ELLERY QUEEN'S CHALLENGE TO THE READER: AN ANTHOLOGY. Frederic Dannay, Manfred B. Lee, Ellery Queen.


New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1938. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-vii [viii] 1-502 [503: acknowledgments] [504: blank], original gray cloth spine stamped in black, red and gold. First edition. Anthology of 25 detective stories not previously collected in a U. S. anthology, the "Challenge to the Reader" is that the detectives in the stories names are changed and it is left to the reader to identify them and the author. Includes the work of A. Conan Doyle, H. C. Bailey, Agatha Christie, Ernest Bramah, Dashiell Hammett and others. The first anthology edited by Queen. A fine copy in a very good dust jacket with shelf wear to spine ends and corner tips, closed tear repaired on the verso to the upper right front corner, several closed tears to the upper spine panel with tape repair to the verso. Uncommon in the jacket. (22533). Item #22533

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