THE GLASS KEY. Dashiell Hammett.


London and New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1931. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Correct first edition, first issue, of this novel, published January, 1931; the American edition was not published until April of 1931. A Haycraft-Queen cornerstone volume. Filmed several times. A poor copy, text sound, evidence of label removal from front free end paper, slight spine lean, blue covers show unevenness to color, rubbing and some soiling, edges show rubbing, wear to corners, spine shows wear to ends with tears to both top and bottom, some loss to cloth at top of spine, cloth splitting along rear spine edge, title and author lettering still present. A filler copy as an example of the correct first and possibly a candidate for a custom binding. Scarce. (9990). Item #9990

Price: $450.00