FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES" COMPLETE 81-VOLUME SET: 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, ... FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES" COMPLETE 81-VOLUME SET: 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, ... FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES" COMPLETE 81-VOLUME SET: 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, ... FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES" COMPLETE 81-VOLUME SET: 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, ...

FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES" COMPLETE 81-VOLUME SET: 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953

Gnaedinger, Mary (editor): H.P. Lovecraft, H. Rider Haggard, A. Merritt, George Allan England, Ray Bradbury, Theodore Sturgeon, Ray Cummings, Ayn Rand, Francis Stevens, Austin Hall, Robert W. Chambers, William Hope Hodgson, Many Others

Published by New York, Chicago, Toronto: Frank A. Munsey Company / Red Star / All-Fiction Field, Inc. / Popular Publications, Inc. 1st Editions 1939-1953, 1953
Condition: Very Good+ Soft cover
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----------This heavy set will require NO additional shipping charges for a US or Canadian order, overseas orders will require a shipping charge DRAMATICALLY LESS than actual postage (inquire). 81 pulp magazines, standard pulp size (4 1951 issues were a somewhat smaller 8 by 6 inch size). Many 1948-1952 issues are Canadian printings which have the same contents, covers and dates as their US counterparts, but are a little taller, and differ in the copyright information and back cover advertisements (Canadian breweries). The COMPLETE 81-issue run of this fantasy / science fiction / horror pulp magazine, September-October 1939 through June 1953. The first few issues contained mostly shorter fantasy works, reprinted from the Munsey chain of pulp magazines. Within a few months, each issue contained a complete fantasy novel either from the old pulp magazines or from out-of-print hardcover books. Many issues contained shorter works in addition to the novels, some being original works, others being reprints. The first 5 issues had text-only covers, but from then on featured marvellous covers from Virgil Finlay, Frank R. Paul, Lawrence and others. The condition of the magazines ranges from good to almost as new, with many of the earlier issues (1939-1944) being especially nice and likely unread. Some, but by no means all, of the writers included are: A. Merritt, Ray Cummings, Austin Hall, Homer Eon Flint, Ralph Milne Farley, J. George Frederick, Philip M. Fisher, Douglas Newton, George Allan England, Will McMorrow, Francis Stevens, J.U. Giesy, H.P. Lovecraft, John Hawkins, John Taine, Robert W. Chambers, J. Leslie Mitchell, William Hope Hodgson, G.K. Chesterton, Ray Bradbury, Theodore Sturgeon, Richard Tooker, Lord Dunsany, Cutcliffe Hyne, Wayland Smith, Henry Kuttner, Edwin Lester Arnold, J.S. Bradford, H. Rider Haggard, Claude Ferrere, S. Fowler Wright, Algernon Blackwood, Jessie Kerruish, Arthur Machen, Herbert Best, Bram Stoker, Clemence Dane, H.G. Wells, Francis Sibson, E.F. Benson, Jack London, Edward Shanks, Andrew Marvell, George Whitley, Murray Leinster, E. Charles Vivian, Cyril Hume, Warwick Deeping, C.S. Forester, Augusta Groner, Theodora Du Bois, C.T. Stoneham, J.J. Connington, Inez Haynes Gillmore, Edison Marshall, Elmer Brown Mason, M.P. Shiel, Gilbert Collins, John Beynon, Curt Siodmak, Arthur Stringer, Sax Rohmer, Arthur J. Rees, Thomas Calvert McClary, Talbot Mundy, Austin J. Small, Jack Mann, Franklin Gregory, T.S. Stribling, Robert E. Howard, Franz Kafka, Ayn Rand. Perhaps an opportunity for a collector to obtain all issues of a major fantasy pulp magazine at one time and with one shipping charge. Contact the bookseller if condition, contents or cover scans are required for any individual volume. Bookseller Inventory # 011993

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Title: FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES" COMPLETE 81-...

Publisher: New York, Chicago, Toronto: Frank A. Munsey Company / Red Star / All-Fiction Field, Inc. / Popular Publications, Inc. 1st Editions 1939-1953

Publication Date: 1953

Binding: Soft Cover

Illustrator: Virgil Finlay, Frank R. Paul, Lawrence, Norman Saunders, Rafael DeSoto, Bud Parke (front covers)

Book Condition:Very Good+

Edition: First Edition.

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