Monday, September 18, 2017

I Miss the Old Days

Dell Map Back Mysteries: They Don't Make 'Em Like That Anymore!

4 comments:

Don Coffin said...

So now I have to try to find the Rex Stout map-backs? Gee, thanks...

Art Scott said...

That's a nice article by Gary. Though I'd ordinarily never complain about using a McGinnis cover to illustrate a paperback article, that's the wrong (later) edition of Crows Can't Count, no map. And a small niggle, in the paperback collecting world I've inhabited for decades, the usual term is "mapback", like paperback, one word, not two, no capitalization & no hyphen.
There was at least one title with an advertisement for cheap men's belts on the back cover. That's known to Dell collectors as the "beltback"

Bill Crider said...

I have that beltback cover, but I can't remember which book it's on.

Art Scott said...

I have it too, and ditto.