ACE Western Series - ACE Singles

The ACE Doubles and Singles Westerns do not have any published reference information. I have found an obscure ACE publication key list but am finding some errors and other problems, so I will just have to use the classic method of observational data collection to put these pages together. I have consolidated all of the western singles from the ACE POTPOURRI section (except for those I still am not certain about - for example, the E. R. Burroughs "Mucker" and other series). Let me know if you have any images for the ACE westerns (or any of the other genres). Please drop me an e-mail at IronWolf Engine Works.

Have fun!


ACE SINGLES

S-SERIES

S-060 BRAD WARD (aka SAMUEL ANTHONY PEEPLES) The Marshall Of Medicine Bend (1954; listed as "complete and unabridged")

S-082 LOUIS L'AMOUR Kilkenny (cover by Jim Bentley; 1954; listed as "complete novel")

The Graham Holroyd Paperback Prices and Checklist (2003) volume has this edition of Kilkenny as a PBO. My experience with ACE Books is that the notation of "complete novel" often indcated a reprint edition.

LOUIS DEARBORN L'AMOUR (1908 – 1988) was a prolific author who is well known for his Western fiction novels (he called his work 'Frontier Stories'). In addition, he also wrote historical fiction, science fiction, nonfiction, poetry and numerous short stories. Many of his stories were made into movies. In 1982 he was awarded the Congressional (National) Gold Medal, and in 1984 President Ronald Reagan awarded him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

S-148 BRAD WARD (aka SAMUEL ANTHONY PEEPLES) The Man From Andersonville (cover by John Leone; 1956; listed as "complete novel")

Original cover art by John Leone for The Man From Andersonville.  Tempera on board, signed lower right.  27.75" x 18.75." (sight)


A-SERIES

A-009 TODHUNTER BALLARD (aka W. T. BALLARD) Gold in California! (1966; 1st thus; historical fiction).

Since this is both historical fiction in a western genre I have cross-listed this both here and in the ACE POTPOURRI section.


K- SERIES

K-247 FRANCES AMES That Callahan Spunk! (1965)

Coyote Wells, Montana in 1908


D- SERIES

D-206 ROBERT HARDY ANDREWS Great Day in the Morning (cover by Verne Tossey; 1957; listed as "abridged" edition; 1st thus; historical fiction)

Original 'wrap-around' painting for Great Day in the Morning. 24 x 34.5"acrylic on board, signed Tossey in lower right (under red-hatted woman).

Colorado mining camps

D-206 (back cover; note the use of the 'wrap-around' cover art)

D-296 JOHN CLAGETT Run The River Gauntlet (1958; 1st ACE printing and PBO; historical fiction)

A novel of the American Revolution.


D-395 ALLAN KELLER Thunder At Harper's Ferry (cover by Verne Tossey; 1959; 1st thus; historical fiction)

An historical account of John Brown's Raid


D-466 RICHARD O'CONNER Wild Bill Hickok (cover by Verne Tossey; 1960; 1st ACE printing; listed as "complete and unabridged"; biography)

D-475 BRAD WARD (aka SAMUEL ANTHONY PEEPLES) The Marshal of Medicine Bend (c.1954; 1960; 2nd ACE printing)

Originally published as ACE Single S-60 (1954)

D-494 LESLIE TURNER WHITE Log Jam (1961; listed as "complete and unabridged")


D-570 L. L. FOREMAN Spanish Grant (c.1962; 1963; 1st ACE printing; listed as "complete and unabridged")

D-572 FRANK WYNNE Arizona Rider (1963; listed as "complete and unabridged")

D-573 STUART BROCK (aka LOUIS TRIMBLE) Whispering Canyon (cover by John Leone; c. 1956; 1963; listed as "complete and unabridged")

Whispering Canyon was originally published in ACE Double D-166 (1956) under the Stuart Brock pseudonym. It was bound with Samuel Anthony Peeples' Terror at Tres Alamos (1956).

D-574 LOUIS L'AMOUR Kilkenny (cover by Jim Bentley; c.1954; 1963; 2nd ACE printing; listed as "complete novel")

Kilkenny was originally published as ACE Single S-082 (1954)

D-578 BRIAN WYNNE GARFIELD (aka BRIAN GARFIELD) The Lawbringers (1963; listed as "complete and unabridged")

D-588 MERLE CONSTINER Short-Trigger Man (1964; listed as "first book publication")

Short-Trigger Man was later published in ACE Double 76147 (1972; "Tall Twin Western" edition) bound with Outrage at Bearskin Forks (c. 1966).

D-590 LIN SEARLES Stampede At Hourglass (1964; listed as "first book publication")

Stampede at Hourglass was later published in ACE Double 11181 (1972; "Tall Twin Western" edition) bound with Cliff Rider (c. 1966).

D-592 NELSON NYE Gunslick Mountain (1964; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

D-594 LOUIS TRIMBLE The Desperate Deputy of Cougar Hill (wrap-around cover by Gerald McConnell; 1965; listed as "first book publication")

D-594 (back cover)

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.

D-597 L. P. HOLMES The Hardest Man in the Sierras (cover by Gerald McConnell; 1965; listed as "first book publication")


F-SERIES

F-208 L. P. HOLMES Side Me At Sundown (1963)

F-252 JOHN CLIFFORD (aka J. C. BAYLISS) The Shooting Of Storey James (1964)

F-262 CLIFTON ADAMS Reckless Men (wrap-around cover by Gerald McConnell; 1964; 1st ACE printing; listed as "complete and unabridged")

F-262 (back cover)

F-266 ALLAN VAUGHAN ELSTON Roundup On The Yellowstone (nd; listed as "complete and unabridged")

F-286 JIM BOSWORTH The Long Way North (1964; listed as "complete and unabridged"; 1st ACE printing)

F-290 D. B. OLSEN Night of the Bowstring (fronstspiece illustration by Jack Gaughan; c.1954, 1962; 1st ACE printing)


F-300 BRIAN WYNNE GARFIELD (aka BRIAN GARFIELD) Vultures in the Sun (interior illiustration by Jack Gaughan; c.1963; 1st ACE printing; listed as "complete and unabridged")

F-300 (back cover)

F-302 FRANK WYNNE Dragoon Pass (c.1963; listed as "complete and unabridged")

F-316 ROBERT McCAIG The Burntwood Men ( interior illiustration by Jack Gaughan; c.1963; listed as "complete and unabridged")

F-316 (back cover)

F-324 BRIAN GARFIELD Apache Canyon (cover by Gerald McConnell; 1963; 1st ACE printing)

F-336 ERNEST HAYCOX Sixgun Duo (cover by Gerald McConnell; 1965; listed as “first book publication”)

This volume includes novellas The Gun Singer and The Killers. Note that this volume has the same blurb that appears on the later ACE five-digit (76851) volume.

F-340 JOHN and DAVID SHELLEY The Relentless Rider (cover by Gerald McConnell; 1965; listed as "first book publication")

F-348 NELSON NYE Guns of Horse Prairie (cover by Gerald McConnell; c.1943; 1965; listed as "complete and unabridged")

Guns of Horse Prairie was originally published by Phoenix Press under the pseudonym of Clem Colt.

F-351 LOUIS TRIMBLE The Holdout In The Diablos (cover by Gerald McConnell; 1965)

F-358 WILLIAM VANCE The Wild Riders Of Savage Valley (cover by Gerald McConnell; 1965)

F-360 L. L. FOREMAN Rawhiders Of The Brasada (cover by Gerald McConnell; 1965; listed as "first book publication")

F-369 SAMUEL ANTHONY PEEPLES The Lobo Horseman (cover by Gerald McConnell; c.1955; 1965)

The Lobo Horseman was originally published in ACE Double D-98 (1955) bound with Nelson Mye's The Texas Tornado (c. 1943).

F-370 BRAD WARD (aka SAMUEL ANTHONY PEEPLES) The Man From Andersonville (cover by Gerald McConnell; c.1956; 1965; listed as "complete and unabridged")

Originally published as ACE S-148 (1956)

F-376 LEWIS B. PATTEN The Odds Against Circle L (wrap-around cover by Gerald McConnell; 1966; listed as "first book publication")

F-376 (back cover)

LEWIS BYFORD PATTEN  (January 13, 1915 – May 22, 1981) was a prolific author of American Western novels, born and died in Denver, Colorado. He often published under the names Lewis Ford, Len Leighton and Joseph Wayne. He used the last two names when writing in collaboration with Wayne D. Overholser.

F-380 LEE HOFFMAN The Legend Of Blackjack Sam (1966; listed as "first book publication")

F-384 L. P. HOLMES The Savage Hours (cover by Gerald McConnell; nd)

Original cover art by Gerald McConnell for The Savage Hours.

F-389 WILLIAM COLT MacDONALD "Shoot Him on Sight!" (cover by Gerald McConnell; 1966; listed as "first book publication")

F-395 NELSON NYE Iron Hand (cover by Gerald McConnell; 1966; listed as "first book publication")


F-401 MERLE CONSTINER Outrage At Bearskin Forks (cover by Gerald McConnell; 1966; listed as "first book publication")

F-404 CLIFTON ADAMS The Grabhorn Bounty (cover by Gerald McConnell and frontspiece illustration (unsigned); c.1965; 1st ACE printing; listed as "complete and unabridged")

F-409 LIN SEARLES Cliff Rider (cover by Gerald McConnell; 1966; listed as "first book publication")

Cliff Rider was also published in ACE Double 11181 (1972) bound with Stampede at Hourglass. This volume was one of the "ACE Twin Tall Western" Doubles.

F-411 L. L. FOREMAN The Mustang Trail (wrap-around cover art and interior illustration (not signed); c.1965; listed as "complete and unabridged")

F-415 BRIAN WYNNE (aka BRIAN GARFIELD) The Bravos (cover by Gerald McConnell; 1966; listed as "first book publication")

F-418 NELSON NYE Single Action (1967; listed as "first book publication")

F-423 LEWIS B. PATTEN Giant On Horseback (cover by Gerald McConnell; c.1964; 1967; listed as "complete and unabridged")

F-428 WILLIAM COLT MacDONALD Mascarada Pass (c.1959; 1967; listed as "complete and unabridged")

F-428 (back cover)


G-SERIES

G-480 JOHN BRICK The Strong Men (1960; listed as "abridged"; historical fiction)


G-500 GEORGE D. HENDRICKS The Bad Man of the West (cover by Gerald McConnell; 1961; 1st ACE printing; listed as "complete and unabridged"; non-fiction)

G-500 (back cover)

This non-fiction account of the 'bad man' of the West is also listed in the ACE Potpourri section.

G-502 RICHARD O'CONNOR Pat Garrett (cover by Gerald McConnell; c.1960; 1965; ACE Giant edition; biography)

The story of the famous marshal who killed Billy the Kid

G-502 (back cover)

G-574 JACK M. BICKHAM The War On Charity Ross (cover by G. Gross; 1967; listed as "complete and unabridged,"

G-592 LIN SEARLES Stampede at Hourglass (nd; listed as "first book publication")


G-628 CLIFTON ADAMS Shorty (1967; 1st ACE printing; listed as "complete and unabridged")

G-628 (back cover)

G-652 MICHAEL BONNER The Disturbing Death of Jenkins Delaney (cover by Gerald McConnell; 1967; listed as "complete and unabridged")

G-657 NELSON NYE Rider on the Roan (cover by Gerald McConnell; 1967; listed as "first book publication")

G-665 L. L. FOREMAN The Silver Flame (cover by Gerald McConnell; 1967; listed as "complete and unabridged")

G-671 LEWIS B. PATTEN The Star and the Gun (cover by Gerald McConnell; 1967; listed as "first book publication")

G-678 L. L. FOREMAN The Plundering Gun (cover by Gerald McConnell; 1967)

G-685 HERBERT PURDUM My Brother John (cover by Gerald McConnell; 1966; listed as "complete and unabridged")

My Brother John was awarded the Spur Award for the Best Western Novel of the Year.

G-695 THEODORE V. OLSEN Bitter Grass (1967; listed as "complete and unabridged")

G-695 (back cover)

There is a hard cover edition of this volume (Doubleday DD western series). I have to check the publication date to see if this is a true first printing.


G-704 CARSE BOYD Navarro (cover by Gerald McConnell; c.1962; listed as "complete and unabridged")

Original cover art by Gerald McConnell for this edition of Navarro.

G-708 CLIFTON ADAMS A Partnership With Death (c. 1967; 1st ACE printing)

G-720 BRIAN WYNNE (aka BRIAN GARFIELD) Brand of the Gun (cover by Victor Prezio; 1968; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

G-720 (back cover)

G-726 LEE HOFFMAN The Valdez Horses  (cover by G. Gross; nd; listed as "complete & unabridged")

This might actually be the first printing by ACE Books.

G-731 NELSON NYE A Lost Mine Named Salvation (cover by G. Gross; c.1968; nd)

G-741 DEAN OWEN (aka WAYNE D. OVERHOLSER and LEWIS B. PATTEN) Red Is The Valley (1968; 1st ACE printing; listed as "complete & unabridged")

G-741 (back cover)

G-746 WILLIAM COLT MacDONALD Marked Deck At Topango Wells (1968; listed as "first book publication")

G-754 JACK M. BICKHAM The War On Charity Ross (cover by G. Gross with frontspiece illustration by Jack Gaughan; 1967; listed as "complete & unabridged")

G-754 (back cover)

G-759 GIFF CHESHIRE Wenatchee Bend (1966; 1st ACE printing; listed as "complete & unabridged")


K-SERIES

K-247 FRANCIS AMES That Callahan Spunk! (c.1965; nd)


M-SERIES

M-120 NELSON NYE Ambush at Yuma's Chimney (c.1965; nd; 2nd ACE printing)

Ambush at Yuma's Chimney was originally published as ACE M-120 (1965) bound with John Callahan's Ride the Wild Land.

M-136 NELSON NYE The Marshall of Pioche (c.1966; nd; 1st ACE single printing)

The Marshall of Pioche was originally published in ACE Double M-136 (1966) bound with Ray Hogan's Panhandle Pistolero.

M-144 ERNEST HAYCOX Trigger Trio (cover by Gerald McConnell; c.1966; listed as "first book publication")

This volume is a collection of 3 short novellas: The Fighting Call, The Octopus of Pilgrim Valley, and Ride Out!

M-158 BRIAN WYNNE (aka BRIAN GARFIELD) The Proud Riders (1967; listed as "first book publication")

M-158 (back cover)

A "Marshal Jeremy Six" story.

M-160 NELSON NYE Trail of Lost Skulls (cover by Gerald McConnell; 1967; listed as "first book publication")

M-163 RAY HOGAN The Wolver (cover by Gerald McConnell; 1967; listed as "first book publication")


FIVE DIGIT NUMERICAL SERIES

00296-X KYLE HOLLINGSHEAD Across The Border (February 1978; 1st ACE prinitng)

The cover art for this volume is used on both the front and back cover. It is mirror-image reversed on the back cover. This is the first time I have seen this use of the same cover art on both covers of an ACE single.

01990 NELSON NYE Ambush at Yuma's Chimney (c.1965; nd; probably 3rd ACE printing)

Ambush at Yuma's Chimney was originally published as ACE M-120 (1965) bound with John Callahan's Ride the Wild Land. It was reprinted as ACE western single M-120 (nd).

04730 NELSON NYE Bancroft's Banco (cover by Prezio; c.1963; nd)

Bancroft's Bancowas originally published in ACE Double F-224 (1963) and ACE Double 75968 (nd) bound with The Seven Six-Gunners.

04739-4 NELSON NYE Bandido (1977)

04745 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS The Bandit of Hell's Bend (nd; listed as "first time in paperback")

04755-6 ELMER KELTON Barbed Wire (c.1957; nd)

04755-6 (back cover)

Barbed Wire is a reprint of a Ballantine Books original western.

ELMER STEPHEN KELTON (1926-2009) was a journalist (farm and ranch related topics) as well as a western genre writer and novelist. In 1977, Kelton received an Owen Wister Award for lifetime achievement (named for Owen Wister, the author of The Virginian).

05074-3 NELSON NYE Bancroft's Banco (c.1963; nd; ACE Charter edition)

Bancroft's Banco was originally published as an ACE Double F-224 (1963) and ACE Double 75968 (nd) bound with The Seven Six-Gunners.

06000 BRIAN WYNNE (aka BRIAN GARFIELD) Big Country, Big Men (cover by Gerald McConnell; c.1968; nd)

A "Marshall Jeremy Six" novel.

Big Country, Big Men was also published in the "Tall Twin Western" ACE Double 06001-2 (November 1972) bound with Brian Wynne's Brand of the Gun.

06290 THEODORE V. OLSEN Bitter Grass (c.1967; nd; 2nd ACE printing)

Bitter Grass was originally published as ACE G-695 (1967).

06682-8 GILES A. LUTZ The Black Day (April 1974; ACE Charter edition)

06740 GILES A. LUTZ The Blind Trail (c.1964; nd)

The Blind Trail was originally published by Reese Sullivan (aka Giles A. Lutz) in ACE Double M-106 (1964) bound with Tim Kelly's Ride of Fury.

07800 BRIAN WYNNE (aka BRIAN GARFIELD) Brand of the Gun (c.1968; nd; 2nd ACE printing)

A "Marshall Jeremy Six" novel.

Brand of the Gun was originally published as ACE G-720 (1968).

Brand of the Gun was also published in the "Tall Twin Western" ACE Double 06001-2 (November 1972) bound with Brian Wynne's Big Country, Big Men. Because my copy does not have a copyright date other than 1968, I am uncertain when this ACE single was published. If any AIL user has a dated copy, please let me know.

07830 CLIFF FARRELL Bucko (c.1965; nd)

08360-9 TOM WEST Bucking for Boot Hill (1970; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

08380 FRED GROVE The Buffalo Runners (c.1968)

08383-8 BENJAMIN CAPPS The Buffalo Runners (nd)

The Buffalo Runners was a "Spur Award" winner for "Best Western Novel."

08390-0 ELMER KELTON The Buffalo Wagons (wrap-around cover art; c.1956; 1978)

08390-0 (back cover)

08551 EDWIN BOOTH Bushwhack (cover by Prezio; nd)

09031-1 WILLIAM O. TURNER Call The Beast Thy Brother (c.1973; 1986; 1st thus)


10471 SAM BOWIE (aka W. T. BALLARD) Chisum (c.1951; 1970; 1st thus; photo cover)

One of those "after-the-movie" books. Based upon a screenplay by Andrew J. Fenady and novelization by Sam Bowie, this volume uses photographs from the Warner Bros. film on the front and rear cover. This is also listed in the ACE POTPOURRI section.

10666 GILES A. LUTZ The Challenger (cover by G. Gross; c.1960; 1976?)

The Challenger was originally published as ACE Double D-436 (1960) bound with Tom West's The Phantom Pistoleer. It was later republished as ACE Double 10665 (nd).

11160 NELSON NYE The Clifton Contract (wrap-around cover art with frontspiece illustration by Jack Gaughan; July 1972; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

11160 (back cover)

11662 NELSON NYE The Clifton Contract (c.1972; nd)

11786-4 PHILIP KETCHUM The Cougar Basin War (cover by G. Gross; c.1970; nd)

The Cougar Basin War uses the same G. Gross cover art that was used on an earlier volume, ACE G-754 (1967)  The War On Charity Ross by Jack M. Bickham. 

The Cougar Basin War was originally published as ACE Double 11785 (1970) bound with Louis Trimble's Trouble Valley.

11801-8 ROSS SANTEE Cowboy (c.1928; nd)

12270-1 EDWIN BOOTH Crossfire (cover art by John Leone; 1977)

12280 LOUIS L'AMOUR Crossfire Trail (c.1954)

12280 (back cover)

Listed as an "ACE Western Exclusive."

12281 LOUIS L'AMOUR Crossfire Trail (c.1954; nd)

12282 LOUIS L'AMOUR Crossfire Trail (c.1954; nd)

Crossfire Trail was also published in ACE Double D-52 (1954) bound with William Colt MacDonald's Boomtown Bucaneers. Thus, I am not certain which edition would be considered to be the 1st ACE printing.

13907-8 ELMER KELTON The Day The Cowboys Quit (cover by G. Gross; c.1971; nd)

14162 GILES A. LUTZ The Deadly Deputy (wrap-around cover art; c.1969; nd)

14162 (back cover)

The Deadly Deputy was originally published under Reese Sullivan (aka Giles A. Lutz) in ACE Double 17000 (1969) bound with Dan J. Steven's The Dry Fork Incident.

14194 NELSON NYE Death Valley Slim (c.1963; nd)

14196-X NELSON NYE Death Valley Slim (c.1963; September 1976)

Death Valley Slim was previously published in ACE Double F-184 (1963) and ACE Double 14193-5 (nd) with Nelson Nye's The Kid From Lincoln County.

14198 JACK M. BICKHAM Decker's Campaign (c.1970; 1973; 1st ACE printing)

14240 WAYNE C. LEE Die Hard (1975; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

Note that this edition has the banner "Easy to Read Large Type." This letter-number series was reused with a different cover image and a slightly different title spelling ("Die-Hard") in the following edition (no date at this time).

14240 WAYNE C. LEE Die-Hard (c.1975; nd; different cover art)

14247 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS The Deputy Sheriff of Commanche County (cover by Boris Vallejo; interior illustrations by John Coleman Burroughs; c.1940; September 1975; listed as "first paperback publication")

14271 LOUIS TRIMBLE The Desperate Deputy of Cougar Hill (cover by Prezio and full page frontspiece illustration (no artist name or initals); c.1965; nd; 2nd ACE printing)

The Desparate Deputy of Cougar Hill was originally published as ACE D-594 (1965).

15265-1 ELMER KELTON Donovan (c.1961; 1981; 1st ACE printing)

ELMER KELTON also writes as LEE McELROY

18777 STEVEN C. LAWRENCE Edge of the Land (1974)


22767 AMELIA BEAN The Fancher Train (February 1982)

23359-7 JACK M. BICKHAM Feud Fury (c.1959; nd; wrap-around partial cover is photo-rendered art)

Feud Fury was originally published in ACE D-384 (1959) bound with Louis Trimble's Mountain Ambush (abridged edition).

24907 MERLE CONSTINER The Four From Gila Bend (c.1968; nd)

The Four From Gila Bend was originally published in ACE G-755 (1968) bound with Wayne C. Lee's Trail of the Skulls.

25500-0 ERNEST HAYCOX Frontier Blood (1974; 1st thus)

Includes, in addition to title story, the three novellas The Kid from River Red, Manhunt! and The Roaring Hour.

25730-5 KEN MURRAY Feud in Piney Flats (c.1953; 1958; nd)

Feud in Piney Flats was originally published in ACE Double D-34 (1953) bound with Hellions' Hole.

28811 LEWIS B. PATTEN Giant on Horseback (c.1964; 1967; 1973; 2nd ACE printing)

28816-2 LEWIS B. PATTEN Giant on Horseback (c.1967; 1973; 1985; 3rd ACE printing)

Giant on Horseback was originally published as ACE F-423 (1967)

28911 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS The Girl From Hollywood (cover by Boris Vallejo; nd; listed as "first time in paperback")

29741 TODHUNTER BALLARD (aka W. T. BALLARD) Gold in California! (cover by Gross; c.1965; nd)

29742 TODHUNTER BALLARD (aka W. T. BALLARD) Gold in California! (c.1965; nd)

29743 TODHUNTER BALLARD (aka W. T. BALLARD) Gold in California! (c.1965; nd)

Gold in California! was originally published as ACE A-9 (1965). This is also cross-listed in the ACE POTPOURRI section. Gold in California! was also the winner of the Spur Award for Best Western Novel.


30223 CLIFTON ADAMS The Grabhorn Bounty (c.1965; nd; ACE Charter edition)

30400 NELSON NYE Gringo (1969; may be 1st thus)

30402-8 NELSON NYE Gringo (1969; nd)

30675-6 WAYNE C. LEE Gun Country (wrap-around cover art; January 1978; 1st ACE printing)

30710 GILES A. LUTZ Gun Rich (c.1962; nd; 1st thus)

Gun Rich was originally published in ACE Double F-172 (1962) bound with Tom West's Battling Buckeroos.

30795-9 LEWIS B. PATTEN The Gun of Jesse Hand (1973; 1st ACE printing)

30816 NELSON NYE Gunslick Mountain (c.1964; nd; 2nd ACE printing)

30817 NELSON NYE Gunslick Mountain (c.1964; nd; 3rd ACE printing)

Gunslick Mountain was originally published as ACE D-592 (1964).

30841 NELSON NYE Guns of Horse Prairie (c.1943; 1965; nd)

30842 NELSON NYE Guns of Horse Prairie (c.1943; 1965; nd)

Guns of Horse Prairie was originally published by Phoenix Press under the pseudonym of Clem Colt. It was published by ACE Books as F-348 (1965).

30866-X J. R. ROBERTS The Gunsmith: One-Handed Gun (November 1982; 1st ACE Charter printing; ACE Charter edition; wrap-around cover art)

30866-X (back cover)

This appears to be a series, listed as "the All Action Western Series" published by the ACE Charter line. This is book 11 and the cover art is more Harlequin than ACE Western.

30897-X J. R. ROBERTS The Eagle's Gap (1984; 1st thus)

31620 LEWIS B. PATTEN The Hands of Geronimo (cover by G. Gross; c.1971; nd)

31820 T. V.OLSEN (aka THEODORE V. OLSEN) Haven of the Hunter (c.1956; 1971?)

32575 CHARLES O. LOCKE The Hell Bent Kid (c.1957; nd)

32600 JOHN M. SHELLEY Hell-For-Leather Jones (nd)

32725 NELSON NYE Hellbound for Ballarat (1970; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

32726-5 NELSON NYE Hellbound for Ballarat (c.1970; nd; 2nd ACE printing)

32734-6 FRANK RODERUS Hell Creek Cabin (1981; 1st ACE printing)

32815-6 ROBERT E. HOWARD Heroes of Bear Creek (1983; 1st thus)

Although Robert E. Howard is better known for the Conan adventures, it appears he had his hand in the western genre. This volume is listed as "First Time in One Volume!" I am going to put this title also in the Potpourri section until I get some control on this story.

34270 GILES A. LUTZ The Honyocker (c.1961; 1969; nd)

34272 GILES A. LUTZ The Honyocker (c.1961; 1969; nd)

34280-9 GILES A. LUTZ The Honyocker (wrap-around cover art; c.1961; 1969; Charter edition September 1976; April 1984; 4th printing; ACE Charter edition)

34280-9 (back cover)

34286-8 GILES A. LUTZ The Honyocker (wrap-around cover art; c.1961; 1969; Charter edition 1976; 1984; 1985; 5th printing; ACE Charter edition)

GILES ALFRED LUTZ (1910–1982) was a prolific Western genre author.  In 1962, Lutz won the Western Writers of America Golden Spur Award for The Honyocker. Lutz wrote under several pseudonyms including "James B. Chaffin," "Wade Everett (with Will Cook)," "Alex Hawk," "Hunter," "Hunter Ingram," "Reese Sullivan," and "Gene Thompson."

34287-6 EARL MURRAY The Horse Ranch (February 1983; 1st ACE printing and PBO; ACE Charter edition)

34337-6 ELMER KELTON Hot Iron (1986; 1st ACE printing)

37341 NELSON NYE Iron Hand (c.1966; 1993; 2nd ACE printing)

This might be a George Gross cover - a bit difficult to read (by sleeve in lower left).

37343 NELSON NYE Iron Hand (c.1966; 1993; nd)

Iron Hand was originally published as ACE F-395 (1966).


43721-8 FRANK RODERUS The Keystone Kid (nd)

43790 LOUIS L'AMOUR Kilkenny (c.1954; 1963; nd; probably 3rd ACE printing)

43790 (back cover)

43791 LOUIS L'AMOUR Kilkenny (c.1954; 1963; nd; same cover art as ACE 43790)

Note the "Read Easy Large Type" header.

Kilkenny was originally published as ACE D-574 (1954).

44250 ERIC SMITH (aka ERIC ALLEN-BALLARD) A Killer inWhiskey Smith (cover by George Gross; 1971; 1st ACE printing)

44464-4 MATT BRAUN Kinch (c.1975; 1978; 1st ACE printing)

47080-7 CLIFTON ADAMS The Last Days of Wolf Garnett (c.1970; nd)

47081 CLIFTON ADAMS The Last Days of Wolf Garnett (c.1970; August 1973; 1st ACE printing)

47081 (back cover)

47082-3 CLIFTON ADAMS The Last Days of Wolf Garnett (c.1970; 1973; nd)

The Last Days of Wolf Garnett was a "Spur Award" winner for "Best Western Novel."

47090 RAY HOGAN _________________ (wrap-around cover art; c.1963)

47201 L. L. FOREMAN Last Stand Mesa (1969)

47493-4 LEE LEIGHTON Law Man (cover by G. Gross; c.1953; nd; ACE Charter edition)

47500 GILES A. LUTZ Law of the Trigger (c.1959; nd)

47501-9 GILES A. LUTZ Law of the Trigger (c.1959; 1986; ACE Charter edition)

Law of the Trigger was originally published as ACE Double D-408 (1959) bound with Edwin Booth's Wyoming Welcome.

47510 WAYNE C. LEE Law of the Lawless (1977; 1st ACE printing)

47951 LEE HOFFMAN The Legend of Blackjack Sam (cover by Gerald McConnell; c.1966; nd; probably 2nd ACE printing)

47952 LEE HOFFMAN The Legend of Blackjack Sam (cover by Gerald McConnell; c.1966; nd)

The Legend of Blackjack Sam was originally published as ACE F-380 (1966).

48877-5 GILES A. LUTZ The Lonely Ride (c.1971; February 1973; 1st ACE printing)

48879-X GILES A. LUTZ The Lonely Ride (wrap-around cover art; c.1971; 1973; nd; 2nd ACE printing)

Different cover art. Artist name (Carl ?) is cut off on the image.

48918 NELSON NYE Long Run (c.1954; nd)

48920-6 NELSON NYE Long Run (wrap-around cover art by G. Gross; c.1954; 1976)

48921 NELSON NYE Long Run (c.1954; 1976; same cover art)

48925-7 NELSON NYE Long Run (c.1954; 1976; same cover art)

Long Run was a "Spur Award" winner for "Best Western Novel."

48926-8 JIM BOSWORTH The Long Way North (c.1964; nd; 2nd ACE printing)

The Long Way North was originally published as ACE F-286 (1964).


51639 LOUIS TRIMBLE The Man From Colorado (c.1963; nd)

The Man From Colorado was originally published in ACE Double F-214 (1963) bound with Bill Burchardt's The Wildcatters. It was later published in ACE Double 51638 (nd) bound with Louis Trimble's Marshall of Sangaree.

51642-4 RAY HOGAN The Man From Barranca Negra (wrap-around cover art; c.1964; 1972)

The Man From Barranca Negrea was originally published in ACE Double F-272 (1964) bound with No Job For A Cowboy by Stephen Payne.

51634-3 RAY HOGAN Killer's Gun (nd)

Please note that this title is out of ACE Letter-Number series sequence.  Could this be a re-title of another Hogan story?  If any AIL users have an idea, please contact me.  Thanks.

51860-5 KYLE HOLLINGSHEAD The Man on the Blood Bay (1977)

51950 WILLIAM COLT MacDONALD Marked Deck at Topango Wells (c.1968; nd; probably 2nd ACE printing)

Marked Deck at Topango Wells was originally published as ACE G-746 (1966).

52040 NELSON NYE The Marshall of Pioche (c. 1966; nd; 2nd ACE single printing)

52040 (back cover)

This edition has both the front and back cover with the same art.  I have only seen one other ACE volume with this type of art arrangement.

52041-3 NELSON NYE The Marshall of Pioche (c. 1966; nd; 3rd ACE single printing)

The Marshall of Pioche was originally published in ACE M-136 (1966) bound with Ray Hogan's Panhandle Pistolero.  It was (I think concurrently) printed as an ACE single (M-136) with the same cover art as the ACE Double.  This edition has different cover art.  

52740 L. P. HOLMES The Maverick Star (1969; 1st ACE printing and PBO)

54381-2 MAX BRAND (aka FREDERICK FAUST) Montana Rides! (original title: Montana Rides!; ACE Charter edition; 1981; 1st thus)

The original author notation for this volume was as by EVAN EVANS (yet another pseudonym).

54460 EDGAR RICE BURROUGH The Mucker (cover by Frank Frazetta; 1974; 1st ACE printing)

55120 HERBERT R. PURDUM My Brother John (c.1966; nd; probably 2nd ACE printing)

55123-8 HERBERT R. PURDUM My Brother John (c.1966; nd; probably 3rd ACE printing)

My Brother John was originally published as ACE G-685 (1966). This story was a "Spur Award" winner for "Best Western Novel."

55133-5 GILES A. LUTZ My Brother's Keeper (c.1975; nd; 2nd ACE printing)

55140 GILES A. LUTZ My Brother's Keeper (1975; 1st ACE printing)

56020-2 FRANK RODERUS The Name Is Hart (c.1976; nd)

56025-3 WILL C. BROWN The Nameless Breed (c.1960; 1977; 1985)

56026 WILL C. BROWN The Nameless Breed (c.1960; 1977; nd)

56027-X WILL C. BROWN The Nameless Breed (c.1960; 1977; nd)

The Nameless Breed was a "Spur Award" winner for "Best Western Novel."

56920 GILES A. LUTZ Nemesis of Circle A (c.1965; nd)

Nemesis of Circle A was originally published under Reese Sullivan (aka Giles A. Lutz) in ACE Double M-128 (1965) bound with Brian Wynne (aka Brian Garfield) The Night It Rained Bullets. It was later republished as ACE Double 57601 (nd).

57730-4 DON P. JENISON Nightmare Ranch (nd)

57731-8 DON P. JENISON Nightmare Ranch (1974)

58375 NELSON NYE The No-Gun Fighter (c.1956; nd)

58376 NELSON NYE The No-Gun Fighter (c.1956; nd)

The No-Gun Fighter was originally published in ACE Double D-180 (1956) bound with Walt Coburn's One Step Ahead of the Posse.

58602 WILLIAM VANCE No Man's Brand (c.1967; nd)

58602 (back cover)

58603-1 WILLIAM VANCE No Man's Brand (c.1967; nd)

58604-X WILLIAM VANCE No Man's Brand (c.1967; nd)

No Man's Brand was originally published in ACE Double G-674 (1967) bound with Merle Constiner's Two Pistols South of Deadwood. It was later reprinted as ACE Double 58601.

58810 NELSON NYE Not Grass Alone (nd; listed as "First Paperback Publication")


60942 LEWIS B. PATTEN The Odds Against Circle L (c.1966; nd; 2nd ACE printing)

The Odds Against Circle L was originally published as ACE F-376 (1966).

62177-5 FRANK RODERUS Old Kyle's Boy (c.1981; 1985; 1st thus)

62340-9 RAY HOGAN Omaha Crossing (1977)

62341-7 RAY HOGAN Omaha Crossing (1977; nd)

62730 MATT KINCAID (aka CLIFTON ADAMS) Once An Outlaw (1970; probably 1st thus)

62731 CLIFTON ADAMS Once An Outlaw (c.1970; nd)

Both Once An Outlaw volumes use the SAME cover art.

62955 NELSON NYE The One-Shot Kid (original title: Once in The Saddle; c.1946; 1954; nd)

62956 NELSON NYE The One-Shot Kid (cover by G. Gross; original title: Once in The Saddle; c.1946; 1954; nd)

The One-Shot Kid was originally published in ACE Double D-78 (1954) bound with Tom West's Lobo Legacy.

65102 RAY HOGAN Panhandle Pistolero (cover by G. Gross; c.1965; nd)

Panhandle Pistolero was originally published in ACE Double M-136 (1966) bound with The Marshall of Pioche by Nelson Nye.

65200 CLIFTON ADAMS A Partnership With Death (c.1967; nd; probably 2nd ACE printing)

A Partnership With Death was originally published as ACE G-708 (1967).

65529-7 TOM WEST Payoff at Piute (1977; 1st ACE printing)

67131 L. L. FOREMAN The Plundering Gun (cover by Victor Prezio; c.1967; nd)

The Plundering Gun was originally published as ACE G-678 (1967).


70352-6 NELSON NYE Rafe (c.1962; 1979; 1st thus)

Rafe was originally published in ACE Double F-150 (1962) bound with Hideout Mountain.

70390 ERIC ALLEN (aka ERIC ALLEN-BALLARD) Raiders from Whiskey Smith (1972)

70395-X ERIC ALLEN (aka ERIC ALLEN-BALLARD) Rampage in Whiskey Smith (1979; 1st ACE printing)

70440 KYLE HOLLINGSHEAD Ransome' s Army (nd)

71076 CLIFTON ADAMS Reckless Men (c.1964; nd; 2nd ACE printing; listed as "complete and unabridged")

This edition uses the same cover art as ACE F-262. Note the potential renumber and reuse of old "new" stock.

71077 CLIFTON ADAMS Reckless Men (c.1964; nd; 3rd ACE printing; different cover art)

Reckless Men was originally published as ACE F-262 (1964).

71120 JOSEPH WAYNE Red is the Valley (nd)

71150 LEWIS B. PATTEN The Red Sabbath (c.1968; 1st ACE printing)

71150 (back cover)

71151 LEWIS B. PATTEN The Red Sabbath (c.1968; 1973; 2nd ACE printing)

71151 (back cover)

71154 LEWIS B. PATTEN The Red Sabbath (c.1968; 1973; nd; 3rd ACE printing)

The Red Sabbath was a "Spur Award" winner for "Best Western Novel." Based on Custer's battle at the Little Big Horn.

71420-X GILES A. LUTZ Reprisal! (c.1974; 1976; 1st ACE printing and listed as "First Paperback Publication")

71721-5 LEE HOFFMAN Return to Broken Crossing (nd)

71816 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS The Return Of The Mucker (nd)

71828-0 MAX BRAND (aka FREDERICK FAUST) The Revenge of Broken Arrow (1981; ACE Charter edition)

The Revenge of Broken Arrow was originally published under the pseudonym of Evan Evans.

72280 EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS The Rider (c.1915; nd; listed as "first time in paperback")

This is another Burroughs volume that is difficult to classify. I place it both in the ACE POTPOURRI and WESTERN sections.

72299 NELSON NYE Rider on a Roan (c.1967; nd; 2nd ACE printing)

72301 NELSON NYE Rider on a Roan (c.1967; nd)

Rider on a Roan was originally published as ACE G-657 (1967).

72320 LEWIS B. PATTEN Ride the Hot Wind (c.1971; nd)

72321-3 LEWIS B. PATTEN Ride the Hot Wind (c.1971; nd)

72322-5 LEWIS B. PATTEN Ride the Hot Wind (c.1971; nd)

72350-0 NELSON NYE Riders By Night (1978)

72355-1 NORMAN ZOLLINGER Riders to Cibola (nd; may be 1st thus)

72360 JOHN CALLAHAN ______________ (illustration by Jack Gaughan; c.1965; 1968)

72740-9 GORDON D. SHIRREFFS Rio Diablo (1977)

73435 L. L. FOREMAN Rogue's Legacy (frontis illustration by Jack Gaughan; c.1968; 1970; 1st ACE printing; listed as "complete and unabridged")

73426-X NELSON NYE Rogue's Rendezvous (c.1965; nd; ACE Charter edition)

Rogue's Rendezvous was previously published in ACE Double 30701-9 (nd), ACE Double 30798-1 (nd), and ACE Double M-112 (1965) bound with Gun Feud At Tiedown.

74300-5 D. R. SHERMAN Ryan (June 1973; 1st ACE printing)

74940 BENJAMIN CAPPS Sam Chance (nd)

75081 L. P. HOLMES The Savage Hours (interior illustration (unsigned); c.1966; nd)

Although the first page ink drawing illustration looks like Jack Gaughan, I cannot find his characteristic initials (JG) to verify artist identity.

75885-1 CARTER A. VAUGHAN The Seneca Hostage (c.1969; nd; historical fiction)

75965 NELSON NYE The Seven Six-Gunners (c.1963; nd)

75965 NELSON NYE The Seven Six-Gunners (c.1963; nd)

The Seven Six-Gunners was originally published in ACE Double F-224 (1963) and ACE Double 75968 (nd) bound with Bancroft's Banco.

76015 ROBERT McCAIG The Shadow Maker (cover by G. Gross; 1970; 1st ACE printing)

76065 ELMER KELTON Shadow of a Star (c.1958; nd)

76172-0 CLIFTON ADAMS Shorty (1966)

76175-9 RAY HOGAN Showdown on Texas Flat (interior illustration by Jack Gaughan; c.1972)

76176 RAY HOGAN Showdown on Texas Flat (c.1972; nd)

76178-X DAN KIRBY Showdown at Cibecue Creek (1979; 1st ACE printing)

76181 JIM MAYO (aka LOUIS L'AMOUR) Showdown at Yellow Butte (c.1953; nd)

I especially like this one - primarily because it is showing the age of its readers - note the Read Easy/Large Type label. Guess they do not understand that middle age is 10 years older than what your current age is listed. This notation is also found on the ACE Gothic Novels.

76190 LOUIS L'AMOUR Showdown at Yellow Butte (c.1953; nd)

On this copy, the JIM MAYO pseudonym is mentioned.

76338-3 LOUIS TRIMBLE Siege at High Meadow (c.1962; November 1978; 3rd ACE printing)

Siege at High Meadow was originally published in ACE Double F-128 (1962) bound with Tom West's The Buzzard's Nest (1962).

LOUIS TRIMBLE also writes as STUART BROCK and GERRY TRAVIS.

76761 NELSON NYE Single Action (c. 1967; 1972; 2nd ACE printing)

Single Action was originally published as ACE F-418 (1967). Artist signature cut off on book cover (argh).

76840-7 LEWIS B. PATTEN Six Ways of Dying (c.1970; nd; may be 1st thus)

76841-6 LEWIS B. PATTEN Six Ways of Dying (c.1970; nd)

76842 LEWIS B. PATTEN Six Ways of Dying (wrap-around cover art; c.1970; nd)

76842 (back cover)

76851 ERNEST HAYCOX Sixgun Duo (c.1965; nd; probably 2nd ACE printing)

Includes the novellas The Gun Singer and The Killers. Although the cover blurb say “two newly discovered short novels,” this volume was originally published in its entirety as ACE F-336 (1965).

76901 DEAN OWEN (aka WAYNE D. OVERHOLSER and LEWIS B. PATTEN) The Skull Riders (c.1969; nd)

The Skull Riders was originally published in ACE 76900 (1969) bound with Merle Constiner's The Man Who Shot "The Kid."

77520 WAYNE LEE Son of a Gunman (nd)

Son of a Gunman is also published in ACE Double 77520 (nd) bound with Barry Cord's Gun Boss of Triangle.

77911-5 CLEMENT HARDIN Stage Line to Rincon (1971)

77918 JAMES POWELL Stage to Seven Springs (nd)

77951 LEWIS B. PATTEN The Star and the Gun (cover by JHL; 1967; nd; 2nd ACE printing)

The Star and the Gun was originally published as ACE G-671 (1967).

78470 ERNEST HAYCOX Starlight and Gunflame (1973; 1st thus)

Three short stories. This may also be considered one of the ACE Western Triples. Note the "wrap-around" cover art.

78580 MERLE CONSTINER Steel-Jacket (cover by George Gross; 1972; 1st ACE printing)

78830 GILES A. LUTZ The Stranger (c.1972; nd)

79805 ROY MANNING Tangled Trail (1978; 1st thus)


80271-0 ELMER KELTON The Time It Never Rained (c.1973; October 1978)

80400 NELSON NYE The Texas Gun (1970; 1st ACE printing)

80401 NELSON NYE The Texas Gun (c.1970; nd)

80402-0 NELSON NYE The Texas Gun (c.1970; 1972) Different cover art.

80453 NELSON NYE The Texas Tornado (original title: Rustler's Roost; c.1943; 1955; nd)

80454 NELSON NYE The Texas Tornado (original title: Rustler's Roost; c.1943; 1955; nd)

The Texas Tornado was originally published in ACE Double D-98 (1955) bound with Samuel Anthony Peeples' The Lobo Horseman.

80575-2 NELSON NYE Thief River (c.1951; February 1978; 1st ACE printing; wrap-around cover art)

80818 GORDON D. SHIRREFFS Three From the West (nd)

Three From the West contains three stories with a single cover. The three stories of this volume are: Rio Desperado (c. 1962), Quicktrigger (c. 1963), and Voice of the Gun (c. 1962).

Rio Desperado and Voice of the Gun were originally published in ACE Double F-152 (1962).

Quicktrigger was originally published in ACE Double F-238 (1963) bound with Stephen Payne's Brand Him Outlaw.

This volume is one of the four (4) ACE Western Triples with single cover that I have found so far.

80845-X FRANK RODERUS The 33 Brand (nd)

81132-9 GILES LUTZ A Time For Vengeance (c.1977; 1st ACE printing)

81770 NELSON NYE Tornado on Horseback (c.1944; 1955; nd)

Tornado on Horseback was originally published in ACE Double D-134 (1955) bound with Gene Olson's The Outsiders.

82081-6 JOHN CALLAHAN Track of the Hunter (c.1968)

82085-9 ARTHUR MOORE Track of the Killer (cover by G. Gross; c.1975)

82090-2 CLIFTON ADAMS Tragg's Choice (cover by G. Gross; c.1963; nd)

82091 CLIFTON ADAMS Tragg's Choice (c.1963; nd)

82094-8 CLIFTON ADAMS Tragg's Choice (different cover art  by G. Gross; c.1963; 1969; nd; ACE Charter edition)

Tragg's Choice was a "Spur Award" winner for "Best Western Novel." Published in the UK (1974) under the title The Oceola Kid.

82110 RAY HOGAN ________________ (wrap-around cover art; c. 1963; nd)

82121 NELSON NYE Trail of Lost Skulls (cover art by G. Gross; c.1967; nd)

Trail of Lost Skulls was originally published as ACE M-160 (1967). This edition's dedication is to Don Wollheim, editor of ACE Books)

82136 BENJAMIN CAPPS The Trail To Ogallala (nd)

82170 SAM BOWIE (aka W. T. BALLARD) The Train Robbers (1973, 1st thus; photo cover)

Movie tie-in novel. Novelized from the screenplay by Burt Kennedy. Photo cover illustration features Ann-Margaret and John Wayne.

82255 NELSON NYE Treasure Trail From Tuscon (c.1964; nd)

82256 NELSON NYE Treasure Trail From Tuscon (c.1964; nd)

Treasure Trail from Tuscon was originally published in ACE Double F-298 (1964) bound with Nelson Nye's Sudden Country.

82401 ERNEST HAYCOX Trigger Trio (c.1965; nd; 2nd ACE printing)

Trigger Trio is a collection of 3 short novelletes. Previously published as ACE M-144 (1965).

This volume is one of the four (4) ACE Western Triples with single cover that I have found so far.

AIL Users:  Need a better image for this volume.

82409 RAY HOGAN Triple Threat (nd)

Triple Threat contains three stories with a single cover. The three stories of this volume are: The Hellsfire Lawman (c. 1968), Legacy of the Slash M (c. 1967), and The Wolver (c. 1967).

Legacy of the Slash M was originally published in ACE Double G-615 (1967) bound with William Vance's Tracker.

This volume is one of the four (4) ACE Western Triples with single cover.

82410-2 D. B. NEWTON Triple Trouble (July 1978; 1st ACE printing)

Triple Trouble contains three stories with a single cover and is to my knowledge the only ACE western under Newton's real name. The three stories of this volume are: Rainbow Rider (c. 1978), Panhandle Beef (c.1978), and Guns Buy This Grass (1st ACE printing July 1978).

This volume is one of the four (4) ACE Western Triples with single cover .

82430 NELSON NYE Trouble At Quinn's Crossing (cover by George Gross; c.1971; 1976)

Original cover art by George Gross for Trouble At Quinn's Crossing. Oil on board (15.5" x 9.5" image area), close-up of image area, signed lower left.

82431 NELSON NYE Trouble At Quinn's Crossing (c.1971; 1976; nd)

82432-3 NELSON NYE Trouble At Quinn's Crossing (wrap-around cover art; c.1971; 1976; March 1987; ACE Charter edition)

82456 GILES A. LUTZ The Trouble Borrower (c.1968; nd)

The Trouble Borrower was originally published by Reese Sullivan (aka Giles A. Lutz) in ACE Double G-732 (1968) bound with Clement Hardin (aka Dwight Bennett Newton) Ambush Reckoning.

82467-6 WAYNE D. OVERHOLSER The Trouble Kid (1987; 1st ACE printing)

83236-9 MAX BRAND (aka FREDERICK FAUST) Twenty Notches (1977)

83450 MERLE CONSTINER Two Pistols South of Deadwood (c.1967; nd)

Two Pistols South of Deadwood was originally published in ACE G-674 (1967) bound with William Vance's No Man's Brand.

84543-6 ALAN LeMAY The Unforgiven (1980; 1st thus; ACE Charter edition)

Is this the story that became the movie directed by and starring Clint Eastwood?

84900 LOUIS L'AMOUR Utah Blaine (c.1954; nd)

84901 LOUIS L'AMOUR Utah Blaine (c.1954; nd)

In the "Read Easy - Large Type" edition.

85900 LEE HOFFMAN The Valdez Horses (c.1967; nd)

85903-8 LEE HOFFMAN The Valdez Horses (c.1967; nd)

85904 LEE HOFFMAN The Valdez Horses (c. 1967; nd)

85907-0 LEE HOFFMAN The Valdez Horses (c.1967; June 1985)

The Valdez Horses was a "Spur Award" winner for "Best Western Novel."  Originally published as ACE G-726 (1967).

86102-4 JAMES POWELL Vendetta (1980; 1st ACE printing)

86102-4 (back cover)

86130 GILES A. LUTZ The Vengeance Ghost (c.1968; nd)

86130 (back cover)

The Vengeance Ghost was originally published by Reese Sullivan (aka Giles A. Lutz) in ACE Double G-760 (1968) bound with X. X. Jones' Bronc.

86140 WILL C. KNOTT The Vengenance Seeker #1 (1975)

86455-4 WAYNE C. LEE The Violent Man (1978; 1st ACE printing)

87260 JACK M. BICKHAM The War on Charity Ross (c.1967; nd)

87261 JACK M. BICKHAM The War on Charity Ross (wrap-around cover art; c.1967; nd)

87261 (back cover)

The War On Charity Ross was originally published as ACE G-754 (1967).

87640 JOHN JAKES Wear A Fast Gun (wrap-around cover art by Stivers; c.1956; nd)

88010. T. (THEODORE) V. OLSEN Westward They Rode (1976; listed as "first paperback publication")

88011-8 T. (THEODORE) V. OLSEN Westward They Rode (c.1976; 2nd ACE printing)

88040 GIFF CHESHIRE Wenatchee Bend (c.1966; nd)

88041-9 GIFF CHESHIRE Wenatchee Bend (c.1966; nd)

Wenatchee Bend was originally published as ACE G-759 (1966).

88450-4 STUART BROCK (aka LOUIS TRIMBLE) Whispering Canyon (wrap-around cover art; c.1955; 1963; nd)

Whispering Canyon was originally published in ACE Double D-166 (1956) under the Stuart Brock pseudonym. It was bound with Samuel Anthony Peeples' Terror at Tres Alamos (1956). It was later reprinted as ACE D-573 (1963).

88549-7 BENJAMIN CAPPS The White Man's Road (c.1969; April 1986; ACE Charter edition)

88549-7 (back cover)

88560 BENJAMIN CAPPS The White Man's Road (cover by G. Gross; c.1969; listed as "first time in paperback;" 1st ACE printing; historical fiction)

88562 BENJAMIN CAPPS The White Man's Road (c.1969; nd; listed as "first time in paperback"; historical fiction) - later printing - possibly 2nd ACE printing

88565 BENJAMIN CAPPS The White Man's Road (c.1969; nd; listed as "first time in paperback"; historical fiction) - different cover art

Listed as winner of "Western Heritage Award" and "Spur Award" for "Best Western Novel" and "Best Western Historical Novel" (respectively). Originally published by Harper & Row Publishers.

88850 GILES A. LUTZ The Wild Quarry (c.1961; nd)

88851-8 GILES A. LUTZ The Wild Quarry (c.1961; May 1980)

88852-6 GILES A. LUTZ The Wild Quarry (c.1961; 1980; April 1985; ACE Charter edition; different cover art)

88852-6 (back cover)

The Wild Quarry was originally published as ACE D-492 (1961) bound with William Hopson's Winter Drive.

88862 GILES A. LUTZ Wild Runs The River (c.1968; nd)

89591 L. P. HOLMES Wolf Brand (c.1962; 1969; nd) and The Buzzards of Rocky Pass (c.1963; nd)

Wolf Brand was originally published as ACE Double F-142 (1962) bound with Smoky Pass. It was later published as ACE Double 89590 (~1969).

The Buzzards of Rocky Pass was originally published as ACE Double F-208 (1963) bound with Side Me At Sundown.

This is technically an ACE Double with a single cover.

89600 NELSON NYE Wolf Trap (1969)


90500-5 JACK ZAVADA The Wolfer (1977)

I am confused. Ray Hogan did The Wolfer (ACE M-163, 1966). It was reprinted a number of times (see ACE 90701 or Triple Threat - ACE 82409). So, why the same title (should these not be at least different in the context that they were published by ACE?) If anyone has any insight, I would be interested.

90701 RAY HOGAN (aka ROBERT J. HOGAN) The Wolver (wrap-around cover art by Prezio; c.1967; January 1973; 2nd ACE printing)

I have been enlightened with respect to this question (thank you). It appear that Ray Hogan is Robert J. Hogan and the other title by Jack Zavada is just ACE failing to recognize that a title should be different than one in print (argh).

94999 LEWIS B. PATTEN The Youngerman Guns (c.1969; may be 1st ACE printing)

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