. THE BIG LITTLE BOOK CLUB .
WHITMAN PUBLISHING COMPANY
BIG LITTLE BOOKS® and BETTER LITTLE BOOKS®
1932-1949
A B C D E F G H I J K L M
N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z .
BOOK NO.                 TITLE                     GOOD VG  FINE
                                                       
GW114 1177 ACE DRUMMOND 10 20 40
Big Little Book®;   1935.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Captain Eddie Rickenbacker.   Artist: Clayton Knight.
 
SW81 1448 AIR FIGHTERS OF AMERICA 10 20 40
Better Little Book®;   1941.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages;   Flip-it feature (Airplane drops bombs on a ship).   Author: Roy Snell.   Artist: Robert Jenny.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This book was written and drawn specially for the BLB format.  
 
GW38  759 ALICE IN WONDERLAND (starring Charlotte Henry and W.  C.  Fields) 15 30 60
Big Little Book®;   1934.   Hard cover.   Movie size:  4 5/8" x 5 1/4" x 7/8";   160 pages.   Author: Wallace West.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This book contains 74 motion picture stills from the 1933 Paramount film.  
SW173 1481 ALLEN PIKE OF THE PARACHUTE SQUAD, U. S. A.   10 20 40
Better Little Book®;   1941.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages;   Flip-it feature (Navy bomber torpedoes a ship).   Author: Russell R. Winterbotham.   Artist: Erwin L. Hess.   Cover Artist: Robert R. Wiseman.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This book was written and drawn specially for the BLB format. 
GW42 763 ALLEY OOP AND DINNY 12.50 25 50
Big Little Book®;   1935.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   384 pages.   Author/Artist: V. T. Hamlin.   Copies have been found with and without gloss finishing on the cover.   
GW247 1473 ALLEY OOP AND DINNY IN THE JUNGLES OF MOO  11.25 22.50 45
Big Little Book®;   1938.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author/Artist: V. T. Hamlin.   
SW261 1431 ANDY PANDA AND THE MAD DOG MYSTERY  10 20 40
Better Little Book®;   1947.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   288 pages.   Author/Artist: Walter Lantz Productions. 
SW287 1459 ANDY PANDA AND THE PIRATE GHOSTS  10 20 40
Better Little Book®;   1949.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   288 pages.   Author/Artist: Walter Lantz Productions.   
SW189 1425 ANDY PANDA AND TINY TOM (ALL PICTURES COMICS)  12.50 25 50
Better Little Book®;   1944.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   352 pages.   Author/Artist: Walter Lantz Productions.  
SW270 1441 ANDY PANDA IN THE CITY OF ICE (ALL PICTURES COMICS) 10 20 40
Better Little Book®;   1948.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   288 pages.   Author/Artist: Walter Lantz Productions.   
SW223 1485 ANDY PANDA'S VACATION  (ALL PICTURES COMICS) 10 20 40
 Better Little Book®;   1946.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   352 pages.   Author/Artist: Walter Lantz Productions.   
GW159 1130 APPLE MARY AND DENNIE FOIL THE SWINDLERS  15 30 60
Big Little Book®;   1935.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author/Artist: Martha Orr.    
SW45 1403 APPLE MARY AND DENNIE'S LUCKY APPLES  10 20 40
Better Little Book®;   1939.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author/Artist: Martha Orr.  
GW129 1192 The ARIZONA KID ON THE BANDIT TRAIL    10 20 40
Big Little Book®;   1936.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Peter K. Maple.   Artist: Hal Arbo.   Cover Artist: Hal Arbo.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This book was written and drawn specially for the BLB format. 
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SW164 1469 BAMBI (ALL PICTURES COMICS) 20 40 80
Better Little Book®;   1942.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages;   Flip-it feature (Bambi romps through forest and falls down).   Author: Unknown—adapted from the work of Felix Salten and the Disney movie, Bambi.   Artist: Walt Disney Studios.  
SW230 1497 BAMBI'S CHILDREN 17.50 35 70
Better Little Book®;   1943.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Unknown—adapted from the work of Felix Salten and Disney Sunday strip.   Artist: Walt Disney Studios.  
GW237 1459 BARNEY BAXTER IN THE AIR WITH THE EAGLE SQUADRON 10 20 40
Big Little Book®;   1938.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author/Artist: Frank Miller.   
GW39 760 BELIEVE IT OR NOT 15 30 60
Big Little Book®;   1934.   Hard cover.   Movie size:  4 5/8" x 5 1/4" x 7/8";   160 pages.   Author: Robert Leroy Ripley.   
GW97 1158 BETTY BOOP IN MISS GULLIVER'S TRAVELS 50 100 200
Big Little Book®;   1935.   Hard cover.   Movie size:  4 5/8" x 5 1/4" x 7/8";   160 pages.   Author: Wallace West "with a bow to the ghost of Jonathan Swift. "   Artist: Unknown. 
GW67a 1119 BETTY BOOP IN SNOW WHITE 100 200 300
Big Little Book®;   1934.   Hard cover.   Movie size:  4 5/8" x 5 1/4" x 7/8";   160 pages.   Author: Wallace West—adapted from the 1933 Paramount Talkatoon.   Artist: Whitman staff artist copied illustrations from the cartoon. 
GW67b ----- BETTY BOOP IN SNOW WHITE  100 200 300
Big Little Book®;   Variation.   Soft cover.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Variation is identified by a soft cover, otherwise it is identical to GW67a.   This is a RARE book. 
SW15 1443 BIG CHIEF WAHOO 11.25 22.50 45
Better Little Book®;   1938.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Allen Saunders.   Artist: Elmer Woggon.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  The cover title is different than the title page (Big Chief Wahoo and the Great Gusto).   First Chief Wahoo BLB. 
SW141 1432 BIG CHIEF WAHOO AND THE LOST PIONEERS  12.50 25 50
Better Little Book®;   1942.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages;   Flip-it feature (Wahoo rescues Minnie-Ha-Cha).   Author: Allen Saunders.   Artist: Elmer Woggon. 
SW103 1483 BIG CHIEF WAHOO AND THE MAGIC LAMP  10 20 40
Better Little Book®;   1940.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages;   First flip-it feature BLB (Wahoo shoots a "bear").   Author: Allen Saunders.   Artist: Elmer Woggon.   Cover Artist: Erwin Hess. 
GW19a 725 The BIG LITTLE MOTHER GOOSE BOOK    75 150 500
Big Little Book®;   First Printing;   1934.   Soft cover.   Unusual size:  5 1/2" x 4 1/2" x 1 3/4";   576 pages for coloring.   Author: Traditional rhymes.  Artist: Unknown.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  The first printing is identified by a soft cover. 
GW19b 725 The BIG LITTLE MOTHER GOOSE BOOK   250 500 1000
Big Little Book®;   Second Printing;   1934.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  The second printing is identified by a hard cover, with different cover illustration, bound over the soft cover. 
GW14a 721 The BIG LITTLE PAINT BOOK  125 250 500
Big Little Book®;   First Printing;   1934.   Soft cover.   Unusual size:  3 1/2" x 8 1/2" x 1 1/4";   336 pages for coloring.   Author/Artist: Unknown.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  The first printing is identified by its 336 page length and uncolored edges on its pages. 
GW14b 721 The BIG LITTLE PAINT BOOK  125 250 500
Big Little Book®;   First Variation of the first printing;   1934.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  The first variation has purple-colored edges on its pages, otherwise it is identical to GW14a. 
GW14c 721 The BIG LITTLE PAINT BOOK  125 250 500
Big Little Book®;   Second Variation of the first printing;   1934.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  The second variation has green-colored edges on its pages, otherwise it is identical to GW14a. 
GW14d 721 The BIG LITTLE PAINT BOOK 150 300 600
Big Little Book®;   Second Printing;   1934.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  The second printing has only 320 pages and the edges of the pages are uncolored. 
GW14e 721 The BIG LITTLE PAINT BOOK 150 300 600
Big Little Book®;   First Variation of the second printing;   1934.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  The first variation has purple-colored edges on its pages, otherwise it is identical to GW14d. 
GW14f 721 The BIG LITTLE PAINT BOOK 150 300 600
Big Little Book®;   Second Variation of the second printing;   1934.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  The second variation has purple-colored edges on its pages, otherwise it is identical to GW14d. 
GW50 773 BILLY THE KID  10 20 40
Big Little Book®;   1935.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Leon Morgan.   Artist: Hal Arbo.    COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This book was written and drawn specially for the BLB format. 
GW197a 1414 BLACK SILVER AND HIS PIRATE CREW WITH TOM TROJAN 10 20 40
Big Little Book®;   First Printing;   1937.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   300 pages.   Author: Unknown.   Artist: Juanita Bennett.   Cover Artist: Henry E. Vallely.   This book was written and drawn specially for the BLB format.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  The first printing is identified by page 239 number showing on the pirate's pant leg, in the illustration. 
GW197b 1414 BLACK SILVER AND HIS PIRATE CREW WITH TOM TROJAN 10 20 40
Big Little Book®;   Second Printing;   1937.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  The second printing is identified by no page number on page 239, otherwise it is the same as GW197a. 
GW225 1447 BLAZE BRANDON WITH THE FOREIGN LEGION  10 20 40
Big Little Book®;   1938.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Gaylord R. DuBois.   Artist: Robert R. Weisman.   Cover Artist: Robert R. Weisman.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This book was written and drawn specially for the BLB format. 
GW198 1415 BLONDIE AND BABY DUMPLING  12.50 25 50
Big Little Book®;   1937.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author/Artist: Chic Young.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  First Blondie BLB.   Reprinted from 1934 daily strip. 
SW66 1429 BLONDIE AND BABY DUMPLING  10 20 40
Better Little Book®;   1939.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author/Artist: Chic Young.   BLB BLOOPER:  Family name is misspelled throughout the BLB as Bumpstead.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  Cover title is different than title page (Blondie With Baby Dumpling And Daisy).   Cover title may have been taken from GW198 by mistake. 
SW101 1476 BLONDIE AND BOUNCING BABY DUMPLING 10 20 40
Better Little Book®;   1940.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author/Artist: Chic Young.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Reprinted from 1939 daily strip. 
SW267 1438 BLONDIE AND DAGWOOD, EVERYBODY'S HAPPY 10 20 40
Better Little Book®;   1948.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   288 pages.   Author/Artist: Chic Young.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Reprinted from 1939 daily strip. 
SW242a 1410 BLONDIE AND DAGWOOD IN HOT WATER 10 20 40
Better Little Book®;   First Printing;   1946.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   352 pages.   Author/Artist: Chic Young.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  The first printing is identified by a 3-page ad which begins with Captain Midnight and Sheik Jomak Khan and ends with Mandrake the Magician.   Reprinted from 1944-45 daily strip. 
SW242b 1410 BLONDIE AND DAGWOOD IN HOT WATER 10 20 40
Better Little Book®;   Second Printing;   1946.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  The second printing is identified by a 3-page ad which begins with Uncle Wiggily's Adventures and ends with Flash Gordon. 
SW177 1487 BLONDIE, BABY DUMPLING AND ALL 10 20 40
Better Little Book®;   1941.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages;   Flip-it feature (Dagwood runs over his postman).   Author/Artist: Chic Young.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Reprinted from 1939-40 daily strip. 
SW181a 1491 BLONDIE, COOKIE AND DAISY'S PUPS 20 40 80
Better Little Book®;   First Printing;   1943.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author/Artist: Chic Young.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  The first printing is identified by its 432 page length. 
SW181b 1491 BLONDIE, COOKIE AND DAISY'S PUPS 10 20 40
Better Little Book®;   Second Printing;   1943.   Hard cover.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  The second printing is identified by its 352 page length. 
SW260 1430 BLONDIE, COUNT COOKIE IN TOO! 10 20 40
Better Little Book®;   1947.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   288 pages.   Author/Artist: Chic Young.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Reprinted from the 1943-44 daily strip. 
SW291 1463 BLONDIE, FUN FOR ALL! 10 20 40
Better Little Book®;   1949.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   288 pages.   Author/Artist: Chic Young.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Reprinted from the 1947 daily strip. 
SW279 1450 BLONDIE, NO DULL MOMENTS 10 20 40
Better Little Book®;   1948.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   288 pages.   Author/Artist: Chic Young.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Reprinted from the 1947 daily strip. 
SW207 1466 BLONDIE OR LIFE AMONG THE BUMSTEADS 10 20 40
Better Little Book®;   1944.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   352 pages.   Author/Artist: Chic Young.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  Cover title is different than title page (Blondie, Life Among the Bumsteads).   Reprinted from the 1943-44 daily strip. 
SW226 1490 BLONDIE, PAPA KNOWS BEST 10 20 40
Better Little Book®;   1945.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   352 pages.   Author/Artist: Chic Young.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Reprinted from the 1943 daily strip. 
SW58 1419 BLONDIE, THE BUMSTEADS CARRY ON 10 20 40
Better Little Book®;   1941;   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages;   Flip-it feature (Daisy fights a dog and cat).   Author/Artist: Chic Young.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Reprinted from the 1939 daily strip. 
SW133 1423 BLONDIE, WHO'S BOSS? 10 20 40
Better Little Book®;   1942.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages;   Flip-it feature (Daisy spills a pot of molasses).  Author/Artist: Chic Young.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Reprinted from the 1941 daily strip. 
GW213 1432 BOB STONE THE YOUNG DETECTIVE  10 20 40
Big Little Book®;   1937.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   240 pages.   Author: Peter K. Maple.   Artist: Photos from the Picture Crimes feature.   Cover Artist: Henry E. Vallely.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  This book was written and drawn specially for the BLB format.   The book contains 76 posed photographs based upon Chester Well's Picture Crimes. 
GW62 1108 BOBBY BENSON ON THE H-BAR-O RANCH 10 20 40
Big Little Book®;   1934.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   300 pages.   Author: Peter Dixon.   Artist: Unknown.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Storyline is based upon CBS radio program, 1932-36, sponsored by Heckers H-O Cereals. 
SW63 1425 BRAD TURNER IN TRANSATLANTIC FLIGHT 10 20 40
Better Little Book®;   1939.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Albert E. Dale.   Artist: Robert Jenney. 
SW190 1427 BRENDA STARR AND THE MASKED IMPOSTOR 10 20 40
Better Little Book®;   1943.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   352 pages.   Author/Artist: Dale Messick.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  Messick was one of the first women to write a nationally syndicated comic strip.   Character was based on a friend who was a reporter in New York. 
SW258 1426 BRER RABBIT (ALL PICTURES COMICS) 15.50 30 60
Better Little Book®;   1947.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   288 pages.   Author: Unknown—adapted from the work of Joel Chandler Harris.   Artist: Walt Disney Studios. 
GW251 1480 BRICK BARTON AND THE WINNING ELEVEN   10 20 40
Big Little Book®;   1938.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   300 pages.   Author: Coach Bernie Bierman.   Artist: R. M. Williamson.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  The printing is identified by an overprinted logo on the cover.   This is a transition book, published between Big Little Books® and Better Little Books®.   Only one copy of this book has been found with the standard BLB logo on the cover.   This book was written and drawn specially for the BLB format. 
GW244 1468 BRICK BRADFORD WITH BROCCO THE MODERN BUCCANEER 10 20 40
Big Little Book®;   1938.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: William Ritt.   Artist: Clarence Gray.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  The cover title is different than title page (Brick Bradford and Brocco the Modern Buccaneer). 
GW76 1133 BRINGING UP FATHER 15 30 60
Big Little Book®;   1934;   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author/Artist: George McManus. 
GW200 1417 BRONC PEELER, THE LONE COWBOY 10 20 40
Big Little Book®;   1937.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author/Artist: Fred Harman.   Cover Artist: Hal Arbo.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Bronc Peeler was the forerunner to Red Ryder. 
GW245 1470 The BUCCANEER (starring Fredrick March) 10 20 40
Big Little Book®;   1938.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   240 pages.   Author: Eleanor Packer—adapted from the film.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This book contains 76 motion picture stills from the Paramount film. 
SW84 1451 BUCK JONES AND THE KILLERS OF CROOKED BUTTE  10 20 40
Better Little Book®;   1940.    Hard cover.    Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.    Author: Gaylord DuBois.    Artist: Ken Ernst. 
GW239 1461 BUCK JONES AND THE ROCK CREEK CATTLE WAR  11.25 22.50 45
Big Little Book®;   1938.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Gaylord DuBois.   Artist: Al Lewin and Ken Ernst.   Cover Artist: Robert R. Weisman.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  This is a transition book published between Big Little Books® and Better Little Books®, thus it has an over printed logo on the cover.   Only one copy with the standard logo has been found.   It was probably a prototype book. 
GW187 1404 BUCK JONES AND THE TWO-GUN KID  10 20 40
Big Little Book®;   1937.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Gaylord DuBois.   Artist: Robert R. Weisman.   Cover Artist: Robert R. Weisman.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Buck Jones was first heard on radio in 1937 on a once-a-week program titled Hoofbeats, sponsored by Grape Nuts Flakes. 
GW149 1116 BUCK JONES IN RIDE 'EM COWBOY (starring Buck Jones) 15 30 60
Big Little Book®;   1937.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   240 pages.   Author: Original story by Buck Jones.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Book contains 87 motion picture stills from the Universal film.   
GW58 1104 BUCK JONES IN "THE FIGHTING CODE" 10 20 40
Big Little Book®;   1934.   Hard cover.   Movie size:  4 5/8"  x  5 1/4"  x 1";   160 pages.   Author: Pat Patterson.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  This book contains 74 motion picture stills from the Columbia picture.   First Buck Jones BLB.   
GW125 1188 BUCK JONES IN THE FIGHTING RANGERS 12.50 25 50
Big Little Book®;   1936.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   240 pages.   Author: Unknown—adapted from an E. E. Rapp story.   BLB BLOOPER:  Buck Jones was a right-handed cowboy who wore his holster on the right hip.   The movie scenes in this book are printed backwards, converting Buck into a lefty.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This book contains 68 motion picture stills from the Universal serial titled The Roaring West.   
GW111 1174 BUCK JONES IN THE ROARING WEST 15 30 60
Big Little Book®;   1935.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   240 pages.   Author: Unknown—adapted from an E. E. Rapp story.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This book contains 78 motion picture stills from the Universal serial titled The Roaring West.    
SW176 1486 BUCK JONES, TIM MCCOY, RAYMOND HATTON IN THE ROUGH RIDERS 12.50 25 50
Better Little Book®;   1943.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages;   Flip-it feature (Cowboy twirls a lariat).   Author:  Unknown—adapted from the Monogram picture of the same name.   Artist: Unknown.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  The cover title is different than title page (Buck Jones and the Rough Riders in Forbidden Trails).   This book does not contain pictures from the film.   
GW106 1169 BUCK ROGERS AND THE DEPTH MEN OF JUPITER 25 50 100
Big Little Book®;   1935.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Phil Nowlan.   Artist: Lt. Dick Calkins.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE: Reprint of first daily series, 1933, strips 1393 through 1514. 
GW115 1178 BUCK ROGERS AND THE DOOM COMET  25 50 100
Big Little Book®;   1935.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Phil Nowlan.   Artist: Lt. Dick Calkins.   BLB BLOOPER:  Author's name is misspelled (Nolan) on the title page.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  Copies have been found with a blank BLB logo and no number.   Reprint of the second daily series, 1934, strips 1 through 90. 
SW169 1474 BUCK ROGERS AND THE OVERTURNED WORLD 25 50 100
Better Little Book®;   1941.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages;   Flip-it feature (A small elephant-like animal has its trunk bandaged after being stung by a bee).   Author: Phil Nowlan.   Artist: Lt. Dick Calkins.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Reprint of the third daily series, 1938-39, strips 445 through about 630. 
GW134 1197 BUCK ROGERS AND THE PLANETOID PLOT  25 50 100
Big Little Book®;   1936.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Phil Nowlan.   Artist: Lt. Dick Calkins.   BLB BLOOPER:  Author's name is misspelled (Nolan) on the title page.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Reprint of the second daily series, 1934-35, strips 241 through 339. 
SW180 1490 BUCK ROGERS AND THE SUPER-DWARF OF SPACE  30 60 120
    (ALL PICTURES COMICS)
Better Little Book®;   1943.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Phil Nowlan.   Artist: Lt. Dick Calkins.    COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Reprint of the fourth daily series, 1939-40, strips 1 through 138. 
GW43a 765 BUCK ROGERS IN THE CITY BELOW THE SEA 30 60 120
Big Little Book®;   1934.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   320 pages.   Author: Phil Nowlan.   Artist: Lt. Dick Calkins.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Reprint of the first daily series, 1930-31, strips 583 through 732. 
GW43b 765 BUCK ROGERS IN THE CITY BELOW THE SEA 150 350 600
Big Little Book®;   Variation, probably distributed as a premium.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  Variation is identified by a soft cover, otherwise it is identical to GW43a.   This is a RARE book. 
SW13 1437 BUCK ROGERS IN THE WAR WITH THE PLANET VENUS 25 50 100
Better Little Book®;   1938.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Phil Nowlan.   Artist: Lt. Dick Calkins.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  The cover title is different than title page (Buck Rogers in the Interplanetary War With Venus).   Reprint of the third daily series, 1937, strips 1 through about 100. 
GW83a 1143 BUCK ROGERS ON THE MOONS OF SATURN 25 50 100
Big Little Book®;   First Printing;   1934.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   320 pages.   Author: Phil Nowlan.   Artist: Lt. Dick Calkins.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  The first printing is identified by the words Buck Rogers printed in yellow on the spine.   Unusual cover material, scuffs easily.   Reprint from the first daily series, 1931-32, strips 910 through about 1050. 
GW83b 1143 BUCK ROGERS ON THE MOONS OF SATURN 25 50 100
Big Little Book®;   Second Printing;   1934.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  The second printing is identified by the words Buck Rogers printed in red on the spine, otherwise the book is identical to GW83a. 
GW83c -----  BUCK ROGERS ON THE MOONS OF SATURN 150 300 600
Big Little Book®;   Variation, probably distributed as a premium.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Variation is identified by a soft cover, different 3-color (red-orange, yellow, black) illustrations on the covers, and no publisher's number—otherwise it is identical to GW83a.   This is a RARE book. 
GW23a 742 BUCK ROGERS, 25th CENTURY A. D.   25 50 100
Big Little Book®;   First Printing;   1933.   Hard cover with paper spine.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   320 pages.   Author: Phil Nowlan.   Artist: Lt. Dick Calkins.   Cover Artist: Lt. Dick Calkins.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  The cover title is different than title page (Buck Rogers in the 25th Century A. D.).   First Buck Rogers BLB.   Reprint from the first daily series, 1932-33, strips about 45 through about 1300.   Buck Rogers first appeared in Phil Nowlan's science fiction tale Armageddon - 2419, published in Amazing Stories, August 1928.   He debuted in newspapers on January 7, 1929 and on CBS radio November 7, 1932. 
GW23b 742 BUCK ROGERS, 25th CENTURY A. D.   25 50 100
Big Little Book®;   Second Printing;   1933.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  The second printing is identified by a hard cover and hard board spine, otherwise it is identical to GW23a. 
SW5   1409 BUCK ROGERS VS THE FIEND OF SPACE 25 50 100
Better Little Book®;   1939.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Phil Nowlan.   Artist: Lt. Dick Calkins.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Reprint of the third daily series, 1938, strips 231 through 444. 
GW6a 713 BUFFALO BILL AND THE PONY EXPRESS 10 20 40
Big Little Book®;   First Printing;   1934.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   320 pages.   Author: Leon Morgan.   Artist: Hal Arbo.   Cover Artist: Hal Arbo.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  The first printing is identified by a 20-title ad at the back of the book.   This book was written and drawn specially for the Whitman BLB format. 
GW6b ----- BUFFALO BILL AND THE  PONY EXPRESS 200 400 800
Big Little Book®;   Variation, probably distributed as a premium.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This variation is identified by a soft cover, otherwise it is identical to GW6a.   This is a RARE book. 
GW131 1194 BUFFALO BILL PLAYS A LONE HAND  10 20 40
Big Little Book®;   1936.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Buck Wilson, pseudonym for Gaylord DuBois.   Artist: Hal Arbo.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This book was written and drawn specially for the Whitman BLB format. 
SW193 1435 BUGS BUNNY  (ALL PICTURES COMICS) 15 30 60
Better Little Book®;   1944.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   352 pages.   Author/Artist: Leon Schlesinger Productions.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  First Bugs Bunny BLB. 
SW229 1496 BUGS BUNNY AND HIS PALS  (ALL PICTURES COMICS) 15 30 60
Better Little Book®;   1945.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   352 pages.   Author: Unknown—adapted from Warner Brothers Cartoons.   Artist: Henry E. Vallely.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Book is a reprint of Dell Four-Color Comic #33 Public Nuisance #1.   
SW283 1455 BUGS BUNNY AND KLONDIKE GOLD 12.50 25 50
Better Little Book®;   1948.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   288 pages.   Author/Artist: Warner Brothers Cartoons. 
SW235 1403 BUGS BUNNY AND THE PIRATE LOOT 10 20 40
Better Little Book®;   1947.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   352 pages.   Author/Artist: Warner Brothers Cartoons.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This book was originally planned to have 32 signatures with 12 frames per signature (384 pages), but length was reduced by 48 unissued frames (96 pages) to reduce production cost.   The unissued illustrations are in a private collection. 
SW269 1440 BUGS BUNNY IN RISKY BUSINESS 10 20 40
Better Little Book®;   1948.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   288 pages.   Author/Artist: Warner Brothers Cartoons. 
SW293 1465 BUGS BUNNY, THE MASKED MARVEL 10 20 40
Better Little Book®;   1949.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   288 pages.   Author/Artist: Warner Brothers Cartoons.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  One of the last BLBs produced, this book had a small press run.   This is a SCARCE book. 
SW247 1415 BUZ SAWYER AND BOMBER 12 10 20 40
Better Little Book®;   1946.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   352 pages.   Author/Artist: Roy Crane. 
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SW51 1412 CALLING W-1-X-Y-Z, JIMMY KEAN 10 20 40
Better Little Book®;   1939.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   300 pages.   Author: Thorp McClusky.   Artist: Samuel Nisenson.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This book was written and drawn specially for the Whitman BLB format. 
SW213 1474 CAPTAIN EASY BEHIND ENEMY LINES 15 30 60
Better Little Book®;   1943.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   352 pages.   Author/Artist: Roy Crane.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Roy Crane considered this to be his best Captain Easy story. 
GW73a 1128 CAPTAIN EASY, SOLDIER OF FORTUNE 10 20 40
Big Little Book®;   1934.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author/Artist: Roy Crane. 
GW73b ----- CAPTAIN EASY, SOLDIER OF FORTUNE  100 200 400
Big Little Book®;   Variation, probably distributed as a premium.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Variation is identified by a soft cover, different 3-color (green, orange, black) illustrations on the covers, and no publisher's number, otherwise it is identical to GW73a.   This is a RARE book. 
GW222 1444 CAPTAIN FRANK HAWKS, AIR ACE, AND THE LEAGUE OF TWELVE 10 20 40
Big Little Book®;   1938.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";  432 pages.   Author/Artist: Irwin Myers.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  The cover title is different than title page (Captain Frank Hawks, Famous Air Ace, and the League of Twelve).   This book was written and drawn specially for the Whitman BLB format. 
SW234 1402 CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT AND SHEIK JOMAK KHAN 20 40 80
Better Little Book®;   1946.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   352 pages.   Author: Helen Berke.   Artist: Erwin L. Hess.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This book was written and drawn specially for the Whitman BLB format.  
SW197 1452 CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT AND THE MOON WOMAN 25 50 100
Better Little Book®;   1943.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   352 pages.   Author: Unknown.   Artist: Erwin L. Hess.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This book was written and drawn specially for the Whitman BLB format.  
SW178 1488 CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT AND THE SECRET SQUADRON 25 50 100
Better Little Book®;   1941.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Russell R. Winterbotham.   Artist: Erwin L. Hess.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  This book was written and drawn specially for the Whitman BLB format.   First Captain Midnight BLB.   The Captain began as a serial on regional radio Station WGN, Chicago, in 1939.   When sponsored by Ovaltine, it went on Mutual on September 30, 1940. 
SW159 1458 CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT AND THE SECRET SQUADRON  20 40 80
    VS THE TERROR OF THE ORIENT
Better Little Book®;   1942.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages;   Flip-it feature (Captain Midnight foils a Japanese  saboteur).   Author: Russell R. Winterbotham.   Artist: Erwin L. Hess.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This book was written and drawn specially for the BLB format. 
SW25 1478 CHARLIE CHAN  20 40 80
Better Little Book®;   1939.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Unknown—adapted from the work of Earl Derr Biggers.   Artist: Alfred Andriola.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  The cover title is different than title page (Inspector Charlie Chan of the Honolulu Police).   First Charlie Chan BLB. 
SW90 1459 CHARLIE CHAN SOLVES A NEW MYSTERY 15 30 60
Better Little Book®;   1940.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Unknown—adapted from the work of Earl Derr Biggers.   Artist: Alfred Andriola.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Cover title is different than title page (Inspector Charlie Chan Solves A New Mystery). 
SW134 1424 (INSPECTOR) CHARLIE CHAN, VILLAINY ON THE HIGH SEAS 15 30 60
Better Little Book®;   1942.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Unknown—adapted from the work of Earl Derr Biggers.   Artist: Al Andriola.   Cover Artist: John Coleman Burroughs. 
GW234 1456 CHARLIE MCCARTHY AND EDGAR BERGEN, THE STORY OF 10 20 40
Big Little Book®;   1938.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   288 pages.   Author: Eleanor Packer.   Artist: Henry E. Valley.    COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Storyline based on radio show which began on May 9, 1937, sponsored by Chase and Sanborn Coffee. 
GW22a 734 CHESTER GUMP AT SILVER CREEK RANCH 10 20 40
Big Little Book®;   First Printing;   1933.   Hard cover with paper spine.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   320 pages.   Author/Artist: Sidney Smith.   BLB BLOOPER:  The illustration on page 307 is printed upside-down.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  The first printing is identified by its paper spine and by having only 7 titles listed in the ad in the back pages.   First Chester Gump BLB.   Reprinted from Sunday pages beginning February 5, 1933 and ending May 28, 1933.   Book contains several two-page illustrations.   Last two illustrations are drawn by a Whitman artist to accommodate the book's ending.   The cover illustration is taken from the eighth panel in the March 12, 1933 Sunday page. 
GW22b 734 CHESTER GUMP AT SILVER CREEK RANCH 75 150 300
Big Little Book®;   Variation, probably used as a premium;   1934.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This variation is identified by a soft cover, otherwise it is identical to GW22a.   
GW22c 734 CHESTER GUMP AT SILVER CREEK RANCH 10 20 40
Big Little Book®;   Second Printing;   1933.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  The second printing is identified by a hard cover spine and by the 13 titles listed in the ad in the back pages, otherwise it is identical to GW22a. 
GW44a 766 CHESTER GUMP FINDS THE HIDDEN TREASURE  10 20 40
Big Little Book®;   1934.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   320 pages.   Author/Artist: Sidney Smith.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  Reprinted from the Sunday pages beginning July 23, 1933 and ending November 26, 1933.   The cover illustration is taken from the November 19, 1933 episode. 
GW44b 766 CHESTER GUMP FINDS THE HIDDEN TREASURE   100 200 400
Big Little Book®;   Variation, probably distributed as a premium;   1934.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Variation is identified by a soft cover, otherwise it is identical to GW44b.   This is a RARE book. 
GW86a 1146 CHESTER GUMP IN THE CITY OF GOLD  10 20 40
Big Little Book®;   First Printing;   1935.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author/Artist: Sidney Smith.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  Earliest Chester Gump storyline reprinted from the Sunday strip beginning June 6, 1926 and ending December 5, 1926. 
GW86b 1146 CHESTER GUMP IN THE CITY OF GOLD   10 20 40
Big Little Book®;   Second Printing;   1935.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  The second printing is identified by a spine that does not have the filigree around the title, otherwise it is identical to GW86b. 
GW86c ----- CHESTER GUMP IN THE CITY OF GOLD   75 150 300
Big Little Book®;   Variation, probably distributed as a premium;   1935.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This variation is identified by a soft cover, different 3-color (pink, blue, black) illustrations on the covers, and no publisher's number, otherwise it is identical to GW86b.   This is a RARE book. 
GW185 1402 CHESTER GUMP IN THE POLE TO POLE FLIGHT  10 20 40
Big Little Book®;   1937.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author/Artist: Sidney Smith.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Reprinted from the Sunday pages beginning March 31, 1935 and ending January 5, 1936. 
GW231 1453 CHUCK MALLOY, RAILROAD DETECTIVE, ON THE STREAMLINER   10 20 40
Big Little Book®;   1938.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   300 pages.   Author: Thorp McClusky.   Artist: Joseph R. Kress.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This book was written and drawn specially for the Whitman BLB format. 
SW50 1410 CLYDE BEATTY, DAREDEVIL LION AND TIGER TAMER 10 20 40
Better Little Book®;   1939.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   300 pages.   Author: Gaylord DuBois.   Artist: Unknown.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This book was written and drawn specially for the Whitman BLB format. 
GW1 653 CLYDE BEATTY, LIONS AND TIGERS 10 20 40
Big Little Book®;   1934.   Hard cover.   Movie size:  4 5/8" x 5 1/4" x 1";   160 pages.   Author: Unknown—adapted from the Universal film, The Big Cage.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  Lowest number BLB, but not the first BLB.   74 motion picture scenes from the Universal picture, The Big Cage, based on a story by Edward Anthony. 
SW151 1446 CONVOY PATROL, A THRILLING U. S.  NAVY STORY 10 20 40
Better Little Book®;   1942.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages;   Flip-it feature (Airplanes dive bomb Navy ships).   Author: Russell R. Winterbotham.   Artist: Erwin L. Hess.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  This book was written and drawn specially or the Whitman BLB format.   The cover title is different than title page (Convoy Patrol, A Thrilling Story of the U. S.  Navy).   This is a hard-to-get book. 
GW235 1457 COWBOY LINGO, BOY'S BOOK OF WESTERN FACTS 20 40 60
Big Little Book®;   1938.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   300 pages.   Author/Artist: Fred Harman, author/artist of the Red Ryder comic strip.   Cover Artist: Hal Arbo. 
GW18 724 COWBOY STORIES   12.50 25 50
Big Little Book®;   1933.   Hard cover with paper spine.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   300 pages.   Author: Leon Morgan.   Artist: Hal Arbo.   Cover Artist: Hal Arbo.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This book was written and drawn specially for the Whitman BLB format. 
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SW27 1481 DAN DUNN, SECRET OPERATIVE 48, AND THE BORDER SMUGGLERS    12.50 25 50
Better Little Book®;   1937.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author/Artist: Norman Marsh. 
GW177 1171 DAN DUNN, SECRET OPERATIVE 48, AND THE CRIME MASTER   12.50 25 50
Big Little Book®;   1937.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author/Artist: Norman Marsh. 
SW108 1492 DAN DUNN, SECRET OPERATIVE 48, AND THE DOPE RING 12.50 25 50
Better Little Book®;   1940.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author/Artist: Norman Marsh. 
SW127 1417 DAN DUNN, SECRET OPERATIVE 48, AND THE UNDERWORLD GORILLAS  12.50 25 50
    (ALL PICTURES COMICS)
Better Little Book®;   1941.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages;   Two flip-it features (Dan on the firing range; Dan captures a burglar).   Author/Artist: Norman Marsh. 
GW66 1116 DAN DUNN, SECRET OPERATIVE 48, CRIME NEVER PAYS   12.50 25 50
Big Little Book®;   1934.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   320 pages.   Author/Artist: Norman Marsh.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  First Dan Dunn BLB.   Dan Dunn debuted in newspapers in 1933.  
GW155 1125 DAN DUNN, SECRET OPERATIVE 48, ON THE TRAIL OF COUNTERFEITERS   10 20 40
Big little Book®;   1936.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author/Artist: Norman Marsh.  
GW232 1454 DAN DUNN, SECRET OPERATIVE 48, ON THE TRAIL OF WU FANG 10 20 40
Big Little Book®;   1938.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author/Artist: Norman Marsh. 
GW90 1151 DANGER TRAILS IN AFRICA  10 20 40
Big Little Book®;   1935.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author/Artist: Martin Johnson.  
GW87a 1148 DAVID COPPERFIELD starring Freddie Bartholomew and W.  C.  Fields 12.50 25 50
Big Little Book®;   1934.   Hard cover.   Movie size:  4 5/8" x 5 1/4" x 1";   160 pages.   Author: Eleanor Packer—adapted from the work of Charles Dickens and the film.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  76 motion picture stills from the MGM picture.   Received Academy Award nomination for Best Picture of 1934.  
GW87b ----- DAVID COPPERFIELD starring Freddie Bartholomew and W.  C.  Fields 50 100 200
Big Little Book®;   Variation;   1934.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Variation is identified by a soft cover, different 3-color (red-orange, beige, and black) illustrations on the covers, and no publisher's number, otherwise it is identical to GW87a.   This is a SCARCE book.   
SW140 1431 DESERT EAGLE AND THE HIDDEN FORTRESS 10 20 50
Better Little Book®;   1941.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages;   Flip-it feature (Desert Eagle stops an armored tank).   Author: James O. Parsons.   Artist: J. R. White.   
SW89 1458 DESERT EAGLE RIDES AGAIN 10 20 50
Better Little Book®;   1941.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   300 pages.   Author: John W.  Finney.   Artist: J. R.  Nisenson.  
SW30 1484 DETECTIVE HIGGINS OF THE RACKET SQUAD 10 20 50
Better Little Book®;   1938.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Millard Thacksen.   Artist: Herbert Anderson.  
GW2 707 DICK TRACY (THE ADVENTURES OF) 250 500 1000
Big Little Book®;   1932.   Hard cover with paper spine.   Earliest size:  3 7/8" x 4 3/8" x 1 1/2";   320 pages,   152 pictures.   Author/Artist: Chester Gould.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  First BLB to be published.   Dick Tracy debuted as a daily strip in the Detroit Mirror on October 4, 1931.   This book is a reprint from the second month of the daily strip, November 19 through December 28, 1931 and April 12 through May 24, 1932.   This is a RARE book — few in number because it had only one press run.   
GW4a 710 DICK TRACY AND DICK TRACY JUNIOR 125 250 500
Big Little Book®;   First Printing;   1933.   Hard cover with paper spine.   Earliest size:  3 7/8" x 4 3/8" x 1 1/2";   320 pages.   Author/Artist: Chester Gould.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  The first printing is identified by 3 titles listed in ad at the back of the book.   Reprinted from the daily strip, October 13 through December 31, 1932.   Does not include first appearance of Junior, September 8, 1932.   This is a SCARCE book.  
GW4b 710 DICK TRACY AND DICK TRACY JUNIOR 100 200 400
Big Little Book®;   Second Printing;   1933.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  The second printing is identified by a 4-titles ad at the back of the book, headed by The Adventures of Dick Tracy, Junior, otherwise it is identical to GW4a.   
GW4c 710 DICK TRACY AND DICK TRACY JUNIOR 75 150 325
Big Little Book®;   Third Printing;   1933.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  The third printing is identified by a different 4-titles ad at the back of the book headed by The Story of Jackie Cooper, otherwise it is identical to GW4a.   This is a RARE book.  
SW74 1439 DICK TRACY AND HIS G-MEN 20 40 80
Better Little Book®;   1941.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages;   Flip-it feature (Policeman teaches Fido some tricks).   Author: Unknown—adapted from the film.   Artist: Erwin L. Hess.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  Based on the Republic Pictures serial, Dick Tracy's G-Men, 15 chapters.   Films from June 17 through July 27, 1939. 
SW274 1445 DICK TRACY AND THE BICYCLE GANG 20 40 80
Better Little Book®;   1948.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   288 pages.   Author: Helen Berke.   Artist: Chester Gould.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  Reprinted from the daily strip beginning October 24, 1940 and ending December 19, 1940.   Cover illustration was adapted from page 253 of Dick Tracy and the Boris Arson Gang. 
GW101a 1163 DICK TRACY AND THE BORIS ARSON GANG 15 30 60
Big Little Book®;   1935.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author/Artist: Chester Gould.   BLB BLOOPER:  On page 91, Tracy is saying "goodbye" to Tess and Junior while boarding a train, but the text on page 90 says that Tracy is at the airport.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Reprinted from the daily strip beginning November 13, 1934 and ending February 6, 1935. 
GW101b 1163 DICK TRACY AND THE BORIS ARSON GANG 100 200 400
Big Little Book®;   Variation, probably distributed as a premium.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Variation is identified by a soft cover, otherwise it is identical to GW101a.   This is a RARE book. 
GW201 1420 DICK TRACY AND THE HOTEL MURDERS 15 30 60
Big Little Book®;   1937.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author/Artist: Chester Gould.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Reprinted from the daily strip beginning March 8, 1936 and ending May 10, 1936. 
SW265 1436 DICK TRACY AND THE MAD KILLER 15 30 60
Better Little Book®;   1947.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   288 pages.   Author: Helen Berke.   Artist: Chester Gould.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Reprinted from the daily strip beginning February 26, 1941 and ending May 16, 1941. 
GW253 1491 DICK TRACY AND THE MAN WITH NO FACE 20 40 80
Big Little Book®;   1938.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author/Artist: Chester Gould.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  This is a transition book between Big Little Books® and Better Little Books®, thus it has no logo.   Only one copy has been found with the standard BLB logo on the cover.   It was probably a prototype book. 
SW70 1434 DICK TRACY AND THE PHANTOM SHIP 15 30 60
Better Little Book®;   1940.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Unknown.   Artist: Erwin L. Hess.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This BLB story is based on a radio script (See Dick Tracy's Ghost Ship). 
GW145 1112 DICK TRACY AND THE RACKETEER GANG 15 30 60
Big Little Book®;   1936.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author/Artist: Chester Gould.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Reprinted from the daily strip beginning September 28, 1935 and ending December 8, 1935.  
GW224a 1446 (DETECTIVE) DICK TRACY AND THE SPIDER GANG 15 30 60
Big Little Book®;   1937.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   240 pages.   Author: Unknown—adapted from film.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  81 motion picture stills from the Republic serial (15 chapters).   Filming began November 30 and ended December 24, 1936.  
GW224b 1446 (DETECTIVE) DICK TRACY AND THE SPIDER GANG 30 60 90
Big Little Book®;   Variation;   1937.   Hard cover.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  A small unknown number of books can be found without red printing on the spine due to a press stoppage to add some words that had been omitted from the spine.  
GW59 1105 DICK TRACY AND THE STOLEN BONDS 12.50 25 50
Big Little Book®;   1934.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   320 pages.   Author/Artist: Chester Gould.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Reprinted from the daily strip beginning October 2, 1933 and ending December 5, 1933.  
SW288 1460 DICK TRACY AND THE TIGER LILY GANG 15 30 60
Better Little Book®;   1949.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   288 pages.   Author: Helen Berke.   Artist: Chester Gould.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Reprinted from the daily strip beginning June 14, 1942 and ending September 22, 1942.  
SW220 1482 DICK TRACY AND THE WREATH KIDNAPPING CASE 15 30 60
Better Little Book®;   1945.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   352 pages.   Author/Artist: Chester Gould.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Reprinted from the daily strip beginning February 4, 1943 and ending April 14, 1943.  
SW244a 1412 DICK TRACY AND YOGEE YAMMA 15 30 60
Better Little Book®;   First Printing;   1946.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   352 pages.   Author: Helen Berke.   Artist: Chester Gould.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  The first printing is identified by 3-page ad which begins with Captain Midnight and Sheik Jomak Khan and ends with Mandrake the Magician.   Reprinted from the daily strip beginning July 14, 1940 and ending September 18, 1940. 
SW244b 1412 DICK TRACY AND YOGEE YAMMA 12.50 25 50
Better Little Book®;   Second Printing;   1946.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  The second printing is identified by a 3-page ad at the back which begins with Uncle Wiggily's Adventures and ends with Mandrake, otherwise it is identical to SW244a. 
GW29 749 DICK TRACY FROM COLORADO TO NOVA SCOTIA 25 50 100
Big Little Book®;   1933.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   320 pages.   Author/Artist: Chester Gould.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Reprinted from the daily strip beginning May 22, 1933 and ending August 2, 1933.  
GW122 1185 DICK TRACY IN CHAINS OF CRIME 12.50 25 50
Big Little Book®;   1936.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author/Artist: Chester Gould.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Reprinted from the daily strip beginning May 26, 1935 and ending August 4, 1935.  
SW17 1454 DICK TRACY ON THE HIGH SEAS 15 30 60
Better Little Book®;   1939.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author/Artist: Chester Gould.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Reprinted from the daily strip beginning January 9, 1938 and ending March 26, 1938.  
GW107 1170 DICK TRACY ON THE TRAIL OF LARCENY LU 12.50 25 50
Big Little Book®;   1935.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author/Artist: Chester Gould.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Reprinted from the daily strip beginning August 3, 1934 and ending October 15, 1934.  
SW216 1478 DICK TRACY ON VOODOO ISLAND 15 30 60
Better Little Book®;   1944.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   352 pages.   Author: Unknown.   Artist: Erwin L. Hess.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Original story written and drawn for the Whitman BLB format.  
GW16 723 DICK TRACY OUT WEST 20 40 80
Big Little Book®;   1933.   Hard cover with paper spine.   Earliest size:  3 7/8" x 4 3/8" x 1 1/2";   300 pages.   Author/Artist: Chester Gould.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Reprinted from the daily strip beginning March 2, 1933 and ending May 16, 1933.  
SW38 1495 DICK TRACY RETURNS 15 30 60
Better Little Book®;   1939.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author/Artist: Unknown.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  Storyline based upon Republic Pictures serial, Dick Tracy Returns (15 chapters).   Picture was filmed from June 10, 1936 through July 18, 1934. 
GW78a 1137 DICK TRACY SOLVES THE PENFIELD MYSTERY 10 20 40
Big Little Book®;   1934.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   320 pages.   Author/Artist: Chester Gould.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Reprinted from the daily strip beginning January 23, 1934 and ending May 7, 1934. 
GW78b ----- DICK TRACY SOLVES THE PENFIELD MYSTERY 100 200 400
Big Little Book®;   Variation, probably distributed as a premium.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  Variation is identified by a soft cover, different 3-colored (red-orange, yellow, black) illustrations on the covers, and no publisher's number, otherwise it is identical to GW78a.   Cover illustrations are from Dick Tracy and the Stolen Bonds, pages 113 and 296.   This is a RARE book. 
SW154 1449 DICK TRACY, SPECIAL F. B. I.  OPERATIVE 17.50 35 70
Better Little Book®;   1943.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author/Artist: Chester Gould.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Reprinted from the daily strip beginning December 21, 1935 and ending March 1, 1936.  
SW105 1488 DICK TRACY, THE SUPER DETECTIVE 15 30 60
Better Little Book®;   1939.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author/Artist: Chester Gould.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Reprinted from the daily strip beginning November 8, 1938 and ending March 9, 1939.  
SW171 1479 DICK TRACY VS CROOKS IN DISGUISE 12.50 25 50
Better Little Book®;   1941.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author/Artist: Chester Gould.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Reprinted from the daily strip beginning March 12, 1939 and ending July 4, 1939.  
GW154 1124 DICKIE MOORE IN THE LITTLE RED SCHOOL HOUSE 10 20 40
Big Little Book®;   1936.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   240 pages.   Author: Eleanor Packer—adapted from film.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  94 motion picture stills from the Chesterfield Motion Picture Corporation film.   
SW93 1464 DIRIGIBLE ZR-90 AND THE DISAPPEARING ZEPPELIN 10 20 40
Better Little Book®;   1941.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   300 pages.   Author: Russell R. Winterbotham.   Artist: Al Lewin.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  This book was written and drawn specially for the Whitman BLB format.   Cover title is different than title page (Captain Robb of Dirigible ZR-90 and the Disappearing Zeppelin).   A hard-to-get book. 
SW91 1460 DOCTOR DOOM, FOREIGN SPIES, AND THE GHOST SUBMARINE 10 20 40
Better Little Book®;   1939.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Conrad Vane.   Artist: Al McWilliams.  
GW168 1148 DOCTOR DOOM, INTERNATIONAL SPY, FACES DEATH AT DAWN 10 20 40
Big Little Book®;   1937.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Conrad Vane.   Artist: Unknown.   Cover Artist:  Hal Arbo.  
SW73 1438 DON O'DARE FINDS WAR 10 20 40
Better Little Book®;   1940.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Gaylord DuBois.   Artist: Erwin L. Hess.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This book was written and drawn specially for the Whitman BLB format.  
SW240 1408 DON WINSLOW AND THE GIANT GIRL SPY 10 20 40
Better Little Book®;   1946.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   352 pages.   Author: Lt. Frank V. Martinek.   Artist: Leon Beroth.  
SW128 1418 DON WINSLOW, NAVY INTELLIGENCE ACE 10 20 40
Better Little Book®;   1942.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages;   Flip-it feature (Don Winslow rescues a drowning man).   Author: Lt. Frank V. Martinek.   Artist: Leon Beroth.   
SW106 1489 DON WINSLOW OF THE NAVY AND THE GREAT WAR PLOT 10 20 40
Better Little Book®;   1940.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Lt. Frank V. Martinek.   Artist: Leon Beroth. 
SW198 1453 DON WINSLOW OF THE NAVY AND THE SECRET ENEMY BASE  10 20 40
Better Little Book®;   1943.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   352 pages.   Author: Lt. Frank V. Martinek.   Artist: Leon Beroth.  
SW8 1419 DON WINSLOW OF THE NAVY VS THE SCORPION GANG 10 20 40
Better Little Book®;   1938.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Lt. Frank V. Martinek.   Artist: Leon Beroth.  
GW61a 1107 DON WINSLOW, U. S. N. , LIEUTENANT COMMANDER 12.50 25 50
Big Little Book®;   First Printing;   1935.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Lt. Commander Frank V. Martinek U.S.N.R.   Artist: L. A. Beroth.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  The first printing is identified by a 2-page ad at the back of the book.   First Don Winslow BLB.   Winslow premiered on radio, NBC Blue, October 19, 1937.  
GW61b ----- DON WINSLOW, U. S. N.    75 150 300
Big Little Book®;   Variation, probably distributed as a premium.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Variation is identified by a soft cover, different 3-color (pink, blue, black) illustrations on the covers, a modified cover title, and no publisher's number, otherwise it is identical to GW61a.   This is a RARE book.    
GW176 1169 DONALD DUCK, SILLY SYMPHONY FEATURING 15 30 60
Big Little Book®;   1937.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author/Artist: Al Taliaferro.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  First Donald Duck BLB.  
SW243a 1411 DONALD DUCK AND GHOST MORGAN'S TREASURE 12.50 25 50
Better Little Book®;   1946.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   352 pages.   Author/Artist: Carl Barks.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Reprinted from Four-Color Comic #9, Donald Duck Finds Pirate Gold, 1942.   Cover is copied from comic book.   This was the only reprint of the comic until it was republished by Rainbow Publishers in 1985. 
GW220a 1441 DONALD DUCK AND HIS (MIS)ADVENTURES (SILLY SYMPHONY FEATURING) 15 30 60
Big Little Book®;   First Printing;   1937.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author/Artist: Al Taliaferro.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  The first printing is identified by its 432 page length and 18 chapters listed in the Table of Contents.   
GW220b 1411 DONALD DUCK AND HIS (MIS)ADVENTURES (SILLY SYMPHONY FEATURING) 20 40 80
Big Little Book®;   Second Printing;   1937.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  The second printing is identified by its 300 page length and 13 chapters in the Table of Contents. 
SW262 1432 DONALD DUCK AND THE GREEN SERPENT   (ALL PICTURES COMICS) 12.50 25 50
Better Little Book®;   1947.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   288 pages.   Author /Artist: Carl Barks.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Reprinted from Four-Color Comic #108, Donald Duck and the Terror of the River, 1946. 
SW92 1462 DONALD DUCK GETS FED UP 10 20 40
Better Little Book®;   1940.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author/Artist: Al Taliaferro. 
SW139 1430 DONALD DUCK HEADED FOR TROUBLE 10 20 40
Better Little Book®;   1942.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages;   Flip-it feature: (Donald tries to carry a whipsaw).   Author/Artist: Al Taliaferro.   
GW250a 1478 DONALD DUCK HUNTING FOR TROUBLE  10 20 40
Big Little Book®;   First Printing;   1938.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author/Artist: Al Taliaferro.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  The first printing is identified by the standard BLB logo on the cover. 
GW250b 1478 DONALD DUCK HUNTING FOR TROUBLE  10 20 40
Big Little Book®;   Second Printing;   1938.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  The second printing is identified by the overprinted logo on the cover, otherwise it is identical to GW250a.   This is a transition book, published between Big Little Books® and Better Little Books®. 
SW285 1457 DONALD DUCK IN VOLCANO VALLEY 11.25 22.50 45
Better Little Book®;   1949.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   288 pages.   Author /Artist: Carl Barks.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Reprinted from Four-Color Comics #147, Donald Duck in Volcano Valley, 1947. 
SW222 1484 DONALD DUCK IS HERE AGAIN (ALL PICTURES COMICS)  10 20 40
Better Little Book®;   1944.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   352 pages.   Author/Artist: Al Taliaferro. 
SW278 1449 DONALD DUCK LAYS DOWN THE LAW 10 20 40
Better Little Book®;   1948.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   288 pages.   Author /Artist: Carl Barks.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Reprint of short stories from 1945 and 1946 issues of Walt Disney's Comic and Stories. 
SW145a 1438 DONALD DUCK OFF THE BEAM! 10 20 40
Better Little Book®;   First Printing;   1943.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages;   Left-handed flip-it feature (Donald plays golf).   Author/Artist: Al Taliaferro.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  The first printing is identified by its 432 page length. 
SW145b 1438 DONALD DUCK OFF THE BEAM! 20 40 80
Better Little Book®;   Second Printing;   1943.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  The second printing is identified by its 352 page length and different ads at the back of the book and on the back cover, otherwise it is identical to SW145a.   
SW62 1424 DONALD DUCK SAYS SUCH LUCK! 12.50 25 50
Better Little Book®;   1941.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages;   Flip-it feature (Donald does a hula).   Author/Artist: Al Taliaferro. 
SW132 1422 DONALD DUCK SEES STARS 12.50 25 50
Better Little Book®;   1941.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages;   Flip-it feature (Donald and Daisy do a jitterbug).   Author/Artist: Al Taliaferro.   
SW3 1404 DONALD DUCK (SUCH A LIFE SAYS:)  12.50 25 50
Better Little Book®;   1939.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author/Artist: Al Taliaferro. 
SW224 1486 DONALD DUCK UP IN THE AIR 12.50 25 50
Better Little Book®;   1945.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   352 pages.   Author /Artist: Carl Barks.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Reprint of Four-Color Comic #62, Donald Duck in Frozen Gold and Donald Duck in the Swamp Mystery, 1944. 
SW11 1434 DONALD FORGETS TO DUCK 15 30 60
Better Little Book®;   1939.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author/Artist: Al Taliaferro.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Cover illustration was reused for the Dell Fast-Action book, Donald Duck Out of Luck. 
SW126 1416 DRAFTIE OF THE U. S.  ARMY 12.50 25 50
Better Little Book®;   1943.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author/Artist: Paul Foggerty. 
SW115 1400 DUMBO ONLY HIS EARS GREW! (Walt Disney's) 20 40 80
Better Little Book®;   1941.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages;   Flip-it feature (Dumbo flies).   Author/Artist: Walt Disney Studios.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  Cover title is different than title page (Walt Disney's Dumbo of the Circus, Only His Ears Grew!).   Storyline is from Disney movie, Dumbo, released October 23, 1941. 
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GW51 774 EDDIE CANTOR IN "AN HOUR WITH YOU" 40 80 160
Big Little Book®;   1934.   Hard cover.   Movie size:  4 5/8" x 5 1/4" x 7/8";   160 pages.   Author: Unknown—adapted from Eddie Cantor radio program dialogues.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  80 motion picture stills from the United Artists films—Roman Scandals, Whoopee, and Palmy Days—presented by Florenz Ziegfeld and Samuel Goldwyn.   A SCARCE book. 
GW60 1106 ELLA CINDERS AND THE MYSTERIOUS HOUSE  12.50 25 50
Big Little Book®;   1934.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Charlie Plumb.   Artist: Bill Counselman.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  The Ella Cinders storyline was derived from the Cinderella fairy tale. 
SW47 1406 ELLERY QUEEN IN THE ADVENTURE OF THE LAST MAN CLUB 12.50 25 50
Better Little Book®;   1940.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";    432 pages.   Author: Unknown—adapted from the work of Frederic Dannay and Manfred Lee.   Artist: Erwin L. Hess.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Cover title is different than title page (Ellery Queen and the Adventure of the Last Man Club). 
SW167 1472 ELLERY QUEEN, ADVENTURE OF THE MURDERED MILLIONAIRE 12.50 25 50
Better Little Book®;   1942.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Unknown—adapted from the work of Frederic Dannay and Manfred Lee.   Artist: Erwin L Hess.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  This book was written and drawn specially for the Whitman BLB format.   Ellery Queen was first heard on radio on CBS, June 18, 1939. 
GW49a 772 ERIK NOBLE AND THE FORTY-NINERS 8.75 17.50 35
Big Little Book®;   1934.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   384 pages.   Author: Lloyd E. Smith.   Artist: B. McNaughton.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This book was written and drawn specially for the Whitman BLB format. 
GW49b ----- ERIC NOBLE AND THE FORTY-NINERS 75 150 300
Big Little Book®;   Variation, probably distributed as a premium.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Variation is identified by a soft cover, different 3-color (green, orange, black) illustrations on the covers, and no publisher's number, otherwise it is identical to GW49a.  Also the name "Erik" is misspelled. This is a RARE book. 
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GW158 1129 FELIX THE CAT 20 40 80
Big Little Book®;   1936.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author/Artist: Although credit lines are given to Pat Sullivan, the creation, authorship, and artwork for the strip was by Otto Messmer.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  First Felix BLB. 
SW146 1439 FELIX THE CAT   (ALL PICTURES COMICS) 17.50 35 70
Better Little Book®;   1943.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author/Artist: Although credit lines are given to Pat Sullivan, the character and strip was the creative work of Otto Messmer. 
SW206 1465 FELIX THE CAT   (ALL PICTURES COMICS) 17.50 35 70
Better Little Book®;   1945.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   352 pages.   Author/Artist: Although Pat Sullivan is given the credit line, Felix was the creation of Otto Messmer. 
SW185 1401 FIGHTING HEROES BATTLE FOR FREEDOM 8.75 17.50 35
Better Little Book®;   1943.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   352 pages.   Author/Artist: Stookie Allen.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  BLB was adapted from a newspaper strip titled Heroes of Democracy.   The BLB is a Comic but is not labeled as such. 
SW20 1464 FLAME BOY AND THE INDIANS' SECRET 8.75 17.50 35
Better Little Book®;   1938.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   300 pages.   Author Goren Arnold.   Artist: Sekakuku.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  Sekakuku was a Hopi Indian artist.   This book was written and drawn specially for the Whitman BLB format. 
SW276 1447 FLASH GORDON AND THE FIERY DESERT OF MONGO 20 40 80
Better Little Book®;   1948.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   288 pages.   Author: Don Moore.   Artist: Alex Raymond.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  Reprinted from the Sunday pages beginning January 3, 1943 and ending June 1943—strips #470 through #495.   Cover and spine are adapted from BLB page 109 (March 21, 1943).   In 1944 Raymond left the strip to join the Marines.   Austin Briggs took over the strip for the next 23 years. 
GW103a 1166 FLASH GORDON AND THE MONSTERS OF MONGO 20 40 80
Big Little Book®;   1935.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Don Moore.   Artist: Alex Raymond.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Reprinted from the Sunday pages beginning April 8, 1934 and ending November 18, 1934—strips #14 through #46. 
GW103b ----- FLASH GORDON AND THE MONSTERS OF MONGO 125 250 500
Big Little Book®;   Variation, probably distributed as a premium.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Variation is identified by a soft cover, different 3-color (pink, blue, black) illustrations on the covers, and no publisher's number, otherwise it is identical to GW103a.   This is a RARE book. 
SW61 1423 FLASH GORDON AND THE PERILS OF MONGO 20 40 80
Better Little Book®;   1940.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author/Artist: Alex Raymond.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  Reprinted from the Sunday pages beginning October 24, 1937 and ending July 31, 1938—strips #199 through #239.   Cover art was adapted from Sunday page 5/22/38, frame 1. 
SW210 1469 FLASH GORDON AND THE POWER MEN OF MONGO 20 40 80
Better Little Book®;   1943.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   352 pages.   Author: Don Moore.   Artist: Alex Raymond.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  Reprinted from the Sunday pages beginning April 14, 1940 and ending December 8, 1940—strips #337 through #372.   Final two pages are taken from 11/17/40 (page 345) and 11/3/40 (page 347).   Cover is a redrawn composite from BLB page 41 (May 5, 1940). 
SW217 1479 FLASH GORDON AND THE RED SWORD INVADERS 17.50 35 70
Better Little Book®;   1945.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   352 pages.   Author: Don Moore.   Artist: Alex Raymond.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  Reprinted from Sunday pages beginning April 20, 1941 and ending January 4, 1942—strips #381 through #418.   Cover adapted from BLB page 307 (December 7, 1941). 
GW108 1171 FLASH GORDON AND THE TOURNAMENTS OF MONGO 25 50 100
Big Little Book®;   1935.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Don Moore.   Artist: Alex Raymond.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  Reprinted from the Sunday pages beginning December 2, 1934 and ending April 21, 1935—strips #48 through #65.   The back cover illustration is taken from the December 9, 1934 page.   Front cover is from the strip dated April 15, 1934 and reproduced from page 23 of the BLB. 
SW175 1484 FLASH GORDON AND THE TYRANT OF MONGO 20 40 80
Better Little Book®;   1941.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages;   Flip-it feature (Flash duels Ming to a draw).   Author: Don Moore.   Artist: Alex Raymond.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  Reprinted from the Sunday pages beginning August 14, 1938 and ending May 7, 1939—strips #241 through #279.   Cover art is adapted from Sunday page dated 4/10/38, frame 5.   Spine is from 3/5/38, frame 6. 
GW127 1190 FLASH GORDON AND THE WITCH QUEEN OF MONGO  25 50 100
Big Little Book®;   1936.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Don Moore.   Artist: Alex Raymond.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  Reprinted from the Sunday pages beginning April 21, 1935 and ending October 13, 1935—strips #65 through #91.   Cover illustration is adapted from the Sunday page dated April 21, 1935.   Moore was hired to write the storyline sometime in August 1935.   King Features wanted him to tone down the sex and violence of the storylines.   Moore continued to do the storylines for the next 20 years. 
SW36 1492 FLASH GORDON IN THE FOREST KINGDOM OF MONGO  25 50 100
Better Little Book®;   1938.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Don Moore.   Artist: Alex Raymond.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  Reprint from Sunday pages beginning October 18, 1936 and ending August 8, 1937—strips #146 through #188.   Front cover art is adapted from Sunday page 7/4/37, frame 5.   Back cover is from 6/27/37, frame 4.   Spine is from 6/13/37, frame 5. 
SW149 1443 FLASH GORDON IN THE ICE WORLD OF MONGO 25 50 100
Better Little Book®;   1942.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages;   Left-handed flip-it feature (Flash drives off an alien creature).   Author: Don Moore.   Artist: Alex Raymond.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  Reprinted from the Sunday pages beginning May 14, 1939 and ending January 21, 1940—strips #280 through #319.   Cover art adapted from Sunday page 5/14/39, frame 2.   Spine art from 5/14/39, frame 5. 
SW256 1424 FLASH GORDON IN THE JUNGLES OF MONGO  20 40 80
Better Little Book®;   1947.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   352  pages.   Author: Don Moore.   Artist: Alex Raymond.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  This is the last BLB to be published in the 352 page format.   Reprinted from the Sunday pages beginning January 4, 1942 and ending November 22, 1942—strips #418 through #464.   Cover adapted from BLB page 27 (January 18, 1942). 
GW190 1407 FLASH GORDON IN THE WATER WORLD OF MONGO 20 40 80
Big Little Book®;   1937.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Don Moore.   Artist: Alex Raymond.   BLB BLOOPER:  In this book Flash is described as a football star (page 10), whereas in Flash Gordon on the Planet Mongo he is described as a famous polo player (page 14).   COLLECTOR'S NOTE: Reprinted from Sunday pages beginning April 12 and ending October 11, 1936—strips #120 through #145. 
GW64 1110 FLASH GORDON ON THE PLANET MONGO 20 40 80
Big Little Book®;   1934.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   320 pages.   Author: Don Moore.   Artist: Alex Raymond.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  First Flash Gordon BLB.   Contains first Sunday story beginning January 7, 1934 and ending April 8, 1934—strips #1 through #14.   Nearly every picture is reproduced and all multiple panel pictures are divided onto individual pages of this BLB. 
SW95 1467 FLINT ROPER AND THE SIX-GUN SHOWDOWN 8.75 17.50 35
Better Little Book®;   1941.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   300 pages.   Author/Artist: Glenn F. Chesnut.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This book was written and drawn specially for the Whitman BLB format. 
GW142 1108 FLYING THE SKY CLIPPER WITH WINSIE ATKINS 7.50 15 30
Big Little Book®;   1936.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author/Artist: Dougal Lee.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This book was written and drawn specially for the Whitman BLB format. 
GW112 1175 FRANK BUCK PRESENTS TED TOWERS ANIMAL MASTER 7.50 15 30
Big Little Book®;   1935.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x  4 1/2"  x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author/Artist: Glen Cravath. 
GW68 1121 FRANK MERRIWELL AT YALE 7.50 15 30
Big Little Book®;   1935.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Burt L. Standish.   Artist: Jack R. Wilhelm.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  The Adventures of Frank Merriwell was a three-times-a-week serial on radio in the mid-1930s.   
GW173 1164 FRECKLES AND THE LOST DIAMOND MINE 7.50 15 30
Big Little Book®;   1937.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author/Artist: Merrill Blosser. 
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SW97 1469 The G-MAN AND THE GUN RUNNERS 7.50 15 30
Better Little Book®;   1940.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432  pages.   Author: Lou Hanlon.   Artist: George G. Clarke.  
GW215 1434 G-MAN AND THE RADIO BANK ROBBERIES 7.50 15 30
Big Little Book®;   1937.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Allen Dale.   Artist: Herbert Anderson.  
SW37 1493 G-MAN BREAKING THE GAMBLING RING 7.50 15 30
Better Little Book®;   1938.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Russell R. Winterbotham.   Artist: James Gary.  
GW151 1118 G-MAN ON THE CRIME TRAIL 7.50 15 30
Big Little Book®;   1936.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Lou Hanlon.   Artist: George Clark.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  First G-Man BLB.   The title page is different than cover title (The G-Man on the Crime Trail).   
SW165 1470 G-MAN VS THE FIFTH COLUMN 7.50 15 30
Better Little Book®;   1941.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432  pages;   Flip-it feature (G-Man captures several thugs).   Author: Edwin C. Johnson.   Artist: J. R. White.   
GW167 1147 G-MAN VS THE RED X 7.50 15 30
Big Little Book®;   1936.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Unknown.   Artist: Unknown.  
GW105 1168 G-MEN ON THE JOB 7.50 15 30
Big Little Books®;   1935.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8"  x  4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Dick Blair.   Artist: Milt Youngren.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Book was written and drawn specially for the Whitman BLB format.  
GW229 1451 GANG BUSTERS IN ACTION 8.75 17.50 35
Big Little Book®;   1938.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2",   432 pages.   Author: Isaac McAnally.   Artist: Henry E. Vallely.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  First Gang Busters BLB.   The first printing is identified by the standard BLB logo on the cover.   This book was written and drawn specially for the BLB format.   The Gang Busters radio program grew out of an earlier show called G-Men which began on January 15, 1938 on CBS and was sponsored by Palmolive Soap.   This printing is identified by an overprinted logo on cover.   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.   
SW144 1437 GANG BUSTERS SMASH THROUGH 8.75 17.50 35
Better Little Book®;   1942.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432  pages.   Author: Gene Fletcher.   Artist: Russ Stamm.   Cover Artist: Henry E. Vallely.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This book was written and drawn specially for the BLB format.   
SW69 1433 GANG BUSTERS STEP IN! 8.75 17.50 35
Better Little Book®;   1939.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Isaac McAnally—adapted from the Phillip H. Lord radio program.   Artist: Henry E. Vallely.   Cover Artist: Henry E. Vallely.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This book was written and drawn specially for the Whitman BLB format.  
SW241a 1409 GENE AUTRY AND RAIDERS OF THE RANGE 8.75 17.50 35
Better Little Book®;   First printing;   1946.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   352 pages.   Author: Till Goodman.   Artist: Unknown.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This book was written and drawn specially for the Whitman BLB format.   
SW241b 1425 GENE AUTRY AND RAIDERS OF THE RANGE 8.75 17.50 35
Better Little Book®;   Second printing;   1947.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  The second printing is identified by a different copyright (1947) and publisher's number on the spine (#1425), otherwise it is identical to SW241a.  
SW192 1434 GENE AUTRY AND THE GUN-SMOKE RECKONING 8.75 17.50 35
Better Little Book®;   1943.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   352 pages.   Author: Milton West.   Artist: Irwin Myers.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This book was written and drawn specially for the Whitman BLB format.  
SW182 1493 GENE AUTRY AND THE HAWK OF THE HILLS 8.75 17.50 35
Better Little Book®;   1942.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432  pages;   Flip-it feature (Gene Autry stops a train robbery).   Author: H. C. Thomas.   Artist: Henry E. Vallely.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This book was written and drawn specially for the Whitman BLB format.  
SW268 1439 GENE AUTRY AND THE LAND GRAB MYSTERY 8.75 17.50 35
Better Little Book®;   1948.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   288 pages.   Author: Unknown.   Artist: Unknown.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This book was written and drawn for the Whitman BLB format.  
SW257 1425 GENE AUTRY AND THE MYSTERY OF PAINT ROCK CANYON 8.75 17.50 35
Better Little Book®;   1947.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   288 pages.   Author: Bob Beaugrand.   Artist: Unknown.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This book was written and drawn specially for the Whitman BLB format.  
SW289 1461 GENE AUTRY AND THE RED BANDIT'S GHOST 8.75 17.50 35
Better Little Book®;   1949.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   288 pages.   Author: Unknown.   Artist: Unknown.  
SW110 1494 GENE AUTRY, COWBOY DETECTIVE 10 20 40
Better Little Book®;   1940.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Russell R. Winterbotham.   Artist: Erwin L. Hess.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This story was written and drawn specially for the Whitman BLB format.  
SW29 1483 GENE AUTRY IN LAW OF THE RANGE 8.75 17.50 35
Better Little Book®;   1939.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432  pages.   Author: Gaylord DuBois.   Artist: Al Lewin.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This book was written and drawn for the Whitman BLB format.  
GW214 1433 GENE AUTRY IN PUBLIC COWBOY NO. 1 11.25 22.50 45
Big Little Book®;   1938.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   424 pages.   Author:  Eleanor Packer—adapted from the film and a story by Bernard McConville.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  First Gene Autry BLB.   This book contains 81 motion picture stills from the Republic Pictures film.   Autry's radio program, Melody Ranch, began on CBS radio on January 7, 1942.   
SW200 1456 GENE AUTRY IN SPECIAL RANGER RULE 8.75 17.50 35
Better Little Book®;   1945.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   352 pages.   Author: H. C. Thomas.   Artist: Henry E. Vallely.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This book was written and drawn specially for the Whitman BLB format.  
SW137 1428 GENE AUTRY, SPECIAL RANGER 8.75 17.50 35
Better Little Book®;   1941.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages;   Flip-it feature (Gene Autry rides a bucking bronco).   Author: H. C. Thomas.   Artist: Erwin L. Hess.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This book was written and drawn specially for the Whitman BLB format.   
SW88 1457 GEORGE O'BRIEN AND THE HOODED RIDERS 7.50 15 30
Better Little Book®;   1940.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432  pages.   Author: Gaylord DuBois.   Artist: Erwin L. Hess.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This book was written and drawn specially for the Whitman BLB format.  
SW7 1418 GEORGE O'BRIEN IN GUN LAW 8.75 17.50 35
Better Little Book®;   1938.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   240 pages.   Author: Eleanor Packer—adapted from screen play.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This book contains 74 motion picture stills from the RKO Picture.  
SW162 1462 GHOST AVENGER 7.50 15 30
Better Little Book®;   1943.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages;   Flip-it feature (The Ghost Avenger fights a dragon).   Author: Russell R. Winterbotham.   Artist: Henry E. Vallely.   Cover Artist: Henry E. Vallely.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This book was written and drawn specially for the Whitman BLB format.   The cover title is different than the title on the title page (The Ghost Avenger Strikes).  
SW172 1480 The GREEN HORNET CRACKS DOWN 20 40 80
Better Little Book®;   1942.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages;   Flip-it feature (Green Hornet captures an escaped killer).   Author:  Unknown—adapted from the work of Fran Striker.   Artist: Henry E. Vallely.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This book was written and drawn specially for the Whitman BLB format.   
SW112 1496 The GREEN HORNET RETURNS 20 40 80
Better Little Book®;   1941.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages;   Flip-it feature (Green Hornet drives the Black Beauty).   Author: Unknown—adapted from the work of Fran Striker.   Artist: Unknown.  
SW86 1453 The GREEN HORNET STRIKES! 20 40 80
Better Little Book®;   1940.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Unknown—adapted from the work of Fran Striker.   Artist: Robert R. Weisman.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  First Green Hornet BLB.   Modeled after The Lone Ranger, The Green Hornet began on radio station WXYZ in Detroit on January 31, 1936.   It became a twice-a-week feature on Mutual in 1938.  
GW207 1426 GUNS IN THE ROARING WEST 8.75 17.50 35
Big Little Book®;   1937.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   300 pages.   Author: Steve Saxton.   Artist: Unknown.   Cover Artist: Hal Arbo.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This book was written and drawn specially for the BLB format.  
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GW55a 1101 HAIRBREADTH HARRY IN DEPARTMENT Q. T.  8.75 17.50 35
Big Little Book®;   First Printing;   1935.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   384 pages.   Author: J. M. Alexander (Created in 1906 by C. W. Kahles).   Artist: F. O. Alexander.   BLB BLOOPER:  The J. M. initials should have been F. O. for Frank Osborne.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  The first printing is identified by unusual cover material.   The hardcover scuffs easily.  This is the last BLB to be published in the 382 page format.  
GW55b 1101 HAIRBREADTH HARRY IN DEPARTMENT Q. T.  10 20 40
Big Little Book®;   Second Printing;   1935.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  The second printing is identified by standard hard cover, otherwise it is identical to GW55a.  
GW196 1413 HAL HARDY IN THE LOST LAND OF THE GIANTS 7.50 15 30
Big Little Book®;   1938.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   300 pages.   Author/Artist: R. B. Winter.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This book was written and drawn specially for the Whitman BLB format.  
GW171 1159 HALL OF FAME OF THE AIR 7.50 15 30
Big Little Book®;   1936.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Captain Eddie Rickenbacker.   Artist: Clayton Knight.  
GW85 1145 HAP LEE'S SELECTION OF MOVIE GAGS, FAVORITE JOKES OF THE STARS 20 40 80
Big Little Book®;   1935.   Hard cover.   Movie size:  4 5/8" x 5 1/4" x 1";   160 pages.   Author: Hap Lee.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This book contains 80 caricatures and photographs from films.   No BLB logo on cover.   The title on the title page is different than the cover title (Hap Lee's Selection of The Best Movie Gags Heard Among the Stars).   This is a SCARCE book.  
SW57 1418 HAROLD TEEN SWINGING AT THE SUGAR BOWL 8.75 17.50 35
Better Little Book®;   1939.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432  pages.   Author/Artist: Carl Ed.  
GW8 715 HOUDINI'S BIG LITTLE BOOK OF MAGIC 17.50 35 70
Big Little Book®;   1927 (BLB was actually published in 1933).   Hard cover with paper spine.   Earliest size:  3 7/8" x 4 3/8" x 1 1/2";   240 pages.   Author: Harry Houdini and other magicians.   Artist: Unknown.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  In the 1920s, Houdini wanted to write three books on magic for beginners.   Magician Walter Gibson collaborated on the project.   The first was published just before Houdini's death on October 31, 1926.   Gibson published the second as a series of articles.   The third was published in 1927 by Houdini's wife who found the manuscript among his papers.   Whitman obtained rights to the manuscript in 1933 and republished the book in the BLB format.   The first 114 pages are from the Houdini manuscript.   The added tricks and puzzles are from other magicians.   The BLB title page retains the original 1927 copyright date.  
SW60 1422 HUCKLEBERRY FINN  (THE ADVENTURES OF) 8.75 17.50 35
Better Little Book®;   1939.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432  pages.   Author: Unknown—adapted from the work of Mark Twain.   Artist: Henry E. Vallely.  
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GW170 1155 IN THE NAME OF THE LAW 7.50 15 30
Big Little Book®;   1937.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: William Engle.   Artist: Henry E. Vallely.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This book was written and drawn specially for the Whitman BLB format.  
GW226 1448 INSPECTOR WADE SOLVES THE MYSTERY OF THE RED ACES 7.50 15 30
Big Little Book®;   1937.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Unknown—adapted from stories created by Edgar Wallace.   Artist: Lyman Anderson.   Cover Artist: Hal Arbo.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  The cover title is different than the title on the title page (Inspector Wade in the Mystery of the Red Aces).  
SW117 1403 INVISIBLE SCARLET O'NEIL  (ALL PICTURES COMICS) 20 40 80
Better Little Book;   1942.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages;  Two flip-it features (Hold-up man goes crazy when Scarlet disappears;  Scarlet helps policeman capture criminal).   Author/Artist: Russell Stamm.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  First Invisible Scarlet O'Neil BLB.  
SW238 1406 INVISIBLE SCARLET O'NEIL VS THE KING OF THE SLUMS 15 30 60
Better Little Book®;   1946.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   352 pages.   Author/Artist: Russell Stamm.  
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GW216 1435 JACK ARMSTRONG AND THE IVORY TREASURE 8.75 17.50 35
Big Little Book®;   1937.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Leslie N. Daniels, Jr.   Artist: Henry E. Valley.   Cover Artist: Henry E. Vallely.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  First Jack Armstrong BLB.   The cover title is different than the title on the title page (Jack Armstrong, the All American Boy, and the Ivory Treasure).   The Jack Armstrong radio program, one of the longest running series, was first heard on CBS on July 31, 1933 and sponsored by Wheaties.  
SW68 1432 JACK ARMSTRONG AND THE MYSTERY OF THE IRON KEY 8.75 17.50 35
Better Little Book®;   1939.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Robert Hardy Andrews.   Artist: Henry E Vallely.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE: The cover title is different than the title on the title page (Jack Armstrong, the All American Boy, and the Mystery of the Iron Key).
GW56 1102 JACK SWIFT AND HIS ROCKET SHIP 7.50 15 30
Big Little Book®;   1934.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   320 pages.   Author: Hal Colson.   Artist: Charles Farrell.  
SW2 1402 JACKIE COOPER IN "GANGSTER'S BOY" 8.75 17.50 35
Better Little Book®;   1939.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   240 pages.   Author: Karl Brown and Robert Andrews.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This book contains 76 motion picture scenes from the Monogram film.  
GW81a 1141 JACKIE COOPER  IN "TREASURE ISLAND" 15 30 60
Big Little Book®;   First Printing;   1934.   Hard cover.   Movie size:  4 5/8" x 5 1/4" x 1";   160 pages.   Author: Eleanor Packer—adapted from the work of Robert Louis Stevenson.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This book contains 75 motion picture scenes from the MGM film.  
GW81b ----- JACKIE COOPER  IN "TREASURE ISLAND" 75 150 300
Big Little Book®;   Variation;   1934.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This variation is identified by a soft cover without a number on it, otherwise it is identical to GW81a.   This is a SCARCE book.  
GW81c 1141 JACKIE COOPER  IN "TREASURE ISLAND" 15 30 60
Big Little Book®;   Second Printing;   1935.   Hard cover.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  The second printing is identified by a 1935 copyright date, otherwise it is identical to GW81a.  
GW7a 714 JACKIE COOPER MOVIE STAR OF "SKIPPY" AND "SOOKY" 12.50 25 50
Big Little Book®;   First Printing;   1933.   Hard cover with a paper spine.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   240 pages.   Author: Eleanor Packer—adapted from film.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  The first printing is identified by 3 titles in the ad at the back of the book.   The film, Skippy, received an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture for 1930-31.  
GW7b 714 JACKIE COOPER MOVIE STAR OF "SKIPPY" AND "SOOKY" 10 20 40
Big Little Book®;   Second Printing;   1933.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  The second printing is identified by 4 titles in the ad at the back of the book, otherwise it is identical to GW7a.  
GW7c 714 JACKIE COOPER MOVIE STAR OF "SKIPPY" AND "SOOKY" 10 20 40
Big Little Book®;   Third Printing;   1933.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  The third printing is identified by 8 titles in the ad at the back of the book, otherwise it is identical to GW7a.  
SW41 1498 JANE ARDEN AND THE VANISHED PRINCESS 10 20 40
Better Little Book®;   1938.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   300 pages.   Author: Russell Ross.   Artist: Monte Barrett.  
SW18 1463 JANE WITHERS IN "KEEP SMILING" 12.50 25 50
Better Little Book®;  1938.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   240 pages.   Author: Eleanor Packer—adapted from the screen play.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE: This book contains 105 motion picture stills from the 20th Century Fox film.  
GW116 1179 JANE WITHERS IN "THIS IS THE LIFE" 15 30 60
Big Little Book®;   1935.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   240 pages.   Author: Eleanor Packer—adapted from the screen play and a story by Gene Towne and Graham Baker.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This book has 89 motion picture stills from the 20th Century Fox film.   
GW205 1424 JARAGU OF THE JUNGLE 8.75 17.50 35
Big Little Book®;   1937.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Rex Beach.   Artist: William Mark Young.  
SW80 1447 JERRY PARKER, POLICE REPORTER, AND THE CANDID CAMERA CLUE 8.75 17.50 35
Better Little Book®;   1941.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   300 pages.   Author: Jack Wallen.   Artist: Emilie Wallen.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This book was written and drawn specially for the BLB format.  
GW242 1466 JIM CRAIG, STATE TROOPER, AND THE KIDNAPPED GOVERNOR 8.75 17.50 35
Big Little Book®;   1938.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Steve Saxton.   Artist: Herbert Anderson.  
GW209 1428 JIM STARR OF THE BORDER PATROL 8.75 17.50 35
Big Little Book®;   1937.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Oren Arnold.   Artist: H. Anderson.   Cover Artist:  Hal Arbo.  
GW165 1143 JIMMIE ALLEN IN THE AIR MAIL ROBBERY 8.75 17.50 35
Big Little Book®;   1936.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Lt. Robert M. Burtt.   Artist: Capt. William G. Moore.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  The Air Adventures of Jimmie Allen was broadcast from Chicago from 1933 to 1936.  
GW140 1105 JOE LOUIS, THE BROWN BOMBER 20 40 80
Big  Little Book®;   1936.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   240 pages.   Author: Gene Kessler.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This book is a compilation of Wide World Press Photographs.  
GW70 1123 JOE PALOOKA, THE HEAVYWEIGHT BOXING CHAMP 12.50 25 50
Big Little Book®;   1934.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   320 pages.   Author/Artist: Ham Fisher.  
SW44 1402 JOHN CARTER OF MARS 30 60 120
Better Little Book®;   1940.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Unknown—adapted from the work of Edgar Rice Burroughs.   Artist: John Coleman Burroughs.   Cover Artist: John Coleman Burroughs.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This story was originally written to be 20,000 words in length.   Whitman wanted 15,000 words, so JCB shortened it and made another ending.   The BLB has 209 illustrations.   The 20,000 word story was published in Amazing Stories magazine and titled, John Carter and the Giant of Mars.   This is a RARE  book.  
GW162 1138 JUNGLE JIM 12.50 25 50
Big Little Book®;   1936.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author/Artist: Alex Raymond.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  First Jungle Jim BLB.   The strip began in January 1934 and ended in the mid 1950s.  
GW163 1139 JUNGLE JIM AND THE VAMPIRE WOMAN 12.50 25 50
Big Little Book®;   1937.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author/Artist: Alex Raymond.  
GW221 1442 JUNIOR G-MEN 8.75 17.50 35
Big Little Book®;   1937.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Morrell Massey.   Artist: Henry E. Vallely.   Cover Artist: Henry E. Vallely.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  The cover title is different than the title on the title page (Junior G-Men and the Counterfeiters).  
SW98 1470 JUNIOR NEBB JOINS THE CIRCUS 12.50 25 50
Better Little Book®;   1939.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   300 pages.   Author/Artist: Sol Hess.  
GW203a 1422 JUNIOR NEBB ON THE DIAMOND BAR RANCH 15 25 45
Big Little Book®;   First Printing;   1938.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   300 pages.   Author: Sol Hess.   Artist: W. A. Carlson.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  The first printing is identified by the standard Big Little Book® logo on the cover and a missing page number for page 292.   The three pages at the back of the book have large boldface, two-line headings above the ads.  
GW203b 1422 JUNIOR NEBB ON THE DIAMOND BAR RANCH 12.50 25 50
Big Little Book®;   First Variation —transition book;   1938.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  The first variation is identified by the removal of the two-line headings, above all the ads.   Also, page 292 is numbered, otherwise it is identical to GW203a.   This is a transition book published between the Big Little Books® and Better Little Books®.   This printing of the book is RARE.  
GW203c 1422 JUNIOR NEBB ON THE DIAMOND BAR RANCH 12.50 25 50
Big Little Book®;   Second Variation —transition book;   1938.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  The second variation is identified by the overprinted logo on the cover, two-line headings above the ads and a page number (page 292) has been added, otherwise it is identical to GW203a.   
GW203d 1422 JUNIOR NEBB ON THE DIAMOND BAR RANCH 8.75 17.50 35
Big Little Book®;   Third Variation—transition book;   1938.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  The third variation is identified by an overprinted logo on the cover.   In addition, the back ads have the headings removed on the first and third ads, but the second ad retains its BLB heading, and a page number (page 292) has been added, otherwise it is identical to GW203a.  
GW203e 1422 JUNIOR NEBB ON THE DIAMOND BAR RANCH 7.50 15 30
Big Little Book®;   Fourth Variation—transition book;   1938.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  The fourth variation is identified by an overprinted logo on the cover.   In addition, all of the the two-line headings above the back ads have been removed, and a page number (page 292) has been added, otherwise it is identical to GW203a.  
GW184 1401 JUST KIDS 10 20 40
Big Little Book®;   1937.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author/Artist: Ad Carter.  
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GW194 1411 KAY DARCY AND THE MYSTERY HIDEOUT 10 20 40
Big Little Book®;   1937.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   300 pages.   Author: Irene Ray, pen name for Margaret Sutton, author of the Judy Bolton books.   Artist: Charles Mueller.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  This book was written and drawn specially for the BLB format.   Book was originally planned for 424 pages but was reduced to 300 pages to cut down on expenses.   Unpublished pages are in a private collection.   A second book, Kay Darcy and the Secret Door, was written but not published.   The author has the manuscript.  
SW54 1415 KAYO AND MOON MULLINS AND THE ONE MAN GANG 10 20 40
Better Little Book®;   1939.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author/Artist: Frank Willard.  
GW181 1180 KAYO IN THE LAND OF SUNSHINE 8.75 17.50 35
Big Little Book®;   1937.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author/Artist: Frank Willard.  
GW141 1105 KAZAN IN REVENGE OF THE NORTH 10 20 40
Big Little Book®;   1937.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Unknown—adapted from the work of James Oliver Curwood.   Artist: Henry E. Vallely.    Cover Artist: Hal Arbo.  
SW99 1471 KAZAN, KING OF THE PACK 8.75 17.50 35
Better Little Book®;   1940.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Unknown—adapted from the work of James O. Curwood.   Artist: Erwin L. Hess.  
SW130 1420 KEEP 'EM FLYING! U. S. A.  FOR AMERICA'S DEFENSE 8.75 17.50 35
Better Little Book®;   1943.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages;   Flip-it feature (Stunt pilot parachutes from airplane).   Author: Russell R. Winterbotham.   Artist: Henry E. Vallely.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  The cover title is different than the title on the title page (Keep Em' Flying, U.S.A. for America's Victory).   This book was written and drawn specially for the BLB format.  
SW77 1442 KEN MAYNARD AND THE GUN WOLVES OF THE GILA 10 20 40
Better Little Book®;   1939.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Gaylord DuBois.   Artist: Gene Baxter.  
GW52a 776 KEN MAYNARD IN GUN JUSTICE 10 20 40
Big Little Book®;   1934.   Hard cover.   Movie size:  4 5/8" x 5 1/4" x 1";   160 pages.   Author: Unknown—adapted from Robert Quigley's screenplay.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  First Ken Maynard BLB.   This book contains 61 motion picture scenes from the Universal film.   
GW52b ----- KEN MAYNARD IN GUN JUSTICE 50 100 200
Big little Book®;   Variation;   1934.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This variation is identified by a soft cover, otherwise it is identical to GW52a.   This version of the book is SCARCE.  
GW211 1430 KEN MAYNARD IN WESTERN JUSTICE 10 20 40
Big Little Book®;   1938.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Rex Loomis.   Artist: Irwin Myers.   Cover Artist: Hal Arbo.  
GW138 1103 KING OF THE ROYAL MOUNTED 12.50 25 50
Big Little Book®;   1936.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Zane Grey and Romer Grey.   Artist: Allen Dean.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  First King of the Royal Mounted BLB.   This BLB was outlined by Zane Grey and text was written by his son, Romer.  
SW32 1486 KING OF THE ROYAL MOUNTED AND THE GREAT JEWEL MYSTERY 10 20 40
Better Little Book®;   1939.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Zane Grey and Romer Grey.   Artist: Allen Dean.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This BLB was outlined by Zane Grey and text was written by his son, Romer.  
SW119 1405 KING OF THE ROYAL MOUNTED AND THE LONG ARM OF THE LAW  10 20 40
(ALL PICTURES COMICS)
Better Little Book®;   1942.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages;   Two flip-it features (Mounty stalks and captures a criminal; Mounty encounters a bear).   Author: Unknown—adapted from the work of Zane Grey.   Artist: Unknown.   
GW180 1179 KING OF THE ROYAL MOUNTED AND THE NORTHERN TREASURE
Big Little Book®;   1937.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Zane Grey and Romer Grey.   Artist: Allen Dean and Charles Flanders.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE: Flander's art starts on page 284.   Previous art is by Dean.   10 20 40
GW230 1452 KING OF THE ROYAL MOUNTED GETS HIS MAN
Big Little Book®;   1938.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Zane Grey and Romer Grey.   Artist: Allen Dean.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This BLB was outlined by Zane Grey and text was written by his son, Romer.  10 20 40
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GW75 1132 The LAST DAYS OF POMPEII
Feature Movie Book®;   1935.   Soft cover.   Unusual size:  5 1/4" x 6 1/4 " x 1";   256 pages.   Author: Unknown.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This book contains 85 motion picture stills from the RKO picture.   22.50 45 90
The LAUGHING DRAGON OF OZ
GW72 1126 Big Little Book®;   1934.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Frank Baum.   Artist: Milt Youngren.  COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  When L.  Frank Baum, author of the Oz books, died, his oldest son, Frank, was in Europe.   Frank wanted to take over writing the Oz books but found that the publishers, Reilly and Lee, had hired Ruth P. Thompson to continue with new stories.   Frank submitted a story he wrote, Rosine and the Laughing Dragon, but Reilly and Lee refused to publish it.   Frank then gave the story to Whitman who published it as The Laughing Dragon of Oz.   A sequel BLB was written and titled The Enchanted Princess of Oz, but Reilly and Lee sued Whitman and Baum's son.   A settlement was realized with an agreement not to reprint the Laughing Dragon BLB or any sequel.   Thus there are very few copies of this popular title available.   This is a RARE book.  75 150 300
SW76 1441 LIGHTNING JIM, U.S. MARSHALL, BRINGS LAW TO THE WEST
Better Little Book®;   1940.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Unknown—adapted from radio program series.   Artist: Albert Micale.  8.75 17.50 35
SW1 1401 LI'L ABNER AMONG THE MILLIONAIRES
Better Little Book®;   1939.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author/Artist: Al Capp.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  The strip began as a daily in August 1934. 15 25 45
GW135 1198 LI'L ABNER IN NEW YORK 
Big Little Book®;   1936.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author/Artist: Al Capp.  15 25 45
GW150 1117 LITTLE ANNIE ROONEY AND THE ORPHAN HOUSE
Big Little Book®;   1937.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author/Artist: Brandon Walsh.  10 20 40
GW189 1406 LITTLE ANNIE ROONEY ON THE HIGHWAY TO ADVENTURE
Big Little Book®;   1937.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Darrell McClure.   Artist: Brandon Walsh.  10 20 40
SW259 1429 LITTLE LULU, ALVIN, AND TUBBY
Better Little Book®;   1947.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   288 pages.   Author/Artist: Marjorie H. Buell.  17.50 35 70
GW89 1150 LITTLE MEN (starring Ralph Morgan and Dickie Moore)
Big Little Book®;   1934.   Hard cover.   Movie size:  4 5/8" x 5 1/4" x 1";   160 pages.   Author: Eleanor Packer—adapted from the work of Louisa May Alcott and the film.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This book contains 76 motion picture stills from the Mascot film.    8.75 17.50 35
GW152 1120 LITTLE MISS MUFFET
Big Little Book®;   1936.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author/Artist: Fanny Y. Cory.  8.75 17.50 35
GW3a 708 LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE
Big Little Book®;   First Printing;   1928.   Hard cover with paper spine.   Earliest size:  3 7/8" x  4 3/4" x 1 1/2";   320 pages;   130 pictures.  Author/Artist: Harold Gray.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  First LOA BLB.   The first printing is identified by the 1928 copyright and no ads in the back of the book.  1928 is the copyright date of the strip.   The BLB was actually published in 1933.   Annie first appeared as a daily strip in the New York Daily News on August 5, 1924.   This BLB reprints the daily strip beginning October 1, 1931 and ending August 31, 1932.   This is a RARE book.  75 150 300
GW3b 708 LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE
Big Little Book®;   Second Printing;  1928.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  The second printing is identified by a 3-title ad at the back of the book, otherwise it is identical to GW3a.   This is a SCARCE book.  60 120 240
GW3c 708 LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE
Big Little Book®;   Third Printing;   1933.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  The third printing is identified by the 1933 copyright and no ad at the back of the book, otherwise it is identical to GW3a.   This is a SCARCE book.  50 100 200
GW3d 708 LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE
Big Little Book®;   Fourth Printing;   1933.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  The fourth printing is identified by the 1933 copyright and a 3-title ad at the back of the book, otherwise it is identical to GW3a.   This is a SCARCE book.  40 80 160
GW28a 748 LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE AND CHIZZLER
Big Little Book®;   First Printing;   1933.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   320 pages.   Author/Artist: Harold Gray.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  The first printing is identified by an 8-title ad at the back of the book.   Reprinted from the daily strip, mid-1933 through early 1934.  15 30 60
GW28b 748 LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE AND CHIZZLER
Big Little Book®;   Second Printing;   1933.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  The second printing is identified by a 13-title ad at the back of the book, otherwise it is identical to GW28a.  12.50 25 50
GW28c 748 LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE AND CHIZZLER
Big Little Book®;   Variation;   1933.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  The variation is identified by an Ovaltine inside the front cover.   It was given away as a radio premium.   This is a RARE book.  35 70 125
SW201 1457 LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE AND HER JUNIOR COMMANDOS
Better Little Book®;   1943.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   352 pages.   Author/Artist: Harold Gray.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Reprinted from the daily strip beginning June 15, 1942 and ending January 3, 1943.  10 20 40
GW100 1162 LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE AND PUNJAB THE WIZARD
Big Little Book®;   1935.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author/Artist: Harold Gray.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  Reprinted from the daily strip from early 1935 through May 6, 1935.   Some illustrations are duplicated in LOA and the $1,000,000 Formula.  10 20 40
GW9a 716 LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE AND SANDY
Big Little Book®;   First Printing;   1933.   Hard cover with paper spine.   Earliest size:  3 7/8" x  4 3/4" x 1 1/2";   320 pages.   Author/Artist: Harold Gray.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  The first printing is identified by its number of pages (320 pages) and a 4-title ad at the back of the book.   Reprinted from the daily strip, late 1932 to early 1933.   This is a SCARCE book.  75 150 300
GW9b 716 LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE AND SANDY
Big Little Book®;   Second Printing;   1933.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  The second printing is identified by its number of pages (300 pages) and an 7-title ad at the back of the book, otherwise it is identical to GW9a.   This is a SCARCE book.  60 120 240
SW53a 1414 LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE AND THE ANCIENT TREASURE OF AM
Better Little Book®;   First Printing;   1939.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author/Artist: Harold Gray.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  The first printing is identified by its 432 page length, the publisher's number (#1414), and the cover illustration.   Reprinted from daily strip beginning April 1, 1937 and ending June 10, 1937.  15 30 60
SW53b 1468 LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE AND THE ANCIENT TREASURE OF AM
Better Little Book®;   Second Printing;   1949.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  The second printing is identified by its 288 page length, the publisher's number (#1468).   This shortened version was released in 1949.   It was the last Better Little Book® to be published.  12.50 25 50
GW80a 1140 LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE AND THE BIG TRAIN ROBBERY
Big Little Book®;   1934.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   300 pages.   Author/Artist: Harold Gray.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Earliest LOA strip to be printed in BLB format.  12.50 25 50
GW80b 1140 LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE AND THE BIG TRAIN ROBBERY
Big Little Book®;   Variation, probably distributed as a premium;   1934.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This variation is identified by a soft cover, otherwise it is identical to GW80a.   This is a RARE book.  100 200 400
GW93a 1154 LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE AND THE GHOST GANG
Big Little Book®;   1935.   First Printing.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author/Artist: Harold Gray.    COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  The first printing is identified by not having square-boxed ads on the inside of the covers.   Reprinted from the daily strip beginning April 30, 1934 and ending October 3, 1934.  12.50 25 50
GW93b ----- LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE AND THE GHOST GANG
Big Little Book®;   First Variation;   1935.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This variation is identified by a soft cover, different 3-color (red-orange, yellow, black) illustrations on the cover, and no publisher's number, otherwise it is identical to GW93a.   This is a RARE book.  100 200 400
GW93c 1154 LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE AND THE GHOST GANG
Big Little Book®;   Second Printing;   1935.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  The second printing of the first printing is identified by five rectangular-framed ads insideon pages 2, 3, 4, 430 and 431, otherwise it is identical to GW93a.   This is a SCARCE book.  20 40 80
GW93d ----- LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE AND THE GHOST GANG
Big Little Book®;   Second Variation;   1935.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This variation is identical to GW93b except for five rectangular-framed ads as described for GW93c.   This is a VERY RARE book.  125 250 500
SW264 1435 LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE AND THE GOONEYVILLE MYSTERY
Better Little Book®;   1947.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   288 pages.   Author: Helen Berke.   Artist: Chester Gould.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Reprinted from daily strip beginning January 1944 and ending March 18, 1944.  10 20 40
SW174 1482 LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE AND THE HAUNTED MANSION
Better Little Book®;   1941.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author/Artist: Harold Gray.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Reprinted from daily strip beginning July 1937 and ending in December 1937.  12.50 25 50
GW227 1149 LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE AND THE MYSTERIOUS SHOEMAKER
Big Little Book®;   1938.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author/Artist: Harold Gray.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Reprinted from daily strip beginning March 8, 1936 and ending September 30, 1936.  12.50 25 50
SW249 1417 LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE AND THE SECRET OF THE WELL
Better Little Book®;   1947.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   352 pages.   Author/Artist: Harold Gray.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Reprinted from daily strip beginning April 16, 1938 and ending November 26, 1938.  10 20 40
GW123 1186 LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE AND THE $1,000,000 FORMULA
Big Little Book®;   1936.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author/Artist: Harold Gray.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  Reprinted from the daily strip beginning May 6, 1935 and ending September 1, 1935.   Some illustrations are duplicated in LOA and Punjab the Wizard.  12.50 25 50
SW203 1461 LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE AND THE UNDERGROUND HIDE-OUT
Better Little Book®;   1945.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   352 pages.   Author/Artist: Harold Gray.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Reprinted from daily strip beginning January 4, 1943 and ending April 27, 1943.  10 20 40
GW199 1416 LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE IN THE MOVIES
Big Little Book®;   1937.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author/Artist: Harold Gray.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Reprinted from daily strip beginning September 5, 1935 and ending January 16, 1936.  12.50 25 50
SW275 1446 LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE IN THE THIEVES' DEN
Better Little Book®;   1948.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   288 pages.   Author/Artist: Harold Gray.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Reprinted from daily strip beginning March 19, 1944 and ending July 28, 1944.  10 20 40
GW57a 1103 LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE WITH THE CIRCUS
Big Little Book®;   First Printing;   1934.   Hard cover with soft cover spine.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   320 pages.   Author/Artist: Harold Gray.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  The first printing is identified by its soft cover spine.   Reprinted from daily strip beginning mid-1931 and ending in December 1931.   BLB contains major change in Harold Gray's artwork.  12.50 25 50
GW57b 1103 LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE WITH THE CIRCUS
Big Little Book®;   Second Printing;   1934.   Hard cover with hard cover spine.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  The second printing is identified by its hard cover spine; otherwise it is identical to GW57a.   12.50 25 50
GW57c ----- LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE WITH THE CIRCUS
Big Little Book®;   Variation;   1934.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  This variation is identified by an unnumbered Little Orphan Annie cover (GW3) and an Ovaltine ad on its inside cover, otherwise it is identical to GW57a.   This is a RARE book.  35 70 125
GW36 757 LITTLE WOMEN
Big Little Book®;   1934.   Hard cover.   Movie size:  4 5/8" x 5 1/4" x 1";   160 pages.   Author: Unknown—adapted from the work of Louisa May Alcott and the film script.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This book contains 74 motion picture scenes from the RKO film.   Film received an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture for 1932-33.  10 20 40
GW118 1181 The LONE RANGER AND HIS HORSE SILVER
Big Little Book®;   1935.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Stories are almost word for word from Fran Striker's radio scripts.   Artist: Hal Arbo.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE: This book is an oddity because it contains two complete stories adapted from radio scripts: The Adventure of the Stolen Cattle (Script #233 which aired on July 27,1934); The Adventure of the Bank Robbery (Script #349 which aired April 26, 1935).  15 30 60
SW83 1450 The LONE RANGER AND THE BLACK SHIRT HIGHWAYMAN
Better Little Book®;   1939.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Unknown—adapted from the work of Fran Striker, probably written by Gaylord DuBois.   Artist: Henry E. Vallely (not credited on title page).   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Vallely modeled Tonto after Chief Thundercloud who played Tonto in two Lone Ranger Republic Serials.  12.50 25 50
SW4 1407 The LONE RANGER AND DEAD MEN'S MINE
Better Little Book®;   1939.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Probably written by Fran Striker.   Artist: Henry E. Vallely (not credited on title page).   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Story adapted from the last Lone Ranger pulp, November 1937, titled Death's Head Vengeance.     10 20 40
SW170 1477 The LONE RANGER AND THE GREAT WESTERN SPAN
Better Little Book®;   1942.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages;   Flip-it feature (Lone Ranger gallops on Silver to overtake a badman).   Author: Probably written by Fran Striker.   Artist: Henry E. Vallely.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE: Storyline adapted from "The Heritage of the Plains" in the 6th issue of The Lone Ranger Magazine,  September 1937.  12.50 25 50
GW241 1465 The LONE RANGER AND THE MENACE OF MURDER VALLEY
Big Little Book®;   1938.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Buck Wilson, pen name for Gaylord DuBois.   Artist: Robert R. Weisman.  10 20 40
SW34 1489 The LONE RANGER AND THE RED RENEGADES
Better Little Book®;   1933.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Probably written by Fran Striker.    Artist: Unknown.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  The cover is redrawn from the second Lone Ranger pulp, February 1937.  10 20 40
GW212 1431 The LONE RANGER AND THE SECRET KILLER
Big Little Book®;   1937.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Buck Wilson.   Artist: Herbert Anderson.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This book was written and drawn specially for the BLB format.  10 20 40
SW191 1428 The LONE RANGER AND THE SECRET WEAPON
Better Little Book®;   1943.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   352 pages.   Author: Probably written by Fran Striker.   Artist: Henry  E. Vallely.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Storyline adapted from radio scripts #1501-1505, The Tarantula Series, August 4 through 14, 1942.  10 20 40
SW231 1498 The LONE RANGER AND THE SILVER BULLETS
Better Little Book®;   1946.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   352 pages.   Author: Probably written by Fran Striker.   Artist: Henry  E. Vallely.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Storyline adapted from daily strip beginning August 14, 1944 and ending September 14, 1944.  10 20 40
GW133 1196 The LONE RANGER AND THE VANISHING HERD
Big Little Book®;   1936.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Buck Wilson, pen name for Gaylord DuBois.   Artist: William Juhre.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This book was written and drawn specially for the BLB format.  10 20 40
SW96 1468 The LONE RANGER FOLLOWS THROUGH
Better Little Book®;   1941.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Probably written by Fran Striker.   Artist: Henry E. Vallely.  12.50 25 50
SW188 1421 The LONE RANGER ON THE BARBARY COAST
Better Little Book®;   1944.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   352 pages.   Author: Probably written by Fran Striker.   Artist: Henry E. Vallely.   Cover design adapted from Dell Fast Action, Lone Ranger and the Lost Valley.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Storyline adapted from November 1 to 5, 1943 radio script California Series (21 episodes) .  22.50 45 90
SW46 1405 LONE STAR MARTIN OF THE TEXAS RANGERS
Better Little Book®;   1939.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Peter A. Wyckoff.   Artist: Ted Horn (pseudonym for Fred Harman, creator of Red Ryder).   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This book was written and drawn specially for the BLB format.  8.75 17.50 35
GW32 753 The LOST PATROL (starring Victor McLaglen)
Big Little Book®;   1934.   Hard cover.   Movie size:  4 5/8" x 5 1/4" x 1";   160 pages.   Author: Unknown—adapted for the movie by Kenneth Hallam from the story "Patrol" by Phillip MacDonald.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This book contains 74 motion picture stills from the RKO picture.  10 20 40
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GW126 1189 MAC OF THE MARINES IN AFRICA 8.75 17.50 35
Big Little Book®;   1936.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Mark Wilson.   Artist: Unknown. 
GW183 1400 MAC OF THE MARINES IN CHINA 8.75 17.50 35
Big Little Book®;   1938.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Mark Wilson.   Artist: Frank J.  Hoban. 
GW104 1167 MANDRAKE THE MAGICIAN 15 30 60
Big Little Book®;   1935.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Lee Falk.   Artist: Phil Davis.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  First Mandrake BLB.   Mandrake the Magician began as a 15-minute serial on WOR on November 11, 1940 and ran to February 6, 1942. 
SW250a 1418 MANDRAKE THE MAGICIAN AND THE FLAME PEARLS 12.50 25 50
Better Little Book®;   First Printing;   1946.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   352 pages.   Author: Lee Falk.   Artist: Phil Davis.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  The first printing is identified by a 3-page ad which begins with Captain Midnight and Sheik Jomak Khan and ends with Mandrake the Magician.   Reprinted from the 1944-45 daily strip. 
SW250b 1418 MANDRAKE THE MAGICIAN AND THE FLAME PEARLS 12.50 25 50
Better Little Book®;   Second Printing;   1946.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  The second printing is identified by a 3-page ad which begins with Uncle Wiggily's Adventures and ends with Flash Gordon, otherwise it is identical to SW250a. 
SW10 1431 MANDRAKE THE MAGICIAN AND THE MIDNIGHT MONSTER 12.50 25 50
Better Little Book®;   1939.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Lee Falk.   Artist: Phil Davis. 
SW158 1454 MANDRAKE THE MAGICIAN MIGHTY SOLVER OF MYSTERIES 12.50 25 50
Better Little Book®;   1942.   Hard cover.   Standard size : 3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages;   Flip-it feature (Mandrake performs some close-up magic tricks).   Author: Lee Falk.   Artist: Phil Davis. 
GW218 1438 MARY LEE AND THE MYSTERY OF THE INDIAN BEADS 8.75 17.50 35
Big Little Book®;   1937.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   300 pages.   Author/Artist: Alice Andersen.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This book was written and drawn specially for the BLB format. 
  
SW71 1436 MAXIMO, THE AMAZING SUPERMAN 10 20 40
Better Little Book®;   1940.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Victor Appleton (pseudonym).   Artist: J. R. White.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This book was written and drawn specially for the BLB format.   It was Whitman's response to the popularity of Superman. 
SW150 1444 MAXIMO, THE AMAZING SUPERMAN, AND THE CRYSTALS OF DOOM 8.75 17.50 35
Better Little Book®;   1941.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages;   Flip-it feature (Maximo foils a thug and rides away on a horse).   Author: Russell R. Winterbotham.   Artist: Henry E. Vallely.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This book was written and drawn specially for the BLB format. 
SW79 1445 MAXIMO, THE AMAZING SUPERMAN, AND THE SUPER-MACHINE 8.75 17.50 35
Better Little Book®;   1941.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages;   Flip-it feature (Maximo demonstrates his superpowers).   Author: Russell R. Winterbotham.   Artist: Erwin L. Hess.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This book was written and drawn specially for the BLB format. 
GW34 755 MEN OF THE  MOUNTED 8.75 17.50 35
Big Little Book®;   1934.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   320 pages.   Author: Ted McCall.   Artist: Harry Hall.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Reprint of Canadian daily strip created in 1933. 
SW23 1475 MEN WITH WINGS 10 20 40
Better Little Book®;   1938.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   240 pages.   Author: Eleanor Packer—adapted from the film.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This book contains 78 motion picture stills from the Paramount film. 
GW10a 717 MICKEY MOUSE 150 300 600
Big Little Book®;   First Printing;   1933.   Hard cover with paper spine.   Earliest size:  3 7/8" x 4 3/4" x 1 1/2";   320 pages.   Author/Artist: Floyd Gottfredson.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE: The first printing is identified by a "skinny" Mickey and a Walt Disney signature on the cover.  First Mickey Mouse BLB.   Reprinted from daily strip, Mickey Mouse and the Gypsies, beginning July 19, 1931 and ending November 7, 1931.   This is a VERY RARE book. 
GW10b 717 MICKEY MOUSE 125 250 500
Big Little Book®;   Second Printing;   1933.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  The second printing is identified by a "plump" Mickey on the cover, no Disney signature, and a different illustration on the spine, otherwise this BLB is identical to GW10a.   This is a RARE book. 
GW98 1160 MICKEY MOUSE AND BOBO THE ELEPHANT 12.50 25 50
Big Little Book®;   1935.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Ted Osborne.   Artist: Floyd Gottfredson.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Reprinted from the daily strip beginning July 30, 1934 and ending October 13, 1934. 
GW157 1128 MICKEY MOUSE AND PLUTO THE RACER 12.50 25 50
Big Little Book®;   1936.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Ted Osborne.   Artist: Floyd Gottfredson.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Reprinted from the daily strip beginning December 30, 1934 and ending February 28, 1935. 
GW92a 1153 MICKEY MOUSE AND THE BAT BANDIT 25 50 100
Big Little Book®;   First Printing;   1935.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Ted Osborne.   Artist: Floyd Gottfredson.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  Reprinted from the daily strip beginning May 30, 1934 and ending July 28, 1934.   The first printing is identified by not having four boxed ads inside the front and back covers. 
GW92b ----- MICKEY MOUSE AND THE BAT BANDIT 100 200 400
Big Little Book®;   Variation 1;   1935.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This variation is identified by a soft cover, different 3-color (red-orange, yellow, black) illustrations on the cover, and no publisher's number, otherwise it is identical to GW92a.   This is a RARE book. 
GW92c 1153 MICKEY MOUSE AND THE BAT BANDIT 25 50 100
Big Little Book®;   Second Printing;   1935.   Hard cover.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  The second printing is identified by having five rectangular-framed  ads on pages 2, 3, 4, 330 and 331, otherwise it is identical to GW92a.   This is a SCARCE book. 
GW92d ----- MICKEY MOUSE AND THE BAT BANDIT 100 200 400
Big Little Book®;   Variation 2;   1935.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This is a variation of the second printing and is identical to GW92b except for five rectangular-framed ads inside the covers.   This is a VERY RARE book. 
SW280 1451 MICKEY MOUSE AND THE DESERT PALACE 15 30 60
Better Little Book®;   1948.   Hard cover.   Standard size 3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   288 pages.   Author/Artist: Floyd Gottfredson.    
SW166a 1471 MICKEY MOUSE AND THE DUDE RANCH BANDIT 15 30 60
Better Little Book®;   First Printing;   1943.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages;   Flip-it feature (Mickey dances with his hat and cane).   Author: Merrill de Maris.   Artist: Floyd Gottfredson.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  The first printing is identified by its 432 page length—and a flip-it feature ad on the back cover.   Reprinted from the daily strip beginning April 22, 1940 and ending August 17, 1940.   BLB BLOOPER: The cover indicates that the flip it feature stars Pluto, but Pluto is not in the flip-it feature. 
SW166b 1471 MICKEY MOUSE AND THE DUDE RANCH BANDIT 20 40 80
Better Little Book®;   Second Printing;   1943.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  The second printing is identified by its 352 page length and a listing of BLBs on the back cover, otherwise it is identical to SW166a.   This is a SCARCE book. 
SW263 1433 MICKEY MOUSE AND THE LAZY DAISY MYSTERY 15 30 60
Better Little Book®;   1947.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   288 pages.   Author: Bill Walsh.   Artist: Floyd Gottfredson.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Reprinted from the daily strip, Mickey Mouse Meets Billy the Mouse, beginning March 5, 1945 and ending June 16, 1945. 
SW245a 1413 MICKEY MOUSE AND THE 'LECTRO BOX 18.75 37.50 75
Better Little Book®;   First Printing;   1946.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   352 pages.   Author: Bill Walsh.   Artist: Floyd Gottfredson.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  The first printing is identified by a 3-page ad which begins with Captain Midnight and Sheik Jomak Khan and ends with Mandrake the Magician.   Reprinted from the daily strip beginning October 25, 1943 and ending February 5, 1944.   This is a SCARCE book. 
SW245b 1413 MICKEY MOUSE AND THE 'LECTRO BOX 15 30 60
Better Little Book®;   Second Printing;   1946.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  The second printing is identified by a 3-page ad which begins with Uncle Wiggily's Adventures and ends with Flash Gordon, otherwise it is identical to SW245a. 
SW138 1429 MICKEY MOUSE AND THE MAGIC LAMP 15 30 60
Better Little Book®;   1942.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages;   Flip-it feature (Mickey shows Pluto how to be a hunting dog).   Author: Merrill de Maris.   Artist: Floyd Gottfredson.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Reprinted from the daily strip beginning September 11, 1939 and ending January 13, 1940. 
SW19 1463 MICKEY MOUSE AND THE PIRATE SUBMARINE 25 50 100
Better Little Book®;   1939.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Ted Osborne.   Artist: Floyd Gottfredson.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Reprinted from the daily strip beginning October 1, 1935 and ending January 4, 1935. 
GW124 1187 MICKEY MOUSE AND THE SACRED JEWEL 25 50 100
Big Little Book®;   1936.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Ted Osborne.   Artist: Floyd Gottfredson.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Reprinted from the daily strip beginning October 15, 1934 and ending December 29, 1934.
SW100 1475 MICKEY MOUSE AND THE SEVEN GHOSTS 25 50 100
Better Little Book®;   1940.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Ted Osborne.   Artist: Floyd Gottfredson.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  Reprinted from the daily strip beginning August 10, 1936 and ending October 29, 1936.   First comic strip appearance of Goofy (formerly Dippy Dawg).   First appearance of Donald Duck in his present form.   Cover shows major artwork change in Mickey's appearance. 
SW292 1464 MICKEY MOUSE AND THE STOLEN JEWELS 15 30 60
Better Little Book®;   1949.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   288 pages.   Author/Artist: Floyd Gottfredson. 
SW221 1483 MICKEY MOUSE, BELLBOY DETECTIVE 15 30 60
Better Little Book®;   1945.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   352 pages.   Author: Merrill de Maris.   Artist: Floyd Gottfredson.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Reprinted from the daily strip beginning August 19, 1940 and ending December 21, 1940. 
GW20 726 MICKEY MOUSE IN THE BLAGGARD CASTLE 35 70 140
Big Little Book®;   1934.   Hard cover.  Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   320 pages.   Author: Webb Smith.   Artist: Floyd Gottfredson.  COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Reprinted from the daily strip beginning November 12, 1932 and ending February 10, 1933.
SW9 1428 MICKEY MOUSE IN THE FOREIGN LEGION 25 50 100
Better Little Book®;   1940.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Ted Osborne.   Artist: Floyd Gottfredson.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Reprinted from the daily strip beginning March 23, 1936 and ending August 7, 1936
GW248a 1476 MICKEY MOUSE IN THE RACE FOR RICHES 30 60 120
Big Little Book®;   First Printing;   1938.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Ted Osborne.   Artist: Floyd Gottfredson.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  The first printing is identified by a standard Big Little Book® logo on cover.   Reprinted from the daily strip beginning June 2, 1935 and ending September 20, 1935.   This is a RARE book. 
GW248b 1476 MICKEY MOUSE IN THE RACE FOR RICHES 25 50 100
Big Little Book®;   Variation 1—transition book;   1938.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This variation is identified by an overprinted logo, otherwise it is identical to GW248a.   This is a transition book published between Big Little Books® and Better Little Books®. 
SW24 1476 MICKEY MOUSE IN THE RACE FOR RICHES 20 40 80
Better  Little Book®;   Variation 2—transition book;   1938.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This variation is identified by the Better Little Book® logo on the cover, otherwise it is identical to GW248b. 
SW116 1401 MICKEY MOUSE IN THE TREASURE HUNT 20 40 80
Better Little Book®;   1941.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages;   Left-handed flip-it feature (Pluto carries cups on his tail).   Author: Ted Osborne.   Artist: Floyd Gottfredson.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Reprinted from the daily strip beginning April 5, 1937 and ending August 7, 1937. 
SW273 1444 MICKEY MOUSE IN THE WORLD OF TOMORROW 17.50 35 70
Better Little Book®;   1948.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   288 pages.   Author: Bill Walsh.   Artist: Floyd Gottfredson.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Reprinted from the daily strip beginning July 31, 1944 and ending November 11, 1944. 
SW56 1417 MICKEY MOUSE ON SKY ISLAND 25 50 100
Better Little Book®;   1941.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages;   Flip-it feature (Mickey takes a stroll).   Author: Ted Osborne.   Artist: Floyd Gottfredson.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  Reprinted from the daily strip beginning November 30, 1936 and ending April 3, 1937.   Cover art shows a newly designed Mickey (no pie-wedge eyes). 
SW232 1499 MICKEY MOUSE ON THE CAVE-MAN ISLAND 20 40 80
Better Little Book®;   1944.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   352 pages.   Author: Merrill de Maris.   Artist: Floyd Gottfredson.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Reprinted from the daily strip beginning December 23, 1940 and ending May 12, 1941. 
GW35a 756 MICKEY MOUSE PRESENTS A WALT DISNEY SILLY SYMPHONY 22.50 45 90
Big Little Book®;   First Printing;   1934.   Hard cover with paper spine.   Movie size:  4 5/8" x 5 1/4" x 1";   160 pages.   Author/Artist: Al Taliaferro.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Illustrations are based upon Silly Symphony Sunday cartoon strips.   The original printing is identified by having a paper spine.  
GW35b 756 MICKEY MOUSE PRESENTS A WALT DISNEY SILLY SYMPHONY 22.50 45 90
Big Little Book®;   Variation;   1934.   Hard cover spine.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This variation is identified by its hard cover spine, otherwise it is identical to GW35a. 
GW144 1111 MICKEY MOUSE PRESENTS WALT DISNEY SILLY SYMPHONIES STORIES 37.50 75 150
Big Little Book®;   1936.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author/Artist: Al Taliaferro.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  BLB contains a collection of short stories.   Donald Duck appears for the first time in this BLB. 
GW192a 1409 MICKEY MOUSE RUNS HIS OWN NEWSPAPER 17.50 35 70
Big Little Book®;   First Printing;   1937.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Ted Osborne.   Artist: Floyd Gottfredson.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  The first printing is identified by its 432 page length, a four-page ad at the back of the book, and a Contents page that lists 17 chapters.   Reprinted from the daily strip beginning March 3, 1935 and ending May 30, 1935.   First appearance of Donald Duck in a comic strip. 
GW192b 1409 MICKEY MOUSE RUNS HIS OWN NEWSPAPER 75 150 300
Big Little Book®;   Second Printing;   1937.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  The second printing is identified by a 300 page length, a different 2-page ad at the back of the book, and a listing of 15 chapters on the Contents page.   This is a SCARCE book. 
GW30a 750 MICKEY MOUSE SAILS FOR TREASURE ISLAND 20 40 80
Big Little Book®;   First Printing;   1933.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   320 pages.   Author/Artist: Floyd Gottfredson.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  The first printing is identified by an 8-title ad at the back of the book. Reprinted from the daily strip beginning May 10, 1932 and ending November 11, 1932.   This is a scarcest of the three printings. 
GW30b 750 MICKEY MOUSE SAILS FOR TREASURE ISLAND 17.50 35 70
Big Little Book®;   Second Printing;   1933.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  The second printing is identified by a 13-title ad at the back of the book, otherwise it is identical to GW30a. 
GW30c 750 MICKEY MOUSE SAILS FOR TREASURE ISLAND 15 30 60
Big Little Book®;   Third Printing;   1933.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  The third printing is identified by a 28-title, 2-page ad at the back of the book, otherwise it is identical to GW30a. 
GW79a 1139 MICKEY MOUSE THE DETECTIVE 20 40 80
Big Little Book®;   1934.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   300 pages.   Author: Merrill de Maris.   Artist: Floyd Gottfredson.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  Reprinted from the daily strip beginning October 9, 1933 and ending January 9, 1934.   First appearance of Dippy Dawg who later evolved into Goofy.  
GW79b 1139 MICKEY MOUSE THE DETECTIVE 100 200 400
Big Little Book®;   Variation, probably distributed as a premium;   1934.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This variation is identified by a soft cover, otherwise it is identical to GW79a.   This is a RARE book. 
GW21a 731 MICKEY MOUSE THE MAIL PILOT 25 50 100
Big Little Book®;   Original Printing;   1933.   Hard cover with paper spine.   Earliest size:  3 7/8" x 4 3/8" x 1 1/2";   300 pages.   Author: Ted Osborne.   Artist: Floyd Gottfredson.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  The original printing is identified by its paper spine and earliest outside dimensions—3 7/8" x 4 3/8" x 1 1/2'.   Several printings have been identified; some with thick paper and some with thin paper.   Reprinted from the daily strip beginning February 27, 1932 and ending June 10, 1932. 
GW21b 731 MICKEY MOUSE THE MAIL PILOT 50 100 200
Big Little Book®;   Later Printing;   1933.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This printing is identified by a hard cover spine, otherwise it is identical to GW21a. 
GW21c ----- MICKEY MOUSE THE MAIL PILOT 37.50 75 150
Big Little Book®;   Variation;   1933.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This variation is identified by soft cover.   Premium variations are often confused with this BLB. 
Oddity 731 MICKEY MOUSE THE MAIL PILOT 62.50 125 250
Big Little Book®;   Oddity;   1933.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This oddity is identified by its cover—the cover is identical to the second printing of Mickey Mouse #717 with the words The Mail Pilot added and a change in the number (#731 rather than #717) on the back of the book.   
SW109 1493 MICKEY ROONEY AND JUDY GARLAND 20 40 80
Better Little Book®;   1941.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Edward I. Gruskin.   Artist: Henry E. Vallely.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE: The cover title is different than the title on the title page (Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland, The Story of Their Rise to Fame and Fortune in the Movies).   This book was written specially for the BLB format.   This is a SCARCE book. 
SW65 1427 MICKEY ROONEY HIMSELF 20 40 80
Better Little Book®;   1939.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   240 pages.   Author: Eleanor Packer.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  This book contains 76 photographs, snapshots, and movie stills from MGM films.   It is the last movie scene BLB published by Whitman. 
GW5 710 MOBY DICK (starring John Barrymore) 15 30 60
Big Little Book®;   1934.   Hard cover.   Movie size:  4 5/8" x 5 1/4" x 1";   160 pages.   Author: Unknown—adapted from the work of Herman Melville and the film.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  This book contains 74 motion picture scenes from the Warner Brothers film titled "The Sea Beast. "  The cover title is different than the title on the title page (Moby Dick, The Great White Whale).  
GW26a 746 MOON MULLINS AND KAYO 12.50 25 50
Big Little Book®;   First Printing;   1933.   Hard cover with paper spine.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   Colored title page;   320 pages.   Author/Artist: Frank Willard.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  This is one of two BLBs that have colored title pages.   The first printing is identified by its paper spine.   First Moon Mullins BLB. 
GW26b 746 MOON MULLINS AND KAYO 10 20 40
Big Little Book®;   Variation, probably distributed as a premium;   1933.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This variation is identified by a soft cover, otherwise it is identical to GW25a.   This is a RARE book. 
GW26c 746 MOON MULLINS AND KAYO 75 150 300
Big Little Book®;   Second Printing;   1933.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  The second printing is identified by a hard cover spine, otherwise it is identical to GW25a. 
GW77a 1134 MOON MULLINS AND THE PLUSHBOTTOM TWINS 10 20 40
Big Little Book®;   1937.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author/Artist: Frank Willard.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Unusual material used for cover—scuffs easily. 
GW77b ------ MOON MULLINS AND THE PLUSHBOTTOM TWINS 75 150 300
Big Little Book®;   Variation, probably distributed as a premium;   1937.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This variation is identified by its soft cover, a different 3-color (pink, blue, black) illustration on the cover, and no publisher's number on the spine, otherwise it is identical to GW77a.   This is a RARE book. 
SW49 1408 MR. DISTRICT ATTORNEY ON THE JOB 10 20 40
Better Little Book®;   1941.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages;   Flip-it feature (Following a car accident, an ambulance picks up an injured driver).   Author: Unknown—adapted from the Phillips H. Lord radio program.   Artist: Erwin L. Hess.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Mr. District Attorney was first heard on NBC radio on April 3, 1939 in a nightly 15-minute serial format. 
GW146 1113 MUTT AND JEFF 62.50 125 250
Big Little Book®;   1936.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   300 pages.   Author/Artist: Bud Fisher.   This is a SCARCE book. 
SW40 1497 MYRA NORTH, SPECIAL NURSE, AND FOREIGN SPIES 8.75 17.50 35
Better Little Book®;   1941.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Charles Coll.   Artist: Ray Thompson. 
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SW233 1400 NANCY AND SLUGGO  (ALL PICTURES COMICS) 37.50 75 150
Better Little Book®;   1946.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   352 pages.   Author/Artist: Ernie Bushmiller.   This is a SCARCE book. 
SW225 1487 NANCY HAS FUN (ALL PICTURES COMICS) 15 30 60
Better Little Book®;   1946.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   352  pages.   Author/Artist: Ernie Bushmiller.  
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GW148 1115 OG, SON OF FIRE 8.75 17.50 35
Big Little Book®;   1936.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Irving Crump.   Artist: Kevin Royt.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This book was written and drawn specially for the BLB format.   The storyline was reprinted in The Funnies where it became an ongoing feature. 
GW11 718 ONCE UPON A TIME 20 40 80
Big Little Book®;   1933.   Soft cover.   Classic size:  3 1/2" x 4" x 1 5/8";   360 pages;   Round cornered;   Edges of pages stained green.   Author/Artist: W. J. Enright.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  The book has numbered pages and an 11-title ad at the back of the book.  
GW186 1403 OSWALD RABBIT PLAYS G-MAN 15 30 60
Big Little Book®;   1937.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   240 pages.   Author: Eleanor Packer—adapted from animation film.   Artist: Walter Lantz Productions.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This book contains 76 photographs from the Universal cartoon. 
GW63 1109 OSWALD THE LUCKY RABBIT 15 30 60
Big Little Book®;   1934.   Hard cover.   Movie size:  4 5/8" x 5 1/4" x 1";   160 pages.   Author: Unknown.   Artist: Carl Laemmle Studios.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Adapted from the Universal movie cartoons. 
SW284 1456 OUR GANG ADVENTURES 20 40 80
Better Little Book®;   1948.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   288 pages.   Author/Artist: Walt Kelly. 
SW156 1451 OUR GANG ON THE MARCH 22.50 45 90
Better Little Book®;   1942.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages;   Left-handed flip-it feature.   Author: Eleanor Packer.   Artist: Henry E. Vallely.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This BLB contains three storylines from MGM Our Gang pictures. 
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GWp158 1118 PARAMOUNT NEWSREEL MEN WITH ADMIRAL BYRD IN LITTLE AMERICA 10 20 40
Photographic/Visual Aid Book;   1934.   Hard cover.   Large size:  6 1/2" x 6 1/2" x 5/8";   96 pages.   Author: Wallace West.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This book has a BLB number but no BLB logo.   It is listed in Whitman catalogs as a photographic and visual aid book.   The book contains 40 photographs from Paramount Newsreels.   The newsreels received an Academy Award for cinematography. 
GW223 1445 PAT NELSON, ACE OF THE TEST PILOTS 8.75 17.50 35
Big Little Book®;   1937.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author/Artist: Dougal Lee.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This book was written and drawn specially for the BLB format. 
SW204 1463 PEGGY BROWN AND THE JEWEL OF FIRE 10 20 40
Better Little Book®;   1943.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   352 pages.   Author: Kathryn Hiesenfelt.   Artist: Henry E.  Vallely.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE: This book was written and drawn specially for the BLB format. 
SW123 1411 PEGGY BROWN AND THE MYSTERY BASKET 10 20 40
Better Little Book®;   1941.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages;   Flip-it feature (Peggy's dog is chased by a larger dog).   Author: Kathryn Hiesenfelt.   Artist: Henry E. Vallely.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This book was written and drawn specially for the BLB format.
GW208 1427 PEGGY BROWN AND THE RUNAWAY AUTO TRAILER 10 20 40
Big Little Book®;   1937.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   300 pages.   Author: Kathryn Hiesenfelt.   Artist: Henry E.  Vallely.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This book was written and drawn specially for the BLB format.   First Peggy Brown BLB. 
SW255 1423 PEGGY BROWN AND THE SECRET TREASURE 10 20 40
Better Little Book®;   1947.   Hard cover.   Standard size 3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   288 pages.   Author: Kathryn Hiesenfelt.   Artist: Henry E.  Vallely.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This book was written and drawn specially for the BLB format. 
SW107 1491 PEGGY BROWN IN THE BIG HAUNTED HOUSE 10 20 40
Better Little Book®;   1940.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Kathryn Hiesenfelt.   Artist: Henry E.  Vallely.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This book was written and drawn specially for the BLB format. 
GW182 1199 PERRY WINKLE AND THE RINKEYDINKS 8.75 17.50 35
Big Little Book®;   1937.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author/Artist: Martin Branner. 
SW33 1487 PERRY WINKLE AND THE RINKEYDINKS GET A HORSE 8.75 17.50 35
Better Little Book®;   1938.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   300 pages.   Author/Artist: Martin Branner. 
GW136 1100 The PHANTOM 22.50 45 90
Big Little Book®;   1936.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Ray Moore.   Artist: Lee Falk.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  First Phantom BLB.   Reprinted from first daily strip beginning February 17, 1936 and ending November 7, 1936. 
SW131 1421 The PHANTOM AND DESERT JUSTICE 17.50 35 70
Better Little Book®;   1941.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages;   Flip-it feature (The Phantom mysteriously appears and takes a walk).   Author: Lee Falk.   Artist: Ray Moore.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Reprinted from the ninth daily strip story beginning January 30, 1939 and ending May 6, 1939. 
SW248 1416 The PHANTOM AND THE GIRL OF MYSTERY 17.50 35 70
Better Little Book®;   1947.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   352 pages.   Author: Lee Falk.   Artist: Ray Moore.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Reprinted from the tenth daily strip story beginning May 8, 1939 and ending September 2, 1939. 
SW22 1474 The PHANTOM AND THE SIGN OF THE SKULL 17.50 35 70
Better Little Book®;   1939.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author: Lee Falk.   Artist: Ray Moore.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Reprinted from the third daily strip beginning April 12, 1937 and ending September 18, 1937. 
SW209 1468 The PHANTOM AND THE SKY PIRATES 17.50 35 70
Better Little Book®;   1945.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   352 pages.   Author: Lee Falk.   Artist: Ray Moore.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Reprinted from the second daily strip beginning November 9, 1936 and ending April 10, 1937. 
SW179 1489 The  PHANTOM, THE RETURN OF 17.50 35 70
Better Little Book®;   1942.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";  432 pages;   Left-handed flip-it feature (The Phantom fights and overpowers a criminal).   Author: Lee Falk.   Artist: Ray Moore.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  Reprinted from the eighth daily strip beginning November 7, 1938 and ending January 28, 1939. 
SW163 1466 PILOT PETE, DIVE BOMBER 8.75 17.50 35
Better Little Book®;   1941.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages;   Flip-it feature (Pete drops a bomb on a railroad water tank).   Author: Gaylord DuBois.   Artist: Robert L.  Jenney.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES: This book was written and drawn specially for the BLB format.   The cover title is different than the title on the title page (Pilot Pete and his Dive-Bomber). 
SW12 1435 PINOCCHIO AND JIMINY CRICKET, WALT DISNEY'S 20 40 80
Better Little Book®;   1940.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author/Artist: Walt Disney Studios.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  BLB spine has a different title than the front cover (Walt Disney's Version of Pinocchio). 
GW153 1123 The PLAINSMAN (starring Gary Cooper) 15 30 60
Big Little Book®;   1936.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   240 pages.   Author: Eleanor Packer—adapted from the film.   COLLECTOR'S NOTE:  This book contains 76 motion picture stills from the Paramount film directed by Cecil B. DeMille. 
GW243 1467 PLUTO THE PUP 18.75 37.50 75
Big Little Book®;   1936.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages.   Author/Artist: Walt Disney Studios. 
SW184 1497 POPEYE AND CASTOR OYL THE DETECTIVE 15 30 60
Better Little Book®;   1941.   Hard cover.   Standard size:  3 5/8" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/2";   432 pages;   Flip-it feature drawn by Segar (Popeye asks the Jeep some questions).   Author/Artist: Elzie Crisler Segar.   COLLECTOR'S NOTES:  The title on the cover is different than the title on the title page (Popeye the Sailor Man and Castor Oyl the Detective).   Reprinted from the daily strip beginning in July and ending in September 1937.