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    Sale 2319 | Lot 136
    Price Realized: $26,400With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2319 Lot 136

      HAMMETT, DASHIELL. The Maltese Falcon. 8vo, original grey cloth, spine blocked in black and blue design, front cover with falcon design in blue, rear cover with Borzoi imprint; first issue pictorial dust jacket, few small areas of restoration to spine panel ends and corners, small abrasion mended in center of rear panel, clean 2 inch split along bottom of front flap, price-clipped; binding tight and internally clean; preserved in custom drop-back case. New York: Knopf, 1930

      Estimate $35,000 - 50,000

      first edition. a superb copy 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.

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $26,400