Archive of 18 adventure and mystery pulp magazines featuring Talbot Mundy, 1913-1953
by Gribbon, William Lancaster writing as Talbot Mundy
Various cities: Various Publishers, 1953. Archive of 18 octavo periodical issues, all in original printed and illustrated wrappers, as follows (with title of Mundy's contribution in parentheses):Adventure - Volume 9, Number 1, November 1914 (King Dick: An Adventure of Dick Anthony of Arran).Adventure - Volume LV , Number 1, October 10, 1925 (Admiral of Caeser's Fleet).Adventure - Volume LXXVII , Number 2, January 1, 1931 (King of the World).Adventure - Volume LXXXII , Number 1, March 15, 1932 (A Jungle Sage).Adventure - Volume LXXXII , Number 2, April 1, 1932 (Watu).Adventure - Volume LXXXVII , Number 2, August, 1933 (Red Sea Cargo). At this point "Adventure" was published once a month.Adventure - Volume 92, Number 1, May 1, 1935 (Battle Stations!). Published twice a month at this point.Adventure - Volume 92, Number 4, June 15, 1935 (Cleopatra's Promise).Adventure - Volume 104, Number 5, March, 1941 (The Night the Clocks Stopped). Published once a month, again.Adventure - Volume 124, Number 1, November 1950 (The Soul of a Regiment). Fortieth Anniversary issue.Argosy - Volume 217, Number 5, December 27, 1930 (The Elephant Sahib, part IV).Argosy - Volume 249, Number 6, September 15, 1934 (The Gods Seem Contented).Classics Illustrated - Number 107, May, 1953 (King--Of the Khyber Rifles). Large comic book. Contains one-page biography of Mundy. Everybody's Magazine - Volume XXIX , Number 2, August, 1913 ("From Hell, hull, and Halifax").Everybody's Magazine - Volume XXXV , Number 2, August, 1916 (King, of the Khyber Rifles). Famous Fantastic Mysteries - Volume 13, Number 1, December, 1951 (The Gray Mahatma). Illustrated by Virgil Finlay.Famous Fantastic Mysteries - Volume 14, Number 2, February, 1953 (Full Moon). Illustrated by Virgil Finlay.The Golden Book Magazine - Volume II , Number 9, September, 1925 (A Drop of Two of White).Moderate wear and soil; one issue (Adventure, January 1, 1931) with a large corner chip to several preliminary pages; generally Good to Very Good, with a few Very Good plus, overall.Mundy (1875-1940) wrote for adventure and fiction magazines throughout his career, publishing 45 novels and 156 other short works, including poems and articles, and was one of the best-selling authors of adventure fiction of the era, similar to H. Rider Haggard and Rudyard Kipling, respectively. Most notable perhaps for his "Jimgrim" series, as well as the classic, "King of the Khyber Rifles," a few of his works have also been adapted to film, including "King of the Khyber Rifles (1953), Jungle Mystery (1932), "The Black Watch" (1929), and "Her Reputation" (1923). His work represents a model for anti-colonial literature, being work that emphasizes Eastern philosophies and culture, opposed to the over colonialism found in the work of Haggard and Kipling, and a closer connection with this in mind can be found in Joseph Conrad's adventure fiction, albeit less bleak. Influenced by Mundy's work were Robert E. Howard, Robert A. Heinlein, Fritz Leiber, Andre Norton, and Marion Zimmer Bradly, among other, mostly science fiction writers.Currently over 4,000 libraries hold his works, however no current institutions hold any special collections devoted to Mundy. The present archive collects a significant portion of Mundy's later and posthumously published work, spanning a 40 year period, and the one of his earliest short stories in 1913, predating the publication of his first novel by a year. (Inventory #: 139654)
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