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$106,000 Blood Money

By Hammett, Dashiell




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$106,000 BLOOD MONEY - INSCRIBED TO LILLIAN HELLMAN

Hammett, Dashiell

New York: Lawrence E. Spivak, 1943. First Edition. Digest-sized octavo (19cm); illustrated wrappers; 126,[2]pp. Inscribed by Hammett to Lillian Hellman on the copyright page, five days after publication, on her 38th birthday: " To Lillian - on the occasion of one of her birthdays / Dashiell (nothing is too good for the little woman) Hammett / June 20, 1943." Subtle lean, mild wear along joints, else Near Fine. Housed in a custom clamshell case by the Dragonfly Bindery. First edition of Hammett's "novel" comprised of two stories - "The Big Knockover" and "$106,000 Blood Money" - in which the Continental Op "sets out to find the gang that robbed the Seaman's National Bank of several million dollars, and does battle with perhaps his most ruthless antagonist" (Pronzini & Muller, p.334). Both stories, which first appeared in the pages of Black Mask in 1927, are among Hammett's most anthologized works, and fine examples of the hard-boiled genre. As Hammett associations go, few are more coveted than those inscribed to his romantic partner; only two other titles inscribed to Hellman appear in the auction record, both in the Maurice Neville sale (Sotheby's, Nov.16, 2004): a fifth printing of The Maltese Falcon ($12,000) and the dedication copy of The Thin Man ($102,000). We are unable to locate any others among either Hammett's or Hellman's papers at the Ransom Center, or the Hammett collection at the University of South Carolina. Layman A9.1; Hubin, p.185.

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$106,000 BLOOD MONEY

Hammett, Dashiell

[New York]: Lawrence E. Spivak, Publisher, n.d., [1943]. First edition. Age darkening to text block, edge rubbing, name to upper right corner of front cover, 12 mm split at lower left front cover/spine panel, a very good copy. (20883). Small octavo, pp. [1-2] 3-126 [127-128], pictorial wrappers. Bestseller Mystery, No. B40. Digest size magazine format, paperback original. This volume consists of The Big Knockover and $106,000 Blood Money collected together as a novel. First book publication. Both stories first appeared in Black Mask. Layman A9.1.

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$106,000 BLOOD MONEY.

HAMMETT, DASHIELL.

[New York]: Lawrence E. Spivak, Publisher, n.d. [1943]., 1943. First edition. First edition. Spine panel lightly rubbed, top corner crease beginning on page 53 and becomes larger through page 126, but not affecting any text, else a good copy in pictorial wrappers. A Continental Op novellette originally published in 1927 in "Black Mask" magazine. LAYMAN p.54. A9.1.

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$106,000 Blood Money

Hammett, Dashiell

Bestseller Mystery, 1927-01-01. Paperback. Good. . First edition, in original wraps. Cover shows minor wear and tear, heavy rubbing. Pages are clean.

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$106,000 Blood Money

Dashiell Hammett

Bestseller Mystery, 1943. First Printing. Bestseller Mystery B40. Good to Very Good condition.

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$106,000 Blood Money

Hammett, Dashiell

New York: Spivak First Lawrence Spivak edition in the Bestseller Mystery series No. B40. Slight blemish on front cover.. First Thus. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good.

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$106,000 Blood Money

Hammett, Dashiell

New York: Lawrence E. Spivak. Fair. 1943. First Edition. Soft Cover. One of the Bestseller Mystery series (#B40) published during World Warr II using wartime paper restrictions. This is a complete and unabridged reprint of Dashiell Hammet's 1927 book, with a cover price of 25 cents. This edition appears to be its first appearance in book form. Spine is somewhat curved, text was bound in upside down. Covers show some edgewear and scuffing. Text is browned, with watermarks on corners. When a million dollars is stolen from two banks in an afternoon, the Continental Detective Agency must solve the crime.; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall .

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Price: $25.00