[ Arion Press ] Hammett, Dashiell. The Maltese Falcon. San Francisco: Arion Press. 1983.
Only the eleventh publication of the prolific Arion Press, with this edition of The Maltese Falcon one finds oneself at the center of the action in Sam Spade’s San Francisco. The book has forty-four primarily vintage photographs illustrating scenes depicted in the novel which come from various sources such as the archives of the San Francisco Public Library, the Bancroft Library, and various private collections. The binding and slipcase are made at the Schuberth Bookbindery and the binding features one-quarter morocco with morocco onlays depicting the falcon on the front and back boards. The book is limited to 400 unnumbered copies of which this is one.
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