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Price Realized: $26,400 With Buyer's Premium Show Hammer Price
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