Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Dashiell Hammett book, $65,000, Swann Galleries

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far
by Ken Hall

A first-edition copy of Dashiell Hammett’s book The Red Harvest (New York, 1929), sold for $65,000 at a sale of 19th and 20th Century Literature held Nov. 10 by Swann Galleries in New York City. Also, a two-volume set of the first English edition of Alexander Dumas’s The Count of Monte Cristo rose to $47,500; a first-edition copy of Jules Verne’s book From the Earth to the Moon (Newark, N.J., 1860), hit $22,500; and a first-edition copy of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hound of the Baskervilles made $8,125. Prices include a 25 percent buyer’s premium.

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Dashiell Hammett book, $65,000, Swann Galleries