THE FIRST BIG LITTLE BOOK
GOLD, CHESTER. DICK TRACY (THE ADVENTURES OF). Racine Wisconsin: Whitman Publishing Co., 1932. 4" x 4 3/8"x 1 5/8". First Big Little Book to be published. Dick Tracy debuted as a daily strip in the Detroit Mirror on October 4, 1931. This book is a reprint for the second month of the daily strip. November 19 through December 28, 1931 and April 12 through May 24, 1932. According to the entry for this book in: (Big Little Book Club #GW2 707.), this book only had one press run. The measurements vary slightly from that descibed in the BLBC reference their's being 3 3/8" by 4 3/8" x 1 1/2". This is an exceptionally fresh, clean copy with just a little rubbing at the corners and a tiny crack at the top edge of the spine.