THE BIG LITTLE BOOK CLUB        
          LYNN PUBLISHING COMPANY        
          LYNN BOOKS        
          1935 - 1936        
                   
  There were 19 titles produced by the Lynn Publishing Company of New York from 1935 to 1936. The titles began in mid 1935 and ended by the fall of 1936. They were released under the trademark A Lynn Book and were numbered consecutively, beginning with #10. Each number was preceded by the letter L (for Lynn). A simple logo was made up of the trademark within a double-ring circle.  
  The books drew their content from motion pictures (10 titles), newspaper comic strips (7 titles), and original work (2 titles).  
  All the books had hard covers that were printed with different four-color illustrations on the front and back covers. Some of the illustrations were photographs from the motion pictures, others were illustrated by artists. The books were produced in two sizes and three lengths. Thirteen titles were 192 pages in length and were 4 1/2" x 5 3/4" x 7/8" in size. They followed the standard format which alternated black and white illustrations opposite each page of text. The inside of the front cover was printed with a very large (two page) book plate that could be signed by the owner of the book. Two titles, Blondie and Dumb Dora, were 94 pages long and 5" x 7 1/2" x 5/8" in size. These books contained illustrations on every page, and most of the illustrations were printed in four-colors. The remaining books were 128 pages long and 5" x 7 1/2" x 5/8" in size. Their format was like those in the 192 page length. All the books were stitched so that each book would lay flat when opened.  
                   
  BOOK NO.     TITLE   GOOD VG FINE
  Lowery Lynn
                   
  GL12 L21   BLONDIE AND DAGWOOD   19 38 76
          A Lynn Book; 1936. Hard cover, sewn binding. Large size: 5 1/2" x 7 1/2" x 5/8"; 96 pages. Author: Gerald Breitigam. Artist: Unknown. COLLECTOR'S NOTES: Colored illustrations. Blondie daily comic strip debuted on September 15, 1930.        
                   
  GL2 L11   CALL OF THE WILD starring Clark Gable and Loretta Young   14 28 56
          A Lynn Book; 1935. Hard cover, sewn binding. Movie size: 4 1/2" x 5 3/4" x 7/8"; 192 pages. Author: Unknown - adapted from the Jack London's novel and the film by Rex Carson. COLLECTOR'S NOTES: 86 motion picture stills from the 1935 Twentieth Century Fox film. The film was directed by William Wellman and stars Clark Gable and Loretta Young.        
                   
  GL11 L20   CEILING ZERO starring Pat O'Brien and James Cagney   11 22 44
          A Lynn Book; 1936. Hard cover, sewn binding. Large size: 5 1/2" x 7 1/2" x 5/8"; 96 pages. Author: Adapted from the Frank Wead screenplay by Sidney Davidson. COLLECTOR'S NOTES: 57 motion picture stills from the Warner Brothers film. The film was directed by Howard Hawks and stars Pat O'Brien, James Cagney and June Travis.        
                   
  GL5 L14   CHIP COLLINS-ADVENTURES ON BAT ISLAND   12 24 48
          A Lynn Book; 1935. Hard cover, sewn binding. Movie size: 4 1/2" x 5 3/4" x 7/8"; 192 pages. Author: Gerald Breitigam. Artist: Jack Wilhelm.        
                   
  GL10 L19   CURLEY HARPER AT LAKESPUR   10 20 40
          A Lynn Book; 1935. Hard cover, sewn binding. Movie size: 4 1/2" x 5 3/4" x 7/8"; 192 pages. Author: Gerald Breitigam. Artist: Lyman Young. COLLECTOR'S NOTES: Lyman Young debuted this comic strip on March 31, 1934 as a topper to his Tim Tyler's Luck Sunday page.        
                   
  GL4 L13   DONNIE AND THE PIRATES   12 24 48
          A Lynn Book; 1935. Hard cover, sewn binding. Movie size: 4 1/2" x 5 3/4" x 7/8"; 192 pages. Author: George Gerry. Artist: Darrell McClure. COLLECTOR'S NOTES: Donnie began as a Sunday feature in 1934.        
                   
  GL13 L24   DUMB DORA AND BING BROWN   13 26 52
          A Lynn Book; 1936. Hard cover, sewn binding. Large size: 5 1/2" x 7 1/2" x 5/8"; 94 pages; four-color illustrations. Author: Gerald Breitigam. Artist: Bill Dwyer. COLLECTOR'S NOTES: Dumb Dora was created by Murat "Chic" Young prior to creating Blondie.        
                   
  GL17 L28   GRAB BAG OF FUN   20 40 80
          A Lynn Book; 1936. Hard cover, sewn binding. Odd size: 5 1/2" x 8 3/8" x 5/8"; 94 pages. Author: Unknown. Artist: Unknown. COLLECTOR'S NOTES: This is a RARE book.        
                   
  GL16 L27   JIMMIE ALLEN IN THE SKY PARADE starring Murray McLean   12 24 48
          A Lynn Book; 1936. Hard cover, sewn binding. Large size: 5 1/2" x 7 1/2" x 5/8"; 128 pages. Author: Adapted from the film by Wallace West. Cover Art: Composite of motion picture stills. COLLECTOR'S NOTES: 49 motion picture stills from the Paramount Pictures film. The Air Adventures of Jimmie Allen radio serial was converted to film by Director Adolph Zukor. The film starred Murray McLean, William Gargan and Katherine DeMille. BLOOPER: The main character's name is spelled Jimmy, on the cover and correctly spelled Jimmie in the title page and in the text.        
                   
  GL6 L15   JIMMY AND THE TIGER   10 20 40
          A Lynn Book; 1935. Hard cover, sewn binding. Movie size: 4 1/2" x 5 3/4" x 7/8"; 128 pages. Author: George Gerry. Artist: Vic Forsythe.        
                   
  GL19 L30   LAST OF THE MOHICANS starring Randolph Scott and Binnie Barnes   15 30 60
          A Lynn Book; 1936. Hard cover, sewn binding. Movie size: 4 1/2" x 5 3/4" x 7/8"; 192 pages. Author: Unknown - adapted from the James Fenimore Cooper novel and Philip Donne screenplay, by Charles Reed Jones. Cover Art: Composite of motion picture stills. COLLECTOR'S NOTES: 71 motion picture stills from the United Artists film. The film stars Randolph Scott and Binnie Barnes.        
                   
  GL1 L10   LES MISERABLES starring Frederic March and Charles Laughton   14 28 56
          A Lynn Book; 1935. Hard cover, sewn binding. Movie size: 4 1/2" x 5 3/4" x 7/8"; 192 pages. Author: Unknown - adapted from the Victor Hugo novel, by Lewis Graham. Cover Art: Composite of motion picture stills. COLLECTOR'S NOTES: 68 motion picture stills from the Twentieth Century Fox film. The 108-minute film directed by Richard Bolesawski stars Frederic March, Charles Laughton and Sir Cedric Hardwicke.        
                   
  GL18 L29   MARVELS OF ACHIEVEMENT   20 40 80
          A Lynn Book; 1936. Hard cover, sewn binding. Odd size: 5 1/2" x 8 3/8" x 5/8"; 96 pages. Author: John Alva Bassett. Artist: Unknown. COLLECTOR'S NOTES: This is a RARE book.        
                   
  GL8a L17   O'SHAUGHNESSY'S BOY starring Wallace Beery and Jackie Cooper   12 24 48
          A Lynn Book; 1935; First Printing. Hard cover, sewn binding. Movie size: 4 1/2" x 5 3/4" x 7/8"; 192 pages. Author: Unknown - adapted from the film by Lebbeus Mitchell. Cover Art: Composite of motion picture stills. COLLECTOR'S NOTES: The first printing is identified by not having a synopsis of the story inside the front cover. It has 72 motion picture stills from the MGM film. The 88-minute film directed by Richard Bolesawski stars Wallace Beery, Jackie Cooper and Spanky McFarland.        
                   
  GL8b L17   O'SHAUGHNESSY'S BOY starring Wallace Beery and Jackie Cooper   12 24 48
          A Lynn Book; 1935; Second Printing. Hard cover, sewn binding. Movie size: 4 1/2" x 5 3/4" x 7/8"; 192 pages. Author: Unknown - adapted from the film by Lebbeus Mitchell. Cover Art: Composite of motion picture stills. COLLECTOR'S NOTES: The second printing is identified by having a synopsis of the story inside the front cover. It has 72 motion picture stills from the MGM film. The 88-minute film directed by Richard Bolesawski stars Wallace Beery, Jackie Cooper and Spanky McFarland.        
                   
  GL3 L12   THE ADVENTURE TALES OF SCRAPPY   18 36 72
          A Lynn Book; 1935. Hard cover, sewn binding. Movie size: 4 1/2" x 5 3/4" x 7/8"; 192 pages. Author: Adapted from the animated cartoons by Hal Hode. COLLECTOR'S NOTES: 86 scenes from Scrappy cartoons released through Columbia Pictures. Scrappy first appeared on the screen on July 16, 1931 in a cartoon titled Yelp Wanted.        
                   
  GL7a L16   TALE OF TWO CITIES starring Ronald Coleman and Elizabeth Allen   14 28 56
          A Lynn Book; First Printing, 1936. Hard cover, sewn binding. Movie size: 4 1/2" x 5 3/4" x 7/8"; 192 pages. Author: Adapted from the Charles Dickens' novel and W. P. Lipscomb and Gerald Breitigam screenplay, by Gerald Breitigam. Cover Art: Composite of motion picture stills. COLLECTOR'S NOTES: The first printing is identified by not having a synopsis of the story inside the front cover. It has 80 motion picture stills from the MGM film. The 128-minute film directed by Jack Conway stars Ronald Colman, Elizabeth Allen and Basil Rathbone. The film was nominated for an Academy Award, in 1936.        
                   
  GL7b L16   TALE OF TWO CITIES starring Ronald Coleman and Elizabeth Allen   14 28 56
          A Lynn Book; Second Printing, 1936. Hard cover, sewn binding. Movie size: 4 1/2" x 5 3/4" x 7/8"; 192 pages. Author: Adapted from the Charles Dickens' novel and W. P. Lipscomb and Gerald Breitigam screenplay, by Gerald Breitigam. Cover Art: Composite of motion picture stills. COLLECTOR'S NOTES: The second printing is identified by having a synopsis of the story inside the front cover. It has 80 motion picture stills from the MGM film. The 128-minute film directed by Jack Conway stars Ronald Colman, Elizabeth Allen and Basil Rathbone. The film was nominated for an Academy Award, in 1936.        
                   
  GL15 L26   13 HOURS BY AIR starring Fred MacMurray and Joan Bennett   12 24 48
          A Lynn Book; 1936. Hard cover, sewn binding. Large size: 5 1/2" x 7 1/2" x 5/8"; 128 pages. Author: Adapted from the Bogart Rogers screenplay by Wallace West. Cover Art: Composite of motion picture stills. COLLECTOR'S NOTES: 51 motion picture stills from the Paramount Pictures film. The 80-minute film was directed by Mitchell Leisen and stars Fred MacMurray, Joan Bennett and Brian Donlevey.        
                   
  GL14 L25   The TRAIL OF THE LONESOME PINE starring Fred MacMurray, Henry Fonda   15 30 60
          A Lynn Book; 1936. Hard cover, sewn binding. Large size: 5 1/2" x 7 1/2" x 5/8"; 128 pages. Author: Adapted from the John Fox, Jr. novel and the film, by Wallace West. Cover Art: Composite of motion picture stills. COLLECTOR'S NOTES: 55 motion picture stills from the Paramount Pictures film. The 99-minute film was directed by Henry Hathaway and stars Fred MacMurray, Sylvia Sidney and Henry Fonda.        
                   
  GL9a L18   KEN MAYNARD IN WESTERN FRONTIER starring Ken Maynard   19 38 76
          A Lynn Book; First Printing, 1935. Hard cover, sewn binding. Movie size: 4 1/2" x 5 3/4" x 7/8"; 192 pages. Author: Adapted from the film, by George Gerry. Cover Art: Composite of motion picture stills. COLLECTOR'S NOTES: The first printing is identified by not having a synopsis of the story inside the front cover. It has 63 motion picture stills from the Columbia Pictures film. The 1933 film stars ken Maynard, Nora Lane and Lucille Brown.        
                   
  GL9b L18   KEN MAYNARD IN WESTERN FRONTIER starring Ken Maynard   19 38 76
          A Lynn Book; Second Printing, 1935. Hard cover, sewn binding. Movie size: 4 1/2" x 5 3/4" x 7/8"; 192 pages. Author: Adapted from the film, by George Gerry. Cover Art: Composite of motion picture stills. COLLECTOR'S NOTES: The second printing is identified by having a synopsis of the story inside the front cover. It has 63 motion picture stills from the Columbia Pictures film. The 1933 film stars ken Maynard, Nora Lane and Lucille Brown.