Dashiell Hammett, James Joyce Books Highlight Upcoming Christie’s AuctionSep 02, 2021 10:00 EDT - Sep 17, 2021 10:00 EDT
American author Dashiell Hammett was an operative at the Pinkerton Detective Agency before dedicating his professional life to fiction writing. The locations, stories, and characters in his books were inspired by people known to him. By depicting American crime through a rugged, realistic, and unrefined storytelling style, Hammett invented a genre now known as hard-boiled fiction. Part two of the Exceptional Literature Collection of Theodore B. Baum auction, presented by Christie’s, offers a rare first state dust jacket edition of Dashiell Hammett’s Red Harvest. Another of Hammett’s works, The Maltese Falcon, is also available.
First edition copies of T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land are also slated for auction. Other authors represented in the sale are Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and William Faulkner. Among the notable lots is one of the 100 signed copies of Ulysses by James Joyce. To view the full catalog or to place a bid, visit Christie’s.
Lot Categories:Collectibles (243)
# of Lots:243
Price Range:$300 - $150,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Dubliners Presentation copy, in dust jacket|| Estimate: |
|Red Harvest Dashiell Hammett, 1929|| Estimate: |
|The Maltese Falcon Dashiell Hammett, 1930|| Estimate: |
|Ulysses One of 100, the Bradley Martin copy|| Estimate: |
|The Waste Land T.S. Eliot, 1922|| Estimate: |