[Complete detective novels:] Red Harvest; The Dain Curse; The Maltese Falcon; The Glass Key; The Thin Man.New York & London, Alfred A. Knopf, 1929-34 Stock Code: 116919
NotesFirst 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.
5 volumes, octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark blue morocco, pictorial motifs gilt to front boards after the originals, single rule to boards, twin rule to turn-ins, burgundy endpapers, gilt edges. Housed in a dark blue cloth slipcase by The Chelsea Bindery.
A fine set.
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