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    Frank R. Paul Evolution of Modern Science Fiction by Hugo Gernsback Cover Original Art (1952). Frank R. Paul was the Promethean talent who blazed a trail for all that followed in the art of speculative fiction -- from his sublime, star-studded Amazing Stories pulp covers to his unforgettable, incendiary comic book classic featuring a red-hot Human Torch burning though a bank vault door on the cover of Marvel Comics #1. As his fellow science fiction legends have enthused, "Paul remains the undisputed king of the pulp artists" (Sir Arthur C. Clarke), and "Paul's fantastic covers for Amazing Stories changed my life forever." (Ray Bradbury). This fifties cover illustration for Hugo Gernsback's booklet has an image area of 10" x 13", and aside from overall paper aging, it's in Excellent condition. According to notes on the back of the page, the image was reversed, mirror-style, on the published cover.

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    Auction Dates
    February, 2014
    20th-22nd Thursday-Saturday
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