Roy Rockwood. Eleven Books: The First Three Bomba the Jungle Boy Books and The First Eight Volumes of the Great Marvel Series. All published by Cupples & Leon, circa 1926. All in very good condition, all in dust jackets.

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    The First Three Bomba the Jungle Boy Books, including: Bomba the Jungle Boy. [and:] Bomba the Jungle Boy at the Moving Mountain. [and:] Bomba the Jungle Boy at the Giant Cataract. New York: Cupples & Leon Company, 1926. Light brown pictorial cloth over boards. Dust jackets. One jacket has a small triangle piece missing from front panel. [and:]


    The First Eight Volumes of the Great Marvel Series, including: Through the Air to the North Pole. [and:] Under the Ocean to the South Pole. [and:] Five Thousand Miles Underground. [and:] Through Space to Mars. [and:] Lost on the Moon. [and:] On a Torn-Away World. [and:] The City Beyond the Clouds. [and:] By Air Express to Venus. New York: Cupples & Leon Company, [n.d., circa 1926]. Pictorial cloth over boards. Frontispieces. Dust jackets. One jacket is somewhat tattered, and a closed tear to the front panel has been repaired with cellophane tape.


    All books in this lot in very good condition in very good dust jackets.


    Roy Rockwell, writes Bleiler in Science Fiction the Early Years, was a "house pseudonym of the Stratemeyer Syndicate. It was used for several important series of boys' books, including Bomba the Jungle Boy, ... Dave Dashaway, Dave Fearless, and others. In most cases authorship is not known, beyond the fact that Edward Stratemeyer provided plots for other authors to expand into books."


    Bleiler, Checklist, p. 168. Bleiler, Science Fiction the Early Years, p. 634.

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