower California."--publisher's blurb. Tale of adventure, mystery, and terror by the "King of the Pulps". 
Price: 10.00 USD
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19 Bess & Jodorowsky SON OF THE GUN #3: Flesh and Filth
(Hollywood, CA): Humanoids Publishing, (2001). 1930652534 / 9781930652538 First English language edition, first printing. Translated from the French by Justin Kelly. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in laminated, pictorial boards. Quarto-sized graphic novel. Illustrated in full-color throughout. 
"The darkest, most over-the-top series Humanoids has ever published. Jodorowsky's tale of hit man Juan Solo's ascent from poverty to the Governor's Mansion has come at the cost of his soul. Juan has committed heinous acts that can hardly be imagined." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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New York: Stellar Publishing Corporation, (1930). First edition, first printing: a chapbook original. Science Fiction Series No. 11. Chapbook. Penned checkmark and owner's name to front cover, otherwise virtually as-new, a near fine example, in stiff, stapled wraps. Frontispiece illustration by Ruger. 
Entry in Hugo Gernsback's SF Series, not really a periodical, not quite a book, provides a tantalizing glimpse into early American SF. A Pansy Black tale also appears as SF Series No. 13, but no other titles have been unearthed by Bleiler or Reginald. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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