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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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The Big Sleep

by Chandler, Raymond

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  • fine
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Used - 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

by Chandler, Raymond

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Used - Near-fine book in like jacket
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First edition
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Hardcover
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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

by Chandler, Raymond

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  • near fine
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Used - Near Fine
Edition
1st Edition
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Hardcover
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Beverly Hills, California
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NZ$14,732.25
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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

by Chandler, Raymond

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  • very good
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Used - Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
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Beverly Hills, California
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NZ$14,354.50
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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

by Chandler, Raymond

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  • fine
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Used - Fine
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
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

by CHANDLER, RAYMOND

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Used - 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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NZ$12,843.50
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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

by Chandler, Raymond

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  • very good
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Used - very good
Edition
first
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Beverly Hills, California
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NZ$11,332.50
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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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  • hardcover
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  • First
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Used
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Hardcover
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Palm Beach, Florida
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1939. First edition of Chandler's first and most famous novel, with the rarely found original dust jacket. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone. Bruccoli A1.1.a. A very sharp example. The Big Sleep, Raymond Chandler's first novel, "was a masterpiece right out of the gate and introduced a new kind of detective story, build on the hard-boiled foundation laid by Dashiell Hammett" (Johnson I:44). The novel was published when Chandler was 51, after years of apprenticeship in pulp magazines. "It's my ambition," he once said, "to write a mystery story without one word of explanation at the end. In The Big Sleep I almost succeeded." This was the novel that announced Chandler's literary coming-of-age and defined the mythic status of his wise-cracking detective Philip Marlowe. "Chandler is fun to read," commented writer George Higgins. "He was also one hell of a writer, and those are hard to find" (Hardboiled Mystery… Read More
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The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep

by Chandler, Raymond

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  • very good
  • hardcover
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Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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New York, New York
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NZ$8,310.50
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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 Chandler, Raymond

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  • hardcover
  • First
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Used - Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Northridge, California
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NZ$7,101.68
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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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  • First
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Used - 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
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Used - Good+ in Good dust jacket
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Northridge, California
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NZ$5,288.48
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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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Used - 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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The Big Sleep

by Chandler, Raymond

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  • very good
  • First
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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Portland, Oregon
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1939. First Edition. Very Good. First edition stated, first printing. Original orange cloth with blue lettering, black topstain; lacking the dust jacket. Very Good, with cloth toned at spine, lightly worn at spine ends, lightly rubbed at extremities. Pages toned, and with a faint cigar smoke odor present. A nice copy. The author's first novel, which introduced the world to private investigator Philip Marlowe.
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The Big Sleep

by Chandler, Raymond

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  • good
  • Hardcover
  • First
Condition
Used - Good
Edition
First American Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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SANTA BARBARA, California
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New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1939. Orange rust boards moderately worn and frayed at bottom edge. First edition stated. Binders glue darkened at pastedowns. Spine a little tender. Blue ink ownership and date on front endpaper. Text unmarked. Jacked is a facsimilie but professionally made and still atrractive with light soiling,rubbing and tiny closed tear. It fits with the book in a vintage sort of way. Protected in mylar. Basis for the classic film with Humphrey Bogard and Lauren Bacall. . . First American Edition. Hardcover. Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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The Big Sleep

by Chandler, Raymond

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  • First
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Used - Near fine.
Edition
First
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Beverly Hills, California
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NZ$2,115.40
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New York: Knopf, 1939. First. hardcover. Near fine.. A near fine first edition, stated on copyright page, housed in a custom-made slipcase. Faint private store circulating library stamp on fore edge and on half-title page.
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The Big Sleep

by Chandler, Raymond

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  • very good
  • hardcover
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Used - Very Good
Edition
First Edition.
Binding
Hardcover
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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NZ$2,094.82
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1939. First Edition. . Cloth. Very Good/Fine Facsimile DJ. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. First Edition stated, First Printing. Hard cover 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall in orange cloth w/black dec. and spine titles. Very Good book in Fine facsimile DJ, now in clear protective cover. Cloth lightly rubbed w/worn bottom corners, soft spine w/light slant, cloth shows light soil, hinges a little loose, store stamp front endpaper. Chandler's classic debut novel, a Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone. 277 pp.
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The Big Sleep

by Chandler, Raymond

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  • hardcover
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Used - Very Good+
Edition
Limited 1st edition thus
Binding
Hardcover
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Brooklyn, New York
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NZ$2,077.63
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Limited edition (1 of 425 copies) of Chandler's classic "The Big Sleep". This edition wasdesigned and printed by Andrew Hoyem at the Arion Press. Lou Stoumen's photo-lithography has a film-noir vibe. Signed by Stoumen.The book including the acrylic cover is VG+ . A Beautiful Copy.
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The Big Sleep

by Raymond Chandler

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  • good
  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
Used - Good
Edition
1st Edition.
Binding
Hardcover
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Milton, Ontario
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NZ$1,964.30
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Knopf, 1939 Ist edition of scarce classic in replica dj, minor edgewear. 1st Edition.. Hardcover. Good/Very Good.
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