First Editions, Vintage Classics, & Book Related Gifts

Hudson, New York · 304 Sales


First Editions, Vintage Classics, & Book Related Gifts

Hudson, New York 304 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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M Scott


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Last updated on Nov 21, 2016

Constantly adding amazing, newly uncovered gems.
Looking for that special title? We have thousands of titles in stock - send a quick message with what you are looking for, and we can add a listing for you!

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Books To Read and Collect: Vintage Science Fiction, Literature, and Pulps from the Forties to the 1980s.

Books to read: I have always loved book and stories.

My earliest memories are of my Mom and Dad reading me a story before bedtime.
My mother always gave me books as gifts, and my Dad would bring home comics such as "House of Mystery", "Magnus Robot Fighter 4000 A.D.", and "Man-Thing". Pretty serious stuff for a 5 year old!

The first novel I read that had an impact on me was a Fifties hardcover copy of Jules Verne's "20,000 Leagues Beneath The Sea". It wasn't a child's adapted version, but the "real thing". I had been a fan of the Disney film from the moment I saw it at a free Saturday afternoon showing (via Bell and Howell projector!) at our local library. When I discovered the book on the shelf in the library in our home, I immediately dove in! It took some work, I was perhaps 8 or 9 years old, but I hung in there and loved it, re-reading it many times over the following years.

After that, either "The Hobbit" or "The Fellowship of the Ring" came along - I think I read the LOTR trilogy first and then went back to the Hobbit.

Of course, there were some Hardy Boys along the way, for "light reading". Some Edgar Allen Poe from the school library, the X-Men and Fantastic Four, and various other things that didn't make much of an impression, as their titles are lost to the passing of decades...

Next serious stop was the original Foundation series, came as a recommend from my 8th grade history teacher who noted I was always reading and looking for something worthy. Turns out I was able to land a vintage set that my step father had squirreled away at some point after he had read it.

And that takes it to the heart of the matter: I like to read good stories, good books, but I love to read vintage books. Yes, the words are the same in a new reprint, but there is something about reading a good, solid tale from the pages of a book that is as old - or older - than I am.

And that is really the simple core of what Hudson Vintage Pulp and Rocket Works is about:
>> The love of reading...
>> Quality science fiction - or perhaps we should say "speculative" fiction...
>> Wonderful vintage books, with their smells, and fantastical cover art, and a history all their own.



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  • M Scott S

    Managing Curator, Book Archaeologist

    My earliest, best memories, include books and reading.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 12, 2015
Welcome to the Etsy home of Hudson Vintage Pulp and Rocket Works!

The vintage items we offer have been curated over the course of decades of collecting. My photographic art is crafted by myself entirely from the moment I press the shutter button to when you order a print to be shipped to you - it's all done in-house in the Pulp and Rocket Works laboratory.

Enjoy our unique selection of scifi pulp novels, photographic altered art, automotive prints and ephemera from America and around the world.

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We accept payment via Etsy Payment or PayPal which allows you to pay online with your PayPal balance, bank account, or credit card.

All items are shipped within 3 days upon receipt of payment.

Orders to be paid via Paypal will be cancelled if payment is not received within 2 days of placing the order.

New York Residents: I must collect sales tax for items shipped within NY state.
All shipments are made to the address in your Etsy receipt, NOT YOUR PAYPAL ADDRESS.

**Please make sure your Etsy address is the correct shipping address for your order.**

Prints ship within 7 days (often sooner) of receiving payment and will be confirmed by e-mail. Depending upon the size of your print, they will be packaged and protected against moisture damage and reinforced with rigid cardboard. Larger prints will be shipped in a rigid tube. Please contact me with any questions prior to making a purchase.

PREPARATION - Books and Ephemera
These items will ship within 3 days (typically sooner) of receiving payment and will be confirmed by e-mail.
Books typically will be sent via USPS with tracking (if available).
Ephemera will be sent via USPS with delivery confirmation depending upon weight and size.

Any items priced at more than $20 will be shipped insured.

I do my best to offer the best balance between reliable delivery of your purchase and reasonable cost

USPS with Tracking (UNINSURED)
USPS with tracking is the default shipping option because of it's ease of use and relative reliability and reasonable price. Domestic U.S. shipments typically take 3-5 days once an order ships.

Express shipping options that are insured are available at a reasonable cost upon request. Please contact me for details prior to making a purchase.

All items are shipped with tracking. If an item is lost in transit, we cannot issue a refund. We include insurance for all items of $20 or more, so you will make a claim with the postal service.

In the unlikely event of a damaged item, unless you requested insurance, I cannot offer a refund. We make effort to make sure that your purchase is protected from moisture and/or folding/crushing. If you are concerned, please request that the item be shipped with insurance, which starts at an additional $1.95 per $50 of value.

By USPS guidelines a package is considered lost if it has not arrived within six weeks of the shipping date. A replacement only ships after the full six week period.

If your location is not listed as a choice, please convo / message me and I can get you a quote to ship to your location.
Refunds and Exchanges
Our goal is for you to enjoy your purchase for years to come.

We understand that sometimes a refund may be required - we handle these on a case by case basis.

In general, our print refund policy is as follows:
Every item we offer is a limited edition print or a one of a kind original piece of art. As such, the item must be returned within 14 days of receipt to us in original, pristine and resalable condition.
To the extent possible, the item should be returned in original packaging to ensure the best possible chance of safe return to us - buyer pays for the shipping cost, including insurance.
If the print or original piece is not in pristine condition, we cannot offer a refund because we are unable to offer it to another collector. In these circumstances, we will be happy to return it to you at your own expense.

If the returned item is found to be in original, pristine and resalable condition, then a refund will be issued minus a 20% restocking fee. This re-stocking fee helps to offset the expenses incurred by us during the original transaction (i.e. printing, shipping, and selling fees).

Please contact us, before returning the item, if you are unhappy with your purchase for any reason.

All vintage items are sold "as is".
I work carefully to be as descriptive and accurate as possible in vintage item desciptions, but from time to time a minor blemish of some type may be overlooked. All vintage items are carefully packaged to ensure they arrive to you in the same condition in which they were at time of shipping.

If you have any concerns about the condition of any vintage items, please feel free to send me a note to ask before you buy... I am happy to tell you anything I know.
Additional policies and FAQs
All original photographic images in this shop are the copyright of M. Scott Schaffernoth.

Please respect my artistic efforts and the law.
Thank you!