24 September 2002
HAMMETT, Dashiell. Secret Agent X-9. Illustrated by Alex Raymond. Philadelphia: David McKay Company, 1934.
2 volumes, oblong 8o. Illustrated. (Small blank portion of title of first volume torn away). Original cloth backed pictorial wrappers (some light creasing to covers and wear to spine of second volume); each in cloth folding case.
FIRST EDITION. Secret Agent X-9 first appeared as a syndicated comic strip in newspapers and was supposed to compete with Dick Tracy. Layman A7.1. and A8.1.
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