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Argosy "Issued Weekly"

Argosy "Issued Weekly" May 15, 1920 (Vol 121 #1)  Gallery entry 23Dec2004
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    Munsey 144 pages
    Cover by (uncredited) for The House of Fraud

    Complete in this issue
  • Ten Minutes Tool Long (novelette) by Frank Blighton
  • Covered Up by William Merriam Rouse
  • Twenty Miles to Millville by Samuel G. Camp
  • The Dagger by Grace Lovell Bryan
    Serials
  • The House of Fraud (1/5) by Jack Bechdolt
  • A Nurse Named Allenby (3/4) by Betram Lebhar
  • Lonesomeness (4/6) by George Washington Ogden
  • That Kind of a Man (2/2) by Kenneth MacNichol

Condition: Heavy edgewear; pages supple but dark with dirtyish edges; writing ("Sargent"?) under "Issued Weekly"; top and bottom 1/2 inch of spine missing.




Argosy All-Story Weekly

Argosy All-Story Weekly Jul 31, 1920 (Vol 123 #4)  Gallery entry 27Apr2005
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    Munsey 192 pages (513-704) (plus 4-page front advertising sections) (7x10")
    Cover by Lawrence Herndon for Bing, Bang, Boom!

    Serials
  • Bing, Bang, Boom! (1/5) by Raymond Leslie Goldman
  • How Many Cards? (2/7) by Isabel Ostrander
  • Beware of the Bride (3/6) by Edgar Franklin
  • Pride of Tyson (5/6) by John Frederick
  • The Progress of J. Bunyan (conclusion, 4/4) by Stephen Chalmers
  • Moors End (conclusion, 4/4) by Jeannette I. Helm
    Complete in this issue
  • So Ends the Day (novelette) by J. Allan Dunn
  • McMaster's Folly by Henry Leverage
  • Deadwood by John D. Swain
  • Teach: Pirate De Luxe by C.J. Cutcliffe Hyne -- XI The Doctor
  • Gotham's Wife by Kenneth Perkins
  • Pink Threebaggers by James W. Egan
  • A Slight Service by Wallace W. Sloane
  • The Last Dance by Courtenay Savage
  • The Red Fiddle by Agnes Mary Brownell

• Next week The Metal Monster by A. Merritt • Inside front cover ad for Heinz Oven Baked Beans

Condition: Light/moderate edgewear; FRONT COVER: 2 inches top and 1 inch bottom separation, glued to 1st page; SPINE: tip wear; PAGES supple, tan, some flaking, some overinked.


Argosy All-Story Weekly Jul 9, 1921 (Vol 135 #3)  Gallery entry 6Jan2005
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    Munsey 144 pages (289-432) (7x10")
    Cover by Fisk (signed) for Clouded Clues

    Serials
  • Clouded Clues (novelette, 1/2) by Reese James
  • So This Is Arizona (2/6) by C.C. Waddell & Marie B. Schrader
  • A Self-Made Thief (3/6) by Hulbert Footner
  • The One Way Street (4/4) by Jack Bechdolt
  • Whatever She Wants (5/5) by Edgar Franklin
  • The Man-Hater (6/7) by George Allan England
    Complete in this issue
  • What Is and What Ain't by William Slavens McNutt
  • The Telephone Spook by Garrett Smith
  • Silver Fox by Lyon Mearson
  • A Perfect Man by Samuel G. Camp
  • The Loon Call by Courtenay Savage

Condition: Heavy edge and spine wear; back cover soiling; 2/3 inch at top of spine and 1/2 inch bottom of spine missing; back cover soiling, chip near mid-top edge; pages dark but mostly supple, light flaking.


Argosy All-Story Weekly Dec 3, 1921 (Vol 138 #6)  Gallery entry 14Mar2005
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    Munsey 160 pages (785 - 944) (plus 12-page front and 8-page back advertising sections) (7x10")
    Cover by Stockton Mulford (signed) for The Wreck

    Serials
  • The Wreck (1/6) by E.J. Rath
  • Gipsy Heels (2/5) by George Noble
  • Stay Home (3/5) by Edgar Franklin
  • Folly's Harvest (4/4) by Elizabeth York Miller
  • The Super-Swing (6/7) by David Fox
  • Out of the North (novelette, 2/2) by Stephen Allen Reynolds
    Complete in this issue
  • Malfero Wins His Last Bet by Edgar Daniel Kramer
  • The Great Silencer by Bernard V. Murphy
  • Filmflam by Jack Whitman -- note title pun
  • That's Why by Helen A. Holden
  • Josh Stebbins -- Blackbinder by A.D. Temple
  • The Way Out by Appleton Wayne

• Full-page ad for Encyclopaedia Britannica.

Condition: Light edge and corner wear (small tears, creases); FRONT COVER: small chip bottom left corner, writing over "SY" of title; BACK COVER: edges light staining; SPINE: top 3/8 inch missing, bottom tip wear; PAGES: supple, yellow/light tan, light stains at top.


Argosy All-Story Weekly Dec 10, 1921 (Vol 139 #1)  Gallery entry 6Mar2005
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    Munsey 160 pages (plus 8-page front, 4-page back advertising sections) (7x10")
    Cover by Monanan (?) for Black Jack.

    Serials
  • Black Jack (1/6) by Max Brand
  • The Wreck (2/6) by E.J. Rath
  • Gipsy Heels (3/5) by George Noble
  • Stay Home (4/5) by Edgar Franklin
  • The Super-Swing (conclusion, 7/7) by David Fox
    Complete in this issue
  • Tracks ("long complete" story) by Hal G. Evarts
  • The Flaw ("long complete" story) by Eugene P. Lyle, Jr.
  • In Business for Himself by John Holden
  • Seas of Misunderstanding by Ray Cummings
  • The Quitter They Couldn't Stop by Samuel G. Camp
  • Blue Eyes and Blue Imps by Edwin G. Wood
  • Mahatma Magic by Burton Harcourt
  • A Book and Its Cover by Howard Rockey
  • Wind Along the Waste by Lyon Mearson

Condition: front cover: light edge wear, name written under red band; spine: light wear, some tears; back cover: light edgewear (heavy at left edge), soiling, staining; pages supple, light, name written on page 1, occasional stains.


Argosy All-Story Weekly Jan 7, 1922 (Vol 139 #5)  Gallery entry 18Feb2005
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    Munsey 160 pages (641-800) (plus 8-page advertising sections, front and back) (7x10")
    Cover by (uncredited) for Doubles and Quits

    Complete in this issue
  • Varney o' the Vulture (novelette) by C. Sharpe
  • Especially Engaged by Louis Weadock
  • Captain Kidd's Daughter by Howard Rockey
  • Moose Fever by Frank A. Halverson
  • Hither and Yon by Rebecca T. Hodges
  • Fenwick "Shoots" Trouble by George J. Brenn
    Serials
  • Doubles and Quits (1/7) by Elizabeth York Miller
  • The Green Stain (2/5) by Carolyn Wells
  • Where All Trails End (4/6) by Theodore Goodridge Roberts
  • Black Jack (5/6) by Max Brand
  • The Wreck (conclusion, 6/6) by E.J. Rath

Condition: Substantial edgewear; front cover: light rubbing at top; back cover: staining at top, soiling; spine: top 1/2 inch missing, bottom tip worn; pages supple, tan, some stained at top.


Argosy All-Story Weekly Jan 14, 1922 (Vol 139 #6)  Gallery entry 4Feb2005
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    Munsey 160 pages (801-960) (plus 8-page in front, 4-page in back advertising sections) (7x10")
    Cover by Monahan (signed) for The Blood-Call

    Complete in this issue
  • Wuggles Paints the Town (novelette) by Freeman Putney, Jr.
  • A Flash of Lightning by Rex Parson
  • Four Bits Worth of Happiness by Jack Whitman
  • The Right Number by Douglas Grahame
  • Outside of Reel Life by John Wilstach
  • The Overcoat Drive by Freeman Harrison
  • Go-Go by Ernest L. Thurston
  • Alias the Phantom by Frederic C. Davis
    Serials
  • The Blood-Call (1/4) by Kenneth Perkins
  • Doubles and Quits (2/7) by Elizabeth York Miller
  • The Green Stain (3/5) by Carolyn Wells
  • Where All Trails End (5/6) by Theodore Goodridge Roberts
  • Black Jack (conclusion, 6/6) by Max Brand

Condition: Moderate edgewear; front: top corner creasing, 2 inch top and 1 1/4 inch bottom separation; back: 2 inch top and 1 inch bottom separation, stain at top reaching back through most of the book; spine wear, missing 1 1/4 inch at top, 3/4 inch at bottom; pages supple, light tan, browning at top.


Argosy All-Story Weekly Feb 11, 1922 (Vol 140 #4)  Gallery entry 4Feb2005
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    Munsey 160 pages (481-640) (plus 8-page in front, 4-page in back advertising sections) (7x10")
    Cover by Fisk (signed) for From Six to Six

    Complete in this issue
  • The Chorus Kid (novelette) by Howard Rockey
  • Carrying Sail (Long complete story) by George M.A. Cain
  • The Man Who Looked Upward by George J. Brenn -- a "Telephone Detective" story
  • Reverse English by Hugh Addison
  • Lunch at Mason's by Neil Moran
  • The Reversion of Mr. Hopper by Rene Riviere
    Serials
  • From Six to Six (1/4) by W. Bert Foster
  • Two-Gun Sue (2/6) by Douglas Grant
  • The Bandit of Batakaland (3/5) by Victor Rousseau
  • Fortune Unawares (conclusion, 4/4) by J. Allan Dunn
  • Doubles and Quits (6/7) by Elizabeth York Miller

• Full-page ad for Victor Record Catalog from Victrola. • TOC announces Chessmen of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs, beginning next week

Condition: Heavy edgewear; back: soiling; spine: top 3/4 inch bottom 1/2 inch missing; pages supple, light tan.


Argosy All-Story Weekly Apr 29, 1922 (Vol 142 #3)  Gallery entry 23Feb2005
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    Munsey 160 pages (321-480) (plus 8-page advertising section in front and 4-page advertising section in back) (7x10")
    Cover by Modest Stein (signed) for The Fear-Sway
    Inside front cover ad for Colt's Fire Arms
    Back cover ad for Chesterfield with nice art

    Serials
  • The Fear-Sway (1/5) by Kenneth Perkins
  • East is East (2/4) by T.S. Stribling
  • The Garden of Eden (3/6) by Max Brand
  • The Lady in Blue (4/5) by Augusta Groner and Grace Isabel Colbron
  • South of Fifty-Three (conclusion, 6/6) by Jack Bechdolt
  • A Helper for Silent Simpson (novelette) by Charles Wesley Sanders
  • Beasts by L. Patrick Greene
  • Amateur Night at Panther Peak by James W. Egan
  • The Woman in the Next Room by T.F.T. West
  • Gay and Devilish by Charles Augustine Logue
  • 3-38-22 by Harry Adler

Condition: Writing ("Hardy W. Coombs") at bottom front cover, top inside front cover, top first page (321); spine: 5/8 inch top front separation, 1/4 inch top back separation, 1/2 inch bottom front separation, 1 inch bottom back separation; front cover: right edge worn with inkstains in middle; back cover: heavy top and right edgewear, 1 1/2 inch torn-out piece at bottom right; pages supple, light, with stained edges.


Argosy All-Story Weekly Sep 16, 1922 (Vol 145 #5)  Gallery entry 18Feb2005
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    Munsey 160 pages (641-800) (plus 8-page advertising sections, front and back) (7x10")
    Cover by Modest Stein (signed) for Magnificent Folly

    Serials
  • Magnificent Folly (1/5) by Olive McClintic Johnson
  • Devil Marked (2/3) by H. Bedford-Jones and E.L. Sabin
  • Out of the Silent North (3/5) by Harry Sinclair Drago
  • The Sign of the Serpent (4/7) by John Goodwin
  • The Beloved Brute (conclusion, 6/6) by Kenneth Perkins
    Complete in this issue
  • The Hole in the Wall (novelette) by Edmund Thrice
  • The Waving Girl by Paul Severance
  • Whango! by John Dudley Phelps
  • Women Have to Be Shown by Leslie Ramon
  • Secret Yearnings by Edward M. Thierry
  • The End of the Feud by Royce Brier
  • The Customer in Sport (Izzy Kaplan's Kolumn)

• Inside back cover ad for Colt's Fire Arms • Plus miscellaneous and poetry.

Condition: Moderate edgewear; back cover: soiling; spine: wear at bottom tip; pages supple, browned edges, most dirty at top with some staining.





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