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Argosy (The Largest-Selling Fiction-Fact Magazine for Men) (continued)

Argosy (The Largest-Selling Fiction-Fact Magazine for Men) Mar 1958 (Vol 346 #3)  Gallery entry 8Aug2005
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    Popular 112 pages (magazine)
    Cover by Jack Dumas

    Complete in this issue
  • The Stump Juice Blues by Robert G. Fuller
  • Flight to Chimbu by John Laffin -- Valigursky illustration
  • The Distant Horn by John Walters -- Bob Peak illustration
  • Rebel by Robert Edmond Alter
  • Court of Last Resort: The Court Salutes a Warden (article) by Erle Stanley Gardner
  • I Love You, USA (picture feature) -- actress May Britt

• Plus articles, features, departments.
Condition: FRONT COVER: detached, light edgewear, address label; BACK COVER: light soiling, spine stress, edgewear; PAGES: supple, tan/off-white, darker edges, occasional small tear or blemish.


Argosy (The Largest-Selling Fiction-Fact Magazine for Men) Apr 1958 (Vol 346 #4)  Gallery entry 8Aug2005
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    Popular 112 pages (magazine)
    Cover by Sam Bates

    Complete in this issue
  • The Way of the Hunter by G.C. Edmundson
  • The Last Dive by William Brandon
  • The Day of the Loon by Robert Fontaine
  • Roan Horse by Homer Croy -- McDermott illustration
  • Court of Last Resort: Ellis Fewell -- Last Chance Gamble (article) by Gene Lowall
  • The Big Sellout (article) by Red Smith -- Why the Dodgers moved west
  • Little Mrs. Arsenic (article) by Willie B. Painter with Robert Travers -- (Tom?) McDermott illustrations
  • Killer of the River (picture feature) by Robert Crichton -- Piranhas
  • Boxing's Daffy Decade (picture feature) by Ray Robinson -- The 30's
  • Erskine Caldwell: "This Is Darling Jill..." (picture feature)
  • The Black 13 (article) by Ken "Fronty" Nichols as told to Jack Lewis -- Early Hollywood stuntflyers

• Plus articles, features, departments.
Condition: FRONT COVER: light edgewear, stain and rubbing top left corner, top right corner shallow crease; BACK COVER: light soiling, edgewear, 1/4 inch bottom separation; PAGES: supple, tan/white, darker edges, outer top corner curling and dogearing.


Argosy (The Largest-Selling Fiction-Fact Magazine for Men) Jul 1958 (Vol 347 #1)  Gallery entry 1May2005
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    Popular 112 pages (magazine)
    Photo-cover by Peter Throckmorton for Tiger!
    Back cover ad for Winston, endorsed by Bob Cummings and Ann B. Davis

    Complete in this issue
  • Shot for the Moon (article) by Martin Caidin -- upcoming space program
  • The Man for Tarshish by G.C. Edmondson -- Stanley Meltzoff illustration
  • The Killer at the Window by Norman Daniels
  • War Song by Noel Clad
  • Old for the Star by David Markson
  • Court of Last Resort: Ellis Fewell: Turned Down! (article) by Gene Lowall
  • New Look at an Old Gangster (article) by B.W. Von Block -- Lucky Luciano in exile
  • The Great Deceiver (article) by Donovan Fitzpatrick -- Houdini, McDermott illustrations

• Plus articles, picture features, features, departments.

Condition: Nearly new, staple stress; FRONT COVER: pressure crease at top, causing slight curl in pages; SPINE: middle light soiling; PAGES supple, white/off-white/light tan.


Argosy (The Largest-Selling Fiction-Fact Magazine for Men) Oct 1959 (Vol 349 #4)  Gallery entry 8Jun2005
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    Popular 112 pages (magazine)
    Photo-cover by Melville Holden
    Inside front cover ad for Kentucky Club Pipe Tobaccos endorsed by Gregory Peck (soon to be seen in "On the Beach")

    Complete in this issue
  • The Price of Perkinsville by Willard Temple
  • Act of Honor by George P. Morrill -- Ed Valigursky illustration
  • The Face of Murder by Jack Dillon
  • Crazy Carry, the Party Pooper (article) by Dale Shaw -- Carry Nation
  • Ingo -- Playboy Champ (article) by Al Silverman -- Ingemar Johansson, heavyweight champ
  • Train Your Dog Yourself (article) by Richard A. Wolters

• Full page ad for The FBI Story movie starring James Stewart • Third-page ad for Mennen Bath Talc endorsed by Whitey Ford • Third-page ad for Prince Albert Tobacco endorsed by Ray Price • In Memoriam announcement for Raymond C. Schindler, instrumental in the launching of Court of Last Resort

Condition: Spine stress, light surface creasing; SPINE: top 3/8 inch missing, some lettering on back cover; PAGES supple, white/light tan.


Argosy (The Largest-Selling Fiction-Fact Magazine for Men) Aug 1960 (Vol 351 #2)  Gallery entry 8Aug2005
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    Popular 112 pages (magazine)
    Cover by John McDermott

    Complete in this issue
  • The Day the Statue Goofed by Robert G. Fuller -- McDermott illustration
  • Bomb Aboard! by Frank Harvey
  • The Sure Thing by Hugh Pentecost
  • Hunting: "Things Are Tough All Over" by Pete Kuhlhoff -- Yogi Bear illustrations

• Plus articles, features, departments. • Full page ad for The Lost World film with Michael Rennie, Jill St. John, David Hedison, Claude Rains, Fernando Lamas.
Condition: Light edgewear, soiling; FROLNT COVER: 1/2 inch top separation; SPINE: bottom 1 1/4 inch missing; PAGES supple, tan/off-white.




Argosy (The New Golden Argosy)

NEW! Argosy (The New Golden Argosy) Jul 1961 (Vol 353 #1)  Gallery entry 15Nov2005
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    Popular 144 pages (magazine)
    Photo-cover by Bruce Pendleton
    Complete in this issue
  • Terror Satellite by Frank Harvey -- Paul Lehr illustration
  • The Hessian by William Heuman -- Lou Glanzman illustration
  • Jenny by Nature (book condensation) by Erskine Caldwell
  • "Sure I've Knocked Down Batters!" (article) by Early Wynn as told to Dick Schaap
  • Abe Lincoln's Air Force (article) by Douglas J. Ingells -- gas-filled spying balloons
  • Down to the Sea in Shapes (picture feature) by Jack Zanger -- 18th and 19th century ship figureheads
  • The Full Life of Joe E. Lewis (article) by Earl Wilson
  • Jackie Gleason & Willie Mosconi Ask: Whatever Happened to Pool? (article) by Phil Santora
  • Out on a Limerick (humor) by Bennett Cerf

Plus articles, features, Man of the House section. • Photo of Harpo Marx with Lou Glanzman painting and the artist in Argonotes.

Condition: FRONT COVER: address label remnant, light surface wear, 1/2 inch top separation; SPINE: tip wear; PAGES offwhite and original yellow textured section.




Blue Book
With Adventure and Argosy, one of the big three long-running genre-spanning fiction pulps. Converted to a men's slick (as Bluebook) in 1952.
NEW! Blue Book Jul 1933 (Vol 57 #3)  Gallery entry 15Nov2005
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    McCall 160 pages (7x10")
    Cover by Joseph Chenoweth
    Complete in this issue
  • The Man Who Was 63,000 Years Old by Jay Lucas
  • The Shadow of the Wind by Sidney Herschel Small -- Briggs illustrations
  • Man Killer by William J. Makin
  • A Thief in Hand by M. Bowman Howell
  • Deep Sea Detective by Clarence Herbert New
  • Jail-house Jeopardy by Arthur K. Akers
  • Tracks by Harold Channing Wire
  • Big Jim vs. Paul Bunyan by Ben Newcomer
  • Gods Guard the Brave (novelette) by H. Bedford-Jones
    Serials
  • There's Murder in the Air by Roy Chanslor -- Franke illustrations
  • Red Terror by S. Andrew Wood -- Franke illustrations

Plus Prize Stories of Real Experience

Condition: Light edgewear; FRONT COVER: moderate surface wear (creases, indentations), year written inside second "O" of title; BACK COVER: light soiling; SPINE: light wrinkling, tip wear; PAGES supple, tan, closed edges spotted.


Blue Book Jan 1934 (Vol 58 #3)  Gallery entry 15Dec2004
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    McCall 160 pages
    Cover by J.C. Chenoweth for Wildcat.

    Complete in this issue
  • Wildcat by Rollin Brown
  • Happy Ending by Kenneth Gilbert
  • The Bride of Arabia by James Francis Dwyer
  • Lion at Large by Arthur K. Akers
  • The Fires of Hell by Percival Christopher Wren
  • Christmas at Caribou Landing by Reginald Barker
  • Sun on the Pacific by Beatrice Grimshaw
  • The Evendean Affair by Clarence Herbert New
  • Ruffle of Drums by George D'Esparbes
  • ...and Prize Stories of Real Experience (by various)
    Serials
  • After Worlds Collide (>1/>2) by Edwin Balmer and Philip Wylie

• After Worlds Collide is the sequel to the previous year's When Worlds Collide. The illustrations by Franke are excellent (somewhat Schneemanesque).

Condition: FINE, light wear at edges, corners; scratching and creasing at mid-top front cover; back cover light soiling, pencil price top left corner; pages supple, slightly browning at edges, frontmost chipped a little at bottom.


Blue Book Jun 1934 (Vol 59 #2)  Gallery entry 4Feb2005
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    McCall 144 pages (7x10")
    Cover by Henry Soulen (signed)

    Complete in this issue
  • The Frog of Moscow (novelette) by Samuel Andrew Wood
  • The Day of the Dragon (novelette) by Guy Endore
  • Men Can Beat the Sea by William Outerson
  • The Bells of Itchicalli by Conrad Richter
  • Hey, Rube! by Harold Burr
  • Keep Out of Banks by Arthur K. Akers
  • The Radio Patrol by James Perley Hughes
  • The Tool Dresser by Frank Knox Hockman
    Serials
  • The Trouble with My Double by Horatio Winslow
  • Murder Island by Leland Jamieson

• Plus Prize Stories of Real Experience

Condition: Light edgewear; front: reader's crease; back: soiled; spine: top worn, chipped, bottom 1/2 inch missing; pages supple, light tan, 1 inch tear top left pgs 1-54, traces to pg 118.


Blue Book Jul 1934 (Vol 59 #3)  Gallery entry 4Feb2005
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    McCall 144 pages (7x10")
    Cover by Joseph Chenoweth

    Complete in this issue
  • The Treasure of Hanging House (novel) by Harold Channing Wire
  • So Long, Sawbones! by Roy Chanslor
  • The Eagle of Essling by Georges D'Esparbes
  • Assassin's Target by Richard Howells Watkins
  • Mr. Whimple Strikes Hard by William C. Ford
  • Prize Cargo by George Allan England
  • The Elephant Man by WIlliam J. Makin
  • Bugwine Goes to the Dogs by Arthur K. Akers
    Serials
  • The Trouble with My Double by Horatio Winslow
  • Murder Island (conclusion) by Leland Jamieson

• Plus Prize Stories of Real Experience • Illustrators include Austin Briggs, V.E. Pyles.

Condition: Light edge and corner wear; wear at spine tips; back: light soiling; pages supple, yellowish.





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