Action : Adventure : Treasure TroveThat's what I saw this week hunting up some pulps when I had some time. I was at this antique store and notice the above looking out at me from a rack of magazines. Being the good pulp hunter that I think I am, pulled it out to find this great mag. Sea Story Anthology #1 and only, 1948, Street and Smith publication. Filled with great stories of the sea, and mind you some excellent western writers too! Ernest Haycox, and Tom Roan are here as well as better know sea writers, Linclon Colcord, Albert R. Wetjen, and James F. Dwyer. Most of the stories are reprinted from the 20's, but some good ones none the less. I read the Roan story because I had to know how he would handle a sea tale, it does have a tendency to read like a western, right down to his use of the words savvy and gat (which is more like a later detective term, the story is hard to put a time to). Either way a good story. The cover by H. C. Murphy, is an excellent painting, being that he died in 1931, was probably used on a early Sea Story cover. The cover at one time was a nice slick paper, but after 64 years has faded somewhat. The whole mag is printed on what looks to be coloring book paper and about the size too! Dunno, I really like the bed-sheet size pulps like this.
And, speaking of bedsheets, the mag,
Next time the rest of the pulps from the very same store....all at a buck a piece!