New York: Dell Publishing Company, Circa 1941. Paperback. 192pp. Sextodecimo [16 cm] Illustrated wraps. The text block edges have the publisher's blue stain. Very good. The extremities are mildly rubbed and creased. The spine is subtly rolled. Browned pages. Item #36500
A Dell Mystery. Dell 404. Map Back. With new illustrations by Earl Mayan. Cover painting by Bill Fleming. 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.