Big Little Book

    (Whitman, 1932-1949)

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Hardcover #715

 
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Lowery GW8; 240 pages; ca. 1933Harry Houdini & other magicians 

#715 - 2nd printing

 
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American Oil Co. premium on back cover; No number on spine; Glued binding; 192 pages; Lowery GWp2.1.9b; ca. 1933Harry Houdini & other magicians 

Hardcover #716 - 2nd printing

 
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Lowery GW9b; Paper spine; 300 pages; Identified by number of pages and 7-title ad at the back of the book; A SCARCE book; ca. 1933Harold GrayHarold Gray

Hardcover #723

 
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Reprints daily strip 3/2-5/16/1933; Paper spine; No Issue number on spine; Lowery GW16; ca. 1933Chester GouldChester Gould

Hardcover #724

 
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Lowery GW18; 300 pages; Different size: 4 1/4“x 4 1/2”x 1 1/2; Written and drawn specially for the Whitman BLB format; ca. 1933Leon MorganHal Arbor

Hardcover #726

 
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Reprints daily strip 11/12/1932- 2/10/1933; Lowery GW20; ca. 1934Webb SmithFloyd Gottfreson

Hardcover #734

 
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Reprints Sunday pages 2/5-5/28/1933; Paper spine; Only 7 titles listed in the ad in the back pages; Lowery GW22a; Illustration on page 307 is printed upside-down; First Chester Gump BLB; ca. 1933Sidney SmithSidney Smith

Hardcover #742

 
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Reprints first daily series 1932-33 strips about 45 through about 1300; Paper spine; First Buck Rogers BLB; Lowery GW23a; ca. 1933Phil NowlanLt. Dick Calkins

#745 - 2nd printing

 
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Red background on front cover; Glued binding; Lowery GWp2.1/17; Back cover premium ad; Adapted from BLB #745 Smitty, Golden Gloves (Lowery GW25); ca. 1934Berndt BerndtWalter Berndt

Hardcover #746

 
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Lowery GW24; 307 original illustrations plus 1 reprinted as frontis piece; First Tarzan BLB; ca. 1933Unauthorized adaptation from the work of Edgar Rice Burroughs and the daily strip.Juanita Bennett

Hardcover #748

 
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Reprints daily strip 5/29-9/25/1933. ca. 1933; Identified by 8-title ad at the back of book; Lowery GW28aHarold GrayHarold Gray

Hardcover #749

 
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Green cover; Reprints daily strip 5/22-8/2/1933; 320 pages; Lowery GW29a; ca. 1933Chester GouldChester Gould

Hardcover #750

 
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Reprints daily strip 5/10-11/11/1932; Identified by an 8-title ad at the back of the book; Lowery GWp30a; Scarcest of the three printings; ca. 1933Floyd GottfredsonFloyd Gottfredson

Hardcover #751

 
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Lowery GW31a; 320 pages; Several copies of this BLB have been found with upside-down covers; ca. 1934Roy CraneRoy Crane

Hardcover #751 Variation A

 
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Lowery SW99; Better Little Book©; 432 pages; ca. 1940 Irwin L. Hess

Hardcover #753

 
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Lowery GW32; 160 pages; Movie size: 4 5/8”x 5 1/4”x 1"; Adapted for the movie by Kenneth Hallam from the story“Patrol”by Phillip MacDonald; Contains 74 motion picture stills from the RKO picture; ca. 1934  

#754

 
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Cocomalt premium on back cover; Lowery GW33b; A RARE book; ca. 1933Gene ByrnesGene Byrnes

Hardcover #755

 
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Lowery GW34; 320 pages; Reprint of Canadian daily strip created in 1933; ca. 1934Ted McCallHarry Hall

Hardcover #758

 
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Lowery GW37a; 384 pages; Written and drawn specially for the BLB format; ca. 1934G. P. AlkireHal Arbo

Hardcover #761

 
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Lowery GW40; 320 pages; ca. 1934Percy CrosbyPercy Crosby

Hardcover #766

 
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Reprints the Sunday pages 7/23-11/23/1933; Lowery GW44a; ca. 1934Sydney SmithSydney Smith

Hardcover #1100

 
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Reprints 1st daily strip 2/17-11/7/1936; Lowery GW136; 1st Phantom BLB, ca. 1938Ray MooreLee Falk

Hardcover #1102

 
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Reprints 2nd daily storyline of 60 panels; Lowery GW137; 240 illustrations; 4 per panel; ca. 1936Adapted from Edgar Rice BurroughsRex Mason

Hardcover #1103 Variation A

 
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Lowery GW138; Better Little Book®; Based on the comic strip; 1st King of the Royal Mounted BLB; ca. 1936Zane Grey & Romer GrayAllen Dean

Hardcover #1105

 
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Reprints daily strip10/2-12/5/1933; Lowery GW59; ca. 1934Chester GouldChester Gould

Hardcover #1112

 
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Lowery GW65; 1st Skeezix BLB; ca.1934Frank KingFrank King

Hardcover #1125

 
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Lowery GW155; 432 pages; ca. 1936Norman MarshNorman Marsh

Hardcover #1127 - 2nd printing

 
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2nd printing identified by complete title on cover; Lowery GW156b; 1st Skyroads BLB; ca. 1936Lt. Dick CalkinsRussell Keaton

Hardcover #1135

 
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Another printing is softcover with no number on spine and with Cocomalt premium on back cover; In Lowery’s book but not on the BLB website; Lowery GW18; Such BLB is assumed to be GWp18.2; ca. 1936Leon MorganHal Arbo

Hardcover #1136

 
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Lowery GW161; 432 pages; Written and drawn specially for the BLB format; ca. 1936Morton H. CowenHal Arbo

Hardcover #1141

 
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Lowery GW81; Soft spine; Movie size: 4 5/8”x 5 1/4”x 1"; 160 pages; ca. 1934 MGM Pictures

Hardcover #1142

 
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Lowery GW82; Originally titled “Pinkerton, Jr."; 1st Radio Patrol BLB; ca. 1935Charlie SchmidtEddie Sullivan

Hardcover #1143

 
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Reprints 1st daily series, 1931-32; Lowery GW83a; ca. 1934Phil NowlanLt. Dick Calkins

Hardcover #1144

 
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Reprints daily strip, 3/30-7/25/1936; Lowery GW166; 1st Secret Agent X-9 BLB; ca. 1936Robert Sanders (Max Trell)Charles Flanders

Hardcover #1148

 
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Lowery GW168; 432 pages; ca. 1937Conrad Vane 

Hardcover #1167

 
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Lowery GW104; 1st Mandrake BLB; ca. 1935Lee FalkPhil Davis

Hardcover #1168

 
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Lowery GW105; Written and drawn specially for the Whitman BLB format; ca. 1935Dick BlairMilt Youngren

Hardcover #1169

 
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Reprints 1933’s 1st daily series strips 1393-1514; Lowery GW106; ca. 1935Phil NowlanLt. Dick Calkins

Hardcover #1172

 
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Lowery GW178; ca. 1937Stanley LinkStanley Link

Hardcover #1173

 
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Lowery GW179; ca. 1937Charlie SchmidtEddie Sullivan

Hardcover #1175

 
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Lowery GW112; ca. 1935Glen CravathGlen Cravath

Hardcover #1178

 
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Reprints 2nd daily series from 1934 strips 1-90; Copies have been found with no number and blank BLB cover logo; Lowery GW115; ca. 1935Phil NowlanLt. Dick Calkins

Hardcover #1181

 
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Lowery GW122; Book is an oddity because it contains 2 complete stories adapted from radio scripts; ca. 1935 Hal Arbor

Hardcover #1185

 
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Reprints daily strip 5/26-8/4/1935; Lowery GW122; ca. 1936Chester GouldChester Gould

Hardcover #1197

 
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Reprints 2nd daily series 1934-1935 strips 241- 339; Lowery GW134; ca. 1936Phil NowlanLt. Dick Calkins

Hardcover #1407

 
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Reprints Sunday pages 4/12-11/11/1936 strips 120-145; Lowery GW190; ca. 1937Alex RaymondAlex Raymond

Hardcover #1407 Variation A

 
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Lowery SW4; Better Little Book®; Adapted from last Lone Ranger pulp of 11/1937; ca. 1939  

Hardcover #1409 Variation A

 
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Reprints 3rd daily series strips 231-244 of 1938; Better Little Book®; Lowery SW5; ca. 1939Phil NowlanLt. Dick Calkins

Hardcover #1410 - 2nd printing

 
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2nd printing is identified by the removal of the page number from the illustration on page 425; Reprints the daily strip; 218 illustrations; Lowery GW193b; ca. 1938Rex Maxon. 

Hardcover #1411

 
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Lowery GW194; Written and drawn specially for the BLB format; 300 pages; ca. 1937Irene Ray (pseudonym for Margaret Sutton)Charles Meuller

Hardcover #1411 Variation A

 
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Lowery SW6a; Better Little Book®; Contains 115 movie stills; ca. 1939Eleanor ParkerParamount Pictures

Hardcover #1412 Variation A

 
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Reprints daily strip 6/14-9/18/1940; Better Little Book®; Identified by 3-page ad which begins with Captain Midnight and Sheik Jomak Khan and ends with Mandrake the Magician; Lowery SW244a; ca. 1946Helen BerkeChester Gould

Hardcover #1414 Variation A

 
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Reprints daily strip, 1944-45; Better Little Book®; Identified by 3-page ad which begins with Captain Midnight and Sheik Jomak Khan and ends with Mandrake the Magician; Lowery SW246a; ca. 1946Fred HarmanFred Harmon

Hardcover #1415

 
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Reprints1934 daily newspaper strip; 1st Blondie BLB; Lowery GW198; ca. 1947Chic YoungChic Young

Hardcover #1419 Variation A

 
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Lowery SW129; Better Little Book®; All Pictures Comics book with 2 flip-it features; ca. 1941Frank KingFrank King

Hardcover #1420

 
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Lowery SW59; Written specially for Whitman; ca. 1939, ca. 1939  

Hardcover #1420 Variation A

 
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Reprints daily strip 6/13-12/23/1944; Better Little Book®; Lowery SW252; ca. 1946Helen BerkeMilton Caniff

Hardcover #1423

 
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Lowery SW61; ca. 1940Alex RaymondAlex Raymond

Hardcover #1424

 
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Lowery GW205; 432 pages; ca. 1937Rex BeachWilliam Mark Young

Hardcover #1425 Variation A - 2nd printing

 
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Lowery SW241b; Better Little Book®; Written and drawn specially for the Whitman BLB format; ca. 1947  

Hardcover #1428

 
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Lowery GW209; 432 pages; ca. 1937Oren ArnoldHerbert Anderson

Hardcover #1430

 
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Lowery GW211; 432 pages; ca. 1938Rex LoomisIrwin Meyers

Hardcover #1430 Variation A

 
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Lowery SW67; Better Little Book®; 1st Shadow BLB; Written and drawn specially for Whitman BLB format; ca. 1940Erwin L. HessMaxwell Grant (Walter Gibson)

Hardcover #1432 Variation A

 
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Reprints Sunday strips 146-188 from10/1/1936-8/8/1937; Better Little Book®; Lowery SW36; ca. 1938Don MooreAlex Raymond

Hardcover #1435 Variation A

 
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Lowery SW193; Better Little Book®; All Pictures Comics book; 1st Bugs Bunny BLB; ca. 1944Leon Schlesinger ProductionsLeon Schlesinger Productions

Hardcover #1436

 
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Lowery GW216; 1st Jack Armstrong BLB; ca. 1939Leslie N. Daniels, Jr.Henry E. Vallely

Hardcover #1436 Variation A

 
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Reprints daily strip January-March 1944, ca. 1947; Better Little Book®; Lowery SW264Chester GouldHelen Berke

Hardcover #1438 Variation A

 
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Lowery SW73; Better Little Book®; Written and drawn specially for the Whitman BLB format; ca. 1940Gaylord DuBoisErwin L. Hess

Hardcover #1443

 
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Lowery SW271; ca. 1948Fred HarmanFred Harman

Hardcover #1446

 
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Reprints daily strip 1/25-5/18/1935; Lowery SW16; ca. 1939Milton CaniffMilton Caniff

Hardcover #1446 Variation A

 
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Lowery SW151; Big Little Book®; Flip-it feature; Written and drawn for whitman BLB format; HARD-TO-GET book; ca. 1942Erwin L. HessRussell R. Winterbotham

Hardcover #1447 Variation A

 
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Lowery GW225; Big Little Book®; 432 pages; Written and drawn specially for the BLB format; ca. 1942Gaylord R. DuBoisRobert R. Weisman

Hardcover #1450

 
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Lowery SW83; ca.1939 Henry E. Vallely

Hardcover #1451

 
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This printing is identified by an overprinted logo on cover; 1st Gang Busters BLB; Written and drawn specially for the BLB format; Lowery GW229; This is a transition book, published between Big Little Books® and Better Little Books®; No copies of this book have been found with the standard BLB logo on it; ca. 1938Isaac McAnallyHenry E. Vallely

Hardcover #1454 Variation A

 
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Lowery SW282; Better Little Book®; 288 pages; ca. 1948Fred Harman 

Hardcover #1459

 
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Lowery GW237; 232 pages; ca. 1938Frank MillerFrank Miller

Hardcover #1468

 
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Lowery GW251; 300 pages; ca. 1938William RittClarence Gray

Hardcover #1471 Variation A

 
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Lowery SW99; Better Little Book®; 432 pages; ca. 1940 Erwin L. Hess

Hardcover #1474

 
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Reprints 3rd daily strip 4/12-9/18/1937; Lowery SW22; ca. 1939Lee FalkRay Moore

Hardcover #1479 Variation A

 
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Lowery SW26; Better Little Book®; 432 pages; ca. 1939Lyman YoungLyman Young

Hardcover #1485 Variation A

 
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Lowery SW31; Better Little Book®; ca. 1939Victor Appleton (pseudonym)James Gray

Hardcover #1486 Variation A

 
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Lowery SW32; Better Little Book®; ca. 1939Zane Grey & Romer GrayAllen Dean

Hardcover #1490 Variation A

 
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Reprints 1939-40 strips of the 4th daily series; Better Little Book®; All Pictures Comics book; 432 pages; Lowery SW180; ca. 1943Phil NowlanLt. Dick Calkins

Hardcover #1491

 
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Only one copy has been found with the standard BLB logo on the cover; A transition book between Big Little Books® and Better Little Books®; Lowery GW253; Probably a prototype book; ca. 1938Chester GouldChester Gould

Hardcover #1491 Variation A - 2nd printing

 
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2nd printing is identified by 352 pages; Better Little Book®; Lowery SW181b; ca.1943Chic YoungChic Young

Hardcover #1495 Variation A

 
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Reprints 214 illustrations from the daily strip; Better Little Book®; Lowery SW111; ca. 1941 Rex Mason