Hammett, Dashiell

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Place Published: New York
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Date Published: 1931
Book Id: 2216


First, second, and third printings before publication. Octavo (19.25cm); orange cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in bluish-gray and black on spine and covers; brown topstain; dustjacket; [8], 282, [2]pp. Topstain slightly faded, with sunning to upper board edges and mild wear to spine ends; Near Fine. In the first issue dustjacket, with a synopsis of the novel on the front flap, and reviews for The Maltese Falcon, The Dain Curse, and Red Harvest on the rear flap; edgeworn, spine-sunned, with several small chips to extremities and a a series of short tears with attendant creasing; Very Good


Hammett's fourth novel, a Haycraft-Queen cornerstone title. Filmed twice, most notably Stuart Heisler's 1942 film noir starring Brian Donlevy, Veronica Lake, and Alan Ladd. Layman A4.2.b-e; The Dark Page, Vol.1, p.134-135..

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