HAMMETT, Dashiell [1894 - 1961]
Published by Alfred A. Knopf in London and New York 1931
SKU: 49899
FIRST UK EDITION (Pre-dates First US Edition by three months) 8vo. dark blue cloth hardback with faded red type and almost invisible pale green key to spine and pale green key to upper board. Top edge faded dark blue. 285pp. Ink signature to ffep. and pencil Film Cast notes to blank facing first page of text. Large blue pencil "B" to rfep and remains of library bookplate to rear pastedown. Faint remains of tape marks to front and rear pastedowns. Front hinge weak with endpaper split. Dark blue of spine darkened to black and titles faded. Wear to top and base of spine with a few small splits. A SOUND COPY