London: The Folio Society. 2000 . Later Printing. Hardcover. Second Impression, 2001. Octavo, original red pictorial cloth with a Black Falcon on front panel. 239 pp. Two-page title spread plus ten additional full-page black & white plates by Eccles. A fine copy in slipcase. Fine in slipcase. Item #312641
¶ Originally published in Black Mask magazine in 1929 / 1930. THE MALTESE FALCON is a hardboiled crime novel, the first to feature the detective Sam Spade. Basis for the 1941 American film noir directed by Howard Hawks & starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.