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  • THE SNARL OF THE BEAST. by Daly, Carroll John.
    Daly, Carroll John.
    THE SNARL OF THE BEAST.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: HarperPerennial, (1992). A novel originally published in serial form in Black Mask Magazine in 1927, and then in hardcover by Clode, 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: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (usual light toning to the pages).

    Book ID: 78207
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  • THE SNARL OF THE BEAST. by Daly, Carroll John.
    Daly, Carroll John.
    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.

    Book ID: 78570
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