Two Pulp Magazine-Related Titles, including: Hugo Gernsback [editor]. Amazing Stories - Volume 1, Number 1. April, 1926. This first issue of Amazing Stories is complete, but fragile; two large chips to front cover. Spine split. Good. [and:] Dr. David H. Keller. Portfolio of Anatomical Manikins. [1929]. 27-page human anatomy publication with numerous plates. Very good.

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    Amazing Stories is complete, but fragile. The front cover has two large chips and the spine is split along both edges for two to three inches at the top and bottom. Page edges are darkened and all internal pages are generally yellowed. Included in this lot is a copied note from über-fan Forrest Ackerman indicating, presumably, that this item was part of his once-vast collection. Additionally, Frank R. Paul's business card is laid in. Paul was the pulp cover artist and one the principal illustrators during science fiction's Golden Age. A good copy of an important item.


    First issue of the first magazine devoted solely to science fiction. Published and edited by Hugo Gernsback, after whom the "Hugo" award was named. Through publishing ups and downs, Amazing Stories made lasting contributions to science fiction publishing and fandom. Numerous authors saw their stories first published in Amazing Stories, and the magazine's letters column was the original sci-fi fan forum.


    Portfolio of Anatomical Manikins is a tall, 27-page stapled medical pamphlet designed to illustrate the human anatomy through numerous color plates. It shows some light edge wear and rubbing, and a few spots of soiling. Housed in the original publisher's mailing box. Overall, a very good copy.


    Though it might not appear to relate to Amazing Stories at first glance, Portfolio of Anatomical Manikins is an early non-fiction work by Keller, better known today for his science fiction stories than his medical works. Keller, a psychiatrist and noted sexologist, met Gernsback in 1928, and the later published Keller's first short story in Amazing Stories that same year. When Gernsback started Science Wonder Stories in 1929, he named Keller an Associate Science Editor and continued publishing his stories in this new magazine.


    An interesting pair of items that have surely never been offered together.

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