204. Hammett (Dashiell) The Glass Key, first edition, original cloth, very light toning to spine, otherwise fine, dust-jacket, spine a little faded, spine ends and corners a little chipped, small hole to upper fore-edge, a little rubbed and creased at extremities, still an excellent copy, preserved in custom drop-back box, 8vo, New York, 1931.
est. £8000 – £12000
Said to be the author’s favourite amongst his works, this novel utilises sympathetic gangster Ned Beaumont to explore gang violence, sexual politics, and dishonesty in high places.