First edition, first printing. Publisher's original light blue cloth with dark blue titles and illustration to the upper board and spine, in the Carl Rose illustrated dustwrapper. An excellent near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the cloth fresh. The contents with a previous owner's name at the top of the front pastedown (mostly hidden by the dustwrapper flap) are clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the lightly rubbed and nicked dustwrapper that has a few tiny chips at the tips of the spine. Not price-clipped ($2.75 to the upper front flap).
Signed "Ellery Queen" [in the hand of Frederick Dannay] in blue ink on the front endpaper. Uncommon thus.
Stock code: 20279