Search results for: 'HAMMETT, Dashiell'
HAMMETT, Dashiell. Red Harvest.
New York : 1929First edition, first printing, of Hammett's landmark first book, inscribed by the author, "Billy Greer Hobson, keep a notebook and pencil - the story of the other fellows' crime pays. Dashiell Hammett", in blue ink on the second blank. The recipient was William Greer Hobson (1924-1996), a bookseller from Phoenix, Arizona, whose father founded Hobson's... Learn More£32,500.00
Stock Code: 134723
(HAMMETT, Dashiell.) RASCOE, Burton and Groff Conklin. The Smart Set Anthology of World Famous Authors.
New York : 1934First edition, first printing, which contains the first appearance for two Dashiell Hammett short stories, "From the Memoirs of a Private Detective" and "Green Elephant". The anthology also includes pieces from F. Scott Fitzgerald, James Joyce, Jim Tully and many others. Learn More£285.00
Stock Code: 105283
HAMMETT, Dashiell, ed. Modern Tales of Horror.
London : 1932First UK edition, first impression, originally published in the US under the title Creeps By Night (1931); uncommon in the dust jacket, Layman commenting "not seen". The American edition comprised twenty stories, the two omitted here are "The Rat" by S. Fowler Wright and "The Strange Case of Mrs. Arkwright" by Harold Dearden. Bleiler remarks that "the... Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 86452
(HAMMETT, Dashiell, ed.) H. P. LOVECRAFT, et al. Creeps by Night: Chills and Thrills.
New York : 1931First edition, first printing, in the rare dust jacket; preceding the UK edition published by Gollancz as Modern Tales of Horror in 1932. Bleiler comments that "the circumstances of the following anthology are not known, but Hammett was a very well-read man, and it is entirely possible that he assembled it". Recent research reveals that Arkham House... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 132150
HAMMETT, Dashiell. The Dain Curse.
New York : 1929First edition, first printing, of Hammett's second book and the final Continental Op novel, one of the two hardest to find in the dust jacket and thus genuinely uncommon in such a well-preserved, unrestored state. It is a sensational example of golden age book production.
The Dain Curse was originally serialised in four parts in Black Mask from November... Learn More£47,500.00
Stock Code: 132576
HAMMETT, Dashiell. The Maltese Falcon.
New York : 1930First 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£2,750.00
Stock Code: 133578
HAMMETT, Dashiell. The Maltese Falcon.
New York : 1930First 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£2,500.00
Stock Code: 130249
HAMMETT, Dashiell. [A set of 12 works of Hammet's collected short fiction:]
New York : 1943-62First 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£3,250.00
Stock Code: 94424
HAMMETT, Dashiell. [Complete detective novels:] Red Harvest; The Dain Curse; The Maltese Falcon; The Glass Key; The Thin Man.
New York & London : 1929-34First 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£12,500.00
Stock Code: 116919
SHAW, Joseph T. Derelict.
New York : 1930First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Dr. Howard A. White with deep appreciation - Joseph T. Shaw". Joseph Shaw is best known as the editor of the fiction magazine Black Mask, which published the early stories of authors such as Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett. A lovely copy. Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 69427
CHANDLER, Raymond. The Simple Art of Murder.
New York : 1944Galley sheets sent out in advance of publication to garner reviews. With the editor's typed cover letter to Vincent Starrett the noted author and collector of detective fiction. "If you find in any of this grounds for comment, we should like nothing better than to have a letter from you in our correspondence column in the January issue. In any case... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 62572