BLOOD MONEY. Dashiell Hammett.


Cleveland and New York: The World Publishing Company, [1943]. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-188 [189-192: blank], original red textured boards, front and spine stamped in black. First hardcover edition. First published Bestseller Mystery in June 1943, this hardcover is dated October, 1943. This volume consists of The Big Knockover and $106,000 Blood Money collected together as a novel, featuring the Continental Op. Both stories first appeared in Black Mask pulp magazine. Layman, A9.2.a (not seen). Bookplate of noted collector Adrian Homer Goldstone affixed to front paste down, offsetting to end papers, rubbing to bottom edges, some rubs to upper edges, cheap text paper age darkened, a very good or somewhat better copy, in a very good dust jacket with mild edge wear, small closed tears to upper and lower front panel, red ink background color of spine panel faded. (24728). Item #24728

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