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    Astounding Stories Bound Volume Group (Street & Smith, 1930-41). This lot consists of a very impressive set of bound volumes containing the complete first 11 years of Astounding Stories, dating from January 1930 through December 1941. These pulps have excellent page quality and the general appearance of Very Good to Fine copies, although most of them were trimmed during the binding process. The binding, in black cloth with gold stamped lettering, is clean and new, with a fresh-from-the-bindery look. Notable authors represented in these pulps include: Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, Theodore Sturgeon, Clifford Simak, H. P. Lovecraft, John W. Campbell, Ray Cummings, Murray Leinster, E. E. Smith, and L. Ron Hubbard. Most of the cover art is by Hans W. Wesso, Howard V. Brown, or Hubert Rogers. Highlights include the first issue (Jan/30) of this prominent pulp, the Jan/38 issue in which John Campbell becomes editor, ushering in what many pop-culture historians have termed the "Golden Age" of science fiction and establishing Astounding as the most influential of all sci-fi magazines. This series also presented the first published science fiction stories of such writers as Lester Del Ray, L. Sprague deCamp, A. E. VanVogt, L. Ron Hubbard, Heinlein, and Sturgeon. The Ultimate Guide to the Pulps VG value for group = $6,065.

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    October, 2004
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