Lot 120 of 175:
Dashiell Hammett's first book - inscribed  

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Lot closed - Sold For:$18,000
Estimate:
$15,000 - $20,000

Title:
Red Harvest - inscribed
Author:
Hammett, Dashiell
Place:
New York
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf
Date:
1929
Description:

Red cloth with yellow skull and crossbones vignette on front cover, spine stamped in black and yellow, top edge stained yellow-green; housed in custom red cloth clamshell box with paper spine label. First Edition.

Signed and inscribed by Dashiell Hammett on the front flyleaf: "Billy Greer Hobson, keep a notebook and pencil - the story of the other fellows' crime pays - Dashiell Hammett."  With the illustrated bookplate of W. Greer Hobson.  Rare inscribed copy of the author's first book. Layman A1.1.a.

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Condition:
Light wear and a bit of scuffing to cloth, with a few small areas of discoloration, sunning to spine, light rubbing to extremities; interior sound with some light toning, light offsetting to endpapers; very good.
 
Item number:
300657
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