Category Archives: Pulp Fiction

Hyman Kaner (1896-1973)

Good to run into lots of friends and colleagues – old and new – at London Rare Books School last week. Not least, Paddy Elliott of Madoc Books in Llandudno. I mention him in particular because Llandudno (handsome seaside resort … Continue reading

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H. W. Perl (1897-1952)

The artist H. W. Perl is chiefly known to aficionados of British post-war pulp fiction.  He was one of the most prolific artists in that genre, working for almost all the leading publishers – and he was quite simply one … Continue reading

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A Very Shocking Shocker

It was Simon Beattie who kindly put us in touch with a dealer on the continent who had this for sale.  Not something he wanted, but thought we might.  Quite what grounds he had for thinking this, I’m not at … Continue reading

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John Pollack (1918-1985)

J. Pollack – it’s a distinctive signature frequently seen on British pulp fiction paperbacks of the mid twentieth century (at least if you can find them) – a stylish, clever, sought-after and readily recognisable commercial artist – although I’ve never … Continue reading

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A Messy Week

I suppose it could have been sparked by a chance remark on my last post – an expression of admiration for the neatness and tidiness of Peter Allen’s book-room. It is only in retrospect that it now seems a hostage … Continue reading

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N. Wesley Firth

A newish but really rather interesting customer got in touch the other day (a customer who first came to me through a perceptive between-the-lines reading of the blog, by the way).  He had a very particular reason for trying to … Continue reading

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Edwin & Irene Turvey : Modern Fiction Ltd.

My post a few months back on the pulp-fiction writer Nat Karta elicited a welcome amount of interest – at least amongst the cognoscenti who recognise and embrace the Robert Escarpit distinction between “connoisseur reading” and “consumer reading”.  Both bibliographically … Continue reading

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Rare and Scottish : Nat Karta

Scouting around the house this week, looking for books to pack for next weekend’s Edinburgh Book Fair at the Radisson Blu Hotel on the High Street.  Wondering, in that (usually mistaken) Coals-to-Newcastle way that you do, if I had anything … Continue reading

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