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The Maltese Falcon - Dashiell Hammett - Arion Press - 1983 with Slipcase VG+
The Maltese Falcon - Dashiell Hammett - Arion Press - 1983 with Slipcase VG+ The Maltese Falcon Written by Dashiell Hammett Published by: Arion Press Printed in: 1983 Limited Edition ----- Features ----- · Original decorated boards · Original Slipcase is present · Limited Edition one of only 400 Copies! Condition This book is in Very good condition. There are no signatures, bookplates, or markings of any kind. The pages are clean and free of any foxing. The book comes with its original slipcase, in good condition. There is some light rubbing to the spine of the slipcase. The book comes with an invitation slip for the publication party for this edition. This book is a Limited Edition, one of only 400 copies, published by the Arion Press in 1983. A rare first edition of Hammett's classic work. Synopsis The Maltese Falcon is a 1930 detective novel by Dashiell Hammett, originally serialized in the magazine Black Mask. The story has been adapted several times for the cinema. The main character, Sam Spade, appears in this novel only and in three lesser known short stories, yet is widely cited as the crystallizing figure in the development of the hard-boiled private detective genre. Raymond Chandler's character Philip Marlowe, for instance, was strongly influenced by Hammett's Spade. Spade was a departure from Hammett's nameless detective, The Continental Op. Sam Spade combined several features of previous detectives, most notably his cold detachment, keen eye for detail, and unflinching determination to achieve his own justice. In this story, Sam Spade and Miles Archer are hired … [Click Below for Full Description]
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