New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1929. First Edition. Small Octavo in Red Cloth Boards, without scarce dust jacket, Good--. A very rare first edition of Hammett's first book. Boards bumped at corner's revealing underlying boards, bumping to head and tail of spine where cloth is frayed, cloth fraying on both joints between spine and boards, some scuffing to surface of boards, gold image of scull and crossbones on front board. Front hinge on inside has split start, top corner of ffep bears small open tear, binding a little loose, light age toning and some foxing throughout. 270 pp.
[Shelved Case 6, Cloth spine bears design in black, red, and yellow].
Shelved Dupont Bookstore