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WEIRD TALES (1923-92) Pulp
October, 1933; Howard Conan story; Classic Brundage bat-woman cover; Lovecraft reprint of "Festival" from 1925 Weird Tales; One of the most highly sought-after pulps of all time.
light tan pgs; complete spine w/ some fading and light stress; bottom 1.5 inches of front cover split from spine; moisture dmg and crease on back cover and final interior pages
Cuthbert Collection
A 15% BUYER'S PREMIUM WILL BE ADDED TO THIS ITEM AT CONCLUSION OF THE AUCTION
VG-: 3.5
(Stock Image)
SOLD ON:  Thursday, 02/10/2022 8:24 PM
$4,485
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October, 1933; Howard Conan story; Classic Brundage bat-woman cover; Lovecraft reprint of "Festival" from 1925 Weird Tales; One of the most highly sought-after pulps of all time.
light tan pgs; complete spine w/ some fading and light stress; bottom 1.5 inches of front cover split from spine; moisture dmg and crease on back cover and final interior pages
Cuthbert Collection
A 15% BUYER'S PREMIUM WILL BE ADDED TO THIS ITEM AT CONCLUSION OF THE AUCTION
The October 1933 issue of Weird Tales is an absolute classic. This issue features an iconic Bat-Woman cover by Margaret Brundage. This striking cover shows why Brundage was the favorite artist for Weird Tales during it's original run. It is beautiful, Gothic, and spooky and stuck in the public consciousness for decades.
This issue features "The Pool of the Black One" by Robert E. Howard, a Conan novelette. All early Conan issues are highly sought-after by pulp collectors. This issue also features the Jules de Grandin novelette "The Mansion of Unholy Magic" by Seabury Quinn, "The Seed from the Sepulcher" by Clark Ashton Smith, "The Black, Dead Thing" by Frank Belknap Long, and a reprint of Lovecraft's "Festival" (a Cthulhu mythos story) from a 1925 Weird Tales. All of the quintessential Weird Tales writers, characters, and artists come together in this single issue. An absolute must-have for any pulp collector or horror fan.

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This October 1933 "Batwoman" Weird Tales is in 3.5 VG- condition. The iconic central cover image of Margaret Brundage's Batwoman is truly beautiful. The classic red and white logo is sharp as well, popping against the green background. This cover is one of the most enduring images in all of pulp history, and shows why Margaret Brundage was the most popular Weird Tales cover artist, both of her time and today.
The pages are only lightly tanned, an achievement for an almost 90 year-old pulp. The spine has some fading and light stress, but is complete and would look beautiful on a shelf. Despite a minor spine split at the bottom of the front cover and some moisture damage on the back cover, this copy has fantastic eye appeal. From the front cover alone, this book appears F-VF.
Other copies of this issue have realized record prices in both our former pulp auction and our recent event auction. This is one of the most highly sought-after pulps of all time, and has been rapidly rising in value over the last 6 months, and does not appear to be stopping anytime soon.