The Thin Man (First Edition)
Price: 6,750.00 USD
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. 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. A bit of the usual discoloration to the boards (found on virtually every copy one encounters), a slight 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. First Edition.