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Dashiell Hammett | The Maltese Falcon, 1930

Dashiell Hammett | The Maltese Falcon, 1930

Dashiell Hammett | The Maltese Falcon, 1930

Dashiell Hammett

The Maltese Falcon. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1930

FIRST EDITION, 8vo, original light grey cloth stamped in blue and black, DUST-JACKET, minor browning to endpapers, binding very slightly soiled, slightly soiled dust-jacket with sections professionally restored

Arguably the most influential American detective novel ever written and the basis for the equally celebrated 1941 John Huston film adaptation starring Humphrey Bogart.

The dust-jacket blurb quotes Joseph Shaw, editor of Black Mask: "We want to go on record as saying that this story is a marvelous piece of writing - the finest detective story it has ever been our privilege to read in book form, in any magazine of any kind, or in manuscript..."


Layman A3.1.a; Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone


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