Title: THE MALTESE FALCON
Publisher: Arion Press, San Francisco
Publication Date: 1983
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition, Thus.
Book Type: Private Press
Hammett, Dashiell. THE MALTESE FALCON. San Francisco: Arion Press, 1983. Illustrated with 46 period photographs of sites in the novel, with a preface by the publisher, including an appreciation by private investigator David Fechheimer, and an appendix with notes on the photographs by Glenn Todd. 10 by 8 inches, 304 numbered pages, 44 pages and a 4-page fold-out, unnumbered, for illustrations. Composed in Monotype Bodoni semi-bold and handset Corvinus medium, with spade ornaments, printed by letterpress on Byron Weston Linen Record. Photographs printed by offset lithography on dull-coated stock. Bound with a bonded black leather spine and a foil-stamped "Maltese Falcon" inset on gray cloth covers, housed in a matching gray cloth slipcase. One of an edition of 400 copies, long out of print. One of the most popular Arion publications. Fine copy, fine slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # 001913
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