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    Picture Stories from the Bible #1 Gaines File pedigree (DC, 1944) CGC NM 9.4 Off-white pages. This "graphic novel" version of the Old Testament was the brainchild of Max Gaines, and was found among the file copies stashed away by Max's son, EC publisher William Gaines. Although listed on the CGC header as a 1942 edition, this is really a 1944 reprint from Educational Comics with a DC cover logo; the back cover shows an order form (with a coupon addressed to M. C. Gaines, Publisher) for all four Old Testament books (you can see the "Fall 1943" date on the cover of the fourth volume). At any rate, this is still a very beautiful and historic item. Although CGC recognizes this as a Gaines File copy, no certificate accompanies this book. Overstreet 2005 NM- 9.2 value for 1942 edition = $270; NM- value for 1944 edition = $200. CGC census 8/05: 2 in 9.4, 1 higher.

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    14th-15th Friday-Saturday
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