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HAMMETT | The Thin Man,1934

Estimate:

1,500 - 2,500 GBP

From the Library of Christian Heuer

HAMMETT | The Thin Man,1934

HAMMETT | The Thin Man,1934

Estimate:

1,500 - 2,500 GBP

Lot sold:

1,764

GBP

From the Library of Christian Heuer

HAMMETT, DASHIELL


THE THIN MAN. NEW YORK: ALFRED A. KNOPF, 1934


8vo, FIRST EDITION, original jade green cloth, upper cover with central design of blue mask and red border, spine with geometrical design in red and blue, lettered in dark blue and reverse, lower cover with "Borzoi" device, top edge claret red, dust-jacket (red variant with "Recommended by the Book-of-the-Month Club" affixed, jacket with reviews on the upper inner flap and priced at $2.00 net), boards slightly soiled, jacket possibly supplied from another copy, dust-jacket worn with small chipping at extremities and creasing


FIRST EDITION OF THE AUTHOR'S LAST NOVEL. There are four variants of the jacket, of no established priority. The one on this copy may be supplied, and has reviews on the inner flap, which may indicate that it is not from the first impression.


The Thin Man introduces the married detectives Nick and Nora Charles; although they were featured in a series of six films, Hammett never wrote a sequel to the novel.


LITERATURE:

Layman A6.1.a


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