1953 · New York
by Day, Bradford M.
New York: Bradford M. Day, 1953. Large octavo, pp. [1-6] 1-162 [163: ad] [164: blank] [note: first leaf is a blank], offset from typewritten copy, printed wrappers, stapled. First edition. Limited to 400 numbered copies. The core of the index is three chronological checklists: The first a complete issue by issue index of Weird Tales (through November 1953), Golden Fleece, Strange Tales, Oriental Stories, The Magic Carpet Magazine, Tales of Magic and Mystery, The Thrill Book, and Strange Stories; the second a list of fantasy stories published in Complete Stories, Romance Magazine, Popular Magazine, The Idler, Blue Book, and eight Frank A. Munsey publications (All-American Fiction, All-Story Magazine, The Argosy, The Cavalier, Live Wire, Munsey's Magazine, Ocean, and Scrap Book); the third an incomplete list of fiction published in Adventure, Black Book Detective, Cosmopolitan, Everybody's Magazine, Top Notch, and eight others. Appended to the core is "A Checklist of Fantastic Magazines," later expanded and published as The Complete Checklist of Science-Fiction Magazines (New York: Science-Fiction & Fantasy Publication[s], ). Now partially superseded by Parnell and Ashley and by Robbins, but still useful for obscure material not indexed in any other source. Briney and Wood, SF Bibliographies, p. 7. Burgess, Reference Guide to Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror 120. Spine panel taped, several stains to covers, a sound, good copy. Scarce. Letter from Day to Ned Brooks dated 8 September 1995 about a projected new edition laid in. (#162169) (Inventory #: 162169)