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The Long Goodbye

By: Chandler, Raymond

Price: $275.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Co.: 1954

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 041176

Condition: Near Fine


Medium blue and green cloth, lettered in dark green. First U.S. edition w/ "First published in the United States, 1954" statement on copyright, matching date on lower main title. 316 pp. Minor rubbing to spine extremities, slight binding lean, small area of lightening to green topstain. Former owner's book plate mounted on front flyleaf, final page of text and recto of rear flyleaf partially toned from a news clipping having been laid in (removed). Color illus. dust jacket shows considerable wear with clear tape repair to portions of both flap folds and both joints, creasing along... View more info

The Simple Art of Murder

By: Chandler, Raymond

Price: $600.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Co.: 1950

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 041175

Condition: Near Fine


Tan cloth, lettered in orange with yellow accents. First U.S. edition w/ matching title/copyright date (1950). Slight shelf wear, cover cloth a bit toned toward edges with more pronounced toning to bottom rear corner, text block edges also a bit toned by age. Former owner's book plate mounted on front flyleaf. 533 pp. Color illus. (art by Artzybasheff) dust jacket is chipped with minor loss at corners and spine extremities, creasing along front flap fold and partial separation along rear flap fold, light dampstaining to lower rear panel and along lower rear flap fold, sunned spine panel, ... View more info

Playback

By: Chandler, Raymond

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Co.: 1958

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 041177

Condition: Near Fine


Light brown cloth, lettered/illus. w/ spiral design on front cover in dark brown. Slightly rubbed spine extremities. Former owner's book plate mounted on front flyleaf. Tight, square binding. 205 pp. Color illus. dust jacket is rubbed along front fold and top front corner, rubbed at spine extremities with small chip at head, light soiling, $3.00 price intact, displays well in new mylar. View more info

The Long Goodbye

By: Chandler, Raymond

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton: 1953

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 039604

Condition: Good-VG


Burgundy cloth-effect paper covered boards, lettered in silver foil. Mild shelf wear with rubbing along joints and spine extremities, light bump along bottom front edge, modest binding lean. Some toning to text block edges. Light foxing to endpapers, light dampstaining to lower fore-edge/corner of front flyleaf through title page. Vintage note inked on upper rear flyleaf. 320 pp. First (British) edition, preceding the US 1st. Not quite VG, but also a bit better than Good. View more info

Spanish Blood: A Collection of Short Stories [Tower T-391]

By: Chandler, Raymond

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Cleveland and New York, The World Publishing Co.: 1946

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 036139

Condition: Very Good


Black cloth, decorated in red. Cloth is rather faded/lightened but shows only minor shelf wear. Endpapers toned toward edges, text block also toned by age. 221 pp. Color illus. dust jacket shows several short closed edge tears with associated creasing, minor soiling to rear panel, still presents reasonably well in mylar. View more info

The Lady in the Lake

By: Chandler, Raymond

Price: $69.95

Publisher: New York, Grosset and Dunlap: 1947

Seller ID: 041179

Condition: Near Fine


Black cloth, lettered in red, pale red topstain. Minor wear with slight flecking to cloth along top front edge, mild binding lean. Former owner's book plate mounted on front flyleaf, both flyleaves mildly toned. 216 pp. This edition issued in conjunction with the 1947 movie starring Robert Montgomery, in pictorial dust jacket showing 2 1/2" closed tear along upper rear flap fold, another along upper rear joint, and associated creasing, mildly sunned spine panel, mild edge wear and minor creasing along bottom rear edge, now in mylar. View more info

Farewell, My Lovely

By: Chandler, Raymond

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Cleveland and New York, World Publishing Co.: 1945

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 041180

Condition: VG+


Dark green cloth-effect paper covered boards, lettered in light green. Light shelf wear with a bit of rubbing to extremities, typically toned text block. Former owner's book plate mounted on front flyleaf. 203 pp. 2nd ptg. thus: Mar. 1945. Movie tie-in dust jacket shows approx. 2/3 loss to spine panel (lower portions), with 1/4" loss at head of spine and top corner, 1/2" chip along top rear edge, shipped corners and rubbing along flap folds, now in mylar. View more info

The Big Sleep [A Black Widow Thriller]

By: Chandler, Raymond

Price: $175.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1945

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 041181

Condition: Near Fine


Light blue cloth, decorated in blind, spine panel lettered in gilt, text block edges stained red. 2nd ptg. of this (Black Widow) edition: Feb. 1946. Slightly rubbed extremities, top edge a bit faded. Former owner's book plate mounted on front flyleaf. Tight, square binding. 278 pp. Color illus. dust jacket (light blue background) is rubbed along flap folds and joints, with mild toning to spine panel, minor chipping to corners, some toning to rear panel and flap edges, now in mylar. View more info

The High Window [A Black Widow Thriller]

By: Chandler, Raymond

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1942

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 041182

Condition: Near Fine


Light blue cloth, decorated in blind, spine panel lettered in gilt, text block edges stained red. 3rd ptg.: Apr. 1946. Slightly rubbed extremities, top edge a bit faded. Former owner's book plate mounted on front flyleaf, toned rear endpapers. Tight binding, modest lean. 240 pp. Color illus. dust jacket (pink background) shows some loss to lower spine panel and closed tear extending across a portion of rear panel, rubbing with minor separation along front flap fold, mild chipping to top corners and 1/2" loss at head of spine, $2.00 price intact, now in mylar. View more info

Letters: Raymond Chandler and James M. Fox [#94/350, SIGNED]

By: Chandler, Raymond, and James M. Fox; James Pepper (editor)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Santa Barbara, CA, Neville + Yellin: 1978

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 043166

ISBN: 1127531913

Condition: Fine


SIGNED LIMITED. Blue cloth, lettered in silver foil. Slightly rubbed corners and spine extremities, essentially as issued. viii,67 pp. No. 9 4 of an edition limited to 350 numbered copies, hand-numbered and signed by Fox on rear colophon. View more info

Double Indemity [Screenplay]

By: Wilder, Billy, and Raymond Chandler

Price: $10.00

Publisher: N.p.: 0

Seller ID: 043431

Condition: Fine


Copy, 124 pages printed on rectos only, in cardstock pamphlet binder. Fine. Sourced from weeklyscript in 2014. Unpublished in this form per se. A convenient reading/reference copy, "as new," from the collection of a deceased film historian. View more info