Death Out of Thin Air by Stuart Towne (First Edition)
Authors: Stuart Towne
Location: New York
Edition: First Edition
Features: First Edition. Classic Don Diavolo mystery, originally serialized as two stories in Red Star Mystery, which ran for only four issues: June, August, October, and December 1940. Separated into two acts, the first, Act 1: Death From the Past, appeared as "Ghost of the Undead" and the second, Act 2: Death from the Unseen, appeared as "Death Out of Thin Air". Stuart Towne was the pseudonym of Clayton Rawson who also created another famous pulp-era magician, The Great Merlini. Rawson was himself an accomplished magician, illustrator, writer, and editor. Orange cloth with black debossed magician image to front cover and black lettering to spine. SCARCE.
Book Condition: Near Fine: Firm, square copy. Bright cloth. Clean text block.
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+: Bright jacket. Mild rubbing to front corners and spine ends. Writing to back cover. Not price-clipped. Clear protective cover.