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Argosy (The Complete Man's Magazine) (continued)

Argosy (The Complete Man's Magazine) Mar 1952 (Vol 334 #3)  Gallery entry 26Apr2005
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    Popular 112 pages (bedsheet)
    Cover by Bob Kuhn (signed)

    Complete in this issue
  • Till Death Do Us Part by James A. Kirch
  • The Moonshine Bell by James Atlee Phillips
  • Bugeye's Secret Weapon by Bill Brownell
  • The One Big Punch by Harry Olive
  • The Black Stallion by Justice William O. Douglas -- Peter Hurd illustration
  • Court of Last Resort (article) by Erle Stanley Gardner -- An Orchid for Gladys
  • On the Fire (cooking) by Jim Beard

• Special Fishing Issue -- Argosy's Annual Fishing Roundup • Plus articles, picture story, features, departments. • Reader ("maybe...a moron") disagrees with Marion Hargrove's assessment of An American in Paris movie. Another complains of Beard's directions for slow steaming of lobsters (editors say "experts" report lobsters don't feel pain). • Argonotes gives photo and interesting background on Douglas. • Douglas' fictional story is listed under articles. • Full page ad for Viva Zapata! with Marlon Brando

Condition: FRONT COVER: 1/2 inch top separation, 1 inch bottom separation; BACK COVER: staple punctures, 3/8 inch top and 1/8 inch bottom separation; SPINE: top 1/2 inch and bottom 1/8 inch missing, tear 7/8 inch from bottom; PAGES supple, white/off-white/light tan.


Argosy (The Complete Man's Magazine) Apr 1952 (Vol 334 #4)  Gallery entry 1May2005
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    Popular 112 pages (magazine)
    Cover by Frank McCarthy
    Inside front cover ad for Johnson Sea-Horses (outboard motors), endorsed by Gary Cooper

    Complete in this issue
  • Terror in the Night by H. Frank, Jr. and Irving Dover -- Walter Baumhofer illustration
  • Fury at Irishman's Lake by Scott Young
  • Blood Money by Van Cort
  • Red Road to Lhasa by Hal G. Evarts
  • The Admiral's Barge by Vincent McHugh
  • Court of Last Resort: Where is the Missing Witness? by Harry Henderson
  • On the Fire (cooking) by Jim Beard -- cooking the fish you catch

• Plus articles, picture stories, features, departments.

Condition: Nearly like new, staple stress; PAGES supple, white/off-white/tan.


Argosy (The Complete Man's Magazine) May 1952 (Vol 334 #5)  Gallery entry 16Jun2005
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    Popular 112 pages (magazine)
    Cover by Walter M. Baumhofer (signed) for Those Log-Driving Bear Cats

    Complete in this issue
  • Quick and the Cat by Robert Easton -- Baumhofer illustration
  • Hazard in Ohio (novelette) by Merle Constiner
  • Fast Break by James Atlee Philips
  • Devil's Henchman by Will Jenkins (aka Murray Leinster)
  • Pirate's Gantlet by Robert Clurman
  • Court of Last Resort: Trail of the Frightened Witness (article) by Harry Henderson
  • On the Fire (cooking) by Jim Beard -- shrimp

• 1/3 page ad for Lucky Tiger 3-Purpose Hair Tonic endorsed by NY Yankee Hank Bauer

Condition: Slight warping, moderate foxing around edges, top staining; BACK COVER: staple stress; PAGES supple, white/off-white/tan.


Argosy (The Complete Man's Magazine) Jul 1952 (Vol 334 #1)  Gallery entry 8Jun2005
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    Popular 104 pages (magazine)
    Cover by Fred Freeman for Duel in the Sea

    Complete in this issue
  • Duel in the Sea by John Kruse
  • Breath of Life by Sherry Mangan
  • Torazo by Robert L. Trimnell
  • Coondog's War by William Fuller
  • High Conquest (novelette) by John Dunkel
  • Court of Last Resort: Court Finds Missing Girl (article) by Tom Smith
  • A Short Guide to Tall Drinks (feature) by Jim Beard
  • Home Workshop: Easy Way to Make a Walk (department) by Walter Ian Fischman
  • The Amazing Eyes of Kuda Bux (article) by Roald Dahl
  • Main Currents in American Cheesecake (picture feature) by Marion Hargrove -- Marilyn Monroe, others.

• Plus articles, picture features, features, departments. • 1/3 page ad for Lucky Tiger 3-Purpose Hair Tonic endorsed by NY Yankee Hank Bauer.

Condition: Staple stress, light edgewear (tiny chips); FRONT COVER: address label; BACK COVER: 1 inch bottom separation; SPINE: bottom 3/8 inch missing, top tip wear; PAGES supple, off-white/tan.


Argosy (The Complete Man's Magazine) Sep 1952 (Vol 335 #3)  Gallery entry 30Apr2005
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    Popular 112 pages (magazine)
    Cover by Fred Freeman for Action at Bougainville

    Complete in this issue
  • Throttle Shy by Frank Harvey -- great Brendan Lynch illustration
  • The Red MacDonald by Walter O'Meara
  • Maverick in the Bunkhouse by Verne Athanas -- Walter Baumhofer illustration
  • Shady Lady by Gene Caesar
  • Strike It Rich by Jon Cleary -- Peter Stevens illustration
  • The Cougar Tasted Blood by Justice William O. Douglas
  • Court of Last Resort: Strange Clue of the Disputed Wrench by Tom Smith
  • On the Fire (cooking) by Jim Beard -- How to make a good cup of coffee
  • Movies Are Better than Ever (cartoon) by Henry Boltinoff

• Plus non-fiction, picture features, features, departments. • Ad for International Correspondence Schools endorsed by Eddie Rickenbacker

Condition: Very light edgewear; FRONT COVER: top left and bottom right corner creases, 1 1/4 inch bottom separation; SPINE: tips worn; PAGES supple, white/off-white, title page bottom torn from spine and wrinkled.


NEW! Argosy (The Complete Man's Magazine) Oct 1952 (Vol 335 #4)  Gallery entry 15Nov2005
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    Popular 112 pages (magazine)
    Cover by Philip Ronfor
    Complete in this issue
  • The Great Whiskey Swindle by Merle Constiner
  • The Ninety-Ninth Bear by Dion Henderson
  • The Ingenuity of Stubby Hammer by Bill Walsh
  • Mutiny Below by Cedric Mentiplay
  • Cargo from Nome by Gordon L. Smith
  • Court of Last Resort (fact) by Erle Stanley Gardner -- Who Really Killed Helen Beavers?
  • On the Fire (food) by Jim Beard -- Venison

Plus nonfiction, features, departments, Annual Hunting Roundup. • One-third page ad for Fitch Ideal Hair Tonic with ViP cartoon. • In Back Talk (letter column), reader chides Singing in the Rain reviewer for ignoring Debbie Reynolds.

Condition: FRONT COVER: 1/2 inch top and bottom separation; BACK COVER: light soiling, spine/staple stress; PAGES supple, white/off-white.


Argosy (The Complete Man's Magazine) Nov 1952 (Vol 335 #5)  Gallery entry 6Mar2005
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    Popular 112 pages (bedsheet)
    Cover by Fred Freeman

    Complete in this issue
  • Maloney's Last Stand by Scott Young
  • Blood on River Street by Owen Cameron -- Walter Baumhofer illustration
  • Hanging's for the Lucky by Jack Schaefer
  • Night Alarm by Ralph Bowker
  • Tightrope by J.L. Bouma
  • Court of Last Resort -- The Strange Murder of Joann Dewey (fact) by Erle Stanley Gardner

• Plus articles, features, departments. • Half-page ad for Marlin firearms endorsed by Philadelphia A's pitchers Alex Kellner and Bobby Shantz. • 1/3 page ad for Fitch Ideal Hair Tonic with ViP (Virgil Partch) cartoon

Condition: Coverless; pages mostly white (slick), yellowed (rough), some stained, many dogeared, first and last loosening.


Argosy (The Complete Man's Magazine) Dec 1952 (Vol 335 #6)  Gallery entry 26Apr2005
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    Popular 112 pages (bedsheet)
    Cover by James Bingham for Mess Sergeants I Have Known
    Back cover ad for The Springs Cotton Mills endorsed by Vivian Blaine of Guys and Dolls
    Inside back cover Lionel Train ad.

    Complete in this issue
  • Throw Him Off the Track by W.R. Burnett -- Baumhofer illustration
  • Souvenir by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. -- McDermott illustration
  • Dangerous Ice by Scott Young
  • Pearl of Price by Cedric Mentiplay
  • The Blind Spot (novelette) by Philip Ketchum
  • Mess Sergeants I Have Known by Marion Hargrove
  • Court of Last Resort by Erle Stanley Gardner -- Murder on the Apache Trail
  • They Found a New World Six Miles Under the Sea (article) by David Perlman -- deep-sea creatures
  • "We Stormed Kilimanjaro" by Bernard Billet -- nice Philip Ronfor illustration

• Plus articles, picture feature, seasonal features ("Argosy's Christmas Roundup"), departments. • Full page ad for book publication of Gardner's Court of Last Resort. • Quarter-page Fitch Ideal Hair Tonic ad with ViP cartoon. • Subscription business reply envelope intact (stuck to ad page).

Condition: Overall light wear (small tears, light edge, corner, and surface creasing), reader's crease (front and back); SPINE: tears, slight tip wear; PAGES: supple, white/light tan, moustaches, glasses, doodling on many faces.


Argosy (The Complete Man's Magazine) Jan 1953 (Vol 336 #1)  Gallery entry 1May2005
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    Popular 96 pages (magazine)
    Cover by Herb Mott

    Complete in this issue
  • Blood in Their Eyes by Harry Sylvester -- Walter Baumhofer illustration (off-register)
  • A Ride with Blackjack by John Wallace
  • Fly a Prayer Home by George W. Morse, Jr.
  • The Perfect Pigeon (novelette) by James A Kirch
  • Court of Last Resort: The Eyes of Texas (article) by Erle Stanley Gardner
  • On the Fire (cooking) by Jim Beard -- Mexican food

• Fitch Ideal Hair Tonic ad with ViP cartoon. • 2/3 page Blackbeard the Pirate movie color ad, Robert Newton.

Condition: Essentially like new, staple stress; PAGES supple, white/off-white.


Argosy (The Complete Man's Magazine) Sep 1953 (Vol 337 #3)  Gallery entry 29Apr2005
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    Popular 104 pages (bedsheet)
    Cover by Walter M. Baumhofer for How You Can Find Gold (feature)

    Complete in this issue
  • Test of a Man by William R. Cox -- Baumhofer illustration
  • How to Make Money in Vermont by Louis David Gelfan
  • Grenade Watch (novelette) by Lowell Barrington -- John McDermott illustration
  • The Trouble with Danger by J.M. Scott
  • Play It Rough by Paul Ernst
  • What Men Can Learn About Women From the New Kinsey Report on Female Sex Behavior (article) by Hannah Lees
  • The 'Gator Wouldn't Say Die (reader experience) by B.F. Reaves, Jr. -- H.R. Van Dongen illustration

• Full page ad for the Science Fiction Book Club • It's News to Men (department) recommends Gunsmoke radio program, Wally Cox record. • Mickey Mantle endorses Marlin Firearms in a half-page ad.

Condition: Crease down center in front; FRONT COVER: top right staining, bottom corners chipped; BACK COVER: top chip, bottom right staining; SPINE: top soiled, bottom 3/8 inch missing; PAGES supple, white/tan.





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