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Known for their sexy and outlandish cover art, pulp magazines and paperback books have quite the storied reputation and history. Originally named for the type of paper used in printing, pulp fiction has a large cult following that grew exponentially in the 1940's and 1950's. Pulp and other vintage fiction centered largely on sexualized, over the top exploits and crazy plot twists. There were a few highly popular genres featured in pulp literature, including horror, hard broiled detective mysteries, tales of deranged and misogynistic sadists, and even science fiction and fantasy. Pulp magazines featured ongoing, serialized stories, and pulp paperbacks were often serialized as well. Because of the cheap quality of the paper, pulp magazines and books were very inexpensive to purchase, often priced at 10 or 15 cents. With the rise of men's magazines in the 1950's, pulp literature began to wane, but with its zany and often offensive content, pulp certainly had a deep and interesting effect on American culture.

THE BITCH OF BUCHENWALD - The Sex Life of Ilse Koch by Como, Joseph

New York: The Ophelia Press Inc., 1971. 215 pp. Ophelia Book OPH-230. Edge and corner wear with some faint creasing on the covers and a crease on the spine; store stamped on the upper edge of the text block; no interior markings. Ilse Koch - the Bitch ...

From W. Fraser Sandercombe


Satan Was a Lesbian ( Lesbian / Lesbiana Literature / Content ) by Haley, Fred ( Monica Roberts )

San Diego, California: San Diego, CA.: PEC Giant # G-1103 / Publishers Export Company, 1966, 1st Edition, First Printing, 1966. ----------paperback, Near Fine, a dandy copy of this very scarce lesbian novel, faint sticker pull on front cover, a tight, sq...

From Leonard Shoup


Sex Gang: Violent Stories of Naked Passions by Merchant, Paul ( Pseudonym for Harlan Ellison ) (sometimes Thought to be Paul Marchant )

USA: USA: Nightstand Book # NB 1503 R, 1959, 1st Edition, 2nd Printing, 1959. -----------paperback, a solid Very Good copy with very light rubbing to the colours, book is completely square, quite bright colours, a bit of age toning to paper, super cover ...

From Leonard Shoup


The Fire of Asshurbanipal in Weird Tales December 1936 by Howard, Robert E

Indianapolis: Popular Fiction Publishing Company, 1936. First Edition. Pictorial wrappers. Pages are toned, a few tiny tears to the edges, light wear. A nice, very good copy. Collects stories by H. P. Lovecraft, Otis Adelbert Kline, Robert Bloch, E. Hoff...

From Parigi Books, ABAA/ILAB


Faithfully Yours by BREWSTER, Eliot

New York: Palace Promotions by Arrangement with Phoenix Press, 1943. Softcover. Good. First edition by this publisher, "condensed slight from the original." Digest size paperback. 128pp. Dampstain in the right-hand margin of the pages througho...

From Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA


Reefer Boy -----a Shocking Novel of Teen-Age Dope Addicts ---by Hal Ellson (released in the USA as: The GOLDEN SPIKE ) by Ellson, Hal

London, England: London, UK: Pedigree Books, 1957, 1st UK Paperback Edition, First Printing, 1957. ---------slightly larger than a normal paperback, about 4.75 x 7 inches, a solid Very Good copy, a bit of light wear and rubbing, a wee bit of age toning t...

From Leonard Shoup



NY: Red Star News Co., 1928. VERY GOOD condition in illustrated wraps. MAGAZINE, Vol XXX No. 3, Feb 4, 1928. Nicks, tears to yapp edges. Small open tear upper corner of cover. Small chips at spine head and foot. Pages browning, slight chipping. 478p...



Carnival Sin; Playpet; Strange Sin; Motel Girl ( Lili St. Cyr Cover on one book) by Hitt, Orrie, Hitt, Orrie; Craig, D. W.; Oliver, A. E., Illustrated by Photo Covers

USA: USA: Vest Pocket # V-101, V-102, V-103, V-104, 1962, 1st Edition for All, First Printing for All , 1962. -----------4 volumes (ONE SHIPPING CHARGE), small paperbacks, all Very Good+ copies in Very Good+ slipcases, some light rubbing and faint stres...

From Leonard Shoup


American Pulp Fiction - A Collection of Vintage Detective Magazines

Various places and Publishers. 1936-1941. Bound in pictorial staplebound wrappers. Collection presented in 3 large stylized soft portfolios with period black silk stocking tied closures. 11" x 14 Collection is comprised of : Official Detect...

From Heldfond Book Gallery, ABAA-ILAB


STRANGE DETECTIVE Stories by Various

Il: Popular Publications, 1942. VERY GOOD condition in illustrated wraps. MAGAZINE, Vol 7 No. 3, May 1942. Some nicks, tears and chipping to yapp edges. Pages browning, some chipping. Fragile. Stored in Mylite sleeve with acid-free board. Cover pain...



Cry Shame ! ---by Katherine Everard (AKA: Gore Vidal )( Aka A Star's Progress ) by Everard, Katherine ( Pseudonym for Gore Vidal )

New York, NY: N.Y. / New York: Pyramid #23, 1950, 1st Edition, First Printing, 1950. ------------vintage paperback, a Very Good to Very Good+ copy, tight and square, a very slight hint of age toning to the paper, very faint stress mark along spine on the...

From Leonard Shoup


Murder in Her Big Blue Eyes (aka Keep the Coffins Coming )/ Avon Murder Mystery Monthly # 48 by Avon Murder Mystery Monthly - Julius Long

New York, NY: N.Y. / New York: Avon Murder Mystery Monthly / Avon Murder of the Month, 1950, 1st AMMM Edition, First Printing , 1950. ------------softcover, about 5.25 x 7.5 inches, a solid Very Good copy, small nick along lower edge of front cover, smal...

From Leonard Shoup



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