Welcome to Peter Harrington Books

HAMMETT, Dashiell.

Rare books by Dashiell Hammett, including first edition, signed first edition, and finely bound copies of The Maltese Falcon.

Dashiell Hammett (1894–1961) was an American author and one of the founders of the genre of “hard-boiled” detective fiction. 

7 Item(s)

List Grid

  1. Red Harvest.

    Red Harvest.

    New York: [early 1930s]

    Attractive later printing in a jacket similar to that of the first edition. Red Harvest was originally published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1929. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 86169

    Reserve

  2. 116919
    First editions, first printings, of the complete series of Hammett's seminal full-length detective novels. As usual The Glass Key is the first American edition; the first impression was printed in London in the same year during Knopf's ill-fated attempt to break into the British market and is scarce. Learn More
    £12,500

    Stock Code: 116919

    Reserve

  3. 130249
    First edition, first printing, of one of the greatest detective thrillers of the 20th century. The Maltese Falcon was adapted as a film noir in 1941, written and directed by John Huston, and featuring Humphrey Bogart in the lead role. Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 130249

    Reserve

  4. Modern Tales of Horror.
    First UK edition, first impression, originally published in the US under the title Creeps By Night. Uncommon in the dust jacket. This volume, edited and with an introduction by Dashiell Hammett, collects eighteen stories including "A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner, "The House" by André Maurois, and "Mr. Arcularis"... Learn More
    £875

    Stock Code: 86452

    Reserve

  5. 129166comp
    First editions, first printing of Omnibus, third printing of The Thin Man. Presentation copies, both inscribed on the front free endpaper jointly to the husband and wife screenwriting duo Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett. Goodrich and Hackett co-wrote the screenplay for the film adaptation of Hammett's The Thin Man, produced... Learn More
    £27,500

    Stock Code: 129166

    signed

    Reserve

  6. [A set of 12 works of Hammet's collected short fiction:]
    First editions, first printings, as well as the reissues of the first two volumes in the series: The Big Knock-Over (reissue of 106,000 Blood Money), and They Can Only Hang You Once (reissue of The Adventures of Sam Spade). A lovely set of Hammett's first twelve books of collected short fiction. Learn More
    £3,250

    Stock Code: 94424

    Reserve

  7. 40085
    First collected edition, first printing. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 40085

    Reserve

7 Item(s)

List Grid