The Thin Man

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1934. First Edition. There are four jacket variants, of no established priority, this being red and with "Book of the Month" blurb on the front panel. Three advance reviews from other authors on the front flap. Basis for the 1934 film, and the characters that would populate five delightful sequels between 1939-1947.

Very Good in a Very Good or better dust jacket. Book has a bit of the usual fading to the boards (found on virtually every copy one encounters), slightest lean, and a few small stains to the rear board. Topstain is bright, unfaded, and clean. Notably, the jacket has none of the usual fading to the red on the spine, and is actually Near Fine apart from some chipping at the crown affecting the "SHIELL" in "DASHIELL" and just a fraction of the tops of the letters in "HAMMETT." A very presentable copy.


[Book #143542]

Price: $4,500.00