Author: HAMMETT, Dashiell Title: The Glass Key Publication: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1931 Edition: First American Edition.
Octavo (19.5cm); jade green cloth, with titling, rule, and decorations stamped in maroon and dark green on spine and covers; dark brown topstain; [viii], 282, pp. Worn, binding slightly shaken, topstain dulled, cloth a bit faded, foxed, and lightly soiled, with some minor board exposure, an abrasion to lower front pastedown, and a small pictorial booksellers ticket to lower front endpaper; half of rear endpaper missing, with two long tears to the remainder; Fair to Good. Hammett's fourth novel, set in a nameless city modeled on Baltimore, MD, where he grew up. "Like Personville in Red Harvest, the city is controlled by crooked politicians in league with various mobster factions; but in The Glass Key Hammett gives us an insider's view of the corruption and in fact creates a corrupt political henchman as his protagonist" Pronzini & Muller, 1001 Midnights, p. First serialized in four parts in Black Mask (1930), then published in London prior to publication in the U.
The book served as the basis for two notable film adaptations: the 1935 Frank Tuttle picture starring George Raft, and Stuart Heisler's 1942 film noir starring Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, and Brian Donlevy. Subject: Crime & the Underworld, Modern Fiction, Mystery, Crime, and Detective Fiction. Lorne Bair Rare Books, ABAA. We are one of the country's leading specialists in the history, literature and art of American social movements. Over 25,000 items in-stock in the heart of Virginia's Shenandoah Valley.Our items are described using AB Bookman standards - the standard grading terms of the trade, originally promulgated by the trade publication The Antiquarian Bookman's Weekly back in 1949. We tend to be conservative in our grading, but even the best booksellers make an occasional mistake. Thus, we offer the following guarantee: All items will be received as advertised and in the condition described. Any item is returnable for any reason within 30 days of receipt (prior notice appreciated). We are members of the ABAA (Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America) and the Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA), and we adhere to these associations' strict ethical guidelines and conditions of sale. We leave feedback for buyers once they have posted feedback for us. Our priority is to make customers happy and to resolve problems as promptly as possible. This listing was created by Bibliopolis.
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