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THE MALTESE FALCON
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THE MALTESE FALCON

by Hammett, Dashiell

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second hand - Near fine.
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First printing
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1930. First printing. Near fine.. First edition in book form of the hard-boiled classic, in which private detective Sam Spade chases a valuable artifact with the femme fatale Brigid O'Shaughnessy, rarely found with the original dust jacket (here professionally restored). Hammett, a former Pinkerton detective, was one of the primary pioneers of a distinctly American strain of detective fiction: the hard boiled. THE MALTESE FALCON captures many of the key traits of the genre, including a gritty setting (in this case 1920s San Francisco), morally ambiguous characters where no one seems entirely "good, " and an isolated, lone-wolf protagonist who lacks the gentlemanly demeanor of famous antecedents like Sherlock Holmes. It was first published in a series of five issues of THE BLACK MASK beginning September 1929. Although the book didn't live up to Knopf's hopes, selling about a tenth the copies A FAREWELL TO ARMS did the previous year, it was vaulted to icon status with the… Read more
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The Maltese Falcon

by Hammett, Dashiell

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second hand - Original grey cloth stamped in blue with falcon motif with some soiling, and some toning to spine, otherwise near fine condition
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First edition, fourth printing
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New York, New York
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1930. First edition, fourth printing. Title page printed in black with falcon in blue. [xii], 267, [1, imprint] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original grey cloth stamped in blue with falcon motif with some soiling, and some toning to spine, otherwise near fine condition, inscribed by the author on the front flyleaf. Bookplate of Joyce Newland Fluhr on front pastedown, bookseller ticket of the Satyr Book Shop on the rear pastedown. In 1930 dust jacket, unpriced, supplied from another copy, with Japanese tissue repair to hinges of front and rear flaps, to a three-quarter inch section of loss to bottom of front panel and to losses to head and foot of the spine, with in-coloring facsimile of letters "The Malt" from the spine title, and the lower edges of the Borzoi logo. Boxed. First edition, fourth printing. Title page printed in black with falcon in blue. [xii], 267, [1, imprint] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Hollywood, 1930: An Inscribed 'Falcon'. A choice copy of one of the defining novels of… Read more
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The Maltese Falcon

by HAMMETT, DASHIELL

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second hand
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Hardcover
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New York: Knopf, 1930. First Edition, First Printing, Second state dust jacket. Tiny ownership signature else a fine clean copy in a neatly price-clipped second state dust jacket which has a few skillful mends by an expert mends by an paper conservationist. Enclosed in a custom leather and cloth clamshell box. One of the great classics of mystery and detective fiction, Hammett’s masterpiece is also the basis for the great film adaptation directed by John Huston, starring Humphrey Bogart as private investigator Sam Spade; Mary Astor as his femme fatale client; Gladys George; Peter Lorre; and Sydney Greenstreet in his film debut. Simply, one of the greatest films of all time.
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The Maltese Falcon

by HAMMETT, DASHIELL

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New York: Knopf, 1930. First Edition. Fine clean copy in a bright second issue dust jacket which has a few expert mends by a paper conservationist mainly at the head of the spine.
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[Complete detective novels:] Red Harvest; The Dain Curse; The Maltese Falcon; The Glass Key; The...
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[Complete detective novels:] Red Harvest; The Dain Curse; The Maltese Falcon; The Glass Key; The Thin Man.

by HAMMETT, Dashiell.

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second hand
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Hardcover
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London, United Kingdom
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New York & London: Alfred A. Knopf, 1929-34. Finely bound set of Hammett's detective novels in first edition First editions, first printings, of the complete series of Hammett's seminal full-length detective novels. As usual The Glass Key is the first American edition: the first edition was printed in London three months earlier during Knopf's ill-fated attempt to break into the British market, and is thus scarce 5 volumes, octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark blue morocco, pictorial motifs gilt to front boards after the originals, single rule to boards, twin rule to turn-ins, burgundy endpapers, gilt edges. Housed in a dark blue cloth slipcase by The Chelsea Bindery. A fine set.
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The Maltese Falcon

by HAMMETT, Dashiel

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second hand - fine
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First
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New York, New York
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New York: Knopf, 1930. First. hardcover. fine. 8vo, re-bound in a five color leather collaged binding, imitating the original dust wrapper; marbled edges & end-papers. New York: Knopf, 1930. First Edition.<br/> <br/> A unique copy, preserved in a cloth slipcase, with collage marbled paper design.<br/> <br/>
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THE MALTESE FALCON

by Hammett, Dashiell

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second hand - A square, tight, clean, very good copy. A very presentable copy. No dust jacket. (#151300) (16849)
Edition
First edition, first printing
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Hardcover
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1930. First edition, first printing. A square, tight, clean, very good copy. A very presentable copy. No dust jacket. (#151300) (16849). Octavo, pp. [1-12] [1-2] 3-267 [268: colophon] [269-272: blank] [note: first two and last two leaves are blanks], title page printed in blue-gray and black, decorated light gray cloth, front and spine panels stamped in blue-gray and black, running Borzoi stamped in black on rear panel, top edge stained light blue-gray, other edges rough trimmed. The first Sam Spade book. A Haycraft-Queen "cornerstone." Keating, Crime & Mystery: The 100 Best Books 16. Pronzini and Muller, 1001 Midnights, pp. 336-8. Layman A.3.1.a.
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The Maltese Falcon

by Hammett, Dashiell

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  • near fine
  • hardcover
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second hand - Near Fine
Edition
1st Edition
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Hardcover
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Garrison, New York
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New York: Grosset & Dunlap. First Grosset & Dunlap edition of this classic crime novel. A clean unmarked Near Fine copy with only imperfection a uniform page tanning to the pages (due to age) in a very good unclipped jacket. DJ in archival cover chips. . Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1st Printing. 1930.
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The Maltese Falcon.
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The Maltese Falcon.

by HAMMETT, Dashiell.

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second hand
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Hardcover
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London, United Kingdom
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1930. A classic of detective fiction, finely bound First 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. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark blue morocco, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, raised bands, sides ruled in gilt, blocked falcon in gilt to front board, burgundy endpapers, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, gilt edges. A fine copy.
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The Maltese Falcon, First Edition
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The Maltese Falcon, First Edition

by Hammett, Dashiel

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HAMMETT, DASHIEL. The Maltese Falcon. New York: Knopf, 1930. FIRST EDITION. 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. Early ownership signature to front free endpaper. Cloth lightly soiled and scratched. A very good copy. Vignette title page printed in blue and black. First 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. Custom quarter black morocco clamshell case. Edges rubbed, front hinge a bit cracking. Layman A3.1a.
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THE MALTESE FALCON
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THE MALTESE FALCON

by Hammett, Dashiell

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second hand - Very good plus.
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1930. Very good plus.. First edition in book form of the hard-boiled classic, in which private detective Sam Spade chases a valuable artifact with the femme fatale Brigid O'Shaughnessy. Hammett, a former Pinkerton detective, was one of the primary pioneers of a distinctly American strain of detective fiction: the hard boiled. THE MALTESE FALCON captures many of the key traits of the genre, including a gritty setting (in this case 1920s San Francisco), morally ambiguous characters where no one seems entirely "good, " and an isolated, lone-wolf protagonist who lacks the gentlemanly demeanor of famous antecedents like Sherlock Holmes. It was first published in a series of five issues of THE BLACK MASK beginning September 1929. Although the book didn't live up to Knopf's hopes, selling about a tenth the copies A FAREWELL TO ARMS did the previous year, it was vaulted to icon status with the 1941 noir film starring Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor. 7.5'' x 5''. Original grey… Read more
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The Maltese Falcon

by HAMMETT, DASHIELL

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second hand - First Edition. Very minor cloth soiling; very good to fine.
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Hardcover
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Newton, Massachusetts
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1930. First Edition. Very minor cloth soiling; very good to fine.
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The Maltese Falcon

by HAMMETT, DASHIELL

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second hand - First Edition. Very minor cloth soiling; a very good, clean copy.
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Hardcover
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Newton, Massachusetts
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1930. First Edition. Very minor cloth soiling; a very good, clean copy.
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The Maltese Falcon

by Hammett, Dashiell

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second hand - Very Good+ with no dust jacket
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Hardcover
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Northridge, California
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New York: Knopf. Very Good+ with no dust jacket. 1930. Hardcover. Light gray original cloth with gray topstain. Spine and board edges toned. Bookseller sticker to ffep. Trace of foxing to text block edges. Square, tight unmarked first edition copy, in fine facsimile DJ in mylar. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .
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The Maltese Falcon.

by DASHIELL HAMMETT

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  • very good
  • Hardcover
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Condition
second hand - Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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London, United Kingdom
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Alfred A.Knopf, London and New York, 1930. The first UK edition (first printing), issued five months after the US issue. 8vo. 280pp. Blue smooth-weave cloth lettered in red at the spine with a small black-stamped falcon design to the backstrip and the upper corner of the front board. Publisher's blue top edge stain, very slightly patchy. Just a trace of light bruising to the spine ends and a touch of very light spotting to the fore edge, with a little further spotting to the half-title, title page, and one or two further preliminary and concluding leaves. Free endpapers lightly browned and a tiny bump to the tips of the two lower corners. A touch of very light soiling to occasional leaf margins and, once or twice, to the text block. A very good copy. No dust wrapper. The first and only full-length novel featuring Hammett's celebrated gumshoe Sam Spade. The print runs of the first US and first UK editions are unknown, but considering the relative availability of the first American edition, this… Read more
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The Maltese Falcon

by Dashiell Hammett

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  • near fine
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second hand - Near Fine
Edition
1st Edition 1st Printing
Binding
Hardcover
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London, Greater London
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UK: Alfred A. Knopf, 1930. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett First Edition Alfred A. Knopf 1930. A near fine copy. Completely unmarked and unblemished throughout, top edge tint still bold. Covers have no bumping to corners and no stains or marks. Very light toning to spine. An excellent copy. For further images please see Brought to Book Ltd.
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THE MALTESE FALCON.

THE MALTESE FALCON.

by HAMMETT, Dashiell.

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Condition
second hand - 8vo, 280pp. A good hardback copy with darkened spine. Foxing to edges and rear pages. Light offsetting to endpapers. Previous ow
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Hardcover
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Camberwell, Victoria
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Alfred A. Knopf, London, 1930. First U.K. edition. . 8vo, 280pp. A good hardback copy with darkened spine. Foxing to edges and rear pages. Light offsetting to endpapers. Previous owner's name and gift inscription. No dust jacket. .
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Black Mask, The Maltese Falcon- November 1929

by Hammett, Dashiell

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  • Paperback
  • First
Condition
second hand - Very Good+
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Paperback
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Austin, Minnesota
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Pro Distributors Co, 1929. Book. Very Good+. Soft cover. 1st Edition. This issue contains one of the five installments in which "The Maltese Falcon" first appeared in print. A few short tears to edges of front and rear cover. Wear to paper at spine ends. The spine is straight and virtually without creasing. A solid copy.
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The Maltese Falcon

by HAMMETT, DASHIELL

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second hand - First Edition. Minor cloth and page spotting; good to very good, but closer to the latter than the former.
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Hardcover
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Newton, Massachusetts
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1930. First Edition. Minor cloth and page spotting; good to very good, but closer to the latter than the former.
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The Maltese Falcon

by Hammett, Dashiell

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  • very good
  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
second hand - Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Woodstock, Illinois
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1930. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Fair. About Very Good in a Fair Grosset and Dunlap jacket. Grey cloth, generally toned, two stains on the front board, with black and teal ink lettering and designs on the spine and front board. Square, bound with a bit of reading wear and a black top stain, former owner's name inside the front board and on the front endpaper, clean otherwise. One of the names is that of Francis Skiddy von Stade Jr., former dean at Harvard University and son of the polo player Francis Skiddy von Stade Sr. The classic Sam Spade mystery that was famously adapted into the classic 1941 John Huston film starring Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor.
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