New York: Biblo and Tannen, 1968. First Edition; Fifth Printing. Hardcover. Item #35324
Newly enlarged edition with notes on additions to a cornerstone library. 409pp. Cloth. "The first book about the detective story as a literary form to be brought out in this country. Published on the one hundredth anniversary of the detective story, it is an account of the milestones in detective writing, beginning with the invention of the form by Edgar Allan Poe to the present day." Small stain to fore edge and to edge of rear panel. A very good copy in very good+ dustjacket with two small stains to rear panel and light fading to spine panel. ; Octavo.