THE SNARL OF THE BEAST.
Edition: First or very early edition.
New York: Edward J. Clode, Inc., (1927). Hardcover - A novel originally published in serial form in Black Mask Magazine in 1927, this is considered to be the first hard-boiled detective novel, preceding Chandler and Hammett. Introduced private detective Race Williams. 228 pp. ISBN: 0-060974354.
Condition: Good overall in brown cloth - from a lending library with a few stamps, front flap of dj pasted inside front cover, a bit of loss to the cloth at the top of the spine. Despite the flaws this is a sturdy and tight copy of a rather hard to find vintage edition.