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Culver City, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1935. Dashiell Hammett's original submitted treatment for the first sequel to "The Thin Man," here referred to only as "Thin Man Sequel," and ultimately titled "After the Thin Man." With a single holograph correction by Hammett, and letter of provenance from Hammett's daughter Josephine Hammett Marshall regarding the discovery of the treatment in the family's estate. The first "Thin Man" film, released in 1934 and based on Hammett's novel, was a smash hit and is today a key film in the American screwball comedy cycle. Five sequels were made between 1936 and 1947 (all starring the original acting team of William Powell and Myrna Loy), and this previously unknown attempt at a sequel by Hammett was clearly commissioned by MGM but never produced. The story is a completely original one, never reworked for the other films, very much written in Hammett's trademark style and reading a bit more like a stor ... Read more

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  • Book condition: Dating from July 31, 1944 - July 5, 1945, typed single space (one letter is typed at one and a half spaces) on thin, air mail pa
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Dating from July 31, 1944 - July 5, 1945, typed single space (one letter is typed at one and a half spaces) on thin, air mail paper. Three of the letters are two pages, and the rest are one page each. One letter is signed “Dash,” and the rest in pen and in pencil as “SDH.” There are a few small corrections in Hammett’s hand and an occasional note in Mrs. Whitfield’s, who was married to Hammett’s friend and hard-boiled writing colleague, Raoul Whitfield. The letters reflect Hammett’s warm, intimate feelings for the recipient, and are mostly filled with cheery chat and stories of idle, lonely army life. “I’ve been half-seriously monkeying with the notion of doing --or trying --a longish poem that would be called ‘The Aleutians Don’t Give A Damn’...This notion too...will likely as not be put away in the drawer marked Projects thought up in the absence of women, which is already pretty full...Tonight I’m going to treat myself to a tub bath, the first in about fifteen months, and if I ... Read more

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The Maltese Falcon

Hammett, Dashiell

  • Edition: Later edition, seventh printing
  • Book condition: With the recipient's leather bookplate on the spine, some cloth spotting, front hinge cracked and partially mended, very goo
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New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1931. Later edition, seventh printing. 8vo. With the recipient's leather bookplate on the spine, some cloth spotting, front hinge cracked and partially mended, very good. Included is the orginal G&D dust jacket, as well as the two promotional wraparound bands, one of which features illustrations from the film with Bebe Daniels, the first Brigid O'Shaughnessy of the screen. In a custom clamshell box. Later edition, seventh printing. 8vo. Hammett to Bebe Daniels. An extraordinary association copy, inscribed by the author to the female lead of the first film version of his most famous and enduring novel: "For Ben Lyon and Bebe Daniels with all good wishes - Dashiell Hammett. Hollywood, August, 1931." The 1931 film's reputation has been eclipsed by the 1941 John Huston version which starred Humphrey Bogart (the 1931 film starred Ricardo Cortez as Spade) and Mary Astor as Brigid O'Shaughnessy. Daniels married actor Ben Lyon in 1930; the film was relea ... Read more

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891 Post Street, San Francisco: 1 page (10 x 7 1/4 in.; 265 x 184 mm), March 30, 1929. Superb original letter signed by Dashiell Hammett entirely concerning his lead female character, Gabrielle Leggett, in The Dain Curse, his second novel, which Knopf would be publishing that July. “...I needn’t say how glad I am that you and Mrs. [Blanche] Knopf liked The Dain Curse. About Gabrielle [the heroine]: I’m willing to leave the decision to you, though I don’t really agree with you [Block had complained that Hammett had made Gabrielle ‘singularly repulsive’]. As I see it, I think that without the deformities her mental kinks would be too slightly justified: without those stigmata to brood over from childhood she could hardly have got her mind so completely addled. Then too, none of the oddities I gave her seem very serious to me. There’s something personal in that, of course. My ears are practically lobeless, the upper joints of my thumbs don’t work, and I barely missed having only four toes on m ... Read more

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The Thin Man

Hammett, Dashiell

  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Book condition: Fine
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Knopf, 1934 A fine first edition in a fine, unrestored red colored dust jacket, inscribed by Hammett on the front free endpaper. Housed in a custom-made collector's case decorated with a picture of the thin man.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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Typed Legal Agreement Signed

Hammett, Dashiell

  • Edition: F
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("Dashiell Hammett") in black fountain pen ink on pictorial Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer letterhead. Culver City, California, July 15, 1938. Also signed in green fountain pen ink by Eddie Mannix as Lowe’s Vice-President. 3 separate pages. Fine, fresh. For a sum of $12,500.00 Hammett agrees to let MGM have right of first refusal on any of his past writings, as well as any new writings to be created in the next year. The document goes into great detail on all specifics, effectively giving MGM control over his creative output past and present. Hammett's writing skill had failed him by this time. Although, he did manage to finish his final 144 page screen outline for "Another Thin Man." He was drinking heavily, had gambled away his earnings on the horse races, was in debt and owed six months on his penthouse suite at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel (Nolan p. 165). In 1943 he staged a brief comeback when he wrote the screenplay of Lillian Hellman's "Watch On The Rhine." Hammett (1894-1 ... Read more

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  • Book condition: Fine
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New York, 1930. Hammett, Dashiell. ONE PAGE TYPED LETTER, SIGNED ["Sincerely, Dashiell Hammett"]. 135 East 38th Street, New York, April 21st, 1930. Highly desirable unpublished early letter from one of Hammett's most creatively fruitful years in which he makes mention of all three of his greatest novels. To "Dear Mr. Hammett" (Walter Hammett of Yale University in New Haven, who had initially written wondering -- incorrectly as it turned out -- if they shared any kin), it reads: "Thanks a lot for the latest of your always kind notes. The Falcon seems to be going over pretty well and I think Earl Boothe's going to produce it on the stage in the Fall if I can get time off from the current book to do the dramatization. The next book, 'The Glass Key' is scheduled for publication in September or October, and then 'The Thin Man' and 'The Darkened Face' in February and August, 1931. Beyond that deponent saith not. Best of luck to you with the poetry and oth ... Read more

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The Thin Man

Dashiell Hammett

  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: Very Good
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New York, New York, U.S.A.: Alfred A. Knopf, 1934. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). First Edition. 1934 Knopf TRUE STATED FIRST EDITION *** With a **SIGNED** envelope laid in--Dated September 23. 1943 and with Hammett's signature and address when he was a corporal and stationed in Seattle Washington!** A TRUE ONE OF A KIND EXCEEDINGLY RARE signature. This book is in VG- condition housed in a NEW lovely red case with gold lettering. A very solid & tight copy with minor wear along the edges and tiny tears at the spine ends now repaired. The mask is dark rich blue and the spine has not a whit of fading! It contains the error on page 209 with "seep" for "sleep." There is a previous owner signature on the ffep. There are a few spots on a few pages but not affecting the text. The flyleaves are pasted onto the inside boards. **BONUS** Also receive the FIRST EVER PUBLICATION in STRAND magazine of Hammett's short story, SO I SHOT HIM. **Brenbooks specializes in first ... Read more

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1944. One page, 8 1/2 x 11 in Fine condition with envelope. On "Yank" Alaska edition letterhead. Writing to an Army friend in Detroit "Don't let this paper fool you....It only means I'm using Yank's office tonight and I'm going to stop it and take my trade elsewhere if they don't put darker ribbons in their typewriters....Last week I wound up on a four-month--some ten thousand miles in all--romp....Anything you want to know about Alaska and the Aleutians, just ask me. Yes, the Eskimo girls at Nome are often very pretty, usually very good-natured and practically always very diseased. No, there's no sense in trying to rig up a sea otter poaching racket on Amchitka, because, while you could angle it OK there, you couldn't peddle the skins anywere except, perhaps, in the London black market. Yes, Kodiak is a little gem, whether you want to shoot, fish, drink or futz around with dames...." Hammett continues for another paragraph with discussion of his future travel ... Read more

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Autograph Letter Signed

Hammett, Dashiell

  • Edition: F
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("DSH") in pencil on plain ruled paper, January 15, 1945, Fort Richardson, Alaska. 4to, 2 pages (recto only). Fine, fresh example. In September 1942 Hammett, at forty-eight, enlisted in the Army Signal Corps. He was stationed in the Aleutians, where he edited a paper and wrote the text of a pamphlet, The Battle of the Aleutians (1944). He was discharged in September 1945, nine months after the date of this letter. To Prudence Whitfield: (ex-wife of author Raoul Whitfield who was rumored to be Hammett’s lover for a time) "Pru darling- .There have been times when I took the war more seriously, but right now its more serious aspects aren't in the forefront of what I like to call my mind. Much love is in the fore-front, however.my thought for today is that uncertainty is a son of a bitch." Hammett met fellow Black Mask author Raoul Whitfield in the late 1920’s. When he moved to New York in 1930 they resumed their friendship and became drinking buddies (see William F. Nolan's ... Read more

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  • Book condition: First Edition. Inscribed by Lillian Hellman to Norman Mailer, “For Norman, With love, Lillian.” Just very good in dust jacke
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New York: Random House, 1966. First Edition. Inscribed by Lillian Hellman to Norman Mailer, “For Norman, With love, Lillian.” Just very good in dust jacket; in a custom cloth clamshell box. Of course, it would be better to have it inscribed by Hammett, but he had already been dead for five years, so set that wish aside. Given Mailer’s own weak attempt at hardboiled fiction (Tough Guys Don’t Dance, 1984), this is an especially good association. Despite his well-earned reputation as a writer, that book demonstrated that it is no easy task, even for someone as talented and skilled as Mailer, to write in the genre.

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  • Edition: First edition
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New York: Random House, 1966. First edition. Black cloth, fine in faded dust jacket. Inscribed by Hellman to Ira and Leonore Gershwin, "For Ira and Lenore with happy memories of the past. Lillian". Hellman and Hammett had been friends of the Gershwins for many years.

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Complete run of The New Black Mask (Quarterly) in 8 issues, with 4 issues signed by a contributor (James Ellroy twice, Elmore Leonard and William Haggard (Richard Clayton))

Bruccoli, Matthew J. and Richard Layman; Robert Parker, Jim Thompson, Raymond Chandler, James Ellroy, Elmore Leonard, Dashiell Hammett, Sara Paretsky, John Le Carre, Donald Westlake, William Haggard (Richard Clayton), et al.

San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1985. First edition. Paperback. Near Fine. Complete set in 8 volumes, plus a few duplicate copies. Softcover, all First Editions, published from 1985-7. Includes 4 copies that are inscribed by a contributor to Matthew J. Bruccoli, the co-editor of this series: Issues 5 and 8 are both inscribed by James Ellroy -- Issue 2 is inscribed by Elmore Leonard -- A second copy of issue 5 has been inscribed by Richard Clayton with his pseudonym William Haggard, this issue also includes a laid-in TLS from Clayton, signed as Clayton. Issue 4 has a remainder swipe; the first 3 issues have light foxing to the upper edge. Otherwise Very Good+ to Fine copies, some with light shelfwear to the wraps; clean contents throughout. Matthew Joseph Bruccoli (1931-2008) was the foremost F. Scott Fitzgerald scholar and bibliographer of his time. Additionally, he wrote on, and edited critical editions of Hemingway, Hammett, Cozzens, Thomas Wolfe, John O'Hara, and Vladimir Nabokov. He studied bi ... Read more

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SELECTED DETECTIVE PROSE.

Hammett, Dashiell.

  • Edition: First Edition
  • Book condition: with no dust jacket
  • ISBN: 5050005574 / 9785050005571
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MOSCOW: RADUGA PUBLICATIONS.. with no dust jacket. 1985. First Edition. 5050005574 . First edition of this collection. INSCRIBED on page 432 by the author of the afterword. Prints in English "The Glass Key" & "The Thin Man" alongwith two stories "The Gatewood Caper" & Fly Paper." Also features a glossery of Hammett's American slang words translated into Russian. Fine as issued in deep brick red cloth with gold stamping on titles & an expressionistic design of ominous figures on the front cover. An obscure, but decidedly attractive addition to the Hammett canon. .

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THE SMART SET ANTHOLOGY - SIGNED

Hammett, Dashiell (contributor); Rascoe, Burton and Groff Conklin (editors)

  • Edition: First Edition
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New York: Reynal and Hitchcock, Inc., 1934. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (22.5cm); light gray cloth, with titling and rule stamped in black and red on spine and front cover; red topstain; dustjacket; xlviii, [2], 844pp. Signed by editor Burton Rascoe on the front endpaper. Base of spine gently nudged, else Fine, with a bright, even topstain. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $3.50), shelfworn, with a few small chips, several short tears, and a slightly uneven scrape along lower edge of front panel; Very Good. Contains the first appearance in book format of Dashiell Hammett's "From the Memoirs of a Private Detective" and "The Green Elephant," both of which previously appeared in Smart Set in 1923. Includes contributions by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Aldous Huxley, Ben Hecht, Dorothy Parker, Maxwell Anderson, Sinclair Lewis, D.H. Lawrence, and others. Layman B3.

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  • Edition: 1st modern library printing
  • Book condition: Good+
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NY: The Modern Library. Good+. 1934. 1st modern library printing. Hardcover. The book is only good to very good; the cloth is worn and badly faded. Nicely signed by Cook on the back of the fep. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 267+ads pages; Signed by Actor .

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John Day, 1931. First edition, Near Fine condition/ In a Fine facsimile dust jacket. Signed and inscribed by J. Paul Suter, one of the included authors. Light foxing on a few pages.

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The Crusader

Mary Jane Hammett, pseudonym for Dashiell Hammett (1894-1961)

  • Edition: Second Edition
  • Book condition: Like New
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Sherman Oaks, CA:: D'Ambrosio,, 1980. Second Edition. Hardcover. Like New. Signed. LIMITED EDITION of 85 copies, this is number 64. Set in 10 point Baskerville and printed on a No. 3 Vandercook proof press on Mohawk Superfine paper. Designed by Joseph D'Ambrosio and printed by Elmore H. Mundell. Miniature Book. 3 x 2 7/16 inches. [vi], (28) pp. Half-title, 7 linoleum cuts (2 double-page, 2 2-color), each signed, numbered, and dated in pencil by D'Ambrosio, printer's device of The Compulsive Printer at the rear; text clean, unmarked. White cloth, window cut out of front and rear covers with clear plastic coverings to reveal the linoleum cut of a shield with a cross printed on the free end-papers below, decorative end-papers, spine titled in black; binding square and tight. Housed in a black-paper-covered slip case. SIGNED by D'AMBROSIO and MUNDELL on the colophon. Fine. This is the second appearance in print of Hammett's "The Crusader." "Except for one printi ... Read more

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  • Edition: True First
  • Book condition: Good
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NY: AA Knopf, 1934 Old moisture staining to some page edges, slight spine lean. A true first dated Mcmxxxiv on the title page and stated 'First Edition', on the copyright page, and First issue with "seep" for "sleep" on p. 209.. Together with a Fine faux original first printing dust wrapper from a professional source.. Owner Dated Signature, 1934. True First. Hard Cover. Good/Fine. 12mo - 7.5" Tall.

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Dashiell Hammett Tour, The A Guidebook ( Expanded New Revised Edition ) with ERRATA SLIP Signed By Author, WITH Brief Biography of Hammett

Don Herron , with Errata Sheet Signed By Herron & , Book is SIGnED By Herron , & Dashiell Hammetts Daughter, Jo Hammett, Cover Design By John Miller, Illustrated in B/W

City Lights Bks, San Francisco , 1991. PBO, Photographic WRAPS of Hammett on front in suit & hat, 1st Edition THUS, 1991, NF+, SOFTCOVER, Light Wear & Tiny Scuff on Lower Edge Pages, Interior nicetight Clean. Signed by Author. First Thus. Soft Cover.

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