Wake for a Lady
Place Published: New York
Publisher: Dell Publishing Company
Date Published: Circa 1946
Book Id: 36527
239pp. Sextodecimo [16 cm] Illustrated wraps. The text block edges have the publisher's blue stain. Good only. The covers are mildly abraded and creased. There is a small numerical ink stamp on the first page. A handful of pages have damp staining and insect nibbling in the inside margins. Pp. 21-28 are almost completely detached. Browned pages.
A Dell Book. Dell 345. Map Back. A Sid Ames and Johnny Knight Story. The intricately rendered scene-of-the-crime representations on the back of the Dell Map Backs made them popular and collectible. 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.'"