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    Four Color #13-24 Bound Volume (Dell, 1942-43). Early bound volumes from Dell are always considered great finds; not all of these books survived the years since these original Western Publishing file copies were bound and trimmed into hardback editions for office use. This particular volume, while containing a number of beautiful comics, has had its share of mistreatment. The contents have separated at the spine, which also separated the front cover to the first comic; the contents have become loose; and one comic has sustained some minor fire damage (possibly a dropped match) which burned a section of one panel and darkened several other pages. That said, please remember that these 60+ year old comics still look pretty nice and are very readable. The issues included are #13 (Mr. District Attorney, first issue); #14 (Smilin' Jack); #15 (Felix the Cat, first issue, with strip reprints by Otto Messmer); #16 (Porky Pig and the Secret of the Haunted House, first issue); #17 (Popeye and Wimpy); #18 (Little Orphan Annie's Junior Commandos); #19 (Thumper Meets the Seven Dwarfs, this is the book with fire damage); #20 (Barney Baxter in the Air); #21 (Oswald the Rabbit, first issue); #22 (Tillie the Toiler); #23 (Raggedy Ann and Andy); and #24 (Gang Busters). Overstreet 2005 VG 4.0 value for group = $992. From the Random House Archives.

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