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181 Hammett, Dashiell. THE CONTINENTAL OP.
RANDOM HOUSE. NY 1975 1975 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Fine with no dust jacket 
UNCORRECTED PROOF. The 'First State' of the galley in tall plain red printed wrappers. Fine. (B) 
Price: 450.00 USD
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182 Hammett, Dashiell. THE DAIN CURSE.
NY VINTAGE BOOKS. 1972 First Edition Softcover Fine with no dust jacket 
T.V. tie-in for the mini-series on CBS starring actor James Coburn in the role of the Continental Op. Fine in pictorial printed wrappers. (Text age toned) Coburn is pictured on the front cover. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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183 Hammett, Dashiell. THE DAIN CURSE.
NY KNOPF. 1929 Reprint; Third Printing Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Third printing in year of original publication. Close to fine copy in yellow cloth with red skull & crossbones motif on front cover. (Vintage book sticker from the Satyr Bookshop in Hollywood on rear pastedown. ) Sharp place copy. Author's SECOND book. A Continental Op mystery. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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184 Hammett, Dashiell. The Return of the Continental Op.
New York Dell Publishing Company. 1947 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
First edition. Dell mapback #154. Close to near fine in laminated pictorial printed wrappers. (Couple small spots of rubbing at edges of front cover. Tiny chip & neatly mended tear at head of half-title page. Paper in text brittle. ) Hardboiled stories fro the pulp era. ; 4 1/4" X 6 1/4"; 190 pages 
Price: 75.00 USD
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185 Hammett, Dashiell. THE THIN MAN.
NY KNOPF. 1934 Reprint; Third Printing Good with no dust jacket 
Third printing from the original year of publication. Cut Autograph of actor William Powell laid-in on index card. Powell played the lead role as Nick Charles in a succession of Thin Man films. A solidly good copy, lacking the DJ. (A few short splits at corners of spine & mild wear at cloth tips. Traces of soiling at margins in text. Couple mild spots to purple top edge) ; 259 pages 
Price: 500.00 USD
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186 Hammett, Dashiell. The Thin Man.
New York Knopf. 1934 Reprint; Sixth Printing Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
6th Printing from year of publication. A very good+ copy in pale green cloth, lacking dust jacket. Solid copy with mild shelf wear at edges & light fading to cloth. Solid copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 259 pages 
Price: 200.00 USD
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187 Hammett, Dashiell. Woman in the Dark: a Novel of Dangerous Romance.
KNOPF. NY 1988 1988 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Fine with no dust jacket 
First Separate Edition. UNCORRECTED PROOF. Fine in plain green printed wrappers. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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188 Hammett, Dashiell. (Contributor) THE AMERICAN MAGAZINE. OCTOBER 1932.
NY THE CROWELL COMPANY. 1932 First Edition Softcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Close to near fine in oversize pictorial paperback wrappers. (Routing label at bottom righthand corner of front cover. Light traces of shelfwear to covers. ) Features Dashiell Hammett's story "Too Many Have Lived." 
Price: 375.00 USD
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189 Hammett, Dashiell. (Contributor) Nathan, George Jean & Mencken, H.L. (Editors) THE SMART SET. MARCH, 1923.
NY THE SMART SET COMPANY. 1923 First Edition Periodical Very Good with no dust jacket 
Very good copy. (Chipping at spine. Traces of shelf soiling to front cover. Mild creases & short edge tears at nap of covers. ) Features Dashiell Hammett's story "From The Memoirs Of A Private Detective." 
Price: 300.00 USD
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190 Hammett, Dashiell. (Text) Marcus, Steven. (Ed.) THE CONTINENTAL OP.
NY RANDOM HOUSE. 1974 0394487044 / 9780394487045 First Edition; First Printing Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Fine in fine dust jacket. Sharp copy. (B) 
Price: 200.00 USD
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191 Hammett, Dashiell. (Text) McCauley, Kirby & Greenberg, Martin H. and Gorman, Ed. (Eds. ) Nightmare Town.
New York Knopf. 1999 0-375-40111-3 / 9780375401114 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Fine in fine dust jacket. Hammett's stories from the pulps. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 396 pages 
Price: 35.00 USD
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192 Hammett, Dashiell. (Text) Parker, Robert B. (Introduction) Woman in the Dark: a Novel of Dangerous Romance.
London Headline. 1988 0747200866 / 9780747200864 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
First British hardcover edition. Fine in fine dust jacket. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 81 pages 
Price: 35.00 USD
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193 Hansen, Joseph. FADEOUT.
NY HARPER & ROW. 1970 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good 
A very good copy in priceclipped otherwise Vg. + dust jacket. (Soiling & spotting in places in text. A few tears & traces of shelf wear to jacket. ) FIRST Dave Brandstetter mystery. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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194 Harris, Thomas. THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS.
NY: ST. MARTIN'S PRESS. 1988 1988 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Fine with no dust jacket 
ADVANCE READING COPY. Fine in pictorial printed wrappers. Basis for the Jonathan Demme film. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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195 Harris, Thomas. The Silence of the Lambs.
New York St. Martin's Press. 1988 0312022824 / 9780312022822 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
First edition. Specially SIGNED by Thomas Harris at the B. Dalton bookstore in New York City in year of publication on front end-paper. ("Thomas Harris New York 1988") Fine in fine dust jacket. The B. Dalton wrap-around band printed to read- "Personally Autographed just for you. B. Dalton Bookseller" present. Basis for the acclaimed film adaptation. Copies such as this contemporary with publication are most uncommon. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 338 pages 
Price: 2500.00 USD
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196 Hearst, Patricia. (with) Biddle, Cordelia Frances. MURDER AT SAN SIMEON.
NY SCRIBNER. 1996 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
SIGNED by Patricia Hearst on title page. Near fine in fine dust jacket. (Slight hint of foxing at top edge. ) 
Price: 150.00 USD
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197 Hiaasen, Carl. SICK PUPPY.
KNOPF. NY 2000 2000 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Fine with no dust jacket 
UNCORRECTED PROOF. Fine in plain blue printed wrappers. Though the ARC seems abundant, the actual proof appears to have been few in number. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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198 Highsmith, Patricia. A Dog's Ransom.
New York Knopf. 1972 394480694 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
First American Edition. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. (1"-inch tear with creasing on rear panel of jacket. ) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 275 pages 
Price: 100.00 USD
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199 Highsmith, Patricia. Mermaids on the Golf Course.
HEINEMANN. LONDON 1985 1985 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
First edition. Near fine in near fine price-cliped dust jacket. (New price sticker on front jacket flap. Paper darkening as usual with this title. ) Stories. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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200 Highsmith, Patricia. People Who Knock on the Door.
New York Penzler Books. 1985 First Edition; First Printing Softcover Very Good 
First American edition. '2nd. Issue' UNCORRECTED PROOF. Fine in dark green printed wrappers. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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