You Play the Black and the Red Comes Up
Place Published: New York
Publisher: Dell Publishing Company
Date Published: Circa 1950
Book Id: 36470
224pp. Sextodecimo [16 cm] Illustrated wraps. The text block edges have the publisher's blue stain. Very good. The covers are mildly rubbed and creased. There is a small tear along the inside margin of the title page. Browned pages.
A Dell Book. Dell 510. Map Back. Cover painting by Victor Kalin. Numerous well-known authors had their books reprinted as Dell Map Backs such as Rex Stout, David Dodge, Agatha Christie and Dashiell Hammett. According to William H. Lyles, author of Putting Dell on the Map: A History of the Dell Paperbacks, "Dell achieved more variety than any of its early competitors. It did so, at first, with an instantly identifiable format of vibrant airbrushed covers for its predominantly genre fiction, varying 'eye-in-keyhole' logos, maps on the back covers, lists of the books' characters, and 'tantalizer-pages.'"