Publication: Lawrence E Spivak, 1944, New York
First edition. Digest sized paperback original. Bestseller Mystery B50. Introduction by Ellery Queen. A little minor rubbing to spine, light wear to spine ends, else near fine copy in pictorial brown wrappers. Queen Quorum 98 says, "all the Hammett books of short stories are important but without question the cornerstone is THE ADVENTURES OF SAM SPADE." Seven short stories. QUEEN'S QUORUM 98.
Inventory Number: 27913