208. Hammett (Dashiell) The Continental Op, spine slightly darkened, spine ends a little chipped, light rubbing to extremities, preserved in custom slip-case, New York, 1945; The Return of the Continental Op, spine slightly browned, a little rubbed at extremities, New York, 1945, first editions, light browning, original wrappers, very good overall, 8vo (2)
est. £150 – £200
Collected editions of Hammett’s ‘Continental Op’ stories, originally appearing in serialised stories mostly for the Black Mask magazine; the character also featured in the novels Red Harvest (see lot 202) and The Dain Curse.