THE DAIN CURSE. Dashiell Hammett.


New York, London: Alfred A. Knopf, 1929. Octavo, pp. [1-10] [1-3] 4-272 [273: colophon] [274-278: blank] [note: the first and last two leaves are blanks], title page printed in brown and black, original decorated tan cloth, front and spine panels stamped in red and brown, running Borzoi stamped in brown on rear panel,top edge stained brown, fore and bottom edges rough trimmed. First edition. The author's second book. Hard-boiled detective novel first published in BLACK MASK. Filmed in 1978 as a television mini-series with James Coburn. Pronzini and Muller, 1001 Midnights, pp. 334-5. Layman A.2.1.a. Small inked number at the upper left corner of the front free endpaper. Just a hint of dust soiling to cloth, a square, tight, clean, very good copy. A very presentable copy. No dust jacket. (#151298) (16847). Item #16847

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