NIGHTMARE TOWN. Dashiell Hammett.


New York: The American Mercury / Lawrence E. Spivak, Publisher, [1948]. Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. A Mercury Book, No. 120. Digest size magazine format, paperback original. Collects the following stories, "Nightmare Town," "The Scorched Face," "Albert Pastor at Home" and "Corkscrew." First book publication for all. The first story appeared in Argosy All Story Weekly, the second in Black Mask, the latter two in Esquire. Introduction by Ellery Queen. Hubin, p. 369. Layman A16.1. Text block age darkened, touch of edge rubbing, a nearly fine copy. (20885). Item #20885

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