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Flynn's Detective Fiction

Flynn's Detective Fiction Jan 1944 (Vol 153 #4)  Gallery entry 22Jan2005
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    Popular 98 pages (7x10")
    Cover by (uncredited, Norm Saunders?) for One Must Die!

    Complete in this issue
  • Model for Murder (novel) by Edward Anholt
  • The Lady of Death by Bruno Fischer
  • Midsummer Mayhem (true story) by Charles Boswell
  • One Must Die! by Henry Norton
  • Plus departments Picking Your Own Pocket, Solving Cipher Secrets, The Listening Corner.
  • Illustrated Crimes (picture story) by Lee and Ben Nelson
  • Now You're Cookin', Killer! by C. William Harrison
    Serials
  • The Saint in Trouble (conclusion) by Leslie Charteris

• This magazine previously appeared under the name Detective Fiction Weekly.

Condition: Moderate edgewear; back cover soiling; dark but intact spine; pages supple, dark at edges, but not brittle.




Gamma

Gamma 1963 (Vol 1 #1)  Gallery entry 29Apr2005
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    Star Press 128 pages (digest)
    Cover by Morris Scott Dollens, Moon Takeoff, reproduced on back cover sans type.

    Complete in this issue
  • Mourning Song by Charles Beaumont
  • Crimes Against Passion by Fritz Leiber
  • Time in Thy Flight by Ray Bradbury
  • The Vengeance of Notcris by Tennessee Williams
  • Itself! by A.E. Van Vogt
  • Venus Plus Three (novelette) by Charles E. Fritch
  • A Message from Morj by Ray Russell
  • To Serve the Ship by William F. Nolan
  • The Gamma Interview -- Rod Serling
  • The Freeway by George Clayton Johnson
  • One Night Stand by Herbert A. Simmons
  • As Holy and Enchanted by Kris Neville
  • Shade of Day by John Tomerlin
  • The Girl Who Wasn't There by Forrest J. Ackerman
  • Death in Mexico (poem) by Ray Bradbury
  • Crescendo by Richard Matheson

• All-star first issue dominated by the California sorcery crowd.

Condition: Corner wear (chips, creasing); FRONT COVER: small chips, spine roll, writing on moon; BACK COVER: mid-top edge chip; SPINE: top chip, light wear, bottom 3/4 inch missing w. glue on pages; PAGES supple, yellowed, last few worn in area of back cover chip, some long tears at bottom and corner chipping in back, light dogearing, light liquid damage.




The Golden Argosy

The Golden Argosy SAMPLE COPY Jan 15, 1887 (Vol 5 #7, Whole #215)  Gallery entry 1May2005
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    Munsey 8 pages (tabloid, double-folded)

    Complete in this issue
  • Always in Luck (chs 1-3) by Oliver Optic
  • Bob Burton; or The Young Ranchman of the Missouri (ch 1) by Horatio Alger, Jr.
  • The Camp in the Mountains (ch 1) by Edward S. Ellis
  • George Washington Childs (biography) by R.H. Titherington -- editor of the Philadelphia Public Ledger

Condition: Folded twice more horizontally, once vertically; PAGES supple, light tan, writing bottom page 100, top page 101, browning/stain bottom outer corners pages 98-100, worn through at fold pages 99-100.


The Golden Argosy May 12, 1888 (Vol 6 #24, Whole No. 284)  Gallery entry 14Mar2005
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    Munsey 16 pages (369 - 384) (tabloid)

    Serials
  • Heir to a Million; The Remarkable Experiences of Rafe Dunton (Pt 1, Chs 1-3) by Frank H. Converse
  • The Golden Magnet or, The Treasure Cave of the Incas (Pt 5/13, Chs 14-16) by G.M. Fenn
  • The Casket of Diamonds or, Hope Everton's Inheritance (Pt 7/16, Chs 21-22) by Gayle Winterton
  • Three Thirty Three or, Allan Trent's Trials (Pt 10, Chs 29-31) by Matthew White, Jr.
  • Warren Haviland, the Young Soldier of Fortune (Pt 13, Chs 37-38) by Annie Ashmore
  • A New York Boy or, the Haps and Mishaps of Rufe Rodman (Pt 3, Chs 8-10) by Arthur Lee Putnam
  • Mr. Halgrove's Ward or, Living It Down (conclusion, Pt 15, Ch 44) by Talbot Baines Reed
    Complete in this issue
  • Bait versus Flies (article) by John V. Condit
  • John Griffin Carlisle Speaker of the House of Representatives (article) by R.H. Titherington
  • A Striking Episode by Frank H. Converse
  • Correspondents and Exchanges (department) -- answers to reader (identified by initials and city) queries, and barter offers, respectively.

• Plus filler, poetry. • The Carlisle article deals with an adult concern (the tariff).

Condition: Light edgewear; PAGES: supple, off-white/light tan, outer pages nearly completely separated, occasional stains, spots, dogears.


The Golden Argosy Jun 9, 1888 (Vol 6 #28, Whole No. 288)  Gallery entry 14Mar2005
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    Munsey 16 pages (433 - 448) (tabloid)

    Complete in this issue
  • A Lucky Stroke by John R. Griggs
  • Correspondents and Exchanges (department) -- answers to reader (identified by initials and city) queries, and barter offers, respectively.
  • William R. Morrison Ex Congressman from Illinois and Inter State Commerce Commissioner (article) by Richard H. Titherington
  • Camping Out by George H. Coomer
    Serials
  • The Golden Magnet or, The Treasure Cave of the Incas (Pt 9/13, Chs 26-28) by G.M. Fenn
  • Canoes and How to Build Them (article) (Pt 1) by Stephen Trusty -- with diagrams
  • A New York Boy or, the Haps and Mishaps of Rufe Rodman (Pt 7, Chs 20-22) by Arthur Lee Putnam
  • Three Thirty Three or, Allan Trent's Trials (Pt 14, Chs 41-42) by Matthew White, Jr.
  • The Young Hermit of Lake Minnetonka (Pt 4/17, Chs 11-13) by Oliver Optic
  • The Casket of Diamonds or, Hope Everton's Inheritance (Pt 11/16, Chs 32-34) by Gayle Winterton
  • Heir to a Million; or, The Remarkable Experiences of Rafe Dunton (Pt 5, Chs 14-16) by Frank H. Converse

• Plus correspondence (answers to reader queries), filler, poetry, editorial comments, letters. • The Morrison article deals with an adult concern (the tariff).

Condition: Light edgewear; PAGES: supple, off-white/light tan, outer pages nearly completely separated, occasional tear.


The Golden Argosy Jun 30, 1888 (Vol 6 #31, Whole No. 291)  Gallery entry 14Mar2005
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    Munsey 16 pages (481 - 496) (tabloid)

    Serials
  • The Two Rivals or, the Road to Fame (Pt 1, Chs 1-6) by ?
  • Red Eagle, Chief of the Iroquois (Pt 3/14, Chs 8- 10) by Edward S. Ellis
  • The Young Hermit of Lake Minnetonka (Pt 7/17, Chs 20-22) by Oliver Optic
  • A New York Boy or, the Haps and Mishaps of Rufe Rodman (Pt 10, Chs 29-31) by Arthur Lee Putnam
  • The Casket of Diamonds or, Hope Everton's Inheritance (Pt 14/16, Chs 40-41) by Gayle Winterton
  • Canoes and How to Build Them (article) (conclusion, Pt 4) by Stephen Trusty -- with diagrams
  • Heir to a Million; or, The Remarkable Experiences of Rafe Dunton (Pt 8, Chs 23-24) by Frank H. Converse
  • The Golden Magnet or, The Treasure Cave of the Incas (Pt 12/13, Chs 34-36) by G.M. Fenn
    Complete in this issue
  • Elijah A. Morse of Canton, Massachusetts -- a Prominent Manufacturer, Politician, and Temperance Advocate
  • Actions Speak Louder than Words by Frank H. Converse

• Plus filler, poetry, editorial comments, letters. • Red Eagle's starting issue is improperly stated as No. 288. That issue announces its commencement in the next issue.

Condition: Moderate edgewear (small tears, creases); PAGES: supple, off-white, outer pages nearly completely split, occasional spots.


The Golden Argosy Jul 7, 1888 (Vol 6 #32, Whole No. 292)  Gallery entry 14Mar2005
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    Munsey 16 pages (497 - 512) (tabloid)
    Cover by E.J. Meeker

    Complete in this issue
  • A New Departure by Mrs. C. Jewett
  • The A.B.C. of Boat Sailing (article)
  • James Donald Cameron United States Senator from Pennsylvania (article) by R.H. Titherington
  • A Race for Life by Mrs. M.P. Handy -- racial caricatures
  • Lost in the Grass by ?
    Serials
  • The Casket of Diamonds or, Hope Everton's Inheritance (Pt 15/16, Chs 42-44) by Gayle Winterton
  • Red Eagle, Chief of the Iroquois (Pt 4/14, Chs 11-13) by Edward S. Ellis
  • The Young Hermit of Lake Minnetonka (Pt 8/17, Chs 23-25) by Oliver Optic
  • The Two Rivals or, the Road to Fame (Pt 2, Chs 7-9) by ?
  • A New York Boy or, the Haps and Mishaps of Rufe Rodman (Pt 11, Chs 32-33) by Arthur Lee Putnam
  • Heir to a Million; or, The Remarkable Experiences of Rafe Dunton (Pt 9, Chs 25-27) by Frank H. Converse
  • The Golden Magnet or, The Treasure Cave of the Incas (conclusion, Pt 13/13, Ch 37) by G.M. Fenn

• Plus filler, poetry, editorial comments, letters.

Condition: Overall light edgewear (small tears, creases); PAGES: supple, off-white, outer pages worn at spine, but not split, 1/2 to 2 inch tears mid-outer edges, occasional stains, some large.


The Golden Argosy Sep 8, 1888 (Vol 6 #41, Whole No. 301)  Gallery entry 14Mar2005
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    Munsey 16 pages (641 - 656) (tabloid)
    Cover by W. Parker Bodfish

    Complete in this issue
  • In Spite of All by G.K. Whitmore
  • Sea Fishing (article) by George F. Bradley
    Serials
  • The Old Man of the Mountains or, the Railroad Among the Andes (Pt 9/12, Chs 26-28) by George W. Coomer
  • Dean Dunham or, the Waterford Mystery (Pt 4, Chs 11-13) by Horatio Alger, Jr.
  • The Two Rivals or, the Road to Fame (Pt 11, Chs 33-35) by ?
  • The Lost Race, and the Unknown River (Pt 6, Chs 17-19) by David Ker
  • Red Eagle, Chief of the Iroquois (Pt 13/14, Chs 27- 28) by Edward S. Ellis
  • The Young Hermit of Lake Minnetonka (conclusion, Pt 17/17, Ch 47) by Oliver Optic
    Complete in this issue
  • General Greely Chief of the Signal Service Department -- A Famous Arctic Explorer (article) by R.H. Titherington
  • Correspondents and Exchanges (department) -- answers to reader (identified by initials and city) queries, and barter offers, respectively.
  • Jack and Ephraim by Edward S. Ellis

• Plus filler, poetry, editorial comments, letters. • The Two Rivals' starting issue is improperly stated as No. 293. It began in No. 291.

Condition: Overall light edgewear (small tears, creases); PAGES: supple, off-white/light tan, outer pages worn at spine, but not split, edge stains, occasional spots, at one time was kept lightly folded over, creases remain.


The Golden Argosy Sep 22, 1888 (Vol 6 #43, Whole No. 303)  Gallery entry 14Mar2005
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    Munsey 16 pages (673 - 688) (tabloid)

    Complete in this issue
  • A Brave Sailor Boy by ? -- Young Farragut
  • Griff and His Sister by Fred M. Harrison
  • Exchanges (department) -- barter offers
  • Stephen V. White -- Congressman from Brooklyn and a Well Known New York Broker
  • With Gun and Paddle by George H. Coomer
    Serials
  • The Two Rivals or, the Road to Fame (Pt 13, Chs 37-39) by ?
  • Athletics and Health (article) (conclusion, Pt 2) by Gordon Stables
  • Dean Dunham or, the Waterford Mystery (Pt 6, Chs 17-19) by Horatio Alger, Jr.
  • Ray Culver or, Through Deep Waters (Pt 2, Chs 5-7) by Matthew White, Jr.
  • The Old Man of the Mountains or, the Railroad Among the Andes (Pt 11/12, Chs 32-34) by George W. Coomer
  • The Lost Race, and the Unknown River (Pt 8, Chs 23-25) by David Ker

• Plus filler, poetry, editorial comments, letters. • The Two Rivals' starting issue is again improperly stated as No. 293. It began in No. 291.

Condition: Heavy edgewear (tears, creases); PAGES: supple, light tan, front top third large stain, front pages nearly completely split.




Help!

Help! #12 Sep 1961  Gallery entry 9Feb2005
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    General Promotions 48 pages (magazine)
    Cover photo of Will Jordan
    Inside back cover subscription ad offers autographed copies of Harvey Kurtzman's The Jungle Book; wacky Kurtzman photo

    Contents of this issue
  • Full-page cartoon by John Severin
  • The Cartoons of Al Jaffee -- Jaffee on Miami, Fund Raising, Doctor Bills
  • The Oldest Story (fumetti) by Ed Fisher -- with Jean Shepherd
  • Goodman Meets T*rz*n by Kurtzman/Will Elder
  • Moscow by Arnold Roth (cartoons, photos, text)
  • Will Jordan (fumetti)
  • The New Forum by George Kirgo -- Kurtzman illo

• Plus fumetti, funny captions, cartoons, letters. • This is the relatively long-lived post-mad Kurtzman-edited James Warren-published humor potpourri. • Gloria Steinem is a contributing editor

Condition: front cover: soiling along bottom edge, minor creasing; back cover: spattering on right side; 2 1/4 inch separation at top, 3/4 inch separation at bottom, front and back; pages supple, somewhat yellowed.





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