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Price Realized: $65,000 With Buyer's Premium Show Hammer Price
Sale 2397 Lot 165
HARD-BOILED FOUNDATION TEXT HAMMETT, DASHIELL. Red Harvest. 8vo, original red cloth stamped in yellow and black, skull and cross-bones motif on front cover, rear cover with Borzoi imprint, fine; dust jacket, folds and back panel toned, corners nicked, chips to spine panel head and top of rear panel not affecting lettering, scattered minor soiling; contents pristine; LMS bookplate laid-in; preserved in felt-lined cloth slipcase. New York: Knopf, 1929
Estimate $25,000 - 35,000
first edition of hammett's first book, in the rare first issue dust jacket with publisher's solo blurb on rear panel. Excerpts from this work originally appeared in four parts in Black Mask magazine in 1927 and 1928. "Hammett's lean, dynamic, unsentimental narratives created a definitely American style, quite separate and distinct from the accepted English pattern" (Haycraft, Murder For Pleasure, p. 169). Layman A1.1.a.Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $65,000