Publication: Lawrence E Spivak, Publisher,1943 - 1962, New York, 1943 -1962
First editions. The ten original digest size booklets of Dashiell Hammett's short stories in very good to near fine condition. The complete set is difficult to obtain today. Important mystery contributions for the Dashiell Hammett collector and for the mystery genre at large. Titles include A Man Named Thin, Woman In The Dark, Nightmare Town, Hammett Homicides, The Creeping Siamese, The Continental Op, Dead Yellow Women, The Adventures of Sam Spade, $106,000 Blood Money, and The Return of The Continental Op. Also included are later variants of two of the issued volumes: Dead Yellow Women, Jonathan Press Mystery 129,  (priced 35 cents rather than 25 cents) and The Continental Op, Bestseller Magazine J40,  (different wrapper design). A total of 12 volumes housed in a handsome cloth clamshell case and chemise with a red leather label on the spine and all titles stamped in gold gilt.
Inventory Number: 45817