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The Big Sleep

by Chandler, Raymond

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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.

The Big Sleep.

by Chandler, Raymond

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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. 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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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
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The Big Sleep

by Chandler, Raymond

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Limited 1st edition thus
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Hardcover
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Brooklyn, New York
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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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