Description

    Astounding Stories Bound Volumes Group (Street & Smith, 1930-41). These are gorgeous file copies of Astounding Stories that have been trimmed and bound into a set of 33 hardcover volumes. This set represents most of the long-running series' first decade, considered by many to be the "Golden Age" of science fiction, and a time when Astounding was the pre-eminent sci-fi publication. (The bylines featured in these issues is a veritable "Who's Who" of sci-fi legends.) Included are the January (first issue), February (only story by Hugh B. Cave to appear in the title), March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, and December 1930; January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August (letter to editor from Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel), September, October, November, and December 1931; January (gorilla cover), February, March, April, May, June, September, and November 1932; January, March, October (first Street & Smith issue), November, and December (only Clark Ashton Smith story to appear in title) 1933; January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August ("Skylark of Valeron" by E. E. Smith), September, October, November (first John W. Campbell story to appear in title -- under pseudonym), and December 1934; January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, and December 1935; January, February ("At the Mountains of Madness" by H. P. Lovecraft), March, April, May, June ("Shadow Out of Time" by Lovecraft), July, August, September, October, November, and December 1936; January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, and December (first issue with Campbell as editor)1937; May, June, July (first published sci-fi story by L. Ron Hubbard), August ("Who Goes There?" by Campbell), September, October, November, and December 1938; January, February, March, April, May, June, July (first published sci-fi story by A. E. van Vogt, first Isaac Asimov story in title), August (first published sci-fi story by Robert A. Heinlein, Virgil Finlay's only cover for the title), September (first published sci-fi story by Theodore Sturgeon), October ("Gray Lensman" by Smith), November, and December 1939; January, February (first published sci-fi story by Leigh Brackett), March, April, May, June, July, August, September ("Slan" by van Vogt), October, November, and December 1940; and January, February, March, April, May (first appearance of Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics), June, July, August, September, October, November ("Second Stage Lensman" by Smith), and December 1941 issues. The pulps are in overall very nice condition with supple pages, glossy covers, and some instances of wear and tearing. Some have white or off-white pages. Bookery's Guide to Pulps VG value for group = $9,000.


    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Books & Catalogs (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2007
    15th-17th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,568

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2018 February 22 - 23 Comics - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Working with Barry Sandoval - his communication skills and thoroughness are outstanding.
    Peter K.,
    Aberdeen, SD
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 October 13 Illustration Art Signature Auction - Dallas
    2017 October 13 Illustration Art Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $1,069,515
    2017 August 10 - 12 Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction - Dallas
    2017 August 10 - 12 Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $6,296,467