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THE BIG SLEEP
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THE BIG SLEEP

by CHANDLER, RAYMOND

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First edition
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Hardcover
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Greencastle, Pennsylvania
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1939., 1939. First edition. First edition. Author's first book. Fine, bright square copy with top edge dark blue and un-faded in dust jacket with a tiny (1/8") closed tear to top edge of rear panel and a tiny (1/8") closed tear and one inch wrinkle to bottom edge of the rear panel. A Haycraft/Queen Cornerstone mystery novel and an exceptional copy. Made into two films of the same name, in 1946 starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, and in 1978 starring Robert Mitchum and Sarah Miles. Housed in a two-tone quarter leather and cloth clam shell case with a leather label on the spine and the titles stamped in gold gilt.
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Complete set of the Philip Marlowe novels.
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Complete set of the Philip Marlowe novels.: The Big Sleep; Farewell, My Lovely; The High Window; The Lady in the Lake; The Little Sister; The Long Good-Bye; Playback.

by CHANDLER, Raymond.

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Hardcover
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London, United Kingdom
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New York / London: Alfred A. Knopf / Hamish Hamilton, 1938-58. Finely bound set of first editions All first editions, first printings. Chandler's first four novels were first published in America; the last three appeared first in the UK. 7 volumes, octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in red morocco, titles to spines gilt, twin rule to turn-ins gilt, dark blue endpapers, gilt edges. Housed in a red leather entry slipcase. A fine set.
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The Big Sleep
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The Big Sleep

by Chandler, Raymond

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  • fine
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second hand - Fine
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1st Edition
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Hardcover
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Beverly Hills, California
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Knopf -- Black Widow, 1945. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. First Black Widow edition inscribed by Chandler to the director John Houseman. "For John Houseman with the somewhat insufficient excuse that I forgot to murder him. Ray. 5.13.45." Chandler and Houseman began as English schoolyard compatriots and eventually went on to collaborate infamously ont he film "The Blue Dahlia" by rushing to complete the script before its star, Alan Ladd, entered military service. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Dust jacket has some tape on inside. Comes in a custom-made case clamshell case with leather spine and gold tooling and lettering.
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THE BIG SLEEP
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THE BIG SLEEP

by Chandler, Raymond

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second hand - Near-fine book in like jacket.
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First edition
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1939. First edition. Near-fine book in like jacket.. First printing of Chandler's first novel, the inimitable book that marks the apex of noir. An existential confusion pervades this Los Angeles novel, kept at bay only by the sheer stoic will of detective Philip Marlowe, who is first introduced here. Chandler is a master prose stylist, subtly building atmosphere with deceptively simple prose. (In a 1948 letter, Chandler described his goal as "the creation of emotion through dialogue and description" [May 7, to Frederick Lewis Allen]). It is the perfect tone for the American-born subgenre of mystery called noir. An unforgettable book of grit and magic. 7.5'' x 4.5''. Original full orange cloth, stamped in blue on spine and boards. Original unclipped blue and red dust jacket designed by Hans J. Barschel. Blue topstain. pages. [8], 277, [1] pages. Housed in a custom clamshell box. Toning to front pastedowns and hinges, old tape marks expertly repaired with archival Japanese… Read more
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THE BIG SLEEP
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THE BIG SLEEP

by RAYMOND CHANDLER

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second hand
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Hardcover
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PASADENA, California
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A NEAR FINE FIRST EDITION IN DUST JACKET. PRICE $2.00 on dj. one piece of tape on dj. Author's first book
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THE BIG SLEEP

by RAYMOND CHANDLER

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  • near fine
  • Hardcover
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second hand - Near Fine
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1st Edition
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Hardcover
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PASADENA, California
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KNOPF Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. A NEAR FINE FIRST EDITION IN DUST JACKET. PRICE $2.00 on dj. one piece of tape on dj. Author's first book.
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The Big Sleep
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The Big Sleep

by Chandler, Raymond

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  • near fine
  • hardcover
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second hand - Near Fine
Edition
1st Edition
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Hardcover
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Beverly Hills, California
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Knopf, 1939. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. A near fine first edition (stated First Edition on the copyright page) in a very good dust jacket with some small closed tears. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. With the original price of $2.00 still on the front flap.
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The Big Sleep
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The Big Sleep

by Chandler, Raymond

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  • very good
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second hand - Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
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Beverly Hills, California
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£7,801.40
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Knopf, 1939. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1939, 1939. First Edition; advance reading copy of the author's first book. Original printed wrappers; spine faded but intact and not restored; some spotting and wear; near very good. The publisher's promotional front cover copy compares Chandler favorably to Hammett and Cain, which, in retrospect, seems understated. Comes in a custom-made collector's case with leather spine. $9,500.
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The Big Sleep
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The Big Sleep

by Chandler, Raymond

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  • fine
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second hand - Fine
Edition
1st Edition
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Hardcover
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Beverly Hills, California
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Knopf, 1939. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. A fine first edition in a near fine dust jacket with a few small chips on the front panel and top of spine. First edition stated on the copyright page. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase.
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The Big Sleep
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The Big Sleep

by Raymond Chandler

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  • near fine
  • hardcover
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second hand - Near Fine
Edition
1st Edition
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Hardcover
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Hutton Cranswick, East Yorkshire
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New York: Knopf. New York, Knopf, 1939. First Edition. First Impression. Hardback. A near fine book in a restored jacket. This book is a consignment sale, as we don't sell restored books as a rule. The jacket appears to be in fine condition but has had significant restoration work to a tear along the front and at the lower spine tip. It presents very well indeed and is offered with a nice clamshell box and the previous seller's card and receipt from 1969. A nice copy. Some bumping to the spine tips, and a little offsetting. [9483, Hyraxia Books]. . Near Fine. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1st Printing. 1939.
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The Big Sleep

by CHANDLER, RAYMOND

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second hand - First Edition of Chandler’s first book. Top edge a little spotted; very good or a little better in a similar dust jacket. with
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Newton, Massachusetts
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1939. First Edition of Chandler’s first book. Top edge a little spotted; very good or a little better in a similar dust jacket. with small chips and tears along the edges and a larger chip at the top of the back panel, which is about a half inch wide and extends down for about an inch and a half, affecting two words of text.
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The Big Sleep
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The Big Sleep

by Chandler, Raymond

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  • very good
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second hand - very good
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first
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Beverly Hills, California
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Knopf, 1939. first. hardcover. very good/very good. First edition, as stated on copyright page. This is Pat O'Brien's copy with his bookplate attached to front paste-down (Pat O'Brien was an American film actor). Book very good plus, tanning along spine, lines on front cover. Dust jacket very good, wear and a couple of tears, small water stains on inside of dj. Housed in custom-made fold-out slipcase.
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The Big Sleep.

The Big Sleep.

by Chandler, Raymond

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Palm Beach, Florida
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1939.
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The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep

by Chandler, Raymond

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  • very good
  • hardcover
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second hand - Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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Hardcover
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New York, New York
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1939 First edition, first printing. One of 5,000 copies. Publisher's brownish orange cloth, stamped in dark gray-blue to boards and spine, top edge stained black; in the red and blue dust jacket. About very good, with wear and fraying to the spine ends, mild toning to spine, some spotting and light soiling to cloth; in an unclipped dust jacket with some wear and shallow chipping, some loss to upper spine and partially along upper rear panel, early tape reinforcement to jacket verso. Overall, a very good copy of Chandler's first novel that presents well in the original dust jacket. Bruccoli A1.1.a The Big Sleep marks the debut of Chandler's hard-boiled detective character Philip Marlowe. Unlike Dashiell Hammett's Continental Op and Sam Spade, who are widely considered the archetypal hard-boiled detective figures, Marlowe possesses a sensitivity underneath his tough exterior that distinguishes him from similar detective characters in the genre. Indeed, as he… Read more
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The Big Sleep

by Raymond Chandler

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  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
second hand - Very Good+
Edition
1st Edition 1st Printing
Binding
Hardcover
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London, Greater London
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£3,750.00
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USA: Alfred A. Knopf, 1939. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good. The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler First Edition Alfred A. Knopf 1939. No inscriptions. Very small bookseller's label to ffep. Covers are VG+ in a near VG price clipped dust jacket.
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The Big Sleep

by Chandler, Raymond

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  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
second hand - Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Northridge, California
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket. 1939. First Edition. Hardcover. Orange cloth with blue lettering, blue topstain. Light rubbing to extremities, slightly cocked. Glue darkening, pages lightly toned. Small stain to text block edge. Price-clipped jacket in mylar is chipped at edges and toned, with a small closed tear to bottom front panel. Stated first edition. Housed in a fine custom clamshell case. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .
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The Big Sleep

by CHANDLER, RAYMOND

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  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
second hand
Binding
Hardcover
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Santa Barbara, California
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New York: Knopf, 1939. First Edition. Advance reading copy in specially printed wrappers. The front cover reads: “IN 1929 WE GAVE YOU HAMMETT, IN 1934 WE GAVE YOU CAIN, IN 1939 WE GIVE YOU RAY CHANDLER AND THE BIG SLEEP. We predict that The Big Sleep will duplicate the success of The Thin Man and The Postman Always Rings Twice, and will promote it and advertise it accordingly. Read this copy now for your pleasure”. Paperbound. Some restoration to the spine by an expert paper conservationist, some rubbing, dust-soiling, and general wear as usual, else very good. Enclosed in a custom cloth box.
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The Big Sleep

by CHANDLER, RAYMOND

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  • First
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second hand - First Edition; advance reading copy of the author’s first book. Original printed wrappers; spine faded; some spotting and wear
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Newton, Massachusetts
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1939. First Edition; advance reading copy of the author’s first book. Original printed wrappers; spine faded; some spotting and wear; near very good. The publisher’s promotional front cover copy compares Chandler favorably to Hammett and Cain, which, in retrospect, seems understated.
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The Big Sleep

by Chandler, Raymond

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  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
second hand - Good+ in Good dust jacket
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Northridge, California
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£2,874.19
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Good+ in Good dust jacket. 1939. First Edition. Hardcover. Orange cloth with blue lettering, darkened topstain. Stated first edition. Spine ends/corners rubbed/frayed. Edges rubbed. Glue darkened at endpages. Binding a bit tender. Unmarked. DJ in mylar with $2.00 price dampstained to back panel, chipped at spine ends/corners with 3cm loss to spine foot, rubbed folds, toned spine. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .
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The Big Sleep. Illustrated with Photographs by Lou Stoumen

The Big Sleep. Illustrated with Photographs by Lou Stoumen

by CHANDLER, RAYMOND

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  • hardcover
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second hand - First Edition, thus. Publisher’s binding of decorated plastic hinged with cloth. A fine copy in the original cardboard box. In
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Hardcover
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Newton, Massachusetts
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San Francisco: Arion Press, 1986. First Edition, thus. Publisher’s binding of decorated plastic hinged with cloth. A fine copy in the original cardboard box. Included are two original 8 x 10” photographs used in the book: “Raymond Chandler’s Grave” (page 6) and “Agnes in Geiger’s Bookshop” (page 40). Each of these has been signed in the lower margin, the second also captioned by Stoumen “from ‘The Big Sleep’.” The photographer was a two time Academy Award winner (1957 and 1962) in the documentary category, and was also nominated for his film about Weegee, “The Naked Eye” in 1956.
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