The Man in the Blue Mask. Anthony MORTON, John CREASEY.

The Man in the Blue Mask. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co., (1937).

First American Edition. Fagg dustjacket art. Winner of the $7500 Lippincott Mystery Novel Contest and "introduces [John Mannering, The Baron] one of the most nimblewitted and lightfingered crooks ever to steal a pearl necklace from the unsuspecting neck of a dowager countess". A television series based on the exploits of Morton's Baron ran from 1966 to 1967. This is the first of the series to be published in America, and scarce thus. Very Good, cloth worn at lower spine end, in nearly Very Good dustjacket, blueish horizontal line at upper and lower edge likely a shadow from an archaic jacket protector, shallow loss at spine ends.

Price: $175.00