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    Dashiell Hammett. The Glass Key. London: 1931. First edition, Cassell issue.

    More Information: Dashiell Hammett. The Glass Key. London: Alfred A. Knopf, 1931. First English edition. Octavo. 285, [1] pages. Publisher's full blue cloth; binding variant with key ornaments on front and spine stamped on red-orange; spine lettered in red-orange. All edges trimmed; top edge stained blue. Slight skew to spine; moderate shelf wear at extremities of binding; soft bumping to corners; mild scattered soiling to boards, visible mostly in raking light; stamping at spine a bit faded. Topstain somewhat faded, partially worn away; normal age toning to remaining edges and interior of text block. Previous owner book label and signature to front free endpaper. Basis for two film adaptations in 1935 and 1942, as well as a 1939 radio play starring Orson Welles. A Haycraft Queen Cornerstone. Layman A 4.1. From the Otto Penzler Collection of Mystery Fiction.

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