The Maltese Falcon.New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1930 Stock Code: 130249
NotesFirst 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.
Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles to spine and falcon design to front cover in green and black, publisher's device in black to rear cover, top edge grey, others untrimmed.
Vignette title page printed in blue and black.
Bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown. Browned spine gently rolled, light foxing to cloth, book block edges, and occasionally to margins; a very good copy.
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