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Blue Book Apr 1938 (Vol 66 #6)  Gallery entry 25Apr2005
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    McCall 144 pages (7x10")
    Cover by Herbert Morton Stoops for De Yar of Jubilo
    Inside front cover Who's Who in Blue Book highlights illustrators including Austin Briggs self-portrait

    Complete in this issue
  • The Treasure of Abdul the Damned by William Makin -- Briggs illustrations
  • Warriors in Exile by H. Bedford-Jones -- XI The Crime of the Legion
  • This Fighter Was Different by Fulton Grant
  • The Break's Tonight by Gordon Keyne -- Strange Escapes III
  • Ships and Men by H. Bedford-Jones and Captain L.B. Williams -- XVI Good Night to All the World
  • Roving Patrol by Robert R. Mill
  • De Yar of Jubilo (novelette) by Carl M. Chapin
    Serials
  • Kioga of the Unknown Land (novel) by William Chester
  • A Price on His Head (novel) by William MacLeod Raine

• Plus Prize Stories of Real Experience

Condition: Light edgewear (creases, tiny tear); FRONT COVER: "X" near mid-spine, surface creases, indentation upper right quadrant; BACK COVER: surface creases; SPINE: light wear; PAGES supple, light with browning edges. occasional small tear, dogear, missing corner.


Blue Book Jul 1938 (Vol 67 #3)  Gallery entry 25Apr2005
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    McCall 144 pages (7x10")
    Cover by Herbert Morton Stoops for Sea Vixen

    Complete in this issue
  • Harbor Hazard by Captain Michael Gallister
  • The Christian Slave by Gordon Keyne -- Strange Escapes VI
  • Hot Metal by Owen Francis
  • Ships and Men by H. Bedford-Jones and Captain L.B. Williams -- XIX We Must Figure on Death
  • Number Three Dog by William Byron Mowery -- Briggs illustrations
  • The Box Canon Mystery by Kenneth Perkins
  • Warriors in Exile by H. Bedford-Jones -- XIV The King's Pipe
  • Sea Vixen by Bill Adams
  • Murder Comes to Buttonville (novelette) by Fulton Grant
    Serials
  • Kioga of the Unknown Land by William Chester

• Plus Prize Stories of Real Experience • Bedford-Jones photo in Frederick Palmer Academy of Creative Writing ad

Condition: Lightest edgewear; FRONT COVER: 1/4 inch bottom separation, reader's crease; BACK COVER: light soiling, shallow surface creases; PAGES supple, light, slight dogearing, date written top right corner 1st page.


Blue Book Oct 1940 (Vol 71 #6)  Gallery entry 28May2005
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    McCall 192 pages (7x10")
    Cover by Herbert Morton Stoops

    Complete in this issue
  • Keeper of the Light (novel) by William Byron Mowery -- Sisley illustrations
  • Port of little Ships (novel) by Andrew Wood
  • The Murder of the Sea Lioness (novel) by Thomas Duncan
  • Bombers for Britain by Leland Jamieson
  • First Woman by H. Bedford-Jones
  • Rule of Thumb by Ralph Condon
  • All the Angles by Francis Cockrell -- Chickering illustrations
  • The Milky Way by Robert R. Mill -- Chickering illustrations
    Serials
  • Gold Ahoy! by Gordon Keyne
  • When the Devil Drives by Dornford Yates -- Briggs illustrations

• Plus Prize Stories of Real Experience

Condition: Light edgewear (creases, tiny tears); FRONT COVER: writing under title band; BACK COVER: light soiling; SPINE: printing off-register; PAGES supple, tan, edges darkening.


Blue Book Jan 1942 (Vol 74 #3)  Gallery entry 28Apr2005
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    McCall 144 pages (bedsheet)
    Cover by Herbert Morton Stoops

    Complete in this issue
  • Terror in the Sunlight (novel) by Michael Gallister
  • Beyond the Farthest Star (novel) by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • Hitch-Hike Bride (novel) by Frederick R. Bechdolt
  • Come Out Fighting by Joel Reeve -- Sisley illustrations
  • Special Edition by Robert R. Mill -- Chickering illustrations
  • A Blimp Could Risk It by Maurice Beam
  • I Want to See the Sky by Jacland Marmur
  • The Gate of Mercy by H. Bedford-Jones -- Briggs illustrations
  • Under-Cover Man by Millward Roberts
  • The Stolen Crime by Richard Howells Watkins
  • Careful Guy by William Porter
  • Within the Enemy's Citadel by Clarence Herbert New -- Twice-Told Tales No. 5 (Jun 1915)
  • The Mystery of America's Godfather (feature) by Stefan Zweig -- Columbus vs. Vespucci
    Serials
  • The Princess and the Prophet by Gordon Keyne -- Nostradamus, Mary, Queen of Scots -- Flanagan illustrations

• Plus Special Features, Prize Stories of Real Experience • The Twice-Told Tale is titled Within the Enemy Citadel on its splash page.

Condition: Light edgewear; FRONT COVER: right side long creases, 1/2 inch bottom separation; BACK COVER: top rubbing, creases, scuffs; SPINE: top 1 3/4 inchs torn; PAGES: supple, light tan, top liquid damage (warping), corner wear.


Blue Book Mar 1942 (Vol 74 #5)  Gallery entry 1Jul2005
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    McCall 144 pages (bedsheet)
    Cover by Herbert Morton Stoops

    Complete in this issue
  • A Man Can't Quit (novel) by Samuel Taylor -- nice illustration by Fulton
  • Urgent Message by Frederick Painton -- Briggs illustrations
  • Mark of Cain by Peter B. Kyne
  • Duty Flight, Stand By! by Arch Whitehouse
  • The Affair at Barnacle Cove by Irvin S. Cobb -- Chickering illustrations
  • The Conqueror by Jacland Marmur -- Sisley illustrations
  • Mosquito Fleet by Don Morris -- racial caricatures
  • The Four Bronzes of Confucius by H. Bedford-Jones -- Briggs illustrations
  • Combat Group (novelette) by Georges Surdez
  • Manila Espionage (true story) by Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
    Serials
  • Two Thousand Miles Up (1/3) by Peter Fredericks -- impressive A. Leydenfrost illustrations
  • The Princess and the Prophet (conclusion) by Gordon Keyne

• Plus features, Prize Stories of Real Experience • Small caricature of Irvin S. Cobb by James Montgomery Flagg in inside front cover Who's Who in This Issue

Condition: Covers detached (glue dried); FRONT COVER: writing to left of title, light surface wear, creases at and near spine; BACK COVER: creases near spine, top edge rubbing, top right corner wear; PAGES supple, light, last page bottom corner creased.


Blue Book May 1942 (Vol 75 #1)  Gallery entry 24Apr2005
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    McCall 144 pages (bedsheet)
    Cover by Herbert Morton Stoops

    Complete in this issue
  • Red Moon on the Flores Sea (novel) by Gordon Keyne
  • Murder in the Statehouse (novel) by Thomas Duncan
  • Seven Fathoms Deep! by Frederick Painton -- Briggs illustrations
  • The Knightly Blade by Arch Whitehouse -- Chickering illustrations
  • Fighters are Like That by Joel Reeve -- Sisley illustrations
  • House of the Devil by H. Bedford-Jones -- Briggs illustrations
  • Deputy Trouble by Richard Howells Watkins
  • Ride and Tie by Ray Nafziger -- Sisley illustrations
  • Armed Protection by Harold Channing Wire
  • The King's Archer by Bertram Atkey -- Chickering illustrations
  • The Kidnaped Premier by Agatha Christie -- Hercule Poirot, Twice-told Tale
    Serials
  • The Man Who Forgot Three Years by John T. McIntyre -- Chickering illustrations
  • Two Thousand Miles Up by Peter Fredericks -- A. Leydenfrost illustrations (exceptional)

• Plus features, Prize Stories of Real Experience

Condition: Light edgewear (creases); FRONT COVER, BACK COVER: light reader's crease; SPINE: top inch torn; PAGES: supple, tan, top right corners missing, dogeared and separating from page.


Blue Book Jun 1942 (Vol 75 #2)  Gallery entry 24Apr2005
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    Blue Book Jun 1942 (Vol 75 #2)
    McCall 144 pages (bedsheet)
    Cover by Herbert Morton Stoops
    Inside front cover Who's Who in this issue -- Admiral Richard T. Byrd, Achmed Abdullah

    Complete in this issue
  • The Street of the Crying Woman (novel) by Geoffrey Homes
  • The King of Macassar Strait (novelette) by H. Bedford-Jones
  • The Bowman by Jay Lucas -- Chapman illustrations
  • Pitchin' Downstream by Hugh Wiley -- Sisley illustrations
  • Horse Power by Richard Howells Watkins
  • Bataan Landing by Arch Whitehouse
  • That Mickey! -- and That George by Joel Reeve -- Sisley illustrations
  • Read in the Sand by Achmed Abdullah -- Sisley illustrations
  • Shadows in the Dawn by Frederick Painton -- Briggs illustrations
  • Stolen Dynamite by Robert R. Mill -- Chickering illustrations
  • The Antarctic Angle (fact) by Admiral Richard T. Byrd
  • Hara-Kiri (fact) by Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
    Serials
  • The Man Who Forgot Three Years by John T. McIntyre -- Chickering illustrations

• Plus features, Prize Stories of Real Experience

Condition: Extremely light wear; FRONT COVER: impressions in top left arc of first "O" in title and near mid-right edge; SPINE: lightest tip wear; PAGES: supple, light yellow.


Blue Book Apr 1943 (Vol 76 #6)  Gallery entry 6Mar2005
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    McCall 144 pages (bedsheet)
    Cover by Herbert Morton Stoops.

    Complete in this issue
  • Florida Fling (novel) by Edwin Rutt
  • Barnyard Blitz by Bigelow Neal -- Charles Chickering illustrations
  • Torpedo Attack by Arch Whitehouse
  • Good Luck, Sheriff! by Ray Nafziger
  • A Burma Incident by Granville Church -- Raymond Sisley illustrations
  • The Mystery of John Swift by William Brandon -- Austin Briggs illustrations
  • Miracular and Importulant by Nelson Bond
  • Powder for the General by H. Bedford-Jones
  • Cairo Midnight by Gordon Keyne
  • Hairpin Mechanic by Harden De View
    Serials
  • Rocky Mountain by Robert Ormond Case -- Sisley illustrations
  • Flower of the Frontier by Frederic Bechdolt -- Stoops illustrations

• Plus features, departments.

Condition: Very light edgewear; light corner wear; bottom half of spine worn to the point of separation; pages supple, bright.


Blue Book May 1943 (Vol 77 #1)  Gallery entry 28Apr2005
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    McCall 144 pages (bedsheet)
    Cover by Herbert Morton Stoops
    Inside cover feature Who's Who in This Issue -- Richard Sale bio + photo.

    Complete in this issue
  • Flags of Our Fathers: #10 A Flag Bright with Stars by H. Bedford-Jones
  • Active Duty by Richard Sale
  • Bagdad Madness by Gordon Keyne
  • The Watchdog by William Brandon
  • Quick Bucks by Theodore Pratt -- Briggs illustration
  • Gone to Texas by John Reid Byers -- Sisley illustrations
  • Blossom in the Sand by Kenneth Perkins
  • The Last Retreat by Bigelow Neal
  • Consolation Flight by Arch Whitehouse
  • Mercedita Kindles a Flame by Achmed Abdullah
  • The Shining Mountains by Chandler Whipple
  • Mr. Honey Takes a Flyer in Chivalry by Bertram Atkey -- Chickering illustrations
  • Murder in the Blackout (novel) by F.W. Bronson
  • The King of the Also-Rans by Paul Fitzgerald -- Twice-Told Tale (Oct 1921)
  • Arms and Men in Picture (feature)
    Serials
  • Rocky Mountain by Robert Ormond Case -- Sisley illustrations

• Plus Special Features

Condition: Edgewear (small tears, chips, rubbing, corner creases), impressions (from being tied in a bundle?); FRONT COVER: 3/4 inch top separation, 1 1/4 inch tear at spine, mid-top edge rubbing; BACK COVER: top left corner missing, 1/2 inch top separation, bottom edge rubbing; SPINE: top 1/2 inch missing, bottom 1 1/4 inch separating tears; PAGES: supple, light, top outer corner warped.


Blue Book Feb 1944 (Vol 78 #4)  Gallery entry 18Dec2004
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    McCall 144 pages
    Cover by Herbert Morton Stoops

    Complete in this issue
  • Murder with Incidental Music (novel) by Royal Brown
  • The Flight of the Weed by Cornelius Tilghman
  • The Mulraneys Are Vulnerable by Joel Reeve
  • The Architect of Samos (a counterclockwise story) by H. Bedford-Jones
  • The Mystery of the Missing Hands by William Brandon
  • Ten-Pound Stapleton, Esq. by Sutton Thompson
  • Mine-Sweeping Man by Richard H. Watkins
  • Rise Up, Ye Heathen! by Nelson W. Baker
  • A Dead Man Tells by Gordon Keyne and H. Bedford-Jones
  • Musketeers' Week-end by Kenneth Perkins
    Serials
  • (With) His Back to the Sea by John T. McIntyre
  • From Some Higher Place by Richard G. Hubler





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