Rare Signed Book by Dashiell Hammett
HAMMETT, Dashiell (1894-1961). American novelist known for his detective and mystery classics including the Sam Spade series. Some of his masterpieces includes The Maltese Falcon, The Glass Key and The Thin Man. Hammett was a disabled veteran of WWI. In early 1942 after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor he enlisted in the U.S. Army.
His book The Glass Key, Grosset & Dunlap, New York, 1931. Inscribed and signed: “For Nat Bardt, with the best of luck wherever he goes, Dashiell Hammett, Camp Edison, May 14, 1943”. Raymond Chandler said the following of Hammett: “...Hammett was an ace performer..yet the story he himself thought the most of The Glass Key is the record of a man’s devotion to a friend...” Light wear to corners otherwise in V/G condition......................................$2750.00