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    Robert E. Howard Boxing and Western Pulps Group (Miscellaneous Publishers, 1931-56) Condition: VG unless otherwise stated. Working a variety of jobs (including roughneck, sports reporter, cotton picker, and stenographer) while living in Depression era West Texas shaped Robert E. Howard's writing style and allowed him to write for a broader spectrum of genres than most pulpsters. Included in this fantastic lot showcasing some of Howard's Western and boxing-themed stories are the January and May 1931 and February ("Viking of the Gloves") and March (heavy tape repair/reinforcement to cover and spine - GD) 1932 issues of Fight Stories; Fall 1950 Hopalong Cassidy's Western Magazine (white pages, small group of pages detached - GD/VG); December 1935 (front cover missing - GD) and October 1936 Action Stories; July 1937 ("Knife-River Prodigal") Cowboy Stories; May 1944 ("Texas John Alden") Masked Rider Western; December 1956 Double-Action Western; June and August 1934 Jack Dempsey's Fight Magazine; December 1936 Smashing Novels ("Vultures of Whapeton," moderate fading to cover - GD/VG); June 1950 Max Brand's Western; and the September 1936 Star Western (heavy water damage to cover - GD). Some of them are under his "Patrick Ervin" pseudonym, and many feature the exploits of fightin' sailor Steve Costigan and good-natured cowboy Breckinridge Elkins, Howard creations more prolific but less well-known than Conan. Except as noted above, the pulps are in great condition with complete spines, little fading, and generally mild wear and supple pages. Approximate Bookery's Guide to Pulps value = $1,150.

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    February, 2008
    28th-29th Thursday-Friday
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