New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1942. First Edition. First omnibus edition collecting all five of Hammett's novels (1929-1934) - some of the best crime fiction published between two covers. Layman AA1.c. Item #3529
Thick octavo (19.25cm); pale gray cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in maroon on spine and front cover; bluish-gray topstain; dustjacket; [vi],1,350,pp. Tiny ownership rubber-stamp to lower edge of both pastedowns, base of spine gently nudged, else Near Fine and clean throughout. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.50), gently spine-sunned, with a few short tears, and modest wear to edges and joints; Very Good+.