Hammett: “D. Hammett”


Autograph Hound Super-Sunday once more, and the noted book and pulp collector Kevin Cook asked if I’d like to put up images from a very recent acquisition to his shelves, “signed by a guy named D. Hammett.” 

Sure. Why not?

And with a tag line off Psalms.

“I bought the book from The Mysterious Bookshop,” Kevin reports. “Authenticated by Otto Penzler.

The Dashiell Hammett Omnibus from Cassell & Co. 1950, and the brief inscription is to mystery author Hillary Waugh.

“Cost some bucks, but I never thought I would have a chance at a Hammett autograph until this opportunity dropped out of the sky.”

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