Nov 14, 2017 - Sale 2462

Sale 2462 - Lot 158

Price Realized: $ 5,750
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Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,500
HAMMETT, DASHIELL. The Maltese Falcon. 8vo, publisher's grey cloth, front cover with falcon design in blue, rear cover with Borzoi imprint, spine blocked in black and blue design; pictorial dust jacket, darkened, spine brittle with tape repairs on verso, head of falcon on spine panel possibly supplied, price-clipped (as is all known copies issued to the trade due to late price increase), slight chipping to head and foot of spine panel, short closed tears; discreet bookseller's label to rear pastedown, else contents clean and unmarked; housed in custom cloth drop-back case. New York: Knopf, 1930

Additional Details

first edition in the rare dust jacket of one of the most influential detective novels of all time, and the touchstone for all subsequent "private eye" fiction. Layman A.1.1.b; Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone.