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    Dashiell Hammett. The Maltese Falcon. New York: 1934. First Modern Library edition, two copies in variant bindings.

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    Dashiell Hammett. The Maltese Falcon. New York: The Modern Library, 1934. First Modern Library edition. Twelvemo. ix, [3], 267, [7] pages. Publisher's full blue cloth, front and spine stamped in gilt. Original illustrated dust jacket with publisher's catalog printed on verso. All edges trimmed; top edge stained blue. Minimal shelf wear at extremities of binding; backstrip slightly faded. Normal toning to edges and interior of text block. Spine panel and flap folds of jacket toned; a bit of edge wear with very slight paper loss and spine and flap fold ends; some soft creases at joint and flap folds; very light rubbing; one short tear at top of front panel. Near fine.

    [Together with:] The Maltese Falcon. New York: The Modern Library, 1934. First Modern Library edition. Twelvemo. ix, [3], 267, [7] pages. Publisher's full greenish-brown cloth, front and spine stamped in gilt. Original illustrated dust jacket with publisher's catalog printed on verso. All edges trimmed; top edge stained brown. Some mild discoloration at extremities of binding; mild shelf wear; some loss to gilt at backstrip. Normal age toning to edges and interior of text block. Jacket flaps detached; front joint split most of the way up from bottom with about 1" remaining; exposed panels of jacket toned, particularly spine panel; small hole at spine; fair amount of edge wear with a few small chips. Very good book in a good, fragile jacket. From the Otto Penzler Collection of Mystery Fiction.



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