F-SERIES ACE Double Western Series

 

F-103 HARRY WHITTINGTON A Trap For Sam Dodge (1961; listed as "first book publication") and F-103b LEE FLOREN High Thunder (cover by Gerald McConnell; 1961; listed as "complete novel")

Original cover art that probably was modified for "A Trap For Sam Dodge." Artist is John Leone. Art work has a paper tag that indicates that the title for this particular illustration was "#302 Tombstone Showdown." Please see detail image to examine similarity with this illustration and the cover art for ACE F-103. Thus, although ACE F-103 does not give any information on the cover artist, I suggest that John Leone is a good choice.

HARRY WHITTINGTON (1915 - 1989) was one of the most prolific paperback writers of the 1950's through the 1960's. He wrote in nearly every genre and had success as a screenwriter for Warner-Brothers and created the television shows "The Lawman," "The Alaskan," and "The Dakotas" in the 1960's.

F-106 BRIAN GARFIELD Justice At Spanish Flat (original title: Range Justice; listed as "abridged"; 1960) and F-106b TOM WEST The Gun From Nowhere ( cover by Jerome Podwil; 1961)

F-110 RAY HOGAN Track the Man Down (cover by Gerald McConnell; listed as "complete novel") and F-110b LEE WELLS Savage Range (1961; listed as "first book publication")

GERALD McCONNELL (1931-2004) illustrated over 2000 paperback covers and was later known for his three-dimensional and prop work. He was a leader of the Graphic Artist Guild in the 1970's and '80's, and is credited with efforts in improving the protection of copyrights for illustrators, led by Tad Crawford. In addtion, he taught at the Pratt Institute, published several books on three dimensional arts, was picture editor or art editor on various industry books; and later became a successful publisher and owner of Madison Square Press.

F-116 CLEMENT HARDIN (aka DWIGHT BENNETT NEWTON) The Lurking Gun (cover by Korby; 1961; listed as "first book publication") and F-116b LOUIS TRIMBLE Deadman Canyon (cover by Gerald McConnell; 1961; listed as "complete novel")

DWIGHT BENNETT NEWTON (b. 1916) was a highly prolific writer of the western genre. He wrote under a number of pseudonyms. In addition, he was story content and staff writer for the television series "Wagon Train," "Death Valley Days," and "Tales of Wells Fargo." He was a founding member of the Western Writers of America.

F-120 JACK M. BRICKHAM Gunman Can't Hide (cover by Jerome Podwil; November 1961; 1st ACE printing) and F-120b JOHN CALLAHAN Come in Shooting (cover by Gerald McConnell; November 1961; 1st ACE printing; listed as "complete novel")

Original cover art by Jerome Podwil for Gunman Can't Hide. Gouache on board (17.5" x 12.5") and unsigned.

F-124 STEVEN G. LAWRENCE Slatterly (1961; listed as "first book publication") and F-124b STEVEN G. LAWRENCE Bullet Welcome For Slatterly (cover by Gerald McConnell; 1961; listed as "complete novel")

F-126 EDWIN BOOTH The Troublemaker (1962; listed as "first book publication") and F-126b RAY HOGAN A Marshall For Lawless (1962; listed as "complete novel")

Original cover art for The Troublemaker. Acrylic on board (20" x 12.5") and unsigned.

F-128 TOM WEST The Buzzard's Nest (cover by Gerald McConnell; 1962; listed as "first book publication") and F-128b LOUIS TRIMBLE Siege at High Meadow (1962; listed as "complete novel")

F-134 ROD PATTERSON A Shooting At Sundust (1962; listed as "first book publication") and F-134b GORDON D. SHIRREFFS Tumbleweed Trigger (cover by Gerald McConnell; 1962; listed as "complete novel")

F-138 STEVEN G. LAWRENCE Walk A Narrow Trail (a "Slattery" novel; cover by Gerald McConnell; ) and F-138b STEVEN G. LAWRENCE A Noose For Slattery (1962; listed as "first book publication")

F-142 L. P. HOLMES Wolf Brand (cover by Gerald McConnell; listed as "complete novel") and F-142b L. P. HOLMES Smoky Pass (1962)

F-144 FRANK WYNNE Massacre Basin (cover by Gerald McConnell; listed as "complete and unabridged") and F-144b CLEMENT HARDIN(aka DWIGHT BENNETT NEWTON) The Badge Shooters (1962; listed as "first book publication")

F-148 HARRY WHITTINGTON Wild Sky (cover by Gerald McConnell; 1962; listed as "complete novel") and F-148b TOM WEST Dead Man's Double Cross (1962; listed as "first book publication")

F-150 NELSON NYE Hideout Mountain (listed as "complete novel") and F-150b NELSON C. NYE Rafe (cover by Gerald McConnell; 1962; listed as "first book publication")

F-152 GORDON D. SHIRREFFS Rio Desperado (cover by Gerald McConnell; listed as "complete novel") and F-152b GORDON D. SHIRREFFS Voice of the Gun (1962; listed as "first book publication")

F-160 RAY HOGAN New Gun For Kingdom City and F-160b RAY HOGAN The Shotgunner (cover by Gerald McConnell; 1962; listed as "first book publication")

F-164 STEVEN G. LAWRENCE Longhorns North (a "Slattery" novel; cover by Rafael de Soto) and F-164b STEVEN G. LAWRENCE Slattery's Gun Says "No" (cover by Bob Schinella; 1962; listed as "first book publication")

Original cover art for Slattery's Gun Says "No". Gouache on board (20" x 14.5") and signed in lower right. Note that tape was used to block out the image area for publication. Close-up of image area.

F-172 TOM WEST Battling Buckeroos (cover by Gerald McConnell; listed as "complete novel") and F-172b GILES A. LUTZ Gun Rich (cover by Gerald McConnell; 1962; listed as "first book publication")

F-176 DAN J. STEVENS Gun Trap at Bright Water (cover by Gerald McConnell; 1963; listed as "first book publication") and F-176b RAY HOGAN The Outside Gun (cover by Bob Schinella; 1963; listed as "complete novel")

Original cover art for "The Outside Gun" by Ray Hogan. Artist is Bob Schinella and the medium is oil on board. Image size 17" x 26" and signed (G R Schinella) in the center near the railing.

F-184 NELSON C. NYE Death Valley Slim (cover by Gerald McConnell; 1963; listed as "first book publication") and F-184b NELSON NYE The Kid From Lincoln County (cover by Robert Peak; 1963; listed as "complete novel")

Original Robert Peak painting for the The Kid From Lincoln County

F-185 WILLIAM O. TURNER The High Hander and F-185b LOUIS TRIMBLE Wild Horse Range (cover by Gerald McConnell; 1963; listed as "complete novel")

Please note that my copy of Turner and Trimble has F-185 - this may be a misprint and might be F-186. If anyone has another copy - let me know. UPDATE: Looks like the number should be F-186 - looks like this is a misprint (gee - points!).

F-196 HARRY WHITTINGTON Dry Gulch Town (1963; listed as "first book publication") and F-196b HARRY WHITTINGTON Prairie Raiders (cover by Gerald McConnell; 1963; listed as "complete novel")


F-200 TOM WEST Triggering Texan (1963; listed as "first book publication") and F-200b FRANK WYNNE The Big Snow (cover by Gerald McConnell; 1963; listed as "complete and unabridged")

F-208 L. P. HOLMES Side Me At Sundown (1963; listed as "first book publication") and L. P. HOLMES F-208b The Buzzards of Rocky Pass (cover by Gerald McConnell; listed as 'complete novel")

F-214 LOUIS TRIMBLE The Man From Colorado (listed as "complete novel") and F-214b BILL BURCHARDT The Wildcatters (cover by Gerald McConnell; 1963; listed as "first book publication")

F-224 NELSON NYE Bancroft's Banco cover by Gerald McConnell; (listed as "complete novel") and NELSON C. NYE The Seven Six-Gunners (1963; listed as "first book publication")

F-230 TOM WEST Lobo Lawman (cover by Gerald McConnell; 1963; listed as "first book publication") and F-230b RAY HOGAN Trail of the Fresno Kid (1963; listed as "complete novel")

F-238 STEPHEN PAYNE Brand Him Outlaw (1963; listed as "complete novel") and F-238b GORDON D. SHIRREFFS Quicktrigger (cover by Gerald McConnell; 1963; listed as "first book publication")

F-244. RAY HOGAN Last Gun at Cabresto (1963; listed as "first book publication") and F-244b EDWIN BOOTH Valley of Violence (cover by MAC; 1962)

Original cover art for Impostors in Mesquite by MAC (in lower left corner). Oil on board (12" x 16"). The verso indicates pencilled notation for "Imposters in Mesquite" as well as a crossed-out notation for F-244 (Valley of Violence; 1962). This artwork was originally used for the cover of Edwin Booth's Valley of Violence and dates its provenance to no later than 1962.

MAC was a signature used by Gerald McConnell. For more detail on the prolific nature of this artist in the western genre, please go to this link.

F-250 BARRY CORD The Masked Gun (cover by Gerald McConnell; listed as "complete novel") and F-250b TOM WEST Gallows Gulch (1963; listed as "first book publication")

Note: The Gerald McConnell cover art for The Masked Gun is later used for Trouble Valley by Louis Trimble ( ACE 11785; 1970). This represents an example of cover art reuse in two different western genre volumes.

F-254 PHILIP KETCHUM The Ghost Riders (1964; listed as "first book publication") and F-254b WILLIAM HEUMAN Hardcase Halloran (1964)

F-260 LOUIS TRIMBLE Trouble At Gunsight (cover by Shrivers; 1964; listed as "first book publication") and F-260b BRIAN GARFIELD Trail Drive (cover by Jake Dreaney; 1964; listed as "complete and unabridged")

This is the first ACE Double western copy where I have found Brian Garfield not using his Brian Wynne pseudonym.

F-264 BEN ELLIOTT Contract in Cartridges (listed as "complete novel") and F-264b TOM WEST Don't Cross My Line (cover by Gerald McConnell; 1964; listed as "first book publication")

F-272 RAY HOGAN The Man From Barranca Negra (1964; listed as "complete novel") and F-272b STEPHEN PAYNE No Job For A Cowboy (cover by Gerald McConnell; 1964; listed as "first book publication")

F-276 BRIAN WYNNE (aka BRIAN BARFIELD) Mr. SixGun (c. 1954; 1964; listed as "first book publication") and F-276b WILLIAM E. VANCE The Wolf Slayer (cover by Gerald McConnell; 1964; listed as "complete novel")

F-284 LIN SEARLES Border Passage (cover by Gerald McConnell; 1963; listed as "first book publication") and F-284b BEN SMITH The Homesteader (1964; listed as "complete and unabridged")

F-292 GORDON D. SHIRREFFS The Hidden Rider of Dark Mountain (cover by Gerald McConnell; listed as "complete novel") and F-292b TOM WEST The Man at Rope's End (1964; listed as "first book publication")

F-298 NELSON NYE Treaure Trail from Tucson (cover by Gerald McConnell; 1964; listed as "first book publication") and NELSON NYE Sudden Country (1964; listed as "complete novel")

Last Update 05 November 2014

 

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