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Dashiell Hammett: Crime Stories and Other Writings (Library of America) by  Dashiell Hammett - First Edition, First Printing (stated)  - 2001 - from Basement Books and Biblio.co.uk

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Dashiell Hammett: Crime Stories and Other Writings (Library of America)

by Hammett, Dashiell

Condition: Fine/Fine Slipcase


Library of America, 2001. First Edition, First Printing (stated) . Cloth. Fine/Fine Slipcase. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. First Edition, First Printing (stated). Hard cover 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" Tall in brown cloth w/ red spine medallion and gilt tiles, bound-in ribbon bookmark, sewn binding, in original publisher's slipcase. Fine book in Fine slip case. 934pp inc. Chronology, Notes on the Text, Notes. Gift quality.




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