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10/02/2011

Classics Illustrated

15 cent issues 1951-57

 

 

  Issue HRN Title Date Pages Price Cover Art Script Comments

William Kanter no longer listed as editor in each issue.  Jerry Iger and Ruth Roche continue to direct material until 1953

HRN 78's are first reprints with cover prices.  Only American editions with gothic price lettering.

1 78 Three Musketeers Dec-50

 

68 $.15       15 cent cover
2 78 Ivanhoe Dec-50 68 $.15       15 cent cover
4 78 Last of the Mohicans Dec 50 68 $.15       15 cent cover
6 78 A Tale of Two Cities Dec -50 68 $.15       15 cent cover

 

7 78 Robin Hood Dec -50 68 .15       15 cent cover
8 78 Arabian Nights Dec 50 68 .15       15 cent cover
10 78 Robinson Crusoe Dec 50 68 .15       15 cent cover
16 78 Gulliver's Travels Dec 50 52         15 cent cover
18 78 The Hunchback of Notre Dame Dec 50 52         15 cent cover
19 78 Huckleberry Finn Dec 50 52         15 cent cover
20 78 The Corsican Brothers Dec-50 52  $    0.15 Allen Simon Allen Simon Steven Burrows

15 cent cover

41 78 Twenty Years After Dec 50 52 $    0.15       15 cent cover
44 78 Mysteries of Paris Dec-50 52  $    0.15 H. Kiefer H. Kiefer Albert Avitabile 15 cent cover
46 78 Kidnapped Dec 50 52  $    0.15        15 cent cover
47 78 20000 Leagues Under the Sea Dec 50 52  $    0.15        15 cent cover
50 78 Tom Sawyer Dec 50 52  $    0.15        15 cent cover
58 78 The Prarie Dec 50 52  $    0.15        15 cent cover
63 78 Man Without A Country Dec 50 52  $    0.15        15 cent cover
81   The Odyssey Mar-51 52  $    0.15 Alex Blum Harley Griffiths ? 1st painted cover-$.15 original
82   The Master of Ballantrae Apr-51 52  $    0.15 Alex Blum Lawrence Dressler Ken Fitch painted cover
26 82 Frankenstein Apr-51  52  $    0.15        15 cent cover
64 82 Treasure Island Apr-51  52  $    0.15        15 cent cover
83   The Jungle Book May-51 52  $    0.15 Alex Blum Alex Blum / William Bossert ? painted cover
84   The Gold Bug and Other Stories Jun-51 52  $    0.15 Alex Blum Alex Blum/ Jim Lavery/ Rudy Palais John O'Rourke painted cover
85   The Sea Wolf Jul-51 52  $    0.15 Alex Blum Alex Blum John O'Rourke painted cover
17 85 The Deerslayer Jul-51  52  $    0.15        15 cent cover
21  

85

 

3 Famous Mysteries Jul-51  52  $    0.15        15 cent cover
22 85 The Pathfinder Jul-51   52  $    0.15        15 cent cover
23 85 Oliver Twist Jul-51   52  $    0.15        15 cent cover
25 85 Two Years Before the Mast Jul-51   52  $    0.15        15 cent cover
32  

85

 

Lorna Doone Jul-51   52  $    0.15        15 cent cover
49  

85

 

Alice In Wonderland Jul-51   52  $    0.15        15 cent cover
59  

85

 

Wuthering Heights Jul-51   52  $    0.15        15 cent cover
60  

85

 

Black Beauty Jul-51   52  $    0.15        15 cent cover
67  

85

 

The Scottish Chiefs Jul-51   52  $    0.15        15 cent cover
68  

85

 

Julius Caesar Jul-51   52  $    0.15        15 cent cover
75 85

 

The Lady of the Lake Jul-51   52  $    0.15        15 cent cover
76 85

 

The Prisoner of Zenda Jul-51   52  $    0.15        15 cent cover
79  

85

 

Cyrano De Bergerac Jul-51   52  $    0.15        15 cent cover
86   Under Two Flags Aug-51 52  $    0.15 Alex Blum Maurice del Buorgo Ken Fitch painted cover
87   A Midsummer Night's Dream Sep-51 52  $    0.15 Alex Blum Alex Blum Sam Willinksy painted cover
3 87 Count of Monte Cristo Sep-51 68 $.15       1st 15 cent issue
5 87 Moby Dick Sep 51 68 $.15       1st 15 cent issue
13 87 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde   52 $.15        1st 15 cent issue
24 87 A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court   52 $.15        1st 15 cent issue
27 87 Marco Polo   52 $.15        1st 15 cent issue
31 87 The Black Arrow   52 $.15        1st 15 cent issue
48 87 David Copperfield   52 $.15        1st 15 cent issue
69 87 Around the World In 80 Days   52 $.15        1st 15 cent issue
77 87 The Iliad   52 $.15        1st 15 cent issue
78 87 Joan of Arc   52 $.15        1st 15 cent issue
80 87 White Fang   52 $.15        1st 15 cent issue
88   Men of Iron Oct-51 52  $    0.15 ? L Dresser/ H Dougherty/ G Schrotter John O'Rourke painted cover
89   Crime and Punishment Nov-51 52  $    0.15 Alex Blum Rudy Palais John O'Rourke painted cover
12 89 Rip Van Winkle and the Headless Horseman   68         1st 15 cent issue
15 89 Uncle Tom's Cabin   52         1st 15 cent issue
33 89 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes   52         1st 15 cent issue
51 89 The Spy   52         1st 15 cent issue
52 89 The House of the Seven Gables   52         1st 15 cent issue
62 89 Bret Harte's Western Stories   52 $.15        1st 15 cent issue
72 89 The Oregon Trail   52 $.15        1st 15 cent issue
90   Green Mansions Dec-51 52  $    0.15 Alex Blum Alex Blum George Lipscomb painted cover

91

 

The Call of the Wild

Jan-52 52  $    0.15 ? Maurice del Buorgo Ken Fitch painted cover
92   The Courtship of Miles Standish and Evangeline Feb-52 52  $    0.15 Alex Blum Alex Blum ? painted cover
37 92 The Pioneers Feb-52 52  $    0.15 Rudy Palais Rudy Palais Samuel Willinsky 1st 15 cent issue 
39 92 Jane Eyre Feb-52  52  $    0.15         1st 15 cent issue
40 92

Mysteries

(The Pit and the Pendulum, The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall, The Fall of the House of Usher)

Feb-52 52  $    0.15 H. Kiefer August Froelich/ H. Kiefer/ Harley Griffiths Samuel Willinsky 1st 15 cent issue 

70 92 The Pilot Feb-52  52  $    0.15         1st 15 cent issue
93   Pudd'nhead Wilson Mar-52 52  $    0.15 H. Kiefer H. Kiefer ? painted cover
29 93 The Prince and the Pauper   52         1st 15 cent issue
42 93 Swiss Family Robinson   52         1st 15 cent issue
54 93 The Man in the Iron Mask   52         1st 15 cent issue
94   David Balfour Apr-52 52  $    0.15 ? Rudy Palais ? painted cover
57 94 The Song of Hiawatha Apr-52  52 $    0.15       1st 15 cent issue
95   All Quiet on the Western Front May-52 52  $    0.15 ? Maurice del Buorgo Ken Fitch painted cover
96   Daniel Boone Jun-52 52  $    0.15 ? Alex Blum Ken Fitch painted cover
97   King Solomon's Mines Jul-52 52  $    0.15 H. Kiefer H. Kiefer Ken Fitch painted cover
55 97 Silas Marner Jul-52  52 $    0.15       1st 15 cent issue
98   The Red Badge of Courage Aug-52 52  $    0.15 ? Gustav Schrotter/ Maurice del Buorgo ? painted cover
99   Hamlet Sep-52 52  $    0.15 Alex Blum Alex Blum Sam Willinksy painted cover
100   Mutiny on the Bounty Oct-52 52  $    0.15 H. Kiefer Morris Waldinger Ken Fitch painted cover
101   William Tell Nov-52 52  $    0.15 H. Kiefer Maurice del Buorgo Ken Fitch painted cover
102   The White Company Dec-52 52  $    0.15 ? Alex Blum Ken Fitch painted cover
103   Men Against the Sea Jan-53 52  $    0.15 H. Kiefer Rudy Palais Ken Fitch painted cover
104   Bring 'Em Back Alive Feb-53 52  $    0.15 H. Kiefer H. Kiefer Ken Fitch painted cover
105   From the Earth to the Moon Mar-53 52  $    0.15 Alex Blum Alex Blum ? painted cover
106   Buffalo Bill Apr-53 52  $    0.15 ? Maurice del Buorgo ? painted cover
107   King  — of the Khyber Rifles May-53 52  $    0.15 ? Seymour Moskowitz Ken Fitch painted cover
108   Knights Of The Round Table Jun-53 52  $    0.15 ? Alex Blum John Cooney painted cover
109   Pitcairn's Island Jul-53 52  $    0.15 ? Rudy Palais Ken Fitch painted cover
11 110 Don Quixote Aug-53 68  $    0.15 Mort Kuntsler Louis Zansky Sam Abramson

first new

painted cover

110   A Study in Scarlet Aug-53 52  $    0.15 ? Seymour Moskowitz Ken Fitch painted cover
111   The Talisman Sep-53 52  $    0.15 ? H. Kiefer Ken Fitch painted cover
Alex Blum   art director October 1953- 1957    Roberta Strauss asst. editor 1953-57.
112   The Adventures of Kit Carson Oct-53 52  $    0.15 ? Rudy Palais Ken Fitch painted cover
13 112 Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde Oct-53 52  $    0.15 ? Lou Cameron ? new painted cover

1st issue with redrawn art- due to complaints of violence and horrific nature

113   The Forty Five Guardsmen Nov-53 52  $    0.15 ? Maurice del Buorgo Ken Fitch painted cover
21 114 Three Famous Mysteries (The Sign of the Four, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Flayed Hand) Dec-53 52  $    0.15 ? Louis Zansky/ Allen Simon/ Hicks ? painted cover
114   The Red Rover Dec-53 52  $    0.15 Jo Polseno Pete Costanza Ken Fitch painted cover
28 115 Michael Strogoff Jan-54 52  $    0.15 ? Arnold Hicks Pat Adam painted cover
115   How I Found Livingstone Jan-54 52  $    0.15 ? Sal Trapani/ Sal Finocchiaro Ken Fitch painted cover
116   The Bottle Imp (also The Beach of Falesá) Feb-54 52  $    0.15 ? Lou Cameron Richard E. Davis/ Harry Miller painted cover
15 117 Uncle Tom's Cabin Mar-54 52  $    0.15 ? Rolland Livingstone Evelyn Goodman painted cover
117   Captains Courageous Mar-54 52  $    0.15 ? Pete Costanza Ira Zweifach painted cover
118   Rob Roy Apr-54 52  $    0.15 ? Rudy Palais/ Walter Palais Harry Miller painted cover
119   Soldiers Of Fortune May-54 52  $    0.15 ? Kurt Schaffenberger Harry Miller painted cover
120   Hurricane Jun-54 52  $    0.15 Lou Cameron Lou Cameron Harry Miller painted cover
48 121 David Copperfield Jul-54 52  $    0.15 ? H. Kiefer George Lipscomb painted cover
55 121 Silas Marner Jul-54 52  $    0.15 ? Arnold Hicks Harry Miller painted cover
121   Wild Bill Hickok Jul-54 52  $    0.15 ? Sal Trapani/ Medio Iorio Ira Zweifach painted cover
122   The Mutineers Sep-54 52  $    0.15 ? Pete Costanza Harry Miller painted cover
123   Fang and Claw Nov-54 52  $    0.15 ? Lin Streeter ? painted cover
124   The War of the Worlds Jan-55 52  $    0.15 Lou Cameron Lou Cameron Harry Miller painted cover
125   The Ox-Bow Incident Mar-55 52  $    0.15 Norman Nodel Norman Nodel Lorenz Graham painted cover
126   The Downfall May-55 52  $    0.15 Lou Cameron Lou Cameron ? painted cover
127   The King of the Mountains Jul-55 52  $    0.15 ? Norman Nodel ? painted cover
29 128 The Prince and the Pauper Sep-55 52  $    0.15 ? Arnold Hicks Scott Feldman/ Jack Bass painted cover
47 128 Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea Sep-55 52  $    0.15 ? H. Kiefer ? painted cover
128   Macbeth Sep-55 52  $    0.15 ? Alex Blum Lorenz Graham painted cover
7 129 Robin Hood Nov-55 52  $    0.15 ? Louis Zansky Evelyn Goodman painted cover
129   Davy Crockett Nov-55 52  $    0.15 ? Lou Cameron ? painted cover
10 130 Robinson Crusoe Jan-56 68  $    0.15 ? Stanley Maxwell Evelyn Goodman painted cover
130   Caesar's Conquests Jan-56 52  $    0.15 ? Joe Orlando, et al Annette Rubenstein painted cover
5 131 Moby Dick Mar-56 52  $    0.15 ? Norman Nodel ? new art- painted cover
19 131 Huckleberry Finn Mar-56 52  $    0.15 ? Frank Giacoia ? new art-painted cover
31 131 The Black Arrow Mar-56 52  $    0.15 ? Arnold Hicks Ruth Roche/ T. Scott painted cover
42 131 The Swiss Family Robinson Mar-56 52  $    0.15 ? H. Kiefer Elspeth Campbell painted cover
46 131 Kidnapped Mar-56 52  $    0.15 ? Robert Webb John O'Rourke painted cover
64 131 Treasure Island Mar-56 52  $    0.15 Alex Blum Alex Blum ? painted cover
65 131 Benjamin Franklin  Mar-56 52  $    0.15 ? Alex Blum/ Robert Hebberd/ Gustav Schrotter ? painted cover
103 131 Men Against the Sea Mar-56 52  $    0.15 ? Rudy Palais Ken Fitch new cover
131   The Covered Wagon Mar-56 52  $    0.15 ? Norman Nodel Annette Rubenstein painted cover
6 132 Tale of Two Cities May-56 52  $    0.15 ? Joe Orlando ? new art- painted cover
12 132 Rip Van Winkle & Headless Horseman May-56 52  $    0.15 ? Rolland Livingstone Dan Levin painted cover
132   The Dark Frigate May-56 52  $    0.15 ? Robert Webb/ Ed Waldman Annette Rubenstein painted cover
133   The Time Machine Jul-56 52  $    0.15 ? Lou Cameron Lorenz Graham painted cover
1 134 The Three Musketeers Sep-56 52  $    0.15 ? Malcolm Kildale Malcolm Kildale painted cover
57 134 The Song of Hiawatha Sep-56 52  $    0.15 ? Alex Blum ? painted cover
134   Romeo and Juliet Sep-56 52  $    0.15 ? George Evans ? painted cover
3 135 The Count of Monte Cristo Nov-56 52  $    0.15 Lou Cameron Lou Cameron ? new art-painted cover
4 135 The Last of the Mohicans Nov-56 52  $    0.15 ? Ray Ramsey Al Kantner painted cover
135   Waterloo Nov-56 52  $    0.15 Alex Blum Graham Ingels ? painted cover
2 136 Ivanhoe Jan-57 52  $    0.15 ? Norman Nodel ? new art-painted cover
7 136 Robin Hood Jan-57 52  $    0.15 ? Jack Sparling ? new art
23 136 Oliver Twist Jan-57 52  $    0.15 ? Arnold Hicks Georgina Campbell painted cover
67 136 The Scottish Chiefs Jan-57 52  $    0.15 ? Alex Blum John O'Rourke painted cover
69 136 Around the World in 80 Days Jan-57 52  $    0.15 ? H. Kiefer ? painted cover
136   Lord Jim Jan-57 52  $    0.15 ? George Evans ? painted cover
62 137

Western Stories

(The Luck of Roaring Camp, The Outcasts of Poker Flat)

Mar-57 52  $    0.15 H. Kiefer H. Kiefer ? painted cover
137   The Little Savage Mar-57 52  $    0.15 ? George Evans ? painted cover
32 138 Lorna Doone May-57 52  $    0.15 ? Matt Baker Ruth Roche painted cover
138   Journey to the Center of the Earth May-57 52  $    0.15 ? Norman Nodel ? painted cover
51 139 The Spy Jul-57 52  $    0.15 ? Arnold Hicks ? painted cover
75 139 The Lady of the Lake Jul 57

 

52  $    0.15 ? H. Kiefer George Lipscomb

new cover

154,165

4/64,5/66

 

1957-63